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MCat: Insurance

Information focused on business insurance including D&O, E&O, EPL, business interruption, inland marine, product liability, environmental, surety, auto liability, etc. Claims management. Structured settlements. Insurance fraud. Liability exposures. Alternative risk. Captives. Catastrophes.

Alternative Risk

Risk financing strategy. Alternative risk solutions, strategies, risk transfer entities, and related information. Risk retention groups and purchasing groups.

Auto Insurance

Explantion of auto insurance coverages. Car insurance consumer information. Auto insurance basics. Description of the preferred repair shop process for auto claims. Outline of 20 items related to conducting an independent automotive damage appraisal. How to handle damage claims for 'specialty' automobiles.

Business Interruption

Guides and articles on business interruption including calculating business interruption values. Effects of corporate reengineering. Lessons learned from disasters.

Captive Insurance

Profiles of countries and states seeking captive insurance organizations. Laws and regulations affecting captives. State captive associations. How to choose a captive domain.

Cargo Insurance

Factors to consider when deciding whether to purchase transit protection. Overview of ocean cargo insurance coverages.

Claims Management

Information on claims management, e.g., structured settlements, importance of prompt reporting, construction claim guidance, preservation of evidence, etc. Self-insurance & claims administrators/adjustors selection/evaluation checklist of TPAs. Experts offer tips to adjusters about salvage. Variations in imaging technology and the issues confronting claims adjusters.

Climate Change Insurance

The implications of global climate change as it affects risk management, insurance the economy and investments.

Company Communications

Press releases, investor relations, financials from the websites of insurers and reinsurers

Construction Insurance

Builders risk insurance claim management. Risk management articles for the construction industry. Best practices for owner-controlled insurance programs. Construction defects. Contingent Liability of the multi-employer work site. Case studies of environmental claims sorted by contractor groups. Issues with substituting finite risk insurance for sub performance & payment bonds. Surety bond basics.

Construction Wrapups

Owner Controlled Insurance Programs (OCIP) and construction wrap up risk management materials. Basic benefits of OCIPs and wrap-ups. Sample forms and programs. Full text of an OCIP manual in use by a state agency.

Credit Insurance

US Export-Import bank's export credit insurance program. Domestic and export trade credit insurance basics. Z-Score Bankruptcy-Predictor. Insuring your receivables. Estimating Uncollectible Accounts. Insure receivables

Crop Insurance

Educational materials on risk management from the US Department of Agriculture. Risk management handbooks and guides for growers.

Director Liability

D&O Liability issues for nonprofit organizations. Guide on implementing an effective Directors & Officers loss prevention program. Advantages and disadvantages of three year D&O policies.

Disaster Insurance

Full text of the National Flood Insurance Program Manual and other resources. Flood Zone A Manual. Flood zones.

Employers Liability

Employers Professional Liability (EPL) insurance overviews & answers to common questions. Key legal cases. Market survey of policies & endorsements available, etc. Sexual misconduct. Employer liability for workplace violence. Various types of employment practices liability claims. Risk management in the employment relationship.

Environmental Insurance

Environmental litigation. Environmental coverage case law. Advice on environmental insurance for general business and industrial facilities. Brownfield's insurance. Environmental claim management. Description of environmental risk.

Health Insurance

Large collection of articles about disability and insurance issues. The most common reasons health insurance claims are denied. Common components of a group long-term disability contract. Questions and answers about STD/LTD insurance. Insurance Company Credit Ratings - Life & Health - Standard & Poor's and Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Co.

Industry Risk

Risk management resource materials for specific industries such as schools, auto dealers, auto repairs, churches, small business, etc.

Inland Marine Insurance

Inland marine insurance for equipment breakdown. Issues, strategies and solutions related to six major power issues.

Insurance Blogs

Risk management and insurance discussion groups, forums, newsgroups, message boards and e-mail group lists.

Insurance Designations

How to obtain professional certification for insurance and risk management expertise such as CPCU, ARM, AMIM, AIC, CIC, CLU, CRM, PLCS, RHU and more

Insurance Forms

Various risk management, insurance, liability, and workers comp forms. ACORD forms. Sample RFPs. Transfer of risk clauses for contracts.

