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“The Roundup” is Origami Risk’s weekly bulletin of headlines and resources impacting risk, compliance, safety, P&C insurance, and healthcare.

Wed, Aug 10 | Insurance industry still victimized by growing number of scammers 

Corporations worldwide have made great strides in discouraging fraud attacks in recent years. But there’s one industry, according to a recent survey, still victimized by a growing number of scammers, more so than any other: insurance. (continue reading) 

Thurs, Aug 11 | Automotive hacking – the cyber risk auto insurers must consider 

But perhaps the biggest lingering question around connected cars and EVs revolves around liability. Though laws vary across states, liability for road accidents typically falls on the driver. But as technology picks up more driving functions, the answer to “who’s responsible?” won’t be as clear. Insurers are watching keenly to see if liability laws evolve, particularly in the advent of autonomous driving. (continue reading

Thurs, Aug 11 | Scientists: Climactic Hazards Aggravate Disease-Causing Pathogens 

Here’s something to think about after two years of living in a COVID-19 reality: More than 58% of human diseases caused by pathogens – think dengue, hepatitis, malaria, Zika – have been “aggravated by climatic hazards.”(continue reading) 

Thurs, Aug 11  | Insurance rates climb from fires, COVID, inflation, worker shortage 

Inflation, a labor shortage, effects from the lingering COVID pandemic and increasingly devastating fires are boosting the cost of insurance for homes, cars and businesses.“Everything,” said Sunnyvale insurance agent Steve Nelson, “has gone up.” (continue reading

Mon, Aug 11 | Top 5 claims in breweries and wineries & how to prevent them  

Craft breweries and wineries carry an elevated risk for localized fires within their facilities. These explosions can be fueled by chemical agents sitting too close together in storage. They can also spark when employees pile up chemical-soaked rags into a corner haphazardly. As those rags absorb heat, they can combust, creating potentially devastating results. (continue reading) 

Fri, Aug 12 | Life Insurance Market Growth | Industrial to be Largest Revenue-Generating End-user Segment, Market 

The life insurance market is currently experiencing a boom, with sales of policies increasing by 10% in the last year. (continue reading) 

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