Cavalcade of Risk #200

Wow.  This is the 200th edition of the Cavalcade of Risk.  Can’t believe this thing has been running strong since 2006.  Cheers to another 200 editions!

What a great community and I’m happy to host this edition’s round up of risk related articles:

Julie Ferguson from Workers Comp Insider
Article: Studies Show the High Risks in Temporary Work

Temp workers are one of the fastest growing job sectors in the US, but the growth comes with a steep price. At Workers’ Comp Insider, Julie Ferguson posts about new reports on the high risks that temp workers face – up to including death on the first day of the job.

Henry Stern, LUTCF, CBC from InsureBlog
Article: Hacktastic!

InsureBlog reports on the increasingly secutity-risk prone site, and the very real dangers facing folks who access it.

Jason Shafrin from Healthcare Economist

Article: The End of Hospital Cost Shifting

When hospitals treat uninsured individuals, they risk that they will never be repaid. To compensate for this risk, some experts have claimed that hospitals increase price to insured individuals to compensate for the cost of caring for the uninsured. Does this practice still occur? Did it ever? The Healthcare Economist investigates.

Jeff Root from Rootfin Life Insurance

Article: Life Insurance with No Questions Asked

How could I not include myself? Ha!  We cover how these policies work and who should buy life insurance with no questions asked or in other words: guaranteed issue life insurance.

Matt Becker from Mom and Dad Money
Article: How Much Life Insurance Do You Need?

When buying life insurance, I got sick of impersonal rules of thumb trying to tell me how much I needed. Unable to find a tool I liked, I created my own comprehensive resource to determine your own PERSONAL life insurance needs.

Jaan Sidorov from Disease Management Care Blog
Article: A Runaway Steetcar Named Contraception Mandate

In case readers are wonder just what the big deal is over the contraception mandate, here’s a quick Ethics 101 on why triggering the Obamacare accommodation is so troubling to persons of conscience. I’ve also provided links to the controversial self certifying form and to the Federal Register.

Robert Wilson from
Article: Is Mental Mental Madness?

While jurisdictions move to expand mental only claims recognition in the wake of the Sandy Hook Massacre, we are advised to proceed cautiously, as unfettered access to such claims may prove hazardous to our industrial health.

David Williams from Health Business Blog

Article: Marijuana is Not Gay Marriage

Legalization of marijuana is likened to legalization of gay marriage: what at first is met with resistance quickly becomes accepted once everyone sees that no harm is being done. We’ll look back in 10 years and wonder what all the fuss was about. But to me marijuana legalization is more like the widening use of opiate painkillers. Seemed like a good, harmless idea at the time. A decade later we’ll realize the health harms and have a hard time putting the genie back in the bottle.

I’d also like to feature 2 review articles from our website.  On article was written from some SelectQuote complaints we received from some of our clients and the other is a review from of Wells Fargo’s life insurance offering.

The next Cavalcade of Risk will be hosted by Russell Hutchinson of Chatswood Consulting.  Make sure you get your entries in!

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