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