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What Your Clients Need to Know about Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Coverage Requirements

What Your Clients Need to Know about Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Coverage Requirements

The recent catastrophic weather event, Hurricane Ian, has caused devastating loss to the state of Florida.  As those impacted begin rebuilding their businesses, homes and communities, it’s expected that a number of commercial operations will be traveling to affected areas to assist with the recovery effort. With this in mind, it’s important to ensure these individuals are appropriately covered...

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Delta General Agency Corporation Rebrands to Jencap Insurance Services Inc.

Delta General Agency Corporation Rebrands to Jencap Insurance Services Inc.

Houston, TX (October 4, 2022) – Delta General Agency Corporation (Delta), a full-service specialty wholesale brokerage and managing general agency (MGA), announces a new name and brand identity. Jencap Group, LLC (Jencap) acquired the assets of Delta in February 2022. After a transitional period, Delta will now operate as part of Jencap Insurance...

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Jencap Group Acquires Tarheel Insurance Services, Inc.

Jencap Group Acquires Tarheel Insurance Services, Inc.

New York, NY (October 3, 2022) – Jencap Group LLC (Jencap) announced today that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Tarheel Insurance Services, Inc. (Tarheel), a full-service specialty Workers’ Compensation wholesale brokerage based in Statesville, NC. Tarheel will operate under the auspices of the Jencap Insurance Services Inc. (JCIS)...

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Cyber Hackers Are Finding Ways Around Multi-Factor Authentication

Cyber Hackers Are Finding Ways Around Multi-Factor Authentication

One of the simplest ways you can protect your accounts from getting hacked is enabling multi-factor authentication (MFA). With MFA, in order to log into an account, a user must provide more than one security credential to verify their identity—such as a password and a one-time code they receive by text message.  MFA provides many of us with peace...

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Consumption Lounges: A “Budding” Opportunity

Consumption Lounges: A “Budding” Opportunity

With public opinion warming and state legislation loosening around cannabis, a new type of venue is hitting the social scene. Cannabis consumption lounges—sometimes called cannabis bars—are popping up across states that have legalized recreational marijuana. Consumption lounges provide a new opportunity in a very promising market, yet they come...

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Northwestern U. Chemists Discover Simple Way to Destroy ‘Forever Chemicals’

Northwestern U. Chemists Discover Simple Way to Destroy ‘Forever Chemicals’

PFAS (per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances), commonly used manufactured chemicals, are often called “forever chemicals,” because they can’t be safely destroyed and take thousands of years to break down naturally.  Found in everything from our drinking water to common household products like cookware, cosmetics, and upholstery fabrics, PFAS have...

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Employers: Document Workplace Safety Training and Disciplinary Measures

Employers: Document Workplace Safety Training and Disciplinary Measures

Do you have clients who want to challenge certain Workers’ Compensation claims by citing employee misconduct? According to this recent Business Insurance article, if employers want to challenge federal citations for workplace safety violations, they must demonstrate that they: Provide proper training. Document the organization’s workplace...

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Jencap Announces Strategic Promotions to Divisional Management Team

Jencap Announces Strategic Promotions to Divisional Management Team

Alpharetta, GA (August 11, 2022) – Jencap Group (Jencap) is pleased to announce two strategic promotions to the divisional management team of Jencap Insurance Services Inc (JCIS). Tara Gudenkauf has been promoted to Property and Casualty Binding Practice Leader and Roman Atkielski has been promoted to Transportation and Garage Practice Leader. In...

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Green Construction Projects Come with New Materials, Methods, Risks

Green Construction Projects Come with New Materials, Methods, Risks

Green construction is growing, as companies strive to create more sustainable, energy-efficient, resilient buildings. As this article outlines, however, sustainable construction projects use new technologies, materials, and construction methods that create unforeseen challenges and risks: Most sustainable production plants use emerging...

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The What, When and Why’s of Stock Throughput Policies

The What, When and Why’s of Stock Throughput Policies

If your client’s business involves assembling, importing, exporting, manufacturing, transporting, and/or distributing goods—a Stock Throughput Policy (STP) may be needed to cover their risk exposure.  What is a STP A STP is a form of marine coverage that protects a company’s goods throughout the global supply chain- from creation to final...

