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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.


Looking to Cut Your Workers’ Comp. Medical Costs? Consider Telemedicine

Posted by Thomas F. Ryan February 24, 2017

Telemedicine enables injured employees to get the timely care needed for better outcomes.

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Related to: Workers' Compensation

Property Insurance: 5 Risks to Watch

Posted by Duncan Ellis February 21, 2017

Not limited to natural disasters, principal property exposures include cyber-attacks and active shooters.

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Related to: Property

Staying Ahead in the Property Insurance Market

Posted by Duncan Ellis February 16, 2017

Ample capacity and competition have meant declining rates for some time, but arising issues could reverse the trend.

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Related to: Property

Political Risk Insurance Outlook: Still a Buyer’s Market

Posted by Evan Freely February 15, 2017

Globally, nearly 60 insurers currently offer political risk coverage, creating significant competition and giving buyers many choices.

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How to Make It All Add Up: Quantifying Cyber Business Interruption Exposures

Posted by Tom Fuhrman February 13, 2017

Cyber business interruption exposures are notoriously difficult to quantify, but a scenario-based analysis can be a big help.

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Related to: Cyber Risk , Cyber Risk

Three Common Safety Leadership Errors to Avoid

Posted by Larry Pearlman February 09, 2017

Avoiding common pitfalls can better enable company leaders to champion safety and reinforce expectations across the organization.

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Related to: Marsh Risk Consulting

Disruptive Technology at the Forefront of Global Risks

Posted by Thomas Quigley February 06, 2017

Artificial intelligence and robotics were named emerging technologies posing the greatest potential danger, according to the Global Risks Report.

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Casualty Insurance Outlook: Good News for Buyers in 2017

Posted by Stephen Kempsey February 02, 2017

Rates for most casualty insurance lines were down or flat in the fourth quarter, but auto liability remains the most challenging line amid poor underwriting results.

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Related to: Casualty

Don’t Neglect Trade Credit Risks in a Time of Economic Uncertainty

Posted by Tim Smith February 01, 2017

In a struggling and uncertain global economy, companies should work to mitigate and transfer trade credit risks.

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Related to: Trade Credit

Tech-Savvy Pirates Bring New Threats to Shipping Industry

Posted by Stephen Harris January 31, 2017

Shipowners and operators should be aware of how pirates could use the internet of things and drone technology to their advantage.

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Related to: Marine , Cyber Risk