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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 technologies that haven’t been extensively tested, making it...

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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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Beyond Compliance Program Faces Debates and Delays

Beyond Compliance Program Faces Debates and Delays

In 2015, then-President Barack Obama asked the transportation industry to incentivize motor carriers that were early adopters of safety technologies. Years later, the proposed “Beyond Compliance” program remains stalled. The program urged the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to improve their Safety Measurement System, rewarding...

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Secondary Perils on the Rise, Responsible for Growing Share of Disaster Claims

Secondary Perils on the Rise, Responsible for Growing Share of Disaster Claims

Natural catastrophes broke insurance claims records in 2021. Historically, primary perils – like earthquakes – have been weather events with the highest loss potentials, but secondary perils – including wildfires, rainstorms, and floods – have become more frequent in recent years and are responsible for a growing share of insurance claims....

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The Oil and Gas Industry’s Important Insurance Needs

The Oil and Gas Industry’s Important Insurance Needs

Clients in the oil and gas industry have essential insurance needs, and there isn’t a one-size fits all package to cover all of the exposures that are present for those risks. Oil and gas businesses need General Liability to protect them from claims involving bodily injury, property damage, and personal injury (like libel or slander), as well as...

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Your Cannabis-Related Clients Need Proper Insurance Coverage to Mitigate Risks

Your Cannabis-Related Clients Need Proper Insurance Coverage to Mitigate Risks

Cannabis industry experts at BDSA Analytics project the global sales of cannabis will increase by 22% over last year’s figures, reaching $35 billion in 2022. The legal cannabis market is poised to grow 20-30% per year and is expected to reach $50 billion by 2026. As sales of legal cannabis continue to grow, so will its impact on the insurance...

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8 Reasons your Cannabis Clients Need Site Pollution Liability Coverage

8 Reasons your Cannabis Clients Need Site Pollution Liability Coverage

The cannabis industry is expected to see exponential growth over the next few years. Market experts project the industry to hit $45B in 2025 and up to $100B over the next 10 years. That growth will only be possible if growers, processors, laboratories and retailers are able to successfully mitigate risk. The various processes involved to take...

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5 Reasons Pollution and Environmental Claims are Rising

5 Reasons Pollution and Environmental Claims are Rising

Environmental insurance (also known as Pollution insurance) provides coverage for loss or damages resulting from the unexpected release of pollutants, including claims for bodily injury, property damage, cleanup costs, and business interruption. It's important to know that standard General Liability and Property insurance policies exclude most...

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Exciting IoT and AI Technologies are Improving Truckers’ Safety

Exciting IoT and AI Technologies are Improving Truckers’ Safety

The trucking industry faces numerous challenges. Employee shortages mean less experienced drivers are on the road, which could negatively impact fleet safety and the ability to obtain insurance coverage. Fortunately, the industry is seeing the introduction of predictive safety and analytics technologies that are helping fleets reduce accidents,...

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Russell Bond & Company Rebrands to Jencap Specialty Insurance Services Inc.

Russell Bond & Company Rebrands to Jencap Specialty Insurance Services Inc.

Buffalo, NY (April 4, 2022) – Russell Bond & Co. (Russell Bond), a full-service specialty wholesale brokerage and managing general agency (MGA) firm, is pleased to announce a new name and brand identity. Effective immediately, Russell Bond will operate as Jencap Specialty Insurance Services Inc., a division of Jencap Group LLC (Jencap). Gary...

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