Editor’s Note

Under-Reported Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment in the workplace is under-reported by employees partly because some employees are unaware that their employers have anti-harassment policies or that there are ways to report without bringing harm to themselves, according to a survey of human resource …

Americans and Autonomous Cars

Times are changing when it comes to how U.S. drivers feel about autonomous vehicles. According to a new study from AAA, 63 percent of U.S. drivers report feeling afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle. That sounds like a …

2017 Disasters

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was busy in 2017 as it supported 59 major disaster declarations and 16 emergency declarations, a year during which unprecedented disasters affected more than 25 million Americans, or almost 8 percent of the U.S. …

To Be Humble or Not

Maintaining a level of humility is generally considered to be a good trait. After all we teach our children to be humble to a certain degree in sports, in school, in life. No one likes a person who gloats. But …

Inspiration

It’s not very often that Insurance Journal editors have the pleasure of publishing good news. We have enjoyed pulling together this special issue of Insurance Journal – The Charity Issue — that is filled with representative stories of charitable efforts …

Why Employees Cheat

It can happen in the branch office or the boardroom. Volkswagen did it to pass emissions tests. Wells Fargo did it to squeeze more profits from their customers. Some school districts have it done it to boost their standardized test …

Active Shooter and Senior Living Risks

One area of emerging risk for many industries, including the long term care or senior living market, is active shooter risk. Not only are residents/patients at risk, but so are senior living facility employees. “An active shooter event is something …

P/C Insurers See Drop in Net Income

The year has been hard on the nation’s property/casualty insurers but don’t fret — the industry still remains profitable. According to ISO, a Verisk business, and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI), the private U.S. property/casualty insurance industry …

Traffic Accident Deaths Still Up

Traffic accident deaths in the U.S. continue to rise, even while deaths related to distracted driving decline. The number of vehicle miles traveled on U.S. roads in 2016 increased by 2.2 percent, producing a fatality rate of 1.18 deaths per …

Rising Cost of Employee Benefits

It’s no secret that health insurance costs more and employers are planning for that trend to continue. Employers expect that their average cost per-employee for health benefits will rise by 4.3 percent in 2018, which is above the average increase …

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