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Expert Commentary

This library of 1,600+ articles, written by over 100 knowledgeable risk and insurance professionals, provides you with weekly updates on the status of the industry, new products, and problems. Most importantly, it offers practical strategies and solutions for dealing with the challenges you face daily. Learn about new articles with IRMI Update, a free twice-monthly e-mail newsletter containing article links, risk tips, and other news. The IRMI.com Expert Commentary sections/topics are listed below. Follow the links for indexes of articles on those topics.

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Commercial Liability Topics

This section provides suggestions for improving coverage and reducing premiums. Current topics include:

Additional Insured Issues

Environmental

Liability Insurance

Commercial Property Topics

This section provides suggestions for improving coverage and reducing premiums. Current topics include:

Property Insurance

Time Element

Auto Topics

This section provides suggestions for improving coverage and reducing premiums. Current topics include:

Auto Insurance

Auto Risk Management

Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability, Errors and Omissions (E&O), Professional Liability (PL), and Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) Topics

This section provides suggestions for improving coverage and reducing premiums. Current topics include:

Employment Practices

Healthcare Professional Liability Insurance

Intellectual Property

Professional, D&O, and Fiduciary Liability

Workers Compensation Topics

This section provides suggestions for improving coverage and reducing premiums. Current topics include:

Disability and Disability Insurance

Workers Compensation Issues

Workplace Violence Prevention

Risk Management and Multiline Topics

This section provides suggestions for improving risk management in many different areas, from aviation to terrorism. Risk identification and control recommendations are included in this section. Current topics include:

Brand Equity and Product Recall

Catastrophe Risk Management

Corporate Aviation

Corporate Fraud Prevention

Cyber and Privacy Risk and Insurance

Drafting and Interpreting Policies

Enterprise Risk Management

Internal Controls

Nanotechnology

Political Risk

Risk Management: A Systemic Approach

Risk Management Technology

Security

Terrorism Risk Management and Insurance

Risk Finance Topics

This section provides suggestions for financing and transferring risk. Current topics include:

Captives

Quantitative Methods

Risk Finance

Construction Topics

This section provides suggestions for improving coverage, reducing premiums, and avoiding losses. It also addresses issues of great concern to the construction industry, including defects, safety, quality, design, and theft. Current topics include:

Builders Risk Insurance

Construction Defect Coverage

Construction Liability Insurance

Construction Quality

Construction Safety

Design Liability

Equipment Theft Prevention

Surety

Wrap-Up Programs

Personal Lines Topics

This section addresses personal lines risk management as well as providing suggestions for improving insurance coverage and reducing premiums. Current topics include:

Current Trends and Issues

Personal Lines Insurance

Personal Risk Management

Claims, Caselaw, and Legal Topics

This section addresses issues particularly relating to the claims area and the litigation that often results from such claims. Current topics include:

Claims Management

Claims Practices

Courts and Coverage

Insurance Archaeology

Litigation Management

Maritime Law

Mediation

Personal Lines Claims

Insurance Industry Topics

This section contains heads-up advice on industry trends and issues. Useful management tips for all risk professionals along with practical sales advice for insurance producers and other salespeople are contained in this section. Current topics include:

Agent & Broker Technology Issues

Continuous Performance Improvement

Employee Hiring, Development, and Retention

Eradicating Sales Call Reluctance

Ethics

Leadership at All Levels

Market Practices

Reinsurance

Risk and Insurance History

Risk Management and Insurance Higher Education Scene

U.S. Insurance Market Update

Valuation of Insurance Organizations

Web-Based Insurance Marketing

Writing Tips for Insurance Professionals

Commentator Profiles

Biographies, contact information, and websites for over 100 IRMI.com Expert Commentators—past and present—can be found here.

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