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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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RIMS LEGISLATIVE REVIEW: The Risk Management Implications of Conflicting Federal and State Cannabis Laws
The report provides a brief background on the current state of cannabis laws in the United States. It also explores banking and insurance challenges for businesses in marijuana industries, as well as property owners’ and managers’ rights, language and insurance considerations for tenancy agreements.
Author:  RIMS External Affairs Committee
Date: February 7, 2019
Securing Coverage for Wrongful Termination
In California, some insurers have tried to deny EPLI claims for wrongful termination.
Author:  Daniel Wolf
Date: February 4, 2019
Can Blockchain Improve Insurance?
Applications of distributed ledger technology promise to help reduce fraud and better manage claims in the insurance industry.
Author:  Andrew W. Singer
Date: February 4, 2019
Notepad: Risk in Review – January/February 2019
Marriott discloses massive breach, fatal work injuries decline, NFIP extended and more.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: February 4, 2019
The Ever-Evolving Idiopathic Defense
Are businesses still protected in cases of injuries that occur at work but are not work-related?
Author:  Emily J. Truitt
Date: February 4, 2019
Recent Developments in Bad Faith Claims
Three recent rulings establish that policyholders in a significant number of states have potential recourse when insurance companies act badly.
Author:  Robert D. Chesler and Christina Yousef
Date: February 1, 2019
Corporate Insurance Policy Template
A generic corporate insurance policy for risk professionals who are developing their own policies.
Author:  RIMS, Michelle Drew
Date: January 15, 2019
Improving Loss Ratio by Optimizing First Notice of Loss
First notice of loss is the gateway to the entire claims-adjustment process. It touches everything; even small improvements can impact the whole process.
Author:  NetClaim
Date: December 6, 2018
Intellectual Property – Risk Landscape
Learn about considerations for every organization as they develop a structure that protects critical intangible assets and grows enterprise value.
Author:  Aon
Date: December 3, 2018
Cyber Insurance Market Trends
A new survey offers insight into who’s purchased new cyber insurance policies in 2018 and why.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: December 1, 2018
Using Actuarial Reports to Help Manage Risk
Actuarial reports can provide risk managers with valuable information on program performance.
Author:  Carly Rowland
Date: December 1, 2018
Finding Coverage for GDPR Liabilities
Companies need to consider the application of liability insurance to cover certain losses and liabilities related to the EU’s GDPR.
Author:  Robert M. Horkovich and Daniel J. Healy
Date: December 1, 2018
The Top Six Legal Developments of 2018
This RIMS Professional Report highlights the most significant legal decisions of the year and explores their relevance to the risk management community. The decisions reviewed include a variety of insurance issues: reservation of rights, rescission, D&O liability and cyber claims.
Author:  Mark J. Plumer, Matthew Jeweler, Mark Stacell
Date: November 2, 2018
A New Recipe for Food Contamination Risk Management
Advancements in technology and insurance can help address foodborne illness and recall crises.
Author:  Simon Oddy
Date: November 2, 2018
RIMScast: A Guide to Cyber Insurance
Katherine Henry and Brendan Hogan of the law firm Bradley Arant Boult Cummings are the editors of an August 2018 RIMS professional report, A Guide to Cyber Insurance – Building a Program, Procuring Coverage, Managing Claims and Litigating Disputes.
Author:  Justin Smulison
Date: October 17, 2018
RIMScast: Florida Congressman Dennis Ross at the RIMS Legislative Summit Sept 13th, 2018
Florida Congressman Dennis Ross keynoted the RIMS Legislative Summit at the Rayburn House Office Building. He discussed flood risk, cyber security and most notably his support of a full reauthorization of the NFIP. He also took questions from RIMS members.
Author:  Justin Smulison
Date: October 17, 2018
Blending Innovation into Safety and Risk Management
TCOR scores are down, on average. Again. Why is that the hot topic today for environmental health and safety personnel?
Author:  KPA
Date: October 17, 2018
Disasters Highlight Potential Uses for Drones
Risk managers and insurers are finding new applications for drone technology.
Author:  Caroline McDonald
Date: October 2, 2018
Notepad: Risk in Review – October
Brazil’s museum fire, deadly floods in India, Nike’s controversial ad, and more.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: October 1, 2018
Burning Up: California’s Wildfires Increase Risks
Increased wildfire activity in California in 2017 and 2018 has underscored the importance of prevention strategies.
Author:  Bruce Arita
Date: October 1, 2018
Insuring Against GDPR Liability
Will the European Union’s new data protection regulation impact the cyber insurance market?
Author:  Stella Szantova Giordano
Date: October 1, 2018



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