Delivering Measurable Results...

(While Appreciating You Already Have An Insurance Provider)

World Renowned Children’s Hospital Insurance Bidding Process

Issue?

CFO was initially facing an annual premium increase exceeding $70,000 ... despite highly favorable claims experience. The agent stated “it is just the marketplace” and was reluctant to aggressively take the program out for competing bids. Reliant upon Medicaid and private donations (rather than health insurance reimbursements), the new cost structure proposed was simply unaffordable.

Action?

We arranged a detailed RFP ... including specific results desired ... and a new provider stepped in with the same protections at a cost even lower than the prior year.

Outcome?

Hospital saved over $75,000 (in the midst of the pandemic).

Acquisition Of Frozen Foods Warehouse Due Diligence

Issue?

Private Equity group exploring and then executed acquisition of area's largest - but poorly performing - frozen foods warehouse ... amid plans to add 12 more locations nationally. Our investigation uncovered former insurance placements had close to a $100,000 unnecessary expense.

Action?

Partnered with client as well as with landlord, lenders, investors and attorneys on all aspects of risk management, lease terms and insurance to assure integral elements were identified, understood and addressed.

Outcome?

Transaction closed successfully and insurance program was properly placed with appropriate rather than excessive expenses ... and platform now created for planned future expansion to be handled easily and cost-effectively.

Homeowners Lose Multi-Million Dollar Residence to Fire, Recovery And Two Years Of Claim Advocacy

Issue?

Reputable insurer and agent both unable to comprehend and respond to magnitude and complexity of the claim, family needs comparable housing, and home rebuilt, and wonders how to proceed?

Action?

We analyze all coverages applicable and guide family in negotiations with insurance company and emergency contractors.

Outcome?

Within fifty weeks, insurer issues payments for over $4,000,000 and is also paying the $15,000 monthly rental expense on their temporary home during what may be two years of reconstruction

The family lived in a luxury spec home (fully paid for by the insurer) for a year following the fire; all personal belongings replaced with brand new items; and is now moving into a new home, featuring all amenities destroyed in their former residence (also fully funded by the insurer).

Business Advocacy Group’s Nationally Broadcast Annual Fundraising Festival With Over 1,000,000 Spectators, Coverage Analysis And Program Corrections

Issue?

Leadership concerned whether they are properly insured despite long relationship with insurance agent, particularly due to festival’s live music and fireworks display and enormous risks to spectators?

Action?

We perform an exposure and coverage analysis, evidencing that the Liability insurance purchased has previously unknown, absolute exclusions in case of any claims from live music and/or fireworks.

Outcome?

Proper insurance is arranged … Client’s relationships with national sponsors, as well as its own finances, are protected.

And in an uprising sign of Chicago's recovery, the Association - after being forced to create and host a virtual event in late 2020 - is bringing back its national renowned and broadcast live event in November ... which will be bigger and better than ever and properly insured!

Manufacturer Of Custom Steel Cables, Outsourced And Ongoing Risk Management

Issue?

Owner and CFO both were troubled about overall quality of general insurance program placed and serviced by then-broker.

Action?

We carefully analyzed exposures, engaged safety experts, determined accurate risk profile and appropriate protective levels... and then arranged a new broker interview, selection and engagement process.

Outcome?

New broker, following our ongoing partnership directions and guidance, placed and is servicing a 'right-sized' program. Owner and CFO report "now being able to sleep" with us as retained Risk Manager.

National Medical Association’s Annual Conference Generates Majority of Annual Operating Income Through Attendees’ Fees, Event Cancellation Insurance Program Design

Issue?

What if the Conference is cancelled and no fees - which represent a majority of the Association's annual revenues - are collectable?

Action?

We explain and outline Meeting Cancellation Insurance and partnered with broker and insurer on comprehensive and cost-effective protective placement.

Outcome?

Association’s broker secures the insurance for $35,000 total cost. Conference is subsequently cancelled due to circumstances beyond its control … and recovery exceeds $750,000.

Contractor Accidentally Destroys $5,000,000 Home, Claim Support And Advocacy During Legal Proceedings

Issue?

Contractor was alleged to have accidentally caused a fire destroying a historical mansion and neither their insurer nor agent provided timely assistance.

Action?

We immediately engaged all parties representing the contractor, the building owners, its insurer and the insurer's litigators (who got involved within just days of the blaze) and secured claim set up, policy/coverage documents, kept everyone working cooperatively and arranged and supervised joint site inspection by insurers, forensic experts, debris removal and renovation specialists. Additionally, partnered with legal counsel for insurer and homeowner throughout negotiations.

Outcome?

Without any litigation, we and the respective insurers negotiated a complete and reasonable resolution. The homeowners have lived in a comparably exquisite residence and the contractor, rather than being mired in aggravation and litigation, was able to focus all energies on its successful business and customers... and was released from any future liability.

90 Year Old Processing Company Faces Federal Environmental Impairment Lawsuit, Insurance Archeology Finds Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars Of Insurance Defense

Issue?

Client could not locate any former insurance to provide a claim defense.

Action?

Our policy archeologists, using bank and other records located in a site document "dig" spanning generations of ownership, found insurance placements dating to 1948. Though many of the former insurers identified has ceased to exist many decades ago, we located survivorship insurance companies who assumed long term fiduciary responsibility and have filed claims with these companies as well.

Outcome?

With these newly discovered records, along with secondary evidence of applicable insurance, the defendant was been able to file claims... and recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars from policies dating back to late 1960s.