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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.

In the post-pandemic landscape of 2024, the private company management liability insurance market is bracing for new economic challenges, regulatory uncertainty, return-to-office mandates, and shifting workforce culture, all of which pose significant risks to companies and their directors and off

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AXA XL announced the appointment of Kathleen Ziegler as the new chief operations officer (COO) for its insurance business in the Americas.

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Chubb Limited announced several executive appointments within its North American general insurance business. John Lupica, previously Vice Chairman, Chubb Group and President, North America Insurance, was named Executive Chairman.

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The Hartford announced the appointment of Michael Fish as head of Group Benefits, succeeding Jonathan Bennett who will retire at the end of 2024. Fish, currently the chief operating officer for Group Benefits, will report directly to The Hartford’s Chairman and CEO Christopher Swift.

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Although most medium-sized businesses have some form of cyber insurance, there is widespread uncertainty about what the coverage would provide in the event of a claim, while businesses that had filed a claim reported their coverage paid less than the full incident costs on average, according to n

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Dan Reynolds, editor-in-chief of Risk & Insurance, recently caught up with ProAssurance’s Mary-Lynn Ryan, JD, senior risk management consultant, and Barbara Hunyady, JD, Midwest regional risk manager.

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After a decade of extended profitability, the U.S. workers’ compensation insurance market faces emerging challenges for insurers and reinsurers, according to a Swiss Re analysis.

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Increased litigation rates, trial awards, and insurance claim payments during the 2010s provide evidence consistent with an upsurge in social inflation, according to new research by RAND Corp.

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At RISKWORLD 2024 in San Diego, Dan Reynolds, Editor in Chief of Risk & Insurance, spoke with Ray Ash, EVP at Westfield Specialty, about a range of topics including the FTC’s decision on noncompete clauses, the SEC’s climate change disclosure requirements, the new cyber breach disclosure rule

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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.

FRISS CEO shares how integrations with other specialists enhance fraud prevention. 

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A surge in high-net-worth individuals presents a major opportunity for insurers to reshape and reimagine how they optimize their clients' wealth.

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AI tools address long-standing challenges, improving injury care assessments, predicting recovery timelines, accurately pricing settlements and tracking patient progress

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Personal auto carriers should report eye-popping Q2 results, but they still miss a key point that could greatly improve pricing accuracy. 

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In a recent World Economic Forum report, nearly 1,500 surveyed professionals identified AI as their organization’s biggest technology risk.

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Cyberattacks in insurance are rising, especially against small insurers, necessitating cyber insurance and secure SaaS solutions.

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We analyzed 250,000 insurance customers and found that customer engagement through multiple channels greatly impacts retention and renewals.

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As Hurricane Beryl sets records for early-season hurricanes, all the foreboding about a catastrophic summer seems to be coming to pass. 

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Quoting has historically been tedious and time-consuming, but a new approach can greatly simplify the process. What is it? Texting. 

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Even as the cybersecurity market grows more sophisticated, hackers are using AI to develop devilish new ways to fool us all. 

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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.

CSU researchers increase forecast for 2024 activity

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Illinois Court holds post-trial motion must be timely filed

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Supreme Court case tackles intersection between trademark registration and freedom of speech

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Complete coursework for a certificate in four Claims College Schools

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What you need to know

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N.J. Supreme Court rules unanimously on standard commercial property insurance policies

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Marsh report shows more companies refused to pay ransom demands

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Colorado bill signed; will take effect in 2025

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Recent case highlights security risks particular to construction industry

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Scheduling, compliance, and liaison tasks under the professional services exclusion

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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.

By Max Dorfman, Research Writer, Triple-I

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Reinsurers experienced near-record returns in 2023, and continued to post strong results in the first quarter of 2024, with up to a 12% improvement in combined loss ratios, according to Gallagher Re’s 1st View report.

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Every $1 invested in disaster resilience and preparedness saves $13 in economic impact, property damage and cleanup costs, emphasizing the value of proactive measures in mitigating the financial toll of natural disasters on U.S.

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The global insurance industry is grappling with significant challenges in claims resolution, as supply chain disruptions, rising inflation, and geopolitical tensions hinder the ability to process claims efficiently, according to a recent survey by

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The gap between liability loss trends and median liability insurance limits is growing, continuing the trend of the last 10 years, according to research from Chubb.

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2024
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W. Robert Berkley and John C. Roche Named Chair and Vice Chair of The Institutes Board of Trustees

The Institutes, a not-for-profit comprised of diverse affiliates that educate, elevate, and connect people in the essential disciplines of risk management and insurance, have appointed W. Robert Berkley Jr., president and chief executive officer of W. R. Berkley Corporation (WRBC), and John C. (Jack) Roche, president and CEO of The Hanover Insurance Group as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the organization’s Board of Trustees.

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Susan Wisbey-Smith Named President of CLM;
Tina Pernie Named Head of Strategy and Operations

The Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM), an affiliate of The Institutes, is pleased to announce Susan Wisbey-Smith as its new President and Tina Pernie as the new Head of Strategy and Operations. Wisbey-Smith will assume her role immediately and Pernie will join CLM effective July 1.

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CEO Viewpoint: Predict and Prevent Just Makes Economic Sense

Last year, U.S. P/C insurers incurred a $21.2 billion net underwriting loss, only slightly improved from a $24.9 billion underwriting loss recorded in 2022. Roughly $65 billion in natural catastrophe losses hit P/C insurers last year. The August 2023 Maui wildfires alone contributed an estimated $4-$6 billion in damages.

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The Golden Triangle of Technology

Three technologies are having a profound impact on how insurance can help manage and mitigate risk...

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The Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA) and The Institutes Knowledge Group Unveil Innovative Program Business Professional (PBP) designation

The Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA), and The Institutes Knowledge Group, the not-for-profit leader in risk management and insurance education, are pleased to announce the launch of the Program Business Professional™ (PBP™) designation. 

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The Institutes Griffith Foundation Welcomes New Advisory Council Members, Beth Murphy and Ken Cooley

The Institutes Griffith Foundation is pleased to announce the two newest members of the Advisory Council, Beth W. Murphy and Ken Cooley. Both Murphy and Cooley will help to advance Griffith’s mission to provide non-partisan, non-advocative education to public policy members.   

2023
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HOW AI IS REMAKING INSURANCE ORGANIZATIONS

In this video with AM Best TV, The Institutes President and CEO Pete Miller discusses the sectors of insurance currently impacted most by AI, and how technology is advancing the predict and prevent model to reduce risk. Watch the full video

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HOW AI IS REMAKING THE INSURANCE WORKFORCE

The Institutes President and CEO Pete Miller, along with Executive Vice President and Head of Business Units Kate Horowitz, share insights on AI as a tool that can transform roles in insurance and be leveraged to accelerate the shift from detect and repair to predict and prevent. Watch the full video.

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WHOLESALE TRANSFORMATION

The Institutes President and CEO Pete Miller explains how the insurance sector is changing rapidly. From technology to policies, learn how traditional risk transfer tools are no longer sufficient to cover losses. Read the full article.

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THE INSTITUTES' MILLER: TOMORROWS INSURANCE LEADERS SHOULD EMBRACE FOUR SKILL SETS

In this interview, The Institutes President and CEO Pete Miller shares research done by the International Insurance Society (IIS), an affiliate of The Institutes, giving insights on the future of the insurance talent landscape. Watch the full video

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BESTS REVIEW: NOVEMBER 2023 EDITION

The Institutes President and CEO Pete Miller and Executive Vice President and Head of Business Units Kate Horowitz share thoughts on the potential impact of AI within the insurance landscape, and the need to develop new skills to leverage technology. Access the full issue. 

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The Institutes CPCU Society Expands with Global Virtual Community and Equitable Membership Rates in Developing Nations

Advancing its commitment to global inclusivity and accessibility for risk and insurance professionals, The Institutes CPCU Society has unveiled new tiered membership rates. This innovative approach, which is based on the World Bank’s classification of national economies, promises to offer a more equitable membership rate system tailored to each country's economic standing.

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The Institutes Now Affiliated With the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association (IASA)

IASA will expand The Institutes’ ability to educate, elevate and connect those interested in risk management and insurance, with a specific focus on insurance accounting and finance.

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CEO Viewpoint: Its No Longer Enough to Just Insure

Pete Miller explores the importance of predicting and preventing losses for organizations and consumers. Find out why traditional models are not sufficient to cover many risks. Read the full article. 

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The Institutes' Miller: The Best Risks Are the Ones Insurers Help Customers Avoid

This recent discussion between Pete Miller and John Weber covers the reason behind a shift to more pre-loss strategies, specifically those involving risk mitigation and risk control. Watch the interview with A.M. Best TV's John Weber. 

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"Risk management is shifting" The Institutes CEO

Pete Miller spoke with Insurance Business about how insurance companies can pinpoint avoidable losses and minimize claims by embracing innovative tools, including AI. Read the full article on Insurance Business.

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Top Insurance Brokerages in the USA | Fast Brokerages Report

In this breakdown of brokerages, Pete Miller outlines some key characteristics that set the top-performers apart. Read the full report. 

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For Carriers, Trust in the Balance as Return-to-Office Heats Up

The insurance industry is changing. In this article, Eva Thomas identifies some aspects that are contributing to this evolution of business. Pete Miller shares his thoughts.  Read the entire article on P&C Specialist. 

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In History-Making Moment, Dr. Chang-Jae Shin Of Kyobo Life Joins Father In Insurance Hall Of Fame

New York, New York – March 21, 2023: The International Insurance Society (IIS) has named Chang-Jae Shin, MD, the trailblazing chairman and CEO of the Korea-based Kyobo Life Insurance Company, the 2023 Insurance Hall of Fame Laureate. Dr. Shin is the first legacy inductee in the 66-year history of the award. His father Yong Ho Shin, the founder of Kyobo Life, is the 1996 Laureate. Dr. Shin will be formally honored at the Global Insurance Forum gala on Nov. 6, 2023. The gala, along with the Global Insurance Forum, will be held at the Hilton Singapore Orchard. The Forum runs from Nov. 5-7. 

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With Pandemic Concerns Fading, Insurance Executives Cite Geopolitical And Economic Issues In Annual IIS Survey

The 2023 Global Priorities Survey conducted by the International Insurance Society (IIS) indicates executives are moving on from pandemic recovery and directing focus to geopolitical and economic issues.

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The Institutes Griffith Foundation Welcomes New Advisory Council Members, Charles Chamness and Jillian Froment

The Institutes Griffith Foundation is pleased to announce the two newest members of the Advisory Council, Charles M. Chamness and Jillian Froment, J.D. Both Chamness and Froment will help to advance Griffith’s mission to provide non-advocative, non-partisan education to public policy members.   

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Cincinnati Insurance, Nationwide and Securian Financial Receive The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative 2022 Collaborator Award

The Cincinnati Insurance Companies, Nationwide, and Securian Financial are the recipients of The Institutes RiskStream Collaborative™ 2022 Collaborator award. The three recipients supported RiskStream’s Life & Annuities sector’s project on educational verification for product sales.

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Beyond Insurance Partners with The Institutes Agent & Broker Group on a Customized Learning Path Tool

Beyond Insurance collaborates with The Institutes Agent & Broker Group to create a unique, guided learning path tool for Beyond Insurance Global Network (BIGN) members that facilitates continued education, training, and development. The partnership provides the BIGN leaders and all levels of agency staff members with an effective, customized learning survey designed to improve recruitment, enhance the professional development experience, and improve talent retention.

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CPCU Society Leadership Council Announces 2023 Officers and Members

The Institutes CPCU Society has announced its new Leadership Council officers and members for 2023. Among them are the 2023 President and Chair, Brett Clausen, CPCU, CIC, FMLI, LSSMBB, MSIM, succeeding Christopher J. Hampshire, CPCU, CIC, ARM, on Jan. 1, 2023. 

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.