Blogs and articles
Managing environmental exposures amid rising natural disaster risks
June 17, 2021Natural catastrophes pose an increasing threat to businesses across the United States and, in particular, to industrial sites where one of the potential impacts is a pollution release with long-term ramifications. As natural catastrophes, from wildfires to flooding, become more frequent, organizations need to be well prepared and alert to the potential for complex environmental risks to arise.Here are the ways organizations can manage their environmental exposures and reduce the likelihood of claims and legal action, as well as useful points on mitigating risk.
DOL Issues Long-awaited Final Rule on White Collar Overtime Exemption
October 4, 2019
The long running saga of changes to the salary threshold for white collar exemptions from overtime entitlement seems to be reaching a conclusion. The US Department of Labor announced its final rule on September 24 and it will be effective from January 1, 2020.
HIPAA Security Risk Analysis — How to Put It into Practice
September 5, 2019
For Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) covered entities and business associates starting their security journey, understanding the “lifecycle” of electronic protected health information (ePHI) is an integral piece of the HIPAA risk analysis.
HIPAA Security Risk Analysis—Why You Need to Identify ePHI and the (Cyber) Threats to It
August 29, 2019
Last year, the federal government announced the largest settlement to date for potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in what it described as “the largest U.S. health data breach in history.”
Focus: The terror insurance market needs to communicate better
July 26, 2019
As the frequency and mode of terror attacks are changing there is a growing expectation that businesses do more to protect employees and customers and insurers improve their coverage for clients. Follow this link to read more on this topic in an article by Chris Parker, Beazley’s head of terrorism, political violence and kidnap & ransom.
Apps to manage chronic conditions come with risk
July 10, 2019
The long and short term consequences of failing to manage diabetes effectively can be devastating. Mobile apps can often help but, according to new research, the information that many of these apps provide may be dangerously vague. Caveat medicus …
Can tough love rebuild the construction market?
May 30, 2019
The contractors’ liability insurance market in the UK is going through wrenching change. In the last six months alone, insurance premium rates have significantly increased after a prolonged soft market. Smaller risks in particular are struggling to attract cover. And some exposures, particularly in fire cladding and fire prevention such as compartmentation systems, have become virtually uninsurable.