Insurance Fraud

Insurance fraud recognition. Information on fraudulent claims. Red flags. Property insurance fraud. Attorney fraud. Tips on how to make best use of video surveillance.

Insurance Issues

Articles from risk management and insurance industry leaders on industry trends and topics such as banks selling insurance, the effect of the internet on distribution methods (e.g., the effect on middlemen), electronic commerce and more.

Insurance Privacy

Privacy and risk management. Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act requirements for financial insitutions. Full text of the act, checklists, discussion of issues and more.

Insurance Seminars

Educational programs and certification for risk management and insurance professional. Course materials & teaching notes for general concepts & principles of risk management & insurance. Conferences and events.

Insurance Topics

Articles on insurance, reinsurance, finance and economics. Actuarial library. Finite risk insurance. Insurance Research Council information. ISO insurance issues. NAIC white papers. Punitive damages and insurance. Insurer insolvency.

Insurer Ratings

Rating information on insurance carriers. Canadian and US rating agencies with online reports (A.M. Best, S&P, D&B, Duff & Phelps, etc.)

Internet Insurance

Internet liability issues, loss exposures, insurance coverages, cyberspace claims and liability. Internet risk management.

Liability Insurance

Real estate liability, slip & fall exposures, non-profts, volunteers. Miscellaneous liability-related information, such as, managing hired contractors. Fiduciary liability. Liability of a predecessor company. Umbrella vs excess liability. White papers on liability issues. Police Liability Assessment Guide. Liability insurance and benefit plans.

Malpractice Insurance

Series of articles on risk management and medical professional liability. Medical professional liability exposures. Tips to prevent malpractice claims. Handbook on risk management for physicians. State-specific legislative information. Series of risk management forms and letters available for download. Answers to common questions about the release of medical records. Emergency room risk management.

Political Risk

Articles and references related to political risk in countries other than the USA.

Product Insurance

FTC's Bureau of Consumer Information on product safety in the United States. Full text of a product assurance manual.

Professional Liability

E&O-related loss prevention libraries for architects, engineers, accountants, lawyers, construction project owners, real estate, pension & benefit plan administrators, etc.

Property Insurance

Property insurance and risk management. Articles and resources related to risk management, property insurance, property risk control, etc.

Public Liability

Public visitor liability, dog bites, premises security liability. Risk management resources related to the risks and controls to be implemented when the public is exposed to the workplace. Includes public visitor protection program, ride-along and tag-along programs, risks from premises security litigation, trip and fall exposures, etc.

Reinsurance

Reinsurance industry information. Definitions. Industry reports. Contract language. Tutorial on the fundamentals of reinsurance. Pricing and financial modeling. Insurance fraud and reinsurance.

Risk Finance

Tools, guides, resources related to insurance risk management finance. Derivatives. Retention levels. Cost of risk.

Risk Management

Risk management principles and strategies. Working papers & case studies related to risk management & insurance. Benchmarking in the risk management process. Reengineering. Catastrophe exposures.

Risk Management Programs

Full text of a risk management program manual. Information and examples of establishing a written risk management policy statement. Outline of a generic risk management manual.

Risk Transfer

Hold harmless agreements. Full text of a university's policy on hold harmless and indemnity agreements.

Surety Bonds

Guidance and resources on the topic of surety bonds.

Terrorism Insurance

The effects of the WTC bombings on the insurance industry.

WC Federal Benefits

Federal workers compensation for the federal workforce. Balancing obligations under ADA, FLMA & WC. US Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act.

WC Forms

Download state workers compensation forms such as first report of injury. Obtain access to workers compensation forms for those states who provide them on their websites. The majority can be downloaded.

WC Insurance

Insurance industry and workers compensation profitability. Residual market overview. 24 hour coverage.

WC Premium Audit

Warning signs of overcharges. Workers compensation audit. Classification system and pricing.

WC Self Insurance

State WC self insurance insurance requirements. WC self-insured company lists.

Weather Risk

The management of the financial consequences of adverse weather for those with natural exposure to weather. Commercial trading of weather risk such as weather derivatives.


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