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At Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., we try to learn everything we can about the industries we serve and the risks they may encounter. It’s a commitment that’s embedded in our corporate culture to expanding our expertise, continuing educational development and gathering topical updates to remain ahead of the curve.

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Preparing for an Earthquake

Severe earthquakes can strike suddenly, violently and without warning. It is estimated that approximately 500,000 earthquakes occur each year, detectable with current instrumentation. About 100,000 of these can be felt. Minor earthquakes occur nearly constantly around the world, including places like California and Alaska in the United States. Advanced planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life from an earthquake. Are you prepared?

Tag(s): Loss Control; Claims Advocacy; Disaster & Emergency;

How to Endure a Flood

Generally, properties subject to floods are already in a flood plain and carry separate flood insurance. However, any property is subject to flooding given enough water in an area. Heavy thunderstorms, drought followed by water or the melting of winter snow can produce a fast or slow-rising flood. Flash floods are generally sudden and without warning, with walls of water up to 10-20 feet. Cars can be swept away. Be prepared.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Disaster & Emergency; Claims Advocacy;

Flood Preparedness Checklist

Floods are one of the most common and widespread of all disasters, and continue to grow in frequency and severity. Even if your business is above sea-level, it is important to remember that where it rains, it can flood. Businesses are more likely to flood than burn down, so it is essential to prepare now so you are ready if your business is flooded. View our Flood Preparation Checklist to help keep your business operations active even if the worst happens.

Tag(s): Disaster & Emergency; Claims Advocacy;

Hurricane Preparedness Checklists

Hurricanes and tropical storms can lead to loss of life and devastation to property. Flash flooding from rainfall, storm surges and high winds are the major hazards that result from tropical cyclones. The consequences of this weather ranges from toppled trees to damage to buildings and equipment to bodily injury and even death of people in the storm’s path. This checklist provides a good start towards preparing and better protecting your business and your employees.

Tag(s): Loss Control; Claims Advocacy; Disaster & Emergency;

2017 Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Forecast

The official 2017 hurricane season began June 1st and will run until November 30th. The forecast for 2017 is believed to have average activity. is forecast is based on an extended-range early June statistical prediction scheme that was developed using 29 years of past data.

Tag(s): Claims Advocacy;

Claims Advocate Helps Recover on an Initially Denied Claim

In the event of a claim, time is of the essence and the Gallagher Marine Claims Team can provide a rapid response service that is, first and foremost, focused on protecting the interests of our clients. Our claims teams are not separate functions of our business, but together a closely aligned and valued part of the broader offering. Claims team members are involved in the placing process, just as placing brokers are involved in claims recovery efforts. This ensures continuity and consistency of approach; it is the foundation upon which our solutions are constructed and affected. See attached case study for an example of how our claims team helped a client.

Tag(s): Marine; Claims Advocacy;

Active Shooter Whitepaper

Active shooter incidents have become a concern for all businesses in recent years. These incidents occur without warning and quickly progress. Although they cannot always be prevented, organizations can take steps to help minimize the impact to their business and employees. Having a plan in place to respond to an active shooter even is essential as these situations are usually over before law enforcement arrives on the scene.

Tag(s): Claims Advocacy;