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Articles from Risk & Insurance (June 1, 2004)

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'Good chemistry': one of the challenges chemical manufacturers face is convincing their insurance partners that making chemicals isn't as risky as people perceive it to be. Another is for them to maintain relationships with their brokers to help them get through tough times. Williams, John (American clergyman) 1761
A bizarre bazaar: mortgage holders demand that the problems with the home title be taken care of by a title insurance company. But the mortgage companies do not pay for, nor have any real incentive to contain the cost of insurance. Rousmaniere, Peter 970
A catalyst for reform fizzles: the recent accounting scandals at Parmalat and Royal Dutch/ Shell have done little to energize boards to protect shareholders from malfeasance. Companies in Europe continue to operate behind a toothless patchwork of "consultative documents." It will take more failures on the scale of an Enron or Worldcom for Europeans to act. Buck, Graham 1251
A muffled cheer. Rousmaniere, Peter 578
ACE USA, the U.S.-based retail operations of the ACE Group of Companies, has announced the appointment of Brian Duffy as senior vice president, ACE Select Markets. 119
ACE USA. 98
Air Products and Chemicals Inc. 187
Allenbrook (www.allenbrook.com). Advertisement 95
Ashland Inc. 168
Aspen Insurance Holdings. 145
At best, there's something distasteful about insurance brokers accepting payments from "contingency agreements" or "placement service agreements" from insurance companies for placing business with them. Roberts, Jack 246
Brokerages ready for a RMIS rumble. Tuohy, Cyril 1275
Brokers make a comeback. Fitzpatrick, Michael 1363
Bubbles of volatility. Williams, John (American clergyman) 414
Consumer health plans: panacea for health inflation: controlling costs means teaching consumers to bear a greater financial burden. Thompson, Lawrence 643
Consumer health plans: scheme to shift costs: in health care, risk-based pricing will deepen disparities in an already unequal system. Shearer, Gail 700
CSC provides claims, risk and policy management information systems and services for carriers, self-insureds, TPAs, health care providers and corporate counsel to help them control costs. Advertisement 82
Do the math: the average lifetime cost of carpal tunnel syndrome is about $30,000 for each injured worker, including medical bills and lost work time. New keyboard technologies designed to cut typing stress can be had for less than $1,000. 1275
Dramatically reducing the time and effort to process insurance is what MFX WriteNow is all about. Advertisement 85
E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Co. 224
Eastman Chemical Co. 171
Enthusiasm tempered with caution in California: at least one self-insured employer hopes premiums will drop by as much as 25 percent, but insurers are more circumspect in the wake of changes to the state's workers' comp laws. 592
ESIS Inc. 94
Fleeting thoughts on safety. Cox, Charles H. 558
Getting carded: long before Bill Clinton held up a plastic card in a State of the Union address a decade ago to illustrate the idea of universal health coverage, these types of cards had become a growing emblem of health insurance. Now they are here. Allen, Russ 1973
Goods heaven-sent: at SSM Health Care Corp.'s St. Louis headquarters, Josephine Goode Evans, a former ER nurse, is responsible for the risk management needs of a unique health care company sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Mary. Through it all, she's followed her calling of helping those in need. Green, Paula L. 1248
Many ways to skin this cat. Mangan, Joseph F. 613
Marsh Inc. 93
Monsanto Co. 194
New report: NASA employees scared: workers feel unappreciated by the agency and are still afraid to speak up about safety concerns, more than a year after the shuttle Columbia was doomed by those very problems. 300
No stopping this juggernaut. Crombie, Roger 588
P/C net income rises. 81
Piecing together a foreign puzzle: sending a top manager abroad has its drawbacks. Even getting a driver's license can quickly become a chore in a foreign country. Managers should consider the range of benefits provided to expatriates to assure the productivity, security and happiness of the employee and his or her family once in the new land, this writer points out. Mullins, Ronald 1479
Playing it safely: Liberty Mutual's Research Institute for Safety--celebrating its 50th birthday this month--has been at the forefront of the battle against occupational injuries in the United States. In the next 50 years, it will continue to flex its muscles around the world. Kerr, Michelle Cover Story 2953
Power protection. 103
PPG Industries Inc. 198
Praxair Inc. 267
Premium prices fall. 91
Risk & Insurance is a magazine for risk management executives and other buyers of commercial insurance. Advertisement 80
Risk assessment. 84
Rohm and Haas Co. 278
Scanners. 104
Stewart Smith. 109
Survey: more D&O precautions warranted: when the top executive of a company gets in hot water with regulators, it's often the lower-level manager who's responsible for mitigating the damage. Kerr, Michelle 548
The Dow Chemical Co. 224
The new frontmen: ACE Group's broadly diversified portfolio is in need of integration. The company plans to achieve this by expanding its involvement with captives and other alternative risk retention financing. Charged with this task are Bob Abramski, Roger Gillett and Bob Davis. Crombie, Roger 1200
The Sherwin-Williams Co. 208
Upcoming events. Calendar 377
Words worth billions: there's no shortage of exclusionary language and restrictive terms in the fine print of humdrum homeowners' policies. But when it comes to defining an occurrence, or two, or three, in policies designed to protect billions of dollars belonging to some of the nation's largest companies, pinpoint definitions vanish in a semantic swamp. Fitzpatrick, Michael 1315
Worth repeating. 109

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