Risk Management

Founded in January of 1954, Risk Management is a monthly magazine that features news and industry analysis for corporate risk managers. The magazine has a circulation of 16,000 readers and is published by the Risk and Insurance Management Society Inc. Morgan O'Rourke is Editor-in-Chief. Jared Wade is Editor. Bill Coffin is Publisher/Editorial Director.

Articles from Vol. 49, No. 6, June

A Case Study of Litigation Management by Extranet
IT WAS ONCE the bane of attorneys everywhere: the dreaded exit. Now, those same attorneys cannot live without it. Claims adjusters and in-house attorneys swear by it because it has dramatically changed their practices--for the better. An extranet...
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Beyond Potential
Executive Forum departments Flipping through the pages of this early summer issue of Risk Management Magazine, you will notice a theme: the risk manager. Almost every article discusses the profession from the insider's perspective by profiling what it...
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Beyond Potential. (Executive Forum)
Flipping through the pages of this early summer issue of Risk Management Magazine, you will notice a theme: the risk manager. Almost every article discusses the profession from the insider's perspective by profiling what it takes to be a risk manager....
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Breaking through the Middle Management Ceiling
People in the risk management profession know that risk management is a vital corporate function. They also know that the more involved risk management becomes with the strategic initiatives of the company, the more value it brings to the organization....
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Converging Risk, Part III
Fitting Stories to Statistics Last month, we saw how financial risk managers have become more cautious about putting their faith in quantitative models. While such models clearly have their place, they usually do not capture the kind of novel or extreme...
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Converging Risk, Part III: Fitting Stories to Statistics. (End Analysis)
Last month, we saw how financial risk managers have become more cautious about putting their faith in quantitative models. While such models clearly have their place, they usually do not capture the kind of novel or extreme risks that can threaten...
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Datebook
Conferences JUNE 25-27 ATLANTA CONTINENTAL EXHIBITIONS' EASTERN ERGONOMICS CONFERENCE AND EXPOSITION This inaugural event is being held due to the high demand for an additional East Coast session following December's National Ergonomics...
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Directing a Litigation Plan toward Settlement
Ninety-six percent of all cases settle. Since risk managers are going to settle cases anyway, why not get the cases settled earlier and save money? One way to do this is to improve litigation management. Lawyers use the term "litigation management"...
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Disability-Based Litigation on the Rise
Risk Reporter departmentsAs a result of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) that took effect on July 26, 1992, employers have been paying out of their pockets for discrimination against their disabled workers, and their liability has risen...
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Disability-Based Litigation on the Rise. (Risk Reporter)
As a result of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) that took effect on July 26, 1992, employers have been paying out of their pockets for discrimination against their disabled workers, and their liability has risen sharply. From the...
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Executives Unhappy with Risk Management
Risk Reporter departments According to a study conducted by Chicago-based Aon last October, very few executives are satisfied with their company's approach to risk management, and this concern was evident well before Enron's collapse went public. The...
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Executives Unhappy with Risk Management. (Risk Reporter)
According to a study conducted by Chicago-based Aon last October, very few executives are satisfied with their company's approach to risk management, and this concern was evident well before Enron's collapse went public. The study surveyed 416 officers...
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Get Respect from Your CFO
It may be the single greatest challenge risk managers face today: Getting the ear of the treasurer and the CFO as they struggle to manage skyrocketing insurance costs and a plethora of new concerns that threaten to sink bottom lines and destroy shareholder...
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HIPAA Takes Effect
Rules and Regulations departments On April 14, 2003, the first set of compliance regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) will take effect. When fully implemented, it is conservatively estimated that HIPAA...
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HIPAA Takes Effect. (Rules and Regulations)
On April 14, 2003, the first set of compliance regulations under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) will take effect. When fully implemented, it is conservatively estimated that HIPAA transactions will save providers...
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Is Litigation Management Cost Control?
As I listen to discussions, I grow more and more concerned that what people are calling litigation management" is not what it really is, or at least, not what it is supposed to be. The word litigation comes from the Latin word litigare. Lit or lis means...
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Is Litigation Management Cost Control? (Details)
As I listen to discussions, I grow more and more concerned that what people are calling "litigation management" is not what it really is, or at least, not what it is supposed to be. The word litigation comes from the Latin word litigare. Lit or...
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Looking at the Asian Market Shift
In 1986, Dr. Kailin Tuan, then a professor, now professor emeritus, at Temple University in Philadelphia, presented a speech entitled "The Risk Management Movement: From the Atlantic to the Pacific," at the first Asia Pacific Conference, a conference...
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Looking at the Asian Market Shift. (Global Perspectives)
In 1986, Dr. Kailin Tuan, then a professor, now professor emeritus, at Temple University in Philadelphia, presented a speech entitled "The Risk Management Movement: From the Atlantic to the Pacific," at the first Asia Pacific Conference, a conference...
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Managing Psychological Claims; This Month's Article Explores the Fragile Link between Legitimate Psychological Claims from Employees and Those That Are Unfounded. Next Month's Feature Will Focus on Virtual Emergency Operations Centers
On February 26, 1972, a mining dam collapsed at Buffalo Creek in West Virginia causing a flash flood that killed 125 people and left 4,000 homeless. On July 6, 1989, an Israeli bus was overturned by terrorists, killing 14 and leaving 23 hospitalized....
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Manhattan Needed Therapy after Attacks
According to a report in The New England Journal of Medicine, tens of thousands of Manhattan residents suffered emotional difficulties severe enough to warrant psychiatric treatment following September 11. In a random telephone survey of 1,008 adults...
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Manhattan Needed Therapy after Attacks. (Risk Reporter)
According to a report in The New England Journal of Medicine, tens of thousands of Manhattan residents suffered emotional difficulties severe enough to warrant psychiatric treatment following September 11. In a random telephone survey of 1,008 adults...
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Psychological Claims
On February 26, 1972, a mining dam collapsed at Buffalo Creek in West Virginia causing a flash flood that killed 125 people and left 4,000 homeless. On July 6, 1989, an Israeli bus was overturned by terrorists, killing 14 and leaving 23 hospitalized....
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Risk Management in the Nonprofit Sector
The complexity and diversity of nonprofit organizations is often underestimated. Professionals from the corporate sector think of nonprofit activity as volunteering to coach an after-school sports program, or being a member of the neighborhood association...
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