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Never Lose Sight of What Happened

By: Mark Lawrence September 8, 2021
Few events will have a profound impact on both your business and personal lives, and that statement could not be truer than in reflection of what we experienced 20 years ago. On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was in a meeting with a number of reinsurers and our attorneys in a New York City skyscraper on the corner of Park Avenue and 50th Street. There were about 20 of us in a boardroom discussing a legal matter in which we had a common interest. There was an arbitration coming, and we were discussing strategy and timing.
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The Long Haul of COVID-19

By: Jamie Holowka June 28, 2021
Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19. These terms come up all the time now in the industry and in our daily lives – so much so that they can sound normal, and it can feel like this virus has been around forever. But then I remember that it’s only been a little over a year since the pandemic really started. And in science, one year really isn’t very long at all. It is, however, long enough to see both a light at the end of the tunnel – and the potential for lasting effects.
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Assessing Your Game

By: Mark Lawrence June 28, 2021
The NCAA Women’s College World Series is one of my favorite sporting events of the year. While I lived in New Jersey, I was lucky enough to be the volunteer assistant coach for the Rutgers University women’s softball team for 10 years. During that time, we were never a great team, but I enjoyed being around the players because of their enthusiasm for the game and the joy they brought with them – to the games, to the practice field and even to lifting, study hall and team meetings. (Okay, that last one was a stretch…)
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Embracing eServices Makes It Easier to Do Business with HM

By: LeeAnn Burgunder June 10, 2021
Technology has created an expectation for instant information and immediate responses, but insurance intricacies require thoroughness in communication, appropriate detail and mindfulness of the highly regulated information-sharing guidances set by regulators. Striking the right balance between the demands of both of these can be a challenge, but we’re working to deliver easily accessible, essential information to our clients in a secure environment with our eServices platform, making it easier to do business with us.
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Retirement Reflections

By: Dom Palmieri May 25, 2021
With my retirement close at hand, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on my 24 years at HM Insurance Group (HM) and offer my sincere appreciation to all the great people I’ve met along the way. There has not been a boring moment during my career with HM. I started with the company when it was primarily offering life and disability products and participated in its evolution to a leading Stop Loss carrier. We’ve gone through several divestitures, acquisitions and partnerships during the past two decades, and our efforts have led us to the elite status that we’ve achieved in this industry. It’s been an exciting journey, and I am thankful for all the people who have joined us along the way.
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