Post - 2009-12-03

So nice in niche

MYI CEO Vern Chalfant claims to be more energised about business now than at any point in his career. He tells Jonathan Swift about the global opportunities that are keeping him ticking.

At the crossroads

2009 saw a slowdown in broking merger and acquisition activity in favour of contemplation and integration. Daniel Dunkley reports on a year that on the surface was relatively quiet.

A tale of two halves

The impact of the economic downturn hit the private medical insurance sector at the end of 2008 and the beginning of this year, and although stabilisation has been a feature of the second half, brokers are still fighting for business, reports Stephanie…

Blowing the whistle

Staff members can form a frontline defence against fraud committed by their colleagues — but only if they feel safe to come forward. Mark Jones explains why employers should consider a whistleblowers' charter to encourage them to do so.

Faking it

Insurance fraud is nothing new, but success combating it elsewhere means fraudsters are looking to industrial disease, where testing is often subjective, making claims ripe for fabrication, write Gary Fitzpatrick and Simon Staples.

Penny black's insurance week

Not wishing to jinx RSA's Marc Charlton, who is due to exchange on his property imminently, but Penny was fascinated to hear the external comms manager is set to become the latest arrival on Albert Square — well, almost.

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