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Mammoth Sinkhole Forces Hospital to Relocate COVID Patients

Mammoth Sinkhole Forces Hospital to Relocate COVID Patients

A mammoth sinkhole opened up in the visitors’ parking lot at Hospital of the Sea in Naples, Italy on January 8, consuming three cars and forcing the temporary closure of a nearby residence for recovering COVID-19 patients. Though the sinkhole measured a whopping 66 feet deep and 21,527 square feet across, no injuries were reported and six patients were relocated…

Eye on 2021: Personal Insurance Overview

Eye on 2021: Personal Insurance Overview

In the Personal Insurance marketplace, a key focus in 2021 will be handling catastrophic events like hurricanes and wildfires. In addition, there will be an emphasis on profitability as well as a flight to quality business and underwriting. As Bill Gatewood states, “Organizations focused on quality will thrive in this marketplace.” Watch the full Eye on 2021: Personal Insurance Overview here: https://vimeo.com/500516782/e6be292b4e

General Contractor Fined $25,000 for Sewage Spill

General Contractor Fined $25,000 for Sewage Spill

The Hawaii Department of Health issued a Notice and Finding of Violation and Order on January 7 against a contractor responsible for a sewage spill that sent 28,000 gallons of untreated domestic sewage into Reed’s Bay, just off the coast of the Big Island. The leak occurred on November 30, when workers for Maui-based Goodfellow Bros., LLC, a general contractor…

Eye on 2021: Specialty Insurance Overview

Eye on 2021: Specialty Insurance Overview

This webinar includes a high-level overview of market conditions and expert insight on: Personal Insurance Professional Liability Commercial Insurance Casualty Brokerage Property Brokerage Carrier Perspective Featuring: Blaise D’Antoni, Executive Vice President, Burns & Wilcox, David Derigiotis, Corporate Senior Vice President, National Professional Liability Practice Leader, Burns & Wilcox, Bill Gatewood, Corporate Senior Vice President, National Personal Insurance Practice Leader, Burns…

Nashville Bombing Prompts Insurance Concerns, Confusion

Nashville Bombing Prompts Insurance Concerns, Confusion

At least 45 businesses were da­­maged in the Christmas Day bombing in Nashville, Tennessee that decimated a block of downtown buildings. Local police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are still investigating why a 63-year-old Nashville area information technology consultant set off the explosion in his RV, killing himself and causing widespread destruction. The bomb was detonated near an…

2020 Insurance Timeline : A Perilous Year for Businesses, Individuals

2020 Insurance Timeline : A Perilous Year for Businesses, Individuals

By Crain’s Content Studio The coronavirus pandemic has rendered 2020 one of the most tumultuous years in modern history. A record-breaking hurricane season, civil unrest, digital insecurities and more have added to the risks faced by businesses and individuals over the past 12 months. Take a look back at some of 2020’s most significant headlines from the U.S. and Canada…

Carrier Q&A with Michael Kehoe from Kinsale Capital Group

Carrier Q&A with Michael Kehoe from Kinsale Capital Group

Special guest: Michael Kehoe, CEO & President of Kinsale Capital Group Hosted by: Paul Smith, Vice President, Carrier Relations, H.W. Kaufman Group During this webinar, we discussed: An overview of Kinsale Capital Group The market going forward into the new year after this year\'s changes Best practices for a hard market. https://vimeo.com/489590996/f0c16b75c6

Ask the Expert Q&A: Habitational Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Habitational Insurance

Apartment complex owners and property managers are operating in a competitive industry with shrinking profit margins and a hardening Habitational Insurance market. To learn more, we spoke with Barry Whitton, Managing Director, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Atlanta, Georgia. What are the greatest risks facing apartment complex owners and property managers? B.W.: Historically, the most common losses faced by this industry…

Family Sues Publix Over Deli Worker’s Death from COVID-19

Family Sues Publix Over Deli Worker’s Death from COVID-19

The family of a 70-year-old man who died of COVID-19 complications is suing his employer after he was allegedly prohibited from wearing a face mask at work. Gerardo Gutierrez was employed at a Publix grocery store in Miami Beach, Florida when he was infected with coronavirus in early April. At that time, Publix had mask-wearing restrictions in place for workers…

New Outdoor Dining Structures Could Put Restaurants at Risk

New Outdoor Dining Structures Could Put Restaurants at Risk

A brewery in Michigan recently opened several “craft beer shanties” where customers can be served outside while indoor dining is temporarily restricted statewide. The owner of Brass Ring Brewing in Alger Heights reportedly modeled the enclosed wooden structures after ice fishing shanties and said they can be reserved in 90-minute blocks by groups of four, as long as the guests…

Property & Casualty Market Overview: Q3 2020

Property & Casualty Market Overview: Q3 2020

By Paul G. Smith, Corporate Senior Vice President, Carrier Relations, H.W. Kaufman Group The Property & Casualty (P&C) insurance marketplace continued its momentum from the first half of 2020 into the third quarter showing no signs of retreat. The Burns & Wilcox Q2 2020 Property & Casualty Market Overview was packed with information on overall market conditions, new capacity, consolidation,…

5 Tips for a Safer Holiday Season, Online and At Home

5 Tips for a Safer Holiday Season, Online and At Home

Cybersecurity experts are warning consumers about a new scam that capitalizes on the pandemic forcing many seasonal gift shops and pop-up markets to go virtual this year. In a scam alert issued on November 13, the Better Business Bureau said cybercriminals are using copycat shopping event sites and social media pages to charge admission and steal credit card data. In…

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