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Disrupting the rotor wing market: Flying cars and passenger drones

The rotor wing industry has faced some serious headwinds in recent times; low oil prices, a weak economic climate, geopolitical tensions and ongoing safety concerns have all contributed a slowdown in growth. Indeed, 2016 witnessed the lowest order intake across … Continue reading →

Spotlight on a National Living Wage market

The past two years have seen a big shift in the U.K. pay landscape for low earners. Back in 2015, George Osborne, a member of the British Parliament and former chancellor, announced the introduction of the National Living Wage (NLW). … Continue reading →

Marketplace Realities 2017 Spring Update: The search for growth

All eyes on Washington (From the publication’s introduction by Joseph C. Peiser, Senior Editor and Head of Broking for North America) It’s like the two-minute warning in football, overtime in basketball, extra innings in baseball or, if you’re not a … Continue reading →

Employers focus on improving quality and access for behavioral health services

Findings from the 2017 Willis Towers Watson Behavioral Health Survey illustrates that U.S. employers are focused on improving quality and access for their benefits programs aimed at reducing anxiety, depression and substance abuse. Key findings: Most U.S. employers say behavioral … Continue reading →

Are you rewarding for performance?

In today’s competitive labor market, especially for professional and managerial roles, the term “pay for performance” appears on virtually every job posting as a catchphrase to entice self-driven individuals. An attractive job advertisement may be able to draw candidates’ attention, … Continue reading →

How can insurers find real value in their predictive models? Experiment thoughtfully with practical implementation top of mind.

There’s a lot of conversation about new modeling approaches and novel sources of data poised to revolutionize insurance. This extraordinary industry transformation actually began about a decade ago. Analytical methods such as generalized linear models (GLMs) and decision trees were … Continue reading →

Risks associated with the removal industry: “It’s personal”

The transportation industry serves thousands of organizations involved in the safe carriage of people and property via air, sea, rail or road. As was discovered in our recently published Transportation Risk Index, the industry faces no shortage of challenges from … Continue reading →

How would Alex Acosta as Secretary of Labor affect the DOL Fiduciary Rule?

On Wednesday, March 22, the U.S. Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee convened the confirmation hearing for Alexander Acosta, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor. During the hearing, Elizabeth Warren, a supporter of the Department’s Fiduciary Rule, questioned … Continue reading →

Guide to errors and omissions liability insurance for financial institutions

The concept of professional liability has expanded to include professions other than medical malpractice – like financial institution management. Continue reading →

Employee surveys: To pulse or not to pulse?

Survey technology has evolved to enable companies to design and deploy simple online surveys and receive reports quickly, and because of this, there has been growing desire to conduct pulse surveys. Continue reading →

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A Indústria de Resseguros da Nova Zelândia sente os Abalos Secundários dos Terremotos

Os neozelandeses esperam ansiosos por um feriado depois de um ano tumultuado, cheio de altos e baixos, desde a vitória dos All Blacks na Copa Mundial de Rugby até o devastador terremoto de magnitude 6.3 que abalou a cidade de Christchurch em fevereiro de 2011. Continuar lendo →

O custo para a Costa pode ser maior que o do Titanic

As apólices de seguro que os consumidores contratam para suas casas, carros, vidas e outros riscos, tais como os que eles podem enfrentar durante as férias, são estabelecidas de acordo com a probabilidade que importantes catástrofes – sejam elas causadas … Continuar lendo →

Brasil: Apesar da retração econômica, mercado de seguros tende a crescer

No momento, não há como falar em desaquecimento no setor de seguros do Brasil. Apesar da trajetória de desaleceração, o PIB (Produto Interno Bruto) cresceu no primeiro trimestre de 2012 em relação ao último trimestre de 2011 e se comparado … Continuar lendo →

Segurança do Trabalhador: Lidando com uma força de trabalho que está envelhecendo

O tumulto financeiro mundial dos últimos anos teve um enorme, e frequentemente negativo, impacto nas contas de aposentadoria dos trabalhadores. Novas tendências indicam que muitos trabalhadores sentem uma correspondente necessidade de continuar trabalhando e postergar a aposentadoria. De fato, os estudos … Continuar lendo →

Entendendo as Catástrofes

As recentes catástrofes naturais e as causadas pelo homem estão exigindo que o negócio recalibre o risco. Isto porque, em toda nossa volta, os ‘piores casos’ estão sendo superados. O terremoto do Japão tem reverberações tanto em edifícios em Tóquio como … Continuar lendo →