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Lack of Flood Coverage Leads to ‘Heartbreaking’ Situations in Post-Hurricane Ian Florida

Lack of Flood Coverage Leads to ‘Heartbreaking’ Situations in Post-Hurricane Ian Florida

A number of homeowners around Fort Myers Beach, Florida, are expressing frustration over the status of their insurance claims related to damage from Hurricane Ian. According to a recent New York Post report, more than 25% of closed insurance claims in Lee County have been denied, over 30,000 claims are still pending, and some of the 135,000-plus claims that were…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Private Client Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Private Client Insurance

From professional athletes to corporate executives, high-net-worth individuals require a specialized approach to risk management and insurance. To learn more about Private Client Insurance, Crain’s Content Studio spoke with Sarah Chandonnet, Manager, Private Client, Burns & Wilcox, Detroit/Farmington Hills, Michigan. What type of clientele are you seeing in the Private Client Insurance space? S.C.: The type of clientele we are…

Football Fans Warned Against Throwing Unauthorized Parties by Airbnb and VRBO

Football Fans Warned Against Throwing Unauthorized Parties by Airbnb and VRBO

Short-term rental homes have been filling up quickly in the Phoenix, Arizona, area as fans prepare to celebrate Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, Feb. 12. Football lovers looking to stay closest to the action at State Farm Stadium could expect to find average Airbnb rates around $1,000 per night, Cronkite News reported, with at least one listing asking as much…

Property & Casualty Report: Eye on 2023

Property & Casualty Report: Eye on 2023

2022 was a year that few in the Property and Casualty (P&C) sector could have predicted. Instead of stability, the market remained largely volatile, especially in the Property sector and the reinsurance marketplace. Many carriers suffered through unprofitable years thanks to Hurricane Ian, inflation, and an adverse property insurance environment primarily in Florida and Gulf coast states. Above all, losses…

P&C Market Outlook: Eye on 2023

P&C Market Outlook: Eye on 2023

During this webinar, our experts joined for a market outlook into the new year within personal insurance, and commercial property & casualty. On top of discussions surrounding the current and forecasted market conditions, panelists provided creative solutions and tips for agents in this prolonged hard market, including why accessing the E&S market now is more crucial than ever.   https://vimeo.com/786703423/92f333419c

Post-Hurricane Assessments Reveal Importance of Florida Building Code Updates

Post-Hurricane Assessments Reveal Importance of Florida Building Code Updates

Updated building codes in Florida may have made the difference between damage and total destruction for some properties hit by Hurricane Ian. A post-storm aerial photo of a section of Fort Myers Beach shows one intact home surrounded by 18 homes that were leveled, Insurance Journal reported. The difference, experts say, could be that the home left standing was built…

Property & Casualty Report: Forward Outlook

Property & Casualty Report: Forward Outlook

The fourth quarter began very different than how the majority of the summer months had transpired from a Natural CAT perspective; as Hurricane Ian used the final few days of Q3 to take aim at Florida’s densely populated gulf coast. Despite mandatory evacuations, fairly accurate forecasting of its path and the usual several days to prepare, its damages were devastating.…

Insuring the Upside Down: New ‘Stranger Things’ Airbnb Will Have Extra Risks

Insuring the Upside Down: New ‘Stranger Things’ Airbnb Will Have Extra Risks

Vecna, take note: The Byers’ family home will soon have new occupants. A home in Fayetteville, Georgia, that was used in the filming of the hit sci-fi horror series Stranger Things was recently listed for sale for $300,000. It was then taken off the market just one week later after an offer was reportedly accepted for nearly double the asking…

Hurricane Ian Recovery: Navigating Your Insurance Claim After a Loss

Hurricane Ian Recovery: Navigating Your Insurance Claim After a Loss

Catastrophic flooding and winds decimated areas of southwest Florida when Hurricane Ian made landfall Sept. 28, tragically leaving at least 101 individuals dead in its wake. The Category 4 storm was one of the most powerful to ever hit the state and the U.S. overall, with record-breaking storm surges toppling homes, trapping residents and submerging vehicles…

Catastrophic Events: Hurricanes, Storms, and Wildfires

Catastrophic Events: Hurricanes, Storms, and Wildfires

During this webinar, our special guest experts met for a discussion on major catastrophic events across North America, including hurricanes, storms, and wildfires. Featuring: Kate Wright, Associate Vice President, Regional Practice Group Leader, Personal Insurance, Burns & Wilcox, Gulf Region Dave Torgerson, President, CEO & Founder, Wildfire Defense Systems, Bozeman, MT Brandon Orr, On-Air Meteorologist, WPLG Local 10 News, Miami, FL…

Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Hits Home-Run $12.6 Million Auction Sale

Mickey Mantle Baseball Card Hits Home-Run $12.6 Million Auction Sale

A mint-condition Mickey Mantle baseball card from 1952 sold at auction Aug. 28 for $12.6 million, making it the most valuable sports collectible in the world, CNN recently reported. According to a news release from Heritage Auctions, the exceptionally well-preserved card was last purchased in 1991 for $50,000, a price that broke records at the time. The new eight-figure sale…

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