This is a general outlook/forecast of anticipated market conditions within the Asset Manager and Professional Liability space.
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This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: Emerging Markets’ Debt Grows More Expensive, China Mainland-Listed Stocks to Join MSCI Indices and Small Caps Outperform Large Caps in 2018.
2018 has thus far been a year of firming property premiums due to the $135BB (and counting) of losses in 2017 and early 2018. Based on a February 2018 report in the publication Carrier Management, the U.S. property/casualty insurance industry will show a combined loss ratio of 105.1%
Directions newsletter is a monthly publication of the Benefits and HR Consulting practice of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. The May 2018 issue includes articles about new MHPAEA guidance, IRS dollar values for HSAs, common PBM contract mistakes, cafeteria plan election rules, cyber-risks facing benefit plans, a new India law for termination “gratuities”, IRS exams of pension plans, IRS FAQs on the new credit for paid family and medical leave, a state law update, and several important reminders.
To be compliant, employers in State Plans that have not yet adopted OSHA’s new rule for electronic filing of injury data for Calendar Year 2017, are required to file in the federal OSHA database.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: Oil Rally Persists, Mixed Inflation Readings for April and Argentinian Peso Comes Under Pressure.
The market is always fluctuating, and though we anticipated a tightening market in 2018 as a result of the catastrophic events that occurred at the end of 2017, that threat has largely dissipated. Instead, underwriters have taken a more targeted approach — looking at Clients’ overall risk profiles, including geography, industry, coverage line, loss history and risk management controls.
It is that time of year again when most school systems are out for a much needed summer break for students and teachers. While this is a fun time for the kids it brings on some additional concerns for the professional driver.
Tracking various laws and regulations which impact employee benefits can divert time and resources from your core functions such as recruiting top talent, developing strategic benefits and compensation programs, and meeting cost targets. After all, it takes a lot of work to sustain a destination workplace that attracts, retains, and engages the right people to increase your organization’s productivity and growth. This month, find out what you need to know about employee premiums and contributions including what to consider when dealing with employee insurance premium contributions, what obligations employers have to continue coverage for individuals who can no longer pay their insurance premium, and more.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: April Jobs Report Disappoints, Survey Data Decelerates but Remains Solid and FOMC Holds Rates Steady