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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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Pollution Legal Liability

Pollution Legal Liability, or PLL, is an insurance policy that helps cover the environmental risk associated with owning, developing or operating a facility or site. It’s purchased on behalf of owner-borrowers, lenders, or both, to align interests and protect against unforeseen or unknown contamination in a business transaction or development, but does not cover known Read More »

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Employee Spotlight: Chad Kincaid

Tell us about how you became CFO? It was about 2011, and my wife and I had moved up here to the Pacific Northwest from Los Angeles to be closer to her family. Because of the economic downturn at the time, the landscape of opportunity wasn’t exactly the greatest for me, but luckily a recruiter Read More »

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Employee Spotlight: Danielle Donovan

What’s your role at PS&F? My role here is to partner with clients and help them to identify and put controls in place to prevent any adverse consequences and minimize any losses. I also work with internal teams when they are prospecting, and help the clients to understand that Parker, Smith & Feek does have Read More »

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Negligent Entrustment

Even if your organization does not have a #fleet of vehicles, related negligent entrustment can still be a considerable risk. Learn more about this type of risk and steps to mitigate it from @Parker, Smith & Feek’s Risk Control Specialist, @Kevin Sayler, in our latest vlog

Every organization, whether it operates a fleet of vehicles or not, faces risk from negligent entrustment with regards to fleet safety. Even a simple errand made to the post office during work hours can be an exposure to this risk. Watch Parker, Smith & Feek Risk Control Specialist, Kevin Sayler, explain this type of liability, Read More »

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Employee Spotlight: Matthew Enloe

What’s your role at PS&F? I view my role here two ways; firstly as a support role. I think that our account managers and teams are really the service all-stars, and I support them. It’s my job to cultivate a team; there’s an old saying that, “The smartest person in the room is the person Read More »

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