Do Your High-Risk Clients Need Excess & Surplus Insurance?

Do Your High-Risk Clients Need Excess & Surplus Insurance?

Suppose one of your clients is an arborist, who works with dangerous equipment – and in hazardous conditions – regularly. Or you’re working with the owner of a large concert venue who is worried about the risks of hosting large events with huge crowds. In cases like these, insurance carriers may refuse to offer standard coverage due to the higher...

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Primary vs. Excess Flood Insurance

Primary vs. Excess Flood Insurance

Industry jargon can easily leave your clients thrown off and confused. For example, when considering insurance coverage options and recommendations, your clients may be unfamiliar with terms like "primary" and "excess," resulting in inadequate coverage in the event of a flood. When selecting policies, it's critical to know the coverage's...

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Insurance Appraisals: What are Inspectors Really Looking For?

Insurance Appraisals: What are Inspectors Really Looking For?

Insurance appraisals play an essential part in determining coverage types and costs for a property. Unlike a purchase appraisal, insurance appraisals don't consider a property's market or land value like they would for the sale or refinancing of a property. Instead, inspectors conduct an in-depth assessment to determine the property's replacement...

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Can You Insure That? Our Most Unusual Excess and Surplus Policies

Can You Insure That? Our Most Unusual Excess and Surplus Policies

In the world of insurance, it's not uncommon to seek out property and casualty policies. But what about situations that require coverage for more bizarre items or circumstances? At Quaker Special Risk MA, we're focused on providing clients with the best coverage, no matter how “outside-the-box” the situation is. Here are a few of the wacky...

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Is Flood Included in Homeowners Coverage?

Is Flood Included in Homeowners Coverage?

According to the Insurance Information Institute, less than 20 percent of U.S. homeowners have flood insurance, despite floods being the most costly natural hazard in the country. Many are either unaware that their insurance policies lack flood damage coverage or underestimate the likelihood of experiencing a flood-related incident.  Under most...

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6 Marketplace Trends Impacting the Surplus Lines Homeowners Market

6 Marketplace Trends Impacting the Surplus Lines Homeowners Market

2020 is changing the landscape of the insurance world, and the effects of this shift are most obvious in the hardening market conditions for surplus lines property & casualty, as well as personal lines coverage. The cause of this shift is complex, and while a small part has been influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic, there's more to the story...

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Property Rates are Increasing.  What’s Driving This Trend?

Property Rates are Increasing. What’s Driving This Trend?

Policy holders may notice rate spikes in their property insurance and wonder why their premiums are rising.  Some premium increases are caused by things out of your control, like inflation, but other factors concern you specifically – including your claims history and credit score. Some reasons for a property rate hike include: Mathematics –...

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Difficult Homeowners Risks Just Got Easy!

Difficult Homeowners Risks Just Got Easy!

Let’s face the facts:  Your clients are going to have homeowners’ claims.  They are going to buy that coastal secondary home in Florida or California and call you the day of closing for coverage.  They are going to rent out their seasonal home on AirBnB.  They are going to tell you there is a fire department within 5 miles when there isn’t....

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