Category Archives: Insurance and Risk Management

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 →

Re-imagining the role of insurance underwriters

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Far from usurping the role of underwriters in insurance, digital innovation, automation and artificial intelligence (AI) could help free them up to focus on activities that can generate additional revenue and profits. Digital transformation continues to drive profound change within … Continue reading →

5 questions hospital board members should ask about enterprise risk management

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Risk management in health care can vary greatly across different organizations. Yet the focus on managing risk should be an integral part of all boards of directors’ ongoing discussions. So what should the directors and their senior executives be thinking … Continue reading →

5 professional liability pitfalls every contractor should look out for when taking on a Design and Build project

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Design and Build (D&B) contracting blurs the long-standing, traditional lines between designers and builders. With the continuing integration of these services comes increased professional liability (PL) risks for the design-builder — that’s not only responsible for the construction, but also … Continue reading →

Energy Market Review 2018: Energy insurers remain caught between a rock and a hard place

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As we explain in our latest Energy Market Review, 2017 was an interesting year for both the energy and (re)insurance industries, with the good news of the oil price recovery and increased activity in the upstream sector energy industry being … Continue reading →

Does public policy prevent recovery for fraud under Delaware law?

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An interesting recent Directors and Officers (D&O) decision of the Delaware Court challenges the tacit assumption that public policy necessarily prevents recovery from insurers in cases where fraud and deliberate misconduct is alleged. The case concerns an action brought by … Continue reading →

Unbundling insurance components under IFRS 17: when is a contract not a contract?

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With the countdown to the implementation of the new global insurance accounting standard – IFRS 17 – well and truly on, insurers are (or should be) trying to understand what changes they’ll need to make to comply. In getting into … Continue reading →

An insurer’s ‘duty to speak’

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Does an insurer have a duty to tell you that unless you take certain steps, you will lose rights under a policy of insurance? Depending on the facts, the answer may be yes. In the first Ted Baker Plc. and … Continue reading →

The insurance industry’s InsurTech autoimmune disorder

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The warning signs and five steps to avoid the condition In my experience, large, highly successful companies tend to do three basic things extremely well: They protect the core business, manage risk and avoid big mistakes. Over time, these capabilities … 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 →