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. 56, No. 9, November

A New Approach to Disability Management
As the saying goes, what is not measured cannot be managed. In the workplace, this holds true for non-occupational illnesses and injuries that, while costly in their own right, are tracked in less detail than work-related incidents that result in workers...
Back to Basics
In the current economy, companies are looking for ways to reduce costs and maintain profitability. A workers compensation program can be complicated and many business owners and executives are unaware of how to control related costs. In order to get...
Best Brands 2009
When a picture of a can of Coke is recognizable to citizens in the poorest nations of the world, you have a good brand. When your restaurant serves food to 47 million customers per day in 122 countries, you have a good brand. And when your search engine...
Best Brands 2009
When a picture of a can of Coke is recognizable to citizens in the poorest nations of the world, you have a good brand. When your restaurant serves food to 47 million customers per day in 122 countries, you have a good brand. And when your search engine...
Beware of Watchdog?
A new EU financial sector regulatory system may help manage risks, but London and insurers are skeptical.In the wake of the global economic crisis, the European Union has proposed sweeping changes to financial sector regulation throughout its 27 member...
Beware of Watchdog? A New EU Financial Sector Regulatory System May Help Manage Risks, but London and Insurers Are Skeptical
In the wake of the global economic crisis, the European Union has proposed sweeping changes to financial sector regulation throughout its 27 member countries. "Our aim is to protect European taxpayers from a repeat of the dark days of autumn 2008,...
Building Relationships to Strengthen Risk Programs
In today's challenging business environment, it is more important than ever that the three points of the risk program triangle--insurer, broker and buyer--can work together to protect the policyholder's employees and the bottom line. From identifying...
Building Relationships to Strengthen Risk Programs
In today's challenging business environment, it is more important than ever that the three points of the risk program triangle - insurer, broker and buyer - can work together to protect the policyholder's employees and the bottom line. From identifying...
Come Together
Shivan Subramaniam of FM Global speaks about the difficulties of integrating two organizations after a merger or acquisition.M&A is one of those moments where the organizations involved have an opportunity to take stock of who they are and what they...
Come Together: Shivan Subramaniam of FM Global Speaks about the Difficulties of Integrating Two Organizations after a Merger or Acquisition
M&A is one of those moments where the organizations involved have an opportunity to take stock of who they are and what they want to accomplish strategically. They can be such a great opportunity, but unfortunately many of them rail. In such...
Global Presents
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement is on the rise. Here is some advice to ensure compliance.In many countries, executives and public officials routinely exchange gifts, leaving little distinction between friendly gestures, political contributions...
Global Presents: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Enforcement Is on the Rise. Here Is Some Advice to Ensure Compliance
In many countries, executives and public officials routinely exchange gifts, leaving little distinction between friendly gestures, political contributions and bribes. To better define those lines, the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) prohibits...
In Memoriam
Not long ago, I was asked to share a special memory about working for RIMS. Instantly, I recalled the vacation to Cape Cod my family and I took this summer. We go there every year, but this time, as we were ordering breakfast in a diner in Provincetown,...
Learning from Past Pandemics
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Pandemics are rare events. Our understanding of them comes mainly from data and information obtained from studying four events over the past 120 years: the 1889 "Russian Flu" pandemic, the 1918 "Spanish Flu," the 1957 "Asian...
Learning from Past Pandemics
Pandemics are rare events. Our understanding of them comes mainly from data and information obtained from studying four events over the past 120 years: the 1889 "Russian Flu" pandemic, the 1918 "Spanish Flu," the 1957 "Asian Flu" and the 1968 "Hong Kong...
Lessons from H1N1's First Wave
In the United States, the H1N1 outbreak was originally more bark than bite. But as it threatens to return worse than ever, risk managers must ensure their companies are ready for the worst. Fortunately, the pandemic's first wave taught us four key facts...
Lessons from H1N1's First Wave: In the United States, the H1N1 Outbreak Was Originally More Bark Than Bite. but as It Threatens to Return Worse Than Ever, Risk Managers Must Ensure Their Companies Are Ready for the Worst. Fortunately, the Pandemic's First Wave Taught Us Four Key Facts That Can Be Used to Plan for This Year's Flu Season
"Between the extremes of panic and complacency lies the solid ground of vigilance." This statement by Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), sums up how we should all be responding to pandemic threats. Pandemic planning...
New Rules for Chinese Insurance
On October 1, China enacted a new insurance law that is intended to make the country's commercial and personal insurance markets more efficient and effective while assuring greater protection for consumers. The law, which is the latest version of the...
Obesity Court
Several courts have ruled that employers must pay for obesity-related surgery.In July, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that the costs of treating obesity- related disease may have climbed as high as $ 1 47 billion in 2008 - almost...
Obesity Court: Several Courts Have Ruled That Employers Must Pay for Obesity-Related Surgery
In July, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that the costs of treating obesity-related disease may have climbed as high as $147 billion in 2008--almost 10% of all total U.S. medical costs. The study found that costs had nearly...
On Foreign Ground
Insuring and Protecting Your Employees AbroadWith globalization and international trade increasing, more U. S. -based organizations are sending their employees to other countries on both short- and long-term assignments. For these employers, making sure...
On Foreign Ground: Insuring and Protecting Your Employees Abroad
With globalization and international trade increasing, more U.S.-based organizations are sending their employees to other countries on both short-and long-term assignments. For these employers, making sure their employees have appropriate workers compensation...
Scalped
By the time you read this, the NFL season will be well underway. And if there is any justice, the football gods will have relegated the Washington Redskins to last place. Mind you, I never had any special hatred for the Redskins. In fact, despite their...
The Hidden Risks of Green Buildings
Though the idea of environmentally sound buildings is nothing new, the popularity of green buildings has increased in recent years, thanks in part to society's eagerness to combat climate change and limit the amount of corporate waste. As the pressure...
The Trouble with Securing Collateral
Policyholders routinely post collateral in connection with their captive insurance operations, deductible reimbursement programs and workers compensation policies. At its most basic level, the collateral is used to secure obligations that the policyholder...
The United States of Green
Over the past decade, energy-efficient construction and other environmentally friendly initiatives have significantly raised the nation's green profile. Still, some cities remain more eco-conscious than others. While there are no objective EPA criteria...