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  • Time to Re-evaluate Downtimes for Failures of Tailings Dams

    By Gavin Rowatt |May 09, 2017|English

    Estimating business interruption losses is never straightforward. But accurately forecasting the financial consequences of a large tailings dam failure can be a real challenge, as recent events have shown. Tailings dams store waste products of mining...

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  • 3 Ways to Change How We Talk About Disability Insurance

    By Steve Woods |May 05, 2017|English

    May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month (DIAM) in the U.S., which means it’s a good time of year to bring consumers’ attention to an often misunderstood and overlooked product. In the spirit of this campaign, I would like to share a...

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  • Cyber Change Comes at You Fast - Are Insurers Ready?

    By Molly Corbett and Mindy Pollack |May 02, 2017|English

    Have you seen any exposure emerge and evolve as quickly as Cyber has? We follow many emerging issues in the marketplace, but Cyber has them beat in both speed and ferocity of change. Just take a look at the latest statistics: - In 2015 Malware...

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  • The Future of Life Insurance – Personalizing Quotes

    By Dani Katz, Co-founder & Director, Optalitix (Guest Author)|April 24, 2017|English

    Technology is making us impatient. Most of us now use the Internet to find information or buy something, and in most cases we find what we want with little effort. Yet when it comes to buying insurance, consumers encounter several barriers. Behavioural...

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  • The EEOC and the Future of EPLI

    By Alice Zelikson and Jeff Weisel |April 19, 2017|English

    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently released its statistical details for the 91,000 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in the 2016 fiscal year. Since 2014, the number of charges filed with the EEOC...

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  • 5 Insights into an Evolving ERM Process

    By Janice Englesbe|April 17, 2017|English

    At Gen Re we have had an enterprise risk management (ERM) process in place for many years. The goal has always been for our ERM discipline to be useful to the organization, such that it provides feedback and information yet doesn’t create unnecessary...

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