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IBA Talks Featuring Lainie Dorneker, President, IronHealth

Check out the latest podcast from Insurance Business America featuring Lainie Dorneker, President, IronHealth. Lainie discusses the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape covering trends including consolidation in the healthcare business, the growing presence of technology, consumerism creating a shift towards value-based care, and liability claim trends.



From the Field - Natural Cats - Wildfires

Ironshore’s recent executive seminar for broker partners in California featured a discussion by meteorologist Jan Null. Null has been a meteorologist for over 45 years, 24 of those as a lead forecaster at the National Weather Service. He is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist with extensive experience as an expert witness and in preparing meteorological and climate data for litigation, insurance and research specializing in fire weather forecasting and forensic meteorology. He is also a Lecturer and Adjunct Professor of Meteorology, Department of Meteorology and Climate Science, San Jose State University.



3D Printing: Transformative Innovation in Healthcare

3D printing medical technologies were introduced in 1984 but the application for innovative healthcare solutions has progressed significantly over the past 3 to 5 years.  Today, advancements are underway to develop sophisticated, individualized healthcare treatments to improve patient outcomes in a broad range of specialty practice areas. Allied Market Research reported that “3D printing technologies for medical devices will be a $2.3 billion industry by 2020.”



Mold: A silent and rapidly growing environmental exposure

Mold is a problematic, quiet environmental risk that can often go unnoticed until it’s too late. The recent increase in natural disasters, including hurricanes and historic flooding across the US, has fueled rising concern among insureds with respect to mold coverage. However, water damage from a natural disaster leading to mold is not the only concern, or even the most likely concern insureds should be focused on. A far more likely scenario is a broken pipe that goes unnoticed or an HVAC malfunction that goes undetected. Given the right conditions mold can grow rapidly. High humidity and heat in the summer along with any of the perils aforementioned can lead to a situation that requires professional removal and remediation. Unexpected remediation of mold can be a costly and unwelcome expense for any commercial or institutional entity.



The Changing Face of Data Breach and Privacy Laws

A survey of select proposed state laws and practical implications

As long as businesses continue to collect and process private consumer information, the threat of sensitive data compromise will exist.  In the absence of comprehensive federal data breach legislation, individual states are filling that void and attempting to reshape data breach and privacy laws to increase protection of consumer data.



From the Field - Natural Cats - Earthquakes

Ironshore’s recent executive seminars for broker partners in California and Washington was an overview of Natural Catastrophes - Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Wildfires and the methodology used to measure, track and in some cases, predict events. Our previous post focused on hurricanes. This post is an introduction to earthquake seismology with application to hazard and risk assessment featuring the seismic expertise of Dr. Carl Ebeling, Senior Development Engineer at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, at UC-San Diego.