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11/22/2017

Insurance industry analysts estimate that 80% of flood damage during Hurricane Irma was uninsured, and Hurricane Harvey may have caused nearly $55 billion in uninsured losses. When traditional insurance is unable to cover your organization's activities or assets, how do you manage the exposure? Join Aon experts in alternative risk solutions to discuss available options and explore how they can function as a part of your organization's overall risk management program. Register now.

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11/21/2017

Businesses that have employees use their own devices or corporate mobile devices have an average of 54 mobile malware attempts each year, according to a Check Point report. Every business studied was exposed to mobile malware, and 94% of security professionals expect the number of attacks to increase.

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11/21/2017

The Callan Institute's 2017 Investment Management Fee Survey found that 21% of investment managers plan to lower their fees this year. According to the survey, the median fee investment managers get from retirement plans is 38 basis points.

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PlanAdviser online
11/21/2017

The wildfires in California last month will be the largest wildfire loss in US history, although Fitch Ratings is unlikely to downgrade any US
reinsurance companies based on just wildfire losses. Fitch notes that the wildfires and three major hurricanes have made 2017 one of the US's biggest catastrophe loss years ever. Insured losses could fall between $70 billion and $100 billion.

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Insurance Journal
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Fitch, Irma, Harvey, Maria
11/21/2017

Five lawsuits have been filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court by victims of the Las Vegas shooting and by their families, including one case that covers 450 victims and witnesses. The suit names shooter Stephen Paddock's estate; MGM Resorts International and Mandalay Corp., the operator and the owner of the hotel where the deadly attack was carried out; and event organizer Live Nation.

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Reuters
11/21/2017

Drivers are reporting that some Chrysler Pacifica minivans' suddenly stop working while being driven. The Center for Auto Safety has petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate the complaints.

11/21/2017

Insurers serving the legal marijuana industry face complications due to differences in state and federal laws, which lead to varying ways of handling claims and cases in courts. Some insurers are opening specialist lines to provide coverage within the marijuana industry, while others see the industry as risky and best avoided.

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11/21/2017

The Pacific Northwest is vulnerable to earthquakes and tsunamis along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and the compact sediments along that fault line could increase the risk, researchers at the University of Texas in Austin say. The coasts of Washington and Oregon are particularly vulnerable to the zone's potential to produce large tremors.

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University of Texas
11/21/2017

The National Weather Service has warned of potential river flooding in Seattle and much of western Washington as mountain regions brace themselves for up to 5 inches of rainfall and the melting of some of already high snow levels. If not for unseasonably high temperatures, the storm front would typically add mountain snow at this time of year.

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11/21/2017

Private benefit exchanges are evolving to meet the market demands of employers and employees, according to a report from the Society for Human Resource Management. In addition to giving employees more flexibility to customize benefits, the exchanges lessen the administrative burden on HR departments, the report says.

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BenefitsPro