Blogger Archives: Willis Towers Watson

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Insurance Tips for the Holidays

Whether you are enjoying the winter season at home with family and friends or vacationing abroad, it is important to consider the inherent risks around the holiday season. Many of us get caught up in the holiday spirit and do … Continue reading →

Political Risk: No Man is an Island

No Man Is An Island

One of the interesting if unexpected consequences of the global economic crisis is the effect it has had on the English language.  The expression ‘contagion risk’, once the preserve of the medical industry, is now frequently used when discussing the … Continue reading →

How to Keep Cyber Incidents From Ruining Your Holiday Season

Cyber Holiday

The loss of even a single day’s business to a cyber-incident can be costly enough, but if it occurs during the holiday season—when you might expect to take in  70% of your annual revenue—it can be ruinous. So as we … Continue reading →

Kids Away At College? Auto Insurance Discount is One Way to Save Money

Auto Insurance for Graduates

We all knew the day would come when your beautiful newborn baby would eventually turn into an invincible teenager eager to get her license, and you dreaded it. We also knew that one day that teenager would eventually make her … Continue reading →

Our Scariest Captive Insurance Risk – The Nightmare You Won’t Wake up From: Solvency II Pillar III

Scariest Risks

Halloween is the time when monsters emerge and nightmares become reality—and a first glance at the Solvency II Pillar III Quarterly and Annual templates will certainly quicken the heartbeat and bring on the night shivers! Continue reading →

Our Scariest Brazilian Risk – Cargo Transport in Brazil: A White-Knuckle Ride

Scariest Risks

The statistics in the Brazilian cargo transport market are really scary. Many companies need to transport products within Brazil, whether import or export, but the risks are high for vehicles on Brazil’s roads, increasing the insurance and the goods carried … Continue reading →

Mobile Microinsurance Sales Increasing in Popularity in Brazil

Insurance Sale by Cell Phone Becomes Popular in Brazil

After a successful pilot, by the end of 2012 more carriers will be selling microinsurance via SMS. What products are available, and how did this trend emerge? Continue reading →

One Year Later, Thai Floods Still Teach us Supply-Chain Lessons

Helicopter survey of flooding in suburban Greater Bangkok during the 2011 Thai Floods

At an estimated US$ 15 billion of insurable losses, the 2011 Thai floods are likely to rank as one of the most costly natural catastrophes. Unlike other nat cat events, a significant portion of these insurance claims are related to losses suffered far from Thailand, by companies that outsourced their supply chains to this low-cost manufacturing centre. Continue reading →

Behind the Non-Life Cat Bond Transaction of the Year

The Golden State Re deal comprised a number of creative features that were firsts for not only WCMA, but the insurance-linked securities market. Guest blogger Adam Beatty of our WCMA division explains what was new about it. Continue reading →

Construction Project Insurance: Owner’s Professional Liability Exposures and Solutions

Michael Brodzinski has been following the new trend of owners seeking project insurance in his role of Willis' professional liability expert for contractors, owners, and design firms. In this post he discusses construction-related professional liability insurance. Continue reading →