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Risk & Insurance® covers the people, stories and risks that embody the essential functions of risk management and commercial insurance. We strive to identify emerging risks and mitigation strategies, while covering the fascinating people who drive the industry forward.

If there’s one lesson to take away from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that nothing will ever be the same again.  

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Aon’s third quarter Global Catastrophe Recap, published in October 2022, focused on three significant global threats: Hurricane Ian, historic dro

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On November 20, the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), which took place in the Egyptian coastal city of Sharm el-Sheikh, concluded with a historic decision to establish a loss-and-damage fund to help vulnerable countries pay the lo

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The CPCU Society’s captivating annual event In2Risk 2022 drew attendees representing 500 companies from Bermuda, Ghana, Guam, Hong Kong, Kuwait, India, Japan and the United States — including 237 new CPCU designation holders pr

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This fall, Risk & Insurance caught up with Andreas Berger, the CEO of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. What follows is a transcript of that discussion, edited for length and clarity.

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PART ONE: A CYBER STRIKE PrismTech is a paint manufacturing and blending business with a national footprint. They serve multiple industries, including producing paints for motorcycle manufacturers and retail home improvement stores.

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In October, Risk & Insurance® caught up with Sharon Wolfe, the co-founder of RWH Myers, to discuss some of the commercial insurance claims dynamics in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. What follows is a transcript of that discussion, edited for length and clarity.

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The United States is facing a shortage of doctors, and this shortage is especially acute in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

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The opioid epidemic that has gripped the U.S. for the past two decades has worsened over the previous 12 months, and drugs manufacturers and distributors are being hit with a wave of lawsuits.

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Insurance Thought Leadership

Insurance Thought Leadership is a global network of thought leaders and decision makers transforming the insurance and risk management marketplace through knowledge sharing, big ideas, innovative technology, and real-life applications.

Following many decades where globalization ruled, corporations will be reversing their globalization efforts for at least the next decade and likely far longer. 

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EVs bring to light some potentially interesting implications on auto insurance. They could represent a prime use case for a new type of embedded usage-based insurance policy.

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Insurtech 2.0 recognizes the innovators who came before but takes a more nuanced and collaborative approach, recognizing the structural issues inherent in insurance.

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Electric vehicles are more difficult and costly to repair or replace compared with gasoline vehicles, but the issues will fade over time. 

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96% of insurer executives see personal lines underwriting undergoing significant changes within five years – remarkable given the shifts that have already occurred.

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The insurance industry is constantly changing and expanding with the rise of new technologies in order to adapt to today's clientele.

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ITL FOCUS is a monthly initiative featuring topics related to innovation in risk management and insurance. This month's focus, sponsored by Chubb, is Internet of Things

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The legacy of Insurtech 1.0 may be more enduring than the actual companies. They forced incumbents to recognize their intransigence, producing a new focus on customer experience.

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Unlike other developed countries, the U.S. has historically focused too little on two key issues: road design and protecting those who aren't in cars. 

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Auto insurers have a strategic imperative to not be left behind in the race to monetize connected car data, and there are several ways insurers can do this.

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CLM

The CLM is dedicated to meeting the professional development needs of the claims and litigation management profession. CLM Magazine delivers news and thought-leadership content.

Designers and contractors working together and splitting apart

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Eliminating Liability for Subcontractor Employee Injuries in California

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What trends in activity and legislation are subrogation experts seeing?

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How surveillance, witnesses, and vocational rehabilitation can help cut costs

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New regulations lead to new liabilities

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Find out why Arrowpoint Capital's claim executive believes the future of the industry is bright

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Changing the narrative in transportation-related losses

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How violations of Biometric Information Privacy Acts could impact company liability and cyber coverages

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News and verdicts that affect you from across the country

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Navigating the complex landscape of timed demands

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Triple-I

The Insurance Information Institute is the trusted source of unique, data-driven insights on insurance to inform and empower consumers. Triple-I serves consumers, media, and professionals seeking insurance information.

2022
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HUB International Limited Selects The Institutes Agent & Broker Group As Education Partner

HUB International Limited has selected The Institutes Agent & Broker Group as its primary partner for continuing education, development, and learning resources. This strategic partnership provides HUB International employees with full access to unsurpassed knowledge and continuing education opportunities available from The Institutes and their affiliate CEU to advance employees’ skillsets and stay ahead of the evolving risk landscape.

