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. 39, No. 11, November

23rd Annual RIMS Southeastern Regional Conference: Accident
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then imagine the value of a picture that saves millions of dollars by visually reconstructing an accident and helping to defend a claim. Although accident reconstruction and demonstrative evidence have a reputation...
23rd Annual RIMS Southeastern Regional Conference: Accident Reconstruction
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then imagine the value of a picture that saves millions of dollars by visually reconstructing an accident and helping to defend a claim. Although accident reconstruction and demonstrative evidence have a reputation...
23rd Annual RIMS Southeastern Regional Conference: Federal vs. State Regulation
Since the insurance industry continues to rage over regulation, it is no small wonder that the first general session of the 23rd Annual Southeastern Regional Education Conference presented a panel debate over the choice between federal or state solvency...
36th Annual RIMS Western Regional Conference: Contractual Risks and TQM
Risk managers who possess the technical and legal knowledge required to handle business agreements and contracts can provide a tremendous service to their companies, says Scott Lange, risk manager for Microsoft Corporation. "Many risk managers say that...
36th Annual RIMS Western Regional Conference: EDP and Risks
When it comes to protecting EDP systems, risk managers should emphasize loss prevention techniques, states Gary Baxter, assistant director of insurance for Weyerhaeuser Company and chair of the 1992 Western Regional Conference. "For EDP systems, loss...
36th Annual RIMS Western Regional Conference: Environmental
At the 36th Annual Western Regional Conference held from September 29 through October 2 in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, conference participants had the opportunity to meet with other risk managers and discuss some of the pressing issues of the day. The conference,...
36th Annual RIMS Western Regional Conference: Environmental Liability
At the 36th Annual Western Regional Conference held from September 29 through October 2 in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, conference participants had the opportunity to meet with other risk managers and discuss some of the pressing issues of the day. The conference,...
Accident Reconstruction
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then imagine the value of a picture that saves millions of dollars by visually reconstructing an accident and helping to defend a claim. Although accident reconstruction and demonstrative evidence have a reputation...
A New Look at Financial Insurance Products
RECENTLY, SEVERAL REINSURance companies have begun to design and market financial insurance products. Typically, these products are sold to corporations to provide coverage for either environmental impairment liabilities that are difficult to insure...
Calling Attention to the Late Notice Problem
EVERY YEAR, HUNDREDS of millions of dollars of insurance coverage is forfeited because of policyholders' natural reluctance to give notice of claims and occurrences to t h .e i r i n s u r e r s. Understandably, risk managers often wait until the...
Calling Attention to the Late Notice Problem
Every year hundreds of millions of dollars of insurance coverage is forfeited because of policyholders' natural reluctance to give notice of claims and occurrences to their insurers. Understandably, risk managers often wait until the extent of a loss...
Changes Ahead for Captives and Reinsurers
CAPTIVES IN Bermuda beware! No, it's not another hurricane. It's the Companies Amendment Act of 1992. Enacted on July 1, 1992 in Bermuda, the Companies Amendment Act eliminates the qualifying share provision affecting directors and results in a number...
Claims-Made vs. Occurrence Coverage
WHILE THE USE OF CLAIMS-MADE coverage has spread through virtually all lines of insurance and all companies, it has done so with many variations. As a result, no company can be certain of the continuity of its coverage unless an in-depth analysis is...
EDP and Risks
When it comes to protecting EDP systems, risk managers should emphasize loss prevention techniques, states Gary Baxter, assistant director of insurance for Weyerhaeuser Company and chair of the 1992 Western Regional Conference. "For EDP systems,...
Environmental Liability
At the 36th Annual RIMS Western Regional Conference held from September 29 through October 2 in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, conference participants had the opportunity to meet with other risk managers and discuss some of the pressing issues of the day....
Federal vs. State Regulation
Since the insurance industry continues to rage over regulation, it is no small wonder that the first general session of the 23rd Annual Southeastern Regional Education Conference presented a panel debate over the choice between federal or state solvency...
Grappling with Family Leave Legislation
A REVOLUTION IS brewing in the offices, plants and factories of the United States. Once dominated by white males, today's American workplace is rapidly becoming more heterogeneous as increasing numbers of women, minorities and older workers swell the...
Improving Performance with Process Analysis
INCREASED PRESsure on businesses to curb costs in these economically trying times has forced today's risk managers to solve a particularly vexing dilemma -- how to improve the quality of risk management services while reducing the time required to...
Keeping the Lid on Secrets
IN THEIR CONTINUOUS EFFORTS TO ENHANCE profits, today's companies are developing a profusion of new, highly sophisticated products such as video telephones, 3-D video games, supercomputers and wonder drugs for a broad range of illnesses. However, as...
Quebec Chronicle
There is one striking feature that distinguishes the Quebec Chapter from all other RIMS chapters: it operates in a bilingual environment. While some from outside of the province might view this situation as one that fosters confusion, Chapter President...
Recent Trends in Compensation Planning
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE is down, job security concerns are up, manufacturing is experiencing severe global competitive difficulties, the economy is facing deflation, the country's largest export market - the United States - has been drying up, unemployment...
Risk Management Roundtable: Improving Performance with Process Analysis
Increased pressure on businesses to curb costs in these economically trying times has forced today's risk managers to solve a particularly vexing dilemma--how to improve the quality of risk management services while reducing the time required to produce...
The Future of Health Care Technologies
AMERICAN BUSINESSES that provide health care for their workers face the daunting challenge of furnishing these benefits at affordable price rates. Considering the dramatic escalation in health care costs in recent years, accomplishing this task is...
What Works in Managed Care
THE TERM MANAGED CARE HAS BECOME one of the most misunderstood phrases in today's business world. As used by the hundreds of managed care vendors who compete in the marketplace, the phrase can mean a broad spectrum of treatment approaches ranging from...
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