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The Placing You First Podcast spans a diverse spectrum of insurance industry issues to keep you and your clients informed.

Placing You First Insurance Podcast by CRC Group CRC Group

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The Placing You First Podcast spans a diverse spectrum of insurance industry issues to keep you and your clients informed.

    Insurance Marketplace Adds to Uncertainty for Contractors

    Insurance Marketplace Adds to Uncertainty for Contractors

    Amid the stubborn coronavirus pandemic, institutional capital and developer investment has paused, forcing contractors to take a wait-and-see approach for their direction in 2021 and beyond. While the industry cheered the economic comeback of the third quarter after a record second-quarter slowdown, developers and builders remain cautious, particularly in sectors deeply affected by the pandemic and the associated shutdowns – namely office buildings and hospitality. Well-capitalized projects, including those funded by municipal bonds, appear set to continue on plan while other more speculative investments have been sidelined indefinitely.

    Featuring:
    Nathan Levine is a Senior Vice President in CRC’s Boca Raton, FL office and active member of the Casualty Practice GroupMichael V. Yovino is an active member of the Casualty Practice Group and Senior Vice President in CRC’s Long Island, New York office.Download a Shareable PDF Article from this Podcast 

    • 15 min
    The Benefits of Occupational Accident Coverage

    The Benefits of Occupational Accident Coverage

    Americans learned just how vital the trucking industry is to daily life during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Truck drivers all across the country witnessed an outpouring of public recognition and gratitude as the nation coped with shipping delays and supply shortages\. As the economy works to recover, trucking will continue to play an essential role, making it more important than ever that trucking companies protect business operations. Often overlooked, occupational accident insurance should be a key component of any trucking company’s risk management program.

    Contributor
    Alek Turko is a Managing Underwriter and Office President with 5Star Specialty Programs, a division of CRC Group. Alek and his team specialize in providing trucking insurance solutions in the for-hire trucking, leased owner-operator, and public auto spaces.5Star is a full-service MGA, and subsidiary of CRC Group, offering unmatched expertise in the trucking, public auto, and Worker’s Compensation sectors. With more than 30 years in the industry and strong partnerships with multiple highly rated carriers, 5Star writes both fleet and individual policies, making it easier for trucking companies to sponsor a program and ensure that every leased driver has adequate coverage with known limits. Along with occupational accident insurance, 5Star also offers Worker’s Compensation to cover non-leased drivers such as company drivers, clerical staff, mechanics, and company owners. Non-Trucking Liability (NTL) and Physical Damage policies, as well as Contingent Liability is also available.

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    • 15 min
    Smoother Ride Ahead for Primary Auto

    Smoother Ride Ahead for Primary Auto

    The road ahead may be opening up in the primary auto market after last year’s nationwide economic dislocation brought on by the pandemic. The trucking industry, in particular, endured months of turmoil amid massive shifts in demand as people nationwide began not only working from home—but also staying at home after work. In commercial auto, the shutdown-induced reduction in traffic congestion may have brought a decline in accident frequency. That would be welcome news for insurers in a market where the combined ratio overall has remained above 100 for a decade. 

    Featuring
    Stewart Brown, TRIP is Senior Vice President & Senior Broker and CRC Transportation’s Southwest Regional Manager. He is also a member of the Casualty Practice Advisory Committee.Pete Feeney leads CRC Transportation as Regional Director and is located in Scarborough, Maine.

    • 17 min
    Understanding Wage and Hour Exposures

    Understanding Wage and Hour Exposures

    Wage and Hour (W&H) exposure is an often misunderstood and frequently underinsured risk. It is commonly — and incorrectly — assumed that W&H claims are restricted to either misclassification of exempt/non-exempt employment status or failure to pay overtime. However, W&H liability also includes allegations such as underpayment of overtime, miscalculation of wages, refusal to allow employee breaks, expecting off-the-clock work, not paying employees regularly, refusal to pay exempt employees for absences, not paying for time required to put on or remove protective gear or clothing, and only adhering to federal minimum wage guidelines when state guidelines warrant higher pay.

    Featuring:
    Allyson Benda is a Senior Broker, Vice President located in CRC’s Nashville office and a member of the ExecPro Advisory Committee.
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    • 11 min
    The State of the Insurance Market for West Coast Property

    The State of the Insurance Market for West Coast Property

    The West Coast has its unique challenges like earthquakes and wildfires. These factors make for a property market that is diverse and ever-changing. In this episode, we check in with two CRC property specialists who have a lot of experience dealing with West Coast property.  How tough are rates and capacity?  How long will the challenging market last?  Are there any signs of easing? 
    Featuring two members of CRC’s Property Practice that writes over $3 billion in property premium annually:
    ·       Jim Sipich is a broker from the CRC San Francisco office.  LinkedIn
    ·       Jonathan White is a broker from the CRC’s Bothell office.  LinkedIn

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    • 15 min
    Preparing Clients Against the Impact of Cyberattacks

    Preparing Clients Against the Impact of Cyberattacks

    Week after week, hackers and cybercriminals launch new phishing campaigns, develop creative digital extortion threats, and expand scams with the potential to negatively impact business operations in a big way. Cyberattacks can halt online operations in only minutes and take weeks to resolve. In addition, a cyberattack that involves the loss of customer data can result in expensive litigation that seriously impacts a company’s bottom line.

    • 31 min

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