During this very challenging and hardening insurance market, we recognize that eliminating certain types of insurance can be tempting. We often see requests to reduce or remove coverages like directors & officers liability, employment practices liability, fiduciary liability, and comprehensive crime coverage to allow for upfront premium savings. However, it is important to understand that eliminating these policies results in a gap in coverage and can actually increase your costs. Defending claims for actual or alleged wrongful acts related to managing your organization, your employees, and your employee benefit programs can be very costly. Any claim settlements would be an additional out-of-pocket expense to your bottom line.
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Management Liability Crime Considerations
Topics: Commercial Insurance Claims Commercial Risk Management
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Life Happens...Who Is Depending On You? The Value Of Life Insurance
Life insurance is one of those necessary evils that many of us don’t like to think about. While you hope you never need it, the chances are at some point you will. Life insurance is a wonderful way to help protect your family’s financial future whether you have a spouse, kids, parents that depend on you for financial support, or just debt. Life insurance provides a tax-free benefit to fulfill your needs, and those of your family, should you pass away andcan help your family pay for, and pay off, expenses such as:
- Funeral cost
- Uncovered medical expenses
- Loans and credit card debt
- College funding
- Retirement funding
- Ongoing living expenses for your dependents
Topics: Risk Management Personal Insurance & Risk Management Commercial Risk Management Life Insurance
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Appreciate Your Money
Today we’re sharing insight from guest blogger Anita S. Knudtson, Consultant/Owner of Experient Consultancy. We hope you enjoy Anita's wisdom and perspective.
Topics: Finance Commercial Risk Management
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Ask The Advisor: Commercial Auto/Fleet Safety
Chris Kidd, Client Executive and Risk Advisor at Gibson, discusses how loosely monitored fleets can increase the frequency and severity of potential auto losses, resulting in significant liability claims. To hear what Chris has to say, check out the video below:
Topics: Risk Management Commercial Risk Management Risk Management Services Ask The Advisor
What's The Risk: 4th of July
Celebrating one of the nation's most historical holidays can be festive, but has the potential for risk. So we bring you a look at the 4th of July by the numbers with interesting statistics and facts. As with any holiday celebration, have fun and stay safe!
Topics: Risk Management Claims Personal Insurance & Risk Management Commercial Risk Management WhatsTheRisk
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National Work Zone Awareness Week
Each year, National Work Zone Awareness Week brings attention to these safety, mobility, and constructability issues. As a driver, you must use extra caution in work zones to keep yourself and others safe.
Topics: Construction Construction & Surety Commercial Risk Management Risk Management Services WhatsTheRisk
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Cyber Threats To Educational Institutions
We often think cyber-attacks only affect large corporations like Equifax, Home Depot, Uber, and Target. While these are extensively covered in the national media, what we don’t hear about are all the school districts across the country also being hit by cyber thieves.
Topics: Commercial Risk Management Education & Public Entities
Ask The Advisor: Premium Audit
Brian Souders, Risk Advisor at Gibson, discusses the premium audit process and why companies should consider taking a more proactive approach. To hear what Brian has to say, check out the video below:
Topics: Risk Management Commercial Risk Management Ask The Advisor
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The Hazards Of Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time (DST) was created with the intention of giving people more time to either work or enjoy the sunlight during the summer months. So, every year, on the second Sunday in March, our clocks “spring forward” an hour. One hour might not seem like a big deal, but for many, the transition can be hard on our bodies and psyche.
Topics: Personal Insurance & Risk Management Commercial Risk Management Risk Management Services
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M&A And EHS
Do you know “who” and “what” you are getting during a merger or acquisition and have you done your safety due diligence? If your organization is in the process of an M&A, a question to ask yourself is: Does environment, health, and safety (EHS) and sustainability have a seat at the M&A table? If not, you’ll likely miss out on valuable insights that can help ensure a smooth process from start to finish.