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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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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 kstone@allrisks.com.

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 irene_walton@ajg.com.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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