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.

March 30, 2015Defective Product Liability: Claims and Coverage ConsiderationsIf you are a manufacturer, there are three types of product defects you need to be aware of: design defects, manufacturing defects and marketing defects. Not only can your defective product liability claims drive up your insurance premiums, but they can make it difficult for you to insure your business at all. Knowing the crippling impact of product defect issues, it is important for manufacturers to take the right steps to mitigate risk. March 23, 2015Creating & Implementing a Construction Safety PlanBeing a successful contractor involves more than being good at your craft. It also involves establishing and maintaining strong client relationships that will grow and sustain your business for years to come. Many of the best relationships you’ll build will be with property owners who require comprehensive construction safety plans. Knowing this, you should do what you can now so your business is even more attractive to these high-quality, safety-conscious clients. March 16, 2015Contingent Business Interruption vs. Business Interruption InsuranceWhile many businesses are aware of the need for Business Interruption Insurance, what they don’t realize is that it is strictly limited to a loss that occurs to their property, not one experienced by their suppliers or customers. This is why certain businesses, especially manufacturers, need to consider Contingent Business Interruption Insurance.

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 VII, Issue 1: Q1 2015In this issue, The Graham Company’s Health & Human Services Division provides insight on combating distractions to improve patient safety outcomes, importance of Cyber Liability Insurance, tips for preventing fraudulent Workers Compensation claims, and more. 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.

White Papers

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

A Property and Casualty Insurance Playbook for Property Owners in 2015As commercial property owners plan for the year ahead and consider making changes to their real estate portfolios, they are wise to have a solid understanding of the property and casualty insurance market – the current state of the market, what impacts insurability and prices, and strategies for securing desirable coverage, particularly in locations considered high-risk. Addressing Distractions in the Workplace to Improve Patient Safety OutcomesWhile nurses are performing their daily responsibilities on the job, many are personally struggling with an increasingly common condition called “Attention Deficit Trait” – a term coined to describe work-induced Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). After Ebola: Preparing for the next catastrophic pandemicIn 1986, it was AIDS. In 2002, it was SARS. In 2006, it was Swine Flu. In 2009, it was Avian Flu. In 2014, it was Ebola.