Insurance Research Letter, 2017 Index

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January ♦ 2017: A Year of Immense Change is About to Begin

This Month in Retrospect – Highlights of past significant news from the pages of the Insurance Research Letter – January 1999

The United States:
♦ Planning for the Unplannable in 2017
♦ IRMI Expert Commentary:

  • ♦ Why 2017 Promises To Be a Year of Unprecedented Political Risk
  • ♦ Exclusive Arbitral Authority Dangers in Reinsurance Contracts

 

European Union:
♦ Facing the Cyber Risk Challenge

United Kingdom:
♦ Manmade Risks Can be Extremely Rare but with Significant Costs
♦ London Insurance Companies Identify Four Brexit Priorities

  • News Quizzical solutions
  • Did you know?
  • Funny Stuff
  • Words and Definitions to help Insurance Professionals – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Model Aircraft: Part 1 – Regulation
  • Learn Something: Harvard Business School (HSB) article – 5 Mistakes Employees Make When Challenging the Status Quo. HSB video (3:40) – How Successful People Reach Their Goals
  • International Employee Benefits Resources and links
February ♦ Website Updates
♦ Global Civil Disorder and More
♦ Highlights: Essential risk management articles
♦ News Quizzical

This Month in History – Significant news from the pages of the Insurance Research Letter – February 1999

Bermuda:
♦ Quota share with a twist

The United States:
♦ Cyber 2022
♦ Buyers Guide to the Emerging – Active Shooter / Workplace Violence Insurance Protection
♦ Value of Hiring a Public Adjuster – When Negotiating Property Claims

IRMI Expert Commentary:
♦ Environmental Risks and Insurance: Looking Back and Forward
♦ Learn about the Internet of Things: Connectivity, Data, and Privacy

  • News Quizzical solutions
  • Did you know?
  • Quotes
  • Words and Definitions to help Insurance Professionals – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Model Aircraft: Part 2 – Insurance
  • International Employee Benefits Resources and links
March

Makes you wonder

“Irish insurers concerned about rising claim costs, falling profits, Brexit”

Trouble, trouble and triple trouble

Insurance Research Letter archives

Highlights: Essential risk management articles

Looking BackSignificant news from the pages of the Insurance Research Letter – March 1999 & 2002

Bermuda:
♦ Quota share with a twist

The United States:
♦ US and EU Reach a Covered Agreement on Cross-Border Insurance and Reinsurance
♦ Navigating a Challenged Global Order
♦ Urgent Need Arises on ‘Silent’ Cyber Risks

European Union:
♦ What will President Trump want to change in the insurance world?
Australia:
♦ Pendulum outlines insurance industry status
  • Quizzical Solutions
  • Did you know?
  • Quotes
  • Must see websites
  • Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Explosion
  • International Employee Benefits Resources and links
April ♦ April is RIMS Month
♦ One-way follow social apps
♦ Recalling the good old days
♦ Highlights

Looking BackSignificant news from the pages of the Insurance Research Letter – April 2000 & 2005

Argentina:
♦ Looking the Other Way?

The United States:
♦ Is your lawyer the weakest link in your data security?
Risk Management Spotlight
♦ Blindsided By A Crisis, part 1

United Kingdom:
♦ Why crisis management is central to protecting brand and reputation
♦ How the UK insurance industry is addressing the prospective loss of passporting rights.
♦ Trump: Insurers keep their heads down.
  • Quizzical solutions
  • Did you know?
  • Of Interest
  • Quotes
  • Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Insurance of boilers and pressure plants
  • International Employee Benefits resources and links
May ♦ RIMS Wrap-up
♦ The Eagle Huntress
♦ Highlights

Looking Back – Significant news from the pages of the Insurance Research Letter –

Argentina:
♦ Parliament Modified Occupational Risk Rules (2 min read)

The United States:
♦ Criminal Indictment of Yahoo Hackers (6 min read)

Risk Management Spotlight
♦ Blindsided By A Crisis, part 2 (12 min read)

European Union:
♦ UK and Europe Brexit: What does it mean for the insurance industry? (12 min read)
  • Quizzical solutions
  • Did you know?
  • Of Interest – The Eagle Huntress
  • Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Mental illness and income protection insurance
  • International Employee Benefits Resources and links
June ♦ Makes me WannaCry
♦ Disruptive Digitalization
♦ Highlights

Looking Back – Significant news from the pages of the Insurance Research LetterJune 1999

The United States:
♦ Thought Leadership: InsurTech, Analytics and Modeling in the “Hype Cycle”
♦ The Greatest Workplace Violence Threat to Employees is Denial
♦ Pre-Claim Workplace Triage Providing Competitive Advantages for Work Comp Carriers
European Union:
♦ The New European Union General Data Protection Regulations
  • Quizzical solutions
  • Did you know?
  • Of Interest
  • Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Transmission and distribution insurance
  • International Employee Benefits Resources and links
July ♦ Does Lloyd’s want in or out of Brexit?
♦ Not all data mined is gold

