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Most dangerous risks 2012: an interconnected global economy threatens to overwhelm risk management. Cover story Apr 1, 2012 1082
Typhoons: barreling straight for Taiwan? What would happen if a typhoon shot through the Taiwan Strait, where a concentration of semiconductor suppliers creates a supply chain "pinch point.". Apr 1, 2012 1642
Agroterrorism: the food supply chain apocalypse: it's the low-tech threat that could have devastating food supply chain consequences. Apr 1, 2012 1729
A multipronged talent shines: IMA Financial Group Inc.'s Rob Cohen has leadership skills and has the growth numbers to prove it. Apr 1, 2012 1515
Enterprise risk management: a luxury we cannot afford: the risk management function can be transferred to capable service providers in lean times. Apr 1, 2012 415
Brown & Brown breaks through the $1 billion mark in 2011: revenue for regional broker triples in 10 years. Rate firming in 2012 dependent on line and location. Mar 1, 2012 426
Tales of an aviation risk manager: Chris Thorn flies up the ranks at Southwest Airlines and pilots a last-minute change of course in the airline's insurance program in the wake of the AirTran merger. Cover story Mar 1, 2012 1998
Sifting through models and motives: workers' compensation carriers are placing more faith in predictive modeling and the competition is keen to deliver the best tool. Mar 1, 2012 1540
It's a bad time to form a captive: soft pricing, currency manipulations and other economic stimulus measures make this a bad time to form a captive. Mar 1, 2012 451
Across the generations: agency owners have their work cut out for them in bridging gaps between generations, according to a new survey. Feb 1, 2012 1605
The beating of six-cylinder hearts: from old tractors to the latest SUV, automotive insurance brokers have a passion for the automobile and its mechanized cousins. Feb 1, 2012 1565
Let's do away with the commission structure: a fee-based system gives risk managers more control over their programs. Feb 1, 2012 449
Running hot and cold: after the Japan meltdown, political pressures intensify in some countries to abandon nukes. Utilities face shutdown risks even as underwriting remains profitable for insurers. Dec 1, 2011 1809
Pushing the market forward: what will the next quarter century look like in workers' compensation? Dec 1, 2011 1725
2012: Another challenging year for risk managers: from workplace risks to global finance, 2012 is going to be another tough year for risk managers. Dec 1, 2011 454
Insurers assessing air show tragedy: the Reno air race losses could shatter the event's insurance limits and possibly result in its cancellation. Reprint Nov 1, 2011 407
Liability, claims issues surfacing: a wholesale brokerage points out where the risks in hydrofracking may really lie. Reprint Nov 1, 2011 465
Trust the worker and the worker will teach you: Honda Manufacturing of Indiana takes home the first PreVent Award in recognition of its stellar safety and injury-prevention efforts. Cover story Nov 1, 2011 1701
Insuring public-private construction: insurers value the track record of European-based highway builders and operators, and are welcoming this business. Nov 1, 2011 1367
Workers' comp: 100 years of efficient protection: for the millions of workers, the employer-funded insurance program has offered them a basic level of security. Nov 1, 2011 434
Colleges facing a double exposure? Institutions that trim their academic programs face the risk of angry litigious parents and alienated professors. Reprint Oct 15, 2011 360
Rates are adequate: carriers are right to take a go-slow approach to underwriting the risk from hydraulic fracturing. Oct 15, 2011 484
Progressive investigators March forth: this new wave of claims management and return-to-work specialists are compassionate investigators, seeking to fix systems and processes, and not to assign blame. Oct 1, 2011 1383
Data breach risks are overblown: the fact that not that many businesses are buying cyber liability protection shows how over-hyped the risk is. Oct 1, 2011 448
Goodman swings, holiday sings: a legendary jazz collection could end up having much more value once copyright laws are satisfied and the recordings can gain wider release. Reprint Sep 15, 2011 517
Tipped off by the importance of foresight: software designed to help colleges and other institutions identify troubled students or employees before they act is often a matter of life and death. Sep 15, 2011 662
Innovation: think big, take risks, be bold: only by bold action and innovation can carriers provide true coverage for risks in a rapidly changing world. Sep 15, 2011 437
Banking on synchronicity: as a brokerage owned by a bank, Wells Fargo Insurance Services has in its nature an appreciation for shared resources. Reprint Sep 1, 2011 452
The mind-body connection: psychology and the attitude of workers toward pain and their employment in general remain the great untested waters in workers' compensation. Sep 1, 2011 1471
Overcoming the excess-lines tax conundrum: the Nonadmitted Reinsurance Reform Act could simplify the payment of excess lines premium taxes. Reprint Jul 1, 2011 482
The dawn of supply chain insurance: Japan's quake and tsunami are casting more scrutiny on supply chain exposures than ever. Cover story Jul 1, 2011 2855
Hobgoblins of risk: with banks hobbling around on one foot, insurers are taking far smaller pieces of each financial institution's risk. Company overview Jul 1, 2011 2251
