Over 100 years ago, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 burned through the city and beyond, destroying thousands of buildings, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless, and resulted in over 250 deaths. The fire raged for two days, from October 8 through October 10, and caused an estimated $200 million in damages. Fire Prevention … Continue reading National Fire Prevention Week is October 4-10
When nationwide stay-at-home orders were enforced back in March, most employees thought they were packing up their desks for just a few weeks. Majority of employers and employees could have never anticipated that six months later they would still be working from home. Although remote working appears to have been coordinated overnight, it seems like … Continue reading It’s Time to Reevaluate Your Organization’s Cyber Risks
The H&A 3rd Quarter Newsletter is hot off the press and is titled "Commercial Insurance Forecast". It's a look into the insurance marketplace during the economic downturn and COVID-19, plus other interesting articles and fun facts!
By: Hawley & Associates and Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota Risk Management team You might not realize it, but times have been relatively good for insurance customers. For the most part, premiums have been steadily reducing for years now. In the insurance world, we call this a soft market. But this has changed drastically. The … Continue reading What’s Up With The Commercial Insurance Market?
When it rains it pours... If things aren't bad enough, the insurance marketplace is following suit. We are seeing premium increases, many sizable, for more lines of insurance than we've experienced in recent memory. Along with the increases, we are also experiencing more restrictive coverage, minimum premium increases, lower limits and some carriers are even … Continue reading Commercial Insurance Forecast – Cloudy with A Chance of Premium Increase
As child-protection agencies across the country struggle with multiple challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump signed an executive order focused on strengthening child-welfare programs nationwide. We at Hawley and Associates were enthusiastic to read the underlying goals of this order, which include decreasing child maltreatment, empowering adoption programs and increasing support for at-risk … Continue reading New Executive Order Signed to Support Child Welfare Systems
In this day and age, organizations rely on computers, networks, and electronic data to complete essential tasks. With most companies implementing work-from-home guidelines due to the coronavirus pandemic, office staff are dependent on technology like never before. For organizations unfamiliar to the challenges of having staff work-from-home, there are dangerous cyber risks at play, such … Continue reading Why Covid-19 Should Have You Rethinking Cyber Liability Insurance
The hurricane season officially starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th. The 2020 North Atlantic hurricane season is off to a historically fast start with already three named storms by early June. This year will mark the sixth consecutive year that a named storm has preceded the official start of hurricane season. The … Continue reading Hurricane Safety and Preparedness
With the Senate back in session last week, Democratic lawmakers revealed new legislation aimed at drastically expanding the federal government’s resources dedicated to the targeting and prosecution of child predators, developing new technologies to identify child sexual abuse material online, and funding leading community organizations that work to prevent children from becoming victims. In a … Continue reading Senate Lawmakers Seek $5 Billion to Track Down Child Predators Without Compromising Encryption
May is National Foster Care Month and we want to take time to acknowledge the foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. With over 400,000 children in the foster care system at any … Continue reading May is National Foster Care Month