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The Good Steward

March 2019

Dear Friend,

We are considering a change in the way sexual misconduct coverage is structured in order to make future claims reporting easier. You can learn about that change and what it will mean here.

And, spring is just around the corner! We’re excited to be able to help you make the most of the warmer weather and keep your property and people safe:

We hope you enjoy this issue. Email me with any feedback or questions you may have, and feel free to forward this publication to others who may benefit from it.

Happy reading!

Bill Murray

Senior Vice President and General Manager
The Church Insurance Agency Corporation

Articles in This Issue

Church Insurance Considering Changing its Coverage for Sexual Misconduct

Currently, sexual misconduct claims are covered on an “occurrence” basis. The change would cover claims on a “claims-made” basis. Find out what that means.

Vandalism: Prevent and Eradicate It

Even if your church community has never experienced acts of vandalism, it can happen to you. Find out how to prevent and eliminate damages. Increase community pride.

Overcoming Inertia to Plan for Disaster

Although every church community is at risk for some kind of disaster to occur, many still do not have preparedness plans in place. Why is that? Get around impediments.

Green Corner: Five Spring Cleaning Green Tips

These small changes could make a big difference. For example, consider switching out caustic cleaners for environmentally-friendly products. Go green.

From the Claims Desk: Spring Clean-up Can Prevent Claims

Spring showers, leftover debris, annual maintenance: Taking care of spring clean-up can prevent claims. Avoid hazards during clean-up, too. Put safety first.

Looking for a simple way to identify and apply the basic Christian principles that underpin Episcopal community?

Community Rules, now available from Church Publishing Incorporated, is an invaluable resource for any parish members, but especially for those who serve on vestries or as volunteers. Read an excerpt here.

Green Tip: Start planning your garden

Choose native plants that will need less watering, and consider growing plants that yield fruits and vegetables.

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