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Property losses from catastrophes are getting worse

January 15, 2020

Carriers who take an integrated and transparent approach are best equipped to help clients proactively mitigate growing property exposures. Increasing...

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True Tales of the Data Breach Hotline

January 14, 2020

A cyber breach can strike panic and lead to rushed decisions, but these on-call claim professionals helped to achieve happy endings for clients at their...

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From grape to glass: managing wine risk

December 17, 2019

Wine is big business. Volatile weather can pose big risks to winemakers and threaten their yield. Clélia Duvoux, Business Developer, Agriculture – Europe,...

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2019's Top Cyber Risks: Finding solutions in vulnerability

December 16, 2019

Fourteen seconds. That was the prediction in 2017 on how often a business would endure a cyberattack by 2019. By October 2019, however, the actual figure...

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Savvy global travelers have a trained eye on Political Risk

December 03, 2019

The next time your travels find you in a foreign country, look around. Chances are you will find clues to that country’s political and credit risks. Because...

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Where there's smoke there's environmental exposure

December 02, 2019

The combustion triangle is fairly easy to understand. A fire needs only three things present to burn: Oxygen, Heat and Fuel. Beyond that, the equation...

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Promoting financial security and resilience in a fragile land

April 16, 2019

If you ask farmers how they view the future, their responses usually don’t overflow with optimism. That’s especially true for those working on small plots...

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Love Is In the Air

February 14, 2019

No one is quite certain how Valentine’s Day emerged as an annual celebration of love and romance.One legend points the origin to a third-century Roman...

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Avoiding the holiday hustle

December 15, 2018

It’s that time of year when we all need to brace ourselves for not only the bustle of the holiday season, but for the potential hustle in the bustle too. Crime...

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Property Perspectives: Preparing Southeast businesses for the unexpected in NatCat

November 29, 2018

The 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season has been somewhat out of the ordinary.  AXA XL’s Mike Smith couldn’t agree more.  As Southeast Regional Underwriting...

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Small businesses are more vulnerable to cyber risks than they think

August 10, 2018

Today, most companies rely on technology in order to conduct business. In fact, companies of all sizes are able to compete thanks to technology, and small...

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Halt hail from hurting your profits

August 06, 2018

US hailstorms in June 2018 could cost insurers more than $3 billion according to the latest catastrophe report released by Aon P.L.C.’s Impact Forecasting...

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Spilled beans? No worries, Part 2

July 17, 2018

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series on Damaged Goods.  Read the first in this series. While our Claims Department can help a client who has suffered from...

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Small Business, Exposed

June 11, 2018

For US-based consumers, it was a breach like no other. An estimated 147 million records were compromised when consumer credit reporting agency Equifax...

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Don't let a storm blow away your profits this hurricane season

May 30, 2018

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was a hyperactive, deadly, and extremely destructive season, featuring 17 named storms, ranking it as the most expensive...

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Staying Afloat with Strong Workboat Insurance

May 18, 2018

This article was first published in the May issue of Marine News US Inventor Thomas Edison once said: “There is no substitute for hard work.” Nobody knows...

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5 Ways to keep flood waters out of your business

April 23, 2018

The 2017 hurricane season produced 17 named storms, 10 of which became hurricanes — six of those major hurricanes, including the first two major hurricanes,...

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Ocean risk: how insurers can lead the way in building resilience

March 24, 2018

Ever since the days of Edward Lloyd’s coffee shop more than three-hundred years ago, the insurance and reinsurance industry has been intrinsically linked...

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Protecting complex property under turbulent conditions

November 21, 2017

The 2017 hurricane season is already unlike any other in recorded history.  While that might rattle some property insurance underwriters, it does not unnerve...

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Livestock Insurance: Protecting the Big Business of Beef

November 02, 2017

Beef is big business in the US.  In fact, the beef cattle production represents the largest single segment of American agriculture.  There are more than...

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Unseaworthiness and punitive damages: The verdict is in

September 07, 2017

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled on March 9, 2017 that an injured Alaskan commercial fisherman could claim punitive damages resulting from the...

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Insuring Thrills, Chills and Spills

June 08, 2017

This year, more than 300 million people in the US will visit an amusement park, traveling carnival or other entertainment venue to have a little fun. ...

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Mega Warehouses: Greater Volumes, Greater Risks

May 17, 2017

The trend in transport and logistics is unmistakable: bigger is better.Warehouses/fulfillment centers are becoming supersized in the same way that ships,...

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People Risk Management – Translating Rhetoric into Reality

April 19, 2017

“Our people are our most valuable asset.”You see it on websites. You’ve heard business leaders say it in public forums. It or a similar statement is probably...

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Lessons in Environmental Claims

April 04, 2017

The earth and everything found on it is made up of chemical substances. Basic things that are essential to our survival and an integral part of everyday...

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We need to listen to the fish

February 06, 2017

Are fish trying to tell us something important about climate change? We believe they are and we need to listen.Fish are a key indicator of change in the...

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The future of farming? Plant the sea.

February 03, 2017

Experts predict that agricultural production needs to increase by 60 percent in the next 30 years to feed a global population of nine billion people.That’s...

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8 Ways to Prevent Frozen Pipe Damage on Your Property

January 27, 2017

It’s that time of year again – when frozen pipes due to dropping temperatures put your business at risk of losing money and even shutting down. However,...

