Risk Matters Blog

Read The Graham Company's blog regularly to find the information you need to make informed decisions about managing risk. Here you can get the facts on various insurance policies, read one of our advisor's point-of-views on a story in the news or keep up on the latest trends in the industry.

December 15, 2014Protect Your Patients: Tips to Prevent Nurse FatigueNurses are known for working long shifts, and during the holidays this can increase. Since many full-time nurses take holiday benefit time around the end of the year, facilities rely on per diem staff and any remaining nurses to fill the void, which can mean overtime and double-shifts. This increase in hours can lead to sleep deprivation, poor nutrition and fatigue. Worse yet, it can result in a decrease in patient safety. But there a few ways that facilities can prevent or lessen nurse fatigue. December 8, 2014Surety Professionals Provide Financial Benchmarking for ContractorsThere are many ways to provide market intelligence, but as surety professionals, we need to be very careful not to violate confidentialities. In the surety industry, we are privy to classified financial information, often times across competing contractors and subcontractors, which we cannot divulge. However, surety professionals can still speak in generalities about the financial state of the subcontractor pool and surety marketplace which can prove helpful to many contractors. December 1, 2014 Wellness Programs: A Check Up on The Graham CompanyEarlier this year, The Graham Company rolled out its improved wellness program to help businesses control health care costs. We partnered with BioSignia, a company that offers a comprehensive wellness, health coaching and care management solution for employers.

Claim Bytes Newsletter

From Workers Compensation issues to complex risk management claims, our experienced Claims Services Team breaks down the most important stories on a bi-annual basis.

Issue 2: FallEbola Risk Considerations for All Employers; Employee Stretching Programs – What Really Works? Plus Safety Tips to Prepare for Winter Issue 1: Winter10 Tips to Mitigate Wage and Hour Exposure; Delaware Worker's Comp Reform Bill; Motivating Employees to Stay Healthy Issue 2: SummerMaximizing Coverage and Limiting Financial Exposures; Slip-and-Fall Claims: Protecting Your Business


More than just providing bonds, our Surety professionals handle everything from a complete review of your financial history to effectively managing the relationship with your bonding company. Here, we provide best practices and timely tips on a quarterly basis.

Spring 2013: Contractors who don't embrace technology are heading for extinctionToday, the new wave of technology is mobile and it's already being used by the best construction companies. Fall 2012: Cash is King; Debt is DeadlyIn the current economic environment, contractors may struggle with cash flow. Surety support is often the lifeblood of a construction business.

Graham Advisor Newsletter

We turn words into actions; our clients share stories of what it meant to their business. Safety tips, industry news and best practices are also featured quarterly.

Volume VI, Issue 4: Q4Construction Wrap Up Insurance offers project owners control over costs, coverage terms and conditions, claims processes and loss prevention. Volume VI, Issue 3: Q3Pollution Liability Insurance is essential in managing the unique challenges brought on by redeveloping brownfields in our cities and inner-ring suburbs. Volume VI: Issue 2: Q2Employee Health & Wellness: An Action Oriented Approach to Control Healthcare Costs

White Papers

We tackle the issues that keep you up at night, in-depth insight from Graham's most experienced executives.

Contractual Risk Transfer: Two Doors of Protection – Part IIIThis is the third and final article in the series dealing with the topic of contractual risk transfer. Contractual Risk Transfer: Two Doors of Protection – Part IIIn the last issue I set the stage to talk about the importance of Contractual Risk Transfer as an essential part of an effective risk management program, specifically indemnification and Additional Insured Status. Contractual Risk Transfer: Two Doors of Protection – Part IOne of the most confusing and misunderstood concepts in insurance and risk management is contractual risk transfer.