What smart steps are needed for those who live in a “smart home”?

May 31, 2017

“In February, New York governor Andrew Cuomo announced comprehensive cybersecurity regulations for the financial services industry in his state that took effect March 1. The process initiating those regulations had started almost three years before, after significant data breaches occurred, affecting tens of millions of consumers and causing major financial losses for the companies they did
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What protection do I need for becoming a guarantor of payment?

March 16, 2017

“What was your big dream as a kid finishing college? To quote my nephew Daniel Simons, ‘After college, I will hopefully have secured a job in my career and will relocate to wherever I can be of best use to my future employer.’ In other words, like so many other college students these days, Daniel doesn’t
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Advice to Reduce the Likelihood of a Winter Weather Loss

December 19, 2016

“Extreme winter weather has been a major issue throughout much of the U.S. in recent years. In fact, it was the most common cause of loss for PURE members in 2015 with more than 700 claims accounting for around $50M in losses—the majority of which were due to ice dams and frozen pipes. For perspective,
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How do I properly insure both my yacht and its crew?

October 14, 2016

“Many of my high net worth clients regard their beautiful, hard-earned super-yachts as the ‘golden ring’ of their success. These golden rings can range in value from $3 million to $20 million… or even as high as $1.5 billion. Yes, billion (see Eclipse, owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovich, with a crew of 70). So,
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How can my insurance company’s risk-management services help me?

March 2, 2016

“Insurance companies are offering up a host of “value-added” services these days. Many companies, especially those targeting the affluent, have a range of services available to their policyholders. These services typically focus on a higher level of risk-management service and largely fall into three categories: before, during and after claims.” Tim Brenneman, Executive Director of Personal Insurance, is showcased in the February/March 2016 issue
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Why is a detailed, accurate insurance application so important for my protection?

January 21, 2016

“Completing your insurance application is often viewed as an afterthought—just “paperwork” required to secure protection from a new insurance provider. “After all, the decision has already been made to place the coverage, and all that remains is the application, right? Not so fast…” Meaghan Sullivan, Customer Care Representative, is showcased in the December/January 2016 issue of Worth Magazine. To continue reading the
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10 Worst Toys For 2015 Holiday Season

December 1, 2015

Just in time for the holiday season, W.A.T.C.H., an acronym for World Against Toys Causing Harm, has released its annual list of dangerous toys to avoid for 2015. For the past 40 years, W.A.T.C.H. has been focused on raising awareness about potentially hazardous toys. How dangerous can toys really be? According to W.A.T.C.H., a child
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Can I work with any insurance carrier to insure my high-value home?

October 14, 2015

“Our recommendation is that owners of high-value homes work with a carrier that invests in and knows how to assess the accurate replacement or reconstruction value of the home. The carrier must also have the claim’s orientation and expertise to facilitate that process. “Homeowner policies with replacement language are structured to rebuild your home in the event of a covered loss, using similar construction quality and
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