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Hunter Fausnacht Promoted to President of the The Institutes Agent & Broker Group

Hunter Fausnacht has been promoted to President of The Institutes Agent & Broker Group. Fauschnact, formerly Vice President of the Agent & Broker Group, has been integral in the formation and success of this business unit designed to support the educational needs of the agent and broker market.

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The Institutes’ Board of Trustees Appoints
New Members

The Institutes have appointed five new members to its Board of Trustees, including J. Powell Brown, MBA, CPCU, Carl Hess, FSA, CERA; John J. Marchioni,  CPCU; and Leonid Rasin, MA, FCAS and Thomas M. Troy, CPCU, The new members terms were effective as of June 15.

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Majority of U.S. Agrees Attorney Ads Increase Number of Lawsuits, IRC Survey Finds

Most Americans believe attorney advertising increases the number of liability claims and lawsuits and more than half link these ads to higher insurance costs. Awareness of litigation financing has also increased, but many Americans remain unsure what to think of the practice, according to a new survey by the Insurance Research Council (IRC), a division of The Institutes. 

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The Institutes’ Board of Trustees Appoints Risk Management and Insurance Leaders as New Chair and Vice Chair

The Institutes have appointed John Howard, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc., and W. Robert Berkley Jr., president and CEO of W. R. Berkley Corporation, as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the organization’s Board of Trustees.

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New Industry Initiative Launches to Advance Racial Diversity and Equity Black Insurance Industry Collective to expand leadership development for Black professionals

The Black Insurance Industry Collective (BIIC), a newly-formed non-profit organization affiliated with The Institutes, today announced its launch. The BIIC is focused on accelerating the advancement of Black insurance professionals.

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RiskStream Collaborative® First Notice of Loss Product, Rapid X, Now Available

Guidewire (NYSE: GWRE) and The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative® announced that RiskStream’s new Ready for Guidewire validated accelerator for ClaimCenter is now available in the Guidewire Marketplace. Guidewire users can use RiskStream’s Rapid X blockchain application to exchange loss information with other insurers more quickly and accurately.

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Triple-I and HBCU Impact® Partner to Recruit Black Talent Nationwide

The Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) and the HBCU I.M.P.A.C.T. Initiative, Inc.® (IMPACT) announced a partnership and a career-building campaign aimed at recruiting students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to the insurance industry.
 

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Society Launches Facilitated Study Groups for CPCU Students

Professionals working towards earning their CPCU designation can now have the added support of Facilitated Study Groups offered by the CPCU Society.

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Vic Marmo Named 2022 CLM Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Vic Marmo, ARM, CLMP, Assistant Vice President, Risk Management-Claims, Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, announced as recipient of the 2022 CLM Lifetime Achievement Award.

2021
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Triple-I Report Finds Insurers Are Managing Economic Volatility

U.S. insurers are seeing premium and investment income growth in 2021, favorable trends offset by increases in inflation and the combined ratio, according to a new report from the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I).

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Griffith Foundation Presents Charles Chamness With 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award

Charles Chamness, retired president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies, was presented with The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation’s 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award during a ceremony at the NAMIC Annual Convention.

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Catastrophe Resiliency Council (CRC) Announces New President

Christopher G. McDaniel, president of The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative, has been tapped to lead The Institutes' newest consortium, the Catastrophe Resiliency Council (CRC).

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The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative™ Announces 2021 Award Winners

The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative™ announced its 2021 Leadership, Collaborator, and Innovator awards, which were were presented to Auto Club Enterprises, CSAA Insurance Group, Nationwide, Securian Financial, and Liberty Mutual.

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CLM Appoints Ronna Ruppelt as New Chief Executive Officer

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), which is affiliated with The Institutes Risk & Insurance Knowledge Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronna Ruppelt as the new Chief Executive Officer.

2020
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Insurance Information Institute and The Institutes Risk & Insurance Knowledge Group Finalize Affiliation

The Institutes Risk & Insurance Knowledge Group announced plans to finalize its affiliation with the Insurance Information Institute (Triple-I) on November 16, 2020. Triple-I is a long-standing, trusted source of unique, data-driven research and insights on insurance.

 

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Marita Zuraitis and John Howard Appointed Chair and Vice Chair of The Institutes Risk & Insurance Knowledge Group

The Institutes Risk & Insurance Knowledge Group has appointed Marita Zuraitis, chief executive officer of The Horace Mann Companies, and John Howard, chairman and CEO of Truist Insurance Holdings, Inc., as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the organization’s Board of Trustees.