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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 Workers’ Compensation Insurance to cover workplace...

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What to Expect in Insurance for 2022, Plus a Look Back at 2021

What to Expect in Insurance for 2022, Plus a Look Back at 2021

Proactive—what the insurance industry wants to be more of in 2022. With the lingering impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, last year was a complicated and unpredictable year in insurance. The industry was forced to react and keep up with the ever-changing landscape. So as we prepare for a new year, let's review the major impacts of 2021 and discuss...

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December Tornadoes Push Insurers’ 2021 Weather Bill Over $105 Billion

December Tornadoes Push Insurers’ 2021 Weather Bill Over $105 Billion

Climate change is gradually leading to more frequent and disastrous weather events throughout the country. Most recently, tornadoes occurred out of their typical season with rarer intensity and longer storm paths. They left behind a trail of devastation and death, leveled homes and businesses, and caused roughly $5 billion in insured losses...

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PFAS: How “The New Asbestos” Will Affect the Insurance Industry

PFAS: How “The New Asbestos” Will Affect the Insurance Industry

This past month, the Biden administration announced a three-year plan to regulate and reduce the use and spread of PFAS, while also doubling down on cleaning up PFAS already released into the environment. These toxic chemicals are widely used in many consumer and industrial products and are linked to numerous serious health conditions. Due to...

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WTIS and Landmark E&S Rebrand to Jencap Specialty Insurance Services Inc.

WTIS and Landmark E&S Rebrand to Jencap Specialty Insurance Services Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. (December 6, 2021) – Wholesale Trading Insurance Services LLC (WTIS), a national wholesale brokerage firm, and Landmark E&S Insurance Brokers, LLC (Landmark), a company acquired by WTIS in 2020, both rebranded to Jencap Specialty Insurance Services Inc., a division of Jencap Group LLC (Jencap), effective December 1, 2021. ...

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Risks and Liabilities of Social Media Influencer Marketing

Risks and Liabilities of Social Media Influencer Marketing

Influencer Marketing is big business—with almost three-fourths of marketers expected to incorporate it in some way into their marketing plans this upcoming year. Although social influencer marketing can be a very effective way to build brand awareness and capture new customers, businesses should be asking themselves about the risks they introduce...

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Major Cannabis Product Recall: Are You Covered?

Major Cannabis Product Recall: Are You Covered?

This past Wednesday (November 17), Michigan’s Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA) announced a recall on marijuana products from two local cannabis testing labs—Viridus North and Viridis Laboratories. The MRA hasn’t released details yet about specific concerns, other than calling the lab results “inaccurate and/or unreliable” and warning that...

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COVID is “Serving Up” Changes to Restaurant Insurance Needs

COVID is “Serving Up” Changes to Restaurant Insurance Needs

Faced with the harsh reality of closing their doors completely or making drastic changes to their business strategy, restaurant owners and operators reimagined their dining and service experience in 2020. Many of these changes introduce potential coverage gaps that insurance agents and brokers should be aware of, as they work alongside their...

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There’s a Policy for That: Seven Unique Items We’ve Insured

There’s a Policy for That: Seven Unique Items We’ve Insured

We’ve all heard the crazy stories about singers who insure their vocal chords or athletes that take out policies to cover specific body parts. But we’re willing to bet that some of the items Jencap and its affiliate companies have insured over the years will be news to you.  You be the judge: 1. Thomas Jefferson’s Desk  In 1801, Thomas Jefferson...

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Protecting Your Business From a Mass Shooting

Protecting Your Business From a Mass Shooting

Mass shootings have been on the rise since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is classified as an incident with at least 4 people injured or killed. According to non-profit organization Gun Violence Archives, 2020 saw 611 mass shootings, compared to 417 in 2019. As of mid-October, we’ve seen 570 this year. Consequently, there’s been a...

