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August 2012 Stuckey Agent Alert

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: Sep 4, 2012 10:00:00 AM
 
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Happy Labor Day

Everyone at Stuckey & Company hopes you have a safe and fun Labor Day weekend!  Enjoy!


10 Steps to Creating a Successful Affinity Group

Download Our Whitepaper Now!

Affinity Groups create credibility with insurance carriers, producers and insureds. Learn how to measure the risks, evaluate coverage, dominate the industry and generate income.

For instance:

  • Identifying your target industry
  • Measuring the risks involved
  • Marketing strategy
  • Importance of profitability
  • The use of affinity groups to increase underwriting eligibility and drive your sales to new levels

Click here to download now.


HarborGuard Expands Coverage Areas!

HarborGuard, Stuckey & Company's marina and boatyard insurance product, is expanding the areas of available coverage.

HarborGuard has new, lower property rates everywhere and can now write property in first tier coastal counties, excluding wind, (including in Florida). In addition, a HarborGuard policy can include wind coverage if the risk is located more than 50 miles from the gulfcoast (except in Florida).

To learn more, please contact Jerry Lovin at jerry@stuckey.com.

START QUOTING NOW! For applications and forms, click here.


Learn More about Management Liability

Watch Our Webinar Now!

One unique segment in the professional liability realm is that of management liability.  Specifically, when we use the term, “management liability,” we are referring to the coverage offered by D&O (Director’s & Officers), EPLI (Employment Practices), CRIME, FIDUCIARY LIABILITY, and KIDNAP/RANSOM/EXTORTION.

Any of the noted 5 coverage lines can be grouped together or written completely monoline by a handful of our carriers.  Each of them is unique and many of these lines are so important they should sell themselves, yet often go unnoticed.

For example, EPLI is sometimes considered only as ‘sexual harassment’ coverage. While this is an aspect of the coverage, EPLI offers so much more like protection from unfair hiring and firing practices suits, due to discrimination and hostile working environment claims.

One objection for people not purchasing this coverage is that they ‘don’t have any employees.’ While this may be true, what about anyone coming onto the premises like a UPS delivery person, an office supplies vendor or unwanted solicitors? Maybe your client was looking to bring on some part time help, and interviewed 10 candidates, yet one that was NOT chosen felt discriminated against and filed a claim for unfair hiring practices. The bottom line is anyone can make an accusation, even if it is fraudulent, and coverage needs to be considered.

We have some great marketing material and can quote these coverage lines at competitive rates across the country.  Let us help you help your client be fully covered!

Take a look at our most recent Management Liability webinar to learn more or fill out an application today.

 
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Did you know?

1. Mobile Rhino is coming!  Look for a message from us in the next few months about this new commissionable product!  Learn more now.

2. Errors and omissions is also known as professional liability insurance (PLI) or professional indemnity insurance (PII).

3. Starting a branded credit card payment page can significantly increase your SafetyTek binds. Learn more here.

 


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"Thanks for all your help!  I like working with you and the Stuckey staff.  I plan on sending you more business, both personal and commercial.  Thanks again for your help and your knowledge."

-- Commericail Lines Agent, Texas

 
 


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July 2012 Stuckey Agent Alert

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: Aug 1, 2012 9:49:00 AM
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Meet Libby Bechtold: Your New SafetyTek Underwriter

This month, Libby Bechtold joins the SafetyTek team as a Technology Professional Liability Underwriter.

Libby has been a part of Stuckey & Company for more than 5 years, serving as an underwriter in the commercial lines group.  Her experience with commercial liability made her a perfect fit for the SafetyTek underwriter position. 

To contact Libby, please email her at libby@stuckey.com or call her at 800.828.3452 *24.

For ALL commercial lines inquiries, please contact Kyle Dallavis at kyle@stuckey.com or    800.828.3452 *25.

Technology Liability Underwriter: Libby Bechtold 


MPL Incentive Program Winner

Congratulations to Sabrina Hovel, the winner of Stuckey & Company's Miscellaneous Professional Liability (MPL) Incentive Program!

Ms. Hovel received a new iPad as a "thank you" from Stuckey & Company for all her hard work.

MPL Incentive Winner

DON'T FORGET: The Commercial Lines Incentive Program is running in July and August so get your bind orders in NOW.


Errors & Omissions: Critical in Today's Market

When speaking with your business clients about their insurance needs, do you remember to include errors & omissions insurance options as critical components of their insurance packages?

More than 50,000 lawsuits are filed each day in the United States, bringing the number of lawsuits filed in the U.S. to more than those filed in every other country combined--and our litigious society doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

Lawsuits cost money. Even if a suit is dismissed in the end, lawyer fees need to be paid, damage to the company’s reputation could lose potential clients and countless hours are wasted that could be better spent growing the business than preparing a defense.

