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“Cost-Sharing” Subsidy Update

Thursday night, as the Nationals were choking in Game 5, President Trump announced that the Administration would stop making the ... read more

“Repeal and Replace” Update

“Repeal and Replace” Update

As you all know, efforts to pass the Graham-Cassidy bill fell short of generating the necessary 50 votes, so instead of bringing the ... read more

Virginia Student Nehul Kapoor Receives 2017 AHT Scholarship

Virginia Student Nehul Kapoor Receives 2017 AHT Scholarship

AHT awarded their 29th annual scholarship in the amount of $5,500 to Nehul Kapoor of Heritage High School (HHS). read more

How Much is Enough? Contingency Planning for the Kenyan Elections

How Much is Enough? Contingency Planning for the Kenyan Elections

With Kenyans headed back to the polls on October 26th for a re-run of the August elections, there is renewed potential for violence ... read more

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes AHT Insurance as its Newest Partner Firm

United Benefit Advisors Welcomes AHT Insurance as its Newest Partner Firm

United Benefit Advisors (UBA) is pleased to welcome AHT Insurance as its newest Partner Firm. read more

Jim Maulfair Named to 2017 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers

Jim Maulfair Named to 2017 Financial Times 401 Top Retirement Plan Advisers

AHT is pleased to announce that Jim Maulfair, CPA, AIF, Principal and Director of Financial Services has been named to the 2017 list of read more

“Repair” Update

“Repair” Update

Last Tuesday, the Senate HELP Committee held its 3rd hearing on ACA “market stabilization,” focusing primarily on the following two ... read more

Phoning Home: The Basics of Emergency & Incident Reporting

Phoning Home: The Basics of Emergency & Incident Reporting

You can’t begin managing an emergency until you know there is an emergency. Self-evident? Of course. Although, all too often incident ... read more

“Cost-Sharing” Subsidy, CBO and IRS Update

“Cost-Sharing” Subsidy, CBO and IRS Update

This week we briefly touch on the issue of funding the “cost-sharing” subsidies and comment about the controversy’s impact on a ... read more

Not just for evacuations: medical and security assistance companies

Not just for evacuations: medical and security assistance companies

Often as I help clients strengthen their global risk management and emergency response systems I will remark that their ... read more

When it’s Time to Go: Considerations for Security-related Evacuation

When it’s Time to Go: Considerations for Security-related Evacuation

One of the first historical events I remember in real time was the evacuation of Saigon in 1975. Planes packed to capacity dodging ... read more

AHT Principals Named 2017 Top Producers by Insurance Business

AHT Principals Named 2017 Top Producers by Insurance Business

Leesburg, VA – May 5, 2017: AHT Insurance is pleased to announce that seven of its Principals have been named a 2017 Top Producer by ... read more

Laptop in your checked luggage? Avoid it if possible

Laptop in your checked luggage? Avoid it if possible

Beginning Saturday March 25, in response to increased security concerns, laptops and other “large electronics” will be banned from ... read more

Abuja’s airport closure: Time to update medical evacuation plans

Abuja’s airport closure: Time to update medical evacuation plans

Operating in Nigeria can present more than a few challenges. Starting March 8, add the closure of Abuja’s international airport to ... read more

AHT Insurance Signs on as 2017 Risk Summit Sponsor

AHT Insurance Signs on as 2017 Risk Summit Sponsor

LEESBURG, Virginia—The Nonprofit Risk Management Center team is proud to announce that AHT Insurance has signed on as a Corporate ... read more

AHT Insurance Awarded 2017 Loudoun County Community Leadership Award

AHT Insurance Awarded 2017 Loudoun County Community Leadership Award

Leesburg, VA – February 1, 2017 - AHT Insurance is proud to announce that they have been awarded a 2017 Loudoun County Community ... read more

Abundance of Caution: Mitigating Risks Associated with US travel ban

Abundance of Caution: Mitigating Risks Associated with US travel ban

As is being widely reported in the media, implementation of the US Executive Order restricting travel from seven majority Muslim ... read more

“Virtual” kidnapping….what does that mean?

