Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hawley & Associates Delivers To Kids In Need This Holiday Season

Hawley & Associates dedicates ourselves in giving back to community. Each year, the H&A team gets together to make the holidays just a little bit brighter for a child in need.  We are blessed to have so many clients who dedicate their lives to helping others and making the world a better place.

Our happy "Hawley" elves (aka Rachel and Sarah Hawley) busy at work getting ready for a delivery to some very special kids in need via Southeast Youth & Family Services in Seattle!

Merry Christmas!!


Friday, November 28, 2014

Hawley & Associates Honored To Sponsor The WACAP 2014 Hope Gala - Seattle, WA.

Hawley & Associates was proud once again to sponsor the World Association for Children and Parents (WACAP) 2014 Hope Gala fundraiser, held in Seattle, WA. What a beautiful venue and an even more beautiful cause! We are honored to be associated with such a remarkable organization!

It was an enchanting evening, complete with a live & silent auction, a delicious dinner, stories of hope and meeting families touched by adoption.  It was a truly remarkable night!

Phil Hawley also came home with a signed Russell Wilson jersey from the live auction. Go Seahawks!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hawley & Associates Joins New Roads Treatment Behavioral Health In Celebrating 5 Years!

We love our clients and are honored when we get the chance to celebrate in their milestones!

Phil Hawley, President of H&A, recently visited New Roads Behavioral Health in Sandy, UT., to join in celebrating their 5th anniversary in helping young adults with behavioral, mental and addiction issues.
New Roads is an industry leader in offering residential, transitional and outpatient behavioral health treatment, as well as equine, art, music & conventional therapy, counseling and most of all...hope.
Their mission is to foster the development of responsible, self-sufficient, contributing, and happy individuals by providing unique, caring, effective and affordable treatment, where participants can embark upon new, healthy roads of life.
New Roads is headed by Executive Director Eric Schmidt. Eric has been in the behavioral health and substance abuse field for the past 20 years and dedicates his life to social service.
The celebration was held at Loveland Living Plant Aquarium in Draper, UT. It was the perfect location for a celebration and an amazing time was had by all! It was also a great opportunity for us to visit with many of our other clients in the substance abuse and behavioral health field who attended the event as well!
Congratulations, New Roads on 5 years and here's to many many more and thank you for allowing H&A to be a part of your mission!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

September is National Recovery Month

Hawley & Associates would like to recognize September as National Recovery Month.  As an insurance broker that specializes in insurance products tailored for organizations that focus on the treatment for At Risk Youth suffering from behavorial, mental health and/or addiction issues, we applaude those who have selected treatment, those who have transformed their lives through treatment and those that offer these life changing services. 

National Recovery Month is now in it's 25th year.  It is a time to reflect, highlight individuals who have overcome adversity and celebrate their success stories!

We would like to thank all our Human Service and Social Service clients who specialize in these life changing services and for letting us be a part of your mission!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Local Broker vs. Specialty Broker For Your Non-Profit? The Answer May Surprise You!

Hawley & Associates strongly believes in giving back to the community.  We encourage the support of local businesses and services operating in the areas that we all live and work.  But, when it comes to your insurance broker, you need to think beyond your hometown borders.

Did you know that having a local broker could actually be a detriment to your organization, not a benefit? A local broker may not have the necessary knowledge of important state/federal statutes, coverage limitations, access to specialty markets or a strong relationship with key carriers.

Hawley & Associates specializes in working with social service, human service and child welfare agencies all across the country.  Our expertise gives us a broader view and understanding of the insurance industry and how it effects your organization. It is our job to stay current on all changes in your industry and to keep your organization and mission protected. 


Thursday, July 24, 2014

H&A Caring Fund Grant Update - Applications in Review!

The applications are in for the 2014 H&A Caring Fund Grant!  The grant was founded by Hawley & Associates, in partnership with the National Council for Adoption (NCFA).  The grant was open to all NCFA National Adoption Conference attendees, which was held in Orlando, FL., in June.  The applications are currently in review.
Hawley & Associates truly believes in the industry we serve! The H&A Caring Fund Grant is our small way of giving back and helping make a difference in the non-profit world in which we live and work.
H&A would like to once again thank the NCFA for their continued support and commitment in improving the lives of children, their families and the communities in which we live.



Hawley & Associates 2nd Quarter Newsletter - Take a Look!

We invite you to view Hawley & Associates 2nd Quarter newsletter!  Please click on the link!  http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs143/1114254466215/archive/1117777456439.html

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hawley & Associates Hits The Air Waves!

