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Risk Management: Employers Benefit from Mitigating Workplace Violence

Each year, close to 2 million workers are victims of workplace violence in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The federal agency defines workplace violence as any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, …

MyNewMarkets

Trustees and Officers Market Detail: United Educators (www.ue.org) offers trustees and officers liability coverage, sometimes known as directors and officers (D&O) coverage, through its United Educators’ (UE) Educators Legal Liability (ELL) policy and may also be written as a stand-alone …

Declarations

Leaks Happen “The hypocrisy really lies in the pipeline corporations that say their pipelines are safe, say leaks don’t happen. They blame activists who are trying to stop global cataclysm by taking action to point out what they do every …

Business Moves

EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants, The Capacity Group EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants has acquired The Capacity Group of Companies in Mahwah, N.J. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The firm will now operate as The Capacity Group – …

Top 25: P/C Direct Premium Written Up 4 Percent in 2016

Direct premium written (DPW) for property/casualty insurance companies continues to increase, albeit gradually. At year-end 2015, more than $582 billion of DPW was reported. For 2016, total DPW for all P/C insurers aggregately increased 4 percent over 2015, an increase …

OSHA Offers Mitigation Tips to Protect Against Workplace Violence

According to OSHA, employers should establish a zero-tolerance policy toward workplace violence. In addition, the agency suggests the following: Provide safety education for employees so they know what conduct is not acceptable, what to do if they witness or are …

Understanding the Needs of the Hybrid Nonprofit Organization

The nonprofit of yesterday has evolved, and a new, hybrid nonprofit model has emerged, bringing with it an array of complexities. Human services agencies and nonprofits across the country have recognized crucial needs in the communities they serve, and they …

Social Services Agencies, and Insurers, Looking to Grow

This is shaping up to be a watershed year for nonprofit and social service organizations. Major changes loom, especially with the new Trump Administration that is aiming to slash federal spending. The organizations are adjusting by turning more to private …

Minding Your Business: Key Deals Makers and Deal Breakers Today

Why are some transactions or “deals,” as they are called, most likely to happen or not happen? There are a number of factors that come into play, and those of us in the industry call them deal makers and deal …

Closing Quote: 4 Regulatory Scenarios in 2017

This year has ushered in a wave of change that will drive disruption in the U.S. insurance industry. Following a prolonged period of low interest rates, yields on U.S. Treasuries are rising, and there are expectations of up to three …

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