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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 the entire property/casualty industry.  Despite...

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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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5 Reasons Pollution and Environmental Claims Are Rising

5 Reasons Pollution and Environmental Claims Are Rising

Increasing natural disasters and folk hero icons like Greta Thunberg have recently made climate change a major topic in the media. Also increasing over the last few years are environmental insurance claims, while capacity is shrinking at the same time (Willis Towers Watson). According to Risk and Insurance, there are a few reasons for the rise in...

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FAQ Regarding Professional Liability Insurance

FAQ Regarding Professional Liability Insurance

Also referred to as errors and omissions insurance or an E&O policy, professional liability insurance is coverage for professional services such as accounting, medical or healthcare, and legal work from claims filed by their clients for acts of negligence. Many of the professionals working in these fields don't have an accurate understanding...

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How COVID Continues to Impact Construction Market

How COVID Continues to Impact Construction Market

The impacts of COVID-19 have stretched beyond the healthcare industry, impacting everything from computer security to construction. Those in the construction industry, whether supply chain vendors, contractors, developers, owners, and others, have all had their businesses affected by the pandemic. The varying requirements across the country for...

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Is a Large Deductible Plan Right For Your Client?

Is a Large Deductible Plan Right For Your Client?

A Workers’ Compensation large deductible plan provides the same coverage as a guaranteed insurance plan – in fact, it is a guaranteed insurance plan with a special deductible endorsement. The deductible size for these plans generally ranges from $100,000 to $1,000,000 per occurrence. Large deductible plans are not for every company, but some...

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5 Ways Insurance Should Adapt to Severe Weather Trends

5 Ways Insurance Should Adapt to Severe Weather Trends

2020 was an expensive year in natural disasters, contributing to a hard property insurance market. Unfortunately, expensive natural disasters are “trending” and expected to continue this year.  Less than normal winter rain and snowfall in regions of California lead experts to believe the state is in for a “worse than average” wildfire season,...

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What is Garagekeepers Liability & Who Needs It?

What is Garagekeepers Liability & Who Needs It?

When people bring vehicles to auto repair shops, garages, or towing companies for repair or maintenance, they trust these professionals to protect their cars from damage. As service providers, your clients are liable for the vehicles' safety while in their care. Unfortunately, accidents can and do happen, making both garage liability and...

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3 Benefits of Pay-As-You-Owe Workers’ Comp Plans

3 Benefits of Pay-As-You-Owe Workers’ Comp Plans

When you secure a Workers’ Compensation policy, premiums are determined by a company’s annual estimated payroll, which often ends up being inaccurate. It leaves many business owners needing a refund for overpayment or having to pay extra when they close out the year; especially service-based businesses with fluctuating staff, such as restaurants...

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Top 5 Solar Industry Trends for 2021

Top 5 Solar Industry Trends for 2021

While some industries are struggling in 2021 in the wake of the pandemic, renewable energy is expected to generate more revenue this year. Many new construction projects designed to help businesses move toward carbon neutrality were halted in 2020, and they’re expected to resume in 2021. In addition, the new Biden administration plans to bring...

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