An article ran in the April edition of Best’s Review entitled, “Risk Managers Walk a Tightrope as COVID-19 Challenges Remain”. The summary under the title says this, “Risk managers say they’re seeing their roles evolve as the old work environment undergoes profound change.” And the article says this, in part:
In the age of COVID-19, the insurance industry and risk managers view the whole process of opening office doors—if that’s even possible—or even setting up remote laptops for millions of workers as a “tightrope” walk that’s very hard to balance.
That statement reminded up of one of our earlier blog posts: “It’s 2022. Do You Know Where Your Claims Managers Are?” In that post, we wrote this:
Many companies in industries as diverse as insurance, transportation, construction, local governments, TPAs, self-insured groups, and restaurants are wondering where their claims managers and risk managers are. They might be in the office. They might be working from home. They might be on the road. It doesn’t matter. Wherever they are, they need access to information. And they need to be able to find the information they need as efficiently as possible.
And the congruence of the Best’s Review article and our blog post reminded us of an old expression: “There’s nothing new under the sun.”
It really doesn’t matter what industry you’re in. If you’re managing risks or claims, you need to be able to get the information you need when you need it. You need to be able to generate the reports you need to be able to see incidents, the claims related to every incident, the types of accidents or injuries that caused the claims to be filed, the cost of those claims, and the trends suggested by all of that information. If risk and claims managers seem to be walking a tightrope over working from home or returning to an office, can you imagine how thin the high wire would be if they were walking it without all the information and access to it?
The problems of risk and claims managers are common to everyone who works any kind of job that requires work to be done online, regardless of industry.
For the industries in which we work, we have the challenges of risk and claims information solved.
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