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January 02, 2013

Volume V, Issue 1: Q1

WHY PURCHASE SIDE ‘A’ DIRECTORS & OFFICERS LIABILITY COVERAGE?  ...

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September 27, 2012

Fall 2012: Cash is King; Debt is Deadly

Cash is King; Debt is Deadly Cash is King SAVE AS PDF > ...

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June 02, 2012

Issue 2: Summer

SUMMER HIRES AND MINOR HIRE CONSIDERATIONS ATYPICAL HURRICAN PREPARATION Issue 2: Summer SAVE AS PDF > ...

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May 08, 2012

Why Purchase Side “A” Directors & Officers Liability Coverage?

Our clients sometimes ask why they should purchase Side “A” Directors & Officers Liability coverage to protect their directors and officers from lawsuits when they are already providing b...

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May 08, 2012

Financial Tune-Up: Time for Maintenance in the Market

by Michael J. Mitchell, CPA, CPCU, Vice Chairman I just returned from the National Association of Surety Bond Producers’ annual three-day national conference in Orlando with over 600 surety e...

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May 08, 2012

Increasing Stability & Accountability with Return to Work Programs

by Erin M. Pfeiffer, AIC, Senior Claims Consultant Taking a backseat to the claims management process can have a devastating effect on the outcome of workers’ compensation claims. The Insuran...

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May 08, 2012

Real Estate Insurance: Master Policy vs. Individual Policy Approach

by Kevin D. Connelly, Vice President Real Estate companies, regardless of portfolio makeup, generally have some things in common: most portfolios consist of a number of different buildings or...

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May 08, 2012

Leadership, People and Action: The Fundamentals of a Sound Safety Culture

Leadership, People and Action: The Fundamentals of a Sound Safety Culture by Jeffrey A. Spatz, CHST, Senior Safety Consultant Ancient Greek historian Thucydides is credited with the statement...

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May 08, 2012

2012 Property Insurance Outlook: Impact on Real Estate Margins

by Kevin Smith, CPCU, ARM, Vice President Despite falling unemployment rates in three-quarters of large U.S. cities in the 4th quarter of 2011 and the auto industry posting its best annualize...

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May 08, 2012

Green Building: The Remedy For Sustained Employee Wellness

by David S. Merker, SSMBB, LEED Green Associate, Account Manager The green design movement is picking up momentum all around us – so much so that it is no longer a movement, but rather a comm...

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May 08, 2012

Acord but No Satisfaction: Why Contractors are Challenged by the New ACORD Certificates of Insurance

by A. Peter Prinsen, Esquire, CPCU, RPLU, ASLI, AIC, Vice President and General Counsel, Sean H. Brogan, Esquire, CPCU, Producer During the past thirty years, the construction industry has re...

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May 08, 2012

Having Your Insurance Pay for Your Disaster Recovery

by G. Martin Irons, CPCU, CIC, ARM, Vice President – Technical Development Department Planning for disaster recovery is one of those topics that business owners agree is a g...

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May 08, 2012

Captive insurance: Not a quick fix, but a long-term solution

by Kevin Smith, CPCU, ARM, Vice President When Steve Becker, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Premier Magnesia, LLC (Premier), formerly Premier Chemicals, LLC, joined a Group ...

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May 08, 2012

Motivating Employees to Stay Healthy and Safe

by Mark J. Troxell, Vice President – Safety Services, Joseph McGinty, Vice President – Employee Benefits The health and safety of all employees is undoubtedly a top priority for b...

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May 08, 2012

Employee Retaliation on the Rise: Employers Beware, Be Educated

Retaliation in the workplace is illegal, yet the statistics show that these incidents continue to occur at an increasing rate.  There has been a marked increase in the number of retaliation c...