News – Personal Insurance Services2019-06-28T10:15:08-08:00

Are you Exposed?

Answer these nine questions to find out

The world is an unpredictable place.  Despite our best efforts to protect ourselves from risk, a catastrophic financial loss could occur at any time. Your risk might be greater than you think, especially in our litigious society. An unfavorable legal judgment could exceed your savings and put future earnings and other assets at risk. By reviewing the following questions, you can gain a better understanding of your risk exposure and how to take measures to mitigate that risk.

  1. Are you an avid collector?

If you have expensive artwork and collectibles in your home, you need to ensure proper security measures to avoid theft of your prized possessions. It’s […]

Is Your Family A Cyber Crime Target?

Tips and precautions to ensure you’re not an EASY target. 

Everyone is aware how prevalent cybercrime is today. There’s identity theft, phishing emails, phone scams, identity fraud and more. The reality is, you are likely already a target and it’s just a matter of time until you become the next victim.

The sophistication of cybercrime against individuals is increasing at exponential rates. According to Christie Alderman, Vice President, Client Product and Service Manager at Chubb Insurance, “We used to see that somebody would just steal a credit card. Now we see situations like people stealing your medical identification and your insurance coverage and going to get medical services under your name. Now […]

What is the Dark Web?

Where does our stolen identity data go?
Cyber Liability Insurance
There’s an area of the Web that doesn’t show up in typical search engines such as Google, called the Dark Web. This anonymous portion of the Web can only be accessed using a special Web browser. It’s used by organized crime and nation states to essentially search and exchange information.
There’s a lot of information being traded on the Dark Web that we as regular visitors don’t have visibility into, whether it’s illegal information, credit card information, or your electronic health records. One of the most valuable forms of illicit data today is our electronic medical records, which is not only our financial information but […]

Will North Korea End the Bull Market?

The good times continued to roll in investment markets throughout the third quarter and year-to-date. Below is a report card of various investment categories around the world:


Q3 Return

YTD Return




U.S. Bonds



U.S. Stocks



Developed International Stocks



Emerging Market Stocks




Cash is represented by the Bloomberg Barclays 1-3 Month T-Bill index, U.S. Bonds are represented by the Bloomberg Barclays US Agg Bond index, U.S. Stocks are represented by the S&P 500 index, Developed International Stocks are represented by the […]

Are You Properly Insuring Your Wine?

If you’re a wine aficionado, you’re probably collecting and storing a significant amount of wine. However, have you considered that you might want to insure your collection? It’s important to understand what your policy covers and doesn’t cover, such as market appreciation, mechanical breakdown of your climate control system and newly acquired wine. Most policies don’t even cover wine collections, and you’ll need a separate policy or rider to protect it. Additionally, you’ll want to consider an insurance carrier that specializes in settling wine collection claims.

Click here for simple tips for protecting your wine collection.

Above: Wine Storage Bellevue facility

According to Patrick Gilroy, Owner of Wine Storage Bellevue, “Not all wine storage facilities are equal. Depending on your individual needs, here are some important factors to consider: Does your facility accept wine shipments on your behalf and store them safely for you? Is your wine accessible and available when you need it? Ask about extended hours and 7-day-a-week access. The quality of the wine’s security should match, if not exceed, the value of the collection. Be sure to ask if your wine is stored securely under lock and key, or, better yet, under surveillance. If you use a web-based cellar management tool, ask about wireless internet access where your wine is stored so you can keep your records up to date. Some places even offer a comfortable decanting area where you can sit and enjoy a glass of wine with a fellow connoisseur or wine interest group."

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