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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Decreasing Healthcare Costs While Improving Care with Data Analytics

It may seem counter-intuitive, but going to a good doctor costs less overall than going to a bad one. 30% of healthcare costs are due to poor or ineffective care and good doctors wring out those excess costs.

But how do we find the best doctors?

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Guidance for Developing Your Safety Program

Not every organization has the same exposure to hazards. At minimum, training is handled at hire or at the onset of a particular task, but each organization must evaluate what safety program and standards apply to their industry.

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A Second Step

Sometimes we only look that far because of a lack of imagination. Other times incentives are misaligned. Or when change comes at us too quickly. We also often only look one step in because considering more steps is difficult or impossible. The attempt to go beyond those problems is sometimes called “second-order thinking.”

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Stop Loss Strategies

With the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more difficult to predict how claims are going to play out.

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Risk Management is Easy… Pinpointing it is Hard

Don’t tell the guys behind the actuarial tables, but managing risk is as much an art as it is a science. It’s also an art made easier because of science. By using a safety program to pinpoint risk, entities can improve driver retention and other factors along the way.

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Navigating Class Action Lawsuits

From a legal standpoint, it’s valuable to distinguish  a class action lawsuit from traditional lawsuits. For your organization, the difference in cost between a traditional lawsuit and a class action lawsuit can be hundreds of thousands dollars, and the difference in preparation requires another extensive layer to coordinate your defense.

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Managing Cybersecurity Risks

Any organization that connects to the internet in any way is at risk. Regardless of industry or government, number of employees, or annual revenue, when a breach happens it is often devastating.

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Addressing COVID-19 In Your Workplace

Now, more than ever, the world is examining how companies treat their employees in times of crisis. By providing your employees with a process and plan to address COVID-19 and possible exposures, you’re caring for both your organization and your workforce.

Here’s how:

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Proper Claim Management Procedures (Part 2)

The majority of highly publicized incidents these days, normally involve your police department, but it is not only police related events that need to be carefully reviewed.

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