Who Needs Errors & Omissions Insurance?

No company is immune to liability lawsuits. From one-person consulting companies to large multimillion-dollar corporations, every business should make sure they have enough protection in place to protect themselves against a lawsuit.

Some classes of business are more at risk for liability lawsuits than others, making errors & omissions insurance the perfect complement to their existing insurance packages.

Technology Professionals

Imagine installing a new system at a large corporation, only to have the system hacked and financial records compromised. Now imagine being held personally accountable as the individual who installed the faulty system. Tech professionals need E&O insurance to protect them from exactly these types of scenarios.

Architects

Whether your client designs a dream building or a simple office building, small mistakes can happen and lead to faulty structure. E&O insurance protects architects from losing their firm because of a tiny mistake that leads to huge financial loss for a client.

Lawyers

Lawyers know how litigious today’s society is, so it should be no surprise that they need to protect themselves against a lawsuit. Even if a lawyer plans to personally defend his firm against potential lawsuits, that time would be much more profitable if he spent it on billable hours instead!

Consultants

Wedding planners need insurance too. What happens if she makes a mistake when scheduling a delivery or reservation date? Business liability insurance coverage can mean the difference between a small error and a catastrophic one for the small business owner.

As an insurance professional, be prepared to let your clients know exactly why they need E&O insurance to keep their businesses afloat. 

For more information about technology E&O insurance, contact Maggie Hammett at maggie@stuckey.com.

For more information regarding other E&O insurance, please contact Chris Boylan at chris@stuckey.com.

 
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Did you know?

Stuckey & Co. strives everyday to make your job easier. That is why we offer the following FREE online quoting systems:

1. EZLynx: A personal lines comparative rater. Currently agents can quote Safeco, Hartford and Travelers homes and autos with one entry. We hope to be adding more carriers soon!

2. EZConnect: A rater for commercial lines, including all lines of BOP, auto and workers comp. Quotes from the Hartford, SafeCo and CNA.

3. SafetyTek: Real time technology E&O quoting, with no minimum book of business required.

 

 


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"I enjoyed the [MPL]webinar and appreciated the copy of the PowerPoint presentation."

- Broker, South Carolina

 
 


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April 2012 Agent Alert -- Stuckey & Company

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: Apr 30, 2012 1:33:00 PM
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Bind MPL and You Could Win an iPhone 4S or the new iPad

At Stuckey & Company, we know that our success depends on working with the best producers. To encourage you to grow your relationship with Stuckey & Company, we are rewarding and recognizing those of you who grow your business with Stuckey & Company.

Details on the MPL Incentive Program

Purpose

  • To recognize and reward any agent or broker who maintains and grows a consistent block of business.

Eligibility

  • Any agent or brokers who is appointed with Stuckey & Company.

Timing

  • Effective period ends June 30, 2012.

Rules

  • Every agent or broker gets one entry per signed bind agreements

  • Winners will be chosen in a random drawing on May 15, 2012, and notified via email that day.

Prizes

  • Choice of either an iPhone 4S or the new iPad.

  • Winner can opt for cash payout equivalent to highest priced prize.


New Commissionable Product: Mobile Rhino!

Stuckey & Company is in the final stages of funding for a new product we are really excited to offer, Mobile Rhino. Mobile Rhino combines mobile device coverage, ID theft remediation and personal privacy monitoring in a downloadable app through the app store.

Mobile Rhino is a specialty insurance program designed as an answer to the growing need to protect our mobile lives: From the favorite device we hold in our hand, to iPads in Education to the mobile payment systems and cloud services that are working their way onto our device.

This will be the first program of it’s kind that is available as a commissionable product to licensed agents. Once you become a partner, we will send you cards printed with your personal code to track each and every sale so you can get all the commissions you deserve.

Visit www.mobile-rhino.com to learn more or help us get started by pledging at IndieGogo.


We Have a Winner!

Congratulations to Tina Goodrich from ISU-Mainstreet for winning the $500 Grand Prize in the Stuckey & Company March Madness contest.

 

 Stuckey & Company March Madness Winner


St. Louis Business Journal Covers Mobile Rhino

Stuckey Expands Insurance Coverage to Mobile Devices

By Evan Binns

Stuckey and Co., a Lake St. Louis commercial and personal insurance provider, is looking to boost its annual premiums written to $40 million with the launch of a new product line for mobile devices.

In June, Stuckey and Co. plans to launch Mobile Rhino, an insurance program that covers iPhones and iPads from damage or loss, as well as protecting device owners from identity theft and e-commerce transaction theft. The company plans to launch insurance coverage for Android and BlackBerry smartphones later this year. The insurance program is available via a downloadable application for mobile devices.

