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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.


Private Equity Firms: Closing the Disability Insurance Coverage Gap

Posted by Alex Ackermann June 14, 2021

Private equity investors often scrutinize deal risks closely, but they must also address personal risks — including securing financial protection in the event of death or disability.

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5 Steps Restaurants Can Take to Navigate Greater Attention from OSHA

Posted by Cindy Smail June 07, 2021

Workplace safety is a priority for the Biden administration — and restaurants are squarely in regulators’ sights.

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Going Public in 2021? Watch for These IPO Risks

Posted by Matthew T. McLellan June 01, 2021

The IPO market is as strong as ever, but the process of going public can be fraught with risks that directors and officers must carefully consider.

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Don’t Let Contractor Risks Knock the Wind Out of Your Project

Posted by Tracey Cole May 25, 2021

As wind energy investments continue, one wrong step in managing contractor risk can result in a multimillion-dollar loss — and affect a project’s insurability.

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Asbestos Claims Values at a 12-Year High: 3 Actions to Take Now

Posted by Kimberly Mann May 13, 2021

Organizations with asbestos exposures need to take three actions to protect against potential claims.

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Related to: Environmental Risk

As Hurricane Season Approaches, Chemical Companies Should Consider Parametric Coverage

Posted by Tom Markovic, PhD April 28, 2021

While traditional insurance will remain the backbone of most companies’ risk management strategy, interest is growing in parametric solutions.

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Related to: Chemical

Ever Given Grounding: Suez Canal Closure Highlights Marine Industry Risks

Posted by Stephen Harris on April 07, 2021

The recent grounding and subsequent re-floating of the mega-ship Ever Given in the Suez Canal highlighted the fragility of global supply chains. This event snarled global marine traffic at a time when supply chains are still recovering from disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Relate to: Marine

Dole Ruling Clarifies D&O Policy Provisions and Delaware Public Policy

Posted by Matthew T. McLellan April 01, 2021

A recent ruling provides clarity that Delaware law will likely apply in cases involving companies incorporated there — and may be relied upon by policyholders in future coverage disputes.

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Will 2021 Be The Year Mutuals Disrupt the Renewable Energy Marketplace?

Posted by Michael Kolodner February 25, 2021

Mutual insurers, already a popular choice among established thermal power generators, are now investing in expanded renewable energy offerings. 

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Related to: Energy

4 Questions Boards and C-Suites Need to Answer to Build More Resilient Organizations in 2021

Posted by Reid Sawyer February 24, 2021

To achieve resilience in the face of increasingly complex risks, C-suite executives and boards of directors should ask four critical questions.