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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.

Business Interruption: Looking Beyond the Physical

Posted by Duncan Ellis June 14, 2018

With risk increasingly interconnected and interdependent in today’s rapidly changing world, your resiliency depends on how well you manage disruption, no matter its source. With the right mix of traditional and advanced risk mitigation and risk transfer strategies in place, you can overcome direct and indirect business interruption more effectively and better protect critical assets and your bottom line.

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4 Ways to Prepare for Another Active Hurricane Season

Posted by Duncan Ellis May 29, 2018

Hurricanes Harvey, Maria, and Irma all had substantial effects on the US and Caribbean in 2017 and now rank among the top five costliest on record, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC). With the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration forecasting a similarly active 2018 hurricane season, businesses must take steps now to prepare.

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Storm Surge Policy Questions Swell in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

Posted by Duncan Ellis September 14, 2017

In the wake of Irma, be sure to carefully assess the damage, work closely with your insurance advisors, and review your coverage limits and how deductibles are applied.

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4 Ways to Prepare as Hurricane Season Begins

Posted by Duncan Ellis June 01, 2017

No matter what forecasters are saying about the upcoming hurricane season, it’s essential to prepare for the effects of the next storm on your people and operations.

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Make Way: Alternative Capital Could Be a Better Fit for Your Risks

Posted by Duncan Ellis April 26, 2017

Alternative capital provides more options for property insurance buyers.

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3 Ways to Prepare for Flooding Following Winter Storms

Posted by Duncan Ellis March 17, 2017

Flood risks will increase as temperatures rise, but you can take steps now to protect your people and assets

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Related to: Property , Flood Services

Property Insurance: 5 Risks to Watch

Posté par 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

Hurricane Matthew Puts Spotlight on Storm Surge and Policy Definitions

Posted by Duncan Ellis October 10, 2016

Some businesses may not have coverage for storm surge, which is often responsible for much of the damage from a hurricane or other coastal storm.

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Related to: Property , Flood Services

Protecting Your Business Before and After a Flood

Posted by Duncan Ellis July 01, 2016

West Virginia flooding serves as a reminder of how vulnerable businesses are to floods and of the value of preparation.

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Related to: Property , Flooding