Entries by Kyle Langan

Directors and Officers: An Overlooked Exposure?

Edited February 6th, 2024 (Originally created November, 2019, by Kyle Langan) Case: Elon Musk and Tesla vs. SEC In August 2018, “Musk tweeted that he had funding secured for a plan to take Tesla private [traded publicly since 2010]. It turned out that was not entirely true — something the SEC objected to, given that […]

Strategies that may help limit rising property insurance cost

Edited January 30th, 2024 The acquisition of adequate property policies remains expensive and complex. [1] Many insurers have “struggled to maintain profits in recent years, leading to increased premiums and even withdrawals from certain markets, such as Florida and California.” [2] For consumers, “understanding how its factors can affect homeowners is crucial for accurately assessing […]

Higher Exposures and Shrinking Risk Appetite

Edited December 22nd, 2023 by Kyle Langan Exposure Growth and Global Reinsurance Capital: 2022 Results After Hurricane Ian, traditional and alternative capital declined by around 20-25% at 2022’s close, compared from 2021’s close. [1] After adjusting for the interest rate impact of mark-to-market losses on fixed income securities, Swiss Re estimated a “decline in capital […]

Why Older Driver Safety Awareness Week Matters

December 4-8, 2023 is Older Driver Safety Awareness Week. It serves as a critical reminder of the importance of road safety for our aging population (NHTSA). With longer life expectancies, older adults are more likely to continue driving into their 70s, 80s and beyond. Recognizing challenges such as slower reaction times and medical conditions is […]

Strategies for Employment Practices Risk Mitigation

Edited November 30th, 2023 by Kyle Langan Accommodation and avoidance of adversarial relationships In the event of a complaint filed against an employer alleging wrongful termination, what are employers’ options to finance this loss? The matter may resolve at mediation, where a settlement is negotiated.  Still, wrongful termination is difficult to resolve in low financial […]

Employment Practices Liability Risk: New Outcome

Curious to learn new data about the possible outcomes within an entity’s employer-employee relationship? What happens when an employee sues for wrongful termination, and what is your entity’s plan to finance the defense against an allegation like this? Risk domain: Employment Practices Liability Winner: Citibank Loser: Employee Following a hearing in September, Employment Judge Caroline […]

What is digital risk and why should you care?

Published November 10th, 2023 by Kyle Langan Connectivity in the world brings digital risks manifested by the use of technology. [1]  Risk takers should consider more than just the implementation of technology. Bruce Carnegie-Brown, Lloyd’s chairman says “the global interconnectedness of cyber means it is too substantial a risk for one sector to face alone […]

Are You Prepared for Water Damage Inside your Home or Commercial Property? Risk Data and Questions

Published on October 19th, 2023 by Kyle Langan What is the sentiment surrounding non-weather-related water damage from incidents like sudden and accidental leaks? In a sample study, 61% of consumers never heard of an automatic water shutoff device, “despite how effective they can be at reducing water damage” (Hanover, 2023). “One of the most common […]

Celebrating National Recovery Month 2023

National Recovery Month 2023 National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Since 1989, Recovery Month has been held to promote and support […]

When is the Right Time to Mitigate Cyber Risk?

Published September 8th, 2023 by Kyle Langan Organizations should consider hedging cyber tail risk with insurance. Traditional General Liability insurance contracts do not protect entities from cyber events. Conversely, an effective way to manage this risk is purchasing a specific contract with an agreed payout for covered causes of loss. At the close of 2023 […]