Wearable Technology and Workers’ Compensation

At the 2018 RIMS Annual Conference, Tom Ryan from Willis Towers Watson talked about wearable technology in workers’ compensation. Wearables are devices worn on the body that collect information about you and your environment. That information is then provided wirelessly for processing and reporting. One of the concerns around the use of wearable technology in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Preparing to Insure Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicle technology is moving fast and is considered by many as an impending disruptor to auto, personal and products liability. But how imminent is the change and what will it look like? This session at the 2018 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference explored autonomous vehicle technology and the insurance market’s response. Panelists included: Elizabeth K. […]

Evolving Casualty Challenges: A Buyer’s Perspective

Disruption is quickly becoming a constant in the insurance business today. Autonomous vehicles, wearable devices and the gig economy are just some of the new technologies currently shaping the liability and employment landscape. But what’s next? In this session at the 2018 Advisen Casualty Insights Conference, casualty insurance buyers discussed the evolving challenges to their […]

Recreational and Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

At the 2018 CLM/Business Insurance Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality conference a panel discussed the workplace challenges associated with marijuana. The panel included: Kerry Keeney Curtin – Senior Claims Analyst; Allied World Insurance Company Tony Lutfi – CEO; Maritime Management Company Barry Moscowitz – Attorney; Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons LLP Shane Singh – Attorney; Lewis, […]

Emerging Risks in the Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality Industries

At the 2018 CLM/Business Insurance Retail, Restaurant and Hospitality conference a panel discussed emerging risks which will be impacting the industries now and into the future. The panel was: Lance Ewing – EVP Global Risk Management and Client Services, Cotton Holdings Inc. Ty Sheaks – Attorney, McCathern PLCC Cameron Shirley – Senior Director Risk Management, […]

Teddy Award-Winning Employers Showcase Their Successful Strategies

This session at the 2017 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference featured workers’ compensation program concepts from Risk & Insurance’s 2017 Teddy Award winners. The Valley Health System Barbara Schultz, Director, Employee Health and Wellness Establishing Active Shooter Training Valley Health is a regional healthcare system with over 5,000 employees. One of their largest exposures […]


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