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“Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and Face the Strange)”

The 2017 NRRA National Conference Focuses on the Reality of Disruptive Innovation

“Ch-ch-ch-ch-Changes (Turn and Face the Strange)”
Rob Walling October 10, 2017 Posted in: Blog Posts, General, News
This year’s National Risk Retention Association (NRRA) National Conference in Chicago offered several sessions focused on disruptive innovation’s impact on the rapidly changing face of risk. The keynote presentation, The Reality Trap, was a thought-provoking exploration of how expanding one’s perspective can equip people to better embrace change. The presenter challenged audience members’ preconceived notions about generational differences and suggested that we simply cannot learn new skills quickly enough to keep up with the ever-accelerating pace of change.
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Disruptive Medical Technology is Changing Lives (Including Mine)
Rob Walling January 25, 2017 Posted in: Blog Posts, General
We live in truly amazing times. Technological advances seem to be changing every aspect of our lives. During the past several years, we have witnessed numerous technological developments that were once limited  to science fiction: 3-D-printed ears with built-in hearing aids, plastic exoskeletons for people suffering from paralysis, inexpensive prosthetic arms, and nanotechnology to treat various types of cancer, just to name a few. Within the next couple of years, I hope to personally participate in one of these amazing breakthroughs: a treatment for one of the most common forms of muscular dystrophy, Charcot-Marie-Tooth, or CMT.
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Puerto Rico – A Domicile on the Move
Rob Walling November 30, 2016 Posted in: Blog Posts, Alternative Markets, Captives
During the first week of November my colleague, Arthur Randolph, and I had the opportunity to visit a number of the key service providers in Puerto Rico and experience firsthand the dynamic activity of this captive insurance domicile.
Medical Professional Liability Insurance Consolidation Continues as Buffett Acquires MLMIC
Rob Walling August 03, 2016 Posted in: Blog Posts, Health Care / MPL, News
Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary National Indemnity Company has announced that it has agreed to buy Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC). Terms of the deal were not made public. Warren Buffett’s admiration of MLMIC was clear as he called it, “a gem of a company that has protected New York’s physicians, mid-level providers, hospitals and dentists like no other for over 40 years.”
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More than Insurance

Homegrown Vermont RRG Protects Land that Americans Love

More than Insurance
Rob Walling June 21, 2016 Posted in: Blog Posts, Alternative Markets
In the late 1990s, staff at Colorado Open Lands, a nonprofit land trust that exists to protect Colorado’s treasured land and water resources, started wondering how it would handleenforcement actions on its easements. The answer ultimately led to the creation of a unique insurance company that helps land trusts protect the public benefit of conserved lands forever and covers land trusts’ public liability for lasting conservation.
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