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Articles from Risk & Insurance (March 1, 2005)

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A breakout year for consumer health plans? Providing consumers with good data remains a challenge for health insurers. Allen, Russ 826
Ann Deering. 158
Back to basics. Mangan, Joseph F. 637
Be careful what you wish for: consumer-driven health plans may slow the rate of health care inflation, according to proponents. But the technological billing challenges associated with these plans are so complex that they threaten to erase any pricing gains. Starner, Tom 1806
Buyer, seller lobbies far apart over bid-rigging scandal: reactions to AG's investigations like night and day. Slattery, Tom 383
Diving into a crushing occupational divide. Rousmaniere, Peter 1662
Doctors on retainer catch on: a new model driven by doctors dissatisfied with traditional managed care catches on with the few who can afford it. Not surprisingly, the model has begun to attract closer regulatory scrutiny. Allen, Russ 1991
Ex-exec: Spitzer probe splits rims brass into two camps: leadership paralyzed in face of tumult. Slattery, Tom 309
Hedge funds hog the spotlight: although hedge funds played little role in the reinsurance market five years ago, they now reportedly account for as much as half of the capital available for some specific forms of coverage, such as protection against a single storm. Crombie, Roger 1588
Joseph Mangan. 143
Man sues "Fear Factor" after getting sick--isn't that the point? Paralegal sues for $25 million after he claims the NBC show made him ill. Gurevitz, Susan 302
Moving in opposite directions. Rousmaniere, Peter 567
Slicing through the silos: about 18 months ago SBC Communications hired Paul Stephens to unite the risk management functions around the far-flung corporation, and to increase control at the managerial level. Stephens' group united investments, including pensions and savings, with all risk management, including corporate risk financing, workers' compensation, and claims. Morris, Gregory DL 1303
Small, remote siblings laugh last. Crombie, Roger 566
Supply chain threats fray fragile threads: making garments abroad slashes the price of labor, to the delight of shareholders. But the gains are sometimes easily erased with a snafu or two in the supply chain, leaving managers entangled in big headaches. Williams, John 2971
Technology directory. 22215
The high price of misconduct: financial services firms are settling record fines with regulators and this is helping to make directors and officers liability insurance very hard to find at a reasonable price. Buyers will eventually be stuck with higher rates and more restrictions. Markel, Gregory A.; Meyer, Scott 1558
Tort costs reach a record in 2003. 108
W.'s red herring. Roberts, Jack 220
Walking the plank: Bermuda leaders, looking to put their stamp on a unified nation, push for independence. Critics claim the governing Progressive Labour Party is committing political suicide. Neither voters nor big business support independence. One CEO says his firm is ready to move to Ireland should unfavorable political winds buffet his corporation. Crombie, Roger Cover Story 2008
Workers unfamiliar with health accounts. 105

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