Podcasts & Blogs

Featuring emerging issues impacting the public risk management community, listen and read these resources to remain cognizant of best practices in the profession!
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New Face of Case Management in Workers’ Compensation

The new face of case management incorporates technology to provide a holistic approach to the person; subsequently encouraging more proactive, resolution driven claims processes which will prove to be more effective for all parties.

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How Health Management Programs Impact Workers’ Compensation

While there are many factors that determine the outcome of a claim, the most significant influence is the decline in health of the claimant, which leads to increased costs and a longer duration.

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Autonomous Vehicles and Scaling Risk

I want to see mainstream autonomous vehicles (AVs), but I remain bearish about mainstream high-level autonomy.

My reasons for bearishness are not related to the technology that powers self-driving cars, or demand for AVs. Instead, it’s the systemic risk that wide-scale AV deployments create. What will change when we have numerous fully autonomous cars on the road?

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Managing Infectious Disease Risks

It’s imperative to understand how to manage the ongoing risks and consequences of the current COVID-19 crisis at hand.

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Encouraging Education in Cybersecurity

Ignorance has never been bliss, but it is even less so today. Cybercriminals are always looking for vulnerabilities to exploit.

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The Challenge of Insuring Against Terrorism

Modern terrorist attacks require little technology, just dedicated terrorist(s) with automated weapons, often supported by body worn suicide bombs – and unlike natural catastrophes, which can cause damages over a widespread area, the “damage footprint” of a terrorist attack can be measured in square yards.

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Protecting Public Entities in Public-Private Partnerships

In considering the intricacies of public and private entities working together, the risk management perspective is invaluable in the process – being able to foresee risks, challenges and implementing safe programs that minimize liability.

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The Biological Basis of Complacency

Complacency is often attributed to an employee’s mental or emotional state. As a result, the advice for tackling complacency often revolves around reminding employees to pay attention and think about what they’re doing, exhorting them not to take shortcuts and/or encouraging them to slow down.

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Audits vs. Performance Reviews vs. Benchmarking

The audit, performance review and benchmarking are all tied together, but it’s very difficult to do a performance review or benchmark without having the financial auditing information serve as the foundation.

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