Editor’s Note

Harassment in the Workplace

More than one-third (35 percent) of employees in the U.S. feel they’ve experienced workplace harassment, and half of them believe it was due to their gender. That’s according to a study released by specialty insurer Hiscox, which also found that …

Emerging Opportunities

Sometimes emerging risks are hiding in plain sight. As was the case for the man who was seriously injured when he fell through the floor in a museum in Portugal. The exhibit was designed to look like a hole in …

Auto Accidents and Workers’ Comp

Although there has been an overall decline in workers’ compensation claims, the frequency of claims for motor vehicle accidents has increased in recent years, reports the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) in a new report. Auto accidents can be …

Congratulations Top Agencies

This year marks the 14th annual publication of Insurance Journal’s Top 100 Agencies special report. This year’s Top 100 welcomes 12 newcomers and returning agencies: EPIC Insurance Brokers & Consultants; UniVista Insurance; Towne Insurance; Alera Group; TRICOR Inc.; Atlas Insurance …

Vacation Benefits Short-Lived for Many Stressed Employees

Taking time off helps workers recover from stress and experience positive effects that improve their well-being and job performance, but for many working adults, the benefits of time away vanish nearly immediately. Nearly a quarter of working adults (24 percent) …

Disconnecting Consumers

Is the insurance industry meeting customers’ expectations when it comes to connectivity? One new survey says maybe not. According to a survey by MuleSoft, a provider of technology for application networks, customer loyalty is at risk for organizations unable to …

24/7 Tech: Not Normal or Healthy

In an “always on” society – where we constantly carry mini-computers in our pockets that are capable of solving nearly any problem or desire with a tap, pinch or click – we can’t seem to escape the ever-increasing role that …

Workers’ Comp Superior Performers

The best workers’ compensation insurers have similar characteristics. A new study released by ACORD identified a few of those similarities, including that they pay their agency partners more than their rivals do as a way to attract better customers and …

Few Employers Take New Actions to Curb Sexual Harassment

Despite the recent spotlight on workplace sexual harassment issues, few employers have taken action to prevent and/or address sexual harassment concerns in the workplace, according to a survey of employees by the American Psychological Association. Only 32 percent of working …

Show Teen Drivers Some Money

Teens who text while driving may be convinced to reduce risky cellphone use behind the wheel when offered financial incentives such as auto insurance apps that monitor driving behavior and reward good drivers with discounts. A new survey showed more …

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