Personal Risk Matters

Perspectives on timely and trending topics from our insurance and risk experts.

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Are you a diligent employer? Make sure you do these three things.

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Tuesday, September 18, 2018

In our recent Family Office Benchmarking Study, we found that more than three-quarters (78%) of family office clients have some type of domestic employee.

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A Good Problem to Have: Expanding Wealth and Growing Families

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Monday, August 20, 2018

While growing wealth is generally seen as a positive trend, it is an issue that affects the changing face and management of risk, and many family offices and their trusted advisors are challenged with it as a result. 

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Earthquakes Today: How Solid is the Ground We Live On?

Posted by Beth DeWalt Friday, August 10, 2018

Although most of the earthquakes that affect us are small, the damage to homes and property can be extensive. Earthquakes are powerful natural disasters that can trigger landslides, avalanches, flash floods, fires, and tsunamis — and quakes can happen any time of year. 

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Prepare Your Yacht for Hurricane Season

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Yacht enthusiasts look forward to spending time on the water and making memories with family and friends as much as they can. It’s important to keep in mind that when warmer weather arrives, tropical storm season comes with it. 

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Storm Surge: Understanding the Risk

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Thursday, June 28, 2018

Without question, one of the greatest hurricane-related threats to both life and property is storm surge. If you live in a coastal area, it’s important to keep in mind that tropical storms, tropical depressions, and powerful winter storms can all create destructive storm surge conditions.

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Summer Travel: 8 Tips to Protect Yourself Abroad

Posted by Mike White Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Dubai. Cartagena. Jerusalem. As summer approaches, exotic global destinations beckon. For many, exploring cultures that are colorful, distant and sometimes even dangerous is a part of wanderlust. Getting there carries its own set of risks. Arriving – and embracing new experiences – carry others.

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Travel Tips for Your Next International Trip

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Tuesday, June 19, 2018

If your summer vacation plans include a trip abroad, there are steps you can take to ensure your trip goes as smoothly as possible. Consider the following tips that can make for a safer vacation and less inconvenience if something unexpected comes up.

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Policy Wording Matters

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Friday, June 08, 2018

Last year’s hurricane season was one of the most devastating and costly on record, and forecasters predict that this year could bring more of the same.

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Flooding: What Are the Chances?

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Monday, May 07, 2018

Flooding is one of the most common and destructive natural disasters — and also one of the most underinsured loss events. The possibility of experiencing a flood is greater than many people realize.

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Does Aid Discourage Insurance Buying?

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Thursday, April 05, 2018

Are homeowners and businesses that opt not to buy flood insurance rolling the dice on a bailout, expecting government assistance to make them whole again? Research suggests that may be the case.

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