Archive for February, 2009


The Times of London reported in the spring of 2008 news of an astonishing degree of fakes, inventions, and alterations in many historical objects and antiques.  This fascinating article  in the Chubb Collector by  Jennifer Garland Ross of Art Peritus, LLC in New York City offers great insights on avoiding the risk of buying fake antiques.      


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bright-ideaThis Wall Street Journal article from Jan 29, 2009 actually offers good news: a newly formed insurance carrier is interested in providing coverage for owners of well built homes near the coast has been approved to issue policies in NY and NJ.   

PURE High Net Worth has a business model that is well worth reviewing.  From their website, the recap below highlights why they are deserving of the above slogan. Cook, Hall & Hyde is among a select group of Partner Agencies representing PURE in NY. Contact me to learn more about the solutions PURE has to offer


We’re highly selective.  We know a great deal about insuring successful families and we use that insight to carefully select a distinguished membership. By doing so, we reduce the cost for all members. (Click to learn about our home construction eligibility requirements.)

We’re new AND we’re secure.  PURE is led by a team of professionalswidely recognized as the most experienced and accomplished in this niche.  For all of the advantages of our experience, we benefit from our fresh start. A.M. Best has recognized our strengths with a financial strength rating of A- (Excellent).

Our coverage is designed with your input to fit your needs.  Many people don’t buy enough insurance to rebuild their home or replace their contents. Others (particularly vacation homeowners) buy far more than is needed. We empower our members to buy the right amount – not more, not less.

Our policyholders are members. And the members own PURE. Stock insurance companies exist to maximize the wealth of their shareholders. Our mission is simple: Through innovative products and expert advice & service, we are committed to helping our membership lower the price of their insurance today and reduce their overall cost of risk for the long term.

We’re creating a new standard of service.  We believe that the opportunity exists to exceed all expectations of our membership.




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