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October 2013

International Advantage Natural Disaster Enhancement

When working in the real world, businesses can face real world problems.
A U.S.-based church group was stranded in a Haiti crisis zone. Our service provider sent a security detail to escort the group to the Dominican Republic, where they were repatriated safely to the U.S. within 24 hours of the call.

How can we help?
Our international package policy can provide executive assistance services with an optional Natural Disaster Relocation and Repatriation coverage enhancement to assist your employees in their time of need.

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New is Well Forgotten Old

California Woman Sues McDonald’s Over Coffee Burns. She says she suffered second-degree burns when she spilled hot coffee on her lap at the drive-up window of a McDonald’s has filed suit against the fast-food chain. The Fresno Bee reported she seeks more than $2 million in damages. If a settlement isn’t reached, her lawyer said they plan to present their case to a Fresno jury. In 1992, a similar case made national headlines. A New Mexico woman who said she was burned by McDonald’s coffee was awarded $2.9 million.

Travel Insurance for Thanksgiving 2013

Have you started planning your Thanksgiving weekend? Can’t wait to finally join your family at the festive dinner table? There are hundreds of circumstances that could cause you to cancel your holiday trip, return home early or force you to seek emergency medical treatment while traveling. Anything could go wrong: It’s 9:30 PM and you and your immediate family arrive at the airport for a connecting flight, only to find that your flight has been cancelled. Who can assist you with finding new flights to get everyone home? Your bag was lost with your medicine inside. You need help to… Read More »Travel Insurance for Thanksgiving 2013

The Hartford Broadens Professional Liability Offerings for Tech Companies

The Hartford has enhanced its FailSafe suite of professional liability offerings to address the evolving needs of technology companies with expanded coverage for data, systems and networks. “Professional liability is one of the most significant risks for technology companies today,” said Joe Coray, vice president of The Hartford’s Technology & Life Science Practice.  “An alleged failure of a product or service that causes economic loss to a client’s business can result in a costly lawsuit and reputational damage.” According to The Hartford’s data, professional liability claims against technology companies average more than $200,000*. Most of these claims include allegations of… Read More »The Hartford Broadens Professional Liability Offerings for Tech Companies

Cyber Awareness Month

In today’s interconnected, digital world, cyber threats continue to grow and represent a serious challenge to organizations of all sizes. National Cyber Security Awareness Month is a timely and powerful opportunity learn more about this critical topic. Whether a small business, municipality, technology company or a large publicly traded corporation, if an organization uses technology, it is at risk of a data breach or cyber attack.

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