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The Forecast for US-Mexico Trade: Continued Growth and Development

November 09, 2016

The trade relationship between the U.S. and Mexico is one of the world’s largest bilateral trade partnerships. Trade between the two countries amounted...

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Containing H2O Damage

May 09, 2016

Many materials shrink when they get cold.  Water is not one of them. Instead, water expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever...

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That sinking feeling...

April 05, 2016

Recent winters have seen widespread flooding across the United Kingdom caused by heavy rain, high waves, and strong winds. In addition to causing considerable...

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Do Increased Product Recalls Equate to Worsening Food Safety?

March 28, 2016

What do pistachios, cantaloupe, granola, sprouts, raw meal and flax powder have in common?These diverse foods were all implicated as sources of Salmonella...

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On Tap: Beer Brews Up Unique Risks

March 17, 2016

Beer drinking has been part of the human experience since the dawn of civilization. It first appeared nearly 10,000 years ago, when mankind settled down...

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Up in... Dust: The Threat of Dust Explosions at Industrial Sites

February 17, 2016

At about 7:15 PM on February 7, 2008, a series of sugar dust explosions occurred at the Imperial Sugar manufacturing facility in Port Wentworth, Georgia....

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Every Business’ Nightmare – Violence in the Workplace

January 29, 2016

In August 1986, a 44-year old part-time letter carrier from Edmond, Oklahoma was reprimanded after a heated argument with two supervisors. At approximately...

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Managing farm to fork risks: Dishing up Thanksgiving Day dinner

November 17, 2015

Thanksgiving Day is a particularly American holiday, traced back to 1621, when the Plymouth colonists celebrated their first successful harvest in the...

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Does Your Supplier Program Comply with FSMA's New Mandates?

November 12, 2015

One of the most notable new mandates of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) preventive controls rule is the requirement for a supply-chain program,...

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On Our Radar:Trans Fat

October 13, 2015

In June 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) ruled to ban trans fat from hundreds of foods.  Food manufacturers, restaurants and others have...

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How insurers are adapting to emerging food safety issues

August 12, 2015

Food safety is more of a concern than ever before for governments, food companies and consumers. As global supply chains become more complex, with more...

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Whats Below the Surface

June 22, 2015

Did you know the United States developed the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, called the Nautilus, in 1954? You can thank me the next time you’re...

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With Allergies Surging Food Industry Heightens Precautions

May 07, 2015

In the summer of 1483, according to chronicler Thomas More, Lord William Hastings was beheaded after the future king Richard III ate a bowl of strawberries....

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Recall Impact Study Brings Unexpected Results

April 02, 2015

Question to our readership:If two companies had to recall the same amount of the same product, for which company would you expect stockholders to have...

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Empowered to prevent property losses: Online tool helps clients take action with data

March 11, 2015

The devil is often in the details. In other words, problems arise when attention is not paid to details. When managing property risks, attention to details...

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What's The Real Story Behind the Cumin-Peanut Allergen Recalls?

March 04, 2015

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) are continuing to issue undeclared...

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Envisioning Sustainable Infrastructure: An Interview with Tim Psomas

November 10, 2014

Envision™, the rating system developed by the non-profit Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), has credentialed some 1,800 Envision Sustainability...

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Fire Protections Biggest Game Changers

September 30, 2014

The 1871 Chicago Fire ranks as the third largest fire loss in the US, behind the World Trade Center fires in 2001 and the San Francisco Earthquake and...

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Insuring Multinational Business, Exceptionally

September 04, 2014

—With nearly 200 sovereign nations, creating and managing global insurance programs can be a big challenge. That is one reason that XL Group has established...

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What your Facebook page reveals about your restaurant

August 06, 2014

With social media providing easy access to consumers, it has become a focal point for restaurants in their marketing efforts. Approximately 80% of restaurants...

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The Age of Innovation in China and India

March 13, 2014

On the FoothillsChina and India: the next great economic frontiers. Two countries, abundant in culture and rich in human resources, home to 2.6 billion...

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Up in the sky its a drone

January 14, 2014

How likely are we to see drones in U.S. skies soon?Demand for drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) is growing very quickly, but unfortunately...

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How to Make Friends and Influence People on Social Networks

September 25, 2013

Human Nature in a Virtual World2.4 billion of the world’s 7 billion citizens are internet users.Google alone process 100 billion searches per month, 3.3...

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Are you prepared for Food Safety Modernization Act

September 23, 2013

The US Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) represents the biggest change to the legislative landscape for the food and beverage sector since 1938. FSMA...

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Genome Sequencing: What It Could Mean For Health and Human Rights

August 08, 2013

Disruptive TechnologyDisruptive technology is innovation which upends an industry, engenders an entirely new market, or fundamentally alters the way society...

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Lets talk AXA CLIMATEIT

L'assicurazione parametrica differisce dalle polizze danni tradizionali in quanto la liquidazione del sinistro scatta automaticamente una volta raggiunta...

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assurance de bijoux au Festival de Cannes

Grand-messe du cinéma mondial, le tapis rouge du Festival de Cannes dévoile chaque année  les parures les plus belles et les plus précieuses.  Des bijoux...

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