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Articles from Risk & Insurance (October 1, 2005)

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A prescription for health-care anxiety: the costs of health care are closing in on most American businesses. The one bright spot in health benefits, however, has been prescription drug plans. But with the present success of PBMs come doubts and fears about their future. Allen, Russ 1745
Big Iron's back: after flirting with newer, distributed technology systems, insurers are taking a fresh look at the ones they originally brought to the dance. They're seeing new promise, and serious savings, in an old familiar technology--their mainframes. Fitzpatrick, Michael 1985
Captive to conflicting interests: many times, captive board members have lots of expertise in their own industry, but little knowledge of insurance. Captive managers usually provide the insurance expertise. But captives can get a truly unbiased perspective by adding an independent director to the board who knows the ins and outs of the insurance business. Vowinkel, Patricia 1216
Cleaning up after your computer: toxics from electronic scrap are emerging in streams and are bobbing on companies' risk horizons. One step ahead of Congress, brokers and underwriters say they are addressing this growing but fractured market. Morris, Gregory D.L. 2345
Compliance. 104
Court rules on WCF ownership. 134
Decoding the risk multiple: whether it's a happy event such as the birth of quadruplets to an employee or the kind of unhappy incident that inflicts multiple injuries--perhaps a hotel fire at a conference or a shuttle-bus accident involving several employees--managing exposure to multiple medical claims is a rising concern. Fallahi, Michelle 1444
Diary of a CAT man: our associate editor travels to the Gulf Coast just days after Hurricane Katrina hit to survey the damage and discovers the real meaning of the word "adjustment.". Brodsky, Matthew Cover Story 1982
Errors & omissions. 133
FAIR Act. 152
Floating on a raft of ambiguity: the Cayman Islands drift offshore, unsure of whether they want to follow the fecund currents of capital or set course for land and the relative safety of the state. Tuohy, Cyril 1449
Greene-Hazel & Associates. 122
Hurricanes: a hot topic getting hotter: recent reports about warming oceans and horrific hurricanes may have risk execs considering a move inland, and carriers adding more policy exclusions. Brodsky, Matthew 655
Industry risk report: waste management. 1222
It's decision time. Roberts, Jack 289
Late payment penalties. 90
Liability. 126
McQueary Henry Bowles Troy L.L.P. 249
Messing with models: executives from a disaster-modeling firm travel to the Gulf Coast looking for clues to fine-tune their computer models. Brodsky, Matthew Cover Story 1266
Never be predictable in Colombia. Cox, Charles H. 552
One bad Kat: business owners and adjusters begin the painstaking, often frustrating process of assessing the damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina. A massive piece of the real losses, however--the wholesale shredding of the social fabric--may never be truly recovered. Brodsky, Matthew Cover Story 1895
Programming for success: Robert Petrie couldn't figure out his major in college. A semester off from school and a volunteering gig later, Petrie discovered his focus in life--and programmed his way to a career in risk management and the position of CEO of a major software provider. Morris, Barbara A. 1259
Property/casualty. 224
Read all about it: big easy paper beats Zurich on matters of intent: narrowly interpreted, a recent federal appeals court case could be seen as a disagreement over excess fidelity insurance. More broadly, it could also be celebrated as a victory of aggrieved insureds over powerful insurers. Brodsky, Matthew 529
Reinsurers' combined ratio up. 102
Spinning modeling tourbillions. Crombie, Roger 570
Still in the lead: Bermuda, the global leader when it comes to hosting captive insurance companies, held its first annual captive conference in September. The hope is that the meeting will boost interest in the island, which has seen its share of the captive insurance marketplace decline over the past 15 years as the island has become more expensive and as other jurisdictions have caught up. Crombie, Roger 1139
Technology directory. Directory 16426
Tighter terms, higher prices to drown buyers: property/casualty renewals up by at least 25 percent on Gulf Coast. Tuohy, Cyril 641
Time to adjust: claims adjusters find it's heavy slogging as they try to reach clients left stranded by Hurricane Katrina. Brodsky, Matthew Cover Story 1094
Top 10 risk managers' mistakes: a consulting firm releases its list of the greatest risk management miscues, leaving risk execs wondering: how many checkmarks do I get? McDonald, John 405
Upcoming events. Calendar 425
What Katrina tells us about TRIA. Rousmaniere, Peter 580
Willis Group Holdings. 149
Workers' comp. 85
Worth repeating. 157

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