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Meet the A&E Team Member: Josh Reinert

Posted by admin on Apr 17, 2019 12:05:31 PM

What is your background with All Risks and how did you land on the A&E Team? 
I started my insurance career studying Risk Management and Insurance at Temple University.  I interned with All Risks while still in school and ultimately took a full-time job with them upon graduation.  I initially worked out of our home office in Maryland, underwriting Property & Casualty risks.  Shortly thereafter, I moved over to the Architects & Engineers Professional Liability team and have now been there for just about 10 years. 

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Tags: National Programs, architects and engineers

Top 10 Reasons Why Projects Fail

Posted by admin on Apr 15, 2019 2:27:22 PM

Feature Article Courtesy of Timothy J. Corbett

1. Understanding Project Expectations
Projects fail when project objectives and expectations are not fully defined and understood by all parties.  Understanding the owner’s project objectives and expectations is essential for a successful project.  If project expectations are not clearly understood, team members start making assumptions on what they think should be done that creates conflicts leading to project failure.

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Tags: National Programs

IBA’s “Five-Star Wholesale Brokers and MGAs” Annual Survey Named All Risks as a 2019 All-Star Wholesaler

Posted by admin on Apr 12, 2019 1:03:50 PM

All Risks, Ltd. was rated both a “5-Star” and an “All-Star” Wholesale Broker & MGA in Insurance Business America’s (IBA) “Five-Star Wholesale Brokers and MGAs” 2019 survey.  Retail producers were asked to rate the performance and service of their wholesale broker on a scale of 1 (poor) to 10 (excellent) in eight areas: 

1. Underwriting responsiveness/turnaround time 
2. Technical expertise and product knowledge
3. Range of products
4. Compensation (commission, bonuses, profit-share, etc.)
5. Claims support
6. Marketing support
7. Technology/automation
8. Communication 

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Tags: Corporate

All Risks, Ltd. Launches All Risks Energy (ARE)

Posted by admin on Apr 3, 2019 4:02:21 PM

DALLAS, TX (April 3, 2019) – All Risks, Ltd., the nation’s largest independent wholesale insurance broker, is excited to introduce All Risks Energy (ARE), a national energy practice comprised of a diverse group of brokers with complementary backgrounds and product specialization.  ARE provides unique solutions for the complex operations and coverages associated with Energy insurance placements.

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Tags: Commercial Lines

Technology is Driving Down Claims Frequency in Workers’ Comp

Posted by admin on Apr 2, 2019 11:08:06 AM

The use of technology in the workers’ compensation space is bringing significant, and positive, changes to this insurance market.  Claims frequency is falling, which in turn is driving down rates everywhere, according to one expert.

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Tags: Workers' Compensation

Cheese and Toppings in Las Vegas

Posted by Chris Smith on Mar 27, 2019 12:00:25 PM

The 2019 International Pizza Expo rolled into Las Vegas on March 4th-7th and it was safe to say that no one went hungry!  Who doesn’t love pizza?  The International Pizza Expo is the world's largest pizza industry show, which celebrated its 35th year of servicing independent and chain pizzerias with over 7,000 attendees and 1,787 exhibitors.  The expo was a product cornucopia for the pizza industry, where you could find anything from pizza ovens, specialty meats, warming bags, GPS delivery driver trackers to POS software.  However, the best thing about this expo was the industry information, education, and the FOOD!  

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Tags: Workers' Compensation

Use a Client Review to Head Off Potential Lawsuits

Posted by Kim Stone-Vilim, CPA on Mar 21, 2019 10:25:36 AM

The following article was written by Kim Stone-Vilim, CPA. Kim is the Accountants Program Manager at All Risks, Ltd. in Geneva IL. She can be reached at

Insightful lessons can be learned by reviewing professional liability issues. With this in mind, Gallagher Affinity provides this column for your review. For more information about liability issues, contact Irene Walton at

Do you have difficult clients that don’t fit into your firm strategy or culture? Do you regularly debate whether or not you should continue the client relationship? This is a question CPA firms should ponder on a regular basis – ideally every six months, but annually at a minimum.
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Tags: National Programs, professional liability

All Risks, Ltd. Introduces Exclusive New Insurance Agents and Brokers E&O Program Featuring Enhanced Flexibility and Proprietary Coverages

Posted by admin on Mar 1, 2019 10:24:33 AM
HUNT VALLEY, MD (March 1, 2019) – All Risks, Ltd., the nation’s largest independent wholesale insurance brokerage firm, is pleased to introduce its exclusive new I nsurance Agents and Brokers E&O program.  The National Specialty Programs unit of All Risks is the exclusive administrator of this program.
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Tags: National Programs, Press Release

ALIVE RISK Welcomes Lynne Dudley as Senior Accident & Health Production Underwriter

Posted by admin on Feb 14, 2019 12:57:49 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 14, 2019) – ALIVE RISK, a division of All Risks, Ltd., is pleased to announce that Lynne Dudley has joined the organization as Senior Accident & Health Production Underwriter.  In her role, she will be responsible for underwriting Accident & Health coverage for intercollegiate sports, K-12, participant youth & amateur sports, Business Travel Accident, and special risks.

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Tags: National Programs, Press Release

All Risks, Ltd. Welcomes Caroline Shaddow as Brokerage Underwriter in Richmond Office

Posted by admin on Feb 8, 2019 12:35:15 PM

RICHMOND, VA (February 8, 2019) – All Risks, Ltd., the nation’s largest independent wholesale insurance broker, is pleased to welcome Caroline Shaddow, Brokerage Underwriter, to the Richmond, VA office. 

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Tags: Commercial Lines, Press Release

All Risks, Ltd. was formed as an excess and surplus lines facility in 1964. Employing over 875 professionals in 27 locations, we deliver comprehensive commercial and personal insurance solutions exclusively to retail agents and brokers. As brokers or underwriters, we are our agents’ licensed navigators in the specialty insurance market. All Risks provides a full-service platform of brokerage, contract binding and program capability.

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