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Few Small Businesses Feel the Need to Prepare for Climate Change

Constant reminders in the media over threats of rising sea levels, more frequent storms, or the promise of blistering droughts along with water scarcity still won’t get people to prepare for the anticipated effects of climate change. Getting people to …

Gridiron Insurance Releases Nationwide Small Business Program Platform

Gridiron Insurance Underwriters Inc., a program manager that specializes in program business on a regional and national basis, has launched a new platform product designed for small businesses. Gridiron Insurance Underwriters’ Gridiron Package Select (GPS) is a fully automated program …

The Hartford Expands Professional Liability Products to Small Business

The Hartford has launched a new professional liability insurance offering to help protect small businesses in the event they are sued by a customer claiming a negligent act, or error or omission in the professional services they provide. This new …

ACE Expands Specialty Insurance Offerings for Small Businesses

ACE Commercial Risk Services, the small commercial specialty lines business of ACE Group, has expanded its specialty commercial products for small businesses, available on a business owners policy (BOP). This new product suite offering, available through ACE Solutions Fast Track, …

Small Businesses Bypassing Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is having a big problem with attracting small businesses. MNsure was originally expected to cover 155,000 people in small-group plans by next year. Enrollment was only 1,405 earlier this month, the Star Tribune reported. Insurance agents …

CNA Launches Quote Advantage for Small Business Segment

CNA has launched Quote Advantage to give agents access to a quicker way of quoting CNA Connect, the company’s flagship business owners’ policy. The new quoting experience is available for nearly 200 focus classes of business via one input screen. …

Starr Cos. Add Umbrella Product to Small Business Policies

Starr Cos. has launched a new commercial insurance umbrella liability policy, designed specifically for small-sized businesses. This product marks the next phase in Starr’s growing suite of insurance options for small businesses. The commercial insurance umbrella policy complements the company’s …

AmWINS Launches Small Business Division

Wholesale broker AmWINS Group Inc. has launched a fifth division, AmWINS Access, which is dedicated to small account binding authority business. In conjunction with the launch of this new division, offices of Gresham & Associates and Bliss & Glennon – …

Nationwide, Hartford Steam Boiler Offer Cyber Cover for Small Business Owners

As more than half of all U.S. small businesses have experienced a data breach, Nationwide has joined forces with Hartford Steam Boiler (HSB) to offer cyber insurance coverage for small business owners. The services and coverages help small businesses respond …

AssureStart Expands Online Small Business Insurance Sales to Four More States

AssureStart, the online small business insurance provider, is now open for business in Nevada, New York, Ohio and South Carolina. AssureStart sells business property and general liability insurance on the Internet exclusively to small businesses with fewer than 30 employees. …