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Optimization, Accuracy, Sustainability: Last Mile Delivery Trends for 2023

Optimization, Accuracy, Sustainability: Last Mile Delivery Trends for 2023

In 2023, delivery companies will need to do more with less. As customers expect next day, same day, and just-in-time deliveries, delivery businesses must meet these demands while cutting costs, boosting accuracy, optimizing resources, and becoming more sustainable. DispatchTrack outlines that it’s essential to understand (and embrace) last mile trends to elevate customer experiences, build...

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Tarheel Insurance Services Rebrands to Jencap Insurance Services Inc.

Tarheel Insurance Services Rebrands to Jencap Insurance Services Inc.

New York, NY (January 03, 2023) — Tarheel Insurance Services LLC (Tarheel), a specialty Workers’ Compensation wholesale brokerage, announces a new name and brand identity. Acquired by Jencap Group LLC (Jencap) in October 2022, Tarheel will now operate as part of Jencap Insurance Services Inc. (JCIS), a principal division of Jencap. Bruce Peddle,...

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Help Clients and Build Your Business During Economic Uncertainty

Help Clients and Build Your Business During Economic Uncertainty

2022 was a trying year for businesses and consumers alike, and 2023 will no doubt face its own set of challenges. In an interview with Insurance Business America, Mike Becker, CEO of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents, offers encouragement to independent insurance agents: “Any sort of economic uncertainty is unnerving to...

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Jencap Welcomes Ben Beazley to its National Property Division

Jencap Welcomes Ben Beazley to its National Property Division

New York (December 01, 2022) – Jencap Group LLC (Jencap), one of the nation’s largest wholesalers, announced today that Ben Beazley has joined Jencap as Executive Vice President of National Accounts, Property. In this role, Beazley will focus on the development and recruitment of talent along with the overall growth of Jencap’s property...

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Workers’ Compensation Profits Are Strong, but the Future Is Unclear

Workers’ Compensation Profits Are Strong, but the Future Is Unclear

Underwriting profits for Workers’ Compensation (WC) hit an annual average of $4.8 billion over the last five years, exceeding all other major property and casualty lines. According to a recently released market segment report from credit agency AM Best, WC’s strong favorable loss reserve development drove the favorable reserve development across...

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What Contractors Can Expect With Their Insurance in 2023

What Contractors Can Expect With Their Insurance in 2023

As we head into 2023, construction contractors should prepare for rate increases of at least 10 percent. Of course, this will vary business to business depending on changes to things like payroll, property values, and previous years’ losses. In addition, different insurance markets are harder than others, depending on current economic and social...

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Avoid Costly Cannabis Recalls With These Tips

Avoid Costly Cannabis Recalls With These Tips

Those of us working in the cannabis industry remember last year’s recall in Michigan. The cannabis recall was the largest in the state’s history, costing over 400 dispensaries nearly $200 million worth of product.  But recalls can exact a toll beyond just lost product. In response to recalls, cannabis businesses are faced with costs related to...

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Carrie Cheeks Named 2022 “Rising Star” by Insurance Business America

Carrie Cheeks Named 2022 “Rising Star” by Insurance Business America

We are excited and proud to announce that our very own Carrie Cheeks has been selected for the Insurance Business America Rising Star Award! For the past seven years, Insurance Business America has celebrated the best and brightest early career insurance professionals with this prestigious recognition. Award winners—all 35- years old and...

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Watch Out for These Top Trends in Identity Theft

Watch Out for These Top Trends in Identity Theft

Halloween is a great reason to don a costume and dress up as someone you’re not, but cybercriminals don’t need that excuse. Through email scams, social media phishing, website spoofs, and other nefarious techniques, they masquerade as someone they’re not—all in an attempt to swipe sensitive or secure information, potentially crippling your...

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Florida Condo Property Market Experiences Seismic Shift

Florida Condo Property Market Experiences Seismic Shift

The past eighteen months has been a “whirlwind” for the Florida condo market. Just over a year ago, the Surfside Champlain Towers South condo outside of Miami Beach collapsed. This October we saw the devastating effects of Hurricane Ian, which pummeled the Florida coast, costing estimated losses of up to $57 billion. These two major events, in...

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Reenvisioning the Role of Insurance in the Midst of a Climate Crisis

Reenvisioning the Role of Insurance in the Midst of a Climate Crisis

It’s difficult to argue that we’re feeling the impacts of climate-related risks and liabilities across all sectors of the insurance industry. However, we are also seeing many opportunities industry-wide to innovate and bring new products and solutions to the market.  According to a recent McKinsey article, in the face of the current global...

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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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Episode 3: The Ins and Outs of Cyber Liability and Professional Lines

Episode 3: The Ins and Outs of Cyber Liability and Professional Lines

Welcome to Flip the Cap! On today’s show, Kathryn sits down with Deborah Dioguardi, Senior Vice President of Jencap Specialty Insurance Services. Deborah is a highly sought-after Professional, Cyber and Management Liability specialist broker. In the interview, she discusses the interesting evolution of cyber insurance, one of the commonly missed...

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Episode 2: Analyzing Marketplace Trends with Jencap President

Episode 2: Analyzing Marketplace Trends with Jencap President

Welcome to Flip the Cap! In today's episode, Kathryn Smith sits down with Mark Maher, President of Jencap, to discuss everything you need to know about the rapidly changing insurance industry and how Jencap is poised for success. From the war on talent, active M&A environment, climate change and everything in between, you don't want to miss...

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Episode 1: All Things Environmental with Canaan Crouch

Episode 1: All Things Environmental with Canaan Crouch

Welcome to Flip the Cap! Today on the show Kathryn sits down with Canaan Crouch to discuss everything you need to know about the environmental insurance marketplace. Plus, when it comes time to Flip the Cap, Canaan sets a record. You don't want to miss it! Episode Highlights: VERY unexpected "did you know" about Canaan! The Environmental...

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