NEWS AND INSIGHTS

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Access articles below for helpful information about the commercial property insurance industry, and tips on safeguarding properties.

TIPS TO REDUCE FLOOD DAMAGE RISK

Sep 16, 2020 at 11:49 am

Here in the Southeast, flood damage poses concerns for commercial property owners and home owners. Seasonal (as well as non-seasonal) rain can easily overpower stormwater systems, threatening low-lying properties and rendering streets and roadways temporarily unnavigable.... 

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PRESS RELEASE – AMCAP INSURANCE PARTNERS WITH BETTERVIEW

Sep 2, 2020 at 3:04 pm

American Capital Assurance Corp (AmCap Insurance) Partners with Betterview to Enhance its Commercial Property Claims Experience and Efficiency Betterview’s platform allows commercial claims professionals to target onsite inspection, accelerate claims settlement, and detect fraud more effectively... 

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RISING REINSURANCE PRICES IMPACT RATES GLOBALLY AND AT HOME

Sep 2, 2020 at 3:01 pm

At first blush, reinsurance may sound like a confusing concept, but it can be simply understood as “insurance for insurance companies.” While AmCap Insurance is well equipped to field common losses caused by fire, water, lightning... 

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KEEPING YOUR COOL: SEASONAL FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Sep 2, 2020 at 2:56 pm

Between the warming weather and approaching summer holidays, people are eager to get out of their homes and into the world. Rising temperatures bring more outdoor hobbies: backyard grilling, fireworks, and lawn mowing. Each of these... 

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RISING INSURANCE RATES: A GLOBAL TREND THAT HITS HOME

Jun 11, 2020 at 11:16 am

COVID-19 has undeniably impacted insurance companies and the policyholders they service. However, commercial insurance rates, including property rates, were trending higher in Q1 even before the pandemic came into prominence. In fact, the reported 21% increase... 

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FINDING CALM AMIDST THE STORMS: HURRICANE READINESS

Jun 11, 2020 at 10:28 am

The Atlantic hurricane season is just around the corner. It officially begins June 1st and will continue through the end of November. While hurricanes and tropical storms often evoke visions of destructive winds, the risk of... 

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PREPAREDNESS, RESILIENCE AND MITIGATION AMIDST CLIMATE CHANGE

Apr 21, 2020 at 6:58 am

Amidst the growing humanitarian and economic impacts extreme weather has had over the last decade, there are steps we can take to mitigate current and future risks. The commercial property insurance industry has sustained a number... 

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WEATHERING HAIL SEASON

Mar 9, 2020 at 12:00 pm

For some regions of the country, March denotes the beginning of hail season. While hailstorms typically do not receive the same level of media attention as hurricanes, the property damage inflicted by hail each year in... 

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WE LOVE OUR PETS: BENEFITS AND CONSIDERATIONS FOR PET-FRIENDLY PROPERTIES

Feb 21, 2020 at 4:06 pm

National Love Your Pet Day is on February 20th, a nod to our culture’s celebration of our beloved furry and feathered friends. With more than half of households owning a pet, it is worthwhile for commercial... 

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NEW YEAR, NEW OPPORTUNITIES

Jan 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

With 2020 marking not only a new year, but a new decade, it is the perfect time to take stock of 2019 accomplishments – as well as any goals for the year ahead. Last year was... 

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5 SAFETY TIPS FOR A HAZARD-FREE HOLIDAY

Dec 10, 2019 at 6:29 am

If you are a commercial property owner, holiday stress can overtake the good tidings when faced with potential hazards that imperil your occupants or pose financial loss. Here are 5 tips on safeguarding your property to... 

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REINSURANCE: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MATTERS

Nov 18, 2019 at 9:37 am

Reinsurance, put simply by the Reinsurance Association of America, is “insurance for insurance companies.” Insurers like American Capital Assurance Corp (AmCap Insurance) purchase reinsurance to help share the risk we carry on behalf of our policyholders.... 

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FIRE SAFETY TIPS

Feb 22, 2019 at 11:32 am

In the event of a house fire, survival can depend on preparation and a well-rehearsed escape plan. The AmCap Insurance offers these fire safety tips in order to safeguard your home and yourself from a fire... 

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5 TIPS FOR MARKETING YOUR INSURANCE AGENCY

Nov 3, 2018 at 7:15 am

If you are operating a business in the digital age (spoiler alert: you are!), it is important to effectively market your agency for the digital age. At AmCap Insurance®, we have put together a list of... 

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HOW TO PREPARE FOR HURRICANE

Aug 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

Aside from pulling together an emergency kit, many people are unsure how to prepare for a natural disaster. Preparation efforts vary depending on the type of disaster, so it’s imperative to be aware of the threats... 

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