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2015 Innovation Award winners recognized

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The 2015 Business Insurance Innovation Awards showcase the best new products and services launched over the past year for risk managers. This awards program, which started in 2010, recognizes innovation in the insurance and risk management sector, and the high caliber of the winning entries shows that commercial insurers, brokers and other service providers continue to break new ground with their offerings.

All of the nominations were reviewed by an independent judging panel composed of professional risk managers, and the 10 highest-scoring nominations were selected for the 2015 Innovation Awards, which will be presented during the Business Insurance Risk Management Summit to be held March 4-5 in New York.

The winning entries range from insurance coverage for drones to an analytics dashboard for workers compensation.

The nomination process for the 2016 Innovation Awards will begin in the fall.

For more information, visit www.businessinsurance.com or email Business Insurance Editor Gavin Souter at gsouter@businessinsurance.com.


THE WINNERS

Ace Ltd., Ace Logistical Environmental Response Technology

American International Group Inc., Unmanned Aircraft Insurance

FM Global, Resilience Index

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., One2One Risk Solutions

Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., RiskTrac Workers Compensation Analytics Interactive Dashboard

Marsh L.L.C., Prime Habitational Property Insurance Facility

Riskonnect Inc./IASIS Healthcare L.L.C., Return to Work

Ventiv Technology Inc., Combined Corporate & Captive Risk Management Solution

XL Group P.L.C., P3 Plus

Zurich Insurance Group Ltd., My Zurich 2.0


Panel of judges

All of the entries for the 2015 Business Insurance Innovation Awards were reviewed by an independent panel of judges, all of whom are risk management professionals.

The judges assessed the entries based on five criteria: Originality in serving the needs of professional risk managers; relevance to the core concerns of risk managers; effectiveness in solving one or more problems in the risk management process of identifying, assessing/analyzing, controlling and/or financing risk; the presentation of the product or service in terms of its ease of use and understanding; and the results achieved when implemented by risk managers.

The judges scored each entry, and the 10 highest-scoring entries were selected as the 2015 Innovation Awards winners.

THE 2015 JUDGES

Patricia Grass

Senior manager, corporate insurance

GATX Corp.

Delany Haj

Treasury global insurance lead,

global risk assessment and insurance

Accenture P.L.C.

Brian Sammons

Assistant vice president of risk management

Equity Residential

Terry Sampson

Director of risk management

The Art Institute of Chicago

Amy L. Scovill

Director of insurance and risk management

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.