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A.M. Best’s proposed criteria changes: How might the rules of the road be changing?

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While the scope of A.M. Best's changes might appear wide-reaching and dramatic, we are not expecting extensive changes in ratings upon final implementation. Continue reading →

Work segmentation? The new .01 percent?

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Recently Walt Disney World started offering special access to visitors to avoid the crowds. For the elite traveler, cruise ships have premier packages with separate pools and lounge decks visible through glass partitions from the common deck. Airlines have stratified … Continue reading →

On resolving disputes in China

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When people ask me advice about doing business in China, one of the first things I tell them is don’t assume that the way disagreements are resolved in your country is how they’ll be resolved in China. This is especially … Continue reading →

Risky business? Managing IP and piracy threats in Latin American TMT

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Regulation and legal risks are the most pressing concerns for Latin America’s technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) businesses. In research for Willis Towers Watson’s TMT Risk Index 2016, the three greatest risks all fall within the megatrend of regulation and … Continue reading →

Preparing for seasonality, hurricane season and beyond

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More understanding of and attention to seasonality in all of its various forms can not only help grow and improve the ILS market but also make the broader (re)insurance markets more effective and efficient. Continue reading →

Your workforce is modernizing — now how about your benefit delivery process?

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Employers are now hiring multiple generations, all of which have diverse needs. The one-size-fits-all benefits of the past (or even two or three options) no longer works for these distinctly different employee groups. If you expect to keep up, how … Continue reading →

Q&A Guide to the Final FLSA Overtime Pay Exemption Regulations

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued final regulations updating the overtime pay rules that govern the so-called “white collar” exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) employees and for certain highly compensated employees (HCEs). These new rules update … Continue reading →

The Senior Managers Regime – Just a Matter of Doing the Right Thing?

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The Senior Managers’ Regime (SMR), due to come into force in March 2016, is the U.K. financial regulators’ response to widespread concern that bank executives were not held personally responsible for the huge losses of the financial crisis. Yet as … Continue reading →

How to measure workforce productivity for better business results

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The first step to unlocking the secrets of workforce productivity is measurement. Continue reading →

Dispelling the myth: Hurricane Andrew didn’t happen in an El Niño year

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In the 20 or so years that span my reinsurance career the subject of the influence of El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on Atlantic hurricanes has often come up. And the topic invariable leads to the following comment “Yes, but didn’t … Continue reading →