This Weekly Market Update reviews the top 3 market headlines: Fed Announces Plan to Unwind, OECD Sees Synchronized Upswing in Global Economy, S&P Downgrades China
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There is a great deal of press devoted to merger objection suits, that is, suits brought prior to closing, with an aim towards stopping the transaction. Those cases are generally fairly simple: the transaction is not fair because there isn’t enough information and/or the price isn’t right.
Today’s challenging and unpredictable economic conditions are forcing schools to scrutinize the price they pay for all products and services, as well as, to evaluate their professional relationships like never before. The costs and relationships associated with property and casualty insurance, claims, third party administrator services, workers compensation and risk management services are no exception.
Personal hygiene is the basic concept of cleaning, grooming and caring for our bodies. While it is an important part of our daily lives at home, personal hygiene isn’t just about combed shiny hair and brushed teeth; its important for worker health and safety in the workplace.
This review is provided by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the world’s leading providers of risk management and insurance brokerage services. Gallagher Environmental Practice specializes in providing environmental risk management and insurance services. Our role as an industry leader is to (1) identify the potential environmental risks our clients may be facing, (2) analyze the risks in terms of potential frequency and severity, and (3) review the appropriate risk control and financing mechanisms, including environmental insurance, available to address these risks.
Cyber policies address the threats of intrusion attacks seeking to gain access to the insured’s computers and information. But how about social engineering fraud schemes such as telecommunication, funds transfer or computer fraud. There is potential for considerable overlap and confusion with the crime insurance policy.
Prevalent issues in the multivendor 403(b) environment include a lack of vendor oversight, proprietary investment products, and pricing inefficiencies. What actions should 403(b) plan sponsors be taking to mitigate their fiduciary and legal risks?
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) now requires many workplaces to electronically submit their injury and illness data on an annual basis. The first submission deadline is December 1, 2017. This first submission should be based upon workplace injury and illness data collected in 2016.
Severe earthquakes can strike suddenly, violently and without warning. It is estimated that approximately 500,000 earthquakes occur each year, detectable with current instrumentation. About 100,000 of these can be felt. Minor earthquakes occur nearly constantly around the world, including places like California and Alaska in the United States. Advanced planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or loss of life from an earthquake. Are you prepared?
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top 3 market headlines: U.S. Stock Markets Register Record Highs (Again), Small Businesses Remain Optimistic, Emerging Markets Benefit from Falling Dollar