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EDUCATION


Marsh’s Education Practice specialists are seasoned professionals who are devoted to developing innovative solutions to meet the risk management and insurance challenges of schools, colleges, and universities. 

Education

Higher education institutions find themselves contending with an array of challenging circumstances. Rising operational costs, safety and security concerns, decreases in federal funding and research sponsorships, employment practices liability, and other exposures common to colleges and universities can seriously affect an institution's reputation, profitability, and competitiveness if they are not managed wisely.

Marsh's Education Practice concentrates on helping institutions develop integrated and sustainable risk awareness into their operations. Through our consultative approach to risk management, Marsh works with colleges, universities, and private schools to assess their strategic, operational, and hazard exposures, which may include:

  • Internet related risks, on-line business transactions, and on-line teaching;
  • Out-sourced services;
  • Hazing and substance abuse;
  • Study abroad programs threatened by political unrest;
  • Occupational injuries;
  • Campus violence threats;
  • Allegations of harassment, discrimination, and tenure related issues;
  • Intellectual property and technology transfer;
  • Human subjects regulatory compliance; and
  • Pollution exposures.

Marsh offers its higher education clients an array of risk mitigation and transfer solutions to help them better manage these risks. Our solutions include:

  • Traditional property/casualty placements;
  • Alternative risk mechanisms (pools, captive, etc.);
  • Workers compensation cost containment;
  • Employee benefits solutions and placements;
  • Risk management information systems;
  • Business continuity planning;
  • Disaster planning and crisis management;
  • Strategic risk assessment;
  • Enterprise risk management;
  • Construction wrap-ups;
  • Pollution and EPA compliance;
  • Workforce strategies;
  • Special events risk management;
  • Laboratory safety assessments;
  • Auto fleet and transportation safety analysis;
  • Student housing loss control surveys;
  • Substance abuse risk management;
  • Internet and e-risks risk transfer techniques;
  • Technology transfer risk management;
  • Intellectual property evaluations;
  • Human subjects regulatory compliance audits;
  • Educators' legal liability assessments;
  • Study abroad risk transfer techniques; and
  • Claims advocacy.

Marsh places the largest volume of insurance in the industry for colleges and universities, and our professionals are responsible for many of the coverage innovations available in today's market. In addition, Marsh is the leader in creating alternative risk-handling mechanisms for our consortia programs that are often defined as joint purchasing arrangements, risk retention groups, reciprocals and special excess liability insurance facilities.

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Webcast: US Education Insurance Market Update (Replay)
March 18, 2014  |  Views: 2737 |  Comments: 1 
Webcast: US Education Insurance Market Update (Replay)
Panelists provided a review of the 2013 insurance conditions for higher education, primary, and secondary schools as well as a look ahead at what to expect throughout 2014.  >>
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A broad expansion of head-injury litigation to other sports and other parties could involve millions of potential claimants.  >>
Webcast: A 101 Class on Environmental Risks for Higher Education Institutions (Replay)
June 12, 2013  |  Views: 21005 |  Comments: 1 
Webcast: A 101 Class on Environmental Risks for Higher Education Institutions (Replay)
Our panel of experts provide real-world examples of environmental exposures and mitigation solutions.  >>
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March 12, 2013  |  Views: 14315 |  Comments: 0 
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February 25, 2013  |  Views: 17160 |  Comments: 0 
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Webcast: Developing a Student Health Plan Strategy for 2013 and Beyond To Comply with PPACA (Replay)
October 26, 2012  |  Views: 7071 |  Comments: 0 
Webcast: Developing a Student Health Plan Strategy for 2013 and Beyond To Comply with PPACA (Replay)
Our panel of experts discussed the requirements of the PPACA, how they will affect student health insurance plans, and changes you may need to make to your plans.  >>
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September 23, 2012  |  Views: 14001 |  Comments: 0 
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Webcast: Cyber Risk and Security (Replay)
May 30, 2012  |  Views: 16495 |  Comments: 2 
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Panelists reviewed the legal implications of privacy and data risks and provided an update on risk transfer solutions.  >>
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August 26, 2011  |  Views: 15682 |  Comments: 0 
FACS Claims Project Management Helps an Educational Institution Recover From a Fire
FACS helps educational institution minimize expenses and disputes, reopen quickly.   >>
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Risk & Insurance Magazine® Honors 58 Marsh Colleagues with Power Broker® Awards
Representing 21 categories, 46 Marsh professionals were recognized as 2014 Power Broker® winners, including two colleagues receiving the Responsibility Leader® designation, and 12 ...  >>
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The ample capacity and competition that helped temper firming of US commercial insurance rates in 2013 is expected to continue into 2014, barring higher than expected catastrophe l...  >>
January 30, 2013  |  Views: 6574
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US commercial insurance rates are expected to continue firming in many lines of business and industry sectors in 2013 as above average losses, subdued investment returns, and reced...  >>
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Contacts
Jean Demchak
Global Education & Public Entity Practice Leader
Hartford CT United States
860 723 5635
jean.demchak@marsh.com

Susan Wrinn
Knowledge Manager, Education & Public Entity Practices
Hartford CT United States

860 723 5717
susan.a.wrinn@marsh.com