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Hub International launches online crisis management center


Middle-market broker Hub International Ltd. has launched an online crisis management center to inform and prepare its risk management clients for all types of disasters including cyber, natural, civil unrest and pandemics.

The Hub Crisis Management Center, a product of Chicago-based Hub International’s risk services division, provides information, resources and access to risk management and claims experts and to businesses, to help reduce the impact of these disasters, Hub said in a statement issued Thursday.

“Implementing an effective plan before a catastrophic event occurs is the best approach to safeguarding a company’s future and keeping families safe,” said Todd Macumber, president of Hub’s international risk services division, in the statement. “We are charged with helping businesses reduce total cost of risk. Being prepared, especially for disasters like hurricanes, makes a tremendous impact in limiting business operation disruptions and profit losses, not to mention that it saves lives.”

Since June is the official start of the North American hurricane season, the site is focused this month on hurricane-specific content including pre- and post-preparedness tips, checklists for ensuring business continuity, first-response claim protocols and more, according to the statement.

Key features of the Hub Crisis Management Center include:

• Live news feeds from sources such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Hurricane Center.

• Timely risk communications based on current events.

• Industry-specific pre- and post-disaster resources including checklists, on-demand webinars and preparation tips.

• Personal interaction with Hub risk consultants.