Cari Maciolek, a Sr. Account Manager at Hawley & Associates, was interviewed on Voice America Radio on the 'Your Adoption Coach' show, hosted by Kelly Ellison. The air date was June 21st, 2014.

Cari talks about her start at H&A, the nuances of insuring both international & domestic adoption agencies, the direct impact Hawley & Associates has had on these adoption agencies, Hague Accreditation, and Professional Liability insurance. 

The program provides valuable information whether you are a start-up or well-established adoption agency.

Click on link below to listen!



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Hawley & Associates Sponsors The 2014 NCFA National Adoption Conference

Hawley & Associates was proud to sponsor the 2014 National Council for Adoption (NCFA) National Adoption Conference in Orlando, FL.  The event was held June 19th & 20th, 2014. 

Phil Hawley was a presenter and panel member discussing The Universal Accreditation Act and The Hague and how it affects adoption agencies going forward.

H&A is an endorsed broker of the NCFA.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Get Acquainted with Phillip K. Hawley - President of Hawley & Associates LLC

Making the world a better place was Phillip Hawley’s vision when he founded Hawley & Associates, LLC, becoming the very first insurance brokerage in the nation established for the sole purpose of serving adoption and foster care agencies. As the President of Hawley & Associates, Phil’s primary goal is to help clients control their total cost of risk, which in turn reduces their operating costs. This objective is crucial to non-profits’ service mission because when they spend less on insurance, they have more to invest in helping children around the world.

In his 17-year career before founding Hawley & Associates, Phil worked for two of the world’s premier insurance companies and one of the 10 largest U.S. brokerage firms, gaining deep knowledge in the areas of underwriting, excess and surplus insurance and international insurance.  Read Phil’s full bio>

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Announcing... The 2014 H&A Caring Fund Grant


Hawley & Associates, in partnership with the NCFA (National Council for Adoption) have come together once again to form the 2014 H&A Caring Fund Grant in the amount of $5000.00. The Caring Fund is our small way of giving back and helping to make a difference in the non-profit world in which we work.


The grant was founded in 2013 and is open to all NCFA National Adoption Conference attendees. This years conference is being held at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel & Spa in Orlando, Florida, on June 19-20, 2014 .


Over 25 organizations submitted grant applications last year and we enjoyed learning about these organizations and the wonderful work that they do!


We hope to see you at the conference!

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

They're BAAACK! H&A Returns from N. Carolina

Our traveler's have returned!  Phil Hawley, President of Hawley & Associates and TJ Armstrong, our Business Development Manager have returned from the NAATP (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers) conference in N. Carolina.  It was a great turnout, as well as informative and a great adventure!  It was an incredible opportunity for H&A to meet executive directors, CEO's and CFO's and to showcase our services to the Human Service/Social Service industry. 

The NAATP focuses on addiction treatment programs nationwide.  Hawley and Associates specializes in Human Service Insurance programs, including addiction treatment insurance, residential treatment insurance, wilderness program insurance, and at risk youth service insurance, for both non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Hawley & Associates Hits The Road to the NAATP Leadership Conference!

Hawley & Associates is hitting the road!  We are excited to participate in this years NAATP (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers) Leadership Conference in N. Carolina, May 16-20, 2014.  The NAATP is a leading voice for addiction treatment providers representing more than 300 providers treating those who suffer from addictive diseases.

The conference is an excellent opportunity for H&A to meet executive directors and CEO's and to showcase our services of providing specialized insurance products for these human service organizations.  This industry can include addiction/substance abuse treatment, residential treatment, group homes, wilderness programs, just to name a few.

If you are attending this year's conference, please stop by our booth (#69) and say 'HI"!  While there, be sure to enter our raffle for the $100.00 Visa gift card!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Phil Hawley of Hawley & Associates Talks Wrongful Adoption on Voice America Radio

Phil Hawley, President/CEO of Hawley & Associates was interviewed once again on Voice America Radio on the 'Your Adoption Coach' show with Kelly Ellison. Phil talks about wrongful adoption and claims resulting from the failure to disclose information about an adoptive child, whether it be intentional, unintentional or negligence.  Phil also discusses why it is so important for an adoption agency to have the proper insurance coverage to protect their agency from any wrongful adoption lawsuits.  It is a GREAT listen!

Please click on link and listen to the April 26th airing!


Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Hawley & Associates Attends AACRC Conference In San Francisco, Ca.

