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State of the Market at a Glance | Casualty, Property, ExecPro, Personal Lines, Construction

State of the Market at a Glance | Casualty, Property, ExecPro, Personal Lines, Construction

Wondering if premiums will increase or if changes to terms and conditions are coming? Curious about which lines of business may have limited markets or excess capacity? Here’s what clients can expect to see in the 2022 marketplace, all in an easy-to-read quick reference guide.

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Partnering With a PEO? Watch Out for EPL Coverage Gaps

Partnering With a PEO? Watch Out for EPL Coverage Gaps

In today's economic environment, many companies have difficulty hiring and retaining sufficient staff to operate. More small and mid-sized companies without dedicated internal administrative or HR staff partner with Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) to help offload administrative burdens. In addition to providing HR, benefits, and payroll administration, PEOs often offer Employment Practices Liability (EPL) coverage to protect client companies against employee claims of wrongful termination, retaliation, harassment, discrimination, or other workplace claims.

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Claims Litigation Comes Back to the New Legal Normal

Claims Litigation Comes Back to the New Legal Normal

After largely stalling for nearly two years due to the Covid pandemic, the pace of claims litigation is beginning to pick up. At the same time, the number of new claims is likely to rise as businesses begin to rebound. Claims administrators, however, face a changed claims landscape. Across the United States, courts are moving toward more creative operations, although at varying speeds and with different goals. For instance, in New York State, the court appearances are still virtual and will likely remain that way; California courts are resuming in-person appearances and trials at mid-year. But every jurisdiction can be different, with varying restrictions on access. Some local courts prefer to remain virtual, and some opt for a hybrid approach. This necessitates a highly flexible approach to claims administration going forward with the ability to adapt to all scenarios. Nimble and proactive claims administrators that have shown they can perform well in all-virtual, hybrid, and traditional in-person settings will be best placed to handle this new normal.

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Property Deductible Solutions to Save Money and Meet Lender Requirements

Property Deductible Solutions to Save Money and Meet Lender Requirements

Clients who want to better manage the costs of their property programs often look to higher deductibles as an attractive option, but their lenders may not allow it. Higher deductibles can bring significant cost savings on property insurance programs, particularly for higher hazard risks or accounts with unfavorable loss histories. Taking higher deductibles provides access to more competitive markets and can lead to the most cost-effective property program. Clients willing to take a $100,000 deductible, for instance, will draw far more interest from more markets than those insisting on a $10,000 deductible.

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Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Has Consequences for Shipping Clients

Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Has Consequences for Shipping Clients

A few weeks ago, the global economy appeared to be on track to prevail against lingering pandemic effects. However, Russia’s recent invasion of Ukraine and mounting sanctions against the country are pushing the needle back, creating new supply chain and logistical problems, especially when it comes to transporting goods near the war zone.

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State of the Market at a Glance | Casualty, Property, ExecPro, Personal Lines, Construction
State of the Market at a Glance | Casualty, Property, ExecPro, Personal Lines, Construction
Partnering With a PEO? Watch Out for EPL Coverage Gaps
Partnering With a PEO? Watch Out for EPL Coverage Gaps
Claims Litigation Comes Back to the New Legal Normal
Claims Litigation Comes Back to the New Legal Normal
Property Deductible Solutions to Save Money and Meet Lender Requirements
Property Deductible Solutions to Save Money and Meet Lender Requirements
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Has Consequences for Shipping Clients
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Has Consequences for Shipping Clients
Excess Liability: Do Follow-Form Policies Really Follow Form?
Excess Liability: Do Follow-Form Policies Really Follow Form?
Florida Market Still Reeling from Surfside Condo Collapse
Florida Market Still Reeling from Surfside Condo Collapse
Private Flood Market Offers Growing Opportunity
Private Flood Market Offers Growing Opportunity
Rapid Growth of TPLF Impacts Insurance Affordability
Rapid Growth of TPLF Impacts Insurance Affordability
2022 State of the Insurance Market
2022 State of the Insurance Market
Private D&O REDY Index December 2021
Private D&O REDY Index December 2021
Cyber REDY® Index December 2021
Cyber REDY® Index December 2021