As states across the country move to legalize cannabis, insurers assess the risks but remain cautious of market entry.
U.S. life insurers’ attitudes toward marijuana are evolving, with some carriers reevaluating their underwriting protocols. But the majority remain conservative and charge smoker rates.
AIG’s Duperreault: Learn to manage diversity or be left behind.
A published, peer-reviewed study tested the effectiveness of traditional lockdown versus multi-option responses in simulations of school-shooting incidents. The results raise questions about the effectiveness of traditional lockdown.
From the Editor’s Desk: A legal marijuana industry emerges, but state and federal laws put insurers and risk managers in a bind. April’s issue also examines a peer-reviewed study that tested active shooter responses.
Options-based active shooter training is a high-risk and high-liability proposition in a K-12 school setting. Effectively implemented lockdowns do not create target-rich environments.
A school safety expert cautions insurers to closely examine the types of training programs their insureds are using to prepare and respond to active shooter incidents.
Risk managers weigh in on what they’d like from insurance carriers.
How to weigh the pros and cons of accepting new opportunities.
Data ethics and data governance need to be part of every employee’s onboarding, highlighting their responsibility along the supply chain.
Also: New commissioners in Connecticut and West Virginia, former Lloyd’s chairman dies at 85 and Arch Capital names chief risk officer.
The proposed guidance would put in place a new approach first suggested in 2017.
A risk retention group is placed into receivership. State legislators move to limit balance-billing and create invisible reinsurance pool. Private flood insurance growing in Pennsylvania.
Cigna is using star power to encourage individuals to get an annual check-up, and American Family acquires naming rights to the home of MLB’s Milwaukee Brewers.
Unanticipated risks, growing legal defense costs and undisclosed cybersecurity exposures are challenging the directors and officers insurance business.
An AM Best webinar examines what the latest tech wave means for insurers and how companies need to keep pace. Also, experts discuss four trends that will fuel future ETF growth and how these might affect portfolios.
AMBestTV reports on the inaugural 2019 Emerging Leaders Conference in Miami. Also QBE North America’s Russell Johnston on specialty coverage; Aon’s Eric Andersen on data analytics and risk solutions; and Swiss Re’s Judith Klugman on insurance-linked securities. AMBest Radio presents discussions on a new risk barometer and changing business models.
Industry pushes back against proposed ban on education, occupation in underwriting auto in California.
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