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Why Your Insurance Broker Should be Your Claims Advocate

Filing an insurance claim can be a very complex and overwhelming process. So can defending a claim against your company. This is especially true in the construction industry, where workers compensation and auto claims are filed frequently. The emotional and financial toll of experiencing losses that are often personal—involving injury or loss of life—can be …

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Contract Language: A Closer Look at Insurance Indemnification Clauses

The language of construction contracts is often complex, nuanced and in many cases, difficult to understand. That’s especially true for indemnification clauses. This part of the contract basically describes who is responsible in the event of a loss to a third party—such as a bodily injury or damage to property. Indemnification is a risk-shifting strategy …

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Who is Representing You in the Marketplace and Why It Matters

With property/casualty insurance being such a major cost factor for construction companies, it’s important to understand how the marketplace works. How do carriers view you as a potential client? What is the role of your broker? What should you look for when evaluating who will represent you?  Here is a behind-the-scenes look. The realities of …

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Where are the Holes in Your Construction Insurance?

For the majority of construction companies, Workers Compensation, General Liability, Commercial Auto, and Umbrella Liability insurance policies are a must. Many contractors also carry commercial property policies to protect their computers, furniture, and valuable documents. But that can still leave major gaps in protection that could bring business to a halt, stymie growth and leave …

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Reducing Auto Claims for Business

Vehicle-related crashes are the leading cause of work-related deaths. In addition to the potential for loss of life, work-related automobile accidents expose businesses to liability risks, legal expenses, lost time, decreased productivity, and increased insurance and workers’ compensation rates. Whether your business leases a single passenger car or owns an entire fleet of commercial vehicles, …

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Ray Prince, MRG Producer

How Young Professionals Can Position Themselves for Success

GBCA’s Construction Leadership Council (CLC) is a group of young construction professionals committed to education, networking, and service. MRG Producer Ray Prince has served on its steering committee since 2020.  We talked to Ray about the importance of volunteerism and about what it takes to gain recognition and connections. Q: First a little about you. …

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Why Captives are an Attractive Option for Construction Companies with Strong Safety Records

You are in the business of saving lives and limbs. You are among the safest construction companies around. Why should you share in the risk of companies that are not as safety conscious as you are? That was one of the key messages delivered by a consultant from Captive Resources, who spoke with 35 contractors …

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MRG Encourages Girls to Consider Construction Careers

People don’t talk about the trades enough, especially for women. That’s one of the reasons I’m a member of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Philadelphia Chapter. There are terrific career opportunities for females who aren’t college bound, and construction offers many of them. These types of opportunities were not discussed with me …

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