“Virtual” kidnapping….what does that mean?

Many of us have probably heard of virtual kidnapping, but how many people can really describe the risk? Recent articles in the ... read more

Revised ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2016 Safety Requirements for Packaging and Processing Machinery

Revised ANSI/PMMI B155.1-2016 Safety Requirements for Packaging and Processing Machinery

Leesburg, VA – December 1, 2016 – PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, announced the approval of its ... read more

Managing travel health risks: It’s more than vaccines

Managing travel health risks: It’s more than vaccines

Zika. Cholera. Bird flu. Malaria. Good old travelers diarrhea. There’s no shortage of illnesses facing global travelers. And then ... read more

New Istanbul Travel Warning: How to Respond?

New Istanbul Travel Warning: How to Respond?

On Saturday October 29, the US State Department revised their Travel Warning for Istanbul, Turkey reflecting the ordered departure of ... read more

Ethiopia — Challenges on Multiple Fronts

Ethiopia — Challenges on Multiple Fronts

The Ethiopian government’s imposition of a state of emergency following weeks of violent demonstrations further complicates an already ... read more

Dead (or dying) dictators: Managing Risk as Authoritarian Regimes Crumble

Dead (or dying) dictators: Managing Risk as Authoritarian Regimes Crumble

"Yes, I was dead, it's true I was dead. I resurrected as I always do,” Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe recently joked about his purported ... read more

AHT Insurance Recognized as a Top 100 Agency

AHT Insurance Recognized as a Top 100 Agency

Leesburg, VA – August 31, 2016 – AHT Insurance, a leading brokerage providing solutions to clients globally, has been recognized by ... read more

Know Before You Go: It’s More Than a Catchy Phrase

Know Before You Go: It’s More Than a Catchy Phrase

Ticket purchased. Bags packed. Laptop charged to work on the plane. Another business trip and you’re ready to go. Well, almost ... read more

AHT Insurance Recognized as One of the Largest Brokers of U.S. Business

AHT Insurance Recognized as One of the Largest Brokers of U.S. Business

Leesburg, VA (August 2, 2016) – AHT Insurance has once again been recognized on Business Insurance magazine’s list of the “100 ... read more

DOL Increases Penalties for Late 5500 Filings and SBC Violations

DOL Increases Penalties for Late 5500 Filings and SBC Violations

The DOL has issued regulations that increase the civil monetary penalties for a wide range of benefit-related violations. Recognizing ... read more

Who’s Where? Tracking travel — an essential part of duty of care

Who’s Where? Tracking travel — an essential part of duty of care

As reports of explosions and small arms fire at Istanbul airport flashed across TV news screens, countless organizational leaders asked read more

AHT Insurance Recognized as a Top Workplace by The Washington Post

AHT Insurance Recognized as a Top Workplace by The Washington Post

Leesburg, VA – July 21, 2016 – AHT Insurance, headquartered in Leesburg, VA since 1921, is pleased to announce that it has once again ... read more

China’s new NGO law: part of a growing trend

China’s new NGO law: part of a growing trend

With their April 2016 NGO law the Chinese government joined a growing list of countries enacting laws restricting the operations of ... read more

US Embassy Kabul — Security Message May 28, 2016

US Embassy Kabul — Security Message May 28, 2016

As most organizations operating in Afghanistan are probably aware, the US Embassy in Kabul recently released a security message ... read more

AHT Insurance Recognized as One of the Top Ten Insurance Brokers in the Washington, DC Metro Area

AHT Insurance Recognized as One of the Top Ten Insurance Brokers in the Washington, DC Metro Area

Leesburg, VA (May 18, 2016) – AHT Insurance has once again been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a top insurance ... read more

A kidnapping in Kenya: Duty of Care in today’s global risk environment

A kidnapping in Kenya: Duty of Care in today’s global risk environment

After his convoy was ambushed near Kenya’s sprawling Dadaab refugee camp in 2012, Steven Dennis spent four harrowing days as a hostage ... read more

