Confidentiality of Broker Communications

At Philly I-Day 2016, a session discussed the best practices to protect confidentiality of communications between brokers and their clients. The speakers were: Lee Epstein, Esq – Partner, Weisbrod Matteis & Copley PLLC Kevin McPoyle – Co-Founder and President, KMRD Partners, Inc. Often times the first party that an insured communicates with after a major […]

Philly I-Day Executive Panel

Philly I-Day 2016 kicked off with an executive panel discussing a variety of issues facing the insurance industry. The panel was: Donald Aspinall – VP Global Risk Management, Comcast NBC/Universal Christine LaSala – Chair, Willis Towers Watson Chris Maleno – SVP Chubb Group Roger Fell – Managing Director, Marsh (moderator) Question: Our industry is consolidating. […]

Benchmarks of a Strong Risk Culture: How Does Your Organization Measure Up?

The goal of this session was to show participants how they might: Define the characteristics of a risk-intelligent culture. Measure their organization’s alignment of risk culture, risk strategy and risk management. Incorporate tools that strengthen their risk culture. The speakers in this RIMS 2016 session were: Heath Jones, Director, Enterprise Risk Management, Tennessee Valley Authority […]

How to Stop the Madness: Violence in the Workplace

Every day in the United States, someone dies in an incident related to workplace violence, however, only 70 percent of U.S. businesses have a workplace violence plan – many of which are incomplete and untested. Workplace violence should be at the top of your vulnerability and threat analysis. This RIMS 2016 session illustrated how to […]

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, […]

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 […]

Data Science for Risk Management

At the 2016 RIMS Annual Conference, Michael Elliott, Senior Director of Knowledge Resources with The Institutes presented a session on how risk managers can use the large amount of data for analysis. The Internet of Things (IoT) includes things like robotics such as exoskeletons which can enhance the capabilities of workers and help prevent injuries. […]

Risk Management: Cracking the Code for a C-Suite Connection

The risk manager is very often the hub that manages everything around various aspects of a company’s workers’ compensation program, but they are only as effective as the understanding and support that they can gain from the C-Suite. This session at the 2015 California Workers’ Compensation & Risk Conference highlighted how to communicate and change […]

Social Media and the Workplace

This session at PRIMA 2015 examined three areas of social media use that may expose government entities to risk, including personal use of social media,  personnel decisions and employment references. The speakers included Matthew Fagiana, CSC, PSS, Lenoir City of Utilities Board and Sonya Guggemos, Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust. Social media and the workplace, is […]

Civil Unrest: Is Your Entity Ready?

Acts of civil unrest are occurring everywhere and, whether or not these acts take form in strikes, protests or riots, public entities need to be prepared. This session at PRIMA’s 2015 Annual Conference discussed lessons learned from past civil unrest events and ways to treat or reduce the impacts that civil unrest might have on […]

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