Fort Myers Title Company Hosts 3rd Annual Christmas Angel Tree

Title Junction partners with The Salvation Army to host an Angel Tree for the third year in a row.

FORT MYERS, FLA., UNITED STATES, November 15, 2018 / — This Christmas season, Title Junction has partnered with The Salvation Army to host a Christmas Angel Tree. The Angel Tree Program was created by The Salvation Army in 1979 to provide toys and clothing to children in need at Christmas time, with participating organizations and businesses hanging Angel Tags from a Christmas tree. Each child is represented by a numerical code along with information about their age, gender, clothing size, and what they want for Christmas. The children are then ‘adopted’ by individuals who choose their tags and buy them toys and clothing for Christmas.

In less than a week, Title Junction has already adopted out over half of the 50 Angels entrusted to them by The Salvation Army.

“I’d love to see all of these kids adopted so we can ask The Salvation Army for even more Angel Tags,” says owner Jennifer Ferri. “This program does so much good, and we’re excited to be a part of it!”

A leading provider of title and closing services in Florida, Title Junction is always looking for opportunities to give back and make a positive difference in the community. Generosity and caring are a huge part of the company’s ethos, with 2018 being the third year in a row that they’ve participated in the Angel Tree program.

Title Junction is a full service real estate title company serving the area of Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and the entire state of Florida since 2005. The company handles a number of real estate title services for both commercial and residential properties. Employees of Title Junction can also act as a witness in courtesy closings as well as an escrow agent and a notary public.

Amanda Seiders
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Intersections Inc. (INTX) – Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. Investigating Claims on Behalf of Stockholders of Intersections Inc.

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Kehoe Law Firm, P.C.

PHILADELPHIA, PA, UNITED STATES, November 15, 2018 / — Kehoe Law Firm, P.C. announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of Intersections Inc. on behalf of shareholders of Intersections (NasdaqGM: INTX) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of federal and state law in connection with the sale of Intersections to WC SACD One Parent, Inc., a joint venture consisting of iSubscribed, WndrCo, and General Catalyst.

On October 31, 2018, WC SACD One Parent, Inc. announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Intersections. According to the announcement, Intersections stockholders are expected to receive $3.68 in cash for each share of Intersections common stock that they own.

The investigation seeks to determine whether the proposed transaction provides adequate value to stockholders of Intersections for their shares, and whether stockholders are being provided with all material information necessary to evaluate the proposed transaction.

Intersections Inc. Shareholders Are Encouraged to Contact Kehoe Law Firm, P.C., John Kehoe, Esq., (215) 792-6676, Ext. 801,,, To Discuss Their Potential Legal Rights.

Kehoe Law Firm, P.C., with offices in New York and Philadelphia, is a multidisciplinary, plaintiff–side law firm dedicated to protecting investors from securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duties, and corporate misconduct. Combined, the partners at the Firm have been lead or co-lead counsel in cases that have recovered more than $10 billion dollars on behalf of institutional and individual investors.

John Kehoe, Esq.
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Medicare on Podcast Brings Clarity to Supplement Plan Options and Medigap

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Medicare On Video

Armbrecht and his group are committed to helping people get the most current details about Medicare, through whatever channel suits them best.

With so many people searching online for Medicare and its Open Enrollment I knew we had to find a way to reach more people that want the information. Medicare On Podcast was born. Come join us!”

— Keith Armbrecht (Founder Medicare On Podcast)

TREASURE ISLAND, FL, UNITED STATES, November 15, 2018 / — Treasure Island, FL, USA – Almost 90 percent of adults aged 50 or over are either on Medicare or planning to enroll. The medicare system is incredibly confusing, however, and while Medicare is ubiquitous (according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 58.5 million were on Medicare Part A + B as of 2017), over 70 percent of those who are approaching retirement say that they feel they do not have a good enough understanding of how the Medicare program works.

The National Retirement Institute polled more than 1000 adults who were aged over 50 and had a household income of $150,000 or more and found that there was a general feeling of a lack of understanding of how Medicare covers and what Medicare covers.

Health care costs are one of the biggest expenses in retirement, and they are something that people need to take into account when a family is calculating retirement expenses. Keith Armbrecht, the founder of Medicare on Video aims to help with that.

