Impact of Autonomous Vehicles and On-Demand Economy

At 2016 Philly I Day, a presentation discussed how the combination of on-demand transportation services and autonomous vehicles could impact the risk landscape in the future. The speakers were: Gerald Finley – SVP Casualty Treaty Underwriting, Munich Reinsurance America, Inc. Martin Frappolli – Senior Director of Knowledge Resources, The Institutes There are different levels of […]

Workers’ Compensation Roundtable

At Philly I-Day 2016, a panel discussed a variety of workers’ compensation challenges faced by risk managers and carriers. The panel was: Edward Canavan – VP Workers’ Compensation Practice and Compliance, Sedgwick Glen Carey – Sales Executive, Origami Risk William Taylor – President, Pennsylvania and Delaware Compensation Rating Bureaus Sonja Teague – AVP Integrated Disability […]

Confidentiality of Broker Communications

At Philly I-Day 2016, a session discussed the best practices to protect confidentiality of communications between brokers and their clients. The speakers were: Lee Epstein, Esq – Partner, Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC Kevin McPoyle – Co-Founder and President, KMRD Partners, Inc. Often times the first party that an insured communicates with after a major […]

Philly I-Day Executive Panel

Philly I-Day 2016 kicked off with an executive panel discussing a variety of issues facing the insurance industry. The panel was: Donald Aspinall – VP Global Risk Management, Comcast NBC/Universal Christine LaSala – Chair, Willis Towers Watson Chris Maleno – SVP Chubb Group Roger Fell – Managing Director, Marsh (moderator) Question: Our industry is consolidating. […]

Benchmarks of a Strong Risk Culture: How Does Your Organization Measure Up?

The goal of this session was to show participants how they might: Define the characteristics of a risk-intelligent culture. Measure their organization’s alignment of risk culture, risk strategy and risk management. Incorporate tools that strengthen their risk culture. The speakers in this RIMS 2016 session were: Heath Jones, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, Tennessee Valley Authority […]

Total Recall: Exploring Insurance Coverage for Product Recalls

Airbags, ground beef, ice cream and medical devices: all subjects of high-profile product recalls. Just the word “recall” can send a chill down the spine of even the most seasoned risk professional. Whether the product is yours or it contains a component your company produced, a recall can damage finances and brand value with years […]


Trends in Organized Fraud

You would be surprised by what fraud bosses know about your underwriting and claims operations and team members. This RIMS 2016 session discussed current trends and developments for detecting fraud and shutting it down. Speakers included: Stephen Truono, VP, Global Risk Management, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Tom Mulvey, Assistant Vice President, ISO/Verisk Kenneth […]

Staffing Shortages in our Industry

At the 2016 RIMS Annual Conference, Daniel Lisenbey, President and CEO of Broadspire talked about the looming staffing shortages in the insurance industry. Understanding the issue 25% of the insurance industry will retire by the end of 2018, and over 40% will retire in the next 10 years. Nursing is used extensively in the insurance […]


The New Frontier: Outcomes-Based Claim Audits

This session at RIMS 2016 illustrated how to methodically examine and review the right activities in claims audits to improve the bottom line. Speakers in this session were: Jenny Novoa, Senior Director of Risk Management, Gap Inc. Joe Picone, Claim Consulting Practice Leader, Willis Towers Watson An audit is a “methodical examination and review.” In […]

Proven Strategies to Reduce Workers’ Compensation Litigation Costs

Litigation is often one of the largest cost drivers in many workers’ compensation programs. In this RIMS 2016 session, panelists shared how they revamped each element of litigation management to drive down costs and achieve sustainable results. Speakers included: Amy Turner, Senior Manager Risk Management Compliance, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Karen Stankevitz, Director of Consulting, Aptus […]

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