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Employee Safety: Dealing with an Aging Workforce

Aging Workforce

As employers embrace an increasingly aging workforce, it can be helpful to periodically re-examine work facilities to promote safe, efficient work performance. Guest blogger David Barry of Willis Casualty Risk Control provides some helpful tips. Continue reading →

Prudential to Quit London Because of Solvency II?

Why Prudential is reviewing its domicile in response to Solvency II regulations. Continue reading →

5 Financial Stories You May Have Missed – And a White Hot Development

1. Is SEC “Breaking the Buck” and the Money Markets? Money markets funds are funny animals. They are mutual funds, but unlike most funds they are extremely short term and invest in US Treasury bills and commercial paper.  But what makes … Continue reading →

Property Catastrophe Pricing Remains in Check: Where is the Hard Market?

Flood Missouri

Our recent Willis Insurance-Linked Securities (ILS) Update reported property catastrophe rate increases but hardly the return to a hard market that many have been predicting. Why is this so? Continue reading →

Understanding Catastrophes

Cost of Hurricane Katrina

Recent natural and man-made catastrophes are mandating that business recalibrate risk. This is because ‘worst cases’ are being exceeded all around us. Continue reading →

Power Lines: More Than Just an Eye Sore?

With third-party lawsuits over “pollutants” on the rise, real estate owners look to the insurance industry to help address the risk of electro magnetic fields Continue reading →

Hadden Case Brings Interpretation of Medicare Secondary Payer Act

Medical Reimbursement

As courts begin to weigh in on enforcement of MMSEA provisions, one major case with implications for protecting Medicare/Medicaid is last November's Hadden case. Continue reading →

Two Mega D&O Lawsuits Pending in Japan

Officials and Judges at the Tokyo District Court are likely to be working overtime in the coming weeks and months. Two of the largest claims to have been made in Japan are likely to commence at virtually the same time.  … Continue reading →

5 Financial News Stories You May Have Missed — With a Lot of Private Information

This week: Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank, JP MorganChase, Ally Bank, Wegelin & Co., Fidelity Investments, Sarbanes-Oxley, Dodd-Frank, Facebook, SEC Continue reading →

Directors Waiving Bonuses Can Still be Taxed on Them

As the battle against spiralling directors’ bonuses continues unabated in the UK, I came across this interesting and topical snippet from accountants BKL on the perils of renouncing directors’ bonuses. Continue reading →