Summary: Even though we have already experienced winter-like weather conditions, the official winter season is from December 22nd through March 20th each year.
Many cold weather losses occur in climates where below freezing conditions rarely take place. Damage to process equipment, buildings and fire protection systems are possible from severe winter conditions. Even in areas where cold weather conditions are taken into account for building and equipment design, precautions need to be made to ensure operations are maintained.
2014 Hurricane Preparedness Update
Summary: To help prepare for this year's hurricane season, this webcast focuses on precautions and preparations to take before, during, and after a major windstorm event. This webcast will provide a short review of the past ten hurricane seasons, including an overview of important lessons learned from several of these destructive events.
Don't let CAT Modeling Scare You!
Summary: Secondary modifiers are data points that the predictive models use to further analyze the quality of the construction of buildings and how they will react to a given windstorm or earthquake. With good data quality, a better prediction of how any given building will perform in a catastrophe event is a critical component in understanding risk acceptance and pricing.
Construction and Renovation Projects: Risk and Rewards
Summary: As Healthcare organizations expand, merge, consolidate and plan for the future, many are undertaking expansion projects with new construction and major renovations.
Law and Ordinance Upgrade
Summary: Law and Ordinance Upgrade is Lexington's latest endorsement applicable to the Lexington property policy. It allows Insureds to rebuild covered damaged property to the latest International Building Code even if that code has not yet been adopted by the regulating jurisdiction.
Homeland Security Series #5: Global Risk of Terrorism
Summary: Ten years after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the threat of terrorism continues to evolve both in the United States and abroad. This podcast addresses the increased focus on commercial targets by terrorist groups. It also provides a global survey of the growing number of terrorist events directed both at the U.S. homeland as well as key economic centers around the globe such as Africa, East Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South and Central Asia, and Latin America.
Summary: Lexington Insurance has developed an innovative new coverage enhancement designed to provide a solution for legal liability arising out of spoliation, defined as the unintentional destruction, alteration, or loss of property that serves as material evidence in a legal proceeding.
Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC)
Summary: The Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) Program is one of the most important incentives for creating affordable rental housing in the United States today. In this webcast, Jeffrey S. Lesk shares his expertise on the LIHTC program, the affordability commitment, and the risks and exposures involved.
Summary: Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) of 1966 requires Federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on archeological and historic properties. This LexCast discusses the requirements of the Section 106 process, loss exposures faced by project owners, and prudent risk management techniques for project owners during the planning process and at the time of an unexpected discovery.
Homeland Security Series #4: Evolving Terrorism
Summary: This podcast addresses the increase in the number of disrupted terrorist attacks, the rise of home grown terrorism, and the continued threat of large scale attacks - and how terrorism continues to evolve and the political and economic impact for the foreseeable future.
Winds Of Change - The Shifting Landscape of Catastrophic Risk
Summary: Over the past 25 years, continued aggregation of coastal property values and the ongoing assimilation of physical assets in highly vulnerable areas around the country have created increasing levels of volatility for the property and casualty industry. Normalizing the impact of historic U.S. wind and quake events in terms of population growth and wealth accumulation demonstrates the vulnerability of the industry's balance sheet to major catastrophic events. This webcast explores this topic in greater detail.
Homeland Security Series #3: Risks Associated with Catastrophic WMD Terrorism Incidents
Summary: Almost a decade after the tragedy of 9-11, terrorist activity in the United States and abroad continues to warrant a high level of concern for national security experts. From disrupted terrorist plots to the attempt to blow up an aircraft bound for the United States on Christmas Day 2009, the terrorist threat remains an issue.
Homeland Security Series #2: Al-Qaeda and the Threat of Terrorism in the United States.
Summary: Homeland Security Series - Installment II: Brian Jenkins, one of the world's leading authorities on terrorism and sophisticated crime, discusses terrorist groups.
Homeland Security Series #1: Government Resources and the WMD Scorecard
Summary: Brian Finlay shares the Weapons of Mass Destruction Scorecard and his perspective on how the US Government is aligning resources to ensure safety at home and abroad.
The Consequences of Food and Beverage Contamination
Summary: According to U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Department of Agriculture, there are 30 product recalls on average that occur every week in the United States.
