With winter just around the corner and many areas already seeing flurries, this would be a good opportunity to remind everyone of the risks surrounding claims from accidents due to snow and ice. As many companies are considering their snow removal contracts and vendor arrangements, there are a few key points in our latest article that might be helpful.
Topics: Claims Management, Risk management, Snow Removal, Total Cost of Risk, Workplace Safety, what is compliance
Recently, I came upon an interesting (albeit disturbing) example of how generic insurance obligation language in a contract left the Landlord without Additional Insured protection from their contractor.
In the case of Seven Up Realty vs AJ Greenwich Contracting, the contract that Seven Up had with Greenwich did not REQUIRE Greenwich
Topics: Claims Management, Claims Management Process, Contracts, Coverage Review, Insurance, Risk Management Blog, COI Compliance, risk transfer
As the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact businesses, it will, surely be an uphill battle to have insurers confirm coverage under most standard insurance policies. Ultimately, a flurry of litigation and government intervention will determine how insurers deal with the losses that their insureds are suffering and will continue to experience stemming from this disaster.
Over the next few weeks and months (maybe years), as these claims unfold, insurers will be faced with the task of interpreting policies and informing their insureds how coverage will or won’t respond. In the meantime, there are some things a business can do to preserve their position with potential COVID-19 claims.
Topics: Claims Management, Claims Management Process, Strategic Risk Management, pandemics, COVID-19, risk management consultant
Most businesses in the United States have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the illness spreads far and wide, many businesses have had to comply with local and federal "stay at home" orders, as well as orders to cease all non-essential construction work, causing delays, and disruption across the construction industry.
Topics: Claims Management, Construction, Enterprise Risk Management, pandemics, COVID-19, business continuity plan
According to a memo from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the official maximum penalty amounts for citations in 2020 will increase slightly.
The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 was just recently evoked once again as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration raises its penalty rates.
Topics: Bodily Injury, Claims Management, Construction Accidents, Strategic Risk Management, Workplace Safety
I came across an interesting case that illustrates how critical it is to properly notice a “downstream party” of a claim (or potential claim) and require proof that notice was filed with their insurer.
Topics: Claim Reporting, Claims Handling, Claims Management, Claims Management Process, Risk Management Assessment, Total Cost of Risk, Total Cost of Risk (TCoR), what is total cost of risk, total cost of risk definition
A NY-based organization (acting as tax syndicator) with over 350 properties engaged us to review and modify the lender requirements and to ensure insurance compliance with the requirements from the various parties involved in a deal
Topics: Claims Management, Real Estate, Real Estate & Development General Liability, Real Estate & Development Risk, Real Estate & Development Risk Management, Strategic Risk Management, Client Success, COI Compliance
The New Jersey Supreme Court recently reversed its position on coverage for construction defects, affirming the Appellate Division’s decision that consequential damages caused by a subcontractor’s faulty workmanship constituted “property damage” caused by an “occurrence” under the plain language of the developer’s Commercial General Liability (CGL) policy.
Topics: Claims Management, Commercial General Liability Coverage, Commercial General Liability Insurance Risk, Construction Project Risk, NJ Supreme Court Cypress Pointe v Adria Towers, Real Estate, Real Estate & Development General Liability, Real Estate & Development Risk Management, Risk management, Risk Management Blog
The recent changes to the OSHA record keeping rules that were issued a couple of weeks ago have been drawing quite a few negative comments from business and industry.
The new rule has a component requiring employers with more than 20 employees to electronically submit information about work-related injuries and illnesses.
Topics: Claims Management, OSHA, Risk Management Blog, Safety and Compliance
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal highlighted the plight of Lumber Liquidators who has been struggling to deal with the fallout from a scandal that was caused due to the use of formaldehyde in its wood. You may have seen this on a “60 Minutes” program in early March. If you are a retailer after reading this article and watching the 60 Minutes TV spot you must be asking the question. How well do I know my 3rd party vendors and what process, if any, does my organization have to contain a similar event?
Topics: Claims Management, Insurance, Lumber Liquidators, Manufacturing and Distribution, Reputational Risk, Risk management, Risk Management Blog, strategic, Strategic Risk Management, supply chain, Supply Chain Risk, The ALS Group, Total Cost of Risk (TCoR)