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February 26, 2018

Cutting Healthcare Costs: Why Employers Should Consider Referenced-Based Pricing

Whether a small company or a large corporation, healthcare costs are one of the largest expenditures for any employer.  This will undoubtedly continue in 2018, with Mercer’s annual Survey of ...

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January 10, 2018

Contingent Business Interruption: Protecting Your Manufacturing Facility

This year, the United States witnessed firsthand the destruction severe weather events can have on homes, businesses and local economies. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration r...

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December 18, 2017

Eliminating the Risk of Harassment in the Workplace

Employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) has become an increasingly prevalent policy for organizations varying in size. These types of policies not only cover alleged sexual harassment...

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November 29, 2017

Winter Weather Risks: Preventing Workplace Injury and Managing Claims

With the winter months quickly approaching, employers across all industries must prepare for cold weather hazards resulting from freezing temperatures. According to the Bureau of Labor Statis...

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November 21, 2017

Steps to Reduce Risk Following a Natural Disaster

Over the course of a few short weeks, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma devastated major cities, rural towns and miles of coastline. According to Moody’s Analytics, total economic damages a...

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July 17, 2017

The Cost-Saving – and Safety – Benefits of BIM-Driven Prefabrication

According to JLL’s Construction Outlook, construction spending in 2016 rose 4.5 times higher than 2015 levels. Considering this sharp increase, many construction companies are looking for inn...

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June 19, 2017

Summertime Construction Site Risks

As we enter the summer months, construction across the country is ramping up. Projects are coming back into focus after the cold of winter has subsided and seasonal hiring is starting to take...

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May 19, 2017

CTE Risk Management for Youth Athletic Programs

Concussion-related health issues associated with athletics, particularly the risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) among participants in sports involving jarring collisions, have con...

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June 13, 2016

Management Liability Insurance Coverages 101

As a leader in an organization, you face more than just the pressure of succeeding in your role professionally. By taking on an executive position, you also open yourself up to personal risk ...

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May 18, 2016

Captives 101: What Types of Captive Is Right For Your Business (Part 2)

In a recent post on the Risk Matters blog, I gave an overview of captive insurance – insurance companies that are owned and controlled by insureds to insure the risks of its owners who,...

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May 02, 2016

Captives 101: What is a Captive & Is It Right for Your Business?

For a number of years, the insurance market has been favorable for insurance buyers in terms of pricing, although sharpened underwriting, reduced capacity, and coverage limitations remain cha...

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April 25, 2016

6 Steps to Prepare Your Business for 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season

According to AccuWeather, the East Coast may be in for a wet and windy couple of months ahead. Hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through Nov. 30, is a little over a month away from its...

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April 18, 2016

Checklist: Essential Disaster Recovery Plan Components

In a recent article published on PropertyCasualty360, I detailed five ways to protect your business from natural disasters. The first step was to form a disaster recovery team that is tasked ...

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November 30, 2015

Additional Insured vs. Additional Named Insured

Insurance policies don’t only cover those who purchase them. They can also cover additional individuals or businesses that the purchaser designates as being an “additional insured” or an “add...

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November 16, 2015

Use Contractual Risk Transfer to Improve Performance

Industrial distributors face a complex set of risks that if not properly managed can result in poor financial performance, or in extreme cases jeopardize the business itself. These risks are ...