This webcast features a panel of experts that will discuss some of the issues surrounding the risks associated with food and beverage product recalls, including: loss control procedures, legal considerations and insurance solutions. They will also discuss AIG's Product Recall Cost Estimator, better known as NOVI.
LexElite Pet Insurance
Summary: Lexington Insurance has developed an innovative new coverage enhancement to its LexElite® suite of personal lines products designed to provide reimbursement for covered veterinary expenses for dogs and cats arising from a loss from named perils, including vehicular accidents.
Product Safety and Product Liability Prevention
Summary: When a product liability claim is made against a company the company quickly becomes aware of the many areas where they are vulnerable to a plaintiff succeeding in obtaining a judgment against them. Protecting a company from potential lawsuits should be a priority for all levels and departments, from design and engineering to sales and marketing.
2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Regulations
Summary: In 2010, the U.S. Government released more rigorous ADA regulations building on the 1991 standards. This webcast provides an overview of the changes in the 2010 regulations, compliance deadlines, and the penalties for failure to comply by the deadlines.
Nanotechnology: New Technology, New Exposures
Summary: Nanomaterial usage is growing exponentially, creating new products and new manufacturing methods. With new technology comes unknown and unfamiliar loss exposures. Nanotechnology industry experts describe ways LexNanoShieldSM insureds can help avoid or mitigate exposures associated with using nanomaterials in product manufacturing.
The Next Wave - Excess Casualty Markets Brace for 2010
Summary: A carefully crafted and appropriately high tower of excess liability coverage remains the most effective way for companies to shield their assets and their shareholders against the potentially catastrophic financial impact of U.S. civil liability lawsuits. Obtaining catastrophic liability insurance can be especially challenging in volatile economic times. Learn more about what companies need to do to protect their assets and new innovative excess casualty coverage and service solutions to help them address this risk.
Distracted Drivers: The Dangerous Side of Technology
Summary: One of the most serious new threats to vehicle fleet operations is the issue of the distracted driver. These drivers include associates who drive cars, vans, buses and trucks on company business, and those who may be driving their own vehicles on company business. Studies have shown the distracted driver to be a major accident cause in many vehicle accidents, and that the potential problem may get even worse as new technologies increase even further. This webcast reviews these risk factors in greater details and provides ways to better manage and mitigate them.
Public Private Partnership Series #4: Risk Management
Summary: A discussion about the various risks associated with construction and components of a well-structured project-specific P3 Insurance Program.
Public Private Partnership Series #3: Implementation and Experience
Summary: A discussion on engineering procurement construction projects (EPC), water projects, waste water renewal and replacement projects, and public private partnerships (PPP) in the global infrastructure sector.
Public Private Partnership Series #2: 2009 Stimulus Package
Summary: A discussion on the impact of the 2009 Stimulus package released by the Obama administration on the US Infrastructure.
Public Private Partnership Series #1: Legislative and Funding Framework
Summary: There is a general consensus that America's infrastructure is in peril. Many of the nation's roadways are in significant disrepair, bridges and tunnels are crumbling, airports are aging, and many of the country's utility, water and power supply system's are inadequate for today's consumption needs. This podcast discusses the legislative funding and framework for repairing the nation's infrastructure.
Building Bridges: Supporting the Nation's Infrastructure
Summary: Please join us to learn about new developments in privatization and transportation in the U.S., as well as the condition of our transportation network and its relationship to economic activity.
Where is the Weakest Link? Emerging Risks in Global Supply Chains
Summary: With manufacturers seeking to lower their cost of production, supply chains have gone global within the past few years. Parts and services for a single item are often sourced from multiple countries. With the decrease in costs this brings about, come increasing risks to the supply chain.
Developing Effective Organizational Support Structures for Providers after Events
Summary: Significant medical errors and adverse medical events not only impact the patient, but can have a significant emotional impact on physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patient. This presentation discusses the importance of having a program to support clinicians in these circumstances.
Summary: Lexington's vast underwriting reach, coupled with the expertise and service provided by its in-house Casualty Claims group, establishes it as a market leader in general liability insurance.
Non-Admitted and Reinsurance Reform Act (NRRA)
Summary: This webcast focuses on the informational needs of underwriters and technical personnel from retail and wholesale surplus lines brokers and explores and explains basic issues such as determining an insured's
"home state", and whether an insured is an "Exempt Commercial Purchaser".