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Few Midsize Business Continuity Plans Have Been Tested

Most midsize businesses have business continuity plans but few have tested them, according to The Hartford’s survey of midsize business owners and C-level executives. This shortcoming presents potential risk for businesses, which may be unable to meet client needs due …

Technology, Supply Chain and Regulatory Risks Top Concerns for Global Businesses

A new wave of interrelated, fast-changing risks, reflecting rapid changes in the global economic landscape and the increasing role of technology and multinational expansion as growth drivers, tops the list of concerns for businesses across Europe, the Middle East and …

Cyber, Supply Chain Lead UK Survey of Top P/C Insurance Risks

Demand for cyber security coverage from insurance buyers ranks number one among several emerging risks, according to a recent survey undertaken by RKH Specialty, a London-based specialty lines broker. Insurance professionals indicated that for property coverages, supply chain disruption is …

The Changing Landscape of Business Interruption Claims

The high costs related to business interruption should provide an impetus for companies to prep for them in advance, according to industry experts. During a webinar hosted by Marsh, insurance experts detailed the top five issues related to business interruption …

Top Business Insurance Losses Revealed in New Allianz Report

Nearly 70 percent of business financial losses arise from 10 causes of loss, with the largest single identified cause being ship groundings, reflecting the high values of modern shipping risks, followed by fires and aviation crashes, according to a new …

Business Interruption, Supply Chain Among Top Business Risks for 2014: Allianz

Business interruption (BI) and supply chain, natural catastrophes and fire/explosion top the list of company risks in 2014, according to the third annual Allianz Risk Barometer, which surveyed over 400 corporate insurance experts from 33 countries. The survey conducted by …

Mississippi Shipbuilder Settles with Insurer on Katrina Damages

Huntington Ingalls Industries and its insurer have reached cash settlement for $180 million for the shipbuilder’s losses from Hurricane Katrina in 2005 at facilities in Pascagoula and Avondale, La. The Mississippi Press reports that the information was contained in a …

Southeastern Louisiana University Offers Disaster Seminar for Businesses

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southeastern Louisiana University and the Livingston Economic Development Council will sponsor a work session designed to help local businesses prepare for disasters that may interrupt business. The free seminar is set for 8:30 …

Louisiana Chemical Plant Owner Says Insurance Covers Blast Damages

Williams Cos., the owner of a Louisiana chemical plant that remains shut after a fatal explosion, said insurance will cover most of the loss. An explosion June 13 at Williams Partners LP’s Geismar plant killed two people and caused an …

Pennsylvania Bishop Charged With Insurance Fraud

A Philadelphia bishop has been charged with insurance fraud related to water damage that his Pentecostal church sustained. State investigators say Bishop Benjamin Fisher of the Greater Bethel Temple in northeast Philadelphia claimed $77,000 in damages over a dozen events …