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

The topics dominating headlines in this edition include continued news around COVID-19 employer vaccination mandates, ongoing challenges related to current and anticipated natural disasters, and more.

Thu, Aug 5 | Insurer offering Uber 'gap coverage' faces securities lawsuit

A securities class-action lawsuit has been filed against James River Insurance Company that “claims the insurer miscalculated and misrepresented the risk involved in a contract to provide ride-share insurance policies to Uber Technologies.” (Continue reading)

Mon, Aug 9 | OSHA, NIOSH Revise Handbook for Small Businesses

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a collaboration with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) on a “revised handbook on workplace safety and health information for small business employers.” (Continue reading)

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Wed, Aug 11 | Chamber of Commerce Sues HHS Over Transparency Rule

The US Chamber of Commerce is suing the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) and “other agencies” to stop the “implementation of a new insurance price transparency provision finalized in the waning days of the Trump administration.” The provision would allegedly cost more than $3.5 billion in its first year. (Continue reading)

Thu, Aug 12 | Amazon to pay up to $1,000 for injuries caused by sellers' goods

In a blog post to its corporate site, Amazon announced it would offer to “compensate customers” for injuries caused by goods from its third-party sellers. Amazon is offering to pay shoppers for injury or property damage claims under $1,000. (Continue reading)

Fri, Aug 13 | Gallagher moves to buy Willis Re

Willis Towers Watson (WTW) has agreed to sell Willis Re to Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in “a deal valued at $3.25 billion, with up to a $750 million cash earnout payable in 2025.” (Continue reading

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Fri, Aug 13 | ESG regulatory requirements grow as a source of risk: Gartner

Gartner’s latest Emerging Risks Monitor Report, which provides ERM leaders with an overview of the top emerging risks, ranked regulatory risk related to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) requirements as number two in its top risks to monitor and mitigate. (Continue reading)

Fri, Aug 13 | Study exposes the dire need for new clinical risk management tools to prevent COVID-19 deaths

A new study led by the University of Birmingham found that “existing tools used by medics to predict or measure risk and manage the care of COVID-19 patients with pneumonia are insufficient, and can result in underscoring of ethnic minority patients.” (Continue reading)

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For additional risk and insurance-related resources, visit our COVID-19 resources page. If your organization has been impacted by new mandates or you would like to learn how Origami’s COVID-19 Solution Suite can help your organization, start a conversation with us.