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    STARTING A PROGRAM WITH LONDON

STARTING A PROGRAM WITH LONDON

Coverholders and Risk Takers The market that is best equipped to take on a new program idea in the start-up phase is Lloyd’s For the past 30 years, my team and I have been specialists in the program business arena. As a small, entrepreneurial firm, we’ve been fierce advocates for this unique market niche and have been blessed to play a leadership role in forming two different industry trade associations

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    A LOOK AT CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE

A LOOK AT CONSTRUCTION INSURANCE

Producer expertise can pay off in a stable and promising market Entering 2017, hopes were high for accelerated growth in the construction market, with prospects for tax reform, regulatory relief, and substantial infrastructure spending adding to the momentum of a sustained economic recovery. By mid-year the outlook had moderated considerably, with the American Institute of Architects reporting in July that “construction spending so far in 2017 has been fairly disappointing.”

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    Focus on surety bonds

Focus on surety bonds

Emerging trends present new opportunities for agents In the surety bond market, nothing changes, except when it changes. What was expected to be some serious upheaval in the construction industry post-recession turned out to be a non-event. Instead of an influx of claims from what was predicted to be a rapid acceleration in projects, there was a slow, steady increase in business. The inundation of claims never happened. The industry

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    THE LONDON MARKET

THE LONDON MARKET

Coverholders and Risk Takers What is it? And why does it exist? Over the past 100-plus years, our country has seen its share of catastrophes. Lloyd’s’ response to these disasters has both solidified its reputation in the insurance industry and helped shape the risk modeling and assessment practices in use today. Ask domestic insurance agents to tell you about Lloyd’s of London and you’ll get a diverse array of responses.

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    TRUCKING INSURANCE

TRUCKING INSURANCE

With autonomous vehicles on the horizon, who would want to become a driver? Would you join an industry if you thought it was preparing to eliminate your job? That’s a question commercial trucking firms and their insurers have to address, as widespread publicity of advances in autonomous vehicle technology portends a reduced role for qualified commercial drivers, compounding an already existing shortage of them. The latest announcement came in mid-November

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