Hawley & Associates was excited to attend this years AACRC (American Association of Children's Residential Centers) in San Francisco, CA. at the beginning of April.  H&A was represented by Phil Hawley, President and T.J. Armstrong, our Business Development Manager.

It was great to see many of our clients there, who all specialize in Residential Treatment.  It was also great to meet many new people and learn of some exciting programs focused on helping teens and young adults that are facing adversity in their lives.

Hawley & Associates is a dedicated partner helping these Human Service/Social Service organizations with their insurance coverage and helping protect their assets and mission.

We strongly believe in the industry we serve, and look forward to serving all our Residential Treatment clients throughout the coming years by providing tailored custom insurance products to meet their unique needs!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Don't Be A Party Pooper...Get Your Special Event Coverage Today!

Can't you feel it?  Summer is right around the corner! Of course, summer means sunshine, suntans (or sunburns!), vacations, lazy weekends and special events.

It is a popular time for many non-profit, for-profit, social service, human service or child welfare organizations to hold their annual fundraisers/benefits, community events, or company picnics during this time of year. But, did you know, the insurance program you have in place for your organization may or may not cover you for unexpected incidents/accidents that may occur during these special events?  There are some important liabilites and risks that each organization must consider and understand before an event takes place.

Knowing Your Risks:

People:  It is important that all individuals involved in, around or at the event are protected and safe.  This could involve volunteers, event participants, vendors, hired staff or performers.  Every event should have a crowd control plan, and emergency and security services readily available.       

Venue:  Is the size of the venue adequate for all attendees?  Is there enough parking space?  Are there enough restrooms and easy access to these facilities?  Does the venue have a capacity limit?  These are all great questions to ask yourself when considering your risks and exposures.

Contacts:  It is not uncommon for a contract to be drawn with a third party and/or vendors.  It must provide clear details about dates, times, location and the nature of the event.  It must also include clear terms on cancellations, payments, insurance and additional services.

Contact Hawley & Associates today about your upcoming event!


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

"Ditch The Duds"- Support Orphans This Easter!

How much will your family spend on new clothes for Easter Sunday? Did you know for the cost of your Easter clothes you could provide food and clothes to an orphan in need? We have come across a wonderful cause and want to share!
Our client, New Beginnings, a domestic/international adoption agency is holding an amazing campaign to support orphans in Nepal!
This Easter we’re challenging you to “Ditch the Duds”. That’s right, forget the fancy clothes and wear a t-shirt supporting the Mercy Nepal orphanage instead. Sound a bit rouge for Easter Sunday morning? It is. But what better time to give to orphans and call attention to the plight of orphans than Easter Sunday?
For every Mangali t-shirt bought, $11 will be given to their orphanage in Nepal. They hope to raise $2,000 through this campaign.
By wearing a simple t-shirt instead of new clothes on Easter Sunday, you’ll be raising awareness of the need for orphan care throughout the world! Start the conversation now with your family, friends, Sunday School Classes, and church families to “Ditch the Duds” as a group this Easter. Help us help the orphans in need.
To order, just download the attached t-shirt order form and return it to New Beginnings. Please do not hesitate to call them with any questions or concerns at 662-842-6752.
P.S. The “Ditch the Duds” campaign is actually part of a larger movement called “Forget the Frock”. Check out their website (link to http://forgetthefrock.org/) and ready Emily’s inspiring story of how one woman’s heart for orphans is raising awareness and money for orphans worldwide.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hawley & Associates Sponsors ORPHANS OVERSEAS "Evening of Hope" Gala

Hawley & Associates strongly believes in the industry we serve and were proud to sponsor this year's Annual Orphans Overseas Fundraiser, held in Portland, OR.
Their annual "Evening of Hope" is a gala dinner and auction supporting the Orphans Overseas projects on behalf of vulnerable women and children around the world.
They are a non-profit organization and for 22 years they have worked around the world supporting orphan care initiatives, rescue care for abandoned infants, support programs, domestic & intercountry adoption, and orphanage education projects.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Property Maintenance Is Great Risk Management!

Did you know that property damage resulting from poor maintenance is not covered by property insurance?

Many organizations find out the hard way that their insurance policy does not cover damages resulting from poor building maintenance.

Could This Happen To You?

After many days of heavy rain, you discover water damage to your ceiling and carpet. You instinctively file a property damage claim, fully expecting the damage to be covered by your insurance policy. It is later revealed that the damage was caused by debris (i.e. leaves, branches, etc.) that had been collecting in the roof drains.  This resulted in the water puddling on the roof instead of running off and down the drain system.

