Public Risk, PRIMA’s 10-time-per-year magazine, is the flagship publication of the association. This publication provides risk managers with timely, focused information in an easy-to-read format. Public Risk features articles from risk management practitioners as well as industry professionals. Articles range from current trends, risk management procedures and guidelines, legislation changes, spotlights and more that will engage your office while keeping them informed!
Insuring for Business Continuity Under the New Realities of Terrorism
By Lindsey Nieves
The terrorism playbook in the U.S. has greatly changed since the September 11, 2001, attack on New York’s World Trade Center. Where once iconic buildings stood in the crosshairs of extremist organizations, today softer, smaller occupied spaces are also the likely targets of small group or lone wolf actors, yielding high human impact events and easily spawning copycat attacks. In fact, the increasing frequency and severity of these events globally is evolving the terroristic environment into one of violent risk. Planning for and protecting one’s organization from these unfortunate episodes requires specialized standalone solutions to address the full spectrum of perils that can impact a company’s people and assets and, potentially, those of their customers and suppliers, too. Public administration industry entities in particular may not realize how vulnerable, or how unprepared they may be given the new realities of terrorism.
Cutting Costs in Pharmacy
Yes, it is Possible
By Belva Hale
Once in a blue moon, the U.S. government allows the implementation of a program that affords employers the opportunity to save money without inconveniencing or costing employees more money. While you process that statement, think of what your current spend is on pharmacy. What just a few years ago was a small percentage of your medical cost, is now becoming a higher percentage of the total spend without a cost control method in sight, until now.
America's Original Risk Manager
By Wendell Bosen
Benjamin Franklin is known by many titles including: active citizen, successful businessman, famous inventor and scientist, thoughtful legislator, useful diplomat and accomplished philosopher. Additionally, of America’s founding fathers, Franklin, despite an incredible list of spectacular achievements, may be the one that people find the most approachable. There are two likely reasons for this: first, he came from humble circumstances; second, he wrote in a common and folksy style. He seems like someone we could sit down to dinner with and feel comfortable.