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Risk in Context

Timely posts from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business — and your bottom line.


Hurricane Prep: 3 Key Lessons from 2017 and 2018

Posted by Renata Elias June 24, 2019

With “near-normal” activity forecast for the 2019 season, businesses are planning for the potential effects of hurricanes and tropical storms in the next few months. As they do so, it's important to incorporate some key lessons from the last two years.

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Related to: Hurricanes and Storms

Mold in Operating Rooms Calls For Increased Action

Posted by John Kim June 17, 2019

Even when they follow rigorous protocols, health care organizations can suffer environmental losses that have the potential of threatening patient safety and disrupting operations.

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Related to: HealthCare

Countdown to the CCPA: Businesses Still Facing Uncertainty

Posted by Paula Miller June 05, 2019

Uncertainty is still rife about the implications of the California Consumer Privacy Act and how it will be enforced  when it takes effect on January 1, 2020.

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Related to: Cyber Risk

Data is the Key to an Improved Risk Strategy

Posted by Brian C. Elowe May 08, 2019

With data at their fingertips, risk managers have an unprecedented opportunity to better understand their company’s risks and develop decision-making frameworks for risk finance and other mitigation investments.

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Related to Property

Quantification Adds Up to Better Cyber Risk Management

Posted by Robert Parisi April 29, 2019

Cyber risk quantification can help express cyber risk in a language that is common to all business stakeholders: economics.

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Related to: Cyber Risk

How New Regulations On Bunker Fuel Will Affect Credit Insurance Capacity

Posted by Maurits Quarles van Ufford April 28, 2019

Will new bunker fuel regulations affect credit insurance capacity?  Companies that may be affected by IMO 2020 should prepare for the impact on capacity

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How Global Businesses Can Navigate Challenging Trade Winds

Posted by Ed Yauch April 26, 2019

It’s a time of great uncertainty in the global economy, with multinational businesses facing many difficult questions. Organizations, however, don’t have the luxury of taking a wait-and-see approach.

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PFAS Alarms Call on Manufacturers to Take Action

Posted by Kimberly Mann April 24, 2019

So-called forever chemicals have been ubiquitous for decades in manufacturing, consumer goods, and more. But their strong chemical makeup means that PFAS could represent a weak point in chemical companies’ risk profiles.

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Hurricane Forecast: What’s Your Weakness?

Posted by Chad Wright. April 22, 2019

With the 2019 hurricane season around the corner, organizations need to take precautions and ensure they have the right coverage in case they end up in the path of a catastrophic weather event.

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Related to: Property

Don't Let Spring Flooding Sink Your Company

Posted by Duane Paulson April 16, 2019

With above-average precipitation in the forecast, two-thirds of the lower US face elevated flood risk through May. Take steps now to prepare and manage the effects on your business.

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Related to: Flooding , Flood Services