Global growth concerns caused equity markets, with the exception of U.S. large caps, to decline in the third quarter after a strong start in the first half of the year. The third quarter market review takes a closer look at performance during mid to late summer. Our Weekly Market Update examines the most recent data.
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Maritime law had long been steeped in precedent. However, recent rulings by the United States Supreme Court, and subsequently, lower courts, relating to the status of a quarter barge (many times used to house workers) as a vessel or other structure have flip-flopped over the past 20 years. This topic has continued to gain the interest of the marine industry - particularly as the court decisions continue to change. What qualifies as a vessel? This whitepaper addresses key considerations if you are evaluating a similar situation.
Healthcare workers face an increased likelihood of being a victim of workplace violence, as compared to workers in other industries. According to OSHA, healthcare facilities, including kidney care facilities, must have procedures in place to train staff on proper responses to such disturbances to reduce the risk of violence, injury and even death to staff members and patients. This paper identifies strategies and tools for managing security risks with minimal associated costs.
HIPAA requires health plans to obtain a unique health plan identification number (“HPID”) by November 5, 2014 (small plans that have annual receipts of $5 million or less have until November 5, 2015). On September 29, federal regulators issued additional guidance on HPIDs in Q&A format. Our Technical Bulletin summarizes that guidance.
On January 1, 2015, OSHA will require many more industries to create and record injuries and illnesses in the OSHA 300 Injury and Illness Recordkeeping log for the first time. Reporting of severe injuries or illnesses directly to OSHA will change. This Gallagher Risk Management Strategies webcast with delve deeper into what these changes mean to you and your organization.
Preview this month’s installment of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.’s Pitfalls & Perils of 2014 focused on critical ERISA issues that may result in noncompliance, fines and penalties.
Too often the Independent Medical Exam (IME) process does not fairly represent the employer in the claim arena. A simple IME process does not get the job done. It is important to find a physician consultant who understands the legal dilemma and is able to give employers more control over their claims’ destiny in spite of seemingly overwhelming odds. A physician consultant is familiar with the way doctors think and knows when they are being less than honest or do not have adequate or truthful information.
Last week, global stocks continued to tumble from highs set earlier this month as fears mount over global economic growth. Investors have shifted focus to the growing economic disparity between the U.S. and the rest of the world.
Institutional Investment & Fiduciary Services Practice Update: Investment Basics-Inflation: Its Causes and Impact
We’ve all heard the term inflation, but what are its causes and impacts on the economy and financial assets?
Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank Studies - Bringing Great Minds Together to Help Reduce Campus Risk
Gallagher Higher Education Think Tank studies are published annually and include perspectives from leaders at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. on a common topic. These individuals gather to brainstorm on topics that affects almost all higher education institutions. View the comprehensive list of all Gallagher Think Tank studies to date.