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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 - Implications of Base Erosion Anti-Abuse Tax (BEAT) Provision
In response to H.R. 1 – the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” recently signed into law, RIMS has published this Legislative Review to address certain international tax provisions included in the final bill.
Author:  RIMS External Affairs Committee
Date: January 17, 2018
Best Practices for Quality IME Results
This paper reviews best practices that must be followed to ensure a quality independent medical examination (IME) result that helps determine the next step in the claim and injury management process.
Author:  Genex
Date: January 10, 2018
What You Need to Know About Cyber Extortion Insurance Coverage
Although the specific policy wording varies, many cyber policies provide coverage for extortion-related expenses and payments paid as a result of a cyber extortion threat.
Author:  Jeffrey J. Meagher
Date: December 18, 2017
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.
Author:  Robert M. Horkovich and John G. Nevius
Date: December 1, 2017
On the Ground: Risk Management in a Historic Hurricane Season
Risk and insurance professionals who weathered 2017’s historic hurricane season share their first-hand disaster recovery experiences.
Author:  Hilary Tuttle
Date: December 1, 2017
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.
Author:  Dante Disparte and Daniel Wagner
Date: December 1, 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.
Author:  Morgan O'Rourke
Date: December 1, 2017
Understanding Post-Storm Business Interruption Coverage
Businesses suffering from supply chain disruptions after this season’s storms should look to their property insurance policies for contingent business interruption coverage.
Author:  Finley Harckham and Marshall Gilinsky
Date: November 22, 2017
Autonomous Vehicle Risk: Out with the old, in with the new
The mega-trend of autonomous vehicles will result in a dramatic reduction in traditional accidents, shifting responsibility in the direction of vehicle manufacturers, infrastructure providers and mobility services.
Author:  Aon Risk Solutions
Date: November 8, 2017
Will Your Crime Insurance Cover Cyber?
Courts are divided over whether crime insurance policies provide coverage for cyber-related fraud.
Author:  Michael S. Levine and Jennifer White
Date: November 2, 2017
ebook: Risk Management and the Supply Chain
This customized ebook contains articles from Risk Management magazine.
Author:  RIMS, Risk Management magazine
Date: October 27, 2017
RIMS REPORT - Terrorism Insurance: Understanding the Boundaries of Coverage for a Risk Without Borders
The report outlines insurance options and risk management solutions to better prepare organizations for the impact of a terrorist attack, as well as insight on negotiating coverage.
Author:  Micah Skidmore
Date: October 10, 2017
Key Considerations for Cyberrisk Coverage
A number of insurance policy provisions can help ensure adequate protection from cyber losses.
Author:  Joshua Gold
Date: October 3, 2017
The Top 8 Legal Developments You Need to Know About in 2017
The legal decisions highlighted in the report address pertinent risk management issues such as rights to coverage, notice, cyber claims, consent to settle, among others. The cases were chosen by the authors based on subject matter importance, legal pedigree and practical relevance.
Author:  Mark Plumer, Xandra Bernardo, Patrick Walker
Date: October 2, 2017
A Common Language: Aligning Third-Party Contracts with Insurance Policies
The report defines key insurance terms that must be understood by contract reviewers, as well as common contract clauses that impact the validity of both the contract and insurance policies.
Author:  Brenda Tappan
Date: September 25, 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
Improving Vendor Risk Management
Centralized vendor management organizations can help companies manage third-party risk.
Author:  Nicole Parreño
Date: August 1, 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