Articles by Jahna Jacobson

NCCI Identifies ‘Big 3′ Workers’ Comp Issues to Watch

Employers will face three major workplace safety challenges in the coming years, but all can be mitigated through evolving safety solutions, workers’ compensation professionals say. The report, Challenges for Today’s Worker–The Big Three: Physical Space, Mental Health and Environmental Impact, …

New Drivers and Electric-Vehicle Tech Bring New Risks to Auto Insurance Market

High claim severities, persistent risky driving behavior, electric vehicles and shop-and-swap consumers are challenging auto insurers to stay profitable. The challenges will continue through the end of the year and beyond, according to the 2024 U.S Auto Insurance Trends Report …

Possibility of a Billion-Dollar Systemic Cyber Event ‘Real’

A systemic event and the threat it could pose to insurers’ portfolios is not the million dollar question, but perhaps the billion dollar question, according to Norman Niami, immediate past chairperson and member of The American Academy of Actuaries. “It’s …

Extreme Weather, Cyber Risks Top Concerns When Insuring Farms

As risks from extreme weather, technology glitches and cyberattacks rise, so does the need for agricultural insurance that can cover a rapidly diversifying and evolving industry. “With the interest rates, production expenses, and cost of diesel constantly on the rise, …