Loss Control

Traumatic brain injury deaths highest for small company construction workers

As you might imagine, the construction industry has the greatest number of both fatal and nonfatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in U.S. workplaces. A total of 2,210 construction workers died because of a TBI from...

Education + Marketing = Better Loss Control + Customer Retention

In today’s competitive landscape, it’s critical for insurers to keep loss costs under control—not only through fast, fair, and consistent claims resolution but also by helping to reduce the number of claims. Educating...

Another successful forum!

Engineering and Safety Service (E&S ™ ) held our annual E&S Loss Control Executive Forum on April 6–8 in Tampa, Florida, and it was a great success. Forty senior-level loss professionals and guests from more than 30...

Don’t take workers' compensation applications at face value

Do you take a workers' compensation insurance application at face value? Or do you thoroughly research the applicant’s information, verify data fields, look at photos of the property, find out where the nearest...

A conversation on perils, incidents, and risk assessment

Educators say humans learn through a combination of perception and memory using three different methods: visual, auditory, and experiential. Each of us learns through a mix of the three methods that suits us best. Eve...

It’s all relative

It didn’t take long after we introduced the next generation of ProMetrix® reports, analytics, and our customer-facing delivery platform to start working on improvements. The feedback from customers has been...

Sussing out Canadian risk

News spreads fast and far. Not long after Verisk Insurance Solutions began a dialogue with U.S. insurers about identifying perils, unreported incidents, and prior claims through data and analytics, we were contacted b...

Engineering a loss cost for competitiveness

If you’re an underwriter, you probably spend more time dealing with loss costs than you’d like. It can be frustrating because it’s a driver of your underwriting and pricing, but because it’s a filed instrument, you ha...

Workers' Compensation Leaders Research Colloquium

I recently participated in a workers' compensation (WC) leaders research colloquium at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) .  The meeting brought together a small group of external worker...

The next generation of ProMetrix

During my career, I’ve worked for some of the leading commercial property carriers in the industry. They varied, of course, in their activity and had different segment and distribution strategies, management objective...