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Preparing for the Unthinkable: Active Assailant Coverage

Susan Tobbe

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2019 Magnet Survey Overview

Growth With the prospect of growth comes a myriad of new risk that can put new profits at jeopardy. The environment has become more competitive where manufactures are pushing the expectations of their products higher as well as offering consulting services in conjunction with the manufacturing of products. When expectations are… Cyber & Technology Adoption of technology brings with it increased exposure of cyber attacks. Cost of losses can easily hit the 7 figure amount. As machines are becoming more tethered to the internet, a sophisticated cyber attack can lead to an operational shut down costing a manufacturer loss profit and…   Healthcare Costs Healthcare is the 2-3 largest expense to any employer and can be used as a tool to attract and retain employees during increasingly competitive job market. Consumer driven health plans such as HSA’s are continually growing in popularity as responsibility is placed on the employee to identify…   Political Uncertainty Political and regulatory issues have been identified as real impacts that threaten profitability for manufactures. The sourcing of raw material must be evaluated and secured in wake of unfavorable government regulations and trade skirmishes. With a further impending increase of imported materials, uncertainty of bottom and topline implications make way…   Workforce Shortage & Growth Top 3 Challenges faced when hiring new employees (50% indicated it was ‘somewhat difficult’ to hire quality candidates) Work ethic (55%) Lack of skills (68%) Lack of applicants (55%) The impact of growth as well as a shortage of qualified workers jointly compresses the strain for manufacturers to achieve the best outcome possible for every new hire. There is a renewed focus on opportunity to grow talent pools through early education involvement and training. It is becoming vital for…

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Real Estate Risk Management Evolves with Developers

John Mark Tichar

“Bad Boy Carve Outs” Most non-recourse loans include carve backs that convert the loan into a full-recourse liability to the borrower and the guarantor when certain “bad boy” behaviors take place. Many commercial loan transactions include a ‘bad boy guaranty’ which imposes personal liability against the borrower and principals when… Misrepresentations At every phase of a project, owners are making representations to their investors, joint venture partners, lenders, contractors, and buyers and sellers of real estate. The accurate representation of financial, operational and legal/physical condition information in a commercial real estate deal seems obvious, but that isn’t always the case.… The Oswald Solution Commercial real estate development and investment is a process that involves multiple layers of risk. Understanding the custom solutions that exist in the marketplace specifically for real estate developers can make all the difference. Oswald’s Real Estate Practice consists of 20 staff with various areas of expertise…

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Risk Management June 4 Forum: A Global View of Information and Cyber Risk


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[VIDEO] Risk Update: Trends in Health Care and Aging Services

Jake Pease

Hear from Oswald’s Jake Pease on the immediate trends impacting long-term care and the challenges health care providers are facing today. These include staffing issues, an increase in the senior population, politics, M&A activity and more. To learn more about Oswald’s Insurance and Risk Management needs for Senior Living, click here or contact: Jake Pease Vice President 440.549.1149 Note: This communication is for informational purposes only. Although every reasonable effort is made to present current and accurate information, Oswald makes no guarantees of any kind and cannot…

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Fire Doors: Critical protections – but some maintenance required

Keith Furnas

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Globally Mobile Workforces: Addressing Your Risks, Expanding Your Opportunities

Michael Farago and Michael Casey

In addition, the number of accidental deaths for travelers aged 15 to 44 is two-to-three times higher than rates among the same age group at home in the United States or Canada. Data from a UnitedHealth Group and the Economist Intelligence Survey further supports the need to protect globally mobile…

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Protecting Interests in a Heated Market: Insurance Services, Products Evolve to Minimize Risk

Jeffrey Schwab

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Why Drone Insurance and Liability Coverage Is Becoming More Important For Businesses

Brian Baumgardner

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Navigating the Choppy Waters of Construction Defects

Brian Hoagland

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