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Risk Innovations Rebrands to Jencap Insurance Services Inc.

Risk Innovations Rebrands to Jencap Insurance Services Inc.

Atlanta, GA (August 1, 2022) – Risk Innovations, a national wholesaler that specializes in Workers’ Compensation, announces a new name and brand identity. Acquired by Jencap Group LLC (Jencap) in 2018, Risk Innovations will now operate as part of Jencap Insurance Services Inc. (JCIS), a principal division of Jencap. “On the heels of celebrating...

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Top 4 Cities at Highest Risk from Hurricanes

Top 4 Cities at Highest Risk from Hurricanes

A new report shows that New York, Miami, Tampa and New Orleans have the highest risk of heavy property damage from hurricane storm surges. Your clients in these areas need to pay particularly close attention to their insurance policies to ensure they have the protection that they will likely need. As this recent Insurance Journal article...

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Top 20 Most Dangerous Jobs in the United States

Top 20 Most Dangerous Jobs in the United States

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA), incidents of worker injury, illness, and death have decreased significantly across all industries. Nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses decreased by 5.7 percent between 2019 and 2020. Fatal work injury rate fell from 3.5 fatalities per 100,000 full-time equivalent (FTE)...

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Important Cyber Security Controls for your Commercial Clients

Important Cyber Security Controls for your Commercial Clients

Cybersecurity is a critical issue that's top of mind for many companies. ThoughtLab, an organization that combines visionary thought leadership with rigorous analysis, conducted a 2022 cybersecurity survey that found, among other things, that the pandemic amplified cybersecurity risks and breaches.  ThoughtLab’s survey uncovered the following:...

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Important Trends Impacting Inland Marine Insurance

Important Trends Impacting Inland Marine Insurance

A variety of trends—including gas shortages, shipping delays, inflation, extreme weather, and the COVID-19 pandemic—have significantly impacted the Inland Marine Insurance industry. This unprecedented volatility has led to increased rates, new exclusions, and tighter policy terms to limit losses. Inland Marine Insurance provides coverage for...

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6 Common Questions Your Clients Need to Answer When Hiring Subcontractors

6 Common Questions Your Clients Need to Answer When Hiring Subcontractors

Suppose your client’s construction company hired subcontractors to help renovate a multimillion-dollar home. During the renovation process, the arborist your client hired cut down a tree that fell the wrong way, causing extensive damage to the house. The homeowner sues your client for the damage. Even if your client has General Liability...

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Wildfire Insurance Costs are Heating Up

Wildfire Insurance Costs are Heating Up

An average of 70,000 wildfires are set ablaze across the United States each year. What's even more steep is the rapid growth trend of the average insurance payout when a wildfire occurs. Take California for example: between the years of 1964 and 1990, the average wildfire cost less than $100 million. That payout amount increased to about $600...

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Higher Construction Costs Lead to Increased Insurance Rates

Higher Construction Costs Lead to Increased Insurance Rates

The construction industry is facing their share of challenges lately. COVID-19-related shutdowns are causing ongoing product shortages. Supply chain disruptions are making it difficult to secure materials and leading to project delays. Soaring inflation is causing construction material prices to skyrocket by as much as 26.7%—which is having a...

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Jencap Launches Cannabis Site Pollution Liability (SPL) Insurance Program

Jencap Launches Cannabis Site Pollution Liability (SPL) Insurance Program

New York (June 8, 2022) - Jencap Group LLC (Jencap) has launched an exclusive, niche program offering monoline Site Pollution Liability (SPL) for cannabis risks. The program is specifically designed for cannabis growers, processors, laboratories, warehouses, and retailers. It is a non-admitted, A+XII rated program available in all U.S. states...

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CGL vs. Garage Liability Insurance: Which is Right for Your Client?

CGL vs. Garage Liability Insurance: Which is Right for Your Client?

Suppose your client is an auto dealer with a large lot of cars for sale. While rearranging cars on the lot, one of your employees accidentally crashes one car into another. Is this damage covered? Auto businesses have unique risks and, therefore, need specific insurance coverage and protection. Should your clients’ auto businesses have a...

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