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The Hard Market: What Can You Do?

In a previous post we covered the factors leading to the current ‘hard market’ in the insurance industry (read it here). Essentially, this year has seen an overall tightening of the market, with premiums going up and insurers less willing to take on new risks. The factors resulting in the current state of affairs are…

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WHY is it a “Hard Market”?

By now you might have heard that in the always cyclical insurance industry, this year has marked the return of a ‘hard market.’ Also called a seller’s market, a hard market essentially boils down to a more difficult proposition for insureds: premiums are higher, underwriters have less appetite for taking on new risks, and there’s…

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Pandemic Coverage Gap? We have an answer!

The tragic COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the significant coverage gap that traditional insurance has not been able to solve:  non-damage business interruption as a result of an epidemic.  Most standard property damage policies require business interruption to be from physical damage and also typically exclude communicable diseases. To close this coverage gap, we have partnered…

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Making Your Day Easier with our Client Portal!

At Consolidated Insurance, our belief has always been that we best serve our clients as not just a broker, but as a partner in helping their businesses better manage their risk. To that end, we’re proud to re-introduce the HR and Compliance Client Portal (formerly MyWave Connect), a time-saving online resource that puts clients in…

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Top Reasons to Secure Cyber Insurance

Many organizations incorrectly label cyber insurance as a luxury purchase rather than a necessity. In fact, a recent survey conducted by insurance experts found that nearly 60% of small and mid-sized companies don’t have any type of cyber insurance. What’s worse, less than 30% of those companies feel inclined to purchase a such a policy…

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Workers’ Compensation Solution: Zenjuries

We’re always on the lookout for resources that help our clients better manage any kind of risk, because being in control of your risk profile helps you to tell a better story to insurers. Many businesses would agree that the world of workers’ compensation insurance is among their biggest headaches. The paperwork, regulatory requirements and…

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Looking Ahead: HSA and HDHP Limits for 2021

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced the inflation-adjusted limits for health savings accounts (HSAs) and high deductible health plans (HDHPs) for 2021. As always, the limits vary based on whether the coverage is self-only or a family plan. Let’s take a look: Eligible individuals with self-only HDHP coverage will be able to increase their annual…

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No Contact Certificates at Your Fingertips

Now, more than ever, businesses need access to their insurance information 24/7. It’s happened to every business … you’re working after hours, and you really need a certificate of insurance to wrap up the paperwork and bring in a new client. But your insurance broker is closed. Or an employee needs a new Auto ID…

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Civil Unrest and Your Business

As civil unrest has unfolded across the country with some protests turning to violence and destruction, business owners have good reason for concern, especially as many are just beginning to recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic. There are steps you can take to protect your business in these unpredictable situations. Here are…

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Small Business Loans and the CARES Act

As you have probably heard, the massive Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress in response to the current pandemic contains provisions for small business loans, which could be vital in seeing some companies through the resulting economic slowdown. Here are the highlights: The Act contains nearly $350 billion for an…

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