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Risk Knowledge is a searchable library of relevant information for today's risk professionals. Available materials include RIMS Executive Reports, survey findings, contributed articles, industry research, benchmarking data and more.



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The Top 8 Legal Developments You Need to Know About in 2017
This RIMS’ Professional Report explores key insurance-related legal decisions in the United States.
Author:  Mark J. Plumer, Xandra Bernardo, Patrick Walker
Date: September 20, 2017
Timing is Everything In Crime Insurance Claims
Even the most carefully crafted crime coverage may have no value if policyholders wait until it is too late to take action against dishonest employees or dissembling insurance companies.
Author:  Robert M. Horkovich and Edward J. Stein
Date: September 1, 2017
What Policyholders Should Know About the Texas Hailstorm Bill
Policyholders need to be aware of the implications of new legislation in Texas that aims to curb hailstorm litigation abuse.
Author:  John Hardin and Gilbert Perales
Date: August 29, 2017
Notepad: Risk in Review – July/August
Investigating the cause of London’s Grenfell Tower fire, Uber’s CEO resigns, and more.
Author:  Caroline McDonald and Morgan O'Rourke
Date: August 1, 2017
Improving Vendor Risk Management
Centralized vendor management organizations can help companies manage third-party risk.
Author:  Nicole Parreño
Date: August 1, 2017
Put Your Money Where Your Risk Is
Despite reporting drastically higher cyber exposure, businesses are spending four times more on insurance to cover property-related risks.
Author:  Hilary Tuttle
Date: June 1, 2017
9 Key Insurance Due Diligence Questions
A thorough review of existing insurance policies is critical in any corporate transaction.
Author:  Joseph D. Jean and Matthew F. Putorti
Date: June 1, 2017
Total Cost of Risk Declines Again
For the third consecutive year, businesses saw a decline in their total cost of risk in 2016.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: June 1, 2017
Uncovering Long-Tail Liability Coverage in Historical Insurance Policies
Policyholders with long-tail insurance claims should dust off their general liability policies to see if they are leaving coverage on the table.
Author:  Jared Zola
Date: May 15, 2017
10 Insurance Tips to Help Manage Construction Risk
Tips for obtaining the proper insurance coverage to protect against construction risks.
Author:  Allen R. Wolff, Dennis J. Artese and Robert M. Horkovich
Date: May 3, 2017
The Danger of Marijuana Grow Operations
Increasing marijuana legalization has created risks for property owners and insurers.
Author:  Michael Cleveland
Date: May 1, 2017
Trends in Contractor’s Liability Coverage
Contractor’s professional liability policies may receive more attention in coming months.
Author:  David M. Slaugenhoup
Date: May 1, 2017
Determining the Arbitration Obligation
Policyholders are often surprised to find that their policies require arbitration for disputes.
Author:  Peter A. Halperin
Date: April 3, 2017
Arson Dogs to the Rescue
Fire scene investigators team up with trained canine detectives to help sniff out foul play.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: April 3, 2017