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Contractor Pollution Liability

Insurance Market Source regularly taps into its network of experts for insight into key trends and developments across the insurance landscape. Gina Jones, Associate Vice President and Director, Environmental Center of Excellence, Burns & Wilcox, breaks down the ins and outs of Contractor Pollution Liability insurance.   Q: What do Contractor Pollution Liability policies cover? A:…

Logging and Lumbering Insurance

Insurance Market Source regularly taps into its network of experts for insight into key trends and developments across the insurance landscape. Steve McQueen, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox Canada, breaks down the ins and outs of logging and lumbering insurance for logging contractors.   Q: What are the most common risk exposures to logging contractors? A:…

Ask the Expert: High-Net-Worth Insurance

Insurance Market Source regularly taps into its network of experts for insight into key trends and developments across the insurance landscape. Bill Gatewood, Corporate Vice President and Director, Personal Insurance at Burns & Wilcox, breaks down the ins and outs of high-net-worth insurance. Q: What do high-net-worth insurance policies cover? A: High-net-worth insurance policies provide specialized…

Allied Medical Risks

Insurance Market Source regularly taps into its network of experts for insight into key trends and developments across the insurance landscape. Brad Rosgen, Health Care Practice Leader at Burns & Wilcox, breaks down the ins and outs of allied medical risks. IMS: What types of businesses fall into the Allied Medical category? BR: An allied medical…

Avoid This Business Interruption Insurance Trap

Avoid This Business Interruption Trap

Beware. Business Interruption insurance can give clients a false sense of security. In the perfect world, one standard policy would cover all companies. The reality is, multi-layered companies (e.g. a manufacturing facility) have more exposures than a single mom-and-pop store. Simply put, a business that has more to lose financially needs more coverage for its…

A Tale of Two Markets, professional liability

A Tale of Two Markets

Burning questions about the professional liability and environmental segments, answered by four industry insiders. Q. How do you best serve professional insureds and agents during the claims process? Emmanuel E. Manuelidis, Esq., claims and litigation director, Atain Insurance Companies, responds: We offer excellent client service combined with a streamlined and personalized claims service. We work…

Environmental Risk, Coverage, and Pollution Insurance

Q. What should brokers and agents know about environmental risk? Gina Jones, director of environmental programs, Burns & Wilcox responds: Nearly every client has an environmental risk and most insureds are unaware their environmental exposures may have no coverage. For example, a drilling contractor does not seem to present an environmental risk until it hits…

Collect and Protect

Collect & Protect

Flexibility the hallmark of new collection coverage from U.K. provider Whether they’re handling stamps, music memorabilia, fine art or some other type of valuable collection, individual collectors, museums, dealers and auction houses have one thing in common: a deep appreciation and respect for whatever items they handle. As unique and irreplaceable as a collection and…

Short-circuited... almost

Short-Circuited… Almost

Just when you think an account is placed, it’s not… Personal lines manager Jacque Dungan of the Burns & Wilcox St. Louis office faced that situation recently with a palatial, century old home in Missouri. It all began when a wealthy homeowner, unhappy with the premiums he was paying for his home and other personal…

Marine market mastery

Marine Market Mastery

Expert insight to build a buoyant book of watercraft business Q. What types of watercraft are candidates for coverage? Erin Deaton, Senior Underwriter at the Burns & Wilcox Marine Center of Excellence, responds: Our capabilities are very broad. We can cover a wide range of watercraft, from a small airboat to a $200 million yacht;…