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March 12, 2013

  Risk, Insurance, Claims & Safety 
  • Report: Some winter-storm losses last month were less than expected
    Insured losses from winter storms last month were "lower than might have been expected" in some cases, said Steve Jakubowski of Aon Benfield's Impact Forecasting. The industry could see less than $100 million in insured losses from three of the four significant winter storms last month, said Steven Bowen of Aon Benfield. PropertyCasualty360 (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Some N.J. flood victims want a government buyout
    About 200 homeowners in Sayreville, N.J., want a government buyout of their homes, which have been hit repeatedly by flooding, but they have expressed doubts about whether that will happen after Hurricane Sandy. Buyouts can be an effective way to reduce exposure in flood-prone areas, said Daniel Van Abs of Rutgers University. "You wind up paying far more than the actual value of the property to constantly recover from getting another storm, and so it makes sense economically to remove those buildings from damage," Van Abs says. Courier-Post (Camden-Cherry Hill, N.J.) (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Workplace & Retirement 
  • What millennials want from employers
    Millennials respond well to recognition, want the opportunity to try different roles and value their autonomy, experts say. "It's a generation anxious to undertake leadership roles and it's a generation that feels it has a lot to contribute so its important to figure out a way make them feel a part of the workplace," says Lauren Stiller Rikleen of Boston College's Center for Work & Family. GlassDoor.com (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Higher Education 
  • Fatal police shooting of Calif. student leads to a lawsuit
    Parents of a graduate student at California State University, San Bernardino, who was shot and killed by campus police are alleging unreasonable use of force in a lawsuit against the university, the campus police chief and the state. The plaintiffs' attorney in the federal lawsuit argues that police violated the Americans with Disabilities Act as they tried to take Bartholomew Williams, who had bipolar disorder, in for a mental evaluation. KPCC-FM (Los Angeles)/The Associated Press (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Defendant to plead guilty in fatal Fla. hazing incident, lawyer says
    A defendant plans to plead guilty to taking part in a hazing incident that resulted in the death of a 26-year-old Florida A&M University drum major. Another defendant who is cooperating with prosecutors said hazing had taken place for years at the school and that he eventually decided to participate because of pressure from other band members. Orlando Sentinel (Fla.) (3/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Leadership & Management 
  • Why the CIA is so good at retaining talent
    The CIA has great retention numbers despite the stress and danger that many of its employees experience, J.C. Carleson writes. Part of the reason is that CIA officers frequently change assignments, and new hires are allowed to take on challenging projects right away. "High performers hate stagnant environments," Carleson writes. Fast Company online (3/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News From Aon 
  • Webinar: Getting the Most out of Your Superstorm Sandy Claim
    If you have a Superstorm Sandy claim, this is a must-attend event. Sign up for Aon's Getting the Most Out of Your Superstorm Sandy Claim webinar at noon Eastern time on March 20. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Managing health care in uncertain times
    Jim Winkler, Aon Hewitt's U.S. Health Management Practice leader, answers questions about managing health care in tough economic times. Read his answers and listen to an archived podcast on the subject. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  SmartQuote 
The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be."
--Socrates,
Greek philosopher


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