Natural Catastrophes

Notepad: Risk in Review – September

Notepad: Risk in Review – September

Wildfires Burn Throughout California In August, the Mendocino Complex fire in Northern California became the largest wildfire in the state’s history. By Aug. 12, it […]

 
Preparedness and Continuity Planning for Monsoon Risks

Preparedness and Continuity Planning for Monsoon Risks

Planning business operations around monsoon season can help prevent infrastructure damage, personal injuries, business continuity disruptions, and shorten recovery periods.

 
Property Insurance Allocation When Storms Strike Back-to-Back

Property Insurance Allocation When Storms Strike Back-to-Back

The allocation of multiple occurrences of property damage and business interruption losses is necessary to maximize insurance recovery, rebuild damaged property and resume a policyholder’s business operations.

 
The Surprising Toll of Invasive Species

The Surprising Toll of Invasive Species

Non-native plants and animals can cause billions of dollars in damage every year.

 
Notepad: Risk in Review – June

Notepad: Risk in Review – June

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, NRA suing New York, an E. coli outbreak in lettuce, and more.

 
Developing an Effective Disaster Preparedness and Communication Plan

Developing an Effective Disaster Preparedness and Communication Plan

Organizations must prepare for effective communications before, during and after severe weather events.

 
Improving the Business Restoration Process After a Disaster

Improving the Business Restoration Process After a Disaster

Many companies still fail to plan and prepare properly ahead of disasters to reduce their liabilities.

 
Helping the Helpers: Supporting the Resilience of First Responders

Helping the Helpers: Supporting the Resilience of First Responders

Employers can provide proper training and education to prepare responders for the physical and mental toll they may experience.

 
The Rising Tide of ­Maritime Shipping Risks

The Rising Tide of ­Maritime Shipping Risks

New technology and increased global trade have led to new risks for the shipping industry.

 
Environment, Cyberrisk Top WEF Risk Predictions

Environment, Cyberrisk Top WEF Risk Predictions

The World Economic Forum forecasts the most important global risks for 2018 and beyond.

 
Insurance Buyers Face Shifting Market

Insurance Buyers Face Shifting Market

Willis Towers Watson’s Joe Peiser discusses what insurance buyers can expect in the coming year.

 
Insurers to Pay Record $135 Billion for 2017 Disasters

Insurers to Pay Record $135 Billion for 2017 Disasters

The final tally of insured and economic losses from a disaster-packed 2017.

 
Hard Market on the Horizon

Hard Market on the Horizon

A costly year for man-made and natural catastrophe losses, coupled with other complex risks, may result in a substantial hardening of insurance rates and terms into 2018 and beyond.

 
The Environmental Impact of Hurricanes

The Environmental Impact of Hurricanes

Managing the risks associated with severe weather events, including the immediate and latent pollution unleashed by natural disasters, is a huge challenge.

 
Year in Risk 2017

Year in Risk 2017

Whether it was natural disasters, cyberattacks, corporate crises or political uncertainty, risk events made high-profile and often sobering headlines in 2017.