Insurance&Tech_TLB_12.12.19
  • Why Just Insure When You Can Ensure? Moving From Insurance to Holistic, Dynamic Risk Management

    If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. The wisdom of this old adage is just as applicable in risk management as it is in life where the tool that organizations fixate most on is insurance. Once this fixation sets in, every risk issue (right or wrong) begins to...
  • Employees: The Forgotten Factor in Sustainability Success

    These days, sustainable business practices are being implemented at every turn and by organizations of every size and industry. And it’s no wonder, since sustainability can improve operational efficiencies, lower costs, add value, enhance reputation, or present new growth opportunities—all...
  • Economic Recovery: Leadership perspectives from the other side of the downturn

    Most experts agree the economy has turned the corner. With a soft recovery underway, Wipfli sat down with 13 leaders representing a range of industries—manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, insurance, health care, and construction—to talk confidentially about their...
  • Compliance in a Global Economy: Know Your Anticorruption Risk

    Since the enactment of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of 1977 and the recent 1998 amendments to anti-bribery provisions, much has changed for industry. Our world has gotten smaller, and companies that never dreamed of international commerce opportunities are now conducting business in...
  • Assessing the Impact: New DOL Fee Disclosure Rules for Retirement Plan Sponsors

    Congress’ nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently revealed that half of U.S. employers didn’t know if they, or their plan participants, paid investment management fees for their 401(k), 403(b), profit-sharing, or other ERISA-covered retirement plans. Well they know...
  • Overcoming Newton’s Laws

    Change is the only constant…but change is undeniably hard. To change successfully, organizations must overcome Newton’s laws or, rather, use the laws to their advantage. Technology and technology disciplines can help. Eight change-management steps can help ensure success.
  • Insurance and Manufacturing: Lessons in Software, Systems, and Supply Chains

    By comparing insurance to manufacturing, companies can glean valuable insights on getting lean and agile with insurance product life cycle management. Recently, my boss Steve and I were talking about his early career days with one of those Big 8, then Big 6, then Big 5, then Big 4...