Insurance is increasingly global: master insurance policies are preferred because risk managers should be nothing, if not control freaks. Jun 1, 2011 467
Cost shifting moves into higher gear: the relentless rise in healthcare costs forces employers to shift more accountability to employees. Reprint May 1, 2011 307
Baby boomers and key turners: an aging generation of brokerage owners needs to time its acquisition right in this soft market. Reprint May 1, 2011 331
Whistling at work: Dodd-Frank's whistleblower provisions have created lots of activity and unease in the financial D&O insurance sector. Reprint May 1, 2011 565
Solar weather: storms from our volatile sun: coronal mass ejections are due to become more frequent. The consequences could be colossal and expensive. May 1, 2011 1496
Pervasive nanotechnology: the tiniest risk: it's seemingly everywhere and its impact might not be known for decades. May 1, 2011 1365
In the public eye: public risk management corruption cases grab their share of headlines. Is that because public sector risk managers are more corrupt or is it because they are exposed to more transparency? May 1, 2011 2680
Risk managers need to think outside of the box: think inside-the-box thinking is relevant? Think again, because the brutal truth is that there is no box. May 1, 2011 405
The pharmacy hit: pharmacy employees are the ones filing workers' comp claims as widening narcotics addiction makes pharmacies the target of robberies. Reprint Apr 1, 2011 585
Anchors away: do you know who the 10 percent most committed employees at your company are right now? You'd better, because for top talent, employers need to make a case for why their best should stay in the harbor and not lift anchor. Apr 1, 2011 1400
Not so fast with coverage for business interruption: even dirt cheap, why buy something when the value can't properly be ascertained? Apr 1, 2011 425
The game is on: in their dealings with one another, and with their offshore rivals, domestic captives are not giving in to the competition. Mar 1, 2011 1515
Screening with meaning: sophisticated urine analysis of employees on workers' comp could become a bulwark in the fight to control the epidemic use and abuse of narcotics. Mar 1, 2011 1248
Baby boomers and key turners: some brokers were opening up their pockets as the economy showed signs of improvement. Feb 1, 2011 400
Brokers take the circuitous route: insurance brokering attracts a lot of talent, and some of it comes from very far afield. Cover story Feb 1, 2011 2342
Recruitment: playing the game: chasing talent is vital to any enterprise, but with unemployment high and brokerage commissions not what they were, who can afford it? Feb 1, 2011 1390
Grow up and move on: the time comes when you have to learn to say goodbye, or risk retarding your own growth. Feb 1, 2011 451
Contingent commissions: a needle mover or a drag? Have contingent and other special commission arrangements moved the earnings needle, or are they fated to be marginalized? Reprint Dec 1, 2010 1202
Caught in a painful state: regardless of how reform works in Texas, narcotic use among injured workers there and nationally is exploding. Dec 1, 2010 1949
2011: a wish list: prayers for more respect for risk management and a culture of transparency. Dec 1, 2010 438
The encryption conniption: the loss of medical data is posing more than just one risk. Nov 1, 2010 503
Heal thyself: the Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority took a lancet to its own workers' comp and disability program, decided on a self-insurance solution and watched itself heal. Nov 1, 2010 1533
The test of time? Reforms enacted in California in 2004 worked, there's no question. But there are forces that would undermine them and constant vigilance is required. Nov 1, 2010 2091
Safety/return to work programs: a boon to profit: it's easy for corporations to justify the implementation of safety and return-to-work programs. Just do the math. Nov 1, 2010 433
N.J. governor wants truth about "true-up": how did the arrangement between Willis and the Graham Co. come about? Reprint Oct 15, 2010 594
The Tallahassee shuffle: legislation that would have curbed physician dispensation of workers' comp pharmaceuticals was shot down in May, but the private sector in Florida isn't waiting on a government fix. Oct 15, 2010 1978
The wind at their backs: offshore farms, while more efficient than their onshore cousins, remain more difficult to insure even as wind energy technology is on a sharp learning curve. Carriers are taking notice. Oct 15, 2010 1613
A certain something: not too many women from Augusta, Ga., wind up in the Performance Management Directorate at Lloyd's of London. Oct 15, 2010 1694
Solar storms are real risk: a weakened power grid, higher demand and powerful space waves make for a scary mix. Oct 15, 2010 404
The hedge master: Willis' Partho Ghosh creates a triple-trigger index-based solution for an energy client. Sep 15, 2010 610
A captive genius: Karin Landry's captive insurance solutions are both patented and productive. Sep 15, 2010 758
Innovation: industry serves customers first, then itself: Podcasts, white papers, blogs, conferences, webinars--you task carriers and brokers do this for their pleasure? Sep 15, 2010 412
Always be talking: risk managers reveal what's really important, and how to extract what they need to execute their jobs. Sep 1, 2010 1545
Wind turbines are a good bet: wind technology has come a long way anal is now ready to be taken seriously by the insurance markets. Sep 1, 2010 461
