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. 40, No. 11, November

Broker Payoff - Commission? Fee? or Both?
According to the RIMS/Tillinghast 1992 Cost of Risk Survey, all but two types of broker/agent services were overwhelmingly remunerated on a commission basis, if they were paid at all. And except for environmental impairment, the same trend held for compensation...
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Broker Payoff - Commission? Fee? or Both? in the End, Many Risk Managers May Find That Their Optimum Compensation Arrangement Is Actually a Combination of Fees and Commissions
According to the RIMS/Tilling-hast 1992 Cost of Risk Survey, all but two types of broker/agent services were over-whelmingly remunerated on a commission basis, if they were paid at all. And except for environmental impairment, the same trend held...
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Directors' and Officers' Liability
Over the past decade, directors and officers have increasingly become the target of lawsuits brought by disgruntled shareholders, employees and even competitors. In hundreds of recent cases, the settlements have resulted in verdicts in excess of $10...
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Executive Forum
The advent of new technology, much like the automobile at the turn of the century, has permanently changed the infrastructure of modern-day business. No one factor has had greater impact on competitiveness than technology. Likewise, no one factor has...
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Freshening the Air on Indoor Air Pollution
The World Health Organization estimates that 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings may have some form of indoor air pollution (IAP), and the Environmental Protection Agency says that 33 to 50 percent of commercial buildings may have an IAP condition....
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Freshening the Air on Indoor Pollution
The World Health Organization estimates that 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings may have some form of indoor air pollution (IAP), and the Environmental Protection Agency says that 33 to 50 percent of commercial buildings may have an IAP condition....
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Insuring the Next Frontier
Five years ago, top executives at Spacehab Inc. had their eyes on the heavens and their hands on empty pockets. The Arlington, Virginia-based company had developed a pressurized mini-laboratory module design to fit snugly into the cargo bay of the...
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Protecting a Resort's #1 Asset - Its Guests
It was only iftting that a RIMS event such as the 37th Annual Western Regional Conference held at the resort destination of Lake Tahoe would have a session devoted to hotel and casino safety and security. In the case of the Desert Inn Hotel & Casino...
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Recreational Risk Management for Municipalities and Community Groups
While the focus of this article has been on commercial facilities such as resorts and country clubs, many of the risk management recommendations--such as those for pool safety--can be applied to community facilities. In addition to these general risks,...
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Retrospective Insurance Premiums: The Law Favors the Policyholder
INSURANCE POLICIES, PARTICULARLY workers' compensation insurance policies, frequently require the policyholder to pay additional premiums based upon the insurer's outlay to claimants. Even more significant, many of the policies base these additional...
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RIMS 1993 Canadian Conference
This year's Canadian risk management conference, which took place in Halifax betweeb September 15 to 18, set a precedent for future events in Canada. For wne, the conference coincided with the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Nova Scotia Chapter....
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RIMS Western Regional Presents Winning Hand
From Alaska to Arizona, from Alberta to Anaheim, risk managers arrived by the dozens to the 37th Annual Western Regional Conference in Lake Tahoe, California, from September 14 to 17, 1993. Invitations had been sent to every RIMS chapter west of the...
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Risk Management for Recreational Facilities
There is no doubt that most managers at recreational facilities understand the basics of loss control and claims management. However, because many aren't full-time risk managers, it is difficult for them to keep pace with this sophisticated, evolving...
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Risk Management for Recreational Facilities
There is no doubt that most managers at recreational facilities understand the basic loss of control and claims management. However, because many aren't full-time risk managers, it is difficult for them to keep pace with this sophisticated, evolving...
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Risk Management for State-of-the-Art Technologies
In May of 1992, three U.S. astronauts made a spacewalk to rescue an errant satellite. Launched in March 1990, the satellite had failed to reached its intended orbit, imperiling a huge investment of time and money. After three tries, the astronauts...
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Superfund and Risk Management for Owners of Real Estate
In 1980, the U.S. Congress passed a law that has transformed the real estate industry in this country. This law -- the so-called Superfund Act, also known as CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act) -- as well...
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Superfund and Risk Management for Owners of Real Estate
In 1980, the U.S. Congress passed a law that has transformed the real estate industry in this country. This law--the so-called Superfund Act, also known as CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act)--as well as a host...
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Technology's Impact on Risk
The world body of knowledge today doubles every four years. By the year 2010, it is projected to double every 37 days. The transistor density feasible on a computer chip doubles every 18 months. In turn, computer speed and power doubles every 24...
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The Changing Face of Liabililty and Property Insurance
With liability insurance pricing soaring in the United States, Canadian companies that have operations or sales on the other side of the border seek insurance arrangements that recognize that their pure Canadian risks should be priced lower, and that...
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The Changing Face of Liability and Property Insurance
With ability insurance pricing soaring in the United States, Canadian companies that have operations or sales on the other side of the border seek insurance arrangements that recognize that their pure Canadian risks should be priced lower, and that...
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The Changing Role of Risk Management
At this year's North Central Regional Conference, held in Columbus, Ohio, from September 26 to 28, the spotlight was on the increasingly important role of risk management within the organization. Throughout the conference, which was sponsored by the...
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