Public Entity Industry: Risk Management & Civil Unrest

In this session at RIMS 2024, a panel of experts discussed current public entity risk management challenges related to civil unrest and their related approach to them. Speakers included: Mark Walls, Vice President of Client Engagement at Safety National Karen Caterino, Senior Vice President at Alliant Risk Management Services Dawn Watkins, Chief Risk Officer at […]

Ergonomic Strategies for the Aging Workforce

Effective ergonomics help all employees, but even more so the aging workforce. In this session at RIMS 2024, Ariel Jenkins, Assistant Vice President of Risk Services at Safety National, highlighted trends related to aging American workers and ergonomic strategies to help keep them safe in the workplace. Workers over the age of 55 represent a […]

Creating a Shield of Safety – Building Trust and Preventing Sexual Abuse

Your organization could face a serious liability challenge with a sexual abuse or molestation (SAM) claim as nuclear verdicts and defense costs surge and increased/indefinite statutes of limitations change filing requirements. In this session at RIMS 2024, Susan Thomson, Director – Public Entity Underwriting at Safety National, highlighted strategies that organizations can take to mitigate […]

Higher Education Industry: Emerging Risk Management Issues & Strategies

Every day, risk professionals in higher education help find ways to say yes to new ideas, initiatives, and opportunities, while managing and mitigating potential impacts to institutional resources. In this industry session at RIMS 2024, experts explored how risk managers can address a variety of emerging risks as an enterprise-wide initiative that involves every department […]

Social Inflation by the Numbers

Eye-popping verdicts, high settlements, and litigation funding are driving up the cost of casualty insurance claims. In this session at RIMS 2024, Kimberly Reilly, Principal Account Executive at Zywave, introduced proprietary loss data sets that reveal key insights into these trends. Social inflation encasulates how insurers’ claims costs can rise above economic inflation based on […]

Managing Cloud Risk

Cloud downtime is a growing third-party risk for organizations of every size, across all sectors. At RIMS 2024, Rick Wong, Head of Insurance at Parametrix, explored the risks related to cloud reliance. The cloud is one of the biggest digital risks for businesses today. The two main factors of cloud risk include the unavailability of […]

New Roads: How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Law and Insurance

As we speed into an era of automation in personal transportation, it is critical to gain a better understanding of driverless technology, its evolution, and its impact on daily life. In this session at RIMS 2023, David Klein, Partner at Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman, LLP, highlighted the latest adaptation to autonomous vehicle liability laws and […]

Public Entity Industry Challenges and Solutions

Public entities face a wide variety of challenges, including unique claims exposures, limited budgets, and a limited insurance marketplace. In this facilitated roundtable at RIMS 2023, industry leaders from the public sector shared their latest challenges and discussed potential solutions. Panelists included: Mark Walls, Vice President of Client Engagement at Safety National (moderator) Tamika Puckett, […]

Avoiding Nuclear Verdicts in Liability Cases

As verdicts become both larger and more frequent, it is important to keep an eye on litigation avoidance at the claim stage while preparing for advocacy and timely communication to close claims when they do occur. In this session at RIMS 2023, Ed Burtnette, National Vice President of Liability Services at CorVel, highlighted current litigation […]

Stress and Anxiety: Drivers of Poor Workers’ Compensation Outcomes

This session from RIMS 2023 examined two often overlooked factors that contribute to poor workers’ compensation outcomes. Speakers included: Kimberly George, Global Head of Product Development and Innovation at Sedgwick Bryon Bass, Senior Vice President, Workplace Absence at Sedgwick Stress and anxiety can have dire effects on workers’ compensation outcomes, impacting areas like tissue healing, […]

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