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“ Let us suppose that you are a plumber, digging a trench for pipes, and you sever a fiber optic cable in the process. The General Liability policy includes ‘Underground’ coverage for damage to the Fiber Optic cable [tangible property]. However, it does NOT provide coverage for the loss of information [intangible property], or the loss of income that the third party may have endured due to loss of internet access.
Bobbie Duke –Electronic Data Liability
Construction Sites and Attractive Nuisances
Attractive nuisances are man-made conditions on your property, vacant site or active site after-hours that draw trespassers. If children trespass on site due to these conditions, the general contractor on the site can be held liable for any injuries they sustain.
Electronic Data Liability
You already know that your General Liability policy excludes ‘intangible’ property. That is why you had to buy a cyber liability policy. That policy may not have covered all of the ‘gaps’ in coverage possible by Exclusion P – Electronic Data that is included in the General Liability coverage form.
Keeping U in Mind: Managing Your Fleet Risk in 2023
With rising insurance premiums, successfully managing fleet risk should be a top priority as we enter a new year. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that most road related fatalities occur on highways where there are seat belt requirements and traffic laws, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) 2020 annual traffic crash data reported over 38,000 fatalities related to U.S. traffic crashes, and this creates a serious conundrum for insured and insurers alike.
Creating a Cybersecurity Culture
Employees are an organization’s first line of defense against cybercriminals. For this reason, they are also commonly targeted. In fact, the vast majority (88%) of data breaches are caused by employee mistakes, according to Stanford University. Unfortunately for organizations, a single mistake can result in costly losses, reputational damage and lost or stolen data.
Attracting and Retaining Construction Workers in Today’s Labor Shortage
The construction industry is facing a labor shortage and struggling to find workers to meet the growing demands of the industry. With the expected growth in the construction sector, driven in part by the recently signed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the need for skilled workers is more critical than ever. However, several factors contribute to the labor shortage in the construction industry.
6 Forces Driving Commercial Property Insurance Costs
The market for commercial property insurance continues to be challenging. Here are several factors contributing to premium increases for commercial property coverage.