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Neutrogena, Aveeno Sunscreens Recalled After Carcinogen Found in Samples

07.21.21

A variety of Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreen sprays are being recalled by Johnson & Johnson after trace amounts of benzene, a known carcinogen, were found in samples of the products. The voluntary recall announced July 14 affects five sunscreens that were distributed nationwide and packaged in aerosol cans. The company and the FDA are now […]

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H.W. Kaufman Group Names Top Real Estate Professional Casimer Daniewski Vice President of Real Estate

07.21.21

Farmington Hills, Mich. (July 21, 2021) H.W. Kaufman Group, a global insurance and real estate corporation, announced today the addition of Casimer Daniewski as Vice President, Real Estate. Daniewski is based at the Kaufman corporate headquarters located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Daniewski will lead the companys real estate armKaufman Real Estate Managementwhich includes overseeing asset, property and […]

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Property & Casualty 2021 Q2 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

07.21.21

By Paul G. Smith, Corporate Senior Vice President, Carrier Relations, H.W. Kaufman Group As the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is abundantly clear, the new normal will reshape all of our organizations. One of our many goals is to keep you updated on the rapidly evolving insurance marketplace where adjustments have […]

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Eye on Q3: Specialty Insurance Overview

07.20.21

Our experts met for an outlook into the third quarter of 2021. We also review 2021 so far and how the biggest news stories impacted the insurance industry.

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Dozens of Lawsuits Filed After Condo Collapse in Florida

07.14.21

The sudden collapse of the Champlain Towers South condo building in Surfside, Florida on June 24, which tragically caused at least 95 deaths and left 14 residents still missing, has prompted multiple lawsuits against those involved in the beachside residences construction and maintenance. As of July 10, at least a dozen suits had been filed […]

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Ask the Expert Q&A: Commercial Property Insurance

07.13.21

A surge in online shopping during the pandemic has increased the demand for large warehouses and distribution centers. It is one of the prominent shifts currently affecting the Commercial Property Insurance market. To learn more, Crains Content Studio spoke with Barry Whitton, Managing Director, Broker, Property, Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, Atlanta, Georgia. What are the […]

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Burns & Wilcox Brokerage Bolsters Northeast Footprint

07.09.21

Opens New Office & Adds Top Brokers in Boston; Expands New York Team New York (July 13, 2021) Burns & Wilcox Brokerage, a distinct business unit of H.W. Kaufman Group solely dedicated to complex wholesale property and casualty brokerage, announced today the opening of its newest office in Boston, Massachusetts and the addition of […]

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Restaurant Labor Shortages Strain Recovery Efforts, Escalate Risks

07.06.21

Despite moderately increased sales and rising consumer confidence in the safety of dining out, restaurants in the U.S. and Canada are still facing a major hurdle in their efforts to reopen: they do not have enough workers. Restaurants employed 1.5 million fewer workers in May of this year compared to pre-pandemic levels, TIME magazine recently […]

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Burns & Wilcox Safety and Contingency Planning Update

07.01.21

Burns & Wilcox continues to prioritize the health and well-being of our associates, clients and partners, which includes providing ongoing updates on the actions we have taken during the pandemic. In mid-March, Burns & Wilcox moved to a remote operation, with nearly all associates worldwide working from their homes. The transition was smooth, and our […]

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Customer Sues McDonalds Over Voice Recognition Technology

06.30.21

A new lawsuit against McDonald’s accuses the company of violating an Illinois privacy act by using voice recognition technology on customers without their consent. Shannon Carpenter reportedly had his drive-thru order taken by the artificial intelligence-based voice assistant program Apprente an automated system being tested at 10 McDonalds stores when he visited the […]

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Wildfire Defense

06.30.21

Wildfire Defense Systems (WDS)a specialist in wildfire education, loss prevention and wildfire response servicesjoined our panel of experts as they detailed insights into the 2021 wildfire season. During this webinar, we: Forecast the 2021 wildfire season Discuss learnings from past wildfire activity Review the Wildfire Defense Systems partnership with Burns & Wilcox Provide updates on […]

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Six Flags Ride Accident Demonstrates Liability Risk of Summer Fairs and Events

06.23.21

Two amusement park visitors were taken to the hospital on June 13 after a ride malfunction at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey. The incident happened on the Saw Mill Log Flume ride when one of its boats nearly tipped over after making a four-story descent into the water. The 18- and […]

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Burns & Wilcox Purchases 800 Arendell in Morehead City, North Carolina

06.22.21

Two-story building to undergo renovation, offering space for future tenants Morehead City, N.C. (June 22, 2021) Burns & Wilcox, North Americas leading wholesale insurance broker and underwriting manager, today announced the purchase an office building located in the heart of Morehead City, North Carolina at 800 Arendell. The newly acquired building is already the […]

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Upcoming Webinars

06.21.21

Commercial Property Insurance Thursday, July 29 at 1:30 PM ET Join our experts for a discussion on commercial property, including the current trends impacting the property market across the U.S. and Canada. Featured Experts: Tyson Peel, Vice President, Director, Commercial Insurance, Burns & Wilcox Canada, Toronto, ON Carolyn Reiter, Associate Managing Director / Associate Vice […]

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Examining Energy Insurance Specialty Categories & Trends

06.16.21

Our experts gathered for a discussion on the state of the energy insurance market, trends within the sector and the impact on specific products. During this webinar, we discuss: Specialty areas within the energy industry Market conditions and rate impact Challenges and solutions within the energy market

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