General Industry

September 19, 2022

Gaining the upper hand in the digital age

Our new reality makes it more difficult than ever for P&C insurers to chart the buying journey of the average insurance consumer. The journey is no longer linear and mapping consumer interactions across the numerous channels now available to them (websites, mobile apps, chatbots, phone calls, agents, etc.) is an uphill battle. For insurance marketers...

August 3, 2022

Why is Summer an Increased Time for Restaurant Injuries?

For most teenagers and young adults, summertime means a break from the books and long hours of studying. However, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to kick back and relax during those long, hot days. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), between April and July 2021, the number of employed youth...

August 1, 2022

Construction Safety Professionals Struggle to Prevent Fall Hazards

Earlier this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a new initiative to conduct surprise safety inspections for fall hazards. A day later, the agency announced $32,113 in fines for a Florida construction company where a 19-year-old worker died after falling from a clubhouse roof. The fines were far from unusual, but the juxtaposition...

July 27, 2022

For an Edge on Office Leasing, Get Health Conscious

A research note out of Marcus & Millichap on the office market claims there are “bifurcated fundamentals.” Central business district (CBD) offices are seeing faster climbing vacancy rates than those in suburbs, so preliminary second quarter data suggests. What’s causing the unhealthy disparity? Concerns about health. “This is in part due to the increased emphasis...

July 26, 2022

What Are the Top Causes of Claims for Businesses?

Fire and explosion, natural catastrophes, and faulty workmanship or maintenance have been the major causes of loss by value of insurance claims over the past five years, according to a new study from Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “Insurance claims from companies have become more severe over the past five years due to factors such as...

July 25, 2022

These Three Trends Could Have Big Implications for Workers’ Compensation

Legislation surrounding the gig economy, single-payer health insurance and marijuana legalization all have the potential to impact the U.S. workers’ compensation system, according to a National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) report. Digital platforms such as Uber ushered in a modern gig economy and renewed public discourse on worker classification. Proposals in numerous states would...

July 21, 2022

Water Damage: As Disruptive as Major Fires, Explosions

Water-related events can be particularly devastating in buildings with extensive damageable interior finishes such as carpeting, drywall and furniture — all which are significantly more vulnerable to water damage than buildings without these finishes. While many companies have risk management programs that address various types of incidents and crises, most are not aware of the water damage...

July 20, 2022

New Mental Health Crisis Dialing Code Launched July 16

The 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (Lifeline) launched nationwide on July 16. Similar to dialing 911 for medical emergencies, people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis can call or text 988 and be connected immediately to trained counselors who will listen, provide support and connect them to resources if necessary. The three-digit dialing code is...

July 15, 2022

2022 Midyear Market Outlook: Cyber Insurance

The past year has seen a rapidly hardening cyber insurance market as cyberattacks have surged in both cost and frequency. This increase in attacks has, in turn, resulted in a rise in cyber insurance claims and subsequent underwriting losses. Amid these market conditions, most policyholders experienced higher cyber insurance rates at their 2022 renewals, with...

July 14, 2022

Managing Safety With Tablets and Smartphones at the Jobsite

With construction workers able to access the digital tools they need from a hand-held device that connects to the Internet, workers are more likely to use the device while moving or trying to complete multiple tasks, posing a safety risk for everyone. How we work has changed drastically over the last few years. Employees can...