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    FOCUS ON FITNESS AND AMATEUR ATHLETICS

FOCUS ON FITNESS AND AMATEUR ATHLETICS

Becoming aware of risks other than injuries The fitness and amateur sports industry has exploded in popularity. A University of New Haven employment guide estimates that the sports industry overall generates between $400 billion and $425 billion in annual revenue, and billions more in related industries, such as fitness/recreational sports. That’s a huge increase from 2005, when the International Association of Sports Economists estimated the sports industry size between $44

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    A LESSON IN EDUCATION

A LESSON IN EDUCATION

Understand the coverages available in the various education sectors With the new administration in place, the future of America’s education sector is a mystery, like the reasoning behind Common Core math. Regardless of what the future holds, the need for insurance will remain in the education arena. But before walking into a school and saying, “Hey, let me offer you some coverage,” it’s best to know what you’re doing. “It’s

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    INSURING PUBLIC ENTITIES

INSURING PUBLIC ENTITIES

Mature risk management addresses emerging risks The principal risks facing U.S. municipalities and school districts are the same ones they’ve faced for decades, according to Scott Rohr, divisional president of Great American’s public sector division. These include employee safety, upkeep of public spaces, and the maintenance of fleets of autos and mobile equipment, he says. In addition, Rohr sees a series of emerging risk exposures for public entities, including drones,

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    Focus on RECREATIONAL BOATING

Focus on RECREATIONAL BOATING

A strong dollar and low interest rates, fuel prices, and unemployment spell good news for the recreational marine business The tide has turned for the recreational boating industry. In 2016, the number of new powerboats sold in the United States increased by almost 7%, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). The organization estimates that annual sales of boats, marine products, and services in the U.S. will have grown

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    D&O INSURANCE: PROTECTING BUSINESS “ELITES” ACROSS NATIONAL LINES IN A POPULIST AGE

D&O INSURANCE: PROTECTING BUSINESS “ELITES” ACROSS NATIONAL LINES IN A POPULIST AGE

A new administration poses fresh challenges for D&O carriers and their insureds “Yankee, stay home!” In light of recent political developments, directors and officers of U.S. corporations might be inclined to take that imperative as good advice. The British referendum vote to leave the European Union, Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, and the rise of nationalist political parties in Europe all share a common driver: popular

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