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Apr 7, 2020

Welcome to RIMScast. Your host is Justin Smulison, Business Content Manager at RIMS, the Risk and Insurance Management Society.


With so much happening in the world right now that is impacting the risk management profession, your host, Justin Smulison, wanted to make sure that the RIMScast audience and RIMS members continue to be equipped with the most updated information and insight! So, in line with that, he is bringing you two segments for today’s episode.


The first segment will be a RIMS Advocacy and Legislative update with Mark Humphreys, RIMS External Affairs Committee Chair and the Vice President of Litigation and Risk Management at Watt Companies. They will be discussing federal and state legislation passed (or in development) in reaction to COVID-19. Mark also offers some tips for risk professionals that will help them lead their organizations.


Changing lanes for the second segment, Justin invited on Justine Del Prete, Business Development Director at Safe Drive. They will be discussing some of the unforeseen risks for commercial drivers during the time of COVID-19. Justine also provides tips for employers to ensure motor vehicle operators are safe.


Be sure to tune in to get the key insights you need as a risk management professional during the COVID-19 pandemic!


Key Takeaways:

[:01] About the RIMS Membership.

[:28] About today’s episode and special guests!

[:54] About RIMS Coronavirus Information Center.

[1:09] About the new RIMS webinar all about positioning your business amid the coronavirus pandemic.

[1:53] More about today’s first guest, Mark Humphreys.

[2:15] Justin welcomes Mark back to RIMScast!

[2:26] Mark speaks about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

[3:08] Mark highlights some of the key points of the CARES Act and explains why it is good for businesses and individuals.

[5:00] Mark shares what Risk Management Professionals need to know right now and what they should be doing in reaction to COVID-19.

[8:42] Mark shares some more information on what the greater risk management should know, as well as some tips on how to best react to COVID-19.

[9:57] What is the Pandemic Risk Insurance Act (PRIA)?

[10:38] Justin thanks Mark for joining RIMScast!

[10:51] Justin introduces and welcomes on the next guest, Justine Del Prete.

[11:09] Despite there being less traffic with COVID-19, why does Justine feel that professionals are at continued or increased risk of auto accidents?

[14:37] What steps should employers take to ensure the safety of their employees that they send on the road? And which steps are particularly key for employees to be following?

[16:30] What are Justine’s projections regarding auto-collision recovery time amid the COVID-19 pandemic?

[20:45] How have businesses interruptions due to COVID-19 impacted the data and activity Justine has been seeing from clients?

[21:36] Based on Justine’s experience, what would she say are the top warnings to heed right now are?

[24L43] Justin thanks Justine and Mark once again for joining RIMScast!

[25:05] Justin makes some RIMS announcements and highlights some links in today’s show notes to check out!


Mentioned in this Episode:

RIMS Coronavirus Information Center

RIMS Advocacy

NSC Injury Facts: “Distracted Driving”

RIMS Webinar — April 23rd: “Defeat Blindspots and Cognitive Biases During COVID-19 and Pandemics with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky”

NOTICE: RIMS 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibition has been canceled. Please see the RIMS 2020 Cancellation FAQ for more information.

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“What Risk Professionals Should Know About the Coronavirus with Richard Lewis and Dr. Adrian Hyzler”

“Leadership, Neuroscience & Realistic Pessimism During COVID-19 with Dr. Gleb Tsipursky”

“Safety Does Not Pause: Employee Hazards During COVID-19 with NSC President & CEO Lorraine Martin”


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