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The True Cost of Inflated Lumber Prices

The True Cost of Inflated Lumber Prices

Homeowner-hopefuls dreaming of their forever home may have to put those dreams on hold—or spend more than initially anticipated. Lumber shortages over the past 18 months and low housing inventory have made buying or building a new home far more expensive than what any of us could have predicted at the onset of 2021. And although some of the...

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NIF Group Rebrands to Jencap Specialty Insurance Services Inc.

NIF Group Rebrands to Jencap Specialty Insurance Services Inc.

MANHASSET, NY (Oct. 1, 2021) – NIF Group (NIF), a national wholesaler and managing general agency based in New York, is pleased to announce a new name and brand identity. NIF will now operate as Jencap Specialty Insurance Services Inc. (JSIS), a division of parent company, Jencap Group LLC (Jencap). “This is our fifth affiliate company to be...

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Jencap Names Bruce Peddle Division President of Jencap Insurance Services

Jencap Names Bruce Peddle Division President of Jencap Insurance Services

NEW YORK (September 16, 2021) – Jencap is pleased to announce that Bruce Peddle has been named President of Jencap Insurance Services Inc. (JCIS) and will assume his new role on Jan. 1, 2022. JCIS is a recently formed division of parent company, Jencap Group LLC (Jencap), that is comprised of former affiliate companies MJ Kelly, Special Risks...

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Things You Should Never Say to Employees

Things You Should Never Say to Employees

If your commercial clients are insured through Jencap, they’ve got great coverage … but you still want to help them avoid situations where they’ll have to use it. In the workplace, there are many things employers can say that violate state and federal laws or can set them up for a future lawsuit.  Even the most well-intentioned and innocent...

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Jencap Announces Strategic Promotions to Company’s Management Team

Jencap Announces Strategic Promotions to Company’s Management Team

NEW YORK (August 09, 2021) – Jencap is pleased to announce two strategic promotions to the company's management team. Kathryn Smith has been promoted to Managing Director of Marketing and Paul Orlando has been promoted to Managing Director of Sales. In their new roles, Smith and Orlando will oversee Jencap’s brand strategy and execution,...

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Special Risks Facilities Rebrands to Jencap Insurance Services Inc.

Special Risks Facilities Rebrands to Jencap Insurance Services Inc.

Sterling Heights, MICH. (August 02, 2021) – Special Risks Facilities (Special Risks), an excess and surplus lines managing general agency with locations in Sterling Heights, MI and Peoria, AZ, is pleased to announce a new name and brand identity. Effective immediately, Special Risks will operate as Jencap Insurance Services Inc. (JCIS), a...

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MJ Kelly Rebrands to Jencap Insurance Services Inc.

MJ Kelly Rebrands to Jencap Insurance Services Inc.

Springfield, MO (August 02, 2021) – MJ Kelly, a full-service managing general commercial insurance agency and wholesale brokerage company, is pleased to announce a new name and brand identity. Starting today, MJ Kelly will operate as Jencap Insurance Services Inc. (JCIS), a recently formed division of parent company, Jencap Group LLC (Jencap)....

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5 Cyber Trends Your Insureds Need to Know

5 Cyber Trends Your Insureds Need to Know

Hackers recently used ransomware against a major gasoline pipeline to halt distribution, costing the company millions of dollars and creating chaos across the southeastern United States. A cyber attack on the world’s largest meat producer last month also forced the shutdown of all its U.S. beef plants, wiping out production from facilities that...

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Jencap Announces Acquisition of U.K.-based Lloyd’s Coverholder

Jencap Announces Acquisition of U.K.-based Lloyd’s Coverholder

Worldwide Special Risks to Provide Essential Live Event Coverage New York, NY (July 8, 2021) – Jencap Group, LLC (Jencap), the wholesale program management and binding authority business of Galway Insurance Holdings LP (Galway), has acquired London-based Worldwide Hole ‘N One Ltd. (WHNO). Through its primary brand, Worldwide Special Risks (WWSR),...

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