Information at Your Fingertips

The Medicare on Video service has helped more than half a million viewers to understand how the Medicare system works. The goal of the service is to provide people with access to easy to understand information about the different parts of Medicare coverage, which parts are worth your money given your circumstances, and what to do if you have made the wrong choice, or are without coverage.

Armbrecht understands that not everyone uses YouTube or other video websites, and that while thousands of people have subscribed to his channel, to reach as many people as possible it is necessary to use other ways of delivering the information. That's why he has now launched Medicare On Podcast.

The service delivers similar content to help people navigate the confusing system of Medicare, ensuring that they take out the right coverage at the right time.

Are You Fully Covered?

Some believe Medicare Part B is the most important part of the Medicare system, and it covers almost all of the things that the average person would want in a health plan. The other cover options are merely supplemental. There is the option to delay enrollment, and this can sometimes catch people off guard, especially if someone does opt to delay enrollment, and they were not actually eligible to do so, then they could end up being hit with significant penalty charges and having to pay thousands of dollars to backdate their Medicare coverage.

The issue is that someone who misses out on the initial enrollment window for Medicare Part B may have to wait until the next year to enroll. There are special enrollment periods, but not everyone is able to take out the coverage they need in those periods.

To add to the confusion, Medicare Part B carries a fee, while Medicare Part A is free for the majority of people. Retirees are often unwilling to pay for the cover, even though they are going to end up worse off in a lot of ways if they delay their enrollment.

Supporting Informed Choices

The MedicareOn Podcast service offers a series of informative and simple podcasts that help people to understand the service and ensures that people make informed and financially (as well as health-wise) sound decisions. Every month thousands of Americans have to make decisions about their health care, and they are left in a situation where they are going to need to choose a coverage option but they feel like they are simply taking a stab in the dark. More than half of the individuals surveyed in the Harris poll, for example, were unaware that outpatient care is a part of Part B and is not free. Almost one third of the respondents thought that Medicare cost the same amount regardless of a person's circumstances.

Between auto-enrollment, COBRA, and the numerous supplemental coverage plan options, it is very difficult for the average American to know what cover they should be taking out. There are lots of documents and leaflets available through official channels, but the wording on these is sometimes inaccessible, and if you don't know what questions to ask, or which Medicare coverage packages to research it can be doubly confusing.

There are other video services, too. However, since the rules and scope of Medicare can change from time to time, viewers are left wondering if the information on those channels is up to date.

Medicare On Podcast addresses this by ensuring that people know that they are getting the latest information. If a viewer wants the latest information all they need to do is listen to the latest podcast.

Armbrecht and his team are committed to helping people get the latest information about Medicare, through whatever channel suits them best. Some people like reading, some enjoy watching videos, and some prefer to consume podcasts on their way to work. With a selection of different ways to access the same information, it is easier than ever to avoid the pitfalls of deferred enrollment, buying the incorrect Medicare coverage, or over-paying.

Medicare premiums can vary massively, with lower income families paying less than one third the amounts that higher income families may pay. Part D coverage for prescription drugs can be free for some people, but costs money for those earning more than $107,000 per year. Medical coverage is a lifeline for some families, but knowing when to take it out can be tricky. It is useful for helping people to handle deductibles and copays, but it is not always the best option, depending on what other plans the family have taken out.

Medicare on Video and Medicare on Podcast exist to help people understand which options are the most cost effective, and what are the best Medicare coverage for you or your family.

If you would like to know more about Medicare on Podcast, or would like to interview the founder, Keith Armbrecht, simply get in touch using the using the contact form, or the email link.

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myStrength’s Evidence-Based, Non-Opioid Approach to Chronic Pain Helps Stem Opioid Use by Nearly 50%

The Opioid Crisis: myStrength Offers Hope and Help for Recovery

RCT Preliminary Findings Show Digital Behavioral Healthcare Tools Significantly Reduce Opioid Use

This work is so encouraging. This provides evidence-based support for adding myStrength’s digital behavioral self-care to chronic pain management protocols.”

