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Professional
// June 6, 2017

By now you have heard of the ransomware “WannaCry” that hit computers in an estimated 150 countries, according to CNBC. The exploit targeted Windows-based systems that were not updated with a March 2017 patch. A cybersecurity researcher in the UK was able to bring WannaCry to a halt when he found and activated a “kill…

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CEO Message
// June 6, 2017

Over the years, USLI University and Customers’ College have seen great participation from our customer base, whether it be technical insurance training, participation in our Fundamentals First Program or a wide variety of our professional development courses. In our last newsletter, we announced our sales degrees as the newest piece of our ever growing curriculum. …

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Services
// June 6, 2017

Social media is more than just a fun social platform used for liking memes and “loling” at funny cat videos. Your profile is no longer only utilized for interaction with people you know personally, but professionally as well. With a whopping 88 percent of businesses using social media as a marketing tool, it is important…

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Commercial
// June 6, 2017

The New York Times dubbed 2017 the “Year of the Renter.” Of course, the rental market in The Big Apple is at the top of its game; however, each year more and more investors across the country look to rental properties as a wise choice for their investment dollars. In fact, according to the National…

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Commercial
// June 6, 2017

According to Sound Vision, 2.3 million couples wed every year in the U.S. with nearly $72 billion per year spent on these weddings. That should be enough opportunity to make you want to get some of this market share. USLI writes more than a dozen classes of business relating to weddings. From the wedding venue…

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Liquor
// June 6, 2017

In the aggregate, special events policies can be a significant contributor to your top line growth. Your customers have plenty of significant events and rely on you for coverage: christenings, first communions, bar/bat mitzvahs, graduations, weddings, retirements and many other life events in between. The problem has always been that most special event policies involve…

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Nonprofit
// June 6, 2017

More and more Americans are calling on their inner hero and involving themselves in charity or volunteer groups, such as booster clubs, membership organizations, foundations, or professional/trade organizations, among others. Individuals and families want to support causes that are near and dear to their hearts, and associations that reflect their own interests. Volunteering in these…

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Personal
// June 6, 2017

With the change of seasons comes the challenge of new weather events. During the summer months, severe storms have the potential to cause extensive wind, hail and rain damage. So far this year, spring storms have produced wind speeds greater than 65 miles per hour (mph) in Michigan; nearly 60 mph in Toledo, Ohio; and…

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DPSI
// June 6, 2017

This has been a devastating year for retail. According to Business Insider, thousands of mall-based stores have or will be shut down this year, causing the largest number of retail closures in decades. Some of the closures include department stores, such as Sears, JCPenney and Macy’s. A recent article on clark.com also states that other…

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DPSI
// June 6, 2017

Even many years after leaving their positions, directors and officers of an organization can still be at risk of being named in a lawsuit. Consider the following claims scenario: Christina served as president of a trade association. During her tenure, she diligently maintained a Devon Park Specialty Executive ViewPoint (EVP) management liability policy that provided…

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