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    EMBEDDING THE NEED TO SAY “NO.” OR NOT

EMBEDDING THE NEED TO SAY “NO.” OR NOT

Coverage Concerns EMBEDDING THE NEED TO SAY “NO.” OR NOT  Embedded insurance is not really new, but it’s re-emerged with new capabilities  [I]t’s telling that embedded insurance has had its biggest impact on insurance for property and vehicles being shared or rented, transactions that do not involve long-term relationships. By Joseph S. Harrington, CPCU If you’re old enough, you’ll remember a dramatic announcement from April 1998: Citibank and Travelers Insurance

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    THE PRIVATE FLOOD MARKET FINDS ITS FOOTING

THE PRIVATE FLOOD MARKET FINDS ITS FOOTING

THE PRIVATE FLOOD MARKET FINDS ITS FOOTING Advancements in technology and flood modeling pave the way for better understanding the risks By Lori Widmer In September 2021, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) registered 3,976,741 “contracts-in-force” over the previous twelve months. Interestingly, that marks a steady decline in policies. In September 2020, the total contracts-in-force totaled just under 4.1 million. One possible reason for the decrease: the private flood insurance

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    MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN THE WORKPLACE

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN THE WORKPLACE

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT IN THE WORKPLACE The need becomes more obvious; how will benefit plans respond? By Thomas A. McCoy, CLU One lasting effect of the pandemic, a positive one, is that both employers and employees are becoming more aware of the importance of employee mental health. Support for employees’ mental health is looking more and more like the next universal need in employee benefits plans. Although certain demographic groups

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    EDUCATING YOUR CLIENTS TO AVOID COVERAGE GAPS

EDUCATING YOUR CLIENTS TO AVOID COVERAGE GAPS

Coverage Concerns   EDUCATING YOUR CLIENTS TO AVOID COVERAGE GAPS From personal inland marine and water claims to cyber exposures   Encourage your clients to keep their valuables safe. This includes their homes, their autos, their possessions, and their families. By Marc McNulty, CIC, CRM Those of us who spend our time in the agency side of the industry are tasked with providing proper insurance coverage for our clients. This,

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    ENVIRONMENTAL AND POLLUTION INSURANCE

ENVIRONMENTAL AND POLLUTION INSURANCE

SPECIALTY LINES MARKETS ENVIRONMENTAL AND POLLUTION INSURANCE Despite the growing scope and severity of current losses, resolution of legacy losses makes for a relatively stable market By Joseph S. Harrington, CPCU “The upward trend of environ- mental claim severity and frequency continue in 2021,” says USI, a major national insurance brokerage in its 2021 Mid-Year Commercial Property & Casualty Market Outlook report. Given that observation and given the prevailing hard

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