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Builders and Contractors – Four Tips to Control Insurance Costs

Insurance costs for builders and contractors are on the rise. While it is helpful to understand the why, more important is understanding what you can do to help suppress these cost increases. Here are a few things that builders and contractors can do to help put them in a more favorable pricing position:

  • Complete a full loss control assessment of your safety practices. Do you have a formal safety program? A safety manual? When was the last time they were updated?  Do you have daily “toolbox talks” or other sharing sessions? …

What Businesses Need to Know About Preventing a Cyber-Attack

It’s imperative that insurance brokers do our part to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity for individuals and businesses. Cyber insurance is a component of a healthy cybersecurity strategy yet many businesses, both small and large, continue to operate without proper coverage. I recently sat down with Travis Whitmill, Vice President of Evolve, a nationally recognized cybersecurity insurance specialist, to discuss everything cyber insurance.  Evolve was named “Advisen Cyber MGA of the Year” in 2020 and 2021.

1. Cyber insurance is still foreign to many businesses. How would you describe it in 30 seconds to a business owner?

Cyber insurance provides coverage for…


Is Your Business Protected from Cyber Threats?

Businesses were already becoming more and more digital, then the pandemic hit and that transition increased significantly – even businesses that may not have considered online solutions before were forced to adapt. With more business happening online, there are new threats that business owners need to be prepared for – computer viruses, data breaches, malicious hacking, and other cyber-crimes. To help cover the cost related to these potential exposures, the insurance industry has policies tailored to cover the loss and damages.

What is Cyber Liability Insurance?
Cyber liability insurance is a newer coverage that has evolved from the digitization of…


Key Factors to Controlling Commercial Auto Insurance

The segment for commercial automobile insurance is continuing to experience deteriorating results. In fact, commercial auto insurers reported the worst losses in a decade, according to this article from Insurance Journal. Driven by numerous factors including costlier litigation from social inflation and increased repair costs, the average business may see double-digit rate increases on upcoming renewals on their commercial automobile line of insurance! There are ways to help control that expense.

Here are two things to keep in mind as you’re preparing for your insurance renewal:

  1. Proper safety and loss control techniques can help you decrease the frequency and severity…

Is Your Business Protected from Cyber Threats?

As business becomes increasingly digital, there are new threats that business owners need to be prepared for. As companies experienced losses and damages due to computer viruses, data breaches, malicious hacking, and other cyber crimes, the industry responded with insurance policies tailored to cover the costs related to these exposures.

What is Cyber Liability Insurance?

Cyber liability insurance is a newer coverage that has evolved from the digitization of business in the 21st century. Cyber liability insurance generally covers your business’ liabilities for a data breach or cyber crimes involving sensitive customer information, such as Social Security numbers, credit card…

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