The PIU Communicator Library

K&R - 08/01/2022

In the insurance industry, K&R is short for Kidnap & Ransom.  That certainly conjures some scary thoughts.  I would rather worry about my home or property being damaged by a fire or an earthquake.  I don’t want to think about my family members, friends or colleagues being held against their will in some dark room […]

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Party Like It’s 2022 - 03/28/2022

With COVID rules and restrictions loosening-up in much of the U.S. and around the world, travel and international tourism industries are facing new freedoms and customer interest they haven’t enjoyed for years throughout the pandemic.  We are on the eve of school spring breaks, destination wedding season and summer holidays.  Millions of Americans, young and […]

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K&R – More than Financial Protection Insurance - 12/10/2019

Millions of Americans travel outside the United States every year for business and pleasure.  Most venture to generally innocuous locales which are familiar or which they feel a sense of safety; although the most generic and democratic cities of North America, Europe or Asia can harbor diverse forms of criminality and danger.  Yet others choose […]

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There Be Pirates Ahead! - 11/13/2018

So says the disembodied animatronic skull of the famed Disney Pirates of the Caribbean theme park ride. The ominous cackle warns guests of the swashbuckling adventures they will soon encounter just as their boat plummets into the dark, cavernous depths of an imaginative world. Most of us are familiar with the attraction, the subsequent live-action […]

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Kidnap & Ransom: Insurance for the Modern Era - 07/24/2018

So you’ve taken your family on an exotic holiday to somewhere you’ve only dreamed about; a foreign land with beautiful beaches, primitive forests and exciting marketplaces. The culture and customs seem almost alien to you, but your senses are hyper-stimulated and you are constantly filled with wonder and amazement. This is just what you wanted […]

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More Than Just a Piece of Paper - 6/19/17

Millions of Americans travel outside the United States every year for business and pleasure. Most venture to generally innocuous locales which are familiar or which they feel a sense of safety even though the most generic and democratic cities of North America, Europe or Asia can harbor diverse forms of criminality. Yet others choose to […]

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