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Articles from Risk & Insurance (September 1, 2005)

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14th annual national worker's compensation and disability conference[R] & expo. 3898
A glimpse of success: three experts share their experience in improving their claims and benefits administration systems. Here's a hint: it was a lot of work, and retooling an enterprise claims system is never as easy as it sounds. 1505
A step in the right direction: a recent estimate indicates that the average 65-year-old couple retiring today will need more than $190,000 to cover medical expenses over the next 15 to 20 years. Employers want to offer their employees some solutions, but can't afford to pick up the tab. Health savings accounts are a good attempt to address the situation, but drawbacks remain. Allen, Russ 2075
ACE INA. 167
AIG sells Pipeline Co. to GE unit. 95
American International Group Inc. 167
An adverse reaction. Tuohy, Cyril 283
Aon Corp. 96
Aon Healthcare. 100
Appeals court bites down on dental malpractice: Fireman's Fund wins a round of legal wrangling after a court is not amused by a dentist's practical joke. Brodsky, Matthew 640
Armed with knowledge: insurance agent David Lippa rose from the most modest of beginnings in Rochester, N.Y., to become the insurance industry's "man of letters." Just call him "The Designate.". McDonald, John 1117
Barrels cocked for Hiscox: U.K. underwriter hires veterans to develop the professional indemnity marketplace among midsize and smaller companies in the United States. Yahn, Steve 737
Bermuda at risk. Crombie, Roger 586
Beware of order takers. Cox, Charles H. 608
Claims processing. 119
Claims. 134
D&O. 159
Discipline this unruly lot! Reinsurers aren't shy about talking up their "disciplined" approach to changes in the marketplace, but their latest performance leaves much to be desired. If only "adverse developments" would just go away. Vowinkel, Patricia 1254
Employment practices. 120
Explosions underscore a city's vulnerability to attack: London has its work cut out for it as multiple explosions, two weeks apart in July, reminded the world that attackers are unquestionably able to strike at the heart of crowded, built-up cities. Buck, Graham; Brodsky, Matthew 619
Firing up the paper chase: the world of insurance is built on documents, and a river of paper runs through it. After years of cost-cutting in the soft market, that flood of paper represents one of the few areas that insurers have left to cut costs. That has traditional document-handling vendors, and new entrants, looking at an old problem as a source of new profits. Fitzpatrick, Michael 1754
From booze to breakthroughs: higher-education risks still include drinking problems and mental-health issues while universities also grapple with emerging risks from research and technology. Gurevitz, Susan 3796
Hayes Plus Inc. 113
How we misjudge health risks. Rousmaniere, Peter 1398
Mapping. 120
McQueary Henry Bowles Troy. 85
Objective analysis needed. Armstrong, Lynn Letter to the Editor 230
Occupational health. 89
Opinion lacking balance. Bakker, Cornelius N., Jr. Letter to the Editor 274
Peggy Cullen has joined Aon Corp.'s environmental practice as director of syndication, the firm has announced. 113
Property/casualty. 99
Reflections on changing needs. Vance, Beaumont 619
Spoiling for a fight over TRIA: the Bush administration wants to shift the risk of terrorism losses away from the government and onto the insurance industry. That's not sitting well with carriers, but there appears to be room for compromise. Brodsky, Matthew 812
Spreading, the risk: the capital markets have acquired a healthy appetite for insurance-linked securities as a supplement to traditional reinsurance. Proponents say tightening spreads will elicit further interest in these products. Others are less sanguine. Corman, Linda 1874
Terror blitz no match for business continuity plans: Londoners give new meaning to "return-to-work" in the wake of terror attacks, thanks to detailed business-continuity planning and decades of terror drills. Buck, Graham 747
Time to re-act: since Three Mile Island, nuclear power in the United States has imploded into a Dark Ages of development. Recent legislation and strong support from the Bush administration, however, have energized the industry, along with its insurers. Slattery, Thomas J. 1641
Upcoming events. Calendar 356
W.'s memo for the fall: White House interoffice memorandum. Eyes only. Rousmaniere, Peter 534
When big storms go bad: CAT adjusters are the insurance industry's frontline against natural and man-made catastrophes. In the aftermath of Hurricane Dennis, Risk & Insurance's Matthew Brodsky traveled with adjusters from Crawford & Company. This is his account of how--and why--these can-do men and women took on a storm predicted to be as devastating as last year's Hurricane Ivan. Brodsky, Matthew Cover Story 3996
Who's next? Ratings agencies have a habit--either by design or by coincidence--of releasing ratings reviews when buyers and sellers engage in their annual prospecting rituals in Monaco. The market holds its breath to see who gets upgraded, and who takes a hit. Tuohy, Cyril 946
Willis Group Holdings. 85
Workers' comp. 90
Worth repeating. 221

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