Risk of Extreme Heat

Extreme heat causes more than 600 deaths a year, according to the National Center for Environmental Health. Altogether, that is more than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and lightning combined. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain…

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Flood Prevention & Safety

As the skies over North Texas once again release a deluge of rain on our area RHSB would like to provide you some Flood Prevention and Safety Tips. Almost anywhere it rains, it can flood. Even if you live in an area of that you think isn’t at risk, preparation is just as critical as with…

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Aircraft Charter Guide

Safety, security, convenience and productivity are key reasons why individuals and companies choose on-demand air travel for personal and business travel. Air charter flights operate on the passenger’s schedule, allowing considerable flexibility. With the ability to fly in and out of more than 5,000 public use airports in the United States – more than 100…

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Wedding Protector Plan

An analysis of Travelers’ wedding insurance claims from 2014 found that: Forty-four percent of claims involved vendors that were hired for the wedding and didn’t deliver as promised. Twenty-eight percent involved property damage to the venue that was related to the wedding. Eight percent of claims resulted from sickness and injury befalling the bride, groom, or key member of the…

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J. M. Spracklen joins RHSB

Julia Miller Spracklen, J.D. joins Roach Howard Smith & Barton Julia Miller Spracklen, J. D. joins Roach Howard Smith & Barton as Vice President of Risk Services. In this role, she will be responsible for overseeing the employees and function of the Risk Services department. The Risk Services department provides our clients a consultative analysis of…

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Product Recall & Insurance

What Will Happen to Blue Bell? For those of us who love Blue Bell, it’s a sad day to see the ice cream pulled and to hear of people being hurt simply as a result of consuming it. As respects food manufacturers, it’s a reminder of how severe products recall risk can be. A few…

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Spring Home Maintenance

 When springtime rolls around in Texas, almost everyone thinks of cleaning. That’s fine (we probably all need to do a little more of that, after all), but there’s something even more important to keep in mind: home maintenance. Here are some suggestions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development: Interior and appliances Check the basement…

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FCPA Trends

Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) fines have a record year in 2014 totaling $1.25 Billion for seven corporate enforcement actions. At the same time, the DOJ, FBI, and SEC increase staffing to target anti-corruption enforcement in 2015 including the first enforcement case on January 6, 2015. Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for January 2015, by…

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2015 Construction Review

Chubb’s Winter 2015 Edition of the                Quarterly Construction Review Chubb Personal Insurance recently released the Winter 2015 edition of the Quarterly Construction Review. This infographic provides an interactive snapshot of key residential construction cost trends updated each quarter. Chubb is committed to making sure that customers’ homes are insured for the full cost of reconstruction. As…

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