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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

Emergency Preparedness Alert: Dealers Open Lot

Posted by admin on Jan 7, 2019 1:10:11 PM

Dealer Emergency Fire Evacuation Plan

This is an urgent alert from All Risks, Ltd. to retail agents that currently insure auto dealerships in areas susceptible to wildfires.

2018 was a year of record-setting wildfire activity— particularly in California—with more than 55,000 wildfires across the U.S. taking a massive toll on human life and property.  As such, the threat of catastrophic loss for dealerships due to wildfire has risen significantly.

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Tags: Dealers, National Programs

All Risks Expands New Medical Professional Liability Insurance Program

Posted by admin on Dec 5, 2018 4:00:35 PM

HUNT VALLEY, MD (December 5, 2018) – All Risks, Ltd., the nation’s largest independent wholesale insurance brokerage firm, is expanding its new Medical Professional Liability Program to include emergency rooms and emergency departments (ER/EDs) in the hospital setting.  This new expansion is focused on providing professional liability insurance for ER & ED physicians and ancillary employees (physician assistants and nurse practitioners) and on-call specialty physicians.

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Trustee Services Can Be Risky

Posted by Kim Stone-Vilim, CPA on Nov 15, 2018 9:39:18 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 kstone@allrisks.com.

You receive a message from a client: “Hey Mr./Ms. CPA, you’ve been my accountant for several years, and I’m finally getting around to putting my estate together.  Would you serve as my trustee?”

This seems like an innocent enough question and a way to earn some pretty easy fees.  Who wouldn’t say ‘yes’?  Well, not so fast!

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Tags: National Programs, professional liability

False Pretense/Identity Theft Up 300% in 2018 for Auto Dealers

Posted by admin on Oct 24, 2018 1:29:02 PM

This is a claim alert to retail insurance agents that currently insure auto dealerships.  Download these tips and share with auto dealer clients to help reduce losses and keep insurance costs down due to the increase of False Pretense/Identity Theft claims.

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Tags: National Programs, Dealers

Indemnity Provisions Beware

Posted by admin on Oct 22, 2018 11:44:36 AM

Feature Article Courtesy of Laurie A. Randolph

Your client may demand, as a condition of your professional services agreement, that you assume certain risks of the client and others on the project and “indemnify” them for any losses resulting from those risks.  Depending on the scope of the indemnity you provide, you may have financial risks well beyond liability for your own negligence – risks that may not be covered by your professional liability insurance.  A clear understanding of indemnification is essential to recognizing your risks.

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Tags: National Programs, architects and engineers

All Risks, Ltd. Announces New Partnership with Aspen Insurance

Posted by admin on Oct 18, 2018 11:17:26 AM

All Risks, Ltd. is pleased to announce our new collaboration with Aspen Insurance and its affiliated insurance carriers, partnering to provide a superior Professional Liability program to the Architects & Engineers Professional Liability marketplace.

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Tags: architects and engineers, National Programs

All Risks Launches Medical Professional Liability Insurance Program

Posted by admin on Oct 1, 2018 5:49:19 PM

HUNT VALLEY, MD (October 1, 2018) – All Risks, Ltd., the nation’s largest independent wholesale insurance brokerage firm, has introduced a new Medical Professional Liability Program for Trauma Surgeons.  This new program is focused on providing Professional Liability for general, trauma, and critical/acute care surgeons, with group sizes of up to 20 and limit of Liability coverage of $1M/$3M per provider. 

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All Risks Welcomes New Underwriter for Insurance Agents E&O Program, Lindsay Ventura

Posted by admin on Aug 14, 2018 3:07:39 PM

HUNT VALLEY, MD (August 14, 2018) – All Risks, Ltd., the nation’s largest independent wholesale insurance brokerage firm, welcomes Lindsay Ventura as an Underwriter for the Insurance Agents Errors & Omissions program for the National Specialty Programs unit.  In her new role, Lindsay will underwrite Professional Liability coverage for insurance agents.  Multiple coverage options are available, including Defense Outside the Limits, First Dollar Defense, Aggregate Deductibles, and Privacy.  All Risks can consider any mix of Life/Accident & Health and Property & Casualty products and can directly write retail, wholesale and Managing General Agent/Program Administrators (MGA/PA) agencies or accept business through retail brokers.  As part of the National Specialty Programs unit, this program is available nationwide.

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Record Retention and Destruction for Accounting Firms

Posted by admin on Jun 7, 2018 4:57:48 PM

Now that tax season is in the rearview mirror, your accounting firm clients might be doing some delayed "spring cleaning."

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Tags: National Programs

All Risks, Ltd. was formed as an excess and surplus lines facility in 1964. Employing over 875 professionals in 28 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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