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Prior Acts Coverage

Prior Acts Coverage – Insurance Coverage for Your Past Activities April 2021 For the last 18 months or so, the Professional Liability insurance markets (along with many other insurance markets) have been “hardening,” industry jargon for premiums increasing and/or coverage decreasing. Basically, the deals for the consumer are getting less favorable. As a result, many...
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Extended Reporting Periods for Lawyers

When is the right time for lawyers to purchase an ERP? Founders Professional is a national wholesale insurance brokerage focused exclusively on the placement of professional liability insurance. We have extensive expertise in Architects & Engineers, Cyber, Technology, Financial Institutions, Lawyers, Healthcare, Management Liability, and Miscellaneous Professional lines. One of our six Practice Groups is...
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SPACs and Insuring the Board for their IPO

Insuring the Directors & Officers (D&O) of a SPAC for their IPO A Special Purpose Acquisition Company or SPAC is an entity that has no operations. It’s a vehicle to raise capital through an IPO, that will eventually be used to acquire an existing private company, and that private company will become a publicly traded...
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CapSpecialty Architects & Engineers Professional Liability

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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A Letter from A Working Mother During a Pandemic

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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Non-Admitted = Non-Issue

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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COVID’s Direct Impact on Construction Projects

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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How COVID-19 is Impacting Insurance Carriers’ View of the Real Estate Industry

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 Litigation

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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Repairing Gaps in Claims-Made Insurance 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 reported within the current policy...
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