Placing You First Insurance Podcast by CRC Group

Placing You First Insurance Podcast by CRC Group

The Placing You First Podcast spans a diverse spectrum of insurance industry issues to keep you and your clients informed.

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November 12, 2021 21 min

Healthcare is a diverse industry, ranging from individual practitioners and home health nurses to ambulatory care centers and integrated systems with revenues in the billions of dollars. The risks along that spectrum also vary widely, but the insurance marketplace for healthcare organizations has been almost uniformly tight. Several insurance companies that underwrote healthcare business for decades have withdrawn from some classes...

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Costly litigation alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has made coverage hard to get for businesses that contact customers and prospects by phone or text. We explore why markets for TPCA risks are scarce and how to work with a knowledgeable wholesale broker to help insureds.

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  • Harold Field is Office President of CRC New York and a member of the ExecPro practice group.
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    Visit TheInsurer.com for more information about this interview.

    Recently, CRC Group's CEO Dave Obenauer sat down with David Bull from the Insurer to discuss the state of the E&S Marketplace.  It was a great conversation, and we're happy to share it with you.

    "Strong growth in the E&S market shows no sign of letting up as a confluence of loss events, and a greater awareness of risk drives demand for products and so...

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  • Camille Knight is a Senior Broker with our CRC Indianapolis team, located in Kentucky. She has extensive experience and specializes in aviation relation risks.
  • As the aviation industry rebounds from a massive pandemic-induced downturn, aviation insurance rates are rising as insurers seek to address prior-year losses and the industry’s evolving risks. Interest in private jet purchases and rentals have surged as more busine...

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    The REDY Index leverages CRC Group’s collection of actionable data – the wholesale industry’s largest. It provides critical pricing analysis monthly, giving you a snapshot of the marketplace. The REDY Index generates instant intelligence on pricing trends by industry or coverage, enabling our retail partners to set accurate data- driven expectations with their clients. Removing the guesswork empowers CRC team members to negotiate c...

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    Amid the stubborn coronavirus pandemic, institutional capital and developer investment has paused, forcing contractors to take a wait-and-see approach for their direction in 2021 and beyond. While the industry cheered the economic comeback of the third quarter after a record second-quarter slowdown, developers and builders remain cautious, particularly in sectors deeply affected by the pandemic and the associated shutdowns – namely...

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    Americans learned just how vital the trucking industry is to daily life during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Truck drivers all across the country witnessed an outpouring of public recognition and gratitude as the nation coped with shipping delays and supply shortages\. As the economy works to recover, trucking will continue to play an essential role, making it more important than ever that trucking companies protect busi...

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    June 16, 2021 18 min

    The road ahead may be opening up in the primary auto market after last year’s nationwide economic dislocation brought on by the pandemic. The trucking industry, in particular, endured months of turmoil amid massive shifts in demand as people nationwide began not only working from home—but also staying at home after work. In commercial auto, the shutdown-induced reduction in traffic congestion may have brought a decline in accident ...

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    Wage and Hour (W&H) exposure is an often misunderstood and frequently underinsured risk. It is commonly — and incorrectly — assumed that W&H claims are restricted to either misclassification of exempt/non-exempt employment status or failure to pay overtime. However, W&H liability also includes allegations such as underpayment of overtime, miscalculation of wages, refusal to allow employee breaks, expecting off-the-clock...

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    The West Coast has its unique challenges like earthquakes and wildfires. These factors make for a property market that is diverse and ever-changing. In this episode, we check in with two CRC property specialists who have a lot of experience dealing with West Coast property.  How tough are rates and capacity?  How long will the challenging market last?  Are there any signs of easing? 

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    Week after week, hackers and cybercriminals launch new phishing campaigns, develop creative digital extortion threats, and expand scams with the potential to negatively impact business operations in a big way. Cyberattacks can halt online operations in only minutes and take weeks to resolve. In addition, a cyberattack that involves the loss of customer data can result in expensive litigation that seriously impacts a company’s botto...

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    Mold has been a part of our environment for millions of years, and there are more than 100,000 mold species naturally occurring on Earth.  While mold spores are tiny in size, they can mean big trouble for hotels and resorts. Mold has consistently been a loss leader for the hospitality industry insurers, but its impact has expanded over the last few years, with primary claim drivers including undetected HVAC or plumbing system issue...

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     At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers moved quickly to develop and implement remote work-from-home protocols to protect employees. Almost a year since it all began, employers are starting to develop return to work plans. Well-known finance giants, Goldman Sachs, and JPMorgan Chase, are delaying their return after initially attempting to bring workers back near the end of 2020 only to send many workers home again aft...

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    February 18, 2021 22 min

    The property market remains challenging in 2021.  How are agents, wholesalers, and markets dealing with the hard market?  We discuss a wide range of issues surrounding the difficult Property market.

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    David Pagoumian is the President of the CRC Red Bank, NJ office. David specializes in property placements and is an active member of the Property Practice Advisory Committee.

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    January 19, 2021 22 min

    This is the state of the market for property in the northeastern United States, including trends about rates, capacity, limits, and COVID-19.

    2020 was a very different year for property insurance.  The industry weathered COVID-19, the elections, a record number of named storms, wildfires, and more. As we begin 2021,  it's a great time to discuss the state of the market for property. In the coming weeks, we will release more info...

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    This is the state of the market for property in the central and southeastern United States, including trends about rates, capacity, limits, and COVID-19.

    2020 has been a very different year for property insurance.  The industry has weather COVID-19, the elections, a record number of named storms, wildfires, and more. As we approach the end of 2020,  it's a great time to discuss the state of the market for property. In the comin...

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    December 11, 2020 24 min

    Casualty capacity is shrinking and the market remains challenging.  How are agents, wholesalers, and markets dealing with the hard market?  We sit down with two CRC Casualty specialists to discuss a wide range of issues surrounding the difficult Casualty market.

    Featuring:
    Vladimir Peraza
    Casualty and Property Broker from CRC New York

    Stewart Brown
    Transportation and Casualty Broker from CRC Seattle

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    A growing number of organizations are using biometric data, such as fingerprints and retinal scans, as a convenient way to improve security. From touchpads that unlock smartphones and computers, to scanners providing access to places of business, biometric data seems to be a fast, easy and secure way to authenticate individuals and unlock access.

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    Everyone knows the fine print matters, but it is especially important when it comes to the additional insured endorsements sometimes requested by partners. Clauses requiring such endorsements can be expensive in ways insureds may not realize. Understanding the hidden costs of an additional insured endorsement can keep an insured from unfairly paying for another’s mistakes or unintentionally elevating insurance costs. Contractual pr...

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    Fifteen years into the soft market cycle, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Medical Professional Liability (MPL) market is turning around. Many will remember that the Long-Term Care (LTC) market began to show signs of hardening in 2017, and the Hospital segment began to follow suit in the second quarter of 2019. While the Facilities and Physician segments have lagged behind, they’re also turning the corner toward a firmer ma...

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