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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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Cyber Insurance: Considerations for Business
Businesses need to understand the basics of cyber insurance coverage in order to protect themselves from the wide range of digital threats.
Author:  Teri Cotton Santos
Date: March 21, 2017
Foreign Productions and Tours Add Risk for Filmmakers and Artists
Explosions and dramatic stunts in exotic locales keep film audiences entertained, but behind the scenes, filmmakers must strive to keep actors, stunt performers and crew safe while providing only the illusion of danger. This in-depth report examines some of the entertainment industry’s most salient
Author:  Chubb
Date: March 14, 2017
Peer Pressure: Is Peer-to-Peer Insurance a Fad or the Future?
New peer-to-peer insurance companies are trying to reinvent the industry. Are these models a passing fad or the future of insurance?
Author:  Russ Banham
Date: March 1, 2017
The Insurance Implications of Blockchain
Blockchain technology has the potential to streamline insurance transactions, but questions remain about what it can do and how it can best be applied.
Author:  Mark Crawford
Date: March 1, 2017
Low Margins Put Shipping at Risk
Market conditions in the shipping industry may mean crises for cargo companies.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: March 1, 2017
How to Excuse Late Notice to an Insurer
Providing prompt notice of a claim is necessary to preserve coverage, but the law allows exceptions.
Author:  Catherine Serafin
Date: March 1, 2017
Category: Claims, Insurance, Legal
Keywords: insurance, Claims Management, legal
Type: Article
Members Only? No
A Risk Management Guide to Reservation of Rights
The report gives background of Reservation of Rights and discusses what to consider when deciding if, when and how to respond. It also includes examples of these notifications, response letters, while exploring claim limitations, communications strategies, litigation and conflicts of interest.
Author:  RIMS Standards and Practices Council
Date: February 9, 2017
Steady Supply: The 2017 P/C Insurance Market Outlook
Declining premium rates and abundant capacity point to a favorable market for property/casualty insurance in 2017.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: February 1, 2017
Measuring Insurance Customer Satisfaction
Insurer profitability and broker expertise are among the key factors contributing to overall customer satisfaction with insurance companies.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: February 1, 2017
Category: Claims, Insurance, Research
Keywords: insurance, insurance industry
Type: Article
Members Only? No
J.D. Power 2016 Large Commercial Insurance Study
This study provides an independent and objective measure of overall satisfaction levels of risk professionals, examining industry-level performance metrics among large business commercial insurers and brokers, and best practices critical to satisfying their customers.
Author:  J.D. Power
Date: December 6, 2016
Challenging Arbitration of Disputes Involving Workers Compensation Insurance Programs
Policyholders should look closely at the dispute resolution provisions presented in their workers compensation coverage plans.
Author:  Jeffrey E. Glen, Robert M. Horkovich and Peter A. Halprin
Date: December 5, 2016
The Ins and Outs of Cyber Extortion Insurance Coverage
As cyber extortion becomes common, companies must familiarize themselves with policy terms in order to maximize key cyber coverage.
Author:  James S. Carter
Date: December 1, 2016
Category: Cyber Risk, Emerging Risks, Insurance
Keywords: insurance, Extortion, cyber risk, Ransomware
Type: Article
Members Only? No
Insurers and Climate Change
While more U.S. insurers are improving their disclosure and management of climate risk, most are still giving it minimal attention.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: December 1, 2016
Navigating Workers Compensation Insurance Program Disputes
With increasingly regularity, insurance companies seem, to be pursuing policyholders to recover retrospective premiums under old workers compensation programs.
Author:  Robert M. Horkovich, Pamela Hans and Peter A. Halprin
Date: November 3, 2016
Pollution Risks for Contractors
While the construction industry is seeing a revival, the skilled labor shortage has increased the risk of errors.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: November 1, 2016
Construction Faces Coverage Challenges
Court decisions and form changes are narrowing available coverage in the construction industry.
Author:  Dennis J. Artese and Allen R. Wolff
Date: November 1, 2016
Examining New Changes to English Insurance Law
Risk managers on this side of the Atlantic should take careful note of new changes to Insurance law in the United Kingdom.
Author:  Peter A. Halprin
Date: October 12, 2016
Category: Global, Insurance, Legal
Keywords: insurance, Insurance Law, United Kingdom
Type: Article
Members Only? No
2016 RIMS Cyber Survey
The second annual RIMS Cyber Survey allows practitioners to benchmark the management of cyber exposures. Survey questions review the transfer of cyber exposures, cyber insurance policies, organizations’ and risk professionals’ cyber coverage spend, as well as their opinion on government involvement
Author:  RIMS
Date: October 10, 2016
Webcast: How to Boost Company Valuation with the RIMS Risk Maturity Model for ERM
Learn how to improve your organization's ERM program using the RIMS Risk Maturity Model (RMM). The live webcast will be held on October 6, 2016 at 1:00 PM ET. The archived webcast will be available to registered attendees.
Author:  RIMS
Date: October 6, 2016