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Author: Steve Gibson

State of the Dealership Insurance Market

The State of the Dealership Insurance Market

Featured Article in the NADC Defender October 2020 Newsletter If the year 2020 has taught us anything, it is that when times change, so must we–and times are certainly changing. The cost of dealership insurance is moving upward, and quickly. Without following the industry news, it may be hard to understand why. The following will …

Disaster Preparedness: Protecting Your Inventory from Hurricanes

Last year (2019) appeared to be a “mild” year from a weather perspective, but damage estimates, according to Accuweather, exceeded $22B. If Hurricane Dorian had kept its projected course and not moved further eastward, the destruction to Florida’s east coast corridor would have been devastating.

Dealerships and Cyber Security Awareness

Reviewing your Cyber Coverage October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, making it a good time to review your internal controls and your coverage.  You DO have Cyber coverage…Right? It amazes me as we travel the country speaking with Dealers how many have not yet purchased Cyber coverage.  Dealers have a tendency to want their …

Know Your Vendors

Over the past 2 months we have reported several claims regarding insufficient insurance coverage carried by Vendors/Subcontractors.  In two instances, the claims involved companies contracted to transport vehicles for the Dealerships.  Car Haulers???  Yes! Dealers are normally in tune with the dangers of underinsured contractors regarding building and/or grounds maintenance.  They even scrutinize Certificates of …

Active Shooter Coverage

Gunman Kills 2 Dealership Employees in Morgan Hill, California Events like Tuesday’s shooting at a California Ford Dealership touch the hearts of all of us.  We are saddened by the senseless loss of life and grieve for the families affected.  As Dealers, this hits far too close to home.  It should be an alert to …