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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.


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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Florence and/or Michael? Managing Multiple Storm Claims

Posted by Robert W. O’Brien October 11, 2018

Calculating losses and recovering from multiple storms can be complex, making close collaboration with insurers and risk advisors essential as companies seek to get back on their feet.

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Related to: Claims

Long Live the New and Improved CRO

Posted by Alex deLaricheliere October 10, 2018

Financial institutions that have not yet bolstered their CRO role should consider reviewing their current risk infrastructure, ensuring that it is responding to all their business activities, and taking action to improve it as risks emerge and evolve. 

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Brexit: 3 Challenges for US Insurers and Multinational Companies

Posted by Praveen Sharma October 03, 2018

With less than six months until the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on March 29, there is still uncertainty surrounding the terms of the separation and the impact it will undoubtedly have on the UK, the EU, and the insurance industry — particularly, insurers and multinational companies.

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Readmission Penalties: How Hospitals Can Manage Their Financial Risk

Posted by Dan Phillips October 02, 2018

Historically, withheld reimbursements have represented lost revenue for hospitals, making it vital that they protect that revenue through a two-pronged approach: curbing readmission rates through clinical practices and considering innovative insurance solutions.

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Related to: Financial Risk , HealthCare