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2016 hurricane season officially launched with Tropical storm Bonnie. Take the
right steps to prepare with HUB International’s hurricane safety checklist.
California was recently hit by severe storms, causing flash flooding that sent boulders, debris and mud onto many of the major freeways. In seconds, roads were blocked and many vehicles were stranded.
Until last week, security questions surrounding the National Collegiate Athletics Association's (NCAA) upcoming Final Four basketball tournament fell along the same lines as any public event attended in a high-profile venue.
On March 2, several news sources broke the story of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s exclusive use of a personal email account to conduct cabinet post business.
There are approximately 20 million measles cases around the world every year. Make sure your business is prepared for a public health crisis.
How well protected is your business to stop hackers from data theft and ransom?
In January, Mother Nature wreaked havoc on the East Coast in the form of Superstorm Juno. In February, the Midwest took its turn facing winter's wrath, as Chicago & Detroit got up close & personal with Linus, which just like the Peanuts cartoon character of the same name, left municipalities huddled under a blanket - of snow.
The recent acts of terrorism in Paris, France that took the lives of nearly 20 people have created a sense of universal concern and urgency for public safety. These tragic events that have captured our attention cause us to change the way we conduct business, protect our employees and customers, and maintain our productivity.
Although April is traditionally Earthquake Preparedness Month in California, the Golden State and its neighbors had a shaky start to the New Year. The western region of the United States rang in 2015 with a series of small earthquakes stretching from south of Los Angeles to northern California near the Oregon border.
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) was signed into federal law by President George W. Bush on November 26, 2002, in response to the catastrophic damages and losses of September 11, 2001. The Act was designed to create a federal safety net for insurance claims related to acts of terrorism.
The still unfolding cyber attack/terror plot against Sony Pictures is marked by a disturbing chain of events that among other outcomes, takes the insurance world into uncharted territory.
An alarming public nightmare right in the middle of the holiday shopping season: a gunman stormed a busy café in the heart of Sydney, Australia early this week, resulting in a 16-hour hostage crisis. How can your business prepare for a crisis.
Business should know how to prepare for, prevent and recover from a data breach. HUB's experienced Risk Services professionals can help you develop and implement a strategic data breach prevention and recovery plan that is unique to your specific business needs.
In mid-November, a chemical explosion occurred at a DuPont plant in Laporte, Texas. The incident is a sobering reminder that the best laid plans must be continually evaluated and updated.
A grand jury is set to announce a decision regarding the death of Michael Brown on August 9. Regardless of whether a Missouri police officer will face charges or not, it is likely that some individuals will exploit the situation to engage in destructive protests, justify threats, damage infrastructure and target law enforcement officials.
At the end of October, an American city set a record for its earliest accumulated snowfall of the season. All of this early, chilly activity points toward the very real possibility of a winter 2015 that eclipses its predecessor in misery. Learn how to protect your business and your family.
Know key questions that all business and organizations should ask themselves to protect their business from violence.
How safe is your company's and your client's data from a cyber attack?
Recent developments have resulted in an important question across industries: just how concerned should you be about the impact of Ebola on your business?
HUB International's Ray Monteith, Senior Risk Consultant, takes a look back at the devastating Lac-Mégantic, Quebec disaster to discuss whether lessons have been learned. Read more and learn how to prepare by visiting the Learning Center.
Business owners, non-profit leaders and municipal risk managers may be annoyed when their agent brings up cyber liability insurance. But, in the 21st Century, it's an absolute necessity.
According to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), extreme weather should not be surprising. The section of the report addressing the effects on North America asserts with very high confidence that the continent's environment has already been impacted.
It took just nine dates for Ferguson, Missouri to transition from relatively calm to chaotic enough for the governor to summon the military. Find out how you can ensure that your organization is prepared for episodes of civil unrest.
The current Ebola outbreak is a public health challenge, and global concern about the disease is understandable. However, it is important that businesses and other organizations keep the risks in perspective.
Chicago was rocked this afternoon with the news of yet another workplace violence tragedy. Early reports indicate that Steven LaVoie, Chairman and CEO of Arrowstream, was shot at close range by the firm's Chief Technology Officer, Tony DeFrances. DeFrances then killed himself.
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