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 […]


Medicaid: The next MSP Compliance challenge

At the 2016 RIMS Annual Conference, a panel presented a session highlighting the latest challenges in Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance. The panel was: John Burkholder – Director Risk Management, Broward County Board of County Commissioners Cliff Connor – Vice President Medicare Compliance, Gallagher Bassett Services Roy Franco – Chief Legal Officer, Franco Signor LLC The […]

Managing Behavioral Health in the Workplace

At the RIMS 2016 Annual Conference, Kimberly George, Senior Vice President of Sedgwick and Scott Daniels, Director of Disability for Comcast, discussed a proactive approach to managing mental and behavioral health in the workplace. The discussion focused on how Comcast deals with these issues. Comcast has a very diverse workforce owning a cable company, multiple […]

The Politics of Guns Versus the Reality of Risk Management

The politics of guns in America are volatile, divisive and passionate, yet the risks that firearms present to organizations every day does not depend on the politics of the moment. Employers must deal with the reality of gun violence in America. This RIMS 2016 session discussed the legal aspects of what organizations can do and […]

The War on Employee Misclassification

The insurance industry loses more than $100 million per year in premiums when misclassified workers are added onto workers’ compensation policies. This RIMS 2016 session discussed the issues related to employee misclassification, including state and federal action on this matter and the impact on employer and insurer costs and risk. Speakers included: – Stephanie Watts, […]

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