IRMI Podcast
How To Innovate in Construction

How To Innovate in Construction

May 4, 2021

Legacy industries like construction have always been slow to innovate. In this 11-minute podcast episode, Rose Hall of AXA XL offers tips for breaking down the barriers that stand in the way of progress and advancing your construction business to new heights through innovation.

Introduction to Captives

Introduction to Captives

April 19, 2021

Captive insurance can be confusing at times. However, a captive can be a great addition to the tool belt of farmers and ranchers. Captive insurance is gaining popularity in the agribusiness world as insurance industry professionals continue to explore the many applications possible.

In this podcast episode, Prabal Lakhanpal, vice president, Spring Consulting Group, explains in a Snap Talk the basics of captive insurance and why a captive may be the right solution for your client.

Agribusiness and Farm Manufactured Home Insurance

Agribusiness and Farm Manufactured Home Insurance

April 9, 2021

Did you know roughly 22 million Americans live in manufactured homes, according to the Manufactured Housing Institute? More commonly referred to as "mobile homes," they are popular with celebrities like Matthew McConaughey as well as farmers and agricultural workers. Join Joel Appelbaum, IRMI chief content officer, and Cheryl Koch, president/CEO of Agency Management Resource Group, for this podcast episode. Hear Ms. Koch's real-world experience and her thoughts on the stigma around use of the terms "trailer" and "trailer parks." Learn as Ms. Koch shares her deep insight on properly insuring the risks of manufactured homes.

Be sure to check out the other agribusiness resources that IRMI has to offer!

The Future of 5G in Construction

The Future of 5G in Construction

April 7, 2021

In this 17-minute podcast episode, Matt Nordaker of Marsh discusses how emerging technologies such as Internet of Things, blockchain, virtual and augmented reality, and artificial intelligence will be profoundly more disruptive in the construction industry with the rollout of 5G.

Insuring Mass Timber—A Look Across Lines

Insuring Mass Timber—A Look Across Lines

March 16, 2021

In this 16-minute podcast episode, Cheri Hanes of AXA XL outlines the challenges involved in insuring mass timber buildings and provides strategies that can help insurers get more comfortable with the risks.

The Abyss—Mental Health

The Abyss—Mental Health

February 15, 2021

Project engineer Taylor Boileau shares a powerful story that demonstrates the need to demystify and change the taboo surrounding mental illness, especially in the construction industry. Put everything else aside for 15 minutes and listen. It may be the most impactful part of your day.

Ag-Related Liability and Other Exposures

Ag-Related Liability and Other Exposures

January 18, 2021

This very practical, enlightening podcast episode is an excellent summary of agency risk management and agricultural liability exposure. In this 27-minute podcast episode, Sam Bennett, producer and partner in the Harrison Agency, Inc., in Columbia, Missouri, reminds us of how dangerous a farm operation can be and how important it is for insurance professionals to protect those who have exposures.

Be sure to check out the other agribusiness resources that IRMI has to offer!

Employment Practices Liability Market Trends

Employment Practices Liability Market Trends

January 11, 2021

This 23-minute podcast episode discusses key employment practices liability (EPL) renewal trends and developments, including #MeToo's impact on the market and how brokers and insureds can best handle emerging trends. Listen to industry experts Rick Betterley, author of The Betterley Report, and Sean Jordan, IRMI senior research analyst, discuss everything from what EPL is to the highlights of Mr. Betterley's current market report.

Additional Insureds and Employee Injury Claims

Additional Insureds and Employee Injury Claims

January 5, 2021

Additional insured experts Craig Stanovich and Jeff Woodward examine recent developments that could reduce an additional insured's coverage for employee third-party claims brought by an independent contractor's worker. 

Harnessing the Power of Leading Indicator Data

Harnessing the Power of Leading Indicator Data

December 14, 2020

Learn key steps for capturing and leveraging leading indicator data and turning it into purposeful, proactive safety interactions that can reduce accidents and injuries.

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