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Karen Sturm Recognized as 2021 Risk & Insurance® Power Broker®

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CLEVELAND – Feb. 26, 2021 – Oswald Companies is proud to announce that Karen Sturm has been recognized as 2021 Risk & Insurance Power Broker® in an annual listing of the most influential commercial insurance brokers by the professional trade magazine. Karen Sturm is dedicated to guiding high net worth…

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Protect Your Business from Social Engineering Fraud

Tiffany Fronek

The current climate has created an ideal “phishing season” for cyber criminals. They don’t need a license or a tackle box to try to take advantage of many people’s natural trusting nature. Exploiting this trust is easier than hacking your software, so trickery attempts have become commonplace. According to Crowdstrike’s…

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Personal Risk Advisory: Key Ways to Prevent Frozen Water Pipe Damage

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The recent U.S. weather patterns, which have caused record breaking and unprecedented snow, ice and subzero temperatures across the country, may have you facing potential home claims in the days to come. Simply stated, the real damage occurs as the thawing begins, and a few precautionary steps may help to…

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Homeowners Insurance: What to Consider When Buying or Selling Your Home

Before You Call the Movers, Talk to Your Insurance Advisor While other segments of the economy have struggled under the weight of the pandemic, the real estate market has seen increased home prices amidst soaring demand. Many people have found themselves living and working in the same space. Suddenly, the…

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Insurance Industry Alert: Mail Delays

Over the last few months, there has been significant mail delays and the insurance industry has not been untouched by this slowdown. According to NPR, the U.S. Postal Service said it faces “unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19.” Many are experiencing longer than…

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Private Equity Risk and Insurance: Navigating the COVID-19 Environment: Crain’s Cleveland Feature

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Oswald Companies was a featured contributor in the Crain’s Cleveland Custom Content: ACG 2021, January 2021. In the article titled “Using Process to Navigate Risk through the COVID-19 Environment,” Jeff Schwab, Senior Vice President, Private Equity at Oswald Companies and Brian Stovsky, Business Development Leader, Private Equity at Oswald Companies,…

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Personal Risk Advisory: When is the Right Time to Conduct a Risk Review?

When you purchased your first car or home, perhaps you purchased coverage from a local ‘mass market’ insurance agent. As time goes on and your career, personal and professional responsibilities expanded, it’s possible the insurance carrier you started with may no longer be sophisticated enough to provide the coverage and/or…

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COVID-19 Risk Advisory: PPP Loan Insurance Coverage

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies accepted the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan to keep their doors opened and employees employed. These companies may now be faced with an audit by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to determine if their business is able to meet…

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[On-Demand Webinar] Leveraging Partnerships for Success

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WATCH FULL WEBCAST (Password: Success2020!) Human capital has long been a concern for many organizations and current market conditions have exacerbated the struggle to fill key roles. Watch a webinar that will discuss what to look for in current partnerships and how to strategically leverage those relationships as an extension…

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The Importance of Products Pollution Liability Coverage for Businesses

Maggie Rettig

What is a Products Pollution Liability Insurance policy? Products pollution liability insurance helps to protect businesses from unexpected pollution exposures that may not be covered by standard property and casualty policies. This coverage has become an insurance coverage gap for many different industries. The basic 2001 ISO CGL policy provides…

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