Hurricanes: Another Reason to Bond Your Subs  

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It would take fewer than 30 dominoes to wipe out the Empire State Building. Unbelievable, right? Perhaps, but a University of Toronto physics professor theorized as much in a demonstration showing that dominoes can actually knock down things about one-and-a-half times their size. Thus, starting from a domino five millimeters tall, it would take just… Read more »

Construction Leads U.S. Industries in Struck-By Accidents, Deaths

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The headlines say it all: “Worker killed by steamroller,” “Worker hit and killed on Highway 9,” “Worker hit, killed in construction zone.” Highway maintenance workers have some of the most dangerous jobs in the construction field, as do power-line installers and excavators. So says a new study that examines the role of “struck-by” hazards in… Read more »

Video: Taking the Pain Out of Open Enrollment

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CCIG Account Executive Storma McMurry talks about open enrollment and offers tips on how companies can make it through this season more effectively. Related: Are You Ready for Open Enrollment Season?

Umbrella Coverage, For Those Astronomical Judgments

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You don’t have to be a millionaire to be sued like one. That point, more than any other, is all anyone really needs to know when they’re deciding whether to buy excess liability, or as it’s more commonly known, umbrella insurance. Given how relatively inexpensive an umbrella policy costs – and because, sadly, we live… Read more »

5 Things to Keep in Mind About Flood Insurance

The flooding wasn’t on the level seen in Houston post-Harvey, nor was it on the scale of the lashing Irma inflicted on the Caribbean. It certainly wasn’t biblical. But the 2013 storm that dumped 17 inches in some parts of Colorado was big enough to prompt many to wonder about their flood insurance. Did they… Read more »

Taylor Swift Trial Argues for Special Liability Coverage

Swifties, as Taylor Swift’s fans are known, were no doubt glued to their screens as the jury’s verdict was announced at her recent groping trial. A few insurance industry lawyers also were probably tuning in, though perhaps for a different reason. The federal trial in Denver, in case it missed your attention, focused on a… Read more »

Are You Ready for Open Enrollment Season?

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Open enrollment season is once more upon us, an always hectic time made more fraught by costs that continue to rise. But it’s more than that. The open enrollment period is an important opportunity for employers to demonstrate the investment they have made in their employees. It’s also a good time to remind them about… Read more »

Serious Business: How to Limit Consequential Damages  

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The Sands Casino was demolished nearly 10 years ago, but it may be decades, if ever, before the notoriety surrounding the old Atlantic City, N.J., hotel fades. That infamy, as any construction lawyer worth their salt will tell you, was established when arbitrators awarded $14.5 million in mostly “consequential damages” against the hotel’s prime contractor,… Read more »