Contractor's Edge: Contractors Insurance – The State of the Casualty Market

By Gibson on December 3, 2020

For the 9th consecutive quarter, a restless casualty insurance marketplace has seen premium and capacity challenges impacting many renewals. Many coverage lines have seen double digit rate increases, most notably general liability, commercial auto and umbrella/excess liability.

In this Contractor's Edge webinar, we discuss why the casualty market is challenged currently and how you can develop an edge to best position your firm in these challenging times.


Contractors Insurance – The State of the Casualty Market
Topics: Construction Webinar Contractor's Edge

Contractor's Edge: Cyber as an Emerging Risk

By Gibson on November 19, 2020

In this Contractor's Edge webinar, we discuss cyber risk and insurance against it, including topics such as:

  • Are you implementing an effective strategy to manage your cyber risk?
  • How do you create awareness around cyber within your organization?
  • Not all cyber insurance policies are created equal – do you understand how your policy would respond to a data breach?
  • Have you formalized a company technology/media policy that your employees understand and agree to comply with?
  • Does your organization have a data breach response plan to follow when you experience a data breach?
  • What does a best-in-class cyber risk look like?

Contractors Edge Cyber as an Emerging Risk
Topics: Construction Webinar Contractor's Edge

Finding and Retaining Employees in a Tough Labor Market

By Gibson on November 11, 2020

In this webinar, we're joined by thought leaders from Gibson, Ritsema Associates, HR Collaborative, Pleune Service Co., and the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce to learn about finding and retaining employees in today's tough labor market.


Finding and Retaining Employees in a Tough Labor Market
Topics: Construction Commercial Risk Management Webinar

Contractor's Edge: Keeping your Best Employees

By Gibson on November 5, 2020

Do you have an edge that is clearly defined in the interview process? What makes your organization different in regard to retaining employees? In this week's Contractor's Edge webinar, we'll lay the foundation that will help you discover and flesh out your unique employee retention strategy.


Contractors Edge Keeping your Best Employees
Topics: Construction Webinar Contractor's Edge

Contractor's Edge: Experience Modification Rate

By Gibson on October 22, 2020

We're excited to bring you the next in our Contractor's Edge webinar series, in which Gibson's own Jordan Scheiber and Shawna Neilson discuss experience modification rate and best practices to control it.


Contractors Edge Experience Modification Rate
Topics: Construction Webinar Contractor's Edge

Contractor's Edge: COVID-19 in the Workforce

By Gibson on October 8, 2020

In our first Contractor's Edge webinar, we partner with experts from WithHealth to provide a session that allows participants to “ask the doctors” questions surrounding the coronavirus and keeping employees safe.


Contractors Edge COVID-19 in the Workforce
Topics: Construction Webinar Contractor's Edge

Rebooting Your Business: Keeping Your Employees Safe

By Gibson on August 4, 2020

As businesses reopen or get closer to normal capacity, we are continuing our series on rebooting your business. This webinar will focus on keeping your employees safe while keeping your doors open.

In this webinar, we've partnered with experts from WithHealth to provide a session that allows participants to “ask the doctors” questions surrounding the coronavirus and keeping your employees safe.


Rebooting Your Business Keeping Your Employees Safe (Aug)
Topics: Commercial Risk Management Webinar COVID-19

Off-Network: Value-based Payment Strategies

By Gibson on July 29, 2020

Preferred provider networks have traditionally been favored by employers for providing broad provider access to members across large geographies. However, provider networks are not necessarily built to manage costs and quality given fee-for-service reimbursement arrangements and the inability to steer to high quality providers in the network. Innovative purchasers focused on driving higher quality and lower costs in their health plans are actively seeking ways change how providers and hospitals are paid to ensure that incentives exist to lower costs and drive high quality patient outcomes.

Join us and special guest Lester Morales of Next Impact as we expose the reasons why traditional forms of healthcare purchasing are ineffective and may actually be contributing to higher plan costs. We’ll discuss alternative payment strategies that align incentives to promote greater value in the form of higher quality and lower costs for healthcare.


Off-Network Value-based Payment Strategies
Topics: Webinar Healthcare Navigating Toward Value

Direct Primary Care: From Loss Leader to Quality Care Catalyst

By Gibson on June 24, 2020

Arguably one of the greatest dysfunctions of the U.S. healthcare system is the demoted position of primary care. Unfortunately, primary care has been relegated as a sort of “loss leader” in the healthcare delivery system, designed to serve as a referral source to higher cost specialists or facilities rather than allowing doctors enough time to treat patients holistically on the front-end. The Affordable Care Act rightly promoted the importance of primary care by eliminating cost for preventive services, but this is not adequate by itself.