The claim was denied due to poor maintenance of your roof and your organization is now responsible for the total cost of repairs!

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound Of Cure

You have worked hard to build your organization and your mission. That is why it's so important to protect that mission! Having insurance coverage is just one part of that protection.  It is important to do your part and maintain your property and assets.  Create a maintenance check list and stick to it!  Once again....an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Got Insurance? Phil Hawley, CEO of Hawley & Associates interviewed on Voice America Radio!

Phil Hawley, President of Hawley & Associates was interviewed on Voice America Radio on the "Your Adoption Coach" show with Kelly Ellison. Airtime was March 1st, 2014.
Phil discusses about how critical it is for adoption agencies or foster care agencies to have insurance coverage if something should go wrong. At Hawley and Associates, we specialize in providing customized insurance coverage to adoption agencies and social services agencies around the country.

Phil also talked about the importance of being covered and why it's important. If you are an adoptive parent looking for an agency, he talks about how to get your questions answered and how to be sure your agency is covered, not with just insurance, but the right insurance.

Phil takes us on a journey by sharing his personal story and how Hawley & Associates is dedicated in helping these agencies in their mission by protecting their mission.

Listen to the show now!


Friday, February 28, 2014

Hawley & Associates Hits The Airwaves!

Phil Hawley, President of Hawley & Associates was honored to be interviewed on Voice America Radio on the "Your Adoption Coach" show with Kelly Ellison.  The show times are as follows:

Saturday, March 1st, 2014
12:00 pm PST
2:00 pm CST
3:00 pm EST
Phil discusses about how critical it is for adoption agencies or foster care agencies to have insurance coverage if something should go wrong.  At Hawley and Associates, we specialize in providing customized insurance coverage to adoption agencies and social services agencies around the country

Phil also talks about the importance of being covered and why it's important.  If you are an adoptive parent looking for an agency, he talks about how to get your questions answered and how to be sure your agency is covered, not with just insurance, but the right insurance. 

Phil takes us on a journey by sharing his personal story and how Hawley & Associates is dedicated in helping these agencies in their mission by protecting their mission.

We hope you'll join us! 



Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hawley & Associates To Sponsor This Years ORPHANS OVERSEAS "An Evening of Hope"

Hawley & Associates is proud to be sponsoring this years ORPHANS OVERSEAS "An Evening of Hope" gala and auction on March 15th, 2014 in Portland, OR. If you want to come and support an amazing cause and have a great evening at the same time, this event is for you! We will all be there and we hope to see you there as well! All the information is attached.

We are also including links to two articles about their Karibu Centre describing the incredible social change occuring in education in the slums of Kenya, initiated by Orphans Overseas and made possible by generous donors and sponsors.  Please click on the links below: 

**  Kindergarten pupils trade blackboards and pens for laptops
**  Fast Forward


Friday, February 7, 2014

Call Congress to Pass the Adoption Incentives Program Reauthorization

Hawley and Associates would like to pass this information on regarding the Adoption Incentive Program Reauthorization.  Please feel free to help support the passing of these bills which affect adoption and foster care.


Concern: Congress is dragging their feet to pass the bipartisan Adoption Incentives reauthorization and the Family Connections Grants (which have now expired). The delay has already caused us to lose the funding that was found for the Family Connections Grants to be extended.

Action: Call your U.S. Senators and Representative. Call the Capitol switchboard to be connected, dial 202-224-3121.

Message: Congress should finish their work to extend the bipartisan Adoption
Incentives and Family Connection Grants program.

Talking points:

  • The Adoption Incentive Program and the Family Connections Grants expired October 1st 2013.
  • Congress and the Senate especially must pass this reauthorization NOW.
  • In October 2013 the House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 3205 the bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Adoption Incentive Program and the Family Connections Grants.
  • The $15 million annually for three years for the Family Connections Grants has been lost with the recent FY2014 budget agreement that Congress passed in December 2013.
  • Both the House bill and the Senate bill found offsets to pay for theses grants. Now Congress needs to find a new way to pay for the Family Connections Grants.
  • This is a concern because current grantees are uncertain if they will receive their 2014 funding in time to continue existing programs under the grants administered by the federal Children's Bureau.
  • If this is not reauthorized soon, we are concerned that the Adoption Incentive Program funding will not be seen as important or needed to the appropriators when completing FY2015 appropriation bills.
  • The program has always historically been extended in a bipartisan fashion.
  • Congress should stop dragging their feet and extend the bipartisan Adoption Incentives and Family Connection Grants program.

