Trending Now: Rising Casualty Costs

Although a great deal of attention is paid to cost control initiatives in the workers’ compensation and healthcare arenas, liability costs are escalating for many organizations. This session at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition discussed the factors driving increasing claims and litigation costs. Speakers:  Alan Gier, Global Director, Corporate Risk Management & Insurance, […]

2020 Vision: The Future of Risk Management

Presenters took a critical look at the risk management landscape in this session at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition to anticipate what issues may be on the horizon. Speakers included:  David North, President & CEO, Sedgwick, Inc. Michael Fenlon, Sr. Director, Corporate Risk Management, United Parcel Service David Stills, VP, Risk Management, Walmart […]

Protecting Your Senior Executives From a Cyber Nightmare

Regulators have expressly warned that organizations must be proactive and dedicated to minimizing cyber risk to themselves and their stakeholders. Accordingly, investigations and litigation targeting senior company executives are on the rise. This session at the RIMS 2017 Annual Conference and Exhibition highlighted the importance of directors and officers (D&O) insurance coverage considerations and how […]


Technology in Insurance: Both Disruptor & Solution

At the 2017 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference, a panel discussed how new technology and the customer-driven revolution is shaping the insurance sector. The panel included: Meredith Bullock – Senior Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway (moderator) Bob Reville – President and CEO, Praedicat Michael Ian Coles – Chairman and CEO, Cedent Shannon Totten – SVP Casualty Insurance […]

Cyber Risks for Public Entities

At the 2017 PARMA Conference, a panel discussed cyber liability concerns for public entities. The panel was: John Chino – Arthur J Gallagher Steven Robinson – Risk Placement Services, Inc. Elissa Doroff – XL Catlin Common Patterns of Cyber /Claims: Missing or stolen laptop or storage devices Mismailing Erroneous data posting Willful release based on […]


Federal Risk Management Issues Affecting Employers

This session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference analyzed the latest federal workers’ compensation trends and their impact on employers. Speakers included: Gregory McKenna, VP & Counsel Governmental Affairs, Gallagher Bassett Robert Cartwright, Jr., Safety and Health Regional Manager, Bridgestone Retail Operations OSHA’s Electronic Reporting Regulations OSHA recently issued a final reporting […]

Preparing for Cyber Threats

Cyber attacks expose an organization to various cyber risks like financial loss, regulatory sanctions and reputational damage. In this session at the 2016 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference, Heather Wilkinson, Vice President, FINEX E&O/Cyber Manager at Willis Towers Watson, discussed current cyber threats and what companies can do to counter them. The cyber insurance […]

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 […]


Growing Trends in Cyber Insurance

This session at the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference illustrated the latest trends related to cyber security and the new insurance products that are being developed in response to them. Panelists included: Scott Ritto, Senior Director, Risk Management at Kilroy Realty Corporation Jeff Phillips, Managing Director at PwC James Patterson, Cyber Specialist/Western Region, […]

Day 2 at SAWCA

Wednesday, July 22nd was an action-packed day at the SAWCA 67th Annual Convention. The day began with cyber discussions led by Bary Dalton from Federal Reserve Bank – Richmond, and Susan Gordon from Zurich NA. This session provided insight on the current cyber threats and why this has emerged so quickly in the marketplace. As […]

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