January 6, 2020

On January 5, 2020 the New York Department of Financial Services issued a notice of heightened risk of cyber attacks from hackers affiliated with the Iranian government.

The notice references the 2012 & 2013 Iranian attacks on several major US banks, and "in June 2019 i...

December 5, 2019

Lightning damage to your equipment is readily covered under the standard Commercial Property Insurance form, as long as the strike doesn't occur at an off-premises utility station or onsite piece of equipment used to supply the utility service to the premises from a so...

November 13, 2019

With data security and cyber crimes presenting a real threat to all operations - businesses need to implement a variety of protective measures and mitigation strategies. Firewalls, password requirements, encryption, approved vendor lists, call backs & double checks, th...

October 24, 2019

IAQ issues are possible in any indoor environment and can be from internal or external sources. The following are some IAQ causes: poorly or inadequately designed or maintained HVAC system, neighboring facility, new furnishings, or contractor activities.

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June 19, 2019

With underwriting performance deteriorating across several critical lines of insurance and insurers focused on emerging risks, insurers and reinsurers are pushing for larger and continued rate increases. We've recently experienced several consecutive quarters of increm...

May 28, 2019

Cyber attacks and ' spear phishing ' are the focus of many articles. We recently breezed Targeted Cyber Attacks Are Rapidly Increasing in 2019 by James L Pray, on www.BestLawyers.com. This provided a clear overview of a specific danger when you've had your credentials...

March 24, 2019

Our office spends time [each week] examining the insurance industry; discussing past, present, and future. We're not always happy with the observations and comments - - in fact, we can be quite critical of our own industry. This 'round table' time is used to identify e...

January 26, 2019

Nearly half the states in the USA maintain a law related to data security practices of private entities - and to no surprise we're going to see this number increase. 

New Jersey may be the next state to join the list, with the bill applicable to businesses having of fiv...

January 22, 2019

Risk managers and insurance buyers having California exposures have undoubtedly considered the risk of Earthquake... with many having purchased the coverage. Risk based decisions, including insurance buying, are all about identifying the exposures and associated risks,...

October 11, 2018

Increased connectivity allows for faster expanded reach when sourcing materials and real time tracking can aid businesses in better allocation of financial resources. As a consequence businesses can maintain lower inventories, raw materials, and components that may exc...

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