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Five Steps to Building a Risk Control Plan

Originally Published in the Illinois Municipal League Review | May 2022 It is no secret that the public sector faces a set of unique risks and challenges when it comes to designing a public entity risk control plan, however, certain fundamentals can provide a blueprint to building that plan effectively….

20 Insurance Issues to Watch in 2022

Originally published on Insurance Thought Leadership | January 17, 2022 Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark kicks off every year with our popular 20 Issues to Watch webinar. While there are certainly more than 20 issues to discuss after the last two years of new challenges, we focused on…

Employer Trends Shaping the Workplace

Originally Published on Insurance Thought Leadership | December 7, 2021 Employers are adjusting their workplaces to accommodate evolving expectations of the workforce and regulatory requirements. How have human resources leaders aligned benefit and HR programs to support new or changing business needs? How are employers addressing the return to the…

Navigating the Vaccine Mandate

Originally Published on Insurance Thought Leadership | November 21, 2021 OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) regarding COVID-19 vaccine mandates leaves employers facing a complex compliance challenge involving both OSHA and laws on accommodation and leave of absence. What exceptions are allowed? How can employers track compliance? How will the courts…

Navigating the Future of Risk Management

Originally Published in PropertyCasualty360 | November 19, 2021 The pandemic and the economy are presenting various challenges for risk management teams across the nation, including difficulties within the insurance marketplace, emerging risks and the challenges associated with changing business operations. The recent virtual conference, Elevate, presented by Out Front Ideas with…

The Bigger Picture of COVID-19 Data

Originally Published on PropertyCasualty360 | November 1, 2021 In February 2021, Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark, hosted its most attended webinar to date, which featured data around COVID-19 claims and provided valuable insight into current trends, claims development and the real impact the pandemic has had on workers’ compensation. At…

State of the Insurance Marketplace

Originally published on Insurance Thought Leadership | October 3, 2021 The insurance marketplace has been changing rapidly, with the economy having a significant impact on both carriers and businesses, including employers, public entities and the middle market. So, what are the implications for the industry? And what risks should organizations…

Managing the Challenges of Civil Unrest

Originally published on Insurance Thought Leadership | July 22, 2021 Over the last year, many communities have faced large riots and protests that destroyed public and private property and resulted in hundreds of injuries. While these events carry a certain amount of unpredictability, an organization’s planning and response to these…

The Perils of the Purchasing Process

Originally published on Insurance Thought Leadership | June 9, 2021 Most public entities and many private companies have switched to a procurement model for all contracts and purchasing. This model means a centralized department is responsible for all these decisions, ranging from office furniture and supplies to purchasing insurance and…

State of Mental Health in the Workplace

Originally published on Insurance Thought Leadership | May 18, 2021 Discussions around the impact of mental health and well-being in the workplace are frequent Out Front Ideas with Kimberly and Mark topics. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so we are offering our thoughts on the current state of mental…

How Social Inflation Affects Liability Costs

Originally published on Insurance Thought Leadership | April 20, 2021 Social inflation is a term you frequently hear in risk management these days. It refers to the phenomenon of a general anti-establishment sentiment that exists publicly today, which has a far-reaching impact on businesses and the insurance industry as a…

Benchmarks, Analytics Post-COVID

Originally published on Insurance Thought Leadership | April 6, 2021 The insurance industry relies heavily on actuarial models and benchmarks to analyze performance and predict future exposures. One of the core assumptions is that most components of the analysis mirror conditions similar to the past. However, the pandemic introduced several…