Construction Attracting CybercrimeConstruction Attracting Cybercrime: Protecting Your Risk and Mitigating Damage

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:June 12th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

Criminals prefer easy targets. Therefore, it stands to reason that industries slow to implement proper cyber security measures are among the easiest targets for cyber criminals to infiltrate. Construction has lagged behind other industries in its adaptation of technology solutions and as a result, is a favorite cyberattack target. Two of the specialties of Oswald’s […]

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Aging ServicesM&A Strategy Considerations for Senior Healthcare Providers

Author: Jake Pease | Date:May 21st, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

As a follow up to our last article, Changes Role through Senior Housing Market, we introduce the topic of “Mergers and Acquisitions Strategy.” As the senior care industry continues to evolve, many owner/operators are looking to grow market share or exit. The challenging environment has led to an unprecedented number of ownership changes. Occupancy issues, staffing […]

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Transforming Risk Management PartnershipsTransforming Risk Management Partnerships

Author: Eddie Taylor | Date:May 15th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, General

Six Qualities to Consider Nothing exists in a vacuum. This scientific principle holds as true for businesses as it does for physics. Complex interdependencies allow businesses to flourish and prosper in the short and long-term. Regardless of the role, successful partnerships require understanding, expertise and an ability to see beyond the immediate need. From suppliers […]

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Vacant SignThe Challenges of Vacant Property

Author: Susan Tobbe | Date:April 10th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, General, Property & Casualty

Everyone Knows What That Is (Or Do They?) When the U.S. economy tanked in 2007, everyone with more than a piggy bank and a bicycle was affected. Notable among the casualties, the commercial real estate market was significantly impacted. Demand for office space plummeted as employers were forced to shed payroll. While U.S. office vacancy […]

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M&A Risk ManagementReps and Warranties Insurance: A Paradigm Shift in M&A Risk Management

Author: Jeffrey Schwab | Date:March 15th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk

Mergers and acquisitions are expected to accelerate in 2018. Technology continues to lessen the time and cost of completing deals. Higher volumes and faster pace mean that managing risk during the transaction period is more important than ever. As a result, and for good reasons, the use of Representations and Warranties Insurance (RWI) is increasing […]

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Buy-Sell AgreementWhy a Buy-Sell Agreement is Your Best Business Partner

Author: Chuck Scrafano | Date:March 9th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk, Property & Casualty

We’re In This Together Forever, Right? Despite the odds of something going amiss, many of us enter into business relationships much as we enter our personal ones—full of optimism and blinded by a shared affinity. We’re partners for life, so what could possibly divide us? At this point it’s hard to imagine a day when […]

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Actionable DataActionable Data Drives Sound Decisions

Author: Kyle Anthony | Date:March 7th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk

The Dawn Of A New Approach Big. Personal. Integrated. Predictive. Data. There are as many words to describe the onslaught of available information as there are data points and data sets. In the employee benefits and risk management worlds, our ability to select and integrate meaningful data, provide accurate and actionable analysis and drive desired […]

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ManufacturingCyber Risk Concern Grows Among Manufacturers

Author: oswaldcompanies | Date:February 26th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk

The evolution of manufacturing processes has increased efficiencies and improved quality output. At the same time, advancing technologies opens the door for growing cyber risk for manufacturers. The result can be catastrophic, impacting operations, revenue and reputation. Good Reason to Worry The growing sense of concern about cyber security in manufacturing has sound basis. In […]

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ConstructionTake Note: The Top 7 Trends & Developments in Construction and Design

Author: Dale Kaprosy | Date:February 13th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk

Thought leaders in the surety, insurance and legal professions heard from experts and engaged with each other at the 2018 AGC Surety Bonding and Risk Management Conference, Jan. 28-31, 2018. Oswald’s Design and Construction team joined Risk Managers, Chief Financial Officers and General Counsels from the largest contracting firms, Chief Executive Officers of leading construction […]

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Aging ServicesChanges Roll Through Senior Housing Market

Author: Jake Pease | Date:February 9th, 2018 | Category: Blog, Business Risk

It seems that the adage, “only change is constant,” applies to the senior living market. As an industry, several factors have and will continue to drive and challenge traditional business models, services and investments in this highly competitive industry. It has never been more important to manage the risks associated with the upheaval in this […]

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