Preparing Your Event for Coronavirus

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Fri, Mar 13, 2020

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated the recent coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) a global public health emergency. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), coronaviruses are common in animal species. Although most don’t affect humans, the most recent strain, COVID-19, does and can easily spread from person to person.

    Coronaviruses typically cause mild upper respiratory tract illnesses, and those affected exhibit cold-like symptoms (e.g., headache, cough, fever, sore throat and runny nose). Some coronaviruses, like COVID-19, can be more severe, and individuals may experience lower-respiratory tract illnesses like bronchitis and pneumonia. For the elderly, infants and those with weakened immune systems, COVID-19 can be deadly.

    Because COVID-19 is highly contagious and potentially life-threatening, it’s critical that organizations take the proper precautions to protect individuals. This is especially true for businesses that plan on hosting large events where just one misstep can lead to the quick spread of COVID-19 among attendees. Continue reading for tips from the CDC regarding preparing your event for coronavirus.

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    Tags: Event Planning, Weddings, CDC, Coronavirus, Coronavirus Symptoms, Stop the Spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19, Events, WHO

    It's Wedding Season - Here are the top 5 wedding insurance claims

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Wed, May 16, 2018

    Everyone who has ever been involved with planning a wedding will tell you how stressful it is. From the guests and food to the seating arrangement and music, no detail can be overlooked.

    Unfortunately, everything can’t be accounted for and some unexpected inconveniences may pop up and disrupt all the wedding plans. Whether it’s inclement weather or contractual dispute with a hired party, consider covering your wedding with some insurance to mitigate all possible risks.

    With this in mind, here are the top four wedding insurance claims of 2017.

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    Tags: Weddings, Wedding Planning, Wedding Insurance, Wedding, Wedding Season, Wedding Vendor, Wedding Issues, Wedding Insurance Claim, Wedding Claims

    Wedding Insurance - For the “What Ifs” That Come With “I Do”

    Posted by Soules Insurance on Wed, Jan 10, 2018

    Once again, Travelers has analyzed recent wedding insurance claims and compiled statistics on the costliest claims. Studying claims from 2011 to 2015, the insurer found that problems with vendors were the costliest claims, adding up to 30 percent of all wedding claim payments.

    What kind of problems? Among the most common vendor-related issues were: Wedding venues going bankrupt; photographers failing to deliver the photos as promised; and DJs not showing up for the reception. Other top causes of claims included illness or injury of the bride, groom or immediate family member; disruptive weather; and military deployment.

    Here are the costliest claims handled by Travelers:

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    Tags: Insurance for your wedding, Weddings, Wedding Planning, Event Insurance, Wedding Insurance, Wedding