Do You Need a Social Media Policy for Your Nanny?

For many, social media has become an integral part of daily life – both in and out of work. While using social media may be necessary in some jobs, one in 10 workers spends more time on the Internet than … Continue reading

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Staying Safe Around Fido: Dog Bite Prevention Tips

The dog days of summer are well behind us, but dog safety is always in season. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, dogs reside in approximately one in three U.S. households – including mine. With help from Angela Speed, … Continue reading

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Back-to-School (Risk) Basics

It’s that time of year again – children are hanging up their beach towels and heading back to school. For families whose children attend boarding school or college away from home, the bittersweet feelings produced by their absence should be … Continue reading

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Summer Travels That Include Peace of Mind

It is predicted that U.S. airlines will carry a record 231 million passengers this summer. But while most travelers are routine in their wanderings, venturing to usual tourist destinations or someplace with a beach or picturesque mountains, travel to underdeveloped … Continue reading

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Unique Cyber Risks Your HNW Clients’ Kids Face

We love our smartphones and the unencumbered access to social media they provide. But too much access isn’t always a good thing, especially for children. Without oversight, negligent use of technologies can expose families to significant cyber risks. While all … Continue reading

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Summer Planning for Stress-Free Fun

When traveling to an exotic destination, lounging on the deck of your yacht or hosting a party at your pool, it’s easy to understand why related risks often go overboard. Unfortunately, individuals – particularly the high-net-worth (HNW) – are putting … Continue reading

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How Insurance Partnerships Help You Better Serve High-Net-Worth Clients

Managing the financial assets of high-net-worth (HNW) individuals and their families requires a holistic risk management approach. With today’s high-net-worth individuals and families accumulating, saving and spending money in different manners, wealth management and property and casualty risk mitigation best practices … Continue reading

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Someone’s Missing from Most Family Offices

In managing a high-net-worth individual’s investment, tax and estate planning needs—not to mention their legal and philanthropic matters—family offices serve a vital purpose. Unfortunately, as many family offices don’t offer insurance and risk management consulting services, high-net-worth individuals could unknowingly … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a White (and Safe) Christmas

December has the second highest number of fires in the United States, led only by January (10 percent of all home structure fires in year versus 11 percent), according to 2009-2013 data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Data from the U.S. Fire Administration quantifies the risk differently: During a typical winter holiday season, on average nearly 156,000 residential fires, $936 million in property damage, 2,600 injuries and 630 deaths occur. Continue reading

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College Student Liabilities

Millions of teenagers are headed back to college, some for the first time, and are quickly developing the skills needed to lead productive lives. But there is more to college than just academics. From alcohol-fueled off-campus parties to renting out an apartment or car via the sharing economy, students often engage in risky behavior while away!
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