Putting Whole Health into Practice

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Kimberly George from Sedgwick and Dawn Watkins from LAUSD talked about the challenges and benefits of embracing a whole health model for your workforce. The definition of “whole health” varies depending on your point of view. For some, it means integrating the benefit delivery model to include workers’ comp […]

Insurance Coverage for Class Action Lawsuits

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Finley Harckham with Anderson Kill discussed insurance coverage for defense costs on class action litigation. There is a perception that there is no coverage available for class action suits and the associated defense costs. Because class action suits require common problems to prevail over individual issues, the suit often […]

Cyber Extortion Risk

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Tom Srail with Willis Towers Watson discussed cyber extortion. Cyber extortion is a significant risk to your business operations. One common form of this is ransomware. Ransomware is malicious software that gets into your company’s computers and locks up the data, rendering it inaccessible until you pay the “ransom”. […]

Claims Program Administration Considerations

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Max Koonce from Sedgwick discussed decisions around risk management claims program administration. The first significant challenge is figuring out what is the most important aspect of your program and whether your focus is short term or long term. Do you view your risk management vendors as just a commodity […]

Five Pitfalls on Business Interruption Claims

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Christopher Loebler from the firm McCarter & English discussed business interruption claims. Business interruption usually falls within your property policy. The coverage is triggered by a property loss from a covered peril under the policy that shuts down your business for a period of time. One-in-five U.S. companies sustain […]

Cyber as a Peril: Understanding How Multiple Insurance Policies Intersect with Cyber Risk

During a session at the RIMS 2018 Annual Conference, Shiraz Saeed, National Practice Leader – Cyber Risk, Starr Companies and Jean Nkamdon, CPA, CFE, RIMS-CRMP, Risk Management & Compliance Manager, The Washington Post lead a conversation about cyber risk dynamics. During the session he covered new risks presented by the Internet of Things and the […]


Risk Management and the Political Landscape

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, a panel discussed political issues that could impact risk management. The panel included: Lance Ewing – EVP Global Risk Management, Cotton Holdings Inc Joel Wood – SVP Government Affairs, CIAB James McIntyre – RIMS Washington Counsel RIMS has an External Affairs Committee that reviews issues and coordinates lobbying efforts […]

Emerging Risks: Drones, AI and Autonomous Vehicles

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Harry Rhulen from Firestorm talked about emerging risks from drones, artificial intelligence (AI), and autonomous vehicles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are not the same thing. Artificial intelligence means computer systems are able to perform tasks that usually require human intelligence, including visual perception, speech recognition, decision making and […]

How to Facilitate an Executive-Level Cyber Crisis Management Exercise

This session at the RIMS 2018 Annual Conference was led by Sean Murphy, Chief Executive Officer of Lootok, Ltd., and Ben Densham, CTO of Nettitude. According to research developed by Cybersecurity Ventures, cyber crises are estimated to cost $2 trillion by 2019 and $6 trillion annually by 2021. Cyber security spending on products and services […]


Protecting Your Employees and Enterprise Against the Hidden Threat of Workplace Bullying

Each year, workers’ compensation, sexual harassment and discrimination claims and lawsuits start with bullying. Employees play a critical role in helping your organization to understand the implications and develop and implement strategies to eliminate this ugly hazard. A session at the RIMS 2018 Annual Conference discussed how to protect your employees from hidden workplace violence. […]

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