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Underwriters are modeling storms better and businesses are revamping their business continuity plans – but memories can be short.
The explosion in Tianjin provokes a host of risk management concerns.
Accenture survey shows P&C customers want a better digital experience and more customization from insurers.
Being in China when the Tianjin explosion occurred left me pondering the insurance implications.
A 45-day superstorm floods California and dishes out economic catastrophe.
A dirty bomb detonated in Manhattan could make a ghost town of the most populous city in the U.S.
Make no mistake, the Internet of Things will present staunch challenges for the insurance industry.
A fast-moving geomagnetic storm blasts the North American power grid, leaving a large swath of the Northeastern U.S. temporarily uninhabitable.
Simply having lots of data gets us nowhere. We need a different approach.
Would you buy a plot on the sun on eBay? How the slightly ridiculous can become the completely deranged.
Drowning, drones and civil unrest are on the list of water park perils.
The only failure in improvement is choosing not to improve. Continuous improvement should always be the goal.
Doctors are achieving solid outcomes in transitioning opioid patients to medical marijuana, but lack of research and regulation on dosage still poses challenges for comp.
Defense contract job sites can be managed safely, despite hostile environments.
Political risk is on the rise in an increasingly unsteady world.
Ken Davis, the director of risk management for Nuverra Environmental Solutions, says the industry is getting better at education, but still has room to grow.
Excluding pharmacists from key pharmacy-related decisions in workers' compensation just doesn't make sense.
California payers still face exorbitant premiums and claims costs, but a drop in the rate of medical inflation is a welcome piece of good news.
Using captives for business interruption coverage is still rare but interest is growing.
Wishes for a wet winter may lead to unexpected catastrophe.
A look at the latest decisions impacting the industry.
Expanding powers of analytics are fine and good. But without the wisdom of experienced risk managers, they're not much good at all.
Efforts to limit opioid addiction are leading to heroin abuse.
Three-quarters of the risks associated with the Pan American Games were uninsured. Time for ERM at its finest.
The biopsychosocial piece of workers’ compensation and return-to-work is getting more and more attention.
To manage chronic pain and get the best possible outcomes for the payer and the injured worker, employ a holistic, start-to-finish process.
The sixth chapter in Grace Crickette’s Risk Insider series on implementing enterprise risk management.
Potential legislation in Congress would allow risk retention groups to write property. Here are the arguments for and against.
Top brokers are using mergers and acquisitions to expand reach, add expertise and deliver localized services.
Managing the steady decline in rates has become a recurrent theme of the reinsurance industry’s annual RendezVous event. R&I previews the topics that will be debated on its terraces.
An energy company drops the ball by not making the necessary accommodations for an injured employee returning from documented leave.
A tragic story provides an opportunity to reflect on the growth of workers’ comp claims services and their potential to help prevent it from happening again.
‘Text neck’ and contemporary offices are just a few risks that create new potential for workplace injuries. Presented by Travelers.
Helmsman TPA is changing the claims management game with their enhanced quality assurance process, a welcome departure from the industry standard checklist approach.
Horseplay during a worker’s break time disqualifies him from coverage for a foot injury.
Light lumber, cost controls and a soft property market are exposing owners and insurers.
Cover art, clever columns and compelling coverage on emerging risks win recognition from the American Society of Business Publication Editors.
The recent Supreme Court ruling has lifted some doubts for employers.
The proposed rules will result in more compliance issues and new legal standards for courts to interpret.
Nonprofit global brokerage network has transitioned to a for-profit corporation.
Disciplining workers who come to work stoned is an important safety measure, plain and simple.
Recalling the turnaround at The Hartford, in his own words.
In his own words: The second installment of the late Liam McGee's memoir.
The commercial insurance realm is expected to continue softening, but it is crucial that the industry maintain pricing discipline.
Modernizing operations, appealing to emerging markets and leveraging the growing need for cyber protection were among the suggestions.
Twenty five years after the ADA passed, job force participation by disabled workers is less than it was then.
The expenses related to a breach as well as the increasing number of cyber targets are troubling companies in all industries.
With workers at a high rate of danger, health care facilities must train for both communication skills and safety drills.
Opioid use is ticking down slightly, but high-priced specialty drugs, compound medications and physician dispensing are giving WC risk managers and payers all they can handle.
Some doctors are turning to marijuana when opioids fail to ease patient pain. And courts say the treatment is reasonable under workers' comp.
You can't eliminate the cyber exposure. You can bolster business continuity and recovery plans.
Employers are increasingly looking at employee engagement and its role in disability management and return to work.
Specialist insurer Beazley is the latest underwriter to attempt to combat so-called ‘social engineering’ cyber scams.
When choosing a risk mitigation strategy, one has to be mindful of the perils of unintended consequences.
With the escalation of cyber attacks affecting the health care industry, companies in the workers' comp field must become more vigilant in their efforts to safeguard data.
Asbestos liability claims have stubbornly lingered, which has been vexing for companies that didn't even realize they had inherited the exposure.
Musculoskeletal disorders account for the majority of occupational injuries, but too few resources are dedicated to preventing them.
New studies warn that some of the world's largest aquifers may soon run dry, with no hope of ever filling again.
The location of suppliers should be a key consideration in supply chain risk management.
Capacity is lining up to cover drones, but a lack of historical data and useful regulation hamper the industry.