Examining Temporary Staffing Agency Risks – Gerry Sorge

Gerry Sorge Property Casualty 360

Employers and agencies are both responsible for the temporary worker’s safety and health. There are a number of risks and insurance considerations for companies hiring temporary workers including auto insurance coverage, theft and professional liability. There are many reasons to utilize the services of a temporary staffing agency. Like all outsourced business services, temporary staffing […]

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Using InsurTech to improve claims management – Jenean Meier

Technology is providing new ways for insurers to meet customers’ needs. By combining technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning with advanced analytics, carriers can reimagine the claims quality audit process. If insurance coverages were umbrellas, they would remain furled in closets until a claim was filed. While their availability for use would be […]

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How to Build a Strong Hurricane Contingency Plan – Keith Boyer

The Atlantic hurricane season, which began June 1, is officially forecasted to last until November 30. While these dates historically describe the period each year when tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin, it is possible they will form outside these two dates. Of course, 2017 was a particularly destructive hurricane season. It was the […]

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Risk can be found lurking in every business – Kirk Salmon

It is found in company parking lots, along footpaths leading to entrances, on factory floors and in corporate information systems. Each time a manager meets with a staff member in his or her office, risk is present. Risk can be present when it rains too little and when it rains too much. And as recently […]

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Why Your Insurance Policy Should Cover More than Damage

In an alert issued April 16, 2018, the United States and the United Kingdom published a report advising organizations and individuals worldwide that Russians were attempting to access devices controlling the flow of internet traffic. One day later, the Federal Reserve reported that during last year’s record-breaking, weather-related disasters, 65 percent of affected companies attributed […]

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Home-based business? You need insurance for that, too

A survey fielded by a national alliance of business owners and their employees who offer insurance and financial services products has indicated almost 60 percent of home-based businesses do not have proper business insurance coverage. According to Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman, home-based businesses in the Keystone State are no exception. “Many Pennsylvanians run businesses […]

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Broker Perspective: Get Back to Basics – Kevin McPoyle

Kevin McPoyle Carrier Management

Having recently attended a number of carrier events during which the structure of market contacts, departments and the underwriting process were once again reimagined as new and novel in a “back to the future” style conversion, I was struck more by what was missing than what had been added: fundamentals. It isn’t time to overthink […]

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How to Protect Against Contingent Business Risk – Keith Boyer

4 examples of how a professional risk manager can help you prepare & outlast potentially detrimental situations Two partners at a building supplies manufacturing company were exactly where they wanted to be. Their firm sold best-in-class building supplies at competitive prices. Profit margins were exactly where they should be. The firm had earned the trust […]

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Should You Fire Your Insurance Broker? – Keith Boyer

Why you should work with someone who understands & takes steps to protect every aspect of your business operations. If your insurance broker is simply negotiating pricing and accepting the terms and conditions  offered by carriers and underwriters, it is time to hire a new broker. While price matters, many other features are equally critical […]

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Construction firms would do well to check insurance policy

Contractors and construction companies should expect more from an insurance broker than to simply negotiate pricing and terms and conditions with carriers. This is why it is critical to work with an insurance broker who understands the following critical elements are all part of a successful risk-transfer program. CONTRACTUAL RISK TRANSFER Contractual risk transfer is […]

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