— Dr. Abigail Hirsch, myStrength’s Chief Clinical Officer

DENVER, CO, UNITED STATES, November 15, 2018 / — Chronic pain and subsequent opioid addiction in America remain at epidemic levels. Studies show only about one in five people in need of substance use treatment receive care.1

While much focus is being applied to stemming the flow of opioid-based medications into our healthcare system, few scalable resources are currently available to help the American healthcare consumer understand the appropriate role for such medications – and the breadth of alternative approaches for pain management.

myStrength is proud to introduce expansive new resources to support prevention, treatment and recovery from opioid use disorders (OUDs). This expansion is made in conjunction with groundbreaking preliminary results from a recent Pain Management Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT).

myStrength’s evidence-based, self-care tools inform individuals about opioid use disorders and the recovery process, and offer robust, alternative strategies to opioids and other substances, including the risks of continued use. The comprehensive Opioid Recovery Program emphasizes science-based, proven treatment options – particularly, medication-assisted treatment (MAT

The 36 diverse new Opioid Recovery activities feature interactive, multi-media, personalized activities that educate individuals about treatment options that promote successful recovery. As part of the expansion, myStrength developed interactive resources featuring peers in recovery, as well as addiction specialists. Relatable, evidence-based content and self-care tools help individuals manage their decisions and understand they are not alone in their journey. Topics include treatment options, why treatment works, what is involved and what to expect, inspiration from others who have succeeded in their recovery, and new recovery skills. The content is applicable to a broad audience, including those who are questioning their opioid use, worried about a loved one or already engaged in treatment.

These new OUD resources are a significant addition to myStrength’s whole-person support, which includes management of existing substance use disorders (SUDs), and comorbid conditions like depression, anxiety, stress, and sleep issues – all of which can amplify substance use challenges and addictive behaviors. Adding myStrength into recovery care models elevates individuals as active partners to their care team in these complicated and highly-personal decisions. myStrength is available 24/7 through payers and providers and can be accessed from any mobile device or computer, even at a public library.

The RCT looked at the impact of myStrength, a digital behavioral health platform for chronic pain management, as well as depression, anxiety, insomnia, stress and substance use disorders (among other conditions), compared to treatment as usual. Trial participants with chronic pain were assessed at baseline, 14 days, four weeks, and eight weeks. Intervention condition participants were re-assessed at six months. Control participants were offered the program at eight weeks and re-assessed one month later.

Pain functioning was assessed with the Global Pain Scale (GPS). Need for medication was assessed with an average of a need for medication question on the GPS and the Opioid Misuse Scale.

The RCT results were accepted for presentation at ISPOR Europe 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, November 10-14.

Short-term results from the Active Participant Group had significantly lower GPS (better functioning) than other groups at 14 days and four weeks. Active participants also indicated less need for medication at 14 days and four weeks. Statistical modeling indicates that active participants reduced their self-reported need for medication and problematic opioid use by nearly 50% as compared to controls.

“The myStrength platform helps people learn tools to improve their pain functioning, and also results in less reported medication usage and dependence,” said Dr. Abigail Hirsch, myStrength’s Chief Clinical Officer. “This work is so encouraging. We desperately need highly scalable options to bring quality behavioral health resources to primary care, emergency departments and other settings on the front lines of treating chronic pain and managing downstream impacts of opioids and other substances. This provides evidence-based support for adding myStrength’s digital behavioral self-care to chronic pain management protocols.”

About myStrength
myStrength, Inc. is a recognized leader in digital behavioral health. myStrength greatly enhances traditional care models, while addressing issues of cost, lack of access, and stigma, to deliver mental health and well-being resources at scale. Grounded in evidence-based approaches, our platform targets the most prevalent and costly behavioral health conditions ─ empowering consumers with innovative self-care resources to manage and overcome challenges with depression, anxiety, stress, substance use disorders, chronic pain and sleep. myStrength collaborates with more than 100 health plans, integrated health systems, EAPs, disease management providers, managed and community behavioral health providers, strategic alliances, ACOs and FQHCs. For more information, visit To schedule a demo, please contact


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New finding adds proof microbes are at Alzheimer’s “crime scene”, says Dr. Leslie Norins, CEO of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest

Bacteria found in brains further proof that a microbe may trigger the disease

Bacteria in brain samples of people with Alzheimer's was found by a U.S. scientist is further proof that a microbe may trigger the disease.

These unexpected brain bacteria add urgency to Alzheimer's infection research.”

— Dr. Leslie Norins

NAPLES, FL, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 / — “The suspects have been reliably placed at the crime scene,” says Leslie Norins, MD, PhD, analyzing the accumulated evidence that microbes inhabit or visit the brain and likely trigger Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Norins is CEO of Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc., an independent advocacy group for Alzheimer’s research.

