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New Market – CapSpecialty January 4, 2021 CapSpecialty’s Architects and Engineers professional liability product is designed for professional design and engineering firms, with a particular focus on those that have experienced a severe claim event or a frequency of claims in their recent history. CapSpecialty’s underwriting team understands each insured has a story and remains...
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This year may look different for all of us, but we’re doing our best. By Jaimee Williams-Caldwell December 01, 2020 These past eight months have been anything but normal for many of us, especially parents, and more especially, mothers. As I sit here writing this, I’ve got a baby in one arm and a toddler...
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The Differences Between the Admitted and Non-Admitted Insurance Markets It probably happens once every couple of weeks.  Being a wholesale Professional Liability broker, I present my retail-broker an option from a carrier that has better coverage, with a better rating, at a better price than the incumbent, but the insured stays put.  Less coverage, weaker...
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It’s the year 2020 and life as we know it has changed. Everyone is constantly washing their hands. We’ve all become too familiar with the terms “coronavirus” and “social distancing”. Working remotely and e-learning for our children is now the new normal. But what about the industries that can’t work from home? What about construction?...
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New Insurance Exposures for Real Estate Agents, Property Managers, and Property Inspectors July 2020 The cost of professional liability insurance for real estate agents, brokers and property managers seems to be on the rise. Why now? Why this sector? Insurance carriers have been taking a step back, and have been re-evaluating the real estate sector...
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Class Action COVID Prior to COVID-19, the D&O insurance market was already undergoing a period of remedial correction in terms of both pricing and carrier appetite, following years of soft market trading conditions and heavy losses. However, the initial impact of the pandemic alongside some of the longer-term effects is already being realized, such as...
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In the world of claims-made insurance policies, the retroactive date, or prior acts date, is everything to your insured. This is the date that starts uninterrupted claims-made coverage, with the insurance company the insured is currently with, no matter the company the insured started the retro date with. A claim reported within the current policy...
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COVID-19 is Changing Daily Life for Lawyers Across America April 16, 2020 A lot has changed since the last time America saw something even close to what she’s in the middle of right now. Not the least of which is the legal industry and its influence on the cultural and economic landscape of our country....
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LAWYERS PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY COVERAGE UPDATE With most states under a stay-at-home order, lawyers and law firms are faced with a new challenge in terms of notarizing documents. While several states have passed laws permitting remote notarization before the COVID-19 pandemic, most lawyer’s professional liability insurance policies specifically exclude notarization done without a firsthand witness. Where...
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The following includes a roundup of resources to assist in monitoring the most up-to-date information available:   World Health Organization: Information and guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) CDC Guidance on Exposure & Reporting Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist Coronavirus Information for Travel Health Alert Network – CDC’s primary method of sharing cleared information about urgent public health incidents...
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