Tag Archive: 2020

SMW Spotlight: Jeffrey Winnick

June 23, 2020 6:51 pm Published by 1.     What’s your favorite part of the job? I like that the job is always changing.  I enjoy meeting new people, and being in new places.  It’s nice that I’m not always at a desk.  I tend to be a very regimented person, and this job forces me to mix things up and deal with… View More

The Absolute Asbestos Exclusion: Another Reason to Read The Whole Policy

June 16, 2020 6:29 pm Published by Commercial policy (CP) holders: RTFP alert! This time, reading the full policy will inform you about a potentially costly exclusion involving one of the most notorious – and toxic – building materials on the planet: asbestos. Read the F#@*%ing Policy!  Specifically, read the endorsements including the asbestos exclusion. Sometimes, the removal of asbestos is limited… View More

SMW Spotlight: Bryan Holtzman

May 26, 2020 6:16 pm Published by 1.   What did you learn from your dad about being a PA? My dad, Jerry, actually discouraged me from getting into the business.  I watched him when I was young, and he was working all the time.  I have to say, he always made it a priority to come to every baseball game that I… View More

Just How Much Coverage Do You Get from Your National Flood Insurance Program Policy?

May 19, 2020 5:31 pm Published by May flowers bring pilgrims, and June brings…floods. As summer storms roll in, homeowners should think about their insurance coverage for floods. That’s because we’re entering the season of hurricanes – and that often means torrential rain, high winds, and storm surges. These can result in uprooted trees, crippled power lines, and floodwater across entire regions…. View More

Creating a Realty Trust? Remember to Update the Insurance

May 12, 2020 5:39 pm Published by Putting property in a realty trust is often a prudent move.  A realty trust gives you a separate entity for the purposes of collecting rents, paying expenses and distributing income to trustees.  For legal and tax reasons, not to mention risk and succession objectives, the realty trust can make a lot of sense. But don’t… View More

SMW Goes 3D to Further Bolster our Claims Capabilities

April 14, 2020 6:11 pm Published by SMW is proud to announce that we have fully embraced the age of digital transformation – and it’s all the way in 3D.  With our recent adoption of Matterport, a powerful all-in-one 3D data platform, Matterport helps our adjusters assemble claims using the very latest technology, making loss sites more easily accessible. This is hugely… View More