Blog

The latest from
Cook Maran.

inner transparent blue shape man writing on a whiteboard

Looking for the latest from Cook Maran—or what's new in the commercial or personal insurance industry? You'll find it here.

Jun
20
2019

The Importance of Product Recall Insurance:

Posted in Commercial Insurance
By

Product Recall Insurance “Product Recall Insurance” is aptly named, as it sounds exactly like what it is: coverage that provides protection for you in the event you must recall any of your products. Coverage can include product recall expenses and liability to third parties seeking damages because your product recall could cause a loss of
Read full article

May
02
2018

The Case Against Employer Paid Long-Term Disability Coverage

Posted in Employee Benefits
By

Offering employer-paid benefits is a great way to attract and retain highly qualified employees.  However, employees may benefit more by paying for one type of insurance on their own:  long-term disability. Long-term disability coverage is an often overlooked but very important employee benefit.  Long-term disability insurance picks up where a short-term policy leaves off, usually
Read full article

Apr
11
2018

Home Renovations: Are you covered?

Posted in Personal Insurance
By

“53% of U.S. adults made some type of home improvement in the past 12 months. Home improvement and repair expenditure in the U.S. amounted to about $326.1 billion in 2015. Homeowners improve their homes to make them more comfortable, make aesthetic updates, upgrade air conditioning and heating systems, waterproof roofs, finish basements, boost energy savings
Read full article

Aug
04
2017

Paid Family Leave

Posted in Employee Benefits
By

“Starting in January 2018, Paid Family Leave (PFL) will take effect for New Yorkers. NY PFL will be one of the most comprehensive paid family leave programs in the country. All New York “covered employers” (typically private sector employers with one or more employees who have private sector statutory disability insurance / DBL), have to
Read full article

May
31
2017

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

Posted in Personal Insurance
By

“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
Read full article