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Choice and flexibility: the win-win approach to employee benefits

Steve Gardner, senior economist at Willis Towers Watson.

Employers are walking a tightrope when it comes to employee benefits. Increasing costs have forced many to cut back their benefits, in effect, spending more for less. At the same time, our research shows that employees are increasingly nervous about … Continue reading →

Insights from the Willis Re Flood Club: the weaknesses and strengths of flood modelling

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When industry experts gathered to consider the state of flood modelling, they discovered a disconnect between theory and reality that can leave insurers under some expensive water. So what’s next for modelling approaches? Insurers are worried about their flood exposure. … Continue reading →

How can the employee experience help organizations embrace change? (Part 2 in series)

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“You can never step into the same river; for new waters are always flowing on you. No man ever steps into the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he is not the same man.” — Heraclitus … Continue reading →

Why modernize Total Rewards? Here are 10 reasons. (Part 3 in a series)

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Employees are redefining what work means and how it is structured. Some may call this “the future of work” but we call it the present reality of business. Advancements in technology are driving a need for new skills, and changing … Continue reading →

Should banks require commercial lending customers to have cyberinsurance?

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In light of increasingly prevalent and highly publicized data breaches, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recommends that banks require commercial lending customers have cyberinsurance to supplement existing risk management programs. The FFIEC’s statement isn’t a regulatory expectation, but … Continue reading →

8 reasons why energy companies should have an Enterprise Risk Management framework

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Establishing a resilient Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) framework can be a challenging process that requires a clear action plan with specific improvement points and defined timelines. And it’s for those reasons, along with lack of resources and determination that some … Continue reading →

How to make health care a competitive advantage – 8 questions employers are asking

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This year’s Conference Board Employee Health Care Conference brought together more than 1,100 employers to share best practices and discuss how to make health care programs a competitive advantage. Here are some of the most pressing questions conference attendees asked … Continue reading →

Your workforce is changing. Have your benefits communications done the same?

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The disco era brought us many fads: leisure suits, pet rocks and his and her perms. Those are mercifully gone, but the late ‘70s also introduced the promise of a paperless society. It hasn’t happened yet (and may not in … 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 →

Reimagining 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 →