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Creative solutions for adverse-weather catastrophes

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The recent flooding in Louisiana, by some referred to as the Great Flood of 2016, has been described by the American Red Cross as the worst catastrophe to have hit the United States since Hurricane Sandy. Is my home safe, … Continue reading →

Peering past the hype around blockchain

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To some it sounds too good to be true: an online trading system that can’t be hacked, costs almost nothing, more or less runs itself and has potentially vast applications for transactional and data-driven business — like insurance. Continue reading →

Consolidation in the health care industry: bane or boon?

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In the past five years, there have been several thousand mergers and acquisitions of both health care providers and payors. Continue reading →

5 guidelines for open enrollment communications

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To help take the sting out of the open enrollment process (at least on the communication side), I offer these five simple guidelines. Continue reading →

Navigating cargo risks following Hanjin’s collapse

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After Korean creditors pulled the plug on Hanjin’s financing in the last days of August, ramifications are being felt throughout its supply chain. Continue reading →

The biggest claim in U.K. legal history

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It’s not often you get the chance to use a headline like that and, no, it’s not a D&O claim but it is at least a “true” class action, i.e. one in which the class (in this case all U.K. … Continue reading →

Finding your way through the emerging risks maze – Some thoughts for mutual insurers

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Technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, with no slowdown in sight. 3D printers, driverless cars and drones, mobile communications and the internet of things are revolutionising our daily lives, and at the same time bringing opportunities to mutual … Continue reading →

Mining under pressure

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Mining may be our oldest industry — it predates agriculture by tens of thousands of years — but that doesn’t mean it’s predictable. In 2016 mining companies all over the world face pressures that are testing their leaders and risk … Continue reading →

Has hurricane season peaked?

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As an ex-weather forecaster, and redoubled through my role working with the Willis Research Network, I have always been involuntarily drawn toward extreme weather. For me, the peak of hurricane season always brings both excitement and anticipation at the prospect … Continue reading →

Adjusting career-stage jobs and rewards

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Today one in five the employees in the U.S. are 55 years old or older. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics this number will rise to one in four by 2022, outpacing employment growth by 500%. This is not … Continue reading →