Congratulations to Aon Dallas/Fort Worth colleague Marshall Nadel who was named as a leader in Insurance for North Texas Energy by Dallas Business Journal.
Eight people, all adults, have died from the flu so far this season in Dallas County and flu activity continues to be high, county health officials report.
Dallas County reported two more flu-related deaths Friday in its weekly analysis of the outbreak. There were 86 hospitalizations related to the flu and 34 admissions to intensive care units, the county also reported.
About 17 percent of flu tests were positive in the week ending Jan. 10, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported. That compares with about 20 percent nationally and a 30.6 percent positive rate in Dallas County in mid-December.
It seems like fracking is the buzz word when it comes to energy these days, but within the sector there are a plethora of coverages and exposures people may not realize exist. “Fracking that really is the word of the day it seems. Everyone is interested in it. There has been a huge uptick in the activity level in the on-shore US market,” said Bruce Jefferies, President of Aon natural resources. “It’s not just the East really, in fact frankly it is probably more so South Texas in the eagle ford shale area and also in the North Dakota Bakken region. Those areas along with the northeast where you have the Marcellus Shale, the activity levels are substantially above what it was say five years ago.”
The energy industry is not a risk for every underwriter; it requires considerable underwriting expertise due to its complexity and rapid growth. “Power is one of the fastest growing segments in the U.S,” according to Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions U.S. retail operations. “Between rapid expansion and growth, legislative, regulations and supply chain complexity, power and utility operators need a partner with an intimate understanding of the unique risks they face every day.” “It [the power industry] creates a very complex underwriting process that requires expertise specific to this industry,” said Mark Fishbaugh, the recently-appointed practice leader for Aon Risk Solutions’ national power practice group who shared his thoughts on underwriting the power in a recent podcast with Claims Journal.
The power industry poses unique risks, according to Mark Fishbaugh, practice leader for Aon Risk Solutions’ national power practice group. He explains the different risks among coal, nuclear, gas and renewable energy and why the supply chain in the power industry is more complex than in other industries. He outlines top risks including an aging infrastructure, vegetation management and cyber terrorism.
The power industry requires a lot of underwriting expertise due to its unique risks and complex supply chain. According to Aon Risk Solutions’ CEO, the power industry is rapidly developing. “Power is one of the fastest growing segments in the U.S,” said Tom Fitzgerald, CEO of Aon Risk Solutions U.S. retail operations. “Between rapid expansion and growth, legislative regulations and supply chain complexity, power and utility operators need a partner with an intimate understanding of the unique risks they face every day.” Just this year, Aon Risk Solutions created a global committee to address the unique risks related to the power industry. During a podcast interview with Claims Journal, Mark Fishbaugh, the recently-appointed practice leader for Aon Risk Solutions’ national power practice group explained the different risks among coal, nuclear, gas and renewable energy and why the supply chain in the power industry is more complex than in other industries.
Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon, has strengthened its US financial services group leadership team with a number of appointments. Brian Wanat, who previously served as co-leader of the group, has been appointed as chief executive officer (CEO). He is joined by Christine Williams who will serve as chief operating officer. Anne Corona, in addition to leading the professional risk solutions group, will assume leadership of the US financial services group West region, overseeing Denver, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston and San Francisco.
Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today celebrates four brokers honored with Business Insurance magazine’s 40 Under 40 Regional Broker Leaders Awards. These brokers were chosen based on client service skills, expertise in their field of operations and leadership qualities.
Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc (NYSE: AON), today announced a bolstering of the Construction Services Group with several promotions and new team members. These personnel moves include Geoff Heekin as executive vice president of global construction, Michael Herrod as leader of the National Surety Practice, Phil Luecht as regional managing director for the West and Rodney Moss as regional managing director for the Southwest.
Aon plc (NYSE: AON), the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and HR consulting and outsourcing services, today celebrates 48 brokers and consultants as winners of the prestigious Risk & Insurance Power Broker designation. These brokers and consultants were chosen based on their dedication to clients and passion to excel. Out of the 48 awards earned by Aon, 46 went to Aon Risk Solutions brokers and two went to Aon Hewitt consultants. In addition, 14 Aon brokers were named finalists and two Aon brokers, Matthew Schneider and Tim Gosnear, earned the Responsibility Leader designation.
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