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Hurricane Coverage and Preparedness Considerations for the Northeast

Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020

In the US, hurricane season is most often associated with the Southeast portion of the country. However, the Northeastern part of the US also has significant risk factors due to continuously changing weather patterns that make it just as vulnerable to hurricanes and strong seasonal storms. 

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Yacht Hurricane Preparedness Tips During COVID-19

Posted by Nolan Blong Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Many yacht owners and businesses within the yachting community face challenging conditions presented by COVID-19 along with predictions for an above-average active hurricane season.

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Maximizing Your Insurance Program

Posted by Stephanie Picard Friday, May 08, 2020

In today’s environment of economic uncertainty and the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals and families are looking for ways to increase savings across all financial accounts. The good news is there are easy ways to maximize value within your insurance program.

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Social Media’s Hidden Liability Risks

Posted by Raymond Piacentini Thursday, April 23, 2020

Now more than ever, many of us are relying on technology to stay connected with the outside world as we practice social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social media is quickly replacing face-to-face interaction with family, friends, and acquaintances of all generations. 

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Individual Director’s Liability: Protecting Personal Assets from Professional Liabilities

Posted by Seth Spreadbury Thursday, April 16, 2020

By accepting a position as a director or officer, you can be held personally liable for the decisions made and actions taken in that professional capacity. Every position for every entity carries personal exposure. But there are things you can do to limit personal risk.

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Cyber Risk Protection Tips While Working From Home

Posted by Tamara M. Stephens Thursday, April 09, 2020

Working remotely from one’s home has become more common in recent years but has accelerated over the past several weeks as companies implemented social distancing practices to protect employees, clients, and others. While working from home, consider these tips to help protect yourself and your firm from potential cyber risks

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2020 Family Office Insurance Market Forecast

Posted by Seth Spreadbury Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Seth Spreadbury, Executive Liability Consultant, and Family Office Leader for Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) explains how family offices and the overall asset management space are going to be treated by insurers throughout 2020. 

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and its Effect on Yacht Owners

Posted by Barbara Latham Sunday, March 08, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has created challenging conditions for owners and captains of yachts . Consider these effects on the yachting community. 

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Domestic Employee and Workers’ Compensation Considerations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by Catherine Lunn Thursday, March 05, 2020

As experts dissect the impact of COVID-19 and how it will impact the economy, very little seems to have been published about how this pandemic will impact domestic employees and their employers. During these times of recommended social distancing, many people can work remotely, but unfortunately, domestic workers typically do not have that luxury. 

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Bombogenesis and Pineapple Express: Funny Names for Serious Flood Risks

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Snow and ice accumulation, heavy rains, snowmelt runoffs — severe winter weather and spring thawing often produce prime conditions that can lead to potential flood risks. Even places where flooding has not been an issue historically are still at risk.

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