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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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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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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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Dare we say it?! There are signs of a hardening market in healthcare. February 2020 For those of you that have been around as long as I have, you’ve most likely experienced a “hard market.”  For those of you that haven’t, you might be asking, just what is a hard market?  IRMI defines it as...
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Why Use a Wholesale Insurance Broker? Why Use FoundersPro? Why would an insurance agent need to use a wholesale insurance broker? Maybe the agent doesn’t have access to specific insurance markets, or knowledge on a specific industry or line of insurance. That’s when it’s time to turn to a wholesale insurance broker. Wholesale brokers can...
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Do You Carry Enough Insurance to Work with Us? What do you do if a project comes along that you want to bid on, but you don’t have enough insurance in place to comply with the contract? It’s becoming more and more common for Architecture, Engineering, and other Design firms to bid on contracts that...
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5 Risk Management Procedures Your Law Firm Needed Yesterday Last year, I wrote an article on the importance of risk management in law firms, and why it is necessary to help firms run more smoothly, and, above all, avoid claims. But understanding that risk management is important is just a piece of the puzzle. Knowing...
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So, here’s the scene: Peter, a Real Estate attorney in southern California, is having drinks with a friend from law school, Blaine, also an attorney who specializes in Real Estate.  Both have been practicing law for several years and have small boutique law firms in the area.  They’re in a packed, trendy LA cocktail lounge...
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Contract review for A&E firms
The Importance of Contract Review for Your A&E Firm While there are many ways an Architecture, Engineering or Design Firm can manage their risk in providing their services to a 3rd party, a thorough contract review is of utmost importance. With the complex services offered by A&E firms, coupled with the sometimes-challenging projects, an A&E...
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Repairing Gaps in Claims-Made Policies 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...
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