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

Tue, Nov 2 | Robots hit the streets as demand for food delivery grows

In a story reported by the Associated Press, “robot food delivery is no longer the stuff of science fiction.” Hundreds of robots have been taking to the streets across the US and UK, and beyond to accommodate the rising demand for food delivery that boomed as a result of the pandemic. (Continue reading)

Tue, Nov 2 | Reinsurers look ahead to uncertain future

Inflation, cyber liability, and other industry challenges are producing continued uncertainty for reinsurers heading into 2022, with wider uncertainty related to the pandemic and its downstream effects on various sectors (Continue reading)

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Tue, Nov 2 | Second version of PRIA introduced

The second iteration of the ​​Pandemic Risk Insurance Act (PRIA) was introduced to congress. If passed, the act would establish “a pandemic risk reinsurance program, requiring insurers to offer pandemic risk coverage in all critical commercial lines of insurance, including business interruption and specialty lines such as event cancellation.” (Continue reading)

Tue, Nov 2 | Aviation insurance buyers face bumpy renewal season

As industries continue working toward economic recovery coming out of the pandemic, commercial airlines are anticipating a “mixed bag” when it comes to their insurance renewals. According to Jeff Bruno, president and chief underwriting officer at insurer Global Aerospace Inc., “the fear is if we find ourselves at or above 2019 exposures because of claims inflation, we’re likely to exceed 2019 loss activity. If the market doesn’t continue to adjust pricing upward at some point underwriters are likely to be playing catch-up again,” (Continue reading)

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Thu, Nov 4 | The AP Interview: Justice Dept. conducting cyber crackdown

The Biden Administration continues to escalate “its response to what it regards as an urgent economic and national security threat.” According to a Justice Department official, the department will be ramping up its actions to “combat ransomware and cybercrime through arrests and other actions.” (Continue reading)

Mon, Nov 8 | Barriers, crowd control in focus in Houston concert deaths

A Nov. 5 concert in Houston has been dominating headlines and calling into question the rules and standards that surround large events. A crowd surge at a concert for rapper Travis Scott led to over 300 people being treated at a field hospital on-site, at least 13 more treated at a hospital off-site, and a climbing death toll that has risen to nine. (Continue reading)

Wed, Nov 10 | Prices climbed 6.2 percent in October compared with last year, the largest increase in 30 years, as inflation strains economy

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the rise in October prices, which according to The Washington Post, “was driven by soaring energy prices and ongoing supply chain backlogs, such as those in the used-car market.” (Continue reading)

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