“The clincher,” he says, is the research presented by Rosalinda Roberts at the recent Society for Neuroscience meeting, and as featured in Science. She and colleagues at the University of Alabama, using electron microscopy, unexpectedly found bacterial forms penetrating and inhabiting brain tissue samples from healthy human brains. Similar evidence was found in samples from patients with schizophrenia, which was the disease they were studying.

The research found the “surprise” bacteria were “abundant” in the hippocampus, and substantia nigra, two brain areas also critical to both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.

Dr. Norins says Roberts’ findings of bacteria where they were unexpected immediately brought to his mind the discovery by Marshall and Warren of previously overlooked H. pylori bacteria inhabiting the stomach lining—from where they could cause gastric ulcers in some people.

Dr. Norins says this adds to the convincing evidence he heard at a recent Swiss conference, where leading researchers added to accumulating information indicating that one or more infectious agents could trigger Alzheimer’s.

“This pretty much wraps it up,” he says. “Microorganisms of all sorts live in or visit the brain. Now the major mystery is what makes the killer ones actually pull the trigger.”

Dr. Norins says this will require the National Institutes of Health and Alzheimer’s advocacy organizations to prioritize funding of the necessary research on Alzheimer’s infectious agents, instead of allocating most of their funds to traditional studies of brain proteins amyloid and tau.

He says, “If these infection leads prove fruitful, we could get a simple blood test for Alzheimer’s, an antibiotic to treat it, and even a preventive vaccine. There’s no downside, as whatever is found will be important new knowledge about the brain and its microbiome.”

Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc. is a public benefit corporation headquartered in Naples, Florida. It sponsors a $1 million challenge award for the researcher who proves an infectious agent is the root cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

Mollie Page
Alzheimer's Germ Quest
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Source: EIN Presswire Completes Successful London Fleet Insurance Pilot

By-the-moment pricing saves 20% on insurance costs for highly utilised taxi fleet.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, November 14, 2018 / —, the stealth inshuretech startup developing by-the-moment risk-adjusted insurance pricing for highly utilised vehicles such as rideshare fleets has successfully completed a pilot with a London-based rideshare car leasing fleet.

The Rideshur platform collects real-time streaming telematics data and continuously adjusts the insurance premium cost based on the risk exposure at any given moment.

Rideshur will enable our insurance partners to sell on-demand insurance to fleets with fully utilised assets on a metered basis with the unit price being adjusted in real-time. The platform pricing model is flexible and units can be metered by either time or distance.

A new price is cut every 200 milliseconds and rates are varied depending on the state of the vehicle and the risk associated with the driving style of the driver as well as external conditions such as traffic, weather, road types and speed limits as well as fatigue, distraction and a proprietary "crash map" built by

Mark Musson, CEO said: "We ran an exercise of parallel pricing and proved a 15-20% cost savings even though the vehicles cover very high mileage. This proves our hypothesis that it is possible to develop new pricing models for fleets with vehicles that cover very high mileage and are traditionally rated on that fact alone. is now focussed on finalising insurance partnerships which are currently in negotiation and look forward to announcing the consortium to back our product shortly." is building a new type of insurance for the future mobility market and has developed a real-time risk pricing engine running in a blockchain smart-contract for intensively utilised fleets such as those leasing cars to rideshare drivers. For more information visit:

Mark Musson Ltd
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What Uber and Lyft Drivers Need to Keep in Their Vehicles

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Friendly TLC Rentals & Leasing – What Uber and Lyft Drivers Need to Keep in Their Vehicles

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Important items that Uber and Lyft drivers need to keep handy in their personal vehicles or TLC car leasing or rentals

Important items that Uber and Lyft drivers need to keep handy in their personal vehicles or TLC car leasing or rentals”

— Friendly,

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 / — There is no feeling for an Uber or Lyft driver like being miles from home and realizing that you have left behind an important item. Over the course of your career when driving a personal vehicle or TLC leasing or rental, you’ll discover that having certain items with you will become most valuable when on the road.

What follows is a short list of items that you’ll find necessary when driving for Uber or Lyft. Naturally, you should include the items that are recommended by Uber and Lyft, including a first-aid kit. Be sure that you keep the following items handy and check for them before you leave for your first rideshare.

