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    REFINING THE VIEW OF WILDFIRE RISK AFTER THE DEVASTATING 2018 CALIFORNIA FIRES

REFINING THE VIEW OF WILDFIRE RISK AFTER THE DEVASTATING 2018 CALIFORNIA FIRES

ISO Emerging Issues Perspective By Dr. Arindam Samanta REFINING THE VIEW OF WILDFIRE RISK AFTER THE DEVASTATING 2018 CALIFORNIA FIRES Well-informed agents can help mitigate the risk Catastrophic perils have a way of raising their own profile in the insurance industry through historic events. In 2018, wildfire continued its surge to prominence. Much as Hurricane Andrew in 1992 boosted awareness of tropical cyclone risk, the blazes that ravaged the western

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    Focus on architects and engineers insurance

Focus on architects and engineers insurance

Focus on architects and engineers insurance As the number of new build starts remains steady, so does the market competition By Lori Widmer All that goes up must come down. Likewise, a down cycle eventually turns upward again. According to data released by Dodge Data & Analytics, new starts in the construction industry this year are predicted to total $808 billion, nearly equal to that of 2018 starts, which totaled

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    CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE

CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE

Specialty Lines Markets CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE The market hardens (a little) for a business eagerly seeking skilled workers By Joseph S. Harrington, CPCU The Commercial Construction Index is fairly new, but it reached a dubious milestone in the first quarter of 2019. For the first time since the index was inaugurated in 2017 by the USG Corporation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the survey it is based on showed declines

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    SHOW ME THE MONEY

SHOW ME THE MONEY

SHOW ME THE MONEY It’s no longer banking as usual, and both traditional and alternative financial services providers face professional liability exposures By Elisabeth Boone, CPCU Back in the day, when your parents or grandparents wanted to buy a house, they saved up until they had enough to make a 20% down payment and applied for a mortgage at their local bank or savings and loan. If someone in the

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    CONDOMINIUM COVERAGE

CONDOMINIUM COVERAGE

Mind the Gap By Marc McNulty, CIC, CRM CONDOMINIUM COVERAGE Read association bylaws to identify coverage needs As a new producer looking to build up your book of business, you welcome any slam-dunk personal lines opportunities that allow you to quote a nice account, write it, then move on to the next prospect without any complications getting in the way. Condo policies should fall into this category, right? After all,

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