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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.

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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.

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Employee Spotlight: John Feltz

Parker, Smith & Feek Regional Benefits Director John Feltz learned early on that living by the golden rule will serve you well in life and business. Learn more about how he finds a way each day to make a positive impact on the world in our latest Employee Spotlight.

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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.

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Employee Spotlight: Alex Hamilton

Parker, Smith & Feek Marine Practice Leader and Account Executive Alex Hamilton is a “glass half-full” guy who finds excitement in helping businesses that care about their employees and service providers. Read more about Alex in our latest Employee Spotlight.

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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.

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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.

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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

Bill Smith is a veteran surety broker by day, and a mini dairy goat farmer by night. Learn more about Bill and his drive for helping Parker, Smith & Feek clients succeed in our latest employee spotlight.

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