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News and Views: Timeless Memories

Newsletter – Thursday, August 31, 2023

August 31st, 2023

When I was young, we’d call the older generation’s way of doing things old-fashioned. Nowadays, the word being used is retro, as in “fashionably nostalgic.” I was having a nostalgic moment a few months back when I agreed to a backpacking trip with my friend Bruce. Back in the day, which is to say in our 20s, pre-marriage, children, and responsibilities, Bruce and I spent a lot of time hiking and philosophizing in wild, wonderful West Virginia.

Thirty-seven years later, we revisited some of the same forests and discovered our long-term memory is still functioning! We found our way: hiking 6 miles in, crossing the river, climbing the summit, and watching the sunset – that will never go out of fashion! I hope I never take my life, my friends, or the beauty of this earth for granted. 

We are all going to be very nostalgic after Labor Day officially brings an end to summer and, sadly, the end of Tuscano’s summer hours. We’ve been closing the office on Fridays from Memorial Day through Labor Day at 3:00 PM, but after this week, we will be back to a full day on Fridays. Everyone here has loved this shortened workweek experiment. We even got support from many of our customers for it. Our goal is to provide you with excellent customer service and our staff a great place to work. It seems to me that this tiny motivation pumped us all up to deliver the service you are looking for.

Tuscano is also here to provide insurance solutions that your direct markets can’t provide. Of course, that can be a moving target! Despite this, our Personal Lines Team has some great options for your Homeowner and Dwelling business. Whether you have a typical dwelling with special circumstances or a high-value property that needs special coverage, we can help you. We are seeing a lot of movement in the homeowner’s realm where customers’ premiums are going up, and they want an alternative quote. If that’s what you are dealing with, the best option is to give us a call; rarely are we able to provide a competitive quote when going head-to-head with your standard markets, even when the standards are increasing rate. However, a call is easy, and we’d be happy to give you a quick indication or let you know if it’s worth your time to submit an application.

We have been seeing more of a need for high-limits Excess GL than ever before.  This is where the Tuscano Brokerage Team can really step in and deliver on placements of $5M and higher. Don’t overlook us for any of your tough placements! If you are in need of $1-5M Excess, that can be quoted very easily by the Casualty Team, often for a minimum premium. Give us a call.

Thanks for reading. I hope you’ve had a great summer.


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