Guarding Employees’ Health and Safety in a Globalized World

Managing a global workforce comes with its own set of unique risks for both the organization and employees. For example, many employers take corporate travel for granted, often listing it as a perk of employment. While this can be true, … Continue reading

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Plan Ahead for Winter Driving

  Before you know it, winter will be here and along with it the hazards of winter driving. Safely navigating through the snow and ice takes a combination of planning ahead and making good decisions. As you prepare to drive … Continue reading

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Business Auto Safety:
Are Nonowned Cars Your Blind Spot?

A partner at a consulting firm picked up his rental car in the middle of a downpour. His preferred model wasn’t available, so he quickly settled on an unfamiliar car. Driving to visit a client, he accidentally accelerated too quickly, … Continue reading

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Protecting Employees Abroad with Kidnap and Ransom Coverage

As small businesses grow, so do their exposures, particularly when they begin doing business in foreign countries. Increasingly, those risks include kidnapping. As executives visit their own facilities or vendor locations abroad, such as contract manufacturing plants, they can become targets for kidnapping and ransom schemes. That risk stems partly from the perception that the U.S. business people can afford to pay a hefty ransom. And in comparison to the local population in many emerging markets, U.S. executives do have far more resources. Continue reading

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Staying Healthy During Business Travel

We all hate getting sick, especially when we are away from the comfort of our own home and without access to our family physician. Employees who travel on business are faced with this concern. Getting sick can mean missed meetings, shortened trips, or just not being at peak performance. However, an employer is also impacted by a sick employee. Employers may face the costs of rising expenses of hospital and physician bills worldwide, and travel-related costs such as non-refundable tickets and hotel reservations. Indirect costs can include lost time and productivity as well as decreased employee morale. Continue reading

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What’s Your Business Travel Plan When Natural Disasters Strike?

The continued risk of natural catastrophes is highlighted by the unprecedented series of disasters that have occurred in the United States in recent years. According to some reports, natural disasters cost a total of $192 billion in 2013. In fact, … Continue reading

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Travel in Times of Terror

The attacks on the café in Sydney, the Parliament in Canada, and the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris highlight the importance of understanding the threat exposure employees face during the course of their travels, even to areas normally considered safe places. During this time of escalated activity, mitigating those risks with a variety of tools is crucial. Continue reading

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Empowering Women Travelers

Risk managers can invest in the creation of tailored training programs for their female business traveler that empower her with the tools she needs to protect herself, rather than restrict her to a business protocol of do’s and don’ts. Continue reading

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Destination China!

According to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), spending on business travel to China is expected to increase by 17.8% in 2015. With this rapid growth, the best way to ensure a successful trip to China is to educate travelers about security, medical and cultural risks and accompanying mitigation strategies. Continue reading

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Cultural Sensitivity Training For Business Travelers

The goal of cultural pre-trip briefings is to expand employees’ awareness and prepare them to tackle the complexity of performing in a very different business and social environment than what they are used to. Continue reading

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