I’m still settling back in post-RIMS. That doesn’t mean things aren’t happening — plenty of announcements flooded my in box this past week, and much of it noteworthy.

Just a few of the latest happenings in insurance and risk management:

Lockton Named to InformationWeek Elite 100 List

I’ve been a fan of Lockton since they hit the top brokers list a number of years back. I had the pleasure of interviewing Dean Davison and John Lumellaeu, the CEO and president. The culture of “serve the client” has helped this company rise to the top of nearly every Top list imaginable.

So it came as no surprise when Lockton made the InformationWeek list for the sixth consecutive year. Congratulations to everyone at Lockton.

The Hanover Beefs Up Builders Risk Coverage

The Hanover Insurance Group has enhanced its Hanover Builders Risk Insurance coverage forms. Now more flexible and comprehensive, the product offers one of the broadest coverage forms in the industry. According to Paul J. Butler, president of marine insurance at The Hanover, the forms can be used for a variety of construction needs, including single properties, blanket policies, and new construction and renovations. Agents now have the flexibility to tailor best-in-class insurance coverage to meet individual needs and budgets, says a company release.

Droning On

With a lot of talk (and impressive demonstration) of drones at the latest RIMS conference, it comes as no surprise that Tokio Marine, a dual platform provider of specialist and corporate insurance, has announced what it touts as the first comprehensive drone insurance. Launched in the Lloyd’s market, the One Unmanned coverage protects unmanned aerial systems (drones) and is offered to drone operators, service providers, and manufacturers. The multiple coverages are available under a single wording, according to a company statement.

Dropbox Exposure Uncovered

Who in your organization uses Dropbox for business? Nasuni Corporation has released a white paper titled Shadow IT in the Enterprise. In it, over 1,000 corporate IT users confess their Dropbox habits. The white paper reveals:

  • Which users are most likely to use Dropbox
  • What is the connection between Dropbox and mobile
  • The risk of Dropbox usage to the Enterprise

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