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Aspire Architects and Engineers Webinar

By: dwight stuckey | Posten on: Jul 31, 2013 1:41:00 PM

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We invite you to attend a 30-minute webinar about our Aspire A&E E&O program where you will learn how you can differentiate yourself and drive more business. 

 

During our Architects and Engineer session, we'll cover:

What is Aspire A&E

Coverage Offered

Underwriting guidelines

Acceptable Disciplines

In-house Authority

Aspire A&E Quotes

 

We hope you can join us on July 18, 2013

Topics: Stuckey & Company, specialty insurance, professional E&O, professional liability, aspire a&e, architects and engineers insurance

What Are Specialty Insurance Programs?

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: May 11, 2012 9:17:00 AM

Specialty insurance programs offer protection to individuals and businesses from financial losses.  Specifically, specialty insurance programs are designed to cover unique or expensive items, events outside the standard insurance policy scope or special circumstances associated with different types of businesses.  There are many types of specialty insurance programs that range from yacht insurance to technology professional liability insurance. 

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When evaluating a specialty insurance program, one important thing to consider is the breadth of the coverage available in the program.  For example, when considering technology professional liability insurance, you should verify that the program includes first dollar defense.

Specialty insurance programs can also be more in-depth than certain general policies and can be industry-specific due to their unique exposures.  A real estate professional liability program may address issues like mold exposures that would not affect other professions (e.g. accountants).  Likewise, an accountant professional liability program will address specific exposures related to accounting, like IRS-related penalties.

To learn more about Stuckey and Company’s specialty insurance programs, please visit our website at http://www.stuckey.com.

Topics: specialty insurance

Best's Review Feature on Stuckey & Company

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: May 4, 2012 2:30:00 PM

Stuckey & Company was featured in the May issue of Best's Review.  The article provided a history of the company as well as an overview of the current business, including our specialty products HarborGuard and SafetyTek. ______________________________________________________________________________________

Water Lines

by Dennis Gorski

Inland marina coverage launched Stucky & Co. 20 years ago and continues to produce for the firm.

For specialty-risk broker Stuckey & Co., what's old is new again, thanks to a hardening market in marina and boat dealer insurance.

The Lake Saint Louis, Mo.-based firm sees the sector turning around after last years' string of severe-weather losses.  The rebound has blown new wind into the sails of the program upon which Stuckey was founded 20 years ago when it dealt exclusively with the marina and marine dealers' market.

Known as HarborGuard since 1994, the program is a suite of products under Stuckey's commercial general liability offering.  It's available in 46 states -- only Alaska, Hawaii, Florida and New Hampshire aren't included -- and protects "inland" marinas against both floating and onshore risks.

"In the marina market, there's probably $500 million of premium written, and we hold probably 1% of that," according to Jerry Lovin, general manager and chief underwriter for HarborGuard.

Read the rest of the Best's Review article here. 

Topics: specialty insurance, safetytek, harborguard, Stuckey & Co.

MGA Market Strong, According to Guy Carpenter Survey

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: Mar 6, 2012 8:26:00 AM

Guy Carpenter released the results from their Seventh Annual Specialty Program Issuing Carrier Survey (2011) and the news was positive.  The MGA market is still strong and the majority of insurers in the space believe the segment will continue to grow over the next few years.

According to the survey, "Fifty-one percent of respondents believe this segment will grow, while only 8 percent see it shrinking. These perceptions may be a result of the fact that 36 percent of the respondents are experiencing a greater number of new business opportunities in their pipelines, while 43 percent are holding steady year over year."

In addition, the survey presented some clear findings about the changing appetites in the market.  Specifically, the personal lines insurance market appetite has remained about the same while the commercial lines insurance market appetite is steadily growing.

To read the press release about the survey, visit Guy Carpenter's Press Room.

 

Topics: speciality insurance, Stuckey & Company, mga, specialty insurance, Stuckey & Co., mga insurance, professional liability, insurance wholesaler

What's New in Workers Compensation Insurance?

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: Feb 3, 2012 9:21:00 AM

Workers compensation is a hot button right now in the insurance industry.  So many carriers are actively marketing workers comp and want to gain traction by offering new incentives.  That makes this a GREAT time for your clients to reassess their workers comp policies. 

So, what’s the latest?  Most carriers now offer some type of “pay as you go” program for workers compensation insurance.  This might not sound that exciting but it is, in fact, a good way to reel in new workers comp business.  Why?  Because cash is king and “pay as you go” programs free up cash flow for your clients. 

