Whose Healthcare Reform Plan Is It?
President Obama is making a push to have healthcare reform passed in 2009. But has he done enough this fall to overcome earlier mistakes?
In the Crosshairs, Again
Americans can't seem to agree about anything on healthcare--except that insurers are to blame.
Fallout in Our Industry
We'll call him Dave. He's my closest friend, and he's fallen on hard times.
Postings From Insuranceland
Postings From Insuranceland | Risk & Insurance |
For a change, there's nothing much new and tumultuous out there, so here's a few random reflections on the eventful passing scene in what my good late friend and colleague Tom Maher used to call "Insuranceland."
The Restoration | Risk & Insurance |
Long-time industry eyewitness Tom Slattery muses over a fantastical restoration of the Greenbergs to the insurance throne.
Too Big to Fail?
Too Big to Fail? | Risk & Insurance |
The unworthy denizens of AIG--the very ones who created the credit swaps and other esoteric instruments that brought us to our knees--now, incredibly, stand to receive $165 million in bonus money.
The Financial Supermarket Falls Apart, Again
The Financial Supermarket Falls Apart, Again | Risk & Insurance |
Do not mix banking, real estate and insurance with your ladies' dresses and men's shirts, so to speak.
Tearing up Your Script
Tearing up Your Script | Risk & Insurance
You can just tear up whatever script you may have imagined a few months ago for the property/casualty insurance business in the coming year.
So What Have We Learned?
Whew! What a couple of months! I'm not one to use exclamation points, but they surely apply here, and so many question marks as well:
A Near Miss
Sometimes I feel I've spent the better part of my professional career lamenting the pathetic state of insurance industry relations with its various publics. Wait a minute, I have. And here I go again.
Mr. Fleming's Riposte
It's satisfying to know that the blood still boils or at least simmers at the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. Witness the reaction of Terry Fleming, RIMS director of external affairs, to my recent piece on contingency compensation.
A Pain in the ...
For the most part, my wife is a patient woman. I could give numerous examples of why this is so, but the simple fact that she's put up with my quirks and foibles for so many years is proof enough.