Today’s article about ransomware is brought to you by guest blogger, Scott Templin, Cyber Risk Advisor with Lachesis, LLC. WHAT IS RANSOMWARE? Ransomware is a form of malware, short for malicious software, that is designed to encrypt files and render a system unusable. Ransomware typically targets sensitive information that the hacker then threatens to sell […]

How to Protect Against Ransomware

June 10, 2021

Scott Templin

How to Protect Against Ransomware

COVID-19 taught us the value of having a plan in place when life hits us with the unexpected. Whether or not that was the case for your business, now is the perfect time to reflect on what worked for your team throughout the pandemic, what didn’t, and how you can improve the next time you […]

The Importance of Business Continuity Planning

June 7, 2021

Nicole Van Duyn

The Importance of Business Continuity Planning

Choosing insurance may not be as romantic as deciding where to go on your honeymoon, but it is one of the most important things you can do as newlyweds. Although most couples are aware of the need to readdress their insurance needs when they get married, there is a disconnect between that awareness and whether […]

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June 2, 2021

General Insurance Services

6 Important Insurance Considerations for Newlyweds

Though owning a swimming pool can allow you, family and friends to cool off in the summer heat, it also comes with serious responsibilities. After all, swimming pools can present significant safety hazards and potential liability risks. As such, consider these precautions to make sure your friends and family can enjoy your pool safely. Swimming […]

How-to-Reduce-the-Risk-of-Owning-a-Swimming-Pool

May 24, 2021

General Insurance Services

How to Reduce the Risk of Owning a Swimming Pool

As a restaurant owner, you are a passionate entrepreneur who invests your time, money and talent into managing your business. The process of insuring your restaurant, however, is probably not on your list of favorite things to do. While you are a successful at delivering exceptional food and service to your customers, the hospitality industry […]

10 Common Risks to Watch for When Insuring a Restaurant

May 20, 2021

General Insurance Services

10 Common Risks to Watch for When Insuring a Restaurant

Today’s article is brought to you by guest blogger, Scott Templin, Cyber Risk Advisor with Lachesis, LLC. Is your business prepared for a cyberattack? Business leaders are forced to face this uncomfortable question even when they do not have a technical background. Six trillion dollars is the estimated cost of cyberattacks in 2021. Not having […]

How Well Do You Understand Your Business's Cyber Risk Profile

May 11, 2021

Scott Templin

How Well Do You Understand Your Business’s Cyber Risk Profile?

The purpose of liquor liability insurance is to protect businesses against lawsuits and other financial liabilities levied against them related to liquor. These lawsuits and financial liabilities typically arise from an intoxicated person who was served alcohol at the establishment of the insured and who has suffered bodily injuries or property damage as a result. […]

What is Liquor Liability Insurance

May 5, 2021

Nicole Van Duyn

What is Liquor Liability Insurance?

Do you have a home inventory created? If you answered no, let us ask you a few simple questions. Would you be able to create a detailed list of ALL your belongings? Can you remember makes, models, and serial numbers of all your appliances? Do you have any idea how many jeans, jackets, shorts, t-shirts, […]

Why You Need to Create a Home Inventory List

May 3, 2021

General Insurance Services

Why You Need to Create a Home Inventory List

Directors and officers are responsible for making the tough choices that can make—or break—a company’s fortunes. In doing so, they must consider the best interests of employees, customers, and shareholders while also keeping in mind corporate best practices. Limited or imperfect information and tight deadlines add to the overall complexity of the decision-making process and […]

How COVID-19 Impacted D&O Insurance

April 29, 2021

Mark Behrendt

How COVID-19 Impacted D&O Insurance

What comes to mind first when you think of insurance? Likely, something along the lines of “save 15 percent or more in 15 minutes or less.” Or perhaps the image of Jake from State Farm, Flo from Progressive, or the GEICO gecko comes to mind. It seems that every day, we are overwhelmed by insurance […]

Proactive Risk Management

April 26, 2021

Alison Williams

Proactive Risk Management: The General Insurance Services Way