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Personal Risk Matters

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

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Liability Settlements: Trending Upward

Posted by Lifestyle & Legacy Tuesday, December 01, 2020

From an insurance standpoint, while it is important to protect your physical assets, third-party liability claims carry much greater potential for catastrophic financial loss. Driven by social inflation and the increasing cost of litigation, personal liability settlements continue to increase and clients have taken notice.

Hanging Up Your Art as Collateral? Tips for a Smooth Loan Process

Monday, August 31, 2020

The art market has been a worthwhile investment strategy for decades. In addition to the financial benefits, with an art loan you can typically keep your collection in place while accessing your line of credit. For clients who are considering an art loan, here are three tips to help make that process more efficient.

COVID-19 and Its Effect on Your Life and Disability Insurance

Monday, August 31, 2020

We live in unprecedented times, including COVID-19, political tension, unrest in the streets, volatile equities markets, and real estate booms and busts that seem to occur quarterly. Brad Sylvester, Principal with Mercer Private Client Life, shares answers to questions about existing life and disability insurance policies.

Now is a Good Time for a Comprehensive Insurance Review

Posted by Diane Giles Monday, July 27, 2020

Asset protection is a key component of a comprehensive financial plan. This may be a good time to consider scheduling an insurance program review with a personal risk advisor. 

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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