From the monthly archives:

November 2009

The Results Are In

by Bill Coffin on November 30, 2009 · 0 comments

The Reinsurance Association of America has released the underwriting results for a group of 19 U.S. property/casualty reinsurers for the first nine months of 2009. On the whole, the numbers look pretty good: Even though the group wrote $278 million less in net premiums compared to last year ($18.7 billion versus $19.0 billion), what they […]


For those of you unlucky enough to be reading this from your workplace today, I applaud you. Many in the workforce are already in Thanksgiving celebration mode, but I felt it was necessary to come in and inform you of some serious and not-so-serious Thanksgiving risks. Whether you like it or not. A common mistake […]


In recent months, the concern about concussions and their long-term effects among NFL players has gained widespread attention. In the past month alone, two high-profile players — running backs Clinton Portis of the Washington Redskins and Brian Westbrook of the Philadelphia Eagles — have sustained concussions that have put their seasons in jeopardy. Meanwhile, in […]


RiskCast: Episode 2

by Emily Holbrook on November 23, 2009 · 3 comments

The editors of Risk Management gathered again to discuss all of the week’s interesting risk management stories. From an armored car heist in France, to the movie industry’s archaic business plan, to relentless Somali pirates, to Walmart’s risk management plan for Black Friday — it’s all here in our second installment of the entertaining and […]