Ongoing consolidation among U.S. hospitals and health care providers, along with dramatic changes in health care delivery due to the Affordable Care Act, is creating new risks and new risk management challenges for hospital systems and other health care providers. Mergers and acquisitions among providers is creating new scale, new complexity and new exposures. The impact of the reforms will also be felt by providers in their role as employers offering benefit programs that also will be impacted by changes in the health care system. Join us for this free webinar, presented by Zurich, to will explore a range of issues associated with how health care providers should prepare for the Affordable Care Act. Register today to attend the event live online at 2 p.m. Eastern on November 19. The webinar presentation will be led by Dan Nash, Practice Leader-Healthcare for Zurich Insurance, along with a hospital system risk manager to be named. Live attendees will be able to ask questions of the speakers.Register Now.
A growing number of companies are moving to cloud computing to take advantage of the economies of scale it offers by allowing them to share computing resources with large cloud providers, rather than having to rely on their local servers. But this presents a host of issues for the risk manager, perhaps most notably the loss of control inherent in firms turning over their key assets to a third party, and what happens when a breach occurs. Register today to view this free on-demand webinar, sponsored by Aon Corp. to hear our expert speakers explore the risks inherent in cloud computing and how to minimize exposure to losses and liabilities. This free one-hour webinar, explores firms' vulnerability to hacking while in the cloud, what they can do to insure their data's security, the issues raised by the fact that data can be physically stored anywhere in the world, and how firms can retrieve their data if they decide to switch cloud providers, among other issues. Panelists included: Mark Greisiger, President of NetDiligence, a a cyber risk assessment and data breach services provider; and John Mullen, who leads the Privacy and Data Security Practice at Nelson Levine de Luca & Hamilton, focusing on the defense of information security and privacy matters. The webinar was moderated by Business Insurance Senior Editor Judy Greenwald. Register Now.
Employers increasingly recognize that wellness programs are an effective way to improve the health of employee populations, while also having a favorable impact on the cost of health care benefits. Wellness programs not only can help reduce costly health care risks, but also can result in higher productivity, reduced absenteeism and lower disability-related expenses. These wellness benefits are not limited to the largest employers, but also can be achieved by mid-sized and smaller organizations. Register today to attend this free on-demand webinar, sponsored by Aon, to hear our expert panel explore how employers can design and implement a wellness program that achieves strong engagement among employees as well as measurable ROI to demonstrate the value of wellness programs to senior management. The webinar will be presented live online Thursday, May 23 at 2 pm EDT. Panelists include: Paul Landgraf, Director of Human Resource Services for Guardian Industries Corp.; Meg Mosher, Vice President of human resources for SmartPractice; and Thomas Parry, President of the Integrated Benefits Institute. The webinar is moderated by Business Insurance Associate Editor Matt Dunning. Register Now.
Hedge funds and fund managers operate in a fiercely competitive global marketplace defined by new regulatory requirements â€“ UCITS, AIFMD, and Dodd-Frank â€“ with more stringent oversight and increased risk reporting. Faced with this new regulatory environment, asset owners and other investors seek the confidence of enhanced transparency, while internal stakeholders demand risk reports capable of providing critical insights for risk management and decision support. In this on-demand webcast learn how IBM Risk Analytics can help you gain an edge while complying with increasingly stringent regulations, without the need to invest in an in-house deployment or fully-hosted service. Register today.
The consolidation of the health care industry has led to more medical decisions being made by administrators instead of doctors. To that end, there's been a recent spike in medical malpractice catastrophic losses since the onset of consolidation and health reform, which could lead to greater exposure for hospitals. At the same time, buyer-friendly conditions in the medical professional liability market are not expected to last. Medical malpractice coverage costs are expected to experience modest increases in the short term, driven upward primarily by the combination of continued consolidation among providers and projected increases in health care utilization. Register today to attend this free on-demand webinar, sponsored by OneBeacon Professional Insurance, to hear an expert panel discuss how to navigate potential medical malpractice liability issues. This free one-hour, on-demand webinar, also will explore industry consolidation and the implications of health reform on medical malpractice insurers and health care providers. Panelists included: Lisa Havens, Director of Risk Management and Senior Vice President, Legal Counsel for Scott & White Healthcare; Barbara A. Sinclair, Senior Vice President and Complex Risks Division Leader for OneBeacon Professional Insurance; William J. McDonough, Managing Principal for Integro Insurance Brokers. The webinar was moderated by Business Insurance Associate Editor Mike Tsikoudakis. Register Now.
A company's reputation is one of—if not the most important—assets it possesses, so reputational damage can have a dramatic impact on a company's value, perhaps threatening its very survival. At the same time, the risks to reputation are bigger than ever, with social media and Web-based communications allowing reputation threatening information to spread worldwide at the speed of a tweet, while dramatically reducing response time. Learn about threats to organizations' reputations, how they should be managing them and how they should respond if a reputation crisis occurs. Register now for this free on-demand webinar, sponsored by Zurich. Panelists include: Laurie Champion, managing director of Aon Global Risk Consulting's Enterprise Risk Management Practice; Chris Gidez, executive vice president and global leader of Hill+Knowlton Strategies' risk management and crisis communications practice; and Larry Walsh, vice chairman of the Hawthorn Group, a strategic and crisis communications consultant. This webinar is moderated by Business Insurance Senior Editor Rodd Zolkos. Register Now.