AHT Insurance Expands to Open Downtown Washington, D.C. Office

AHT Insurance Expands to Open Downtown Washington, D.C. Office

Leesburg, VA – April 21, 2016 – AHT Insurance, a nationally recognized independent insurance brokerage, is pleased to announce the ... read more

Dennis Gustafson and Michael Tomasulo Honored with Power Broker Designation

Dennis Gustafson and Michael Tomasulo Honored with Power Broker Designation

Leesburg, VA – March 29, 2016 – AHT Insurance is pleased to announce that Dennis Gustafson, Principal, Senior Vice President and ... read more

Travel Agencies & Hotels: An Emerging Trend in Duty of Care Lawsuits?

Travel Agencies & Hotels: An Emerging Trend in Duty of Care Lawsuits?

According to media reports, families of UK citizens killed during a 2015 terrorist attack on a hotel in Tunisia may be preparing to ... read more

AHT Insurance Expands Manufacturing Practice in Chicago

AHT Insurance Expands Manufacturing Practice in Chicago

Leesburg, VA – March 2, 2016 – AHT Insurance, a nationally recognized independent insurance brokerage, is please to announce the ... read more

Hotel safety and security: managing risk at a home away from home

Hotel safety and security: managing risk at a home away from home

Recent high profile attacks on international hotels in Mali and Burkina Faso highlight the severe and persistent threat of terrorism ... read more

AHT Insurance Names New Principals

AHT Insurance Names New Principals

Leesburg, VA – January 19, 2016 – AHT Insurance is pleased to announce that Brandon Boynton and Ryan Murphy were recently named ... read more

AHT Insurance Names New Principals

AHT Insurance Names New Principals

Leesburg, VA – January 14, 2016 – AHT Insurance is pleased to announce that Faina Marsh, Jim Maulfair, and Jason Schilperoort were ... read more

AHT Insurance Expands Global Risks Practice with Membership in the Worldwide Broker Network

AHT Insurance Expands Global Risks Practice with Membership in the Worldwide Broker Network

Leesburg, VA – January 12, 2016 – AHT Insurance is pleased to announced its recent membership in the Worldwide Broker Network. AHT is ... read more

Saudi – Iranian tensions: Ripple effects for travelers in the region

Saudi – Iranian tensions: Ripple effects for travelers in the region

Tensions continue to escalate in the Middle East following Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shi’ite cleric. After demonstrators read more

(Not so) Happy Holidays

(Not so) Happy Holidays

It’s that time of year again -- the holiday season. Without detracting too much from the joy and excitement, it’s important to remember read more

AHT’s 27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $32,000 to Benefit Loudoun Interfaith Relief and Mobile Hope

AHT’s 27th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Raises $32,000 to Benefit Loudoun Interfaith Relief and Mobile Hope

Leesburg, VA – December 14, 2015 – AHT Insurance has proudly announced that it raised $32,000 to split between beneficiaries Loudoun ... read more

AHT Insurance Named a Best Place to Work in Insurance

AHT Insurance Named a Best Place to Work in Insurance

Leesburg, VA – November 30, 2015 – AHT Insurance is pleased to announce that Business Insurance magazine has once again named AHT as ... read more

Managing the risk: Election related violence in the developing world

Managing the risk: Election related violence in the developing world

Roads blocked with burning tires by angry crowds protesting election results in Haiti. Grenade attacks on polling places in Burundi. ... read more

Road traffic accidents: A Truly Global Risk

Road traffic accidents: A Truly Global Risk

Every year around 1.24 million people are killed in road traffic accidents. Put another way, someone is killed or seriously injured on read more

AHT Insurance Honored With ‘Best Practices Agency’ Designation

AHT Insurance Honored With ‘Best Practices Agency’ Designation

Leesburg, VA – September 25, 2015 – AHT Insurance has retained its status as a ‘Best Practices Agency’ by the Independent Insurance ... read more

May I see your passport please?

