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Teen Drivers - Suggestions for Keeping Them Safe

It is well documented that newly licensed teen drivers are some of the most dangerous drivers on the road. For years, states have tried to address this problem in various ways, but this problem still persists.


Wrongful Convictions - A New Perspective

As an insurance claim professional, I see wrongful conviction claims of all varieties. The nonfiction book Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption by Benjamin Rachlin, offers an incredible perspective on wrongful convictions and their most common causes.


Outsourcing Government Functions - Three Tips to Success

In order to reduce the costs of government services, public sector entities are considering outsourcing those responsibilities to private sector companies.


A Mid-term Self Evaluation of our Blog

Now that our blog is over six months old, it's a good time to take stock of our posts. In this installment, I offer a few thoughts on what we're trying to accomplish.


The Value of Attending Industry Conferences - An Underwriter's Perspective

As more and more demands for time are placed on our professional and personal lives, it makes me wonder if getting on an airplane to head to yet another insurance industry conference is the best use of my time.


Is There More to Working Out Than Just Exercise?

The health benefits of exercise are well documented and getting fit has been shown to help prevent and improve many health concerns. Not talked about as much is how getting fit can bring improvements to all aspects of life. The following blog offers one person's account of the benefits of getting fit and illustrates how the lessons learned in the gym can carry over into both home and professional life.


Settlement vs. Trial - How Do We Get To a Win/Win?

How does one determine which cases to try vs. settle? What are the potential consequences of proceeding to trial? What are some things to consider to optimize the outcome? For answers to these and other questions, click on the blog post link.


Police and the Communities They Serve - How's the Relationship?

Genesis provides insurance and reinsurance solutions to the risk management needs of public entities, including law enforcement agencies. Not surprisingly, recent headlines related to police excessive force claims and community relationships have commanded our attention as public dialogue surrounding these issues continues. The following blog offer some perspective on police/community relationships.


The EEOC and Public Entities

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released its Charge Statistics that categorize the 91,000 charges filed with them in 2016. A select task force released a report detailing recommendations for harassment prevention. These risk factors provide a road map to help you identify and prevent discriminatory practices. Taking a look at them is an important step for all public entities and school districts.


Concussions - One Parent's View on Safety

The topic of concussions in youth sports has been getting a great deal of attention lately. Schools and youth sports clubs are grappling with how best to protect the heads of young players, legislators are responding with new laws, and insurers are examining ways to address this exposure. For parents, this issue represents one more balancing act between protecting your children while still providing them with enriching and fulfilling opportunities. For some parental strategies to consider, plus helpful web links, please continue reading.


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Assessing California's Amended Use-of-Force Law

Ted Gaisford, Genesis & GenStar / Benjamin C. Eggert, Wiley Rein

Succession Planning ... Guidelines for Success

Marty Hacala

An organization’s success depends, in large part, on having the right people in the right roles. Without advance planning, an organization can find itself in a difficult situation when an important role suddenly becomes vacant. This article offers some suggestions on how to prepare for succession.

What You Can Do to Improve Job Satisfaction

Dave Erazmus

Providing a level of satisfaction to associates should be a priority, for managers seeking to attract and retain good employees. It should also be the responsibility of employees, as well, within the organization. Each group can play a pivotal role in heightening job satisfaction.