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. 4, April

"Anti-Scab' Bills Restrict Employer Options
EMPLOYERS IN ONTARIO and British Columbia are facing uncertain times ahead in light of two bills enacted this past January that restrict an employer's response options I to a labor dispute, possibly necessitating changes in contingency planning. In...
'Anti-Scab' Bills Restrict Employer Options
Employers in Ontario and British Columbia are facing uncertain times ahead in light of two bills enacted this past January that restrict an employer's response options to a labor dispute, possibly necessitating changes in contingency planning. In particular,...
Banking on Safety at Financial Institutions
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS can be victimized by a wide variety of criminal acts, including bank robberies, check fraud and money laundering schemes. However, at the 1993 American Bankers Association ABA) National Security and Risk Management Conference...
Bringing Risk Management into the Boardroom
The stakes in risk management have never been higher. Especially for firms operating nationally or globally in technology- or asset-intensive industries, the potential for debilitating financial loss is great. At the same time, the accelerating pace...
Dealing with Workplace Sexual Harassment
As the spectacle of the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court unfolded amidst sexual harassment charges leveled against him by Anita Hill, it soon became apparent just how difficult, painful...
Designing a Legal Plan for Your Employees
Designed to provide low-cost legal assistance for employees who could not otherwise afford attorney services, group legal plans are becoming an increasingly popular employee benefit. Companies that use the plans are finding that they offer many advantages...
Dining out in Orlando
Perhaps nowhere else in the country do eating and entertainment go hand-in-hand as in Orlando. Throughout the Orlando area, both in the city and out in the country, visitors will find a selection of theme restaurants and dinner theaters that offer...
Director's Chair
Like most associations, RIMS is putting a renewed emphasis on customer service. It is a vital component of how any business or association will succeed in the next decade, and as the leading association of risk and insurance managers, RIMS needs mechanisms...
Executive Forum
WHAT A YEAR! FROM COAST TO COAST and beyond, I have been the voice of RIMS. I have spoken to community groups, to insurance industry groups, to college students and to risk management groups in other countries. At the same time I have been speaking to...
Florida from Cities to Citrus Groves, the Economy of the Sunshine State Is Looking Brighter
When the intrepid explorer Juan Ponce de Leon set sail from Spain, his royal mandate was clear: bring back to the crown gold and silver from the New World. What he found when he touched the sandy shore of Florida were riches of a different sort: restorative...
Foreign Insurers in the U.S. Market
With much discussion focused on threatening trade wars and protectionism, and in light of an increase in fraudulent activities perpetrated by foreign nationals and insurers operating in the U.S. market, it is hardly surprising that some people feel...
Highlights of the Conference
These days, business professionals must take every opportunity to pursue excellence in their chosen field of endeavor and keep on top of industry trends. In the discipline of risk management, the annual RIMS Conference provides the ideal opportunity...
Insurance Issues for Financial Institutions
FOR RISK MANAGERS, KEEPing on top of the trends affecting crime insurance bonds and directors' and officers' (D&O) liability policies is critical to maintaining sufficient coverage for their institutions' risks. At the 1993 American Bankers Association...
Medical Cost Control Techniques
Today, medical costs have become a top concern among U.S. corporations. In order to determine the extent to which self-insuring companies utilize medical cost containment techniques, professors Richard B. Corbett, Claude C. Lilly, Robert A. Marshall...
New Exhibitors for 1993
This year's exhibitors will represent an exciting variety of new products and services. Here is just a small sample of the companies who'll be new to the RIMS exhibit hall, covering everything from driver training programs to environmental compliance...
Phantom Risk: Scientific Inference and the Law
Thus, phantom risk is, arguably: miscarriage resulting from work at video display terminals, birth defects in children caused by the mother's use of the drug Bendectin, cancer from magnetic fields, lung cancer produced by the very slight levels of...
RIMS Annual Conference 1993
Then the intrepid explorer Juan Ponce de Leon set sail from Spain, his royal mandate was clear: bring back to the crown gold and silver from the New World. What he found when he touched the sandy shore of Florida were riches of a different sort: restorative...
RIMS Intelligencer: Tradition Runs Deep in Minnesota
As surely as the venerable groundhog comes out of its burrow to predict the weather every first week of February so emerge the risk managers, brokers and underwriters from their offices in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area to attend the annual Minnesota...
Risk-Based Capital Tests and Insurers
Confronted by an alarming increase in the number and size of insurer insolvencies, regulators in December approved new uniform risk-based capital requirements for life insurers, which will be followed up with similar rules governing property/casualty...
Solving the Workers' Compensation Problem through Coalitions
Just how bad is the workers' compensation problem? A Tillinghast study found that nearly 70 percent of middle* to large-sized companies considered the workers' compensation system to be in disarray and a threat to the financial results of their companies....
Spotlight on Speakers
OLIVER NORTH Few will forget the summer of 1987 when now-retired U.S. Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North testified before Congress and the entire nation regarding his role -- and that of Reagan administration officials -- in the Iran-Contra scandal. ...
Superfund and Real Estate Transactions
If there is any topic on which business and government are divided--the issue is Superfund. The ramifications of Superfund are far-reaching, affecting everything from the economic recession and industrial space within inner cities to U.S. businesses'...
The Evolution of Risk Management
Risk management is best understood through its history. The period from World War II to the mid-1960s was a formative one, characterized by burgeoning enterprise and creativity on the part of business-people, inventors and lawyers. New risks appeared,...
The Risk Manager's Pivotal Role in D&O
Due to its highly sensitive nature, handling a directors' and officers' liability (D&O) claim can be a much more complex process than managing a claim that occurs under other types of insurance. Therefore, the risk manager who brings expertise...
The Sights of Orlando
Orlando has come a long way since the early days of its incorporation. Back in 1875 it was little more than a 1sq.-mile-wide city named, according to popular legend, after a U.S. soldier killed while on sentinel duty. Today the city is the heart of...
While You're at the Magic Kingdom
When strapped into the Space Mountain attraction at Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom Park, your car plummets down the track and zooms into blackness as meteors and stars explode all around yon. However, you can be sure that Walt Disney World Co. has...
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