The day the musical instruments died: insured or not, some instruments can never be replaced. Jul 1, 2010 640
Soft markets: may they last: this soft market has resulted in a more engaged, creative insurance transaction at a lower price. For buyers, that is a good thing. Jul 1, 2010 379
A Sierra divide: two bills in the California legislature targeting snowboarders and skiers could increase ski resorts' liability. May 1, 2010 617
A 60/40/20 history: the RIMS organization hits 60 but its trade show hits 40. The last time the show was held in Boston was 20 years ago. May 1, 2010 1443
Doing away with 'dingers': the old-fashioned way of looking at athletic brain injuries just isn't going to cut it anymore. May 1, 2010 1610
Tipping the oceanic scales: the global aquaculture industry will continue to expand, but so will its environmental and financial risks. Apr 1, 2010 1341
An eye on brokerage M&A in 2010: KBW analysts:the bulk of the year's M&A activity should come in the latter part of the year. Mar 1, 2010 1087
Plenty to talk about: CICA's annual captives confab is expected to be abuzz with talk of healthcare risk management, chock full of updates on the latest federal and state regulatory developments, and delve deep into the adequacy of financial ratings agencies. Mar 1, 2010 1223
Quicker, faster, stronger: we all know that insurance brokering executives are competitors in their very nature. We just didn't know how competitive. Feb 1, 2010 2546
Risk accused: honored public risk manager faces accusations. Dec 1, 2009 458
The paper hangers: risk managers like to think their attorney is their best friend in an insurance recovery case, but conflicts of interest abound as large firms in particular can find themselves representing both the interests of plaintiffs and defendants. Dec 1, 2009 1968
Capacity melts by as much as 66 percent in the face of wildfires: California's 2007 wildfire losses have sent utilities scrambling to pay for vastly more expensive liability cover but taxpayers object to rate hikes to cover the increases. Nov 1, 2009 1055
Right in the teeth: Aon Benfield tracks the impact of the global financial storms. Oct 15, 2009 1112
Catching up with supply: thanks to coverage cutbacks and increasing retentions on the part of insureds, there looks to be plenty of capacity in both offshore and onshore energy markets as we head into 2010. Oct 15, 2009 2021
State fund or slush fund? California's governor and legislature reach out for a $1 billion piece of the state fund. Oct 1, 2009 1320
Biding their time: excess carriers are playing a waiting game, watching the seas for admitted carriers to pull back from coming pain. Oct 1, 2009 1480
The fat fighters: wellness and weight-loss programs can work, but kicking the calorie habit may be tougher than cigarettes. Oct 1, 2009 1681
The two sides to web detection: monitoring online postings for signs of troubled students or faculty makes sense, but case law is unclear about where duty ends and liability begins. Sep 15, 2009 919
Narrowing the spectrum: PRIZM product allows middle-market clients to pass on seeking coverage from multiple carriers for different lines. Sep 15, 2009 699
A greening day: ACE's Bill Hazelton gives his team enough green space with which to innovate. Sep 15, 2009 612
Hitting a home run in a great American pastime: building relationships: risk manager doubles builder's risk coverage limit at a 35 percent discount. Sep 15, 2009 741
Raising the cross: a Nebraska insurance restoration company goes to great lengths to restore a rural landmark. Sep 15, 2009 665
Exploring the issues of tissues: broker Mark Ware reminds us all that sometimes doing the basics, but doing them very well, is plenty innovative. Sep 15, 2009 615
Scale: a boon to innovation: the larger the scale, the more latitude and the greater the chance for innovation. Sep 15, 2009 674
Blues 'Brothers' in the Crosshairs: Pa, regulators look into possible anti-competitive practices among Blue Cross health carriers engaged in legal slugfest. Sep 1, 2009 851
The new load factors: thieves are better at targeting specific freight loads and pressure to close public rest stops may just play in their favor. Sep 1, 2009 2255
Hiscox doubles down: the Bermuda-based specialty insurer is placing a sizable bet on the U.S. middle market. Sep 1, 2009 1636
Waiting in the shadows: companies with good risks can nail down their current D&O price and capacity with a backup carrier in a year-long option if they fear their primary carrier has shaky credit. Aug 1, 2009 1326
Hitting the bull's eye: the program administration business is thriving and, yes, very competitive for administrators and carriers. Aug 1, 2009 1587
Triggering concerns: two years after the Virginia Tech rampage, legislatures are warming to the idea of allowing concealed weapons on campus. Risk managers are leery about just how safe such laws would make their schools. Aug 1, 2009 2266
Office of National Insurance: just window dressing: a federal insurance office is just the latest Wall Street Pennsylvania Avenue dance. Aug 1, 2009 667
Binge drinking measures: the University of Kansas acts swiftly after two deaths. Jul 1, 2009 553
Domestic terror map shifting: Aon's 2009 Terrorism Threat Map also shows a more settled outlook for North America, Europe and Australia. Jul 1, 2009 439
Drug costs keep on rising: yet more data has been released on the use of prescription medications in the workers' compensation field and the results are not encouraging. Jun 1, 2009 542

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