Risk Management Challenges in 2011

What will keep risk managers on the edge of their seats in 2011? As the year begins, here are some top worries of risk managers in the United States.

What will keep risk managers on the edge of their seats in 2011? As the year begins, here are some top worries of risk managers in the United States. Read my latest column in Allbusiness here.

Cavalcade of Risk #111

The Insurance Writer hosts the 111th Cavalcade of Risk.

Today’s Cavalcade of Risk has no obvious theme,  just some interesting posts, so let’s begin. I’ve posted a bit early, but as Batman once said, “Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.”

Just for Laughs
Holy cats, Batman, this dog is cool! 2.1 million viewers can’t be wrong.


Let’s start out with some medical information as companies across the nation scramble to begin implementing national health care changes.

David Williams presents Malpractice defense: Complications post op partial hip replacement posted at Health Business Blog. By the way, did you hear about the zebra with a bad hip who fathered a zedonk? You can’t make this stuff up.

Henry Stern, LUTCF, CBC presents Jump in the Pool, Make $50 posted at InsureBlog.

Jason Shafrin presents Three Tiers of Accountable Care Organizations posted at Healthcare Economist.


Mike Piper presents Guaranteed Annuity Income: Is it Really Safe? posted at The Oblivious Investor.

Freefrombroke presents Dollar Cost Averaging Helps Eliminate Emotion And Market Risk posted at Free From Broke.

General Posts

I frequently promote the benefits of having an experienced independent agent on your side whether you are a personal insurance consumer or own a high-value commercial enterprise. Silicon Valley Blogger presents How a Good Insurance Agent Helps Cut Insurance Costs at The Digerati Life.

Tred R. Eyerly gives us a look at a coverage decision favoring the carrier. He presents Motor Vehicle Exclusion Bars Coverage Under Homeowner’s Policy posted at Insurance Law Hawaii. While the exclusion in the Homeowner’s Policy would seem to be a slam dunk to preclude coverage, it is always interesting and somewhat frightening to see what matters trial judges allow to move forward. Hmm.

I wish I had more time to follow more blogs and tweets. Julia Wells’ list can help. Julia presents 50 Excellent Twitter Accounts Every Public Administrator Should Follow posted at Master of Public Administration.

Susan Howe presents 9 of the World’s Most Expensive Oil Spills posted at Insurance Blog: Life Insurance, Health Insurance and Car Insurance news and opinions.

Tax Debt Help presents Top Bizarre Tax Laws By State posted at Tax Debt Help.

My contribution this week to the Cav is a  post from my Risk Management for the 21st Century column employers to quantify the costs of intimate partner violence to their organization. It’s always closer than we think. And sometimes an employer intervention can literally mean the difference between life and death.

Workers’ Compensation

John Coppelman’s post at Workers’ Comp Insider has an interesting take on how an employer’s attempts to reduce work comp costs can cause more problems than it solves! In claims, bad decisions sometimes make bad law and I think this could tread on bringing the wrath of the legislature down on all employers. What do you say?

Thank you for dropping in. It’s late, and now, it’s away to the Batcave and up the Batpole to bed.