Car Clean-Up Kit

This is a simple, inexpensive kit that contains what you need to keep your car’s interior in good shape. The items in your kit should include the following:

– Paper Towels or Napkins
– Sanitary Wipes: To clean up the interior quickly
– Air Freshener
– Barf Bag: This may help avoid a messy clean-up situation
– Cloth Towel and Cleaner for Bigger Messes

Passenger Comforts

Keep a small bag or cooler that contains water, mints, or gum that helps passengers overcome any car sickness. The last thing you want is having to clean up your vehicle over something that might’ve been prevented.

Hands-Free Mount

Keeping your smartphone on a hands-free mount, especially with a GPS, increases safety considerably as your eyes will stay on the road. Every driver should keep a hands-free mount to help avoid distractions.

Mileage Log

Because your mileage may mean write offs, you’ll want to keep track of your miles diligently. You can do this with an app on your phone or just keep a pen and paper handy. By subtracting your mileage from your gross income, you can save on your taxes.

Pen and Paper

Keeping track of your miles on pen and paper has the added benefit of keeping a daily log of passengers you pick up and drop off. By keeping track of when and where you offer a rideshare, along with any stops you make, you can create an accurate picture of each working day.


For longer trips, offer your passengers the opportunity to play their own music during the ride. You can provide headphones or devices that let them choose what they want to hear.

Phone Charging Block

If you want to score extra points, have a charging block handy so your passengers can recharge their phones. Just make sure that the charging block can handle both Android and iPhones.

In the end, your TLC car for rent should have these items available. The last thing you want is to find yourself looking for one or more of these items when needed. This makes driving your personal vehicle or TLC car leasing so much easier.

Friendly TLC Rentals & Leasing
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Hickey Law Firm Announces $4.5 Million Verdict in Car Crash Survivor Action

Attorney John H. “Jack” Hickey

The verdict stands, and the insurance company was required to pay the verdict amount plus post judgment interest for a total of $5,087,699.93

This may not be the largest verdict in the world. But it is the largest verdict in the world for an 89-year-old woman who was involved in a car crash and died 4 1/2 years later of unrelated causes.”

— Jack Hickey

MIAMI, FLORIDA, US, November 14, 2018 / — Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal on September 5, 2018 entered a PCA (per curiam affirmance) of the trial court’s order. That court on October 17, 2018 denied Defendant’s Motion for entry of an option making the PCA final. The verdict stands, and the insurance company was required to pay the verdict amount plus post judgment interest for a total of $5,087,699.93

Miami attorney Jack Hickey said: “This may not be the largest verdict in the world. But it is the largest verdict in the world for an 89-year-old woman who was involved in a car crash and died 4 1/2 years later of unrelated causes. The case then became a “survivor action” which is for the pain and suffering of a woman who never set foot in the courtroom and whose deposition was not taken. She was brought to life in the courtroom through the photos of Maria “the energizer bunny” before the crash, the medical records, and the testimony of Maria’s daughter and granddaughter. I am proud of the result and happy for my clients.”

Judge Michael Hanzman’s 41 Page order denying defendant’s post-trial motions for remittitur (asking the judge to reduce the verdict) and for new trial (asking for a do-over) said:

“As one court aptly noted, deciding an amount of damages to award for pain and suffering is an “attempt to measure that which is immeasurable…” Food Fair Stores, Inc. v. Morgan, 338 So. 2d 89, 92 (Fla. 2d DCA 1976). For this reason a jury’s award of such damages should be given even greater deference. See, e.g. Berger v. Philip Morris USA, Inc., 3:09 – CV-14157, 2016 WL 2620134, fn. 2 (M.D. Fla. May 5, 2016) (“where damages for pain and suffering are involved” court should be “deferential to ‘the enlightened conscience of the jury’ because these kinds of damages are ‘even further removed from exact calculation and certain measurement.’”);”

Jack Hickey: represented defendants for 17 years; for past 20 years has represented only people with life changing injuries; Past President of the Dade County Bar Association; Currently: Board of Governors of The Florida Bar, Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association, and Board of Trustees of the American Association for Justice; Double Board Certified in Civil Trial and Admiralty and Maritime Law; Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of Admiralty and Maritime and Personal Injury – Plaintiffs.

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Court Upholds Jury Award for 89-Year-Old Car Crash Victim

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MxHero Launches New Solution to Help Companies Preserve Business Records from Email Deletion Policies

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MxHero provides a solution to extract critical business records from company email prior to deletion by corporate retention policies

MxHero helps companies implement email deletion policies without destroying critical business records.”

