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Jennifer Holt, ACSR

About Jennifer Holt, ACSR

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Cyber Liability Insurance

After exhaustively discussing every aspect of their E&O coverage, most clients are not overly eager to hear about the “other” coverage recommended, in addition to E&O. The mindset seems to be that if a coverage is not required, then it is not a coverage a client should carry. Perhaps it is the additional expense or the time it takes to learn about something new. Perhaps the client still believes “that won’t happen to me”. Regardless, there may always be an

The Value of an Independent Insurance Agent

There are several different types of insurance agents, divided between independent agents and captive agents, and divided into groups based on the type of insurance being sold. There is tremendous value brought to the consumer in the relationship with an independent insurance agent. Independent agents, like ourselves, represent a large group of companies. This allows us to provide the best rates and coverage available to all our clients. Upon reviewing

An Unexpected Journey of Growth

My name is Jennifer Holt. I began my journey with the Merriam Insurance Agency in 2009 as a Professional Liability Account Manager. During my years of service at Merriam, I have worn several hats. My responsibilities have ranged from customer service to department management and development and marketing of an...

Introducing the Title Industry Protector

Over the last twenty years we have seen many changes in the title E&O marketplace. As an independent insurance broker, we have worked with many different carriers to find the best product for our clients. As companies entered and exited the market, we found different nuances in policy forms that...

Do You Know Your Retro Date?

The retroactive date on your policy specifies the earliest point in time that your insurance policy will provide coverage. This is also known as your prior acts coverage. Your professional liability policy is written on a claims made basis including a retroactive date. This means, in order for coverage to apply, the claim must be made and reported to the insurance carrier during the policy period and must have occurred after the retroactive date on your policy.

Claims-Made Policies

Some recent inquiries have made us aware that it may be time to review the nuances of claims-made policy forms once again. Here is how Occurrence Policies respond to claims, as opposed to how claims-made policies respond. It is important to understand the differences. Occurrence Policies This is the insurance coverage form with which most people are familiar. Most Homeowner, Auto and Commercial General Liability policies are written on an “occurrence” basis. Coverage is triggered