Coming Attractions For Corporate Buyers

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This is the first of 12 monthly editions of NationalUnderwriter focusing on the concerns of 15,000 risk managers,CEOs, CFOs and other readers responsible for making decisions oninsurance, risk management, loss control and employee benefits.

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Future editions of NU's “Corporate Insurance BuyersReport” will spotlight the following:

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Feb. 3: Buyers are brought up to date on thereinsurance renewal market, which helps drive the availability andaffordability of coverage from primary insurers and frontingcarriers.

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March 10: The growing alternative risk-transfermarket, from captives to risk retention groups to self-insuredretentions, are examined.

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April 7: The annual Risk Management Reviewfeatures an exclusive report on the results of the annual “RiskManagement Salary Survey” prepared by Logic Associates Inc., theindustry's leading headhunter. Also included is the first of twospecial supplements on employee benefits.

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May 26: The Mid-Year Insurance Renewal Reportdetermines whether there's any letup in the hard market when itcomes to price, terms or limits of coverage.

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June 16: The thorny area of worker lawsuits isexplored in depth in a special report on employment practicesliability, including a directory of insurance carriers offering thecoverage.

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July 7: Features a special report on riskmanagement and employee benefit services available to buyers, alongwith a supplement detailing the state of the U.S. reinsurancemarket.

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Aug. 18: Workers' compensation–a big-ticketitem for any corporate insurance buyer–is broken down in terms ofcoverage availability, price and attempts to cut costs throughbetter loss control and legislative reforms.

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Sept. 1: Looks at the global reinsuranceindustry, including predictions about the renewal market for2003.

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Oct. 13: Leading insurers, brokers andcorporate buyers are queried about the state of the industry, alongwith our second annual supplement about employee benefit optionsand challenges.

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Nov. 10: The “2004 Insurance Renewal Report”gives buyers a head's up on what to expect come Jan. 1 on prices,terms and conditions in the leading lines of property-casualtycoverages, along with an in-depth look at the professionalliability insurance market.

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Dec. 1: NU closes out the year with anexamination of how corporate governance controversies and thevolatile stock market affected the directors and officers liabilityinsurance market. Included is a directory of carriers offering thecoverage.

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Also included each month will be regular features about:

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Risk management, alternative market and employee benefit trendsby Risk Management Editor Caroline McDonald.

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Risk retention groups from Karen Cutts, managing editor andpublisher of the “Risk Retention Reporter.”

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“Tools & Techniques of Risk Management and Insurance” fromDiana Reitz, associate editor of the FC&S Bulletinsand editor of the RF&S Bulletins, published by theNational Underwriter Company.

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The “Employment Practices Liability Hotline,” by Lisa Bee,director of EPL risk management for Lexington Insurance Company,and Gerald L. Maatman Jr., a leading employment lawyer.

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Global risk management updates by NU's internationaleditor in London, Lisa S. Howard.

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For any questions, comments or suggestions, contact NUPublisher and Editor-In-Chief Sam Friedman ([email protected]),or Caroline McDonald ([email protected]).


Reproduced from National Underwriter Property &Casualty/Risk & Benefits Management Edition, January 6, 2003.Copyright 2003 by The National Underwriter Company in the serialpublication. All rights reserved.Copyright in this article as anindependent work may be held by the author.


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