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Allied Medical Coverage: Make Sure Your Clients Have the Complete Diagnoses

By 2040, seniors with disabilities will expand from 10 to 20 million. With an aging population comes a growing demand for healthcare resources – both technological and professional – stretching the service limits of hospitals, health care centers and medical facilities. Make sure your medical facilities and healthcare professional clients have the complete diagnoses when…

Recent Motor Coach Accidents Show Potential Risk in Transporting Employees and Clients

If using a company-owned or third-party vehicle to transport employees, clients, students or any large group of people, it is important to understand what the potential financial loss could be in the event of an accident. Over the past several days, bus accidents that resulted in varying degrees of personal tragedy have occurred from Canada…

Self-driving Uber Crash Points to Risks in Autonomous Vehicle Technology

Autonomous vehicles (AV) are changing the way the world drives. Yet this emerging industry is also changing how technology companies think about limiting liabilities in case their products do not work as intended. In the aftermath of the death of a pedestrian struck by an Uber self-driving vehicle on March 18 in Arizona, the future…

Kidnap & Ransom Insurance: Protecting Your Clients

Kidnapping is a severe and historic issue in countless countries across the world.1 Approximately 800,000 people in the United States2 and 100,000 people in Mexico3 go missing annually. With so many people across the world at a high and continuously growing risk, Kidnap and Ransom insurance policies have become more important than ever. Kidnap and…

The Rise in Mobile Apps & Need for Tech E&O Insurance

Technology firms are beginning to silently carry the small business sector as 62 percent of small businesses already have, or are in the process of building, a mobile application to support their business. Of those businesses, 30 percent have revenue generating mobile applications or apps.1  With approximately two-thirds of the country’s small businesses depending on…

Cyber and Privacy: 10 Tips to Better Prepare Your Clients

145.5 million U.S. consumers were affected – nearly half of the population – after a data breach at Equifax in September.1 With the sudden, dramatic rise of data breaches across the globe, cybersecurity is at the forefront of insurance industry discussions. Nearly all companies today operate with an online component and even the greatest levels of…

Ask the Expert: Architects and Engineers E&O Coverage Gaps

Insurance Market Source regularly taps into its network of experts for insight into key trends across the insurance landscape. Christopher Stephens, Senior Underwriter, Professional Liability Centre of Excellence, Burns & Wilcox Canada and Nicole Greene, Director of Brokerage, Professional and Executive Liability Center of Excellence, Burns & Wilcox, share their insight on Architects and Engineers…

How Medical Liability Insurance is Changing

The elderly population is booming, set to double in size by 2050.1 As this increase occurs so will the number of facilities needing Allied Medical policies, including: medical clinics, hospice care, healthcare staffing, and adult day care facilities. Currently, premiums written in the property and casualty industry for Allied Lines equates to more than $9.1 billion,…

Rise of the Gig Economy Increases Need for Miscellaneous Errors & Omissions Insurance

Forty-three percent of the workforce in the United States is expected to be made up of freelancers by the year 2020, as compared to just 6 percent nearly 30 years ago.1 The rise of what is described “the gig economy” is driven by business professionals wanting greater autonomy outside of the 9-to-5 world. An increasing number…