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Cyber Security for Medical Devices and Hospital Networks

Many medical devices contain configurable embedded computer systems that can be vulnerable to cyber-security breaches. In addition, as medical devices are increasingly interconnected via the Internet, hospital networks, other medical devices or smartphones, there is… Read More

Employment Practices Liability Trends to Watch in 2021

As an employer, you care about making your workforce feel valued and managing your organization successfully. However, even if you do everything you can to ensure smooth relationships with your staff, employment practices liability (EPL)… Read More

Executive Order 13999–Protecting Worker Health and Safety

Since being sworn into office, President Biden signed 28 Executive Orders, ranging from climate change to workplace safety.  Executive Order-13999 is designed to Protecting Worker Health and Safety and creates a national priority and moral… Read More

Winter Weather Risks for Homeowners

As a homeowner, you take pride in maintaining your investment and protecting it from outside risks. Among these risks, winter weather presents some of the most significant challenges—challenges that may even lead to substantial property… Read More

COVID-19: The Look Ahead for 2021

During the early onset of COVID-19 it would have been hard for most of us to imagine the impact, change, and devastation that has resulted.  There is no easy way to sum up a year… Read More

Our Partnership with ADP Means Great Things for You

Companies are often frustrated by the gap between expectation and reality when it comes to investing in and implementing Human Capital Management technology.  That’s why we’ve chosen to join the ADP® Partner Advantage Program —… Read More

Meet Your Sentinel Risk Performance Group

When Sentinel Risk Advisors started the journey of becoming Carolina’s premier, independently owned risk management firm more than 7 years ago, a big part of that mission was centered on providing unmatched service focused solely… Read More

Construction Insurance – Wrap Up Insurance

Construction Wrap Up vs Traditional Insurance   Construction projects can be quite complicated when identifying potential risks and more importantly–who is responsible at the time of loss.  In our prior blog “Construction Insurance – Coverage… Read More

Construction Insurance – Coverage Considerations

Properly protecting contractors requires a deep understanding of the construction industry.  No matter the size of your operation, there are several key areas to understand to ensure you have the coverage you need when it… Read More

2020 Market in Review – How did we do?

At the beginning of 2020, we predicted that insurance carriers would push moderate rate increases on most lines, yet buyers could continue to have the upper hand in most rate negotiations with carriers… and at… Read More

What’s in a Name?

If your given name is James and someone mistakenly calls out “Hey Jamie”, you probably wouldn’t respond.  Well, as you will read below, neither would your insurance policy.   A key element of any insurance… Read More

When it Comes to Claims, Make Sure Time Is on Your Side

One of the most common questions I get from clients is whether or not they should file a claim, and if so, when. While these are important considerations, don’t let uncertainty prevent you from taking… Read More

Clearing Up the Confusion on OSHA Reporting

The questions, calls and emails come like clockwork to my inbox at the start of every new year, from clients concerned they might miss something relative to their federal OSHA reporting requirements. First, it’s important… Read More

Directors and Officer insurance premiums on the rise

D&O To Feel Sting of Social Inflation in 2020

Trends are often hard to see coming until, one day, they bring about enough pain to get everyone’s attention. Commercial auto has been feeling the sting of social inflation, the trend once dubbed the “culture… Read More

McDonald York Named Safety Lightkeeper of the Year

Sentinel Risk Advisors this week announced that McDonald York Building Company, a Raleigh-based construction firm with deep roots and a storied history, is the recipient of the risk management firm’s Lightkeeper Award, an annual recognition… Read More

Sentinel Welcomes Byerly to Medical and Dental Group

Sentinel is pleased to welcome Sandra Byerly to the firm’s medical and dental group. Byerly, one of the Carolinas’ leading risk management experts for physicians and medical practice groups, will be the point of contact… Read More

Sara Biggs to Lead Medical and Dental Group

Sentinel welcomes Sara Biggs as director of medical and dental services, a dual development and account executive role that will see her lead risk management efforts for more than 3,000 physicians and medical practices in… Read More