American Agent & Broker
December 2009: Public entity insurance


Senate Democrats drop public option in Medicare expansion
Senate Democrats have dropped plans to a provision allowing 55-year-olds without coverage to buy into Medicare. Read more here.

Seaside communities, lifeguards aren't liable for beachgoer's injury
A New Jersey appeals court held that the city is a public entity and cannot be held liable for an injury. This decision after a vacationing grandmother was struck by a rescue kayak, causing a fracture of her tibia and fibula. Read more here.

Minn. school's public status undermines its case against ACLU
A federal judge has thrown out a charter school's response claim that the American Civil Liberties Union defamed it, after the ACLU filed a lawsuit that accused the school of using public money for religious purposes. Read more here.

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Insuring governments in hard times
In hard times, public entities may not have the luxury of simply maintaining their previous levels of service. Many public entities' activities are mandated by law, and the demand for those activities, such as public safety services, may increase during a recession. Learn what risk management and insurance budgets are especially vulnerable and how to protect your clients. Read more here.

Making public entity No. 1
In this Web exclusive, AA&B speaks with Paul Fuller, president of wholesale specialty program operations, Glatfelter Insurance Group, about market conditions and the ways in which agents and brokers can act as knowledgeable advisors to their public entity customers. Read more here.

Public entities may face a rise in suits
Public sector entities are seeing more lawsuits over issues such as school violence, police brutality and global warming as the financial crisis deepens and plaintiffs look for deep pockets, experts advised. Read more here.

Market Directory: Public entity insurance
Check out the insurers, managing general agencies and wholesalers specializing in public entity insurance. Listings include Glatfelter Public Practice, National Insurance Professionals Corp., Public Risk Underwriters of Texas, Victor O. Schinnerer and more. Find more listings here.

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