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What’s in a Name? The Importance of Named Insured Underwriting

When underwriters think about risk, perils such as fire and theft come to mind. One risk that can be overlooked is improperly underwriting multiple named insureds. This article will discuss the importance of underwriting named insureds.

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Beat the Heat by Staying Hydrated

During my time in the military, a common phrase I heard while training in the field was, “hydrate or die”.  Although it may not have been the best way to put it, it was an effective reminder to keep hydrated…

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A Leadership Formula for Success

I recently attended a one-day leadership conference with a focus on how taking care of yourself could be the key to being an effective leader.  The speakers discussed how to handle stress, the importance of rest and exercise, and how…

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Enterprise Risk Management: An Alternative Approach to Managing Risk

One of the core concepts of insurance is risk management. The Institutes define risk management as “the process of making and implementing decisions that will minimize the adverse effects of accidental losses on an organization.”[i] Insurance professionals regularly use risk…

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Soldering Safely: Tips for Safe Welding

As a kid, I remember going to our family farm almost every weekend to “help” my dad with chores (more like get in his way) and work on our farm equipment. That usually meant welding a piece of machinery back…

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Winter Weather Can Wreak Havoc on Properties and Insurance Programs

As the temperatures dip below freezing this time of year, a number of weather-related situations can result in property insurance losses. Frozen pipes and ice dams are two of the more common wintertime insurance claims.

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Be Cautious, Be Prepared: Winter Driving Done Right

Oh the weather outside is frightful, and the fire is so delightful, but you have places to go, regardless of the snow, of the snow, of the snow! The first winter storm always brings a rash of weather claims and…

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