Russ Banham

Banham is a Pulitzer-nominated financial journalist and author. Russ@RussBanham.com
Silent No More
P&C Silent No More
Cyber claims made under traditional P&C policies that may be silent on the subje...
July 23, 2019
Warring Factions
P&C Warring Factions
Citing war and terrorism exclusions for cyber claims could gut the protection.
July 23, 2019
The Art of the Acquisition
Industry The Art of the Acquisition
Carriers are combining M&A and strategic investments to improve their access to ...
March 28, 2019
Quake Queller
P&C Quake Queller
A new technology called the seismic muffler brings new hope for reducing earthqu...
March 1, 2019
Dark Angel
Industry Dark Angel
San Francisco wants insurers to cut ties with coal, oil and tar sands industries...
October 31, 2018
Can We Bear the Cost?
P&C Can We Bear the Cost?
The planet is warming. How can we prepare?
September 28, 2018
Trust, It’s Verified
Industry Trust, It’s Verified
The RiskBlock Alliance is bringing together industry competitors who are working...
July 18, 2018
Data Marketplace
Industry Data Marketplace
By sharing granular risk data in an open market, brokerages and carriers can eli...
July 18, 2018
Playing Favorites
Health+Benefits Playing Favorites
The dismantling of net neutrality could undermine telehealth.
March 19, 2018
Virtual House Calls
Health+Benefits Virtual House Calls
Telemed saves money and means the doctor is always in.
February 28, 2018
Meet Algorithm, Your New Partner
Brokerage Ops Meet Algorithm, Your New Partner
Brokers are investing in automation. Is cognitive computing next?
October 2, 2017
What If?
P&C What If?
The internet goes dark
October 2, 2017
Guess Who’s Watching
P&C Guess Who’s Watching
A new cