risk management

August 29, 2022

What are the top five risks businesses should be prepared for?

National Preparedness Month, recognized every September, serves as an annual reminder for businesses to ensure they’re ready for any kind of disruptive event. Whether it’s fires, floods, cyberattacks or inflation, companies of any size stand to lose greatly if they’re not prepared for the risks that threaten their businesses. “The reality is that businesses are...

August 22, 2022

Mitigating risk & reducing employee claims for commercial clients

According to Dun & Bradstreet, in Q2 2022, the Global Business Impact (GBI) score increased to 315, up from 297 in Q1 2022. The GBI ranks the biggest threats to business based on each risk scenario’s potential impact on companies, assigning a score to each risk. As businesses continue to acknowledge the rising risk landscape, it is...

How to manage risk around massive data growth

One of the most prominent challenges facing global businesses today surrounds the deluge of massive data growth and the risk it presents to companies as the management issues of this data take shape. This risk comes in several major forms, including the legal/regulatory exposure from investigations and litigation, ongoing cybersecurity vulnerabilities and unsustainable increased spend on its...

August 15, 2022

Could changes be coming for the workers’ comp space?

It’s been quite a couple of years for the insurance industry, with the impacts of COVID-19, inflation, and fundamental changes to the labor market taking their toll. Despite all this, however, the workers’ compensation system is booming – it remains one of the most profitable segments of the US property and casualty insurance industry. According...

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 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...