Category Archives: Claim & Risk Control

Doors-off helicopter tours: Four things every operator should think about

Pilot standing in front of an open helicopter door while another man faces a woman who is climbing out of the helicopter

Do it for the ‘gram. That’s the world’s mantra these days: living for the Instagram photo instead of the experience itself. But now that pictures are seemingly worth a thousand likes, how far will people go to capture that double-tap-worthy … 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 →

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 →

Are new laws that will make directors of holding companies accountable for the sale of distressed subsidiaries a charter for zombies?

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I’ve written before about the extent to which English courts have been prepared to lift the corporate veil and hold a parent company responsible for the acts and defaults of another company in the same group. In the Chandler case, … Continue reading →

Can you rely too much on professional advice as a director?

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Blame the lawyers is a familiar refrain. As one myself, I recognize the accusation. There is perhaps a connection between the uncertain times in which we live and the stellar earnings reported recently by Magic Circle law firms. From sanctions … Continue reading →

Midyear update: Most dangerous risks for insurers in 2018

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In January, we wrote about 2018’s most dangerous risks for insurers, highlighting what more than 200 insurance managers cited as the top 10 risks to watch for the year. Now that we’re midway through 2018, it’s time to take a … Continue reading →

Learning about natural hazards: A recap of Willis Research Network’s spring seminar series

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This past spring, Willis Research Network (WRN) hosted a series of morning seminars that featured a number of research projects and partners. Topics ranged from severe convective storms to corporate risk profiling, and included findings from some of the WRN’s … Continue reading →

Avoid these 4 pitfalls to favorably resolve challenging environmental claims

Environmental worker in a hazmat suit putting a soil sample into a bottle

From obtaining a carrier’s consent before incurring costs, to a straightforward late claims notice, making an environmental insurance claim can be fraught with hazards. All can be avoided with early, accurate information. The most important test of environmental insurance comes … Continue reading →

There are four million U.K. companies, but how many buy D&O insurance?

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At the end of March 2018, the number of companies on the total register of U.K. companies surpassed four million for the first time ever, reaching 4,033,355. Although the number on the effective register (i.e. companies not in dissolution or … Continue reading →

Don’t miss the EEOC’s March 31 data deadline

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It may have been off everyone’s radar for awhile, but the EEO-1 report is back. And it’s due by the end of March. As reported in 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced final changes to amend the annual … Continue reading →