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We are thrilled to announce that Quaker Special Risk is rebranding to Jencap! There are many moving pieces to this rebrand and it will take a few weeks for the entire rollout process to be complete. Our teams are excited about the strength in our new size and the power of this partnership. Here are some things you need to know: Our legal name will change to Jencap Specialty Insurance Services...

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Brushstrokes of Protection: Insuring Fine Art Collections

Brushstrokes of Protection: Insuring Fine Art Collections

The fine art market has demonstrated robust growth, with global art sales increasing by 3% to an estimated $67.8 billion in 2022. The high-end market continues to be a growth driver, with dealer sector sales increasing by 7% to $37.2 billion. The US dominates the global market, with 45% of sales by value. This surge highlights the increasing...

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Exploring the World of Surplus Lines Homeowners Insurance

Exploring the World of Surplus Lines Homeowners Insurance

When it comes to home insurance, surplus lines insurance stands as a critical and often misunderstood component. Understanding the unique aspects and significance of surplus lines insurance is pivotal in offering comprehensive services to insurance professionals specializing in high-risk property insurance. This article unravels the complexities...

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Effective Strategies for Managing Ice Dams

Effective Strategies for Managing Ice Dams

Ice dams, the thick accumulations of ice that form at the edges of roofs, are a notable winter concern for both commercial and residential properties. As insurance agents, gaining a comprehensive understanding of ice dams is key in offering well-informed advice and coverage to your clients. Understanding the Causes of Ice Dams The formation of...

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Property Insurance Trends for 2024

Property Insurance Trends for 2024

As we approach 2024, the commercial property insurance market is witnessing significant shifts. These trends are particularly relevant for businesses and individuals dealing with specialized properties like coastal, vacant, and habitational real estate. Understanding these trends is crucial for making informed insurance coverage decisions. Key...

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Environmental Insurance for Chemical Manufacturers

Environmental Insurance for Chemical Manufacturers

Chemical manufacturing is as complex as it is critical to modern industry. These companies are not only at the heart of industrial production but also crucial in creating products essential for daily life. The inherent risks and liabilities that come with the territory—from supply chain disruptions to regulatory compliance—place a heightened...

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Unpacking Economic and Cyber Risks Facing Global Directors

Unpacking Economic and Cyber Risks Facing Global Directors

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and reliant on technology, directors and officers face a number of challenges and responsibilities. From navigating economic uncertainties to safeguarding against cyber threats, the roles and expectations of these leaders continue to evolve. A survey featured in a recent article from Insurance...

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5 Most Common Risks for Directors & Officers

5 Most Common Risks for Directors & Officers

Directors and officers bear immense responsibilities in their companies. They are the architects of strategic decisions, the stewards of shareholder interests, and the guardians of a company’s vision. Yet, this level of responsibility comes with many challenges; directors and officers face a variety of risk exposures as they steer their...

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Most Popular Luxury Collectible Items

Most Popular Luxury Collectible Items

The global collectibles market was valued at around $372 billion in 2020, and it's expected to keep growing steadily at a rate of 7 percent from 2021 to 2028.As a subcategory of collectible items, luxury collectibles are setting record-breaking prices, and are leading to an overall increase in value for the entire collectibles market. Indeed,...

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Insuring Private Collections with Specialty Insurance

Insuring Private Collections with Specialty Insurance

Private collections, whether they comprise rare art pieces, vintage cars, exquisite jewelry, or other unique treasures, hold immense value not only in terms of monetary worth but also in sentimental value. As insurance agents, understanding the nuances of insuring private collections is pivotal to ensuring collectors safeguard their cherished...

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Elevating Coverage: E&S Insurance for Luxury Homes

Elevating Coverage: E&S Insurance for Luxury Homes

In the insurance world, high-net-worth individuals often possess unique needs and assets that require specialized coverage. One area that stands out is Excess and Surplus (E&S) insurance, particularly when protecting multi-million-dollar homes.As the value of these properties increases, so does the necessity for tailored coverage beyond...

