Focus: The terror insurance market needs to communicate better
July 26, 2019
As the frequency and mode of terror attacks are changing there is a growing expectation that businesses do more to protect employees and customers and insurers improve their coverage for clients. Follow this link to read more on this topic in an article by Chris Parker, Beazley’s head of terrorism, political violence and kidnap & ransom.
Apps to manage chronic conditions come with risk
July 10, 2019
The long and short term consequences of failing to manage diabetes effectively can be devastating. Mobile apps can often help but, according to new research, the information that many of these apps provide may be dangerously vague. Caveat medicus …
Can tough love rebuild the construction market?
May 30, 2019
The contractors’ liability insurance market in the UK is going through wrenching change. In the last six months alone, insurance premium rates have significantly increased after a prolonged soft market. Smaller risks in particular are struggling to attract cover. And some exposures, particularly in fire cladding and fire prevention such as compartmentation systems, have become virtually uninsurable.
GDPR one-year anniversary notifications soar, while enforcement lags
May 24, 2019
The introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 was a pivotal moment in data privacy. In early May 2018, the GDPR was more popular than Beyoncé, to the delight of privacy professionals across the world. Since then, the regulatory hype has diminished as companies of all shapes and sizes have spent the last 12 months grappling with its impact. In theory, the GDPR has become a business-as-usual compliance risk, but misconceptions, misunderstandings and legal grey areas remain.
The Impact of Consumer-Monitored Health Data on Healthcare Claims
May 17, 2019
In a perfect world, health information from wearable devices would be thoughtfully received by a responsible, educated consumer and shared with healthcare providers. But the world is not perfect. Issues arising from wearable medical and health devices can have significant ramifications for healthcare liability and claims.
Ring-fencing wage and hour liability in M&A deals
May 1, 2019
Wage and hour insurance is traditionally purchased by US organisations to mitigate risk resulting from alleged violations of US state and federal employment rules, which often end up in protracted and expensive class and collective action cases.