Background information:

  • The Adoption Incentives Fund rewards states for increasing adoptions from foster care.
  • Both the House and Senate bills to reauthorize the Adoption Incentives Fund expand the incentive to recognize kinship care placements in addition to adoption.
  • The House bill also shifts the awards on rates rather than just numbers of children adopted, since some states have reduced their number of children in foster care.
  • The Family Connections Grants are discretionary funds that are awarded to the filed for: kinship navigator programs, family group decision making, family finding and substance abuse treatment for families in child welfare.
  • The Senate coupled two unrelated child welfare bills with their version of the Adoption Incentive Program reauthorization and it has only passed out of the Senate Finance Committee (S.1870).
  • The Adoption Incentives Fund and the Family Connections grants are funded differently
    • The Adoption Incentives Fund receives an annual appropriations.
The Family Connection Grants receive mandatory funds, which means funding is written into the law and it requires Congress to pay for the funding at the time it is reauthorized.

Great Connections At The NATSAP Convention in Las Vegas

Hawley & Associates' president, Phil Hawley and Sr. Account Manager, Cari Maciolek are working hard at the NATSAP (The National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs) convention this week in Las Vegas! So far, it has been a great turn out and wonderful to see so many people gather for such a great mission.

They have already met some incredible people and have learned of some exceptional programs centering around in-patient, out-patient addiction treatment, residential treatment, at risk youth services, therapeutic schools, and the like. 

Hawley & Associates' specialty, of course, is providing custom insurance products for these unique organizations.  Our access to specialty markets makes us an ideal pair and we are excited to see how we can help find these organizations the perfect coverage for their needs.  We have already make some great connections.   

If you are attending the conference this year, we would love for you to stop by and say hello! Don't forget about our drawing for the  40" Samsung flat screen TV.  :-)   

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Hawley & Associates Attending NATSAP Annual Conference In Nevada

Hawley & Associates is excited to be a part of the NATSAP (National Association of Therapuetic Schools and Programs) Annual Conference in Nevada this week!  The NATSAP Annual Conference is specifically designed for mental health and health professionals of all levels. Conference attendees will include program/clinic owners, executive directors, administrators, therapists, educators, educational consultants, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, guidance counselors, and others impacting this ever growing industry. 

Hawley & Associates is proud to provide specialized insurance services for these types of organizations including: Residential Treatment Centers, At Risk Youth Services, Wilderness Programs, In-Patient and Out-Patient Addiction Treatment Centers, among many more. It takes exceptional knowledge of the insurance industry in order to provide exceptional coverage and service to these ever-changing, ever-growing organizations.  It's our passion...it is what we do!

If you are attending the conference, we look forward to seeing there!  Be sure to come by our booth and say 'hi' and enter our raffle for a Samsung flat screen TV!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Hawley & Associates Is Very Proud of Our SEATTLE SEAHAWKS!

How could we resist not blogging about this?!  Hawley & Associates is proud to be part of the 12th MAN!  Go Seahawks!

At Hawley & Associates, we are all about teamwork!  You and your non-profit are on the front-line everyday doing what you do best, serving the children, families and communities in which we live.  Let Hawley & Associates be part of your team by providing your organization with the right insurance coverage at the most affortable price.  Our knowledge of the industry, our passion for social service and child welfare and access to specialty markets set us apart from the rest.

Hawley & Associates would like to team up and help you make 2014 a "winning season"!


Friday, January 10, 2014

The Season For Giving is... ALL YEAR LONG!

Hawley & Associates is proud to provide insurance services for many wonderful social services and child welfare organizations throughout the country who are dedicated to giving back to the people in our communities, and SOUTHEAST YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES is no exception! 

Founded in 1974, Southeast Youth is a non-profit social service agency, who's mission is to assist children, youth and families in the Seattle area in achieving safe, self-sufficient, stable and sustainable lives.  They achieve their mission by providing counseling, educational, social and life skills programs for children, youth and their families.

They are located in the Columbia City area of Seattle and serve people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds and various income levels, with the majority of families being low income people of color. 

This past Christmas, Hawley & Associates was honored to participated in Southeast Youth's annual holiday giving program. It's simple purpose is to bring a little Christmas joy to local kids who might not otherwise have a Christmas.  With no hesitation, we put on our "Hawley" santa hats and elf booties and went to work!  We hope we were able to help make Christmas just a little brighter for a few local kids.        

Thank you, Southeast Youth for the exceptional work that you do and for making a difference in so many lives, not only during the holidays...but, ALL YEAR LONG!