risk management

October 16, 2023

NCCI Deconstructs Trends Around High-Cost Workers’ Comp Claims

There’s widespread interest in large claim trends for compelling reasons — they can be devastating for the injured worker and can have significant implications for carrier operations. Workplace injuries that result in large claims — e.g., exceeding $1 million in claim costs — form a small share of all lost-time claims, less than 0.5%. But they...

October 11, 2023

Insurance Innovation Necessary Amid New Digital Risks

In its latest sigma study, Swiss Re Institute finds that potential digitalization benefits across countries and throughout the insurance value chain are far from exhausted. According to the reinsurer’s “The economics of digitalization in insurance” sigma report, digitalization is a source of new growth, new risks, and new efficiencies for the insurance industry. Digital value creation has...

October 9, 2023

Electrical Preventative Maintenance (EPM) Programs Explained

It’s important for businesses to maintain their electrical systems to avoid unexpected downtime, costly repairs and potential safety hazards. That’s where Electrical Preventative Maintenance (EPM) programs come in. By proactively identifying and preventing electrical problems, businesses can minimize risks, increase efficiency and save money in the long run. This article will discuss the benefits of...

October 5, 2023

Upcoming NCCI Experience Modification Changes for 2024

The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) is making alterations to its experience modification factor for 2024. These changes are slated to go into effect on each state’s regular filing date on or after Nov. 1, 2023. This Work Comp Insights will provide an overview of the NCCI’s changes. Overview of Changes The NCCI governs...

October 4, 2023

Assessing Winter Weather Risks

Understanding their specific winter weather risks plays a vital role in helping businesses make informed decisions and take appropriate actions to protect their employees and property. Doing so also allows businesses to proactively limit potential damage and enhance their overall storm preparedness. Here are steps that businesses can take to assess their winter weather exposures:...

October 3, 2023

How Employers Can Champion Employees’ Wellbeing During Natural Disasters

As the U.S. confronts escalating natural disasters like wildfires, hurricanes and floods, the scope of employer responsibility extends beyond the confines of office walls. Regardless of where you live, people everywhere are vulnerable to experiencing the stress and anguish brought about by these disasters. As a result, employers must act as pillars of support for...

September 26, 2023

Trends In Commercial Real Estate: Amenities Drive Leasing Decisions

You might often hear people—especially investors—say, “Well, what’s trending?” or “What are the current trends showing?” Before making any kind of purchasing decision, it’s important to understand how the market is currently behaving and what the projections are for the future. As we are all aware, the commercial real estate industry got a bit rocked...

September 25, 2023

Workplace Accidents Can Be Costly

We all know that safety is essential in construction, but do you realize just how costly a job site injury can be? According to the National Safety Council, the average cost per workplace injury is $1,300. It may not seem like all that much, but the extra expense to pay for injuries has a powerfully...

September 20, 2023

From Floods to Fires, Here Are Climate Change’s Impacts on Construction Insurance

Adapting the construction industry to the reality of climate change These extreme weather-related events are having a very real impact on the industry. One issue occurs right at the start of the construction process – choosing a viable location and then, from there, what materials will be used. Keeping an eye on bodies of water...

September 19, 2023

Protecting Your Business From Power Surges

Power surges, which are sudden spikes in electrical voltage, can wreak havoc on business equipment and systems. While they may seem like minor inconveniences, power surges can have a significant impact on a business’s bottom line. This article explores the dangers of power surges, effective strategies to shield businesses from their effects and the crucial...