May I see your passport please?

Over the weekend of September 12 and 13 Germany, Slovakia, and the Netherlands imposed border controls in an effort to manage the ... read more

AHT Insurance Recognized as a Top Employee Benefits Broker

AHT Insurance Recognized as a Top Employee Benefits Broker

Leesburg, VA – August 31, 2015 – AHT Insurance has been recognized by the Washington Business Journal as one of the top Employee ... read more

AHT Insurance Recognized as a Top 100 Agency

AHT Insurance Recognized as a Top 100 Agency

Leesburg, VA – August 24, 2015 – AHT Insurance has been recognized by Insurance Journal as one of the “Top 100 Privately-Held ... read more

AHT Insurance Recognized as One of the Largest Brokers of U.S. Business

AHT Insurance Recognized as One of the Largest Brokers of U.S. Business

Leesburg, VA (August 18, 2015) – AHT Insurance has once again been recognized on Business Insurance magazine’s list of the “100 ... read more

A Resource is NOT a Plan

A Resource is NOT a Plan

What is your organization’s plan for responding to a medical emergency in a developing world country with a poor medical ... read more

Jonathan McClain Honored with NAPA “Young Guns” Recognition

Jonathan McClain Honored with NAPA “Young Guns” Recognition

Leesburg, VA – July 22, 2015 – AHT Insurance is pleased to announce that Jonathan McClain, Financial Services Relationship Manager, ... read more

Jim Maulfair Honored with Top Financial Advisor Recognition

Jim Maulfair Honored with Top Financial Advisor Recognition

Leesburg, VA – July 20, 2015 – AHT Insurance is pleased to announce that Jim Maulfair, National Director of Financial Services, has ... read more

The US Government’s (sort of) New Hostage Policy

The US Government’s (sort of) New Hostage Policy

Prompted by what many felt was an ineffective and disjointed official response to kidnappings in Syria, the US Government has launched ... read more

Global Terrorism: Managing an Unpredictable Risk

Global Terrorism: Managing an Unpredictable Risk

Today’s attacks in France and Tunisia are tragic reminders of the ongoing threat of global terrorism. By its very nature terrorism is ... read more

AHT Insurance Recognized as a Top Workplace by The Washington Post

AHT Insurance Recognized as a Top Workplace by The Washington Post

Leesburg, VA – June 22, 2015 – AHT Insurance, headquartered in Leesburg, VA since 1921, is pleased to announce that it has been ... read more

Establishing Tripwires: Tools for Managing Risk in “Slow Boil” Environments

Establishing Tripwires: Tools for Managing Risk in “Slow Boil” Environments

Remember the story of the frog and the boiling pot? When dropped into a pot of boiling water, the frog immediately realizes the danger ... read more

AHT Insurance Expands Employee Benefits Division

AHT Insurance Expands Employee Benefits Division

Leesburg, VA – June 1, 2015 – AHT Insurance is pleased to announce the addition of Todd Marangon as Senior Vice President in their ... read more

Duty of Care — What is it & what does it mean to my organization?

Duty of Care — What is it & what does it mean to my organization?

In recent years the concept of Duty of Care has firmly established itself in the lexicon of international risk management. But what ... read more

Nepal Earthquake Response & Natural Disaster Preparedness

Nepal Earthquake Response & Natural Disaster Preparedness

As the full extent of Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal continues to emerge, companies and organizations operating in the country should ... read more

AHT Insurance Expands to Open Bay Area Office

AHT Insurance Expands to Open Bay Area Office

Leesburg, VA (April 28, 2015) – AHT Insurance, a nationally recognized independent insurance brokerage, is pleased to announce the ... read more

Erbil Bombing: Essential Risk Management Systems for International Operations

Erbil Bombing: Essential Risk Management Systems for International Operations

Friday’s bombing in Erbil missed it’s apparent intended target -- the US Consulate in the capital of Iraq’s Kurdish region. The attack read more