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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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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Client in the Spotlight

 

Last month, the New York Times published a story about a Maloney & Company, LLC client, Bonetti/Kozerski Architecture. This talented duo was looking for a new spot in Pennsylvania to not only build a weekend house for their families, but to also have a work of art to show off to their clients. Their idea of building their showpiece from scratch went out the window when Bonetti came across a 50-acre compound with a 8,000-square-foot house built ...

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What’s the Best Way to Deal with an E&O Claim?

The best way for an architect or engineer to deal with an Errors & Omissions claim is to avoid it all together.

This is why using a specialty broker like Maloney & Company is so important. Our staff knows the A&E industry making us very aware of the risks that you face and enabling us to give top-notch guidance. Also, we frequently send out risk management materials to keep you updated with the latest trends in the industry. ...

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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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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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Beazley Group, and their Broader Policy Form

 

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This week, Debbie Wiechardt from Beazley Group came to visit our Guilford, CT office! We had a lot to talk about, because Beazley is now offering a much broader policy form. Here are some new changes that we are excited about:

  • Early Resolution Deductible credit – if a claim is resolved within six months of the date the claim is made, ...
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Lunch with Kevin Godbout

As frequently as possible, Maloney & Company, LLC meets with other professionals in the area to compare, contrast, and ultimately learn about recent industry trends in the A&E industry. This week we had lunch with Kevin Godbout, an attorney out of New Haven, CT who represents professionals including architects, engineers, and land surveyors. We talked about arbitration, mediation, and litigation as well as written contracts, which are useful topics that help us provide top-notch risk management advice to our clients. Thank ...

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A Closer Look at Professional Liability / E&O

The insurance that protects your company in the event that a client alleges you made a mistake that caused them a loss is extremely important. For dentists and doctors, this is called malpractice insurance. For design professionals, this is called Professional Liability, Errors and Omissions, or E&O coverage. Whatever you wish to call it, it covers the errors (or omissions) that your company has made, or the errors that your client perceives your company has made.
As ...

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Big Plans for our Cities

New York City has just announced major infrastructure projects to improve New Yorkers’ quality of life. Beginning in Summer 2016, the city will start replacing pay phones with 7,500 tech kiosks, creating the world’s most expansive and efficient public WiFi network, offering NYC users broadband speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second. The city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced that all 277 underground subway stations will have WiFi service by the end of 2016, and by ...

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