Insurance

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The Insurance Industry’s Alter Ethos

The Insurance Industry’s Alter Ethos

Beyond the Big Box Talking Heads The notion of protecting our assets is nothing new—from ancient times, risks associated with safety and survival have been high priority. Merchants, mariners and diplomats alike have employed basic forms of insurance, proving that protecting what’s ours is vital to human society. Somewhere along the way though, insurance has become a must-have, must-hate. How…

Zn Dy feature logocontributory negligence: Lurking behind those affable corporate mascots, this legal principle, cleverly employed by big-box auto insurance providers to minimize payouts, can tip the scales of liability to favor an offender and leave the victim shortchanged even when fault may be clear. The argument is that you likely did some small thing that contributed to cause and therefore share liability. It’s the other side of naming your price or saving 15%.

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Healthcare Reform: The Hard Road To Higher Ground

Healthcare Reform: The Hard Road To Higher Ground

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is gearing to launch. As the smoke billows—trepidation abounds, feelings are strong, opinions entrenched. So what’s a healthcare-dependent populous to do? Predictably, Zinc has ideas. Ones rooted in pragmatism and bent on finding the road to higher ground. Life is 90% Altitude Do you accept the maxim that life is 10% what…
Home Insurance Policy Jargon

Home Insurance Policy Jargon

Watch Your Language! Many of our customers have described reading their homeowner’s policy as equivalent to having a tooth pulled! We agree that it can be a challenge and would like to help. Thus, we give you a collection of explanations and suggestions to streamline the process. In regard to homeowner’s policies, the insurance industry employs two methods to reduce…