Join us as we explain the importance and value of primary care and outline strategies that promote its use through plan design and direct care arrangements.


Direct Primary Care From Loss Leader to Quality Care Catalyst
Topics: Webinar Healthcare Navigating Toward Value

Contractual Risk Transfer 2020

By Gibson on June 18, 2020

Effective risk transfer can save your organization money by lowering your overall cost of risk and keeping you competitive in the markets in which you operate. In this webinar featuring special guest Harvey Berns of Travelers, we will discuss the importance of identifying and effectively managing liabilities arising out of business relationships with other contractors, vendors, owners, architects, and engineers.

Discussion topics include:

  • Understanding the importance of written contracts
  • Recognizing contractual relationships commonly found on construction projects
  • Identifying the duties and triggers found within indemnification clauses
  • Recognizing the importance of including insurance requirements in contracts
  • Recognizing risk exposures associated with contracts from a claim perspective
  • Recognizing the need to establish a record retention policy
  • Assessing your company's contractual risk transfer processes

Contractual Risk Transfer 2020
Topics: Commercial Risk Management Webinar

How to Maintain a Safety Culture and Why it Matters

By Gibson on June 4, 2020

What does a safety culture truly look like? In this webinar, Gibson and special guests ANVL combine factual information with first-hand experience in order to clearly define and lay out the groundwork for a top-notch safety culture.

Discussion topics include:

  • Benefits of a proactive safety culture
  • Tackling the challenges
  • Managing data in a crisis

How to Maintain a Safety Culture and Why it Matters
Topics: Webinar

The Six Percent: Managing High-Cost Outlier Claims

By Gibson on May 27, 2020

Did you know that, for most health plans, a mere 6-8% of covered members account for 80% of total claims spend? One of the foundational strategies behind value-based purchasing is focusing on reducing the frequency and severity of high cost claims. In other words, focus on the 6% of your members driving the majority of your costs and claims volatility in your plan.

Join us as we expose this prevalent challenge and debunk the myth that employers are helpless when it comes to managing the risk of high cost outlier patients.


The Six Percent Managing High-Cost Outlier Claims
Topics: Webinar Healthcare Navigating Toward Value

Rebooting Your Workplace in the Midst of COVID-19

By Gibson on April 30, 2020

Gibson and Hanover Insurance have partnered once more to provide employers with best practices as businesses prepare to reopen amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Join us as we discuss pertinent topics such as staff communication strategies, disinfecting workstations, start up of equipment, ADA and PTO policies, and much more.

Discussion topics include:

  • Communicating with staff and customers
  • Cleaning stations and staggered shifts/lunches
  • Disinfecting equipment and verification of property damage
  • Sending employees home, layoff/recall
  • Phishing schemes and payroll modification

Rebooting Your Workplace in the Midst of COVID-19
Topics: Commercial Risk Management Webinar COVID-19

Prescribed Savings: All Things Pharmacy

By Gibson on April 29, 2020

Recent scandals and public scrutiny have started to shine a bright light on the opaque business practices of big pharma manufacturers and pharmacy benefits managers. Despite this scrutiny, the cost of prescription medications continues to rise as manufacturers focus on developing high cost specialty medications and lack of regulation permits various players to arbitrarily inflate the cost of prescriptions year over year.

Join us as we shine a light into the “black box” of prescription medications. We’ll explain how prescription medications are sourced and procured, how PBMs get paid in oftentimes hidden ways, and how you can better manage your pharmacy spend.


Prescribed Savings All Things Pharmacy
Topics: Webinar Healthcare Navigating Toward Value

Navigating COVID-19 Relief Resources for Your Business

By Gibson on April 21, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is significantly impacting businesses. New programs and relief measures are available to business owners through enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Our team of advisors is here to help you navigate relief opportunities and resources.

Join Gibson, Varnum, HR Collaborative, and Plante Moran as we cover the latest information including:

  • Employee Retention
  • Payroll and HR considerations for employers
  • Tax implications to have on your radar
  • Insurance considerations
  • Risk management resources

Navigating COVID-19 Relief Resources for Your Business (Apr 21)
Topics: Commercial Risk Management Webinar COVID-19

Leading Sales Virtually: How to Speed Up When Others Are Slowing Down

By Gibson on April 9, 2020

Calling all sales leaders! It's safe to say that our talents, patience and tenacity are being tested in this moment. How are you handling business development and sales leadership while working remotely? Our activity today will create our success tomorrow, next week, and the next several quarters. While others slow down, this is a divine time to speed up.

