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Highlights

Uncle Sam Onboards Social Media Surveillance “Bigly”

On March 10, 2019, The New York Times published an article titled, “On Disability and on Facebook? Uncle Sam Wants to Watch What You Post,” and within minutes my inbox was blowing up with friends and colleagues forwarding the article to me with all-caps notes along the lines of, “OMG DID YOU SEE THIS?” It’s exciting news for insurers and self-insureds alike. Read more on page 10

The 21st Century Spy

In the 1980’s, taking a camera into the bathroom would raise a lot of eyebrows, but today we knowingly and voluntarily bring two cameras (front and face) along with a microphone into our most intimate settings, unaware of who maybe listening or watching. Most do not realize that technology we pay for (personal assistants, security cameras, cellular phones, conferencing tools) could be unknowingly creating significant organizational or personal liability. Read more on page 11

Aon’s New Ventures Group accelerates the firm’s Intellectual Property Solutions

On March 12, 2019 Aon announced its commitment to further develop its innovation portfolio and deliver new sources of value to clients through the New Ventures Group (NVG).  The NVG is now formally sponsoring the firm’s Intellectual Property Solutions (IPS) to help manage clients’ intangible assets and expand the marketplace. Read how Aon plans to march into the C-Suite on page 11

 Willis Towers Watson to showcase The Intelligent Frontier at RIMS 2019

Willis Towers Watson has announced its program for the upcoming RIMS 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Boston, Massachusetts; April 28 to May 1. Read what the company is featuring during the conference and what educational sessions are being offered on page 12

Moving Insurance Teams – Spring Fever

Spring is the traditional time when broking and underwriting Teams seek to move. The major renewal season is over, and bonuses for the previous year paid. Over the years, the London insurance broking market has witnessed the movement of many broking Teams at this time. Read how to carefully plan and execute a team move on page 13