Alliant News

Cyber Liability - What to Look Out For
Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
Felipe Garcia

The cyber world is growing and becoming more and more complex. According to Ponemon Institute's "2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis," there has been a 23% increase in the total cost of a data breach since 2013 and the average cost of a data breach has reached $3.79 million. Based on these numbers, it comes as no surprise that cyber liability continues to be a hot topic of discussion on a global basis.


Don't Shoot that Drone!
Property Casualty 360

"Shooting down drones" is all over the news lately. A Kentucky man used "Number 8 birdshot" to shoot down a multi-rotor over his backyard. A Modesto marksman shot down a drone over his neighbor's farm. A New Jersey Man hit the news for doing the same thing.

Public Entity

Health Care Captives
The Rough Notes Company, Inc.

Their lengthy stay in the marketplace offers lessons to all One business sector that has had extensive experience with captives over the last 20 to 30 years is the health care industry. For years, health care providers such as hospitals and doctor groups have found that captives can provide a viable risk financing method to compete with the traditional insurance marketplace.

Commercial Property & Casualty

Are You Prepared for a Cyber Attack?
Property Casualty 360

Addressing cyber security risks requires increasing amounts of a company's resources. The explosion of different groups trying to disrupt operations or steal information from organizations has made addressing these threats mandatory not optional.

Employee Benefits

Open Enrollment: 4 Tips to Better Benefits Communication
Benefits Pro

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has permanently altered the U.S. benefits landscape. As a business leader, you need to stay on top of the rules, regulations and requirements that may impact your business.

On a Personal Note

School Days Mean More Bus Crashes
Property Casualty 360

School is officially back in session for many districts around the country. For most families that means the return to carpool lines, freshly sharpened pencils, homework, packed lunches and school zones.

Financial Security

Why Inheritances Aren't Helping With Retirement
Life Health Pro

Headlines talk about a wave of money changing hands as the population ages and inheritances are passed on to the next generation. But most of that money will be going to households that won't have to depend on it for their retirement preparedness.

In the Broker's Corner

The Future of CAT Modeling? Autonomous Ocean Robots Provide Real-Time Hurricane Intensity Data
Property Casualty 360

For much of the country, summer is synonymous with good times and having fun. But on the Gulf Coast and along the Eastern Seaboard—and particularly at property and casualty insurance companies—it's also a time for trepidation. As we approach September, and hurricane season is fully underway, people from Maine to Florida, Alabama to Texas, brace for the potentially devastating effects of hurricanes developing in the Gulf and the Atlantic.