In this webinar, Sandler Trustpointe Executive Vice President Amy Woodall illustrsates how to manage key attitudes and behaviors, continue momentum, and create a success checklist for yourself and your team.


Leading Sales Virtually - How to Speed Up When Others Are Slowing Down
Topics: Webinar COVID-19 Sales

Navigating COVID-19 Relief Resources for your Business

By Gibson on April 7, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is significantly impacting businesses. New programs and relief measures are available to business owners through enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Our team of advisors is here to help you navigate relief opportunities and resources.

Join Gibson, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Barrett McNagny, and Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) as we cover the latest information including:

  • SBA loan programs to help manage cash flow
  • Employee Leave and HR Considerations for Employers
  • Tax implications to have on your radar
  • Insurance considerations
  • Risk management resources

Navigating COVID-19 Relief Resources for Your Business (Apr)
Topics: Commercial Risk Management Webinar COVID-19

Navigating COVID-19 Relief Resources for your Business

By Gibson on April 2, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis is significantly impacting businesses. New programs and relief measures are becoming available to business owners through enactment of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Our team of advisors is here to help you navigate relief opportunities and resources.

Join Gibson, Kruggel Lawton CPAs, and Lake City Bank for this webinar as we cover the latest information including:

  • SBA loan programs to help manage cash flow
  • Payroll and HR considerations for employers
  • Tax implications to have on your radar
  • Insurance considerations
  • Risk management resources

Navigating COVID-19 Relief Resources for your Business
Topics: Commercial Risk Management Webinar COVID-19

Preventing Property Losses During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Gibson on March 31, 2020

Gibson and Hanover Insurance have partnered to provide employers a roadmap for preventing property losses during this pandemic. With many businesses having to temporarily suspend operations, employee absenteeism and idle facilities create unique risks and potential gaps in insurance coverage.

Discussion topics include:

  • Facility Security
  • Emergency Response Protocols
  • Management of Ignition Sources
  • Fire Protection Equipment
  • Utility Interruptions
  • General Housekeeping

Preventing Property Losses During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Topics: Commercial Risk Management Webinar COVID-19 Loss Prevention

Exploring Clinical Research, Economic Impact, and Healthcare Cost Containment Measures Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

By Gibson on March 25, 2020

Even the most innovative and best-in-class programs will fall short if individual healthcare consumers neglect to take advantage of these programs. Driving behavior change in how individuals access healthcare and engage with your plan should be a primary focal point of your benefits strategy.

Join us as we dive into the topic of care navigation and why it matters. We’ll outline the traditional methods insurers and purchasers have used to manage care and highlight best practices for ensuring that patients are taken care of and compassionately guided towards high quality, low cost providers.


Exploring Clinical Research, Economic Impact, and Healthcare Cost Containment Measures Amid the COVI
Topics: Webinar Healthcare COVID-19

The Healthcare Financing Spectrum

By Gibson on February 26, 2020

The first step to taking control of your benefits spend is to ensure that your funding and administrative mechanisms allow for flexibility and control. Healthcare financing is ultimately a matter of risk tolerance, but the most appropriate funding mechanism will maximize the reward for an acceptable amount of risk given your business needs and characteristics.

Join us as we walk you through the entire spectrum of funding options available to employer benefits purchasers. We’ll outline the features of each option and explain the benefits of advancing down the spectrum towards optimal alternative risk financing strategies.


The Healthcare Financing Spectrum
Topics: Webinar Healthcare Navigating Toward Value

Intro to Value-Based Healthcare Purchasing

By Gibson on January 29, 2020

Over the past decade, we’ve experienced incredible disruption in benefits from the ACA and the major trend towards healthcare consumerism. Over the next decade, we will experience another significant disruption, not necessarily through new mandates or penalties, but through a wave of innovation in purchasing and plan design strategies that address the root causes of healthcare purchasing risk: variance of price and quality in healthcare.

In this webinar, we introduce you to the concept of value-based purchasing and learn how these next-gen strategies can improve patient experiences, deliver high quality care outcomes, and ultimately control your benefits spend. Find out how other employers are taking control over their benefits programs by managing their health plan like other areas of their business.


Intro to Value-Based Healthcare Purchasing
Topics: Webinar Healthcare Navigating Toward Value