IRMI Podcast
The Importance of Workers Comp Coverage in Agribusiness

The Importance of Workers Comp Coverage in Agribusiness

November 15, 2021

In this thought-provoking 19-minute podcast episode hosted by Joel Appelbaum, IRMI's chief content officer, Blake Eischeid, Secura's supervisor of risk management, and Neil Wait, Secura's director of farm and agribusiness underwriting, expound on the importance of workers compensation coverage in protecting the farmer's well-being and family livelihood. 

The injuries that can happen on a farm can range from minor to significant. Many times, the quest for profits can supersede spending on workers compensation insurance premium. In this podcast, Mr. Eischeid and Mr. Wait explain how vital it is that you, the trusted adviser, review the difference workers compensation protection can make in a possible life-altering situation. 

IRMI is proud to have Secura as a Gold Sponsor for the 2022 IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference (AgriCon), March 7–8, 2022, in Sacramento, California, and online. 

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

Nationwide‘s Grain Bin Safety Program

Nationwide‘s Grain Bin Safety Program

October 18, 2021

In this compelling 12-minute podcast episode hosted by Joel Appelbaum, IRMI's chief content officer, Paul Stevenson, Nationwide's senior risk management consultant for food and feed safety, quality systems, and grain, provides insight into making grain bin entries safer. 

Mr. Stevenson paints a clear picture of the extreme hazards, including fatalities, of grain bin work. Then, he tells us how to get started with the lifesaving program Nationwide provides in response to this hazardous work. Mr. Stevenson invites anyone interested in sponsoring a grain bin rescue tube to contact him directly at (816) 392–1511. IRMI is proud to acknowledge Nationwide as a partner and the Grand Conference Sponsor of the 2021 IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference.

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

Reinsurance 101

Reinsurance 101

September 20, 2021

This 20-minute podcast episode, a Snap Talk from the 2021 IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference, is presented by Larry Schiffer, attorney, counselor, consultant, and mediator for Schiffer Law & Consulting PLLC. In this podcast, Mr. Schiffer provides a clear understanding of the two basic forms of reinsurance: treaty and facultative.

COVID-19 and Rural Mental Health

COVID-19 and Rural Mental Health

August 16, 2021

This 15-minute podcast episode, a Snap Talk from the 2021 IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference, is presented by Dr. C. Freeman, adult and geriatric psychiatrist and parliamentarian of the American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees. Dr. Freeman discusses why it's important to farmers and ranchers in light of COVID-19 that we identify, prevent, and manage stress before it becomes overwhelming.

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

Environmental Risks Coverage on the Farm

Environmental Risks Coverage on the Farm

July 19, 2021

Farm contaminants are pervasive in land used for agriculture. Farmers and ranchers may believe that a farm liability policy provides adequate protection from pollution-related liability, but often that is not the case. 

This 18-minute podcast episode, a Snap Talk from the 2021 IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference, is presented by Dave Dybdahl, president of the American Risk Management Resources Network, LLC.  

Mr. Dybdahl explains why your client's most comprehensive protection from pollution liability may be an environmental impairment liability policy. 

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

Solving the Talent Problem with Internships, College Recruiting, and More

Solving the Talent Problem with Internships, College Recruiting, and More

July 9, 2021

In this 11-minute podcast episode, you will learn specific tactics for meeting the insurance industry talent crisis head-on. Senior Vice President Risk Management at Sedgwick Robin Roeder discusses the benefits of internships and provides tips on how to make them successful for your company and the student. She also provides insight into how the insurance industry is benefiting from university risk management and insurance (RMI) programs. Lastly, as a member of the Spencer Educational Foundation's board, she discusses the various initiatives the not-for-profit is undertaking to support university RMI programs.

Top InsurTech Trends Impacting Construction Insurance

Top InsurTech Trends Impacting Construction Insurance

June 15, 2021

In the past few years, the insurance industry has embraced the adoption of technology solutions. In this 30-minute podcast episode, James Benham of JBKnowledge provides insights into the most impactful and exciting technologies being deployed in the insurance space, as well as how insurance companies are assisting their construction clients with the adoption of technology that can reduce losses on jobsites.

Three Tips for Deposition Success

Three Tips for Deposition Success

June 11, 2021

This 13-minute podcast episode, a Snap Talk from the 2021 IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conference, is presented by Crystal Uebelher, owner, Clarity Education and Consulting, LLC. Ms. Uebelher offers three tips to give you a feeling of confidence going into your next deposition. 

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

Parametric Weather Insurance Protection

Parametric Weather Insurance Protection

May 17, 2021

A fascinating form of risk protection is parametric insurance. It is growing in terms of popularity and could be a solution for agricultural risks. A general understanding of parametric insurance is an "If, then" scenario: "If there's a derecho, then I would collect immediately without any delays."

In this 16-minute podcast episode, Andy Klaus, vice president of business development at Vortex Insurance Agency, LLC, explains the basics of parametric insurance and how farmers could benefit from the claim payment flexibility.

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

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.

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