Read the rest of the article here.

 
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Did you know?

1. Stuckey and Company can write over 350 different classes of professional liability, including technology, A&E, lawyers, medical, management and miscellaneous risks!

2. Errors and omissions is also known as professional liability insurance (PLI) or professional indemnity insurance (PII).

3. Starting a credit card payment page can significantly increase your SafetyTek binds. Learn more here.

 


Kudos
 

"I wanted to thank you for all that you have done for me. I definitely would not be the agent I am today without your help and expertise."

-- Personal Lines Agent, California

 
 


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March 2012 Agent Alert -- Stuckey & Company

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: Mar 30, 2012 10:34:00 AM
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Bind SafetyTek and You Could Win an iPhone 4S or the new iPad

At Stuckey & Company, we know that our success depends on working with the best producers. To encourage you to grow your relationship with Stuckey & Company, we are rewarding and recognizing those of you who grow your business with Stuckey & Company.

Details on the SafetyTek Incentive Program

Purpose

  • To recognize and reward any agent or broker who maintains and grows a consistent block of business.

Eligibility

  • Any agent or brokers who is appointed with Stuckey & Company.

Timing

  • Effective period ends April 30, 2012.

Rules

  • Every agent or broker gets one entry per signed bind agreements

  • Winners will be chosen in a random drawing on May 15, 2012, and notified via email that day.

Prizes

  • Choice of either an iPhone 4S or the new iPad.

  • Winner can opt for cash payout equivalent to highest priced prize.


Now is the time to consider marketing BikePRO

Spring is in the air and people's mind inevitably turn to outdoor activities.  According to the Bicycle Dealers Association, the market is estimated at $6 billion, with 44% of the total dollars going to the 4,200 specialty bike shops across the country. That is a BIG market opportunity for you as an agent.

If you want to expand your business into bike shops or you already have clients that require specific coverage for their bike shops, whether it is in regards to sales, rentals or repairs…we can assist.

Here is a general overview of the our BikePRO program:

Bicycle Dealerships Including:
• Used Bicycle Sales
• Bicycle Rental
• Bicycle Repair

Coverages:
• Commercial General Liability
• Umbrella
• Property and Inventory
• Business Auto
• Workers Compensation
• Voluntary Parting (Test Drive)
• Credit Card Fraud

Specialty Coverage Includes:
• Voluntary Parting for Test Drives
• Insurance for Rental Operations
• Group Rides Coverage
• Used Bike Sales


Is Cyber Insurance the Same as Technology Professional Liability?

Many people confuse cyber liability insurance and technology professional liability insurance.  Learn more about the difference!

First, let's define technology professional liability.  Technology professionals comprise organizations that develop and implement technology for both consumers and businesses.  For example, a technology professional could be a software developer, a microchip designer or an IT consultant.  Technology professional liability is designed to cover specifically the errors & omissions of these types of organizations only. 

Cyber liability, on the other hand, is liability coverage designed for all businesses and specifically focuses on covering those businesses from cyber risks, including data breach, first and third party risks associated with e-business, the Internet, etc.

To learn more about our SafetyTek coverage, you can email Maggie Hammett or visit the SafetyTek information page.

START QUOTING NOW! For applications and forms, click here.


What Are Marketing Risks?

With the economy slowly getting back on track, many companies (large and small) are turning to marketing and advertising firms to maximize their profits.  If you have spoken to any marketing consultants recently, it is my bet that they approached you because one of their clients was requiring them to carry some sort of insurance – and they require it for a reason – we ALL make mistakes.

Consider the risk a client takes by hiring a marketing firm or a consultant.  The slightest error could lead to a lawsuit or a devastating financials loss so carrying professional liability insurance for this reason just makes sense!  The client has protection and so does the insured – just consider that one instance of legal defense could cripple their firm – but not if they have the proper coverage. 

That’s where Stuckey & Company comes in.  We can tailor policy limits anywhere from $100,000 to $10,000,000 from excellent A+ rated carriers with a wide array of deductible options to suit your client best.  Qualified risks can even see premiums BELOW $1000 annually.

DON’T FORGET : Oftentimes a client that requires professional liability will require other coverage lines (with good reason).  We have several carriers who can consider a while line of coverage from GL, to professional liability, worker’s compensation, etc.

DID YOU KNOW??  : In some states, if you are injured, your client must cover you with its own worker’s compensation policy!!  This could cause their rates to go up, so often times you may be required to carry this coverage as well as the client is simply protecting their own interests.

For more information or specific applications in various states, please contact Chris Boylan.

