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The State of the Hospitality Market

The State of the Hospitality Market

During this webinar, our experts met for a discussion on the state of the Hospitality Insurance market and the residual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resurgence of business, and tips for agents and brokers. Featured Experts: Bonnie Steen, Vice President, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox, New Orleans, LA Barry Whitton, Managing Director, Broker, Property, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Atlanta,…

Tesla Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Over Worries Windows Could Cause a Pinch

Tesla Recalls Over 1 Million Vehicles Over Worries Windows Could Cause a Pinch

A faulty window reversal system on certain Tesla models has led to the recall of more than 1 million vehicles. The problem, discovered by the company during production testing in August, could make the power windows react incorrectly to obstructions and cause an individual\'s fingers to be pinched, the Associated Press reported. Affected vehicles include certain Model 3 and Model…

Trending Intel: July 2022

Trending Intel: July 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in July 2022.   1. Property & Casualty Overview & Outlook Commercial Property, Cyber Liability and Coastal Properties Watch as our experts discuss the Property & Casualty market as we begin the third quarter of 2022. This panel discussion included insights into…

Trending Intel: June 2022

Trending Intel: June 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in June 2022. 1. Flood Insurance Flood Modeling & Insurance Perspectives The U.S. Flood insurance market is being completely revamped with the launch of the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) risk rating 2.0, which applies risk modeling technology to evaluate exposure. Simultaneously the…

Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt

Multiple Accidents Bring Boston Construction Projects to a Halt

Two separate construction accidents in Boston recently caused a stoppage on projects by the region’s largest construction company. According to reports, Suffolk Construction halted work at multiple job sites on May 6 in order to “reinforce safety awareness” after multiple workers were hurt when a former power plant under construction collapsed May 4, followed by an accident at another job…

State of the Construction Insurance Market

State of the Construction Insurance Market

During this webinar, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage experts met for a discussion on the state of the construction market, including commentary on primary, excess and NY construction markets. We also discussed current challenges and available specialty solutions, as well as what is needed for a quality submission. https://vimeo.com/714499485/39061997cf

Cannabis Lounges Bring New Risks to Fast-Moving Industry

Cannabis Lounges Bring New Risks to Fast-Moving Industry

In a growing number of communities around the U.S., new cannabis lounges are offering a social setting where guests can openly use marijuana products. Colorado and New Mexico both saw their first cannabis lounges open in April, Michigan’s first marijuana lounge is set to open this summer, and officials in Nevada are currently discussing how the recently-approved class of businesses…

Kinder Chocolate, Skippy Peanut Butter Among Latest Food Safety Recalls

Kinder Chocolate, Skippy Peanut Butter Among Latest Food Safety Recalls

Two Kinder chocolate products sold in the U.S. are being recalled after salmonella typhimurium was detected at the Belgian facility where they were made. While no salmonella cases have been identified in the U.S., the facility is linked to a salmonella outbreak in Europe that has sickened at least 142 individuals, most of whom are young children. Ferrero’s voluntary recall,…

$80 Million Country Club Fire May Have Started With Construction Work

$80 Million Country Club Fire May Have Started With Construction Work

A fire that destroyed much of a historic country club in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, may have been started by construction work involving a propane torch, new video footage suggests. The Feb. 17 blaze at Oakland Hills Country Club caused an estimated $80 million in damage to the clubhouse and was a near “total loss,” according to reports. Video recovered from…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Restaurant Hospitality Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Restaurant Hospitality Insurance

Businesses in the hospitality industry face a variety of property and liability risks. To learn more about these challenges and the corresponding insurance solutions, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with Bonnie Steen, Vice President, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox, New Orleans, Louisiana. What are some of the greatest risks today for restaurant hospitality businesses? B.S.: From a property standpoint, one of…

Officials Investigate Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse That Injured 10

Officials Investigate Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse That Injured 10

Cleanup and investigation efforts are underway at the site of the Forbes Avenue Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, after the bridge collapsed on Jan. 28. A city bus and several other vehicles were on the bridge when it came crashing down, injuring 10 individuals in a terrifying ordeal that left motorists fearing for their lives. The 447-foot bridge, which was built…

QVC, Amazon Warehouse Disasters Underscore Risks at Large Facilities

QVC, Amazon Warehouse Disasters Underscore Risks at Large Facilities

A massive fire at a QVC warehouse in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, on Dec. 19 destroyed 75% of the 1.5 million-square-foot facility and killed one worker, according to news reports. The five-alarm blaze rendered the site inoperable and has reportedly prompted the company, a major employer in the area, to plan to lay off all of its more than 1,900…

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