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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Insurance Considerations for Predicted Pacific Northwest Snow Event

Insurance Considerations for Predicted Pacific Northwest Snow Event

Ed Rhone, CPCU, AIC | Principal, Claims Manager In my profession of insurance claims, I am naturally pessimistic. The latest report of a substantial snow event for the Pacific Northwest makes me believe no such event will occur. But, as a claim professional, I am typically cautious, and to be on the safe side, I […]

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Employee Spotlight: Kevin Hurley

What’s your role at PS&F? As an Account Executive, I develop new and maintain existing client relationships. My role is to understand my clients business and goals inside and out. Working in the world of construction, you can often find some challenging and unique clients. There’s a great deal more that goes into a client’s […]

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Patty Mort – Parker, Smith & Feek Employee of the Year

Parker, Smith & Feek Claims Supervisor and Employee of the Year, Patty Mort, will tell you herself – she is a people pleaser. She cannot stand when somebody doesn’t like her. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a client over the phone, or a colleague at Parker, Smith & Feek – she doesn’t want people to […]

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Nicholas King Elected To PS&F Board

Congratulations to Principal, Vice President, and Account Executive Nicholas King on being elected to the Parker, Smith & Feek Board of Directors!

Congratulations to Principal, Vice President, and Account Executive Nicholas King on being elected to the Parker, Smith & Feek Board of Directors. The Board, which guides the strategic direction of our firm, is comprised of Principals who are elected by their fellow shareholders. Nick joined Parker, Smith & Feek in 2014 and, as the Real […]

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The Latest from Parker, Smith & Feek

Congratulations to Parker, Smith & Feek's newest principals and officers, who were elected for bringing exceptional leadership and innovation to our organization #thePSFdifference

Congratulations to Parker, Smith & Feek;s newest principals and officers, who were elected for bringing exceptional leadership and innovation to our organization #thePSFdifference

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