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We strive to educate residential builders, contractors, trades and their insurance agents about risk management issues affecting the industry.  Insurance and risk management are a big part of affordable housing.  Our newsletter is brief and single topic.  We're providing this archive to our audience free of charge and appreciate links to our page with appropriate credit.  Please be sure to sign up for our social media if you'd like information as it happens!

Newsletter at a Glance

Newsletter Index 2022
November 2022 - No-Cost CE for Construction Insurance
November 2022 - No-Cost CE for Construction Insurance
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October 2022 - CIRE Partners with FIRST
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July 2022 - The Importance of the Subcontract Agreement
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June 2022 - The Importance of Agent Education
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May 2022 - Giving People Fish...Learning Vs QA/QC
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April 2022 - What Material Difference in Construction Defect Claims
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March 2022 - Why We are the Best Little Wholesaler in Homebuilding
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February 2022 - What Can you do with Builders Risk?
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January 2022 - When do Captives Make Sense?
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Newsletter Index 2021
January 2021 - What Type of Wholesaler do you Need?
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February 2021 - Home Builder Liability: How to get Favorable Terms
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July 2021 - Who Should Purchase Builders Risk the Builder or the Homeowner?
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August 2021 - Announcing the Construction Insurance Risk Education Program (C.I.R.E)
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March 2021 - What Makes a "Silver Bullet" Wholesaler?
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April 2021 - Faulty Work Can and Should be Covered
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September 2021 - Ghost Policies: Some Spooky Stuff
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October 2021 - Fire! How Fire is Affecting Insurance for Builders
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May 2021 - Top Builder's Liability Problems
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June 2021 - Myths: Admitted vs Surplus Lines
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November 2021 - Claims Ready? What is That?
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December 2021 - Happy Holidays
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Newsletter Index 2020
September 2020 - Why is a Good Subcontractor so Important
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October 2020 - Excluding Your Work: Not a Good Thing
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November 2020 - Certificate of Insurance - Whats the Big Deal
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December 2020 - Theres a Hard Market Coming...Now is the Time to Prepare
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SPP Data

The data used to generate the Safety Intelligence Report is derived from over seven-years of research and
involves 9,000 contractor employers. Unlike most safety data, SPP’s metrics include the impact of
improved Employee Screening and Claims Readiness.
Take drug testing for example, a seasoned State work comp veteran firmly believed that drug testing was
the most important focus for his large group of contractors. After 5-years we tested the group and found
that it represented only 25% of the practices measured for impact on claims. While still being a very
important procedure to require, it's was low on the totem pole compared to Claims Readiness. Having the
largest influence across that particular group, Claims Readiness should definitely be high priority moving