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Moving from compliance to commitment

Church Executive  talks with a journeyed risk management thought leader for religious organizations Church Executive: Last year, Gallagher created an initiative called Transforming the Trend. What is it, and what was the burden to pursue it? How did Gallagher decide who to bring to the table? Peter A. Persuitti: Within Gallagher, three different verticals are […]

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Helping you protect those who matter most

In the last few years, verdicts and settlements from sexual abuse have increased, reviver statutes have opened up the opportunity for claims related to decades-old alleged activity, and abuse issues are making headlines on a regular basis.  While insurance carriers can’t do much to reduce claims from historical activity, some are making a concerted effort […]

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Prepare, prevent, respond

Steps to take before — and, God forbid, after — an allegation is made Insurance carriers — by instituting requirements and guidelines for acquiring coverage — have done a great job of bringing about change and moving church clients toward having a child protection policy in place.  Indeed, with respect to our own church clients, […]

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INSURANCE CARRIERS AS CHANGE AGENTS:

Examining their potential impact on sexual abuse prevention By Gregory Love & Kimberlee Norris Many aspects of child sexual abuse risk are known and settled, including safety system elements necessary to prevent abuse. A significant challenge remains: inspiring the local church and child-serving ministries to understand and apply current standards of care in child-serving contexts. […]

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Unique coverage for a unique ministry: Mountain Mission School

Mountain Mission School provides an education and Christ-centered home for students from all over the world. Church Mutual Insurance Company’s specialized coverage helps them do it safely, year after year. By Dawn Bernatz Nestled in the mountains of Grundy, Va., Mountain Mission School (MMS) might look like a regular K-12 campus — but inside, it’s […]

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Now is the time to prepare for winter weather

By Eric Spacek Don’t look now, but winter is right around the corner. Even if your facility is in a warmer climate, lower than average temperatures can cause costly building-related issues that disrupt your mission. Now is the time to winter-proof your property so you’re not caught unprepared. Here, Eric Spacek, assistant vice president – […]

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Risk considerations for churches opening their doors for sanctuary

By Eric Spacek If your church is considering providing sanctuary to some of the immigrants who are entering into our country right now, you’re not alone — many churches and other mission-driven organizations have been pondering that, too. Here, Eric Spacek, Assistant Vice President — Risk Control with Church Mutual, answers a few of the […]

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An extension of care worth considering

  PHLYTRAC Vehicle Telematics Program gives dynamic insights into driver behavior, vehicle stats, and more to help churches lower the risk of driver-related accidents. Church Executive: Tell us about PHLYTRAC. Andrew Shockey: We officially launched PHLYTRAC in 2016, but it was the result of about 10 years of efforts prior to that. As with many […]

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The role of adjusters in the claim adjustment process

By Tom Lichtenberger, MBA, CPCU, AIC, AIM Dealing with the aftermath of significant storm or fire damage to your ministry’s property can be stressful and unsettling. Naturally, you’ll want to resume ministry activity as quickly as possible. One of your first calls should be to your insurance agent or insurance company. They can help get […]

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ACTIVE SHOOTER! Q&A

  Sadly, the threat of an active shooter incident is now a top-of-mind daily concern for today’s church leaders. Too many still believe it could never happen in their own houses of worship — but in reality, FBI hate crime statistics show that such incidents in religious facilities increased nearly 35% between 2014 and 2018. […]

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