Welcome to the 152nd edition of the Cavalcade of Risk, a roundup of risk and insurance-related posts from around the web. In this edition, we’re highlighting posts from the spectrum of the risk management and insurance industry, from corruption and fraud to life insurance and workers comp. Think of it as a great mélange of minds in the blogging business.
- Fraud — Bob Vineyard, of Insureblog, pens a post titled “Insurance Fraud of a Different Kind,” which tells the grisly tale of how a man’s hand was cut off for insurance policies totaling $670,000. Was it worth it?
- Rates — Claire Wilkinson of the Insurance Information Institute’s blog (Terms + Conditions) analyzes a MarketScout report on the continued evidence of a slowly turning market.
- Life Insurance — Russell Hutchinson explores how life insurers seek to add novelty to their products in a bid to become more engaging and get more attention in his post, “Life Insurance, the Middle Child.”
- Corruption — This post by the FCPA blog examines corruption problems that underlie the Greek debt crisis and may prevent a complete economic recovery.
- Money — Explains what an HSA is and what the contribution limits are for 2011 and how they’ve changed for 2012 in his post at PT Money.
- Technology — Bruce Schneier, of the Schneier on Security blog, writes an in-depth piece analyzing how changing technology affects security.
- Workers Comp — Rebecca Shafer posts an engaging and easy-to-read post on five ideas to reduce workers compensation exposure when downsizing.
The next CoR host is Jason Shafrin of the Health Care Economist blog. Don’t forget to check it out.