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Risk & Insurance

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.

The E&S market has weathered quite a few storms in the past few years, from the COVID-19 pandemic to supply chain issues to cataclysmic climate events.

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Last year, 56% of insurance companies planned to increase their staff within the next 12 months, per an Insurance Information Institute report.

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The G20 Summit in Bali and COP27 concluded this fall with hopeful glimmers of multinational collaboration toward averting looming climate crises and ceasing geopolitical conflicts.

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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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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.

A few trends stand out, from the impact of the 2022 election to the continuing roles of inflation and COVID-19, and even green energy’s impact. 

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50% of small business owners trust their carriers more than they did pre-pandemic. That number jumps to 80% when the business owner has filed a claim.

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Given how quickly the landscape is evolving, we will likely have a very different channel environment in five years than the one we have today.

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The corporate world is now so connected and complex that underwriters need to understand accumulations of exposures within corporate distribution and value chains.

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I asked an audience how long it takes a new underwriter to go from zero to productive: The majority voted for 24 to 36 months. This is a ludicrous proposition in the age of AI.

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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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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.

We've got the answers you need in order to make your next big career move.

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CLM’s December Focus and holiday party were a huge hit

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CLM continues to have its eyes trained on the horizon

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Prepare to be inspired by CLM’s outstanding young professionals.

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News and verdicts that affect you from across the country

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During this holiday season CLM Fellows and Members share their thoughts on what they'd like from the industry

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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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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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CPCU Society Offers Free Membership to College Students and Awards $125,000 in Scholarships

The Institutes CPCU® Society expands support for students by offering complimentary membership to all full-time undergraduates regardless of major or risk management affiliation and is pleased to announce the fall 2022 NextGen Scholarship recipients.

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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.