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Reporting to Claims-Made Policies

Reporting to claims-made policies

Claims-made insurance policies require the insured to notify their carrier in writing about a claim that was received during the current policy period.

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Who Defends Your Company in a Claim?

If you are responsible for navigating claims for your organization, do you know which law firm will defend your company after a claim? Employment practices liability and other management liability policies are often written on a duty to defend basis, and the carrier typically retains the right to select counsel. Watch to learn more about the pros and cons of these types of policies from Parker, Smith & Feek Vice President Michael Edmonds.

If you are responsible for navigating claims for your organization, do you know which law firm will defend your company after a claim? Employment practices liability and other management liability policies are often written on a duty to defend basis, and the carrier typically retains the right to select counsel.

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Shake It Out

October 17th is International ShakeOut Day, when over 60 million people worldwide will participate in an earthquake drill that protects people and save lives when “the big one” hits. Practicing the “Drop, Cover, Hold On” drill will help you and your family know exactly what to do when an earthquake happens. You can participate in Read More »

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We Played Hard: A Summer of Softball

Parker, Smith & Feek fielded a softball team to compete in the Bellevue Baseball/Softball Athletic Association’s 2019 Summer Season. Following is a note from Head Coach Chris Sibley on the results from a well-played season. As a man who stood in front of our firm just a few months back, promising a championship in my Read More »

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Employee Spotlight: John Feltz

What’s your role at PS&F? I’m essentially the practice leader for our Bellevue benefits team for employers with more than 50 employees. My personal philosophy about my role is to first support my staff as a servant leader and provide them with the necessary resources and tools to help take us from where we are Read More »

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Tacoma Office Grand Opening

There are few places on Earth more beautiful than the Puget Sound on a clear summer’s day. Yesterday was no exception at the official grand opening of Parker, Smith & Feek’s Tacoma office. We have been serving clients in the South Sound for many years now, and expanded our footprint to Tacoma in order to Read More »

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Employee Spotlight: Alex Hamilton

What inspired you to start a career in marine risk management? Well, like most people in the industry, I fell right into it… (laughs). Several years ago, I was working in the professional golf industry with a small non-profit company. I was looking for growth opportunities, and there just weren’t any that would allow me Read More »

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Alaska Executive Officers’ and Owners’ Workers’ Compensation Changes – What Do I Need to Know?

The Alaska Legislature passed House Bill 79 (HB 79) last session, which changes how owners, corporate officers and members of LLCs are treated for workers’ compensation purposes in mid 2019. We have provided an overview of the changes and how they will affect workers’ compensation coverage. Insurers are continuing to revise their approach to dealing Read More »

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John Feltz Joins Parker, Smith & Feek

Parker, Smith & Feek is delighted to announce that John Feltz has joined the firm as Regional Benefits Director, and will be located in Bellevue, Washington. Dave Eckroth, Parker, Smith & Feek’s President and CEO, said “We are excited to have John join the PS&F family. His leadership, knowledge and insights will enable him to Read More »

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Addressing Patients’ Sexual Misconduct Allegations

All healthcare organizations should have a plan in place to investigate and resolve any allegations of sexual misconduct – as well as prevent them from occurring in the first place. Watch to learn more from Parker, Smith & Feek's Clinical Risk Manager Danielle Donovan.

Healthcare organizations are responsible for creating a safe environment for care, including zero tolerance for any abuse, assault, or sexual misconduct.

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What is a Captive?

Group captives are insurance companies that provide insurance to, and are controlled by, their owners for the purpose of managing member companies’ risks and controlling costs.

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Employee Spotlight: Bill Smith

What’s your role at PS&F? My role is to provide local surety expertise in support of Parker, Smith & Feek’s goal to grow the Portland and Southwest Washington surety practice. I have been in the Portland market writing surety on the company side for over 30 years, so I am pretty well entrenched in the Read More »

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