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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 of mind that our accounts are secure, because...

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How Delaying to Report an Injury Hurts Employee and Employer

How Delaying to Report an Injury Hurts Employee and Employer

The moment an employee is injured on the job, the clock starts ticking for them to alert their employer and begin the process of filing a Workers’ Compensation claim. In most states, the deadline to submit a Workers’ Compensation claim to a company’s insurance provider is 2 to 3 years but varies by state. However, the deadline for employees to...

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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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6 Things Agents and Brokers Can Do to Boost Email Readership

6 Things Agents and Brokers Can Do to Boost Email Readership

Despite Mark Zuckerburg’s attempt to pronounce email as “dead” over a decade ago, it’s a marketing mainstay that’s here for the long haul. Email users in the United States are projected to grow to 81.2% of the total population by 2024. Even the social-media obsessed Millennials and Gen Zers have a death grip on their emails.  But wait. . . if...

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Did the Workers’ Compensation Industry Dodge a COVID-19 Claims Bullet?

Did the Workers’ Compensation Industry Dodge a COVID-19 Claims Bullet?

COVID-19 was a top concern for Workers’ Compensation executives at the start of 2021. As the pandemic continued, those in the industry worried about the size and number of claims that could develop. To add to their concern, many states passed compensability presumptions for those who work in industries like healthcare. Those rules state that...

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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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MiniCo Insurance Agency Announces Rebrand as a Jencap Company

MiniCo Insurance Agency Announces Rebrand as a Jencap Company

MiniCo's new brand reflects its association with parent company Jencap Group, LLC (Jencap). Under the Jencap umbrella, MiniCo is now one of the largest program administrators in the United States. Phoenix, AZ (July 1, 2021) – MiniCo Insurance Agency, a leading program administrator offering specialty programs for a variety of industries, today...

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Jencap Group Announces New President

Jencap Group Announces New President

We are pleased to announce that Mark Maher has been promoted to President. In his new role, Maher will work with the Jencap management team to develop strategic plans, drive overall growth initiatives, manage carrier and broker relationships, and work with affiliate company leaders to achieve an effective cross-selling practice; all the while...

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Genesee General Announces Rebrand: Will Operate as Jencap Insurance Services Inc.

Genesee General Announces Rebrand: Will Operate as Jencap Insurance Services Inc.

Atlanta, GA (June 1, 2021) – Stringer Ware and Company Inc. DBA Genesee General, managing general agency, program administrator and wholesale insurance broker, is pleased to announce a new name and brand identity. Effective immediately, Genesee General will operate as “Jencap Insurance Services Inc.,” a newly formed division of parent company,...

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How Lumber Prices Are Impacting the Insurance Market

How Lumber Prices Are Impacting the Insurance Market

What toilet paper was to us in 2020 is now what lumber is in 2021. A number of colliding factors have caused a massive lumber shortage. Add a high demand to that, and the conditions are continuing to drive up prices. The price of lumber is not just up 25 or 50%; it’s up 193% since last year, and it’s about to go even higher! Now, anxious...

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The Top 7 Construction Trends of 2021

The Top 7 Construction Trends of 2021

In 2020, the pandemic changed how everyone did business, especially the construction industry. Looking at 2021, businesses will continue to evolve due to the COVID-19 fallout. In addition, the construction industry is also being impacted by the rise of new technology, as well as a rise in construction costs, labor shortages, and stricter...

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Prime Examples of Professional Liability Insurance Claims

Prime Examples of Professional Liability Insurance Claims

Do you offer your clients the option of getting professional liability insurance as part of their total coverage packages? If so, it's essential to communicate to them what the most common professional liability claim types are. Although no client likes to consider that they might be at risk of a professional liability lawsuit someday, the...

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Top 5 Home Health Trends of 2021

Top 5 Home Health Trends of 2021

Our nation’s healthcare system will become much more strained as the Baby Boomer generation (born between 1946 and 1964) passes retirement age, and the need for home healthcare services will rise dramatically.  The population eligible for Medicare in the U.S. in 2000 was 35.1 million, but that number will be almost double at 69.7 million by 2030....

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The Pandemic’s Impact on the Transportation Industry

The Pandemic’s Impact on the Transportation Industry

If you insure truckers, trucking companies, or other clients that conduct business in the transportation sector, you may be wondering what impact the pandemic has had on the industry as a whole. Although transportation is generally considered an essential service, the pandemic left nearly no industry unaffected, transportation included. Your...

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Importance of Complete Insurance Submissions

Importance of Complete Insurance Submissions

According to ratings agency A.M Best, the country’s property and casualty insurance industry saw an 86% drop in underwriting income in 2020 - falling to $600 million compared to $4.5 billion for the same period in 2019.  Workers’ Compensation carriers specifically are being tested in the marketplace like never before; loss costs have been on a...

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