Posts from Scott Hecht

You gotta be kidding me! Our insurer denied coverage. We sued. We settled. The insurer paid. Now the insurer has billed us for the settlement payment. Help!

Many businesses have large deductible (e.g., $500,000, $1,000,000, or more) casualty insurance programs encompassing commercial general liability, product liability, business auto or workers comp/employers liability insurance coverages. Depending on the program structure, the insurer may provide first dollar coverage and charge the business client back for the deductible. Under this Read More

Tips on Insurance Coverage for Crisis Communications

In the event of a disaster, effective crisis communications can be essential to maintain or rehabilitate a business’s reputation. Sometimes crisis communications also can be critical to ensure safety and mitigate the risk of liability or the amount of damages. Some (but far from all) business insurance policies provide coverage Read More

By | August 28, 2019

Insolvency, Nonrenewal, and Claims: Strategies for Post-Policy Period Coverage under Claims-Made Policies

Clients often call when a claims-made liability insurer does not intend to renew an expiring policy. Usually, the call is about directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance, but it might also be about fiduciary, employment practices, or professional liability insurance. An insurer may choose to non-renew for various reasons. The Read More