Perspectives on timely and trending topics from our insurance and risk experts.
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.
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.Read more
As the world continues to become more interconnected, global risks can have a significant impact on families, particularly large, multi-generational families with related business and investment interests. Among the strategic risks faced by these families are natural catastrophes, rising wealth, generational shifts, and cyber risks.Read more
Yachts are generally brought into the shipyard annually for routine maintenance or repairs. These yard periods take considerable planning, and although insurance is not always the first thing that comes to mind, it’s an important piece of the puzzle.Read more
According to the PEW Research Center and FBI data, property crimes, such as burglary, have declined by approximately 50% in the last 25 years. Unfortunately, crime is not declining on all fronts. Cybercrime is on the rise and continues to evolve with new threats making waves and surfacing every year.Read More
Thinking about taking the plunge into the exciting world of yachting? Before diving in headfirst, many people dip their toes into the yacht life by chartering a yacht for a week or two. Whether it’s a winter vacation in the Caribbean or cruising around the Mediterranean for a summer getaway, chartering can be a great way to test the waters of yacht ownership.Read More
Today, more successful families and individuals are choosing to stay in their homes or age in place; however, many may have not yet considered the need for accessibility modifications to update their home in preparation for the potential effects of aging, disease, or an unexpected injury.Read more
The season for relaxation, travel, and outdoor activities has arrived, and along with it, an assortment of risks. Let’s take a look at some of the obvious as well as some more unassuming liability exposures to consider.Read more
Short-term reauthorizations have been implemented to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) however, consulting with your advisor can help you to understand what a potential coverage lapse could mean to your overall flood insurance program.Read more
Guidelines for insuring homes in California are becoming more stringent, and insurers are becoming increasingly more selective about the homes and areas where they will write business. Here are some points to consider when shopping for your new home.Read more