— Alexis Panagides, CEO, mxHero Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 / — MxHero, developer of the email to cloud integration technology, Mail2Cloud, announces its solution aimed at helping companies preserve critical business records found in emails from automatic deletion imposed by retention policies. Many organizations are implementing email retention policies that delete all email messages over a certain age, for example, after 90 days. By eliminating emails, companies significantly reduce breach and litigation risks. However, the challenge is that email is a primary means of communication and often contains important business records such as attached contracts, employee records, key client communications, written agreements. MxHero’s Mail2Cloud provides automated and selective extraction of business record content combined with intelligent filing to secure storage targets, such as, Box, Egnyte, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.

“Preserving email is a security and litigation risk. Companies are increasingly adopting short retention policies for the email communications. However, given that much of business is conducted over email, how does a company not ’throw the baby out with the bath water’? MxHero’s ability to target and extract business records from emails and move them into secure content management systems prior to deletion is proving invaluable to companies from all industries,” states Alex Panagides, CEO, mxHero Inc.

MxHero’s business record extraction solution is compatible with all business email systems, ex. O365, G-Suite, Exchange, etc.

About mxHero

MxHero's products and services gives companies, service providers and end users powerful new ways to control, use and analyze email-based content. Apps developed for MxHero's platform work with any email management program, including Gmail and Microsoft Exchange. MxHero is the 2016 Box Elite Partner of the Year, has partnered with Canon USA for go to market, and provides solutions mapped to the world's foremost cloud and hybrid content management platforms. Information on all of their Mail2Cloud product line can be found at More than 3,500 companies with over 1 million users have added MxHero to their email. To learn more about MxHero visit Find MxHero on Twitter: @mxheronet and Facebook:

Bruno Santos
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Major Art Insurance broker shares tips on protecting outdoor sculpture

Bruce Gendelman shares his teams approach to mitigating outside art collection risk

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 13, 2018 / — One of the foremost insurers of art collections in the country, The Bruce Gendelman Company, Inc. has offered sound advice on protecting sculptures. From table pieces to large-scale, site-specific sculptures for architectural, urban, or landscape settings, how and where a sculpture is positioned, preserved and protected can impact the art form as dramatically as the piece itself, according to Bruce Gendelman, chairman of Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services.

Bruce Gendelman notes “While many clients have expressed the feelings that not much can happen to sculptures, our experience with claims tell another story.” Over the past 40 years of insuring art internationally we have experienced major damage to all forms of sculpture from hurricane damage to transit damage and theft we have seen it all.”

In one example a hurricane caused a large palm tree to fall on an important Henry Moore reclining nude causing impact damage to the masterpiece. After a complete restoration our engineers designed a summer hurricane “proof” covering for the piece.

The Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services chairman goes on to add that, “large scale Corten steel installations such as those created by american minimalist sculptor artist Richard Serra
can pose as an attractive nuisance risk for vandalism. For both museum and personal clients with grand sized outdoor pieces, our team performs extensive property access reviews and security reviews. Large limit liability policies are also very standard.”

Bruce Gendelman also explains “that outdoor works will require constant care as they remain vulnerable to
damage from strong winds, floods, exposure to precipitation, humidity, pollution, sunlight, and extremes of temperature, small children, animals, and vandals. Proper curatorial review and processes such as waxing bronzes is part of the routine risk assessment the Gendelman team provides.”

The risk of loss must of course include the proper analysis that in case of a total or partial loss, the FULL value of the art is paid for the insurance company. The policy forms for art insurance vary greatly and thus a very careful and detailed review by a fine art insurance expert is also vital. Bruce Gendelman, who is also and attorney states “ with insurance you are buying a piece of paper as your financial guaranty, you better be damn sure what that paper says, what the credit that is backing you up is, and the claims reputation of that carrier. Just this week we had a client with an art collection lose their entire home in the wildfires in Malibu California. Their previous carrier was Lloyds with a very basic policy, fortunately for the client we switched them to one of the premier insurance carriers.”

The Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services, is able to offer among the very best insurance programs and expert loss control services, working hard alongside clients to put in place effective action plans in order to help protect their most valued interests and assets," adds the chairman, wrapping up, "including sculptures and other fine art."

To learn more about Bruce Gendelman Insurance Services, please visit or call 800-845-4145 ext 13 to speak to an insurance concierge.

Eric Ash
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