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Facial Recognition - Is It Possible to Remain Anonymous?

Enhanced digital imagery, along with the development of artificial intelligence, has allowed for the increased use of facial recognition technology. However, these advancements have created new legal and ethical questions. Such questions are likely to be areas of rich debate for public entities, policymakers and the public. It makes us wonder if it is possible to remain anonymous in the age of facial recognition?


DRONES, DRIVING, AND MORE: TECHNOLOGY IN CLAIMS

When it comes to claims, we don’t just take the 30,000-foot view; we also take a 400-foot view literally, because that’s the maximum altitude of a drone.


Your Insurance Experts Are Retiring. Now What?

As amusing as it was alarming, a 2012 Valen Analytics survey revealed that 44% of Millennials thought that the prospect of working in the insurance industry was boring — little do they know!


Collecting Biometric Data? Liability May Be Greater Than You Think

The Illinois General Assembly enacted the Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1 et seq., in 2008.1 It was the first state law pertaining to biometrics and privacy, and it requires strict compliance. Known as the BIPA, it has more recently emerged as the next battlefront for class-action lawyers. As other states like Texas and Washington have begun…


Why Underwriting?

Family, former colleagues, interviewers -- they all wanted to know.  

Why Underwriting?

Family, former colleagues, interviewers -- they all wanted to know. With an undergraduate degree in accounting,…


Assessing California's Amended Use-of-Force Law


Critical Thinking for Property and Casualty Professionals

People may assume critical thinking, the ability to objectively analyze and evaluate an issue, comes to us naturally. Yet most would also agree that our thinking is biased and sometimes uninformed. For those in the Property and Casualty insurance industry, profitability depends on the quality of our thought processes and ultimately, the quality of our decisions. Better thinking … critical thinking…


Underwriting Wildfires

Wildfire exposure has gotten the attention of property underwriters across the country. How do you manage this emerging risk? This article highlights important things to consider as part of your underwriting due diligence.


Insuring Historic Properties

Historic properties come with additional exposures, alongside the standard ones. This blog highlights three key exposures underwriters should consider, to help formulate a sound underwriting decision.


Succession Planning ... Guidelines for Success

An organization’s success depends, in large part, on having the right people in the right roles. Without advance planning, an organization can find itself in a difficult situation when an important role suddenly becomes vacant. This article offers some suggestions on how to prepare for succession.