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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.

Mon, Jan 10 | SEC Pushes for More Transparency From Private Companies 

To avoid the regulatory burdens of going public, and in an effort to quickly raise capital, companies are increasingly raising money through private capital markets. Due to the lack of oversite in this process, regulators are preparing to force more transparency from large private companies. (Continue reading

Mon, Jan 10 | America’s most popular neighborhoods also carry high risks 

According to research from Redfin, eight of the top 10 most popular neighborhoods for relocations are in Florida. Though these neighborhoods are highly sought after, they also come with higher risks of intense storms, flooding, and extreme heat.  (Continue reading)

Mon, Jan 10 | Flight Cancellations Start to Slow as Airlines Reset 

Flight cancellations are showing signs of easing as approximately 870 flights to, from, or within the US were canceled Monday, according to FlightAware, a flight tracking site. Assuming this level holds, it will be the first time in 15 days with less than 1,000 canceled flights. (Continue reading

Mon, Jan 10 | Bills would allow alternative med providers to treat injured workers 

Work comp insurers may have new services to cover in New York. New bills would allow occupational therapy assistants and physical therapists to treat work comp injuries. Another set of bills would allow acupuncturists to treat injured workers. (Continue reading

Tue, Jan 11 | The New Trend in Healthcare: Do-It-Yourself 

The pandemic continues to burden the American healthcare system, so many Americans have resorted to “do-it-yourself" home healthcare with medical kits to test for things such as hormone and cholesterol levels. While many doctors encourage patients to take responsibility for their own health, they warn that patients must still seek expert guidance. (Continue reading)

Tue, Jan 11 | In deadly fires in New York and Philadelphia, experts see long-neglected safety challenges 

A malfunctioning space heater sparked a fire that claimed 17 lives at a high-rise in the Bronx on Sunday while a blaze in Philadelphia began when a child set fire to a Christmas tree on Tuesday killing 12. Both incidents took place in federally subsidized affordable housing, which poses a challenge for policy-makers in deciding what to do about aging infrastructure that is not required to meet all aspects of the latest fire codes. (Continue reading)  

Wed, Jan 12 | U.S. had an ‘exceptionally high portion’ of 2021’s NAT CAT losses 

Natural catastrophes caused more than $280 billion in losses worldwide in 2021, according to Munich Re. Approximately $145 billion occurred in the U.S. with Hurricane Ida being the most expensive at $65 billion in losses. (Continue reading)

Thu, Jan 13 | Preventive measures are the future of insurance 

The world is unpredictable and insurers need to employ every weapon in their arsenal to predict future loss. Technology is helping the insurance industry to prevent and innovate. (Continue reading

Thu, Jan 13 | Health Insurers Cooperating With Plan to Pay for Home COVID Tests Starting Saturday 

The Biden administration hopes to make COVID testing cheaper and more convenient by allowing Americans to purchase home testing kits for free under their insurance or submit receipts for reimbursement. (Continue reading)

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