Looking Back – Significant news from the pages of the Insurance Research LetterJuly 2000, 2007, & 2008

Argentina:
♦ Amendments to Reinsurance Regulations

The United States:
♦ Helping Healthcare Client Facilities become CMS Rule ReadyTM

Germany:
♦ unisonBrokers® Independence Day Berlin

United Kingdom:
♦ Lloyd’s May Face Conflict With Members In Emerging Market Embrace

  • Quizzical solutions
  • Did you know?
  • Quotes
  • Of Interest
  • Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Digitalization
  • International Employee Benefits Resources and links
August ♦ Brexit: Insurance Implications For London Are Huge

Looking BackSignificant news from the archives of the Insurance Research Letter – August 1971

The United States:
♦ A Company’s First line of Defense for Cybersecurity: People
♦ InsurTech is Growing. Are You Ready?
♦ How Startups Can Protect Against Cyber Hacks
European Union:
♦ Implementation of EU Directive furthers transatlantic Anti-Money Laundering alignment
♦ Recognizing Risks, Enabling Opportunity
  • Quizzical solutions
  • Did you know? – Cargo Vessels Evade Detection
  • Of Interest – Hobo Slang
  • Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Wreck Removal Costs
  • International Employee Benefits Resources and links
September ♦ Hurricane Harvey
♦ Perils du Jour: Strikes, Riots & Civil Commotion
♦ WSJ Opinion: WC Works
♦ Board Seats Getting HotLooking Back – Significant news from the archives of the Insurance Research Letter – Global Briefs, September 2003
The United States:
♦ Batten Down the Hatches: Getting Your Business Prepared for Hurricane Season
♦ Protecting Cyber Property With Property Insurance
♦ U.S. and EU Signal Intent to Sign Bilateral Agreement Affecting the Insurance Industry
♦ 10 Traps in Your D&O Insurance
♦ Transitioning Employees: Managing Crisis and Risk through the Termination Process
European Union / United Kingdom:
♦ Brexit and EU Brokers
♦ UK Insurers Set-up Shop in Europe

Serbia:
♦ Vienna Insurance Group strengthens its position in Serbia

October ♦ Disaster Philanthropy
♦ Free expert educational and interesting content
♦ US & EU sign covered agreement
♦ New Business Address
The United States:
♦ Days of Data: Advice to law enforcement agencies on managing massive amounts of data from video surveillance
♦ Cyber Insurance: Key Part of a Cyber Risk Management Program
♦ Healthcare Facilities – and all Businesses – must be Prepared to Weather Natural Disaster
♦ Simple, Quick Workers’ Comp Coverage
Europe:

Romania:
♦ Romanian Insurance Market 2016: The year of revival?

    • Quizzical solutions
    • Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Serial loss clause
    • International Employee Benefits Resources and links
November ♦ Free Podcasts
♦YouTube Channel
♦ Insurance Research Letter Blog
♦ Change of Address
The United States:
♦ Do Your Foreign Offices Have the Right Coverages?
♦ Three Tips for Avoiding the Non-Disclosure Defense in Trade Credit Insurance Claims
♦ NFIP Again Under Scrutiny, Is The Private Sector A Viable Alternative?
♦ Technology Can Transform Flood Insurance Agents into a New Kind of ‘First Responder’ After a Natural Disaster
United Kingdom:
♦ Brexit – Considerations for the Insurance Industry
    • Quizzical solutions
    • Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Physical and Moral Hazard
    • International Employee Benefits Resources and links
December ♦ Sidestepping Brexit? Free Trade Agreement
♦ Yearend is a time to give thanks
♦ Useful links to Expert Commentary
The United States:
♦ Asking Questions for Learning Lessons from the Las Vegas Mass Murder Shooting: Did Poor Communication Planning, Lack of Communication
Procedures and Limited Communication Tools Technology Hamper
Effective Response in the Vegas Sniper Massacre
♦ Is Terrorism and Political Violence the New Normal?
Europe:

Austria:
♦ VIG to merge Wiener Städtische and s Versicherung in Austria

Bulgaria / Romania:
♦ Atradius enters Romanian and Bulgarian markets

Bulgaria / Russia:
♦ EIG to buy 49% stake in Russian insurer RSO EUROINS

Slovenia:
♦ The third largest Slovenian insurer is for sale

China:
♦ Foreign parties to be allowed to own 100% of local insurers in China
    • Quizzical solutions – Christmas Songs
    • Words and Definitions to help insurance professionals – Accumulation
    • International Employee Benefits Resources and links