Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Welcome to the Cavalcade of Risk

I am honored to be hosting the Cavalcade of Risk, a blog carnival dedicated to all types of risk.

Liability insurance posts:

Tred Eyerly discusses a new case from Washington state about one of my favorite topics: triggers of coverage for a long-tail loss. The case he discusses held that coverage for water infiltration was triggered when the damages manifested: Policy Language Restricts Ongoing Damage to One Occurrence posted at Insurance Law Hawaii.

Posts about keeping personal documents safe:

Miranda Marquit at Moolanomy posts about keeping personal identification documents safe.

Edward Webber discusses obtaining and keeping safe a UTR, or Unique Taxpayer Reference number (I assume this is the same as a TIN, or taxpayer identification number): UTR Numbers For the Self Employed posted at

Financial posts:

Free Money Finance writes about protecting your job and money against the possibility of being laid off: Career Insurance: Insuring Your Most Valuable Asset posted at Free Money Finance.

Health Insurance posts:

Freefrombroke posts about reimbursement for over-the-counter medication.

Hank Stern argues that medical insurers should not cover birth control: Medical Necessity vs (Stupid) Mandates posted at InsureBlog. Although I completely disagree with his post I include it here as a courtesy because Hank runs the Cavalcade of Risk. And because, unlike the last three posts I've considered for this Cavalcade, his post prsents information and a point of view rather than an advertisement. (Sometimes I think I would like to have a separate blog that discusses only medical insurance issues. Not, like my regular blog, having anything to do with what I do for a living or can write knowledgeably about. Just the trials and travails of my family dealing with health insurance when my husband and I are both self-employed and over-income for any government help. I'm sure there would be a post in that imaginary blog about how all health insurance plans should fully cover everything that helps society as a whole--such as birth control, Hank!)

Jaan Sidorov notes the consistency between the Genetic Information Non Discrimination Act (GINA – or the law that keeps insurers from collecting genetic information) and the recent Transportation Security Administration kerfuffle. In his estimation, our national distaste for profiling leads to everyone being treated equally badly: Can't Trust Health Insurers or Government With Private Data: The Irony of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act & Airport Security Pat Downs

David Williams discusses how Google makes money from free healthcare sites: The downside of free health care sites posted at Health Business Blog.

Life Insurance posts:

Silicon Valley Blogger writes about the different types of life insurance policies: Comparing Whole Life Insurance vs Term Life Insurance posted at The Digerati Life.

Random posts

Jason Shafrin at HealthCare Economists discusses The Drunkard's Walk, a book about randomness and, oh yeah, the price of car insurance. The Drunkard?s Walk posted at Healthcare Economist. Snark alert: If you get irritated when someone says "two categories" and then lists three categories, skip this post.


H G Stern said...

Great debut!!

I esp like that you categorized posts - good idea.

Thanks for hosting!!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for nice blog and sharing information. It’s an exciting time to be hosting because risk is a hot topic right now. Insurance and healthcare risk, as well as monetary policy and finance, etc.

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