Risk Management

May 17, 2024

Is Your Pool Ready for a Workers’ Compensation Catastrophe?

Catastrophic work injuries occur every day to many employers of all sizes and occupations. Regardless of the size or type of membership served, every pool faces this exposure. These life-changing claims are complex, individualistic, and require much higher standards of coordination and communication. Not having a plan in place to respond to a catastrophic injury...

May 8, 2024

Intellectual Property Risks Expanding with AI Usage, Cyber Threats

Intellectual property (IP) assets are one of the greatest sources of value creation in the corporate world, yet they are increasingly vulnerable to cyber risk and lack the same level of insurance protection as tangible physical assets, according to a report by Aon. Information assets—such as customer records, employee records, financial reports, analytical data, source...

May 1, 2024

2024 Saw the Highest Q1 Ransomware Activity on Record

The first quarter of 2024 was the most active Q1 ever recorded on ransomware leak sites, a new study from Corvus found, with 1,075 victims reported. Though this is down from a peak of 1,278 victims in Q3 2023, it is a 21% increase from Q1 2023. The industries that are most frequently targeted by ransomware groups has remained pretty...

April 25, 2024

Email Is Where Most Cyber Insurance Claims Originate

This past year saw cyber insurance claims frequency up 13% year-on-year and claims severity increased 10%, according to Coalition’s 2024 Cyber Claims Report. Funds transfer frauds (FTF) and business email compromises each accounted for 28% of cyber insurance claims in 2023, according to Coalition, Inc. Ransomware accounted for 19% of claims, while other events such as...

April 18, 2024

5 Cyberthreats to Watch in 2024

Cybersecurity is paramount to preserving the financial integrity and consumer trust of insurance companies and the businesses and personal finances of policyholders. The 2024 Cybersecurity Benchmarking Survey by ACA Aponix and the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) asked compliance professionals what they perceive to be the top threats this year and found email phishing...

April 9, 2024

3 Ways to Improve Cyber Hygiene

Cybercriminals may target insurers because the company files contain sensitive policyholder information and they believe insurance companies have deep pockets to extort. Most insurers and insured business owners understand the gravity of falling victim to a cyberattack but may not prioritize good cyber hygiene in everyday practices, which could have devastating consequences. Cyber hygiene protects the...

April 6, 2024

Prescribing Care: How Risk Management Can Support Health Care Workers

Stressed out, overworked, understaffed, burnt out: It almost reads like a prescription side-effects list. But for a good portion of health care workers, these labels are more than that. They’re the lived experience of physicians, nurses and staff who hold lives in their hands every day. Health care workers’ wellbeing cannot be ignored. “We are...

April 2, 2024

Don’t Overlook These Small Business Risks

Half of small businesses have had at least one workplace injury in the last five years, says a recent survey on small business safety from Pie Insurance. The survey consisted of over 1,000 small business owners (of companies with 1-500 employees), and nearly one-third of these owners said that they wished they had known to put a higher...

March 26, 2024

Is 2024 a Major Turning Point for Risk?

Is the current year a major turning point for risk? If trends such as important elections, economic uncertainty, and an uptick in violent conflicts are to be believed, then we may be at the cusp of unprecedented instability. In its 2024 geopolitical risk report titled “2024: a turning point?”, global insurer Howden outlines a complex and volatile risk...

March 21, 2024

Regulator Urged to Promote New Code for Cyber Governance

A recent survey conducted by Airmic revealed that a substantial majority (89%) believe that entities like the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) should champion the adoption of a newly proposed voluntary cyber governance code. The insight came from Airmic’s contribution to a consultation initiated by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) on its draft...