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Why You Need Inland Marine Insurance for Your Cargo’s Journey

Why You Need Inland Marine Insurance for Your Cargo’s Journey

If you thought that inland marine insurance is the policy equivalent of marine insurance, you’re not alone; these terms can often get confused with one another. While they share a common lineage in their names, their individual purposes and applications diverge significantly.  Marine insurance is rooted in safeguarding goods during ocean...

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Latest Data Breaches from Top-Level Companies

Latest Data Breaches from Top-Level Companies

Thanks to technological advances, information flows effortlessly across geographic boundaries and the world’s knowledge is just a few, simple clicks away. As our society becomes ever more digitalized, our world is becoming more dynamic and exciting than ever before. And at the forefront of this change is how we view, store, collect, and interpret...

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The Top 5 Most Common Causes for Data Leaks

The Top 5 Most Common Causes for Data Leaks

Businesses rely heavily on the internet and big data to remain competitive. The very sustainability of their business operations depend on it. Although both the internet and big data can bring in streams of revenue, the digital world also exposes businesses to harmful data leaks. In this blog, we’ll discuss five main causes that create just the...

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Cybersecurity Guide for e-Businesses

Cybersecurity Guide for e-Businesses

The digital revolution has paved the way for e-commerce websites to thrive. Geographical limitations no longer restrict businesses, as customers can be found across various states. Furthermore, transactions can now be completed within minutes instead of days, thanks to efficient, easy to use payment processing and online sales platforms....

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The Hardening of the U.S. Commercial Property Market

The Hardening of the U.S. Commercial Property Market

The hardening of the U.S. commercial property market, where insurance rates are consistently rising in the context of difficult-to-find coverage, is likely to go on for many more years. Experts go as far as claiming that this is the hardest property market that has ever been observed — especially within the last two decades. Rather than one...

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Top Environmental Liability Risks That Landscapers Face

Top Environmental Liability Risks That Landscapers Face

From commercial settings that incorporate an abundance of trees and plants, to freshly maintained lawns in front of any given home, the positive impact that landscape businesses provide to our communities is clearly visible. But what about the risks? There are certain state and local regulations regarding pollutants that can expose a landscaper...

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6 Reasons Commercial Property Insurance Costs are on the Rise

6 Reasons Commercial Property Insurance Costs are on the Rise

In the context of economic uncertainty, commercial property insurance rates are on a steep climb — again. But, why is this phenomenon happening? Instead of one single factor driving up the costs of commercial property insurance, there are several reasons why we’re seeing an increase in insurance rates for this market sector. Here are the six...

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How Insurance Agents Add Value to High-Net-Worth Clients

How Insurance Agents Add Value to High-Net-Worth Clients

Luxury real estate comprises the top 5%-10% of properties in a local market. Most standard homeowners insurance policies are geared toward traditional assets, meaning policy maximums may limit personal replacement when filing a homeowners insurance claim for luxury homes. Insurance agents have a unique opportunity to bring value in high-net-worth...

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Why Excess Flood Insurance Is Now a Necessity for Property Owners

Why Excess Flood Insurance Is Now a Necessity for Property Owners

Whether floods arise due to severe weather from natural disasters or from backed-up plumbing or broken pipes, homeowners don't always understand the risks associated with flooding or the need for flood insurance. In particular, many homeowners may think flood damage is covered by their traditional homeowner's insurance policy.  Even those who...

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Technology E&O – Professional Liability: What’s Covered, What’s Not

Technology E&O – Professional Liability: What’s Covered, What’s Not

While technology can improve efficiency and convenience, it's not without risk. Technology E&O insurance protects businesses and their staff from negligence, mistakes, and cyber threats. Learning what E&O insurance is and is not will help you better meet your clients’ needs and make sure you don’t leave them with any gaps.  What Is...

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