Insurance

Six steps to ensuring that this method of insuring your business pays off

The business climate has undergone dramatic change in the last six months, increasing pressure to cut costs across the board. This is an ideal time for companies to examine whether their existing employee benefit multinational pooling arrangements are delivering the maximum savings—or whether a multinational pooling arrangement is the best option now.

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It's a complex undertaking. However, the right strategy and tools help optimize performance and boost bottom-line results

Today's global environment presents enormous challenges. But nowhere are the risks greater than in the arena of multinational risk financing. There are cultural issues to address, regulations to confront, business...

The collapse of two insurance industry titans offers lessons for how to navigate today's uncertain business environment

If there's one constant in today's world it's that change is an absolute and ongoing necessity. Organizations that take a "business as usual" approach and fail to evolve their practices and cultures are doomed to...

Tearing a page out of the insurance carriers playbook, these business growth strategies for developing market strength in a weak economy apply to any business

In the quest to increase revenue and profitability, no industry is immune to the obstacles that emerge during an economic downturn. Leaders of businesses big and small must balance the desire to grow against the need...

Airlines continue to face big challenges. But risk doesn’t have to ground the industry

The last thing the airline industry wants is a bumpy ride. But that's exactly what's happened in the last decade, as the airline insurance market has experienced major turbulence. In the immediate aftermath of 9/...

With Global Insurance requiring Local Coverage, Aon explores three complexities of Global Risk Managment.

For multinational organizations that operate in multiple countries, global insurance programs offer a great combination of control, consistency and cost-effectiveness. But with the growth of regulation and the...

Three practical responses to the turmoil in the financial and insurance markets

As the credit crunch spiraled into the most severe financial crisis since the Great Depression, global insurance clients found themselves facing new challenges, with liquidity disappearing from capital markets and...

Hedge funds help businesses access new sources of insurance capacity

Hedge funds are all over the news these days, but you may not be aware of the role they play in the insurance and reinsurance businesses. Privately owned investment companies, hedge funds focus on generating "...

Aon's CatPortal can help companies and risk managers understand risk by translating critical database information into easily understandable language and graphics

Any organization with a large number of properties needs to be able to understand its exposure to the potential impact of catastrophic events around the world. Insurance companies, dealing with tens or hundreds of...

New Aon research provides underwriting volatility benchmarks while revealing certain patterns

Insurers are under increasing pressure from ratings agencies, regulators and investors to provide detailed assessments of their risk tolerance and to quantify the adequacy of their economic capital. The Insurance...

A look at the D&O liability insurance market in the new millenium

Directors' and Officers' Liability insurance (D&O) is central to creating a well-managed organization. Any public company will have a difficult time recruiting a board and staffing the company's management team...

UL provides businesses—and consumers—with peace of mind regarding the burning question of product safety

How do you find out what will happen if a warehouse full of highly combustible material ignites? Set it on fire!

Of course, setting fire to the actual warehouse has a significant downside. But there are...