 

 
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Did you know?

1. Stuckey offers our agents FREE quoting systems (we pay the fees so you don't have to!): EZLynx for Personal Lines, EZConnect for Commercial Lines and our proprietary SafetyTek Quoting System.

2. Electronic media liability is defined as indemnity for electronic publishing, dissemination, releasing gathering, transmission, production, web casting or other distribution of Electronic Content on the internet, on behalf of the insured or by the insured for others.

 


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"I have to say: you are one of the best underwriters I am working with today.  Thank you for the quick responses to my quotes and questions."

-- Vicki Boser, InsuranceTekm Inc.

 
 


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January 2012 Agent Alert - Stuckey & Company

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: Jan 31, 2012 10:10:00 AM
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Improve Your SEO: Write a Blog

As you know, improving your SEO is important for every business.  Visilibity is the key to increasing sales and growing your agency's reputation.  Writing a blog and gaining new inbound links to your site can make a huge difference to your overall SEO.

Meanwhile, Stuckey & Company is interested in helping educate the market and needs experts to write about agency issues, demands and experiences.  That is why we would like to invite you, our agents, to contribute to our blog.  For every article you write, we will post to our blog and provide a direct link to your website.  Likewise, we would love for you to link to our blog and our corporate site.

Here's the kicker: we'll pay you a modest marketing fee for each article we use! Contact Elizabeth Sedlock to get started today.


New People to Help You in 2012  

Andrew Wischmeyer

Position: MPL Underwriter  

Andrew Wischmeyer - MPL UnderwriterResponsibilities: Quote and underwrite MPL lines of business

Joined Stuckey & Co.: January 2012

Interesting Fact: Holds both private and instrument pilots licenses

Contact Information: andrew@stuckey.com, (800) 828-3452 *28

April Moore

Position: Endorsements

Responsibilities: Policy service to include endorsement processing

April Moore - EndorsementsJoined Stuckey & Co.: December 2011

Previous Experience: Marketing Coordinator from 2007-2011. @ KnowledgeLake, Inc. Specialized in Enterprise Content Management (Document Imaging & Capture)

Interesting Fact: Shoots competitively with a .45 ACP hand gun. (sport)

Contact Information: april@stuckey.com, (800) 828-3452 *19


SafetyTek Accepts Credit Cards

Offer Your Insureds Easy, Free Credit Card Payment Option!

We know that our success depends on yours. That is why we continue to offer you new ways to service your insureds, like the SafetyTek technology E&O liability insurance program's new credit card payment option.

There are no fees and credit cards are processed electronically using the authorize.net payment processing system.

To customize the payment page for your agency, email Maggie Hammett the following:

  • A copy of your agency logo.
  • Your customer service phone number.
  • Your customer service email address.

Find out more about the SafetyTek credit card page.

START QUOTING NOW! For applications and forms, click here.


What is Data Breach?

Now Offer Your Small Business Customers This Specialized Coverage

What is data breach?  According to GAO, "data breach generally refers to an organization’s unauthorized or unintentional exposure, disclosure, or loss of sensitive personal information, which can include personally identifiable information (PII) such as Social Security numbers (SSN) or financial information such as credit card numbers"

Today, more and more businesses are storing and electronically sending sensitive data about their customers and employees.  In additon, there are more and more regulations requiring businesses to advise customers and employees if personal information has been revealed.  That makes data breach a serious issue for small businesses, where the majority of breaches have been reported.

Data breach can occur as simply as an employee losing a laptop.  Depending on the amount of PII on the laptop, a small accident can cost a business more than $20,000 in data breach alone.  Just last week, Zappos announced that personal information for close to 24 million customers might ahve been compromised by a hacker.  Imagine the cost of the same breach to a small business!

Find out more about helping protect your small business clients from data breach exposure and other cyberliablity risks.

 Contact Kyle Dallavis to learn more.

 
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Did you know?

1. Commercial general liability does NOT cover technology E&O libability.  Your clients in the technology industry need both.  SafetyTek is a great option to examine.

2. The average homeowner's policy liability limit is $500,000.  Is that enough to cover major accidents for your high net worth clients?  Probably not.  Look into umbrella policies as a way to offer higher limits (up to $50 million in some cases).

3. There are more than 300 hazard classes covered under miscellaneous professional liability (MPL).  The top 5 most requested classes are:

-Mgmt. Consultants

-Marketing/Advertising

-Medical Billing, Coding, Transcription

-Translators/Interpreters

-Animal Services (training, kenneling, grooming, etc.)

 


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"Thank you for the fine, fast work you did on this new account, I can always count on Stuckey to do a good job for me."

-- Jerry Freis, Hatcher Insurance Inc.

 
 


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