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Prior to this new development, workers comp was paid based on an upfront annual assessment of employee count and a 25% down payment.  If your client is a seasonal employer, like a lawn care company or a summer resort, the calculation could be based on speculation and, since the payments are equal, the client could be paying high premiums with very few actual employees.  The “pay as you go” option gives these clients a way to pay on actual payroll numbers every month, which saves time and frees up cash when employee count is down. 

Hartford is currently pushing the new XactPAY program while CNA also has a similar “pay as you go” option.  You can take a look at the carriers Stuckey has access to here.

Now is the time to talk to your seasonal clients (before summer) and offer them this new way to pay.

Topics: Blog, specialty insurance, office insurance, corporate insurance, mga insurance, workers comp, workers compensation

SafetyTek Technology E&O Liability Program Accepts Credit Cards

By: dwight stuckey | Posten on: Jan 20, 2012 10:53:00 AM

We know that our success depends on yours. That is why we continue to offer you new ways to service your insureds.  For example, this week, we announced that the SafetyTek technology E&O liability insurance program is now accepting credit card payments. 

The new credit card payment option is FREE and customizable so you can make a payment page that looks like it comes directly from your agency/brokerage instead of from a third-party partner. There are no fees and the payments are processed electronically using the authorize.net payment processing system.  Find out more about the SafetyTek credit card page.

Stuckey Credit Card Page

To learn even more the new SafetyTek credit card payment option, you can read the press release on PRWeb.


 

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January Specialty Insurance Webinars -- Stuckey & Co.

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: Jan 17, 2012 1:30:00 PM

Please join us for our upcoming January webinars.

January 19: New Agent Webinar

We like to welcome all our new agents to Stuckey & Company.  Every six months, we host a New Agent Webinar to help our new agents and brokers learn about our easy quoting and application systems as well as information on coverage options.  If you are not registered as a Stuckey agent, you can register at our Agent Registration page.

Register here.

January 26: SafetyTek Technology E&O Webinar

Did you know that Technology Errors and Omissions insurance coverage is NOT provided by a Commercial General Liability policy?  Learn all you need to know to grow your existing technology E&O business or jumpstart a new program.  This webinar will focus on the types of coverage offered by SafetyTek Technology E&O and the reasons your clients might need this type of specialized liability coverage.

Register here.

Topics: speciality insurance, Stuckey & Company, stuckey and company, specialty insurance, safetytek, it insurance, EPL, TECHNOLOGY, TECHNOLOGY, technology E&O, Stuckey, Stuckey & Co., stuckey and company, Stuckey and Co., data loss insurance, data loss risk, IT E&O, technology insurance

Mid-West Marina Insurance – 4 Things to Consider

By: dwight stuckey | Posten on: Jan 6, 2012 1:42:00 PM

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Right now, marina and boatyards in the Mid-West (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin) might be having trouble finding insurance coverage that meets all their needs.  With the huge surge in tornado claims in 2011, many carriers have either stopped offering coverage in the Mid-West or raised the deductibles to upwards of $100,000.  So, where does that leave your customers?  One thing to make sure you do when quoting this type of insurance for your customers is to shop around.  Here are few things to consider:

- Deductibles: Look at the deductibles to ensure that you are getting the most coverage for your customer’s money.

- Covered Docks/Property: Confirm that covered docks are adequately insured, including collapse from snow/ice and wind/hail.

- Specialty Insurance: Underwriters: Since rates are going up at all the major carriers, check with some of the specialty underwriters for better coverage options.

- Co-Insurance: Beware! Some carriers only offer ACV.

If you concentrate on these four things, you can grow your marina business and get better deals for your customers.

Topics: tornadoes, tornado, weather, Stuckey & Company, Blog, marina insurance, specialty insurance, hurricane season and insurance, Stuckey, Stuckey & Co., boatyard insurance, marine insurance, boat insurance, mga insurance

December Agent Alert - Stuckey & Company

By: Elizabeth Sedlock | Posten on: Dec 1, 2011 9:50:00 AM
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Holiday Greetings

As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have contributed to the success of Stuckey & Co. in a most significant way. From the bottom of our hearts, we say "thank you" to all of you who have made it possible for us to continue to serve our clients in such a wonderful way.

Each of you has played a valuable role in the success of our agency. We look forward to creating even more success together over the next year.

