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The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1, and business and employees can prepare for storms by making their property safe and more resistant to hurricane hazards. Following are some tips for companies to better prepare for a hurricane.
May 29, 2012 CST
June 03, 2013 CST
The need for the COBRA safety net will shrink dramatically next year when lower- and middle-income COBRA beneficiaries will become eligible for federal premium subsidies to buy coverage through public insurance exchanges. Due to those subsidies, exchange coverage will be much less costly — by thousands of dollars in many cases — than COBRA, in which beneficiaries pay a premium equal to 102% of the group rate for coverage employers provide to active employees. That new coverage alternative is only one of many changes affecting COBRA beneficiaries and employers since the passage of the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act in 1986 that requires employers to extend health coverage to employees when they quit or are laid off and to spouses due to death, divorce or marital separation.
May 22, 2013 CST
May 01, 2013 CST
Business Insurance’s photographer Michael Marcotte captured the action at the Risk & Insurance Society Inc.’s annual conference and exhibition in Los Angeles April 21-24. The following photo gallery includes shots of the golf tournament, the opening reception, the awards luncheon, the exhibit hall, the Risk Manager of the Year® Breakfast and other scenes from RIMS 2013.
April 25, 2013 CST
The percentage of the U.S. population with employer-sponsored health insurance coverage has plunged over the past decade. Averaged over 2010 and 2011, just 59.5% of the population under age 65 received employment-based coverage. That’s a drop of more than 10 percentage points compared with the 69.7% of the nonelderly population that received employment-based coverage averaged over 1999 and 2000, according to a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation analysis.
April 15, 2013 CST
A strain of bird flu that previously had not been seen in humans infected nine people in China and killed three, according to Reuters. Scientists say the H7H9 virus has developed some mutations that could potentially lead to a human pandemic.
April 08, 2013 CST
April 01, 2013 CST
Business Insurance held its Risk Management Summit March 5 & 6 in New York. Attendees heard case studies and panel discussions addressing major risk management concerns for large organizations. A selection of photos from the summit follow.
Photos by Mike Marcotte
March 12, 2013 CST
Even robust investment results and record employer contributions to their pension plans in 2012 could not completely offset low interest rates that inflated the value of the plans’ benefit obligations, according to a Milliman Inc. analysis of the 100 U.S. employers with the largest pension programs.
March 26, 2013 CST
Grand Forks, N.D., a community devastated in 1997 by floodwater from the Red River, today stands as a model for disaster preparedness and resiliency. Working with federal and local governments and the community, Grand Forks completed its flood-protection project 10 years after the historic flood. Now the city says it could handle a 500-year flood event. Photos provided by City of Grand Forks
March 24, 2013 CST
Tornadoes are most common between March and June in North America, according to the Insurance Information Institute, which recently released safety tips, including steps businesses can take to ensure their workers’ safety.
March 15, 2013 CST
Monday marks two years since a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. Here is a look at some of the country’s rebuilding efforts since then.
March 11, 2013 CST
As new captive domiciles continue to form around the world, the largest captive domiciles have distinct characteristics that help set them apart from the rest of the pack. Here’s how the top domiciles ranked in Business Insurance’s annual survey of the world’s captive domiciles.
March 10, 2013 CST
March 04, 2013 CST
March 01, 2013 CST
April 20 marks the two-year anniversary of the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, which killed 11 workers and triggered the largest U.S. offshore oil spill after BP P.L.C.’s Macondo well ruptured.
April 20, 2012 CST
The newest Business Insurance white paper focuses on how companies can prepare for incidents of workplace violence, how they can prepare their workforces to respond to these incidents, and how they can prevent these incidents from occurring.
February 11, 2013 CST
The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud has inducted eight new members into its Insurance Fraud Hall of Shame. “The Hall of Shame annually dishonors the year’s most brazen, vicious or plain klutzy convicted insurance criminals,” said the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud. “The Hall of Shame helps brand insurance fraud as a costly and socially deviant crime by detailing true-life cases, and the damage caused by these masters of disaster.” All were convicted or had other legal closure in the past year.
February 05, 2013 CST
February 01, 2013 CST
With Super Bowl XLVII approaching this Sunday in New Orleans, Business Insurance asked Chris Rogers, director of risk control, and Lori Shaw, sports and leisure practice leader for Aon Risk Solutions for some tips to help risk managers stay ahead of the game. Here’s what they had to say.
January 31, 2013 CST
January 02, 2013 CST
Capped by a Supreme Court ruling, health care reform law-related developments dominated employee benefit issues in 2012.
December 23, 2012 CST
A late-season megastorm and the announcement of changes at the top of two of the world’s three largest brokerages helped make 2012 a year to remember in the annals of risk management.
December 23, 2012 CST
Business Insurance held its 2012 Women to Watch Leadership Workshop and Awards Luncheon on Dec. 4 at the Hilton in New York to honor 25 women professionals in risk management, benefits management and insurance.
December 06, 2012 CST
December 03, 2012 CST
Buyers Choice Awards were presented to honorees at a luncheon in Chicago on Nov. 15.
November 25, 2012 CST
This Friday marks the start of the holiday shopping season, and some retailers are even opening their doors on Thanksgiving. Businesses dealing with large crowds and rushed shoppers can use the following safety tips to ensure their Black Friday events are safe and successful.
November 19, 2012 CST