Meeting of the Minds

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On November 14, 2016 we got a visit from our affiliated broker, Mr. Ed Evangelista. Ed has been an independent broker for 20 years, and has been affiliated with Maloney & Company, LLC working with architects and engineers for 10 years. His experience in insurance combined with the experience of Santina Ragonese and Mike Maloney (pictured here) makes ...

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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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It’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

 

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Created by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance, National Cyber Security Awareness Month was created to help increase awareness about cyber threats and security measures.

The Federal Trade Commission recently called ransomware (a type of virus that encrypts data) an “epidemic.” In fact, three of our clients have recently been hit by Ransomware, and a ...

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Top 5 Risk Management Tips for Design Professionals

 

Risk management, simply put, is the identification of threats to your well-being and the decision of how to respond. Risk management takes on an additional level of importance for professionals like architects and engineers since they are personally liable for the professional services they provide. Below are five areas vital to design professionals who want to reduce or transfer risk:

 

1) Client Selection:

Monitor your interaction with clients and potential clients and be aware of danger signs. Walking away ...

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“As Schools Open, Design Professionals Fear that Claims Will Too”

 

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Recent studies from Victor O. Schinnerer show that besides residential projects, schools and colleges generate the highest number of claims and the most expensive claims, particularly in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. This is due to a number of factors.

  • School projects don’t usually involve an individual client, but rather an elected school board with diverse wants and ...
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M&Co Expands South

2016 has been a year of growth for Maloney & Company. We have expanded our services to the southernmost state, Florida, and it seems that we have done so at the perfect time.

Jeff Atwater, Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, publishes an economic magazine each quarter called Florida’s Bottom Line. The magazine examines the impact of current topics, like decreasing unemployment rates and changes in the housing market. This quarter, Jeff focuses on Florida’s speedy growth and how ...

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The End of the McMansion Era?

McMansions. They are the mega-houses of the middle and upper-middle class, born in the 1980s. These homes are usually cheaply built, and quickly grew in popularity during the 2008 financial recession for obvious reasons.

According to ArchDaily and real estate website Trulia, it is no longer an economic benefit to purchase one of these 3,000-5,000 square foot homes. Tracking data shows that the premium homeowners were willing to part with to purchase a McMansion has dropped in 85 ...

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Maloney & Company, LLC Goes to Philly

 

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RLI Design Professionals Program

Our Customer Service Representative, Rynne O’Connor, recently took the trip to Philadelphia to attend training sessions with RLI Insurance Company.  Rynne spent one-on-one time with underwriters and reviewed RLI’s risk appetite and underwriting guidelines for P&C lines (BOP, Auto, WC, and Umb), and how certain credits are applied to quotes/premiums in ...

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Cyber Liability Insurance

 

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Just about any organization that uses technology to do business faces a cyber risk. In fact, three of our clients have been hit by Ransomware, a type of virus that encrypted the firms’ data, and a ransom to be paid in Bitcoins was demanded by the hackers. Architect and Engineer firms of all sizes are seeing an ...

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The 2016 Fuller Challenge

Buckminster Fuller Institute created the Fuller Challenge to award those specifically working to identify and catalyze individuals and teams employing a whole systems approach to problem solving. “Whole-Systems Design” reveals lasting and frugal solutions with multiple benefits. Not only does this type of design point the way to solutions to particular resource problems, but it also reveals interconnections between problems, which often permits one solution to create many more.

With the Fuller Challenge in it’s 9th annual cycle, ...

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