Understanding Types of Ownership and Insurance Coverage Options

Understanding Types of Ownership and Insurance Coverage Options

Trusts, estates, LLCs, and family limited partnerships are just some types of ownership used for properties and assets. They're gradually becoming more common because they're a good option for wealth management and the transfer of legal ownership for properties such as rental properties, personal homes, and vacation homes.  The benefits of these...

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The Ins and Outs of Product Liability Insurance

The Ins and Outs of Product Liability Insurance

Businesses that distribute, manufacture, and sell products must do their due diligence to ensure that they are free of defects. Unfortunately, despite the level of care and effort put into their operations, the possibility for errors remains, leaving the company open to potential claims and lawsuits. Product Liability insurance acts as a safety...

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Should Your Clients Sign a Waiver of Subrogation?

Should Your Clients Sign a Waiver of Subrogation?

A Waiver of Subrogation is an agreement between two parties where one party agrees to waive subrogation rights against the other in the event of a loss. In other words, the person who adds this waiver onto their policy is waiving their right to sue the party they added, even if that party was negligent.  A Waiver of Subrogation is commonly...

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Are your clients properly protected against environmental exposure?

Are your clients properly protected against environmental exposure?

Independent contractors may need pollution liability insurance, especially if they’re working on jobs with environmental exposures such as asbestos abatement, mold removal, or stripping lead paint. This insurance is often necessary in addition to general liability to protect contractors against liability from damage – including injury or illness,...

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The Ins and Outs of Monoline Wind-Only & Wind Deductible Buybacks

The Ins and Outs of Monoline Wind-Only & Wind Deductible Buybacks

Worsening weather conditions are leaving homes and commercial properties damaged throughout the country as they're hit by hurricanes, torrential wind and rain, and tornadoes. Even the sturdiest structures are being put to the test. With the potential for dangerous conditions increasing and the rising cost of building materials and labor,...

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Admitted and Non-Admitted Insurance Carriers—What’s the Difference?

Admitted and Non-Admitted Insurance Carriers—What’s the Difference?

Looking at your coverage recommendations, your clients may not know the difference between admitted and non-admitted insurance carriers, and the benefits and drawbacks to each. Here’s a brief explanation you can use to help them understand the difference. If someone needs insurance for a situation that’s considered “high-risk,” they may be...

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Can You Insure That? Our Most Unusual Excess and Surplus Policies

Can You Insure That? Our Most Unusual Excess and Surplus Policies

In the world of insurance, it's not uncommon to seek out property and casualty policies. But what about situations that require coverage for more bizarre items or circumstances? At Quaker Special Risk MA, we're focused on providing clients with the best coverage, no matter how “outside-the-box” the situation is. Here are a few of the wacky...

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Does Your Business Need Active Assailant Coverage?

Does Your Business Need Active Assailant Coverage?

From schools and grocery stores to movie theaters and nightclubs, active assailant events with mass casualties have become far too familiar. Although traditional insurance coverage like property and casualty can provide a layer of security in the wake of these tragedies, there can be sizable coverage gaps when it comes to active assailant...

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Getting Speciality Insurance Coverage: How Lloyd’s of London Works

Getting Speciality Insurance Coverage: How Lloyd’s of London Works

What happens when coverage needs fall outside of what a standard insurance carrier can offer? The surplus lines industry is important because it provides a market for insurance covering hard-to-place risks not written by the admitted markets. As such, non-admitted carriers have the ability to accommodate a wide variety of risks. Lloyd's of London...

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How Insurance Agents Can Support Policyholders Amid Fluctuating Construction Costs

How Insurance Agents Can Support Policyholders Amid Fluctuating Construction Costs

Since the onset of the pandemic, there's been a surge in building materials costs – impacting construction and building prices. A combination of increased home projects, a shortage of construction workers, and mill closings have led to building material shortages, creating obstacles for contractors. While these factors have significantly impacted...

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To Package or Not to Package Commercial Insurance Policies?

To Package or Not to Package Commercial Insurance Policies?

From phone, internet, and cable to insurance, everyone loves to bundle. It’s convenient to work with one form, one agent, and one carrier for multiple policies, and bundling everything into one package sometimes saves the insured some money. Business owners needing both property and general liability (GL) policies have long had this option, but...

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What to Do When A Construction Project Is Delayed

What to Do When A Construction Project Is Delayed

Pandemic-related supply-chain disruptions, manufacturing delays, and labor shortages are leading to building supply shortages and longer wait times for deliveries. 90% of contractors say plywood has been harder to come by, and 75% are finding vinyl siding harder to get, according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders. Between...

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5 Traits of a Good Insurance Broker Partner

5 Traits of a Good Insurance Broker Partner

Having a good broker partner is essential to getting great rates and giving your clients and insureds stellar service. But how do you find one, or how do you know you have one? When evaluating a broker, there are a few characteristics you should look for in order to rate their quality. Here are 5 traits of a good insurance broker partner. 1. Fast...

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Lessen Your Liquor Liability Risk Memorial Day Weekend

Lessen Your Liquor Liability Risk Memorial Day Weekend

Your bar, restaurant, and venue clients are usually pretty responsible with making sure their server staff is properly trained when it comes to alcohol consumption. Typically, they require servers to take courses and attain a certification in order to serve alcohol, or before they’re put on the server schedule. However, you might need to remind...

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The Post-COVID Coverages Your Financially Stable Clients Need

The Post-COVID Coverages Your Financially Stable Clients Need

In the wake of the pandemic, people are making life changes, especially those who have the financial ability to do so, trying to best adjust to their “new normal.” With these major changes comes new risks and liabilities requiring different kinds of coverage. Here are some of the biggest changes your most financially stable clients are making and...

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Get to Know E.J. Bradley

Get to Know E.J. Bradley

E.J. is a talented, rising employee who joined Quaker Special Risk at the ground level over seven years ago. He’s now an Assistant VP handling commercial lines and environmental coverage. What brought you to Quaker Special Risk? I knew Jim Andreoli, one of the vice presidents here. When I graduated from college in 2013, he talked me into joining...

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CAN RECYCLING LIMIT YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT?

CAN RECYCLING LIMIT YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT?

Nearly every year, more carbon dioxide is released into the atmosphere than the year before. And, much of the carbon dioxide that is generated comes from the US. While we are only 5% of the world’s population, we contribute over 20% of its carbon emissions. Additionally, we use over 30% of the world’s resources and contribute 30% of its waste....

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LLOYD’S OF LONDON

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LLOYD’S OF LONDON

Lloyd’s of London is one of oldest and best known insurance entities. Lloyd’s is not an insurance company, rather it is an insurance market that is overseen and regulated by the Lloyd’s Company. This company makes it possible for those with complex risks to find the coverage  they need. History of Lloyd’s of London In the 1600s, London’s...

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