Commercial Insurance Tag

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These days, floods, earthquakes and similar catastrophes are common threats to a business’s property.

In fact, according to the Insurance Information Institute, natural disasters cause billions of dollars in property losses in the United States each year.

While commercial property insurance is an essential component of a business’s risk management portfolio, it can exclude coverage for floods and earthquakes. To address potential gaps in coverage, many businesses secure difference-in-conditions (DIC) insurance. This Coverage Insights provides an overview of DIC insurance, including what it is and what types of businesses can benefit from such a policy.

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As an employer, you care about making your workforce feel valued and managing your organization successfully.

However, even if you do everything you can to ensure smooth relationships with your staff, employment practices liability (EPL) risks remain. That’s why it’s crucial for your organization to have EPL coverage. Such a policy can offer protection for claims that result from employees alleging various employment-related issues—such as discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination.

In today’s business climate of corporate transparency and accountability, an organization’s officers and directors face a myriad of employment-related exposures.

Sarbanes-Oxley regulatory mandates and shareholder activism mean directors are more frequently at risk, translating to rising claims and escalating settlement costs. In the wake of unprecedented corporate scandals in recent years, clearly the trend of corporate accountability applies to large corporations. But privately held companies, including nonprofits, are not exempt from litigation arising out of the management decisions of their boards. They, too, are at risk.

As technology becomes increasingly important for successful business operations, the value of a strong cyber liability insurance policy continues to grow. The continued rise in the amount of information stored and transferred electronically has resulted in a remarkable increase in the potential exposures facing businesses. In an...