Cyber risk and cloud computing is a topic that keeps evolving. In a recent study 40% of companies thought they did not need cyber liability insurance. Many thought cyber liability was covered under their business insurance policy. And others thought that if they used the cloud to store client’s information that they had no risk.
A recent example has been the Anthem Health data breach; here over 80 million people may have had their personal data compromised. If a large company like Anthem Health can have a cyber-breach, so can your company. See More Here
How Cloud Computing Will Change The Cyber Risk Landscape
There is no question that cloud computing changes the cyber risk landscape. But using the cloud does not reduce your risk. In fact, using the cloud may increase your risk. As more firms use the cloud, cyber criminals will increase their efforts to brake in, as there is more information for them to steel. Your risk will vary depending on the platform your firm uses. One benefit is that your business may require less in house technology which will reduce operating costs.
Cyber Risks Are Growing
Russian hackers recently stole over 2 billion online names and passwords. Home Depot had millions of customer credit cards stolen. A local restaurant recently had 1200 customer credit card numbers stolen, and finally a medical clinic had a lap top stolen that contained 5,000 patient’s names and confidential information. Every company is at risk for cyber theft and loss.
We can provide your firm with the right combination of pricing and coverage. Cyber risk insurance is available at very reasonable premiums. Many of our companies offer coverage to help protect your business from loss.
Slip and fall accidents are some of the most common accidents you can have as a business owner. Slips, trips, and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents. They cause 15% of all accidental deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. You have customers, clients, vendors, employees, and family members on your premises every day. “Slip and fall” is a term used for a personal injury case in which a person slips or trips and is injured on someone else’s property. These cases usually fall under the broader category of cases known as “premises liability” claims. Slip and fall accidents usually occur on property owned or maintained by someone else, and the property owner may be held legally responsible.
In order to recover damages for a slip and fall injury sustained on another’s property, there must be a responsible party whose negligence caused the injury. However, most business insurance policies have premises liability coverage which allows for claim payment without the need to prove liability.
Slip And Fall Prevention At Your Business
Maintain all walkways and common areas.
Use anti-skid adhesive tape in high traffic areas.
Display wet floor signs when appropriate.
Keep all work areas, passageways, storerooms, and service areas clean and orderly.
Have proper lighting in parking lots and entrances.
Keep walk ways free of ice, snow, or other items that might cause someone to slip.
Have a procedure to deal with spills and ensure spills are reported and cleaned up immediately.
Are Your Commercial Insurance Costs Too High?
Most commercial insurance experts are predicting lower rates for most businesses across the United States. Commercial insurance buyers should anticipate lower rates and wider choice in coverage terms at upcoming renewals as insurance pricing softness accelerates in most lines.
Commercial or business insurance rate reductions are due to a softening in the market, reduced catastrophic losses, and continued competition among the leading insurers.
Rate vs. Premium
Rate is the cost of insurance per exposure unit, such as revenue or payroll. The premium is based on a formula of rate times exposure. Your rate could go down, but if your revenues are up it could affect a flat premium.
Now is the time to contact us to help you review your risk, design your program and market your commercial business with our top rated market. Your commercial program should include:
Directors & officers & professional liability
Bonds and dishonesty
Umbrella or excess
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