By: Leigh Ann Pusey
Published July 01, 2013 - 12:08pm CST
Drug costs paid out by workers compensation insurers have spiked in the past decade, and physician-dispensed drugs is one of the reasons why. Leigh Ann Pusey, president and CEO of the American Insurance Association, offers her views on the effects these drugs have on both workers and their employers.
By: Stuart Rose
Published June 30, 2013 - 6:00am CST
As fraudulent claims increase, insurers have new data sources to try and fight the fraud. From industry watch lists to mapping of hot spots, Stuart Rose, global insurance marketing manager at business analytics firm SAS, says data sources are growing rapidly.
By: Robyn Credico
Published June 16, 2013 - 6:00am CST
The financial implications of workers who stay at a company because they cannot afford retirement are real. Employers should analyze their defined contribution plans, says Robyn Credico, defined contribution plan practice leader, North America, for Towers Watson & Co.
By: Joseph Galanti
Published May 08, 2013 - 4:49pm CST
In the aftermath of Sandy, many businesses have realized just how sensitive supply chains can be to unforeseen events, says Joseph Galanti, managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and Dispute Services, particularly those businesses with complex supply chains as they suffered contingent losses due to damaged suppliers without having adequate alternate suppliers.
By: Daniel Wagner
Published April 19, 2013 - 6:31pm CST
As company operations expand internationally, decision-makers often pay too little attention to country risk and the role it plays in successfully operating abroad. Boards, in particular, are vulnerable to making what may turn out to be costly decisions due to a lack of insight into specific countries and not knowing the right questions to ask of senior management, says Daniel Wagner, CEO of...
By: Steven H. Weisman and Nicholas M. Insua
Published April 15, 2013 - 4:27pm CST
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act prompted many insurers to offer compensation clawback endorsements to their directors and officers liability policies. However, new proposed legislation now seeks to keep policyholders from procuring such coverage. Steven H. Weisman and Nicholas M. Insua, partners with McCarter & English L.L.P., explore how passage of this bill could...
By: Robin L. Cohen and William E. Denver
Published April 12, 2013 - 9:36am CST
Superstorm Sandy has left a storm of insurance claims in its wake, and many businesses are finding that their claims are being denied. Robin L. Cohen and William E. Denver of law firm Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman L.L.P. discuss what policyholders can do to protect their rights to coverage.
By: Michael Byrne
Published March 24, 2013 - 6:00am CST
The Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act, enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, has heightened awareness of state self-procurement premium taxes. Michael Byrne of Drinker Biddle & Reath L.L.P. discusses issues for captive owners and managers to consider with regard to the NRRA.
By: Thomas F. Segalla And Troy S. Flascher
Published February 24, 2013 - 6:00am CST
Like any new technology, risks are emerging with the proliferation of nanotechnology. Thomas F. Segalla and Troy S. Flascher of law firm Goldberg Segalla L.L.P. offer information for insurers, manufacturers, science and technology companies, and corporate decision-makers to consider when evaluating risks associated with nanotechnology.
By: Michael Byrne
Published February 07, 2013 - 4:13pm CST
The Nonadmitted and Reinsurance Reform Act, enacted as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, has heightened awareness of state self-procurement premium taxes. Michael Byrne of Drinker Biddle & Reath L.L.P. discusses issues for captive owners and managers to consider with regards to the NRRA.
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