From our family to yours, we wish you a holiday filled with peace, love, and joy and a New Year with many blessings and lasting happiness.

Best to you all!

Dwight and Kerry Stuckey


What's New at Stuckey in 2012?

Incentives Program

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 launching a year-long, multi-product incentive program that will reward and recognize those of you who grow your business with Stuckey & Company. 

The program is simple: every two months, we will be focusing of one of our award-winning product lines.  For every new bind order you make of the featured product, you will be entered to win either the new iPhone 4S or a Kindle Fire.  A winner will be chosen for each product line so you have 6 chances to win.  It is up to you to claim your prize!

January-February: HarborGuard

March-April: SafetyTek Technology E&O

May-June: MPL

July-August: Aspire A&E

September-October: Commercial

November-December: Personal

Look for an email later this month announcing the start of the HarborGuard incentive program and outlining the terms and conditions.

Webinars

Coming in January:

January 19: New Agent Webinar

Welcome to Stuckey & Company!  Every six months, we host a New Agent Webinar to help our new agents and brokers learn about our easy quoting and application systems as well as information on coverage options.

January 26: SafetyTek Technology E&O Webinar

Did you know that Technology Errors and Omissions insurance coverage is NOT provided by a Commercial General Liability policy?  Learn all you need to know to grow your existing technology E&O business or jumpstart a new program.  This webinar will focus on the types of coverage offered by SafetyTek Technology E&O and the reasons your clients might need this type of specialized liability coverage.

To RSVP for any of the Stuckey & Company webinars, please send an email to Elizabeth Sedlock at esedlock@stuckey.com with the webinar name in the subject line.  You can also visit our website to sign up. 


Marina Insurance - HarborGuard

Don’t forget: the HarborGuard incentive program starts in January!

So, the economy has not improved much.  One thing that never changes is the need for marina insurance, especially in underserved areas.  Because Stuckey & Company can write policies for marine businesses that have insufficient liability insurance, or that have thought about reducing coverage to cut costs, Stuckey & Company has seen very strong activity from insurance agents with clients in need of these tailored coverages. The HarborGuard program gives these marine businesses outstanding coverage at an affordable price. 

In addition, HarborGuard includes new features that protect eligible classes, and gives agents more flexibility when writing policies. 

Popular new features include:
• Now can include water sports liability up to policy limits 


• Now includes Sudden and Accidental Pollution coverage 


• Deductibles as low as $25,000 for docks, including wind/collapse 


• Campgrounds, resorts, and homeowners associations now included


• Now able to write excess/umbrella and auto 


• The program can also include replacement cost on docks, liquor liability, non-owned auto and boat rental.

January and February is the time when marine businesses look toward the upcoming season and revisit insurance coverage.  So don’t be caught out in the water trying to keep yourself afloat…let us assist you in reviewing your current marina coverage to see if we can improve both cost and coverage.

For more information, please contact Jerry Lovin at jerry@stuckey.com.

START QUOTING NOW!  Get in the running for an iPhone 4S or Kindle Fire.  For applications and forms, click here.


Bind More Technology E&O Insurance

Great news: The SafetyTek forms are now approved in California!

We know the tech industry.  As the pioneers in technology E&O coverage, we understand that information technology professional service providers operate in a perilous business climate.  You can help them protect their businesses by offering professional liability insurance tailored to THEIR needs.

Educate your clients on the whys and hows of technology E&O coverage…Many professionals will not know that Technology Errors and Omissions insurance coverage is not provided by a Commercial General Liability policy. Commercial General Liability does NOT provide coverage for programming errors, contract performance disputes or any other Professional Liability issues. IT consultants and companies who have General Liability without Professional Liability (Errors or Omissions) coverage are taking a serious risk. It’s like a doctor practicing medicine without Malpractice insurance.

Technology coverages encompass a range of exposures. Some are specifically tailored, and others are broader.

When it comes to a knowledgeable team of Technology E&O insurance professionals, Stuckey & Co. has you covered.

For more information regarding Technology E&O insurance, please contact Maggie Hammett at maggie@stuckey.com. 


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

 

 
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RHYME & REASON

Happy Holidays!

We at Stuckey sat down this year
to design our holiday card,
but getting our family in here
turned out to be rather hard.

Mom, Pop and their kids showed up
to meet the photographer.
Then Pop suggested the office staff
should be in the picture for sure.

So Underwriting elbowed in.
Customer Service did too.
And little by little the Stuckey family
grew and grew and grew.

The photographer got a wide lens.
He told everyone to squeeze.
Mom interrupted and stopped it then
before we could say “Cheese!”

“Look at our family!” she said.
“I’m thankful to have you near.
How can we say it’s a family photo
without our customers here?”

So that’s why we don’t have a photo
and why this poem is for you.
May you be as blessed this holiday
as we are blessed all year through.

 


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  The Three Avocados coffee we sent you last year paid for a well in Africa. To learn more about this wonderful organization, click here.

 

 

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Stuckey & Company Newlsetter - August

By: jennifer strathmann | Posten on: Aug 17, 2011 12:25:00 PM
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Hurricane Season is upon us!

Hurricane season has started and forecasters are predicting an above-average number of storms. Now is the time for our clients to review policy coverage and understand how to protect their future during what can be a catastrophic event.

It is important as agents to try to educate our clients on steps they can take to save their property. Most measures need to be taken before a storm occurs – generally allowing 12 – 24 hours of preparation time. If you have clients that currently have marina, boat or personal property coverage or are in need of coverage the following link may be useful to pass along. 

Contact Shelli Windle at shelli@stuckey.com for any questions about our Personal Lines insurance program.


Personal Lines Giveaway - Now more than ever...EVERY submission counts

For every bound submission beginning Aug 15th at 6pm through Sept 30th, you will receive one entry into our Sweepstakes drawing for a 40" LCD Television.

There is no limit to how many entries you can incur during the Sweepstakes period.

Drawing will be held at 12pm on October 1st and winner will be announced via phone, email and our online newsletter within 24 hours.

Contact Shelli Windle at shelli@stuckey.com if you would like any more information regarding our Personal Lines Giveaway Promotion.

 


Marina Insurance - HarborGuard

With hurricane season among us, what better time to ensure you are covered? Stuckey & Company has over 20 years' of experience managing the HarborGuard marina insurance program, a specialty insurance program for a wide variety of marine businesses, including marinas and boat yards, boat dealers, and boat repair and supply shops. While many businesses in this industry are feeling the impact of the economy, Stuckey & Company has seen very strong activity from insurance agents with clients in need of these tailored coverages. The HarborGuard program includes new features that protect eligible classes, and gives agents more flexibility when writing policies. 

Popular new features include:


• Waived requirement for primary pollution coverage

• Now can include water sports liability up to policy limits 

• Now includes Sudden and Accidental Pollution coverage 

• Deductibles as low as $10,000 for docks, including wind/collapse

• Campgrounds, resorts, and homeowners associations now included

• Now able to write excess/umbrella and auto 

• The program can also include replacement cost on docks, liquor liability, non-owned auto and boat rental.

“We have worked closely with the carrier to ensure the HarborGuard program is a competitive program in today’s insurance environment,” Stuckey says. “We’ve written or been very cost-competitive on every policy we’ve quoted, and agents have confirmed that the changes we’ve made are helping them meet their clients’ needs.” The carrier is rated by A+ (Superior) IX by A.M. Best, and is written non-admitted. The marine industry has very few national carriers with rates that are competitive for local markets. “Based on our 20 years of experience in marine insurance, we are confident that HarborGuard addresses the insurance needs of marinas and marine professionals who have had difficulty finding appropriate, affordable coverage in recent years,” Stuckey says. “For marine businesses that have insufficient liability insurance, or that have thought about reducing coverage to cut costs, our program gives them outstanding coverage at a price they can afford.” So don’t be caught out in the water trying to keep yourself afloat…let us assist you in reviewing your current marina coverage to see if we can improve both cost and coverage.

For more information, please contact Kerry Stuckey at 1-800-828-3452 ext 14


 
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RHYME & REASON

Stuckey at 20!

We don't need a birthday cake
with candles set aflame;
nor do we need a plaque engraved
with the Stuckey family name.

We don't need a fancy hat,
or a note from Uncle Sam;
we certainly don't need another tie
or a singing telegram.  

Nor do we need a "hip-hip-hooray!"
or other birthday cheers
to celebrate the fact that we've been serving you 20 years.

But if you insist on a birthday gift
here's what you can do:
give us the gift that keeps on giving --
twenty more years of serving you.

 

 


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  “You are the best! I really don't know what I would do without Stuckey & Company. You guys are amazing to work with."  


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