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Understanding TRIA and Terrorism Risk Insurance

On Jan. 8, 2015, Congress reauthorized the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), the federal terrorism risk insurance backstop. TRIA was allowed to expire on Dec. 31, 2014. The bill will be effective as soon as the president signs it, an action that is expected in before the end of the month. What is Terrorism Risk [...]

Obesity and Workers' Compensation Costs

A study conducted by the Duke University Medical Center found that obese workers file twice as many workers’ compensation claims, were absent from work 13 more days from a work-related injury and had seven times higher medical costs for claims than the average non-obese employee. Obesity is bad not only for the individual and his [...]

Halloween Safety Tips for Homes and Businesses

Halloween is in a few days, and many home and business owners don't realize the risks associated with the holiday. Ghosts and goblins won't do nearly as much damage as an injured child or a candle fire. Insurance Programs of America wants to remind all home and business owners to take the steps necessary to [...]

Miami at Risk Without Coastal Flood Insurance

Not having coastal flood insurance in Florida is silly; not having coastal flood insurance in Miami is crazy. Miami's antiquated flood-control system was designed more than 60 years ago, before the area exploded with development and became one of America's largest cities. All it will take is one major storm surge from a hurricane to [...]

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New OSHA Regulations and Recordkeeping Rules

Beginning January 1, 2015, establishments located within Federal OSHA jurisdiction must comply with new, expanded recordkeeping requirements. Establishments located in states operating their own safety and health programs should contact the appropriate state authority to determine the start date for the new requirements. Under the new reporting requirements, employers must report the following to OSHA: [...]

Cyber Risks, Privacy Management Rank High in Top Risks Among Execs

New researched based on a survey conducted by global consulting firm Proviti and North Carolina State University’s ERM Initiative highlights a host of significant risk drivers contributing to the risk dialogue taking place in boardrooms and executive offices throughout public and private companies in the United States. More than 370 board members and executives across [...]

More Reason for Cyber Liability Insurance: Hotel Mobile Bookings to Spike in 2014

Last month in our blog, in our discussion on cyber risk management, we cited that hotels and motels accounted for 9% of all data breaches last year. This figure is according to data made available in Trustwave’s 2013 Global Security Report. With the rise in mobile use for hotel bookings, increased implementation of cloud computing, [...]

Hotel Risk Management: Bracing for Data Breaches

In the past, we’ve discussed the fact that increasingly more companies are stepping up their efforts to stem cyber attacks and data breaches with preventative measures. Additionally, large and small organizations are realizing the need for Cyber Liability insurance to help protect company assets in the event of a breach. In fact, many in the [...]

If Passed, Could ENDA Spark an Uptick in Employment Practices Litigation?

In our blog two months ago, we covered some of the issues that are poised to potentially affect the employment practices environment, including the unconstitutionality of DOMA, an uptick in religious discrimination and age discrimination, the use of criminal background checks for employment purposes, etc. Now we have ENDA, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, once again [...]

Risk Management: Disaster Planning for Condominium Properties

As we approach the one-year mark when Super Storm Sandy ripped its way across entire communities on the East Coast pummeling houses and businesses, there are many lessons to be learned. Many businesses are still reeling from the effects of Sandy and are not back to their normal levels of revenue before the storm hit. [...]