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Wrongful Convictions - A New Perspective
March 2018  |  By Ted Gaisford

As an insurance claim professional, I see wrongful conviction claims of all varieties.
There's a nonfiction book entitled 
Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial
and Redemption
 by Benjamin Rachlin that offers an incredible perspective on wrongful convictions and their most common causes. This post includes some higlights of the story. READ MORE  

 


Ted Gaisford
Sr. Unit Manager
Genesis Claims
Los Angeles, CA

 

Teen Drivers - Suggestions for Keeping Them Safe
February 2018  |  By John Fumo

It is well documented that newly licensed teen drivers are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road. For years, states have tried to address this problem in various ways, but this problem still persists. What more can be done to help make teen drivers more capable behind the wheel? This article offers some suggestions, along with links to other helpful information. READ MORE  

 


John Fumo
Southeast
Regional Manager

 

Outsourcing Government Functions - Three Tips to Success
January 2018  |  By Joe Proffitt

In order to reduce the costs of government services, public sector entities are considering outsourcing those responsibilities to private sector companies. This article will provide some things to consider, from the government's perspective as well as the vendor's perspective, before proceeding. READ MORE  
 


Joe Proffitt
Underwriting Exec
Public Entity
Stamford, CT

 

A Mid-term Self Evaluation of our Blog
December 2017  |  By Marty Hacala

Now that our blog is over six months old, it's a good time to take stock of our posts. In this installment, I offer a few thoughts on what we're trying to accomplish. Also, I invite your feedback on how we've been doing and what topics you'd like us to cover in future blog posts.  READ MORE

 


Marty Hacala
President & CEO
Genesis
Stamford, CT

 

The Value of Attending Industry Conferences - An Underwriter's Perspective
November 2017  |  By Lauren Nevens

As more and more demands for time are placed on our professional and personal lives, it makes me wonder if getting on an airplane to head to yet another insurance industry conference is the best use of my time. While it can no doubt be taxing, I find the rewards of these conferences and face-to-face meetings increasingly beneficial and important to my role as an underwriter. This article contains some key takeaways from my point of view as an underwriter.  READ MORE

 


Lauren Nevens
Midwest
Regional Manager

 

Is There More to Working Out Than Just Exercise?
October 2017  |  By Regina Pettus

The health benefits of exercise are well documented and getting fit has been shown to help prevent and improve many health concerns. Not talked about as much is how getting fit can bring improvements to all aspects of life. The following blog offers one person's account of the benefits of getting fit and illustrates how the lessons learned in the gym can carry over into both home and professional life.
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Regina Pettus
Public Entity
Atlanta, GA

 

Settlement vs. Trial - How Do We Get To a Win/Win?
September 2017  |  By Ted Gaisford

How does one determine which cases to try vs. settle? What are the potential consequences of proceeding to trial? What are some things to consider to optimize the outcome? For answers to these and other questions, click on the blog post link. 
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Ted Gaisford
Sr. Unit Manager
Genesis Claims

 

Police and the Communities They Serve - How's the Relationship?
July 2017  |  By Kevin Williams

Genesis provides insurance and reinsurance solutions to the risk management needs of public entities, including law enforcement agencies. Not surprisingly, recent headlines related to police excessive force claims and community relationships have commanded our attention as public dialogue surrounding these issues continues. The following blog offer some perspective on police/community relationships.
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Kevin Williams
West
Regional Manager

 

The EEOC and Public Entities
June 2017  |  By Lauren Nevens

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Charge Statistics that categorize the 91,000 charges filed with them in 2016. A select task force released a report detailing recommendations for harassment prevention. These risk factors provide a road map to help you identify and prevent discriminatory practices. Taking a look at them is an important step for all public entities and school districts.    
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Lauren Nevens

Midwest
Regional Manager

 

Concussions - One Parent's View on Safety
May 2017  |  By John Fumo

The topic of concussions in youth sports has been getting a great deal of attention lately. Schools and youth sports clubs are grappling with how best to protect the heads of young players, legislators are responding with new laws, and insurers are examining ways to address this exposure.  For parents, this issue represents one more balancing act between protecting your children while still providing them with enriching and fulfilling opportunities. For some parental strategies to consider, plus helpful web links, please continue reading.  READ MORE

 


John Fumo
Southeast 
Regional Manager

 

Empowering Our Children Through Informed Conversations
April 2017  |  By Jill Eaton

Schools have the difficult task of preventing bullying, and they aim to provide safe environments. Preventing sexual abuse is more difficult ... parents need to talk about it with their children at a young age and hope they are empowered to protect themselves. See web links for parents to help them talk with their children. READ MORE

 


Jill Eaton
National
Division Manager