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Information focused on insurance and enterprise risk management, such as: risk management concepts, case studies, D&O, EPL, environmental & medical professional liability. Insurer credit ratings. Claims management. Structured settlements. Risk management information systems (RMIS) technology. Business interruption. Insurance fraud. Liablity exposures. Product liability. E&O. Conferences and seminars. Discussion groups and message boards. Reinsurance. Alternative risk. Captives. Risk management department programs and manuals. Loss reserving. Cyberliability. Catastrophes. Surety.

Actuarial Insurance

Actuarial models, loss reserving tools, CAS papers and more.

Alternative Risk

Basics related to captives, risk retention groups and purchasing groups, captive associations and other alternative risk subjects.

Auto Liability

Auto insurance basics. Explanation of auto insurance coverages. Car insurance consumer information. Description of the preferred repair shop process for auto claims. Outline of 20 items related to conducting an independent automotive damage appraisal. How to handle damage claims for 'specialty' automobiles.

Business Interruption

Articles on business interruption including calculating business interruption values. Effects of corporate reengineering. Lessons learned from disasters.

Captives

How to select a state or foreign captive domicile. State rules and regulations governing captives.

Cargo Insurance

Overview of ocean cargo insurance coverages. Factors to consider when deciding whether to purchase transit protection.

Catastrophes

Information on insurance catastrophe losses in the USA - claims data, etc.

Certs

Full text of a risk management program for vendor certificates of insurance.

Chinese Drywall

Hazards caused by imported drywall resulting in metal corrosion and health problems. Results of studies on indoor air quality plus analysis of HVAC, gas distribution and fire safety equipment in residences with Chinese drywall.

Claims Management

Information on claims management, e.g., structured settlements, importance of prompt reporting, construction claim guidance, preservation of evidence, etc. Self-insurance & claims administrators/adjustors selection/evaluation checklist of TPAs. Variations in imaging technology and the issues confronting claims adjusters. Experts offer tips to adjusters about salvage.

Climate Change

The implications of global climate change as it affects businesses - risk management and insurance

Company Communications

Press releases, investor relations, financials from the websites of insurers and reinsurers

Construction Insurance

Risk management articles for the construction industry. Best Practices For Owner-Controlled Insurance Programs. Construction defects. Contingent Liability of the Multi-Employer Work Site. Case studies of environmental claims sorted by contractor groups. Issues with substituting finite risk insurance for sub performance & payment bonds. Builders risk insurance claim management. Surety bond basics.

Consumer Insurance

Consumer insurance guides, brochures articles and alerts.

Coverage Issues

Issues surrounding insurance coverages such as additional insureds. Insurance coverage analysis. Policy wording issues. Waivers of subrogation issues.

Credit Risk

Domestic and export trade credit insurance basics. Z-Score Bankruptcy-Predictor. Insuring your receivables. US Export-Import Bank's Export Credit Insurance Program. Estimating Uncollectible Accounts.

Directors Insurance

Guide on implementing an effective Directors & Officers loss prevention program. D&O Liability issues for nonprofit organizations. Advantages and disadvantages of three year D&O policies.

Environmental Risk

Advice on environmental insurance for general business and industrial facilities. Brownfield's insurance. Environmental litigation. Environmental coverage case law. Environmental claim management. Description of environmental risk.

EPL

Overviews & answers to common questions. Key legal cases. Market survey of policies & endorsements available, etc. Sexual misconduct. Employer liability for workplace violence. Various types of employment practices liability claims. Risk management in the employment relationship.

ERM

Enterprise Risk Management materials.

Errors-Omissions

E&O-related loss prevention libraries for architects, engineers, accountants, lawyers, construction project owners, real estate, pension & benefit plan administrators, etc.

Hold Harmless

Full text of a university's policy on hold harmless and indemnity agreements.

Inland Marine

Insurance for equipment breakdown. Issues, strategies and solutions related to six major power issues.

Insurance Fraud

Information on fraudulent claims. Red flags. Property insurance fraud. Attorney fraud. Tips on how to make best use of video surveillance. Insurance fraud recognition.

Insurance Headlines

Daily headlines and weekly news articles of interest to insurance and risk management professionals.

Insurance Trends

Articles from risk management and insurance industry leaders on industry trends and topics such as banks selling insurance, the effect of the internet on distribution methods (e.g., the effect on middlemen), electronic commerce and more.

Liability Insurance

Miscellaneous liability-related information, such as, managing hired contractors. Fiduciary liability. Liability of a predecessor company. Umbrella vs excess liability. White papers on liability issues. Police Liability Assessment Guide. Liability insurance and benefit plans.

Managing Risk

Working papers & case studies related to risk management & insurance. Benchmarking in the risk management process. Risk management principles and strategies. Reengineering. Catastrophe exposures.

OCIP

Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIP) and construction wrap up risk management materials. Sample forms and programs. Basic benefits of OCIPs and wrap-ups. Full text of an OCIP manual in use by a state agency.


P-C Insurance

Actuarial library. Finite risk insurance. Insurance Research Council information. ISO insurance issues. NAIC white papers. Punitive damages and insurance. Insurer insolvency. Articles on insurance, reinsurance, finance and economics.

Political Risk

Articles and references related to political risk in countries other than the USA.

Privacy

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act requirements for financial insitutions. Full text of the act, checklists, discussion of issues and more.

Product Liability

Product liability insurance issues. Legal resources related to product liability lawsuits. Articles and bulletins related to product liability.

Property Insurance

Articles and resources related to risk management, property insurance, property risk control, etc.

Public Liability

Risk management resources related to the risks and controls to be implemented when the public is exposed to the workplace. Includes public visitor protection program, ride-along and tag-along programs, risks from premises security litigation, trip and fall exposures, etc.

Rating Agencies

Canadian and US rating agencies with online reports (A.M. Best, S&P, D&B, Duff & Phelps, etc.) Rating information on insurance carriers.

Reinsurance

Definitions. Industry reports. Contract language. Tutorial on the fundamentals of reinsurance. Reinsurance industry information. Pricing and financial modeling. Insurance fraud and reinsurance.

Risk Control Programs

Full text of a risk management program manual. Information and examples of establishing a written risk management policy statement. Outline of a generic risk management manual.

Risk Management Dept

Each provides a variety of risk management and insurance information such as claims instructions, certificates of insurance, handbooks, newsletters, etc.

RMIS

Answers to common questions on risk management information systems. Role of information technology. Review of vendors & their systems. Press releases, etc. Insurance data management. Standards for injury coding. Directories of RMIS providers.

Surety

Information on surety bonds.


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