• Reflecting On Exposure And Coverage In The #METOO Era

    As the press continues to extensively cover allegations of sexual misconduct by individuals in a position of authority or influence, the matter of workplace harassment is front and center at water coolers and dinner tables across the country.

  • 5 things drivers need to know before working for a ridesharing service

    You have a nice car and could use extra cash. You sign up to be a driver, install the app and soon you are driving people around and making money. Is it too good to be true?

  • When Trusts and LLCs Hold Assets: The Hidden Risks

    For many highly successful individuals and families, placing the ownership of assets such as homes, boats and other property into trusts and limited liability corporations (LLCs) makes a lot of sense. Whether for tax, privacy or other reasons, trusts and LLCs can be useful tools.

  • Avoid Frozen Pipes with these “Hot” Tips

    Sub-Zero temperatures can cause even interior pipes to burst.

  • Meeker Sharkey & Hurley Helps Nonprofits Move to Medicaid Fee-for-Service Model with Less Risk

    The program includes a webinar, “Medicaid and the Risk to Providers,” featuring Medicaid expert Ivan Punchatz of Ingersoll & Rooney. In addition, MS&H published two special reports: “Insurance Questions for Non-Profits Transitioning to Fee-For-Service” and the “Cyber Liability Risk Reduction Checklist.” MS&H is also offering providers a free review of their cyber insurance coverage.

  • Spring is in the Air! Gearing Up for Home Renovations

    With spring approaching, many homeowners are looking to begin home renovation projects. But regardless of whether you’re starting a small kitchen upgrade or looking to add a new wing, home renovations are not without risk.

  • Coming out of Layup

    When Spring approaches, it’s an exciting time as you prepare for boating season.

  • Hackers are getting everyone’s attention, even those that you might think as the best protected!

    Imagine the Invisible Man, sitting on the armchair in your bedroom at night, watching you and listening to your private conversations. What could he do with that information? Blackmail you? Gain access to your online accounts? Jeopardize your privacy and safety? Certainly all this and more.

  • The Ins and Outs of Claims-Made Policies

    Before an insured can report a claim, he or she needs to know what constitutes a claim. In many instances a claim may be defined as “an oral or written demand for monetary or non-monetary damages, including any judicial or administrative proceeding.” (It should be noted that not all policies utilize this exact wording.)

  • Held Hostage: Is Your Business Information At Risk For Ransom?

    These days, being held for ransom has taken on a whole new meaning–and your business technology’s biggest threat is virtual, persistent, and extremely difficult to pin down. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), ransomware attacks are on the rise—and businesses are becoming increasingly targeted over individual consumers due to their ability and willingness to pay higher ransoms.

  • Cyber insurance finding a market among non-profits

    “More and more non-profits are coming around to the fact that they have exposure to cyber risks and need cyber coverage,” said Craig Sutherland, chief operating officer at retail agency Meeker Sharkey & Hurley. He said the agency works with about 50 non-profits and that non-profit clients make up about 10% of the company’s premium base.

  • Employee Benefits – Compliance and Creative Solutions

    Meeker Sharkey & Hurley is featured in this month’s ‘Rough Notes’ Insurance Magazine. “At some point, we’re going to be down to the big three health insurance carriers, so the broker’s value proposition has changed from getting the lowest quote to really helping employers strategize about their benefits” – Tom Sharkey Jr., President

  • How will you cover your Share of Liability above your Coverage Limits?

    One myth about an umbrella policy is that it’s only needed by the wealthy.  These days the cumulative value of homes, vacation homes, rental property, cars, boats, savings, investments, and so on, owned by many people who don’t consider themselves wealthy, make them vulnerable to liability beyond their auto or homeowner’s insurance limits.  A good question to ask yourself is whether you have assets that you don’t want to put at risk in the event of a catastrophic liability.

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Reflecting On Exposure And Coverage In The #METOO Era

As the press continues to extensively cover allegations of sexual misconduct by individuals in a position of authority or influence, the matter of workplace harassment is front and center at water coolers and dinner tables across the country.

Are You Ready for Spring? Daylight Savings Safety Checklist

Daylight saving time begins Sunday, March 11, 2018.

How employers can best engage millennials in benefits

No, millennials aren’t some strange new alien people in the workforce — but our needs are different than older generations. It benefits employers to understand how history has shaped who we are to make better decisions about recruiting and retaining talent.