Understanding Workers’ Compensation Coverage Options

You have several options when it comes to securing coverage for your workers’ compensation program. In this session at RIMS 2023, Mark Walls, Vice President of Client Engagement at Safety National, explained the pros and cons of fully insured, high-deductible, self-insured, and captive programs as well as the opt-out option in Texas. Overall, workers’ compensation […]

New Roads: How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Law and Insurance

The age of the driverless car has arrived. Vehicle automation is emerging in the marketplace and may come to predominate in the next decade. In this session at RIMS 2021, David Klein of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP explains the legal and insurance implications of this shift. The argument for driverless technology is compelling. According […]

The Future of Crisis Management: A Risk Professional’s Guide to Preparing for and Preventing the Worst

Terrorism treats have evolved over the years. In the past, they involved large orchestrated attacks by known organizations that plotted to cause massive property damage on marquee properties. As terrorist networks disperse, “lone wolves” now focus on soft targets, using hand-held weapons to cause mass casualties. Despite smaller scale events, losses remain extensive. In this […]

Insurance Vision for the Future

At the 2020 Insurance Information Institute Joint Industry Forum, a panel discussed the future of insurance. Insurance is undergoing a transformation that will make ours a truly customer-driven business that delivers responsive products, processes and service to greatly improve the lives of all policyholders. This conversation explored the impact and likely outcomes this data-driven revolution […]


Creating Resilience for Natural Disasters

At the 2020 Insurance Information Institute Joint Industry Forum, a panel discussed ways to create resilience in the face of rising risks. Intro: Dr. Phil Klotzbach, Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University Panel Moderator: Charles Chamness, President and CEO, NAMIC Francis Bouchard, Group Head of Public Affairs and Sustainability, Zurich Insurance Group […]

Opening Keynote at WCIRB Annual Conference

At the 2019 WCIRB Annual Conference, California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara talked about the many challenges they are trying to address at their department. Among his comments: The biggest concern right now is the impact of wildfires on California residents. How do we continue to provide affordable and accessible property insurance to everyone when the […]


Interplay of Insurance, Indemnity and Limits of Liability

At the 2019 RIMS Annual Conference, Simon Keshishian, Senior Director of Risk Management and Risk Counsel with Red Bull North America, Inc talked about risk management concerns around the interplay of insurance, indemnity agreements and limits on liability. When you are a risk manager, contracts can pose a particular challenge. It is important for the […]

Using Data Analytics to Drive Performance

At the 2019 RIMS Annual Conference a session discussed using data analytics and predictive modeling to assist your risk managment program. The speakers were: George Furlong – Senior Vice President, Sedgwick Jeff Rycroft – Vice President, Express Employment Professionals Zoe Zinn – Workers’ Compensation Manager, Packaging Corporation of America Predictive modeling is something that gets […]

Future of Casualty Insurance

At the 2019 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference a panel discussed issues shaping the future of the casualty insurance marketplace. This casualty insurance executive panel is the feature event of the conference. The speakers were: Anthony DeFelice – Managing Director, AON (moderator) Paul Horgan – Head of North America Commercial Insurance, Zurich North America Lori Goltermann […]

The Challenge of Large Verdicts

At the 2019 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference, a panel discussed the causes of the increasing frequency of high severity losses. The speakers were: Jonathon Drummond – Head of Casualty Broking North America, Willis Towers Watson (moderator) Gregory Katz – New York Managing Partner, Lewis Brisbois Russell Smith – SVP North America Casualty Claims Leader, Chubb […]

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