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Risk Management for Fleets

Risk Management for Fleets

It can be said that the transportation industry is the lifeblood of the American economy. From long-haul trucking operations and cross-country cargo rail to local delivery vans, public transit systems, and for-hire vehicle operators, fleet management is crucial to transporting goods and people across the country. Fleet operators face many risks as they conduct operations, however, and managing those risks is of the utmost importance. U.S. Risk Underwriters, a leading specialty provider of tailored insurance solutions to fleet operations and transportation companies, knows that there are many components associated with fleet risk management. In this guide, we will explore some of the best practices in creating an effective fleet risk management plan. 

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U.S. Risk announces acquisition of U.S. E&O Brokers

U.S. Risk, LLC, a top ten property and casualty wholesaler and MGA, announced today that it has acquired U.S. E&O Brokers (“U.S. E&O”), a wholesale broker and MGA focused on delivering professional lines coverage for insurance agents. U.S. E&O is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with additional locations in Connecticut, Colorado, and New Mexico. The U.S. E&O team will join U.S. Risk Underwriters, the specialty programs division of U.S. Risk. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Commenting on the transaction, Angela T. Schroder, president of U.S. E&O, shared: “We are delighted to join the U.S. Risk family of companies. We believe their entrepreneurial culture aligns very well with ours, and we look forward to strengthening our offerings to current clients while expanding our client base through the U.S. Risk network of agents.”

Randall G. Goss, chief executive officer for U.S. Risk, added: “We are pleased to welcome U.S. E&O to the U.S. Risk team and look forward to strengthening our specialty professional liability capabilities. Angela and her team have a well-deserved reputation for providing excellent service levels and bringing years of expertise to all of their customers.”

About U.S. Risk, LLC
U.S. Risk, LLC, is a leading international specialty lines underwriting manager and wholesale broker headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Operating 17 domestic and international branches, it offers a broad range of products and services through its affiliate companies, which include U.S. Risk Underwriters, U.S. Risk Brokers, U.S. Risk Solutions, Oxford Insurance Brokers Ltd. (UK), James Hampden International Insurance Brokers Ltd., (UK), MGB Insurance Brokers Ltd, (UK), Antarah FZE (UAE), and UNIS A.G. (Zurich). For more information, visit www.usrisk.com.

For more information, contact:

Randall G. Goss
U.S. Risk, LLC
(800) 232-5830
randall@usrisk.com

Can Event Insurance Policies Cover Acts of Terrorism?

Can Event Insurance Policies Cover Acts of Terrorism?

Around the world, events bring people together. Whether these events are a professional sports game, a music festival, or a live art performance, large crowds can be expected. As such, these special events may be a target for acts of terrorism. Recent terrorist attacks targeting event attendees have raised the specter of terrorism insurance in the minds of event promoters, leading to many questions. Is entertainment insurance sufficient to cover the risks associated with a terrorist attack? The answer to that question is not as clear-cut as many event promoters hope.

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The Effects of the Driver Shortage on the Transportation Industry

The Effects of the Driver Shortage on the Transportation Industry

The world’s economy depends on the timely and safe delivery of goods from manufacturers to consumers. Trucking is the cornerstone of industry; without trucks and drivers, companies are limited in sales, and consumers may have difficulties in obtaining the products they demand. Looking at America’s highways and byways, one may be surprised to learn that the transportation industry is facing an unprecedented driver shortage. U.S. Risk Underwriters, a leading provider of specialty insurance solutions for the transportation industry, knows that companies are scrambling to understand the reasons behind the driver shortage. In this guide, we will take a deeper look at the U.S. driver shortage and ways that the transportation industry is addressing this challenge.

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The Greatest Risks Facing the Healthcare Sector in 2018

The Greatest Risks Facing the Healthcare Sector in 2018

The healthcare industry has long faced numerous challenges as it delivers quality care to those who need it most. As technology advances, including a greater understanding of disease processes and the tools to treat illness, new risks emerge. Changing regulatory requirements, increased service demand, and workplace violence have also added to the complexities healthcare providers face in daily operations. U.S. Risk Underwriters is a leading brokerage of specialty insurance solutions for unique risk placements across industries. Insurance coverage forms the foundation of risk management in the healthcare sector, providing protection for facilities, employees, and patients alike. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the greatest risks facing healthcare providers in 2018.

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The Legal Obligations of a Community Association

The Legal Obligations of a Community Association

Community associations, typically known as homeowners associations or HOAs, play a vital role in home ownership. Originally developed to help preserve neighborhood continuity and real estate value, today’s community associations are tasked with myriad duties. As a contractually- or statute-obligated organization, a community association is faced with significant legal rights, rules, and responsibilities. U.S. Risk Underwriters, a leading provider of customized insurance solutions for these organizations, knows that community associations must protect themselves and their assets against potential legal claims.

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The Challenges of Insuring the Transportation Market

The Challenges of Insuring the Transportation Market

The transportation industry experiences numerous unique risks. Transporting goods over long distances exposes vehicles, personnel, and cargo to significant risk; an alarming rise in trucking-related fatalities has only added complication to the transportation market. Insuring the industry presents significant challenges as well. Special risks insurance brokers must have a keen understanding of the market, its risks, and the dynamic nature of the industry in order to deliver comprehensive insurance solutions. In this article, we’ll illustrate some of the insurance coverage challenges brokers face when developing insurance programs and services for the transportation industry.

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No-Shows: Why Entertainment Insurance Is Necessary

No-Shows: Why Entertainment Insurance Is Necessary

It takes a lot of effort and creativity to arrange entertainment events such as concerts, films or plays. That’s why decision-makers need comprehensive insurance on their side should the event need to be canceled due to natural disaster, illness, or a man-made tragedy.

Many event planners and professionals in the entertainment industry are not aware that specialized entertainment insurance exists, or they are under the impression that it is an optional coverage that does not cover anything that is not already covered by standard commercial general liability or property insurance policies. However, for many specific exposures, including no-shows, entertainment insurance is the most important policy, and as an insurer, it is important that you ensure that your clients are aware of this.
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The Laws and Restrictions That Every Music Venue Must Follow

The Laws and Restrictions That Every Music Venue Must Follow

Running a music venue might sound freeing, but a few laws and regulations permit the age-old, long-hair-don’t-care environment. If you’re an insurance agent seeking policies for your music-loving client, you should understand the ins and outs of music venues, first. Running a live music venue takes time, dedication and a deep understanding of the law. Between alcohol, age restrictions and liability, the rules themselves might seem a little overwhelming.

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