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Personal Risk Matters

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

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Inflation, supply chain constraints, and natural disasters—oh my!

Posted by Wednesday, July 27, 2022

It’s been four decades since the U.S. saw inflation of the magnitude we’re experiencing today. And because we’re seeing a surge in worldwide inflation, it’s important to be mindful of how inflation and supply chain constraints could impact you in case of a home or property claim. 

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Planning to Loan or Gift Art?

Posted by Beth DeWalt Friday, March 18, 2022

Collections require appropriate insurance solutions that take into account their special nuances, including rarity and changes in valuation, which may be affected by loans or gifts.

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Wildfire activity and its effect on the California insurance market

Posted by Friday, March 18, 2022

As 2022 begins, the reality of moving from a defined wildfire season to the potential of year-round wildfire activity in California has never been clearer with active, widespread wildfires across the northern and southern areas. Instead of receiving most of its rainfall during the winter months, it’s experiencing prolonged droughts, not to mention the fact that from 2017 to 2021 high winds have produced some of the worst wildfire years in California’s history.

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Specialty Vehicles: Reduce Risks with the Right Maintenance

Posted by Thursday, January 20, 2022

New seasons often bring changes in the utilization of specialty vehicles. There are some simple maintenance steps you can take to ensure your prized possessions are in top condition all year. 

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Be Intentional to Reduce Cyber Risk

Posted by Tamara M. Stephens Monday, October 11, 2021

How can affluent families and family offices do their part and be cyber smart? A good first step is to pivot from a passive role to an active one in understanding how behaviors influence risk. 

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Five Motorcycles Every Collector Should Know

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Monday, August 30, 2021

As with collector cars, a handful of motorcycle models have separated from the pack to become the most significant and collectible.

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Specialty Vehicles: Mitigating Physical Damage Risks

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Wednesday, June 23, 2021

If there is one common characteristic among specialty vehicles, it is the niche market's variety. There are vehicles for a dizzying array of uses, tastes, and budgets, many with customizable options. As specialty vehicle owners add more expensive features, however, their exposure to physical damage losses rises.

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Meet the New Faces of Collector Cars

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Generation X and millennials are changing the collector car market today. Check out the top 3 models that represent evolving buying tastes. As younger enthusiasts become active collector car buyers, their tastes are changing the market.

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Questions Every Nonprofit Director Should Ask About Directors and Officers Insurance

Posted by Dan Hanson Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Managing liability risk is a two-way street for organizations and those they invite to serve on their boards of directors. Individuals can feel more comfortable participating as directors when they are less worried about exposure to lawsuits, and nonprofits benefit from the experience and insights that directors can bring when the directors are confident in their decision-making.

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California Homeowners Insurance Market Update - April 2021

Posted by Friday, April 09, 2021

California is known for its incredibly varied and spectacular landscapes that change by driving just one hour in any direction. The beauty throughout most of California, where nature meets urban living, has unfortunately been subjected to changing weather patterns and incredibly destructive wildfires and property losses over the years.

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