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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Thank you to all our loyal clients!

In honor of our 20th year in business, I want to thank all our loyal clients for making it such a pleasure to come to work each day!  Over the years that I have worked with you, I have found that you are creative, intelligent, educated, interesting, honest and nice.  And you deserve to work with insurance representatives who appreciate those qualities in you and share many of them.  Part of what we do each day is ...

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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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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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Travelers New Policy Form

 

 

Our fantastic Travelers professional liability underwriters, Hugo Eraso and Sherry Brathuhn, came to visit our Guilford, CT office this week! Travelers is working on a new policy form with numerous enhancements, and they are re-configuring their rates which should make them more competitive within our specific region along the East Coast. As the economy expands and construction becomes more demanding, ...

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Joining Forces with Attorney Kevin Godbout

This week, Maloney & Company, LLC caught up with Attorney Kevin Godbout!

Attorney Godbout has been recognized by Super Lawyers and has been named to the 2016 Connecticut Super Lawyers in the practice area of Professional Liability: Defense. He has also been rated AV-Preeminent by his peers through Martindale-Hubbell. The account managers at Maloney & Company, LLC frequently meet with Attorney Godbout to discuss trends in the A&E industry and new risk management techniques. This week, the statute ...

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When Clients Ask to Be Added to Your Policy:

First Question: What Status Do They Want?

Additional Named Insured: this status is never given to a client, nor would a client ever want this status if he or she realized the implications. A Named Insured under the policy receives the full scope of protection under the policy, so it is appropriate only for the design firm and any related companies. If a client is a Named Insured, they could be held responsible for premiums, they could cancel the ...

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Travelers CyberRisk for Professional Firms

 

According to Travelers Business Risk Index 2015, cyber risks are the number one concern overall for professional firms.  Just one virus or resourceful hacker can cause huge financial and reputational consequences for a design firm, and that’s why it is important to be prepared with the right coverage.

Here is a claim scenario: A design firm stored its customers’ information in a third-party cloud computing environment which suffered a major data breach, compromising the information of thousands of ...

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