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Earthquake Preparedness in the Pacific Northwest, Part II

June 25, 2020, Bellevue, WA—Ben Musser, Associate Account Executive, Personal Insurance

Expect the Unexpected

If the past few months have taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. Large-scale disasters happen, and there’s only so much we can do to prepare. However, people that take precautions are often at an advantage in the aftermath of disaster. Not only are they better able to recover financially, they are usually in a better position to help others.

In the Pacific Northwest, one disaster we can prepare for is an earthquake. As mentioned in my previous post, experts say residents living west of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon and Washington are at risk of a “megathrust” earthquake with a magnitude that could reach […]

Preventing Water Damage

Did you know that water damage is the second most frequently filed loss experienced by homeowners and renters each year? Check out this infographic to understand the water damage risks and how to prevent them. The techniques described below can minimize the chance of significant and costly water damage to your valuable home.

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Introducing the One Partner Advantage

When Bruce Kerr and Rod Cruickshank founded The Partners Group, they were a small consulting team focused on serving the employee benefits and individual insurance needs of Oregonians.

Over 30 years later, we have 165+ employees in offices throughout the Pacific Northwest. As one of the largest independent firms in the Northwest, we’ve also expanded our service offering and expertise to include the following (pictured below):

What is the One Partner Advantage?

We’ve been intentional about the direction of our growth. Over the years, we’ve developed teams and services that could more comprehensively support our clients.

Now, we work together across divisions as a fully integrated team of specialists. Our collective expertise ensures we understand […]

Earthquake Preparedness in the Pacific Northwest, Part I

Jan 14, 2020, Ben Musser, Associate Account Executive, Personal Insurance, Bellevue, WA

Geologic-Hazard Analyst John Bauer states, “We’re not overdue, but we’re due,” for a megathrust earthquake in the PNW.[1] Because the chance of unprecedented loss resulting from a megaquake in the PNW is a question of when and not if, it’s important to ask ourselves how we will recover from such a catastrophe.

The majority of buildings in our area are at risk for a total loss in the event of an earthquake. Therefore, having provisions handy and an emergency plan in place is only half the battle when preparing for disaster. The other equally important part is properly insuring possessions and property to prevent serious financial loss.


Serving on a Non-Profit Board Can Be Risky Business

It’s common for successful individuals to take on board positions for non-profit organizations as a way of offering leadership skills and connections to serve local communities.  However, these organizations and their directors and officers can be exposed to lawsuits. 

According to a Towers Watson 2013 D&O survey1, 63% of its non-profit respondents had been subject to a D&O claim in the past 10 years. The Nonprofit Risk Management Center2 reports that 85% of all non-profit insurance claims filed under D&O liability policies are employment related.  Even if allegations against you as a board member are groundless, you will incur costs to hire an attorney, which can add up very quickly when defending a […]

Employee Benefits

The Employee Benefits Division of The Partners Group serves the employee benefit needs of over 500 West Coast employers, with offices in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Bend, OR; Bellevue, WA; and Bozeman MT. Our benefits consulting team specializes in providing a highly-consultative approach coupled with problem-solving wellness analytics, to help employers reduce healthcare costs, improve employee health, and create long-term health plan stability.

Business Consulting

The Business Consulting Division of The Partners Group is dedicated to consulting with healthcare systems and jumbo employers to manage the health and well being of their employees, families, and communities. Our focus is to provide an innovative, solution-oriented service that capitalizes on data to pinpoint potential problems. Whether it be uncovering potential sources of escalating healthcare costs, or other anomalies in data, this service provides endless, problem-solving advantages to a variety of industries.

Commercial Insurance

The Partners Group Commercial Insurance Division manages the business risks for hundreds of employers. We provide an unmatched depth and breadth in commercial insurance and risk management services combined with extraordinary people who possess an unusual ability to connect on a personal level. We work hard to understand the unique risks and exposures of your business, and identify the solutions to provide the right coverage for the right price. As an independent company The Partners Group can tailor solutions to work specifically for you, even creating new policies and programs, if that’s what you need.

Private Client Services

The Partners Group Private Client Services Division advises business owners and high income shareholder groups comprising just over 3,200 successful individuals, families and medical professionals on investment services, retirement planning, and personal insurance. We’ve been in business for over 30 years as a privately held company based in the Northwest, and we’re here to stay. Additionally, we are not tied to products and plans. We provide various platforms and a multitude of options to fit your needs, which can change over time as your life changes. When you work with TPG Private Client Services, you’re dealing with the shareholders of this firm, and we are honored to play a role your life, your family’s lives, and your next generation’s lives.