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May 08, 2012

Increasing Stability & Accountability with Return to Work Programs

by Erin M. Pfeiffer, AIC, Senior Claims Consultant Taking a backseat to the claims management process can have a devastating effect on the outcome of workers’ compensation claims. The Insuran...

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May 08, 2012

Real Estate Insurance: Master Policy vs. Individual Policy Approach

by Kevin D. Connelly, Vice President Real Estate companies, regardless of portfolio makeup, generally have some things in common: most portfolios consist of a number of different buildings or...

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May 08, 2012

Leadership, People and Action: The Fundamentals of a Sound Safety Culture

Leadership, People and Action: The Fundamentals of a Sound Safety Culture by Jeffrey A. Spatz, CHST, Senior Safety Consultant Ancient Greek historian Thucydides is credited with the statement...

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May 08, 2012

2012 Property Insurance Outlook: Impact on Real Estate Margins

by Kevin Smith, CPCU, ARM, Vice President Despite falling unemployment rates in three-quarters of large U.S. cities in the 4th quarter of 2011 and the auto industry posting its best annualize...

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May 08, 2012

Green Building: The Remedy For Sustained Employee Wellness

by David S. Merker, SSMBB, LEED Green Associate, Account Manager The green design movement is picking up momentum all around us – so much so that it is no longer a movement, but rather a comm...

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May 08, 2012

Acord but No Satisfaction: Why Contractors are Challenged by the New ACORD Certificates of Insurance

by A. Peter Prinsen, Esquire, CPCU, RPLU, ASLI, AIC, Vice President and General Counsel, Sean H. Brogan, Esquire, CPCU, Producer During the past thirty years, the construction industry has re...

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May 08, 2012

Having Your Insurance Pay for Your Disaster Recovery

by G. Martin Irons, CPCU, CIC, ARM, Vice President – Technical Development Department Planning for disaster recovery is one of those topics that business owners agree is a g...

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May 08, 2012

Captive insurance: Not a quick fix, but a long-term solution

by Kevin Smith, CPCU, ARM, Vice President When Steve Becker, Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Premier Magnesia, LLC (Premier), formerly Premier Chemicals, LLC, joined a Group ...

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May 08, 2012

Motivating Employees to Stay Healthy and Safe

by Mark J. Troxell, Vice President – Safety Services, Joseph McGinty, Vice President – Employee Benefits The health and safety of all employees is undoubtedly a top priority for b...

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May 08, 2012

Employee Retaliation on the Rise: Employers Beware, Be Educated

Retaliation in the workplace is illegal, yet the statistics show that these incidents continue to occur at an increasing rate.  There has been a marked increase in the number of retaliation c...

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May 08, 2012

Managing Risk in Volunteer Programs

Volunteers are a key component to the success of many organizations, especially those in Health and Human Services. Many organizations rely on volunteers to enhance services provided by staff...

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May 08, 2012

Contractual Risk Transfer: The Key to Reducing Insurance Costs for Apartment Owners & Managers

by Robert J. Scullin, ARM, Vice President-Sales Manager Apartment ownership and management can be a risky business. The property itself, the tenant’s usage of your property and your operat...

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May 08, 2012

The Real Deal on Cyber Liability Insurance

by Technical Development Division You have probably been hearing more about the concept of “cyber liability” from your insurance broker, or perhaps it is being discussed within the management...

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May 08, 2012

Private Equity Portfolio Risk Management Programs: Effective Strategy or Insurance Broker Marketing Tool?

by Kevin D. Connelly, Vice President, James P. Marquet, Producer It’s inevitable. Every private equity firm hears the Siren song of the private equity specialist insurance broker at some poin...

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May 08, 2012

Retain and Destroy Insurance Policies

A. Peter Prinsen, Esquire, CPCU, RPLU, ASLI, AIC, Vice President and General Counsel Most companies have instituted records retention policies that run the gamut from the simple to the exceed...