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 online webinar, sponsored by OneBeacon Professional Insurance, to hear an expert panel discuss how to navigate potential medical malpractice liability issues. This free one-hour webinar, scheduled live Tuesday, June 11 at 2 p.m. Eastern, also will explore industry consolidation and the implications of health reform on medical malpractice insurers and health care providers. Panelists include: 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 will be moderated by Business Insurance Associate Editor Mike Tsikoudakis. 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 online 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.
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.
Some risk managers view cyber security as a concern for their IT departments. Some realize that cyber breaches can cause significant liabilities, but assume their insurance policy will provide the needed coverage. Still others want to actively manage the risk, but worry that they don't have the expertise. This webinar will review why companies should be concerned about cyber security and discuss certain issues to be aware of in attempting to manage the risk. It will also offer helpful tips on how they can attempt to expand their expertise and work with other departments and insurance carriers in an effort to actively manage cyber risks, and will provide an overview as to how authorities view data breaches. Register to view the on-demand webinar. Presenting will be David J. Molitano, Vp of One Beacon Professional Insurance and Division Manager of the insurer's Content, Technology, and Services Division; Ethan Harrington, Risk Manager for H&R Block; and Nithan Sannappa, an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection. Register Now.
In a competitive, fast-paced world success is about one thing â€“ making an impact. From reducing sales cycles and increasing customer retention, to streamlining core business processes and ensuring regulatory compliance, to succeed insurance carriers need to make the immediate and lasting impact that drives bottom line results for their customers. Watch this exclusive Impact: Insurance webinar on-demand to discover new ways you can make an impact for your company. Learn from key industry executives, including Nathaniel Rowe, research analyst at Aberdeen Group, how you can maximize impact on your company's bottom line. Register Now.
Managing cyber risks continues to be a growing and evolving problem for risk managers. Failure to protect an organization's private information from cyber threats can damage a company's reputation, its financial results and customer satisfaction, among other unpleasant results. Join us for this free on-demand webinar, sponsored by Zurich Insurance, in which cyber security experts will discuss tips and best practices for mitigating the personnel, procedural and technology risks associated with cyber risks. Register Now.
This presentation will feature winners of the Entrepreneurial Awards presented by the Entrepreneurial Insurance AllianceÂ© (EIA), a group of forward-thinking companies supporting innovation in the insurance industry. In this webinar, 2011 award winners will share details of their innovative ideas, business challenges their concepts address, and insights on innovation in the insurance industry. The on-demand webinar discussion wil be led by Richard Kerr, CEO of MarketScout, and Mark A. Hofmann, senior editor of Business Insurance. To view this free on-demand event, please register here.
The financial crisis brought enterprise risk management to the forefront for many senior executives across various financial institutions and sparked complex questions about risk tolerance and risk taking. Risk management failures led to losses for financial institutions during and after the crisis, and there is growing pressure on ERM programs to add value to the overall organization. To view this free on-demand event, please register here.