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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.

Sun, July 10 | With Fewer Medical Staff, Health Care Could Easily See Increased Professional Liability and Workers’ Comp Claims 

A shortage of providers can lead to delays in care, even more overworked and weary medical professionals deciding to leave the profession, and medical mishaps that could lead to an accidental diagnosis or worse, death, of a patient. These types of mistakes can have several implications, including for professional liability, general liability and workers’ comp. (continue reading

Mon, July 11 | Embedded insurance & managing risk in just-in-time supply chains 

When embedded insurance is done right, it should engage customers in an educational exercise that gives them more information and control so they can, in turn, make better decisions. The decision to then add coverage or not rests entirely with them. (continue reading) 

Mon, July 11 | How to help realtor clients avoid liability risks 

Independent insurance agents have an opportunity to grow their book in real estate — by providing the highest-quality real estate liability risk-management to carriers and by helping realty clients avoid potentially costly exposures. (continue reading) 

Thurs, July 14  | Insurance, Looking to Bolster Your Talent Pool? Don’t Forget to Prioritize Company Culture 

The new technologies also allow insurance companies to recruit diverse teams from a variety of backgrounds-technology, customer service, traditional insurance, law, and more. These new teams are working to help reshape the insurance industry. The changing insurance landscape can provide opportunities for insurance companies to redefine and reassert their purpose. (continue reading) 

Thurs, July 14 | United Property & Casualty Says It Is Exploring Potential Sale or Merger 

United Insurance Holdings Corp., parent company of one of Florida’s largest property insurers – and one that has seen heavy losses in the last two years – announced that its board of directors is now exploring a range of options to raise capital, including the sale of the company or merger with another. (continue reading) 

Fri, July 15  | Global premiums to surpass $7 trillion, non-life profits pressured 

“Insurance remains a growing industry — and reaching the $7 trillion mark for global premiums shows is a major milestone,” Jerome Jean Haegeli, group chief economist, Swiss Re, said in a report. “However, these are not easy times and the insurers will need to keep a close eye on inflation and economic growth. (continue reading) 

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