The PIU Communicator Library

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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The American Diaspora - 02/28/2017

We are living in a technologically-progressive business world with an ever-expanding global economy where corporate identities exceed borders and nationalities. Although originally domiciled in or at the very least incorporated within the United States, many American companies are moving entire divisions or launching branches overseas. There are also those that are relocating completely outside of […]

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The Risks of Putting to Sea - 02/14/2017

Impoverished areas dotting the coasts of Nigeria, Somalia, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines have been virtual breeding grounds for partially-organized collections of criminals seeking to steal, hijack, kidnap and murder their way to fortune (“fortune” is probably too strong an assessment as most persons in question eke out a minimal existence for themselves and their […]

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The Nuances of Specialty-Risk Underwriting - 11/15/2016

The practice of underwriting insurance is a fine mixture of art and science. To be successful, it takes a lot of common sense, even more experience and a well-rounded team of experts. Time and practice are the true keys to the profitable underwriting of life, health and disability insurances. As you can probably imagine, factors […]

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