Articles by Elizabeth Blosfield

Massachusetts Court Sides with Norfolk & Dedham in Personal Injury Suit

The Massachusetts Appeals Court  has upheld a Superior Court decision that defendant, Norfolk & Dedham Mutual Fire Insurance Co., did not engage in unfair settlement practices in its handling of a personal injury claim. The court also reversed the portions …

Intellectual Property Coverage Presents Challenges in Private D&O

Physical property damage due to natural disasters, weather-related or man-made incidents, can be relatively straightforward to assess, but understanding how a different form of property causes damage can be a little more ambiguous, according to panelists at the recent Professional …

MEMIC Safety Expert on Growth of Ergonomics, Workers’ Comp

Karl Siegfried, senior vice president of Loss Control & Safety Services at Portland, Maine-headquartered MEMIC Group, recently spoke with Insurance Journal about the safety management team that is in place at MEMIC and the ways in which it seeks to benefit agents, brokers …

The Graham Company Becomes 100% Employee Owned

After more than 50 years in business, The Graham Company, a Philadelphia, Penn.-based insurance and employee benefits broker, is now 100 percent employee owned through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). This move serves to further the firm’s strategy of …

Q&A: Art Theft and Its Impact on the Insurance Industry

Bill Anderson, a managing partner of Brooklyn, New York-based Art Guard, recently spoke with Insurance Journal about issues related to insurance and artwork. Anderson has observed that roughly more than 50% of art thefts occur at private homes, and with …

D&O Liability Insurance Could Feel Effects of New York’s Cyber Regulation

While the full implications of the New York State Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) cybersecurity regulation, which went into effect March 1, are still being realized by the insurance industry, many are beginning to question the regulation’s impact to directors …

The Graham Company Becomes 100% Employee Owned

After more than 50 years in business, The Graham Company, a Philadelphia, Penn.-based insurance and employee benefits broker, has become 100% employee owned through an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). This move serves to further the firm’s strategy of remaining …

Broad Intellectual Property Coverage Presents Challenges in Private D&O

Physical property damage due to natural disasters, weather-related or man-made incidents can be relatively straightforward to assess, but understanding how a different form of property causes damage can be a little more ambiguous, according to a group of panelists at …

Rutgers Law School Project Addresses ‘Use It And Lose It’ in Homeowners Insurance

A new report by the Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility at Rutgers Law School in Camden, N.J., in cooperation with United Policyholders, offers recommendations to state lawmakers in terms of how homeowners insurance claims are addressed by insurance companies following a …

New York Cyber Regs Take Effect, Mid-Sized Firms Could See Biggest Impact

As the insurance industry has closely followed developments regarding The New York State Department of Financial Services’ (DFS) cybersecurity regulation, concerns remain in terms of how the final regulation, set to go into effect March 1, may impact mid-sized companies in …