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CYBER ATTACKS ARE ON A STEEP UPWARD PATH – HOW CAN BUSINESSES PROTECT THEMSELVES?

Posted 3 days ago by Robert Sterngold

The Covid-19 crisis has positively accelerated the uptake of digitization. Less positively, businesses now find themselves more exposed to cyber threats, which have increased in both severity and frequency.

Among the fastest growing and most costly cyber threats are ransomware attacks – where a malicious software blocks access to a computer system and extortionate sums are demanded for…

WILL WEARABLES TRANSFORM EMPLOYEE WELLBEING?

Posted 2 weeks ago by Robert Sterngold

As businesses put greater emphasis on employee health and wellbeing, their use of wearable technology increases. Due to the latest technological advances, the boundaries of innovation and product development are being pushed further, with the wearables market expected to peak at $265.4 billion by 2026, according to MarketsandMarkets.

The wearables evolution started with Fitbits and smartwatches…

WBN “World Mental Health Day” 10th October 2021

Posted 2 weeks ago by Alan Fergusson

The World Health Organization recognizes various global issues as being worthy of its campaigns and resources. The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.

However, this isn’t a new initiative. The very first World Mental Health Day was held in 1992, but things have come…

WBN INSIGHT ARTICLE: What does insurtech mean for insurance broking?

Posted 3 weeks ago by Leia Gottwald

Insurtech is big business. As an industry, it has grown exponentially over the last decade.

In 2020, investment in global insurtech companies topped $14.5 billion, according to industry estimates. This year alone it peaked at a quarterly high of $2.55bn in Q1.

Most of the sector’s major businesses have at the very least, started a digitalization program, either through incubators…

Milliman ARIUS – Cloud Solution of the Year

Posted 2 weeks ago by Travis Grulkowski

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Arius Enterprise recognized by InsuranceERM as “Cloud Technology Solution of the Year” in the Americas

Milliman’s Arius insurtech solution wins for the second year in a row

SEATTLE – JULY 7, 2021 – Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, is pleased to announce that the firm’s…

WBN’S MEMBERSHIP EXPANSION CONTINUES WITH THE ADDITION OF NFP

Posted 3 days ago by Leia Gottwald

San Francisco, June 23, 2021 – The Worldwide Broker Network™ (WBN), the world’s largest global network of independent insurance brokers and employee benefits consultants, is today pleased to announce that NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides property and casualty (P&C), corporate benefits, retirement, and individual solutions, has joined as a new member of the network.

Headquartered…

Hot Work

Posted 3 hours ago by John Durante

As noted in the most recent NFPA Research Report “Structure Fires Started by Hot Work,” Hot Work remains to be a leading ignition source for structure fires. NFPA estimates that during the five-year period of 2010-2014 local fire departments responded to an estimated average of 4,440 structure fires per year involving equipment associated with hot work. These fires caused an average of 12 civilian…

Combustible Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA)

Posted 3 hours ago by John Durante

What Is A Dust Hazard Analysis?


As defined in NFPA 652, Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust (2019 edition), a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) is a systematic review to both identify and evaluate the potential fire, flash fire, or explosion hazards associated with the presence of one or more combustible particulate solids in a process or facility.


NFPA 652 provides specific…

DUTY OF CARE DISCUSSION - THE RES FORUM AND WBN

Posted 1 weeks ago by Alan Fergusson

Director of Employee Benefits Alan Fergusson took part if The RES Forum UNRESERVED insight this week along with Professor Benjamin Bader to discuss Global Mobility’s responsibilities towards employee duty of care, plus the associated tools, products and services available to inhouse HR and GM teams, often available through existing insurance plans. Join the conversation on LinkedIn and Twitter by…

CYBER INSURANCE MARKET – SCAGLIARINI APPROACH TO 2020/2021 TRENDS IN ITALY/YPA

Posted 3 weeks ago by Elena Pattaro

During 2020, also due to the Covid-19 pandemic, cyber risk became the first concern for every kind of business, regardless of industry sector or company size. In particular, ransomware attacks grew worldwide of 105% compared to 2018, boosting the demand for cyber insurance and making also the EU and Italian cyber insurance marketplaces much harder:

  • capacity has shrunk drastically,…

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