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Return-to-work programs: A critical next step to helping employees recover from opioid addiction

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While driving home last week, I heard radio commentary about the opioid epidemic and how it’s affecting the US workforce. I wasn’t surprised to hear about its prevalence in the construction industry. It makes sense that workers with physically demanding … Continue reading →

Allocation clauses in D&O polices: What you need to know

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If you were to ask what the expectations of a buyer of D&O (directors and officers) policy were, I suspect most would say that all costs which reasonably related to the insured persons should be covered. Yet that’s not the … Continue reading →

In light of regulatory, tax changes, will Bermuda continue to be attractive to reinsurers?

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Long-term insurers have been attracted to Bermuda for its flexible regulatory environment, which gained Solvency II equivalence in 2016, potentially lower capital requirements and operating costs. But recent and impending regulatory changes have sparked concern among U.S. life and annuity … Continue reading →

3 key considerations for HR leaders when it comes to machine learning

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If you’ve been following the news about technology trends in the workplace, you’re probably aware of how artificial intelligence (AI) will fundamentally change the way we work. As a result, you might be thinking about how it can be leveraged … Continue reading →

Four key takeaways from the 2018 HR Tech Conference

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Technology continues to revolutionize the way we access information and work. New tools are not only making HR more efficient, but also more effective. And they can significantly impact the way we hire, retain and engage employees. And they’re not … Continue reading →

The truth about workers’ compensation mega claims: Four key takeaways from our recent large loss study

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One of the most significant concerns for workers’ compensation insurance underwriters is a potential surge in claim costs stemming from the increased use of advanced medical technology. As treatments become more complex, more effective and more expensive, there is concern … Continue reading →

Serious Fraud Office victory in long arm jurisdiction case

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A lot of press attention has been directed to the recent defeat of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in the Court of Appeal in its attempt to prevent a company under investigation from relying on litigation privilege to withhold documents. … Continue reading →

5 keys to modernizing employee benefits (Part 5 in a series)

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As we’ve been discussing throughout this series, several external drivers – from the changing nature of work and the workforce to digital disruption to employee expectations for transparency – necessitate a renewed focus on Total Rewards. In Part 3 of this … Continue reading →

Make the shift toward digital enablement: Start with human capital

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I rented a car last week and interacted with a customer service agent miles away – through a kiosk. The experience got me thinking about the shift in skills needed to conduct business today. In the past, the rental company … Continue reading →

Beyond the mission statement: Increasing inclusion and diversity in the Asia Pacific region

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There’s no standard definition or one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to inclusion and diversity (I&D). Yet increasingly, companies are realizing that having a culture that’s both inclusive and diverse is no longer a “nice to have” but a key differentiator … Continue reading →