Changes in technology and workforce demographics are inevitable factors in shaping the workplace, but each can also introduce new workplace risks for employers. Various business sectors might face new exposures in need of risk management strategies. These can include risks posed by: an increasingly mobile workforce, where more employees work remotely; company social media policies or employee social media use; and by workforce shifts caused by demographic shifts, including an aging workforce and the need to replace many retiring baby boomer employees with a new generation of workers. Register now to watch this free on-demand webinar, sponsored by Zurich, as our expert panel explores these issues, how to spot potential trouble spots and recommendations for what companies must do to address these and other emerging workplace risks. Panelists include: Seymour Adler is a partner of Aon Hewitt, based in New York; Marc Mandelman is a Senior Counsel at Proskauer Rose L.L.P. in New York; and Judith R. Sands is a Case Manager at Duke Raleigh Hospital and risk management consultant in Raleigh, N.C. This webinar is moderated by Business Insurance Associate Editor Michael Tsikoudakis. Register Now.
Companies are allowing more employees to use their own smartphones, digital tablets and other mobile devices at work. The trend has potential benefits, including improved productivity, morale and cost savings. However, employers face inherent security and privacy risks with this practice. Sensitive company information could inadvertently wind up on the cloud because of employees’ actions. Business and personal materials could get mixed and the personal devices can get lost or stolen. Register now to watch this free on-demand webinar, sponsored by Zurich Insurance, that will explain the expanding variety of risks with the use of personal mobile devices in the workplace and how risk managers can monitor a company's exposures and effectively minimize the risks. Speakers will include: Philip L. Gordon, a shareholder in the Denver, Colo., office of Littler Mendelson P.C.; and Peter S. Vogel, a partner at Gardere Wynne Sewell L.P. in Dallas. This webinar is moderated by Business Insurance Senior Editor Judy Greenwald. Register Now.
As the nation's construction sector slowly recovers, many contractors are trying to capitalize by bidding for work in states and regions outside of their usual markets. While the proliferation of contractors into unfamiliar geographic regions is vital to the overall health of the construction industry, a construction firm choosing to explore contract offers in states hundreds of miles from their own HQ must recognize the litany of legal and financial exposures that await them. Register now to view this free on-demand webinar, sponsored by Zurich Insurance, that will explore the regulatory differences between states, including insurance laws, workplace safety standards, litigation trends and medical cost inflation that contractors account for in order to avoid jeopardizing the safety of their workers, the likelihood of successful project delivery and the long-term viability of their companies. Speakers will include Randolph Ruff, a Chicago-based shareholder and head of the construction law practice at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.; Nashville, Tenn.-based Paul Becker, construction practice chairman at Willis North America; and Daniel Sielicki, director of risk management at Monroe, Ohio-based Baker Concrete Construction Inc. The webinar is moderated by Business Insurance Associate Editor Matt Dunning. Register Now.
Employers face health and safety risks when they send their employees overseas to foreign locations, especially to developing countries, either as part of a corporate global expansion or for business travel. Register now to view this free on-demand webinar, sponsored by Zurich Insurance, which will help employers determine the best way to keep track of multinational insurance programs when employees are visiting more than one country, and which nations have the most onerous regulations and taxes. It also will reveal travel and accident insurance options available to employers, including whether they can purchase excess coverage as part of a package policy and still be in compliance with local regulations. Presenting will be Bob Callard, Managing Partner of International Insurance Solutions, a consultant specializing in international insurance issues; Cheryl Lloyd, Director, Liability and Property Programs in the Office of Risk Services at the University of California; and David Mair, managing partner and CEO of Soter Healthcare Inc. in Champlin, Minn. The panelists will be available to field questions from our live online audience. This webinar is moderated by Business Insurance Senior Editor Joanne Wojcik. Register Now.
Already a requisite for most types of public contracts, surety bonds are becoming a more common inclusion in private developers' insurance requirements for contractors, particularly within the context of Public-Private Partnership (P3) construction contracts. Register now to view this free on-demand webinar, sponsored by Zurich Insurance, in which experts in the construction risk and surety bonding fields will explore the many complexities of P3s from a risk management perspective, as well as potential solutions available to construction risk managers through the surety bonding market. For more information, and to register for on-demand viewing click here. Presenting will be Larry Bartelemucci, chair of the Real Estate and Construction Practice Group, at Anderson Kill & Olick, Drew Brach, managing director and U.S. surety practice leader for Marsh Inc., and Lynn Schubert, president of the Surety and Fidelity Association of America. This webinar is moderated by Business Insurance Associate Editor Matthew Dunning Register Now.