Monday, April 1, 2013

A Letter from our President, Phillip Hawley

As one of the largest brokers in the country for child welfare, we have accumulated a wealth of knowledge to be stored in our little "brain trust". We keep our fingers on the pulse of what is happening in your world and how it relates to your insurance needs. We find ourselves branching out into new worlds. Recognized by the insurance industry as one of the most educated brokerages in the country, we have established foot holds in specialty programs like residential treatment centers, group homes, wilderness programs and mental health. We have done so much in such a short time. One thing we have to do better is share that knowledge with you! Our client, our partner, our friend.

We were recently asked by a large foster care agency to review their entire program. They wanted to keep their broker but be sure they were properly protected for all their exposures. This is an option for any organization and we have to get that knowledge out there. We are recognized by the insurance industry as one of the most educated brokerages in the country, as it relates to adoption, foster care, and other child welfare programs. We are often called on to confirm or deny rumors or to answer any coverage questions related to their insurance programs. As we grow, our resources grow, as does our presence countrywide.

Most certainly as it relates to protecting children but also as a resource for professional liability as whole, coverages in which we specialize like: Errors & Omissions, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, and Abuse & Molestation. We are broader in scope now and can reach deeper into the community, sharing our knowledge with anyone, child welfare or human service.

*Finally on a personal note, to our many friends in inter-country adoption. We live in a world now that changes so very quickly. In order to survive, change is not only necessary, it is a certainty. We invite you to consider, there are so many other needs in the community, both here and abroad, there will never be a shortage of demand, only a long sad history of short supply. Our hearts go out to you as you struggle through these dark days in an effort to transform to survive. We too have to change and adapt our insurance products and services to meet the changing demand in your world. Hawley & Associates hopes to continue to be a part of your shifting strategic direction. We are up for the challenge and hope your are too. We want you, our beloved partners and friends to know, we will stand with you, side by side, shoulder to shoulder, in the universal fight for the cause of the orphaned child.

Warmest Regards,