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Cyber Claims: A Guide to Calculating Business Interruption

While cyber was incorporated in some general liability policies (GL) of the 1980s, the first cyber standalone policy was written in 1997 through AIG. Though groundbreaking, as it was the first to address cybersecurity, it was a third-party liability policy only. According to Statista, standalone...

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The Effect of COVID-19 on Time Element Claims

Time element claims, including both business interruption and rental value loss are typically measured from the date of physical damage sustained to a property until the date when the damaged or destroyed property should be put back into service. Insurance policies covering such economic damages...

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The Effect of COVID-19 on the Insurance Claims Market

In this first edition, we seek to provide a brief summary of the key topics arising from the current pandemic that will affect insurance claims. Future editions of this series will provide details into how the current situation is likely to affect claim measurement for...

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Common Causes of Electric Space Heater Fires & Methods of Prevention

We all love staying warm in winter. We turn up the thermostat, burn logs in our fireplace; heat up the bed with an electric blanket, and sometimes use electric space heaters to keep the temperature cozy. When it comes to space heaters, it’s important to...

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HVAC & Refrigeration: What To Look For & Where

Heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) equipment is often included in building damage loss claims or forensic building assessments, especially those system components that are installed outdoors. If you write or review large estimates, this paper will explain the most common HVAC&R systems and how...

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Keys to an Effective Project Scope

Effectively determining scope is the most important task for a building consultant. Without an accurate scope of work, a definitive cost estimate cannot be completed. An accurate scope includes determining an accurate quantity of damages, grade/quality of materials, and pertinent jobsite conditions....

 
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