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Willis Towers Watson Partners with Polecat Intelligence on Emerging Risk Analysis

Willis Towers Watson, the global advisory, broking and solutions company, announced a partnership with Polecat Intelligence Ltd,, a business intelligence and data analytics company. Together, they are developing insurance solutions that enable organizations to respond to the rapidly changing, increasingly …

Praedicat Develops Insurance Tool for COVID-19 Liability

Praedicat, the Los Angeles-based liability emerging risk modeling firm, has developed an insurance tool for the casualty insurance market, which allows insurers to track exposures, establish reserves, and manage aggregations in the face of this generation’s largest emerging risk, the …

The Next Global Economic Threat Is an Aging Population: Opinion

While the world wrestles with a deadly pandemic and how to confront climate change, there’s another, long-term global challenge that no one really knows how to deal with: population aging. As the human race transitions from a burgeoning, exploding species …

What Is the No. 1 Emerging Litigation Risk? ‘Forever Chemicals,’ Says Praedicat

The top emerging litigation risk identified for the year ahead is PFAS, the so-called “forever chemicals” used in a wide variety of products such as Teflon, Scotchgard, food containers, firefighting foam and ski wax, said the co-founders of Praedicat, the …

Edge Computing, Supply Chains, Deepfakes Among 2020’s Top Emerging Risks: Swiss Re

Pandemic threats were once on the list of potential emerging risks facing the insurance industry and society. Now that this risk has materialized with the COVID-19 crisis, it is perhaps a good time to take a look at the latest …

Praedicat Develops Named Peril Casualty Insurance Product via Lloyd’s Lab

Praedicat, Inc., the Los Angeles-based liability risk analytics software company, announced it is developing a new insurance product designed to help global industrials secure coverage for innovative and essential products and chemicals that are typically excluded or under-insured in standard …

Specialty Lines Insurance: Innovating at the Edges of Society and the Economy

Emerging risks with little or no claims history can be notoriously difficult to underwrite—but many specialty lines companies are finding ways to put their toes in the water to insure these new risks, especially when customer demand is there. In …

Missouri’s POWERS Insurance & Risk Management Launches Emerging Risks Unit

POWERS Insurance and Risk Management, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, has launched an emerging risks division. This new sector will focus on insurance risk strategies that are aligned with cyber, technology, cannabis and green energy, the company said. JD Powers, …

Jan. 1 Renewals Saw ‘Muted Impact’ from 2018’s Catastrophes: Guy Carpenter

The overall impact of catastrophe losses on property rates was muted at the Jan. 1, 2019 reinsurance renewals, but the fourth highest annual catastrophe loss year on record did create questions over pricing adequacy, underwriting strategy and the amount of …

Texas DWC: Firefighters’ Cancer-Related Workers’ Comp Claims – and Denials – an Emerging Issue

How to process cancer-related workers’ compensation claims filed by firefighters’ and emergency medical technicians’ (EMTs) is developing into an emerging issue, Texas workers’ compensation system regulators point out in a report to the Legislature about the status of the workers’ …