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What Executives Need to Know About Managing D&O Liabilities: Allianz Report

Company directors and senior managers across the globe are increasingly likely to face costly regulatory investigations, criminal prosecutions or civil litigation, which not only put their company’s assets, and their own assets, at risk, but also may threaten their personal …

Chinese Insurers May Hike Overseas Investments by $100B over 3 Years: BNP Paribas

Chinese insurers may boost outbound investment by about $100 billion over the next three years, as they seek to diversify risks through buying more overseas securities, private equity and real estate, BNP Paribas said on Thursday, citing a survey. This …

Why Auto Insurance Claimants Hire Attorneys

In a recent online poll, almost half of respondents with auto injury claims hired attorneys to help settle those claims. But most who hired attorneys were not upset with how their claim was being handled, according to the insurance industry’s …

Report: California Workers’ Comp Reforms Saving $1.3B Annually

A look back at the performance of a law reforming California’s worker’s compensation system that took effect in 2013 shows more than $1 billion in savings has been created. The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau released a report on Senate …

National Study Finds Pennsylvania Improved in State Workers’ Comp Costs

A national study conducted by The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services shows Pennsylvania has improved its standing among states under Governor Tom Wolf’s administration in workers’ compensation insurance costs, Governor Wolf announced. The study ranks Pennsylvania 26th highest …

Researchers Find Evidence of Brain Injury in Young NFL Players

In a small study of young or recently retired NFL players, researchers at Johns Hopkins report finding evidence of brain injury and repair that is visible on imaging from the players compared to a control group of men without a …

How to Bring Coastal Community Stakeholders into Disaster Planning

Recognizing that coastal storms can cause surges, sea-level rise and cyclone winds that devastate communities, emergency management experts in a new study have detailed a method for involving local stakeholders in planning for such extreme events and thereby helping vulnerable …

Most Organizations Not Adequately Prepared for Cyber Attacks: Marsh & McLennan Cyber Handbook

No company is fully secure from cyber breaches, no matter how sophisticated its cyber defense mechanisms, which is why every company should develop a cyber risk management strategy, according Marsh & McLennan’s “Cyber Risk Handbook 2016.” Research reveals that that …

Asbestos Losses Continue to Haunt P/C Insurers: A.M. Best

Net ultimate asbestos losses for the U.S. property/casualty industry have risen once again. They’re now at $100 billion, and that’s $15 billion higher than the previous estimate, according to a new A.M. Best report. A number of factors appear to …

How to Get Teens to Take Dangers of Distracted Driving Seriously

A program to educate teens about distracted driving—including a tour of a hospital trauma center and testimony from a trauma survivor—can increase awareness of the dangers of texting, cell phone use, and other distractions while driving, reports a study in …