The Back-Up Plan: Workers’ Compensation and Employers Liability

The “grand bargain” of workers’ compensation relies on injured workers giving up their right to sue in civil court in exchange for certain statutory benefits in a no-fault system. A trend in judgements, however, has allowed injured workers to pursue these and circumvent the exclusive remedy protections for employers. This RIMS 2016 session examined the […]

How to Stop the Madness: Violence in the Workplace

Every day in the United States, someone dies in an incident related to workplace violence, however, only 70 percent of U.S. businesses have a workplace violence plan – many of which are incomplete and untested. Workplace violence should be at the top of your vulnerability and threat analysis. This RIMS 2016 session illustrated how to […]

The Next Nightmare? Be on the Lookout for These Emerging D&O Claim Trends

The speakers in this RIMS 2016 session were: Jimmy Kirtland, VP, Corporate Risk Management, Voya Financial Aloysius Tan, Data Analyst, Advisen Four directors and officers (D&O) claim trends have grown in significance. Drivers of these trends include regulatory changes – the most major trend, shift in the focus in terms of prosecution, plaintiff’s bar identifying […]

Deal or No Deal: Strategies for Effective Management of Public Safety Officer Claims

Safety officer claims for work-related injuries are unique and expensive, thus it is important to effectively manage these claims. The RIMS 2016 speakers for this session were: Diane Caminite, Risk & Safety Manager, San Diego Unified Port District Susan Hastings, Partner, Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi This session’s speakers are from California and talked about […]

Managing Unique Risks Posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems

The speakers in this RIMS 2016 session were: James Van Meter, Aviation Practice Leader, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Mark Lauderbaugh, Director, Risk Management, Crown Castle International Corp. With over 4,000 FAA approved small unmanned aircraft systems used in commercial operations and an average of 50 new ones per week, the FAA estimates that by […]

Measuring the Value of Risk Management

Being a risk manager can be a thankless job and may also lead to becoming a scapegoat when things go wrong. You cannot prove a negative and there is only a chance that something is going to happen, so when it doesn’t, is that a result of good risk management? In this RIMS 2016 session, […]

Insurance M&A – The Rapidly Changing Landscape

At the 2016 RIMS Annual Conference, Grace Vandecruze from Grace Global Capital LLC presented a session discussing M&A trends in the insurance industry. There are several factors currently impacting M&A activity in the insurance marketplace: Prolonged low interest rate environment Competitive landscape Low equity valuations of many companies Strong cash positions, excess capital Foreign buyers […]


Brokerage Executives Discuss Industry Trends

This RIMS 2016 panel gathered senior industry executives from brokerage firms to weigh in on issues within the insurance marketplace. Panelists included: Todd Jones, Co-Head North America, Willis Towers Watson Donald Bailey, President, Global Sales, Marsh J. Patrick Gallagher, Chairman, President & CEO, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Steve McGill, Group President, Aon PLC Don […]

Insurance Carrier Executives Debate Emerging Issues

This RIMS 2016 panel gathered senior executives from insurance carriers to discuss what they believe are the emerging issues in the insurance marketplace. Panelist included: John Lupica, Vice Chairman Chubb Ltd, President North America Major Accounts & Specialty Insurance, Chubb North America Peter Eastwood, President, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Rob Schimek, CEO, Commercial, AIG Inga […]

Cyber Liability and Directors’ and Officers’ Liability Insurance

Cyber issues have become critical considerations for corporate boards and management teams as cyber incidents can result in a host of costs for regulatory investigations, remediation activities and credit monitoring. Speakers in this RIMS 2016 session included: Kieran Hughes, Vice President | Directors & Officers, AIG Timothy Fletcher, Senior Vice President and Team Leader, Aon […]


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