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Evolving the benefit mindset: Creating an intentional subsidy strategy (Part 6 in series)

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Many companies are spending significant sums each year to provide employee benefits that may not be needed or valued by their employees. How can employers help ensure that their benefits contribute to the attraction, retention, wellbeing and engagement of employees? Continue reading →

3 types of enterprise risk management and their roles in strategy

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There are many ways for enterprise risk management to be strategic, even without the risk reward component. But if you are a CRO and want to be seen as an obvious contributor to strategy, you need to keep the four stages of strategy and the contributions that your ERM program can make in mind throughout the year. Continue reading →

Settlement deliberations are not privileged

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You sit on the board of a company which is sued for £100 million. The company’s lawyers advise that the claim is a try-on and should be resisted. Three years later, after £2 million has been spent on defense costs … Continue reading →

4 key steps to business strategy for CROs

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When we talked to 20 insurance executives about enterprise risk management and strategy, most responded to our questions with suggestions of how ERM teams could become more successful by interacting with planning and budgeting colleagues. But there’s more to strategy than planning and budgeting. Continue reading →

Start with these 3 functions when thinking about enterprise risk management

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This post is part of our “A Year in the Life of the Strategic CRO” series and is the first of three posts that will focus on the foundational elements of strategic enterprise risk management. How and which aspects of … Continue reading →

Why your employee wellbeing program needs to include a focus on financial wellbeing

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I’ve spent my entire career in benefits – first with a medical carrier, then with ancillary benefits carriers, and now by helping clients design and implement programs for their employees. While I have learned to quote deductibles, coinsurance, and explain … Continue reading →

Evolving the benefit mindset: Responding to employee expectations for choice and personalization (Part 4 in a series)

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Part 4 in an 8-part series: Evolving the Benefit Mindset In this series, experts from Willis Towers Watson identify areas of focus critical for the successful implementation of a benefits strategy in a time of increased automation, uncertainty and changing … Continue reading →

How employers can provide impactful financial wellbeing programs: Insights from the Employee Financial Wellbeing Conference

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“Why should we offer a financial wellbeing program? What’s in it for us?” For most large employers, that’s how the conversation started only a few years ago. It’s since evolved. We’re no longer talking about whether these efforts matter or … Continue reading →

How will automation, AI and other technologies change the insurance industry as we know it? Two expert opinions

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How is technology impacting the insurance industry and what do we expect to see in the years to come? To find out, we sat down Alice Underwood, Global Leader of Insurance Consulting and Technology and Dave Ovenden, Global Pricing and … Continue reading →

2019: The year regulators force insurers to account for sustainability risks on their balance sheets

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The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) has released its latest sustainability proposals (EIOPA-BoS18/483), which are wide ranging and could have significant implications for insurers’ investment strategies, risk and actuarial functions, product pricing, design and sales processes. They involve … Continue reading →