Articles by Stephanie K. Jones

Relationships Especially Important When Managing Remote Workers

The number of employees that regularly work away from traditional company offices is on the rise, and while the trend may offer conveniences for both employees and employers it also presents challenges. Among the non-self-employed worker population, telecommuting and teleworking …

Untested Cyber Coverage Remains ‘Volatile,’ Experts Say

With cyber insurance premiums expected to grow from around $2 billion in 2015 to an estimated $20 billion or more by 2025, insurers and reinsurers are continuing to work out underwriting requirements, and the market can be characterized as “volatile,” according to …

Oklahoma’s Workers’ Comp Opt-Out Act Ruled Unconstitutional

The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission has determined that the opt-out portion of the state’s 2013 workers’ compensation statute is unconstitutional. Ruling on an appeal under the provisions of the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit Act, or Opt-Out Act, the three judge panel …

Oklahoma Files Suit Against Directors, Officers of Failed Insurer, Red Rock

Oklahoma insurance regulators have filed suit against two New York financiers who took control of a failed Oklahoma insurance company, saying the pair and others infused it with allegedly worthless assets and used it as a vehicle through which to …

Texas Economist: U.S. in a ‘Pretty Good Place Right Now’

The world economy may seem like a mess right now but that doesn’t necessarily mean the United States is headed for a recession, according to an internationally recognized Texas-based economist. While the dive in the stock market has a lot …

Attracting, Developing Talent a Focus for Westfield Group

It’s anticipated that by 2020 there will be hundreds of thousands of unfilled positions in the insurance industry and that some 25 percent of those currently working in the sector will retire within the next three years. The looming talent …

Attracting, Developing Talent Has Long Been a Focus for Westfield Group

It’s anticipated that by 2020 there will be hundreds of thousands of unfilled positions in the insurance industry and that some 25 percent of those currently working in the sector will retire within the next three years. The looming talent …

Texas Supreme Court: Loss-of-Use Damages Allowed in Total Loss Cases

Are loss-of-use damages, such as lost profits, allowed in Texas when an insured has recovered fair market value on a commercial vehicle that is deemed a total loss after an accident? The Texas Supreme Court thinks so, despite an insurer’s …

Oklahoma Files Suit Against Directors, Officers of Failed Insurer, Red Rock

Oklahoma insurance regulators have filed suit against two New York financiers who took control of a failed Oklahoma insurance company, saying the pair and others infused it with allegedly worthless assets and used it as a vehicle in which to …

Ace Westchester’s Rubel: Future Trends and the Insurance Industry

What will the insurance industry be like in 15 years? The future will arrive whether the industry is ready or not. And while even so-called experts are no better than the average person in predicting it, what’s most important about …