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. 44, No. 4, April

A Change at the Helm
When the RIMS staff bid farewell to Executive Director Gene Ricci in February, it was a ceremonious good-bye. But it was also an official welcome to his successor, Linda Lamel. In a way, the RIMS staff was witnessing the past, present and future of the...
Atlanta Excursions
Atlanta is home to an array of eclectic excursions. From sports to art to history, there's something for just about everyone. CNN Center The world headquarters of the Turner Broadcasting System, CNN and Headline News studios, this center also houses...
Atlanta Restaurants
Atlanta's restaurants are as plentiful as they are palatable. Following are just a few of the favorites: Kudzu Cafe New Southern cuisine is the going fare at this casual locale, featuring such delights as crab-meat fritters, boneless barbecue-rib sandwiches...
Atlanta Web Sites
Help Attendees Plan Given the steady stream of travelers to Atlanta, it's not surprising that a host of World Wide Web sites provide useful and current visitor information. As is usually the case with Internet research, however, it's important to evaluate...
Changing Face of Risk Management: Greater Emphasis on Financial Skills
As more organizations adopt integrated approaches to risk management, the function is evolving into a more important part of their overall financial strategies, according to several speakers at a recent forum. As a result, a greater emphasis is being...
Compensability Varies by State; Cumulative Trauma Disorders
What is your rate of cumulative trauma disorder (CTD) claims? How much will your company pay, on average? And, in case of dispute, what are your chances of winning? According to a recent report, it depends on where you live. A study by the Center...
Cumulative Trauma Disorders: Compensability Varies by State
What is your rate of cumulative trauma disorder (CTD) claims? How much will your company pay, on average? And, in case of dispute, what are your chances of winning? According to a recent report, it depends on where you live. A study by the Center for...
Drapeau Term Comes to a Close
Lou Drapeau has earned a reputation for being a technical expert at The Budd Company. Of course he's extremely knowledgeable about loss ratios, premium allocations and risk retentions. As the manager of insurance and risk management for this global manufacturing...
Executive Forum
AS WE GATHER THIS MONTH IN ATLANTA for the RIMS Annual Conference and Exhibition, this is the perfect time to examine the Society's goals and objectives for 1997. Many of these initiatives came out of our tremendously successful January Planning Meeting...
Greater Emphasis on Financial Skills: Changing Face of Risk Management
As more organizations adopt integrated approaches to risk management, the function is evolving into a more important part of their overall financial strategies, according to several speakers at a recent forum. As a result, a greater emphasis is being...
Help Wanted: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Pre-Employment Inquiries
Sarah Smith has applied for a job as a telephone linesperson with XYZ Company. At the personnel department, she is given a standard application form that asks her to describe any job-related injures or workers' compensation claims she has had. Impressed...
Help Wanted: The Americans with Disabilities Act and Pre-Employment Inquiries
Sarah Smith has applied for a job as a telephone linesperson with XYZ Company. At the personnel department, she is given a standard application form that asks her to describe any job-related injuries or workers' compensation claims she has had. Impressed...
Is Somebody Watching? Employee Communications and Privacy
As electronic communications become more prevalent, employers must balance the ability to monitor the workplace with employee expectations of privacy. The use of e-mail is growing at an incredible rate, with an estimated 20 million users sending...
Is Somebody Watching? Employee Communications and Privacy
As electronic communications become more prevalent, employers must balance the ability to monitor the workplace with employee expectations of privacy. he use of e-mail is growing at an incredible rate, with an estimated 20 million users sending 60 billion...
Letters
PROVOKING THOUGHTS Risk Management has continually provided valuable, thought-provoking information and the February 1997 issue is the best yet. William J. Kelly's observations about the holistic nature of financing risk and rapid evolution of risk financing...
Online Resources: Risk Managers Suggest Web Sites
Do you know what your company's exposures are? Are you covered for any and all losses? Are your insurance costs escalating? Is your broker or agent doing everything he or she is supposed to do? Many risk managers can answer these questions in a heartbeat....
Protecting Employer Rights: RIMS Defends Legitimate Use of Surveillance
Although questions about employee monitoring have attracted considerable attention recently, RIMS has been involved in this issue for the past six years. In several instances, the U.S. Congress has considered legislation aimed at curtailing the ability...
Proving Your Worth
In the 15 years I have worked in risk management, I've never felt more pressure to produce results and demonstrate our contribution to the bottom line. Our company has expanded dramatically within the past year, acquiring new business units and streamlining...
Proving Your Worth; Planning and Publishing a Risk Management Annual Report
In the 15 years I have worked in risk management, I've never felt more pressure to produce results and demonstrate our contribution to the bottom line. Our company has expanded dramatically within the past year, acquiring new business units and streamlining...
RIMS Defends Legitimate Use of Surveillance: Protecting Employer Rights
Although questions about employee monitoring have attracted considerable attention recently, RIMS has been involved in this issue for the past six years. In several instances, the U.S. Congress has considered legislation aimed at curtailing the ability...
RIMS Unveils New Chapter Seminar: Managing Business Risk
Do you know what your company's exposures are? Are you covered for any and all losses? Are your insurance costs escalating? Is your broker or agent doing everything he or she is supposed to do? Many risk managers can answer these questions in a heartbeat....
Risk 2000
As you sit leisurely enjoying a New Year's Day brunch on January 1, 2000, the phone rings. A caller, who interrupts your pleasant celebration of the new millennium's arrival, informs you that the environmental systems in your company's building failed...
Risk Managers Suggest Web Sites: Online Resources
One of the reasons the Internet is growing at such a breathtaking pace is the vast scope of research tools that are available online. And since risk management can encompass such a broad range of professional interests, it's not surprising that a number...
Something about Wilder
When Steve Wilder was 7 years old, his family went to Disneyland for the first time. "The Matterhorn ride scared me to death," he recalls. "It still scares me to death." Little did he know that thirtysomething years later, he'd call California his home...
Spotlight on Spencer
The Spencer Educational Foundation, Inc. has been especially busy this past year in its mission to assist risk management students in their educational goals. The Foundation has made great strides in organizing fund raisers, awarding scholarships and...
The Veil of Tiers: Shareholder Lawsuits and Strategic Insurance Layers
Shareholder lawsuits are stressful for a number of reasons. They divert management attention from productive endeavors, cost millions to defend and present gargantuan damage exposures. Small wonder, then, that the first question asked by most executives...
Tuning in for Treatment: Telemedicine Brings Opportunities and Risks
Dr. Smithson, a busy internist, starts her day in a large community hospital by attending televised medical grand rounds originating from a regional university medical center. A short time later, Dr. Smithson updates patient progress notes and orders...
Tuning in for Treatment; Telemedicine Brings Opportunities and Risks
Dr. Smithson, a busy internist, starts her day in a large community hospital by attending televised medical grand rounds originating from a regional university medical center. A short time later, Dr. Smithson updates patient progress notes and orders...

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