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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.


Ruling on Biometric Information Paves Way for Plaintiffs to Establish Standing

Posted by David Finz February 04, 2019

With a chance for similar rulings, businesses should assess their policies to determine whether they have sufficient coverage.

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Related to: Cyber Risk , Cyber Risk

Spotted Lanternfly: 5 Actions to Minimize Contamination Risks

Posted by Paul Baute January 18, 2019

The spotted lanternfly could pose significant risks to businesses that transport agricultural crops and other products. The detection of the pest in several East Coast states makes it important that these companies take actions to comply with state-specific enforcement efforts. 

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Related to: Agriculture , Transportation

Higher Education: Mitigating a Reduction in Foreign Students

Posted by Jean Demchak January 16, 2019

Risk managers need to be agile in seeking the right solutions to address challenges posed by a dwindling international student base.

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Related to: Education

Earthquake Resilience: Loss Prevention and Insurance Recovery Considerations

Posted by Annette Sanchez December 12, 2018

Recovering from a major earthquake can be a time consuming process that includes hidden dangers. Businesses need to look at ways to prevent further losses and at how their insurance coverage can help with their recovery and rebuilding.

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Volatile Cyber Risk Landscape Highlights Need for Insurance

Posted by Paula Miller December 07, 2018

A volatile cyber threat landscape underscores the role of cyber insurance as an essential complement to cybersecurity within an overall risk management strategy.

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Related to: Cyber Risk , Cyber Risk

Preparing for D&O Renewals in the Era of #MeToo

Posted by Sarah Downey November 19, 2018

The #MeToo movement has put the spotlight on sexual misconduct in the workplace, making it essential for organizations to have a robust directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance program.

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As SPAC Activity Heats Up, Directors and Officers Must Consider Their Personal Liability

Posted by Andrew Pendergast November 14, 2018

SPAC directors and officers must consider the potential risks they face and how to appropriately protect their personal assets in the event of a claim.

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Mitigating the Potential Risk Exposures Arising Out of the GDPR

Posted by Sarah Downey November 05, 2018

It is important to understand new requirements under these laws and how they could affect your risk profiles, and to work with your insurance advisors to regularly review D&O and cyber coverages to keep pace with the changes. 


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3 FEMA Rule Changes for Public Entities to Watch During Hurricane Recovery

Posted by Raymond Hutnik October 24, 2018

To streamline its internal procedures and direct spending to areas of real need, FEMA has shifted the burden of documentation and recordkeeping onto organizations applying for public assistance. Other changes may limit reimbursement of claims or administrative costs related to disaster response.

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Related to: Public Entity

6 Ways for Schools to Get Ready for a Pandemic

Posted by Richard Vohden October 18, 2018

In view of their central role within communities, schools should consider the following six measures.


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