Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI)

With employees heading back to work, back to job sites and the increased traveling we wanted to make sure that you are aware of the Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) coverage.

EPLI is designed to protect you in the event of claims arising from employment practices including wrongful termination, harassment, age discrimination and other related charges such as emotional stress, defamation and right to privacy violations. Employment related risks are becoming more prevalent in today’s workplace, and the ...

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Additional Resources As Firms Transition Back Into Offices

Thank you to all who attended and participated in our webinar on Answers to Your COVID-19 Questions today.

Mike Maloney offered some additional resources during the webinar as firms transition to get employees back into offices.  Here are the website addresses:

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/insight-reopening-the-workplace-a-preliminary-guide-for-employers

https://www.backtoworktoolkit.com/

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Insurance help during this period of quarantine

There is a TON of information out there, and some of the information seems to be changing daily in response to new legislation. You may have had staff asking about coverage due to quarantine, illness, or a need to care for children who are sick, or have to be home due to school and daycare closures.

One area that seems to be changing for the better seems to be a broadening of disability benefits and paid family leave ...

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Maloney & Company, LLC position on insurance claims linked to COVID19 protocols

Hi and I hope you are all safe and healthy during this unusual time.  We at Maloney & Company, LLC have taken internal steps to inhibit the spread of the virus and will continue to be available to our clients via email and phone without any interruption.

I have received inquiries about what protections your insurance programs might offer in the wake of the COVID19 virus and I wanted to share the initial information we have with you.

We ...

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Drones and the City

Drones seem to be everywhere in our lives, and they are beginning to make their way into the professional setting for architects and engineers as well.  That is, it’s emerging in some cities while others are a bit slower to change for several reasons.  New York City is one of those cities slow to embrace this change as reported by the Wall Street Journal.  The path to legalizing drone use within the city has been 18 ...

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Do You Ever Hire Professional Subconsultants? Here are Some Tips:

 

If you retain subconsultants, you should make sure they have insurance, ideally at the same limits of liability that you maintain. It’s a good idea to also get into the habit of requesting proof of that coverage at least once a year. Here’s why:

  • If you were brought into a claim for professional negligence that is wholly or partly the fault of your sub, it would be good to know that your sub had professional liability at some ...
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A Day on the Water with RLI Insurance

 

We had a wonderful time this week with our team from RLI Insurance! Vince Costello, the Design Professionals program manager; Barb Sable, the Assistant Vice President of the Professional Services Group; Jeff Varallo, our Professional Liability Underwriter; and Kelly Looft, our Property & Casualty underwriter, all made the trek from PA and DC to spend a day on the water with us in the historic Thimble Islands located in Branford, CT.

RLI began writing professional liability for architects ...

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Are you Fully Covered?

 

As a design professional, you should know about different coverages that exist. Below is a list of important policies that we’d like you to consider:

Cyber Liability: What if your system gets hit by Ransomware, a type of virus that encrypts your firms’ data and a ransom to be paid in Bitcoins is demanded by the hackers? This happened to atleast three of our clients in 2016, and a few more since then. Just about ...

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A Visit with Beazley Insurance

 

 

We are all smiles whenever Debbie Wiechardt from Beazley visits! Beazley Insurance is a Lloyds of London syndicate that began in 1986, and they have been writing insurance for architects & engineers ever since. Beazley USA was established in 2004, and in 2005 became the first Lloyds of London syndicate ever to open an American office. Maloney & ...

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2018 Contract Review Guide

One of Maloney & Company’s commitments to our architect and engineer clients is to give them advice and suggestions on managing the risk they take on when providing design services. Among many risk management tips and suggestions, our clients receive a 10 page Contract Review Guide, updated annually.

Within the Contract Review Guide, we address questions like:

Q: What if I don’t sign the contract my client gave me? Or if my client doesn’t sign the ...

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