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October 31, 2023

Protecting Your Building and Occupants From Vehicle Crashes

Vehicle crashes into buildings can result in severe property damage, which can lead to expensive repairs and business interruptions. In a worst-case scenario, such accidents can cause injuries or even fatalities. As a business owner, it is crucial to take proactive measures to protect your property from these incidents. This article aims to help you...

October 24, 2023

Understanding Protective Safeguards Endorsements (PSEs)

When it comes to property insurance, it’s not just about securing a policy; it’s about fully understanding its nuances to ensure you have the highest level of protection for all your assets. In some cases, misunderstanding the details of your property coverage can mean the difference between safeguarding your investments and costly oversights. One often...

October 18, 2023

The Impact of Secondary Perils on Property Insurance

Secondary perils, such as severe convective storms, floods, wildfires and hailstorms, have significantly impacted the commercial property market. In fact, according to industry data, secondary perils have consistently accounted for over 50% of insured natural disaster losses in recent years. This article provides more information on secondary perils, including their impact on the property insurance...

October 9, 2023

Electrical Preventative Maintenance (EPM) Programs Explained

It’s important for businesses to maintain their electrical systems to avoid unexpected downtime, costly repairs and potential safety hazards. That’s where Electrical Preventative Maintenance (EPM) programs come in. By proactively identifying and preventing electrical problems, businesses can minimize risks, increase efficiency and save money in the long run. This article will discuss the benefits of...

October 3, 2023

How Employers Can Champion Employees’ Wellbeing During Natural Disasters

As the U.S. confronts escalating natural disasters like wildfires, hurricanes and floods, the scope of employer responsibility extends beyond the confines of office walls. Regardless of where you live, people everywhere are vulnerable to experiencing the stress and anguish brought about by these disasters. As a result, employers must act as pillars of support for...

September 26, 2023

Trends In Commercial Real Estate: Amenities Drive Leasing Decisions

You might often hear people—especially investors—say, “Well, what’s trending?” or “What are the current trends showing?” Before making any kind of purchasing decision, it’s important to understand how the market is currently behaving and what the projections are for the future. As we are all aware, the commercial real estate industry got a bit rocked...

August 29, 2023

7 Factors Driving Commercial Property Insurance Costs

Several cost-driving trends have contributed to the hard commercial property insurance market. This environment has led to continuous rate increases and other challenging conditions. In these circumstances, it’s crucial for businesses to understand why premiums have been rising. This article discusses seven factors currently impacting commercial property insurance costs. Catastrophic losses—Hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, winter storms...

August 10, 2023

Navigating the Unpredictable: Key Trends in Catastrophe Claims

Catastrophe (CAT) seasons are increasingly complex to navigate, especially with the surge of non-stop rain and freeze events outside these pivotal periods. What was once a predominately hurricane-focused season has now diversified into more regular, regional weather-related perils, such as windstorms, massive snowfalls and freezing conditions. From the floods in New Zealand this year to the...

July 7, 2023

2023 Commercial Property Insurance Midyear Market Outlook

The last several years have seen the commercial property insurance market progressively harden, evidenced by ongoing rate increases over the past 22 consecutive quarters. Such rate hikes showed some signs of stagnation throughout 2022 by largely remaining within single digits, according to insurance experts. However, this moderation didn’t last in 2023, as rates surged by...

June 7, 2023

Hard Market Conditions Intensify in Commercial Property

Hard market conditions of rate hikes coupled with tightening terms have intensified for June 1 renewals in commercial property, as carriers prevail in a “seller’s market” where new capacity remains scarce, sources told this publication. Even clean accounts in the admitted space are seeing rate increases of 15% year on year, while loss-hit accounts in...