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"Blanket" Additional Insured Endorsements—It is wise to have a fully executed, written contract with the named insured that describes the requested coverage. Gregory Podolak elaborates.

Employment Practices Liability Insurance Market Survey 2014—The complimentary executive summary to the December issue of The Betterley Report reveals less softening of EPLI rates than other lines.

Fraud in Superstorm Sandy Litigation—In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, highly questionable practices within the insurance industry have been revealed. Jay Levin relates several cases.

Insurance Coverage for Ebola —Coverage may exist in general liability and property insurance policies that would not be there for fungi and bacteria contamination. David Dybdahl explains.

Construction Safety Best Practices —TJ Lyons lists safety provisions learned and shared at the IRMI Construction Risk Conference Construction Café.

The Duty To Defend—Groundless, False, or Fraudulent—This language was dropped from the 1986 and later editions of the CGL policy. Craig Stanovich looks at the effect.

Which Came First, Insurance or Reinsurance?—Larry Schiffer explains there is no boundary to how a reinsurance contract may limit—or expand—coverage available to the ceding insurer.

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IRMI Update 328 discusses the advantages of supporting the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF). Also, the subcontractor default insurance (SDI) discussion in Construction Risk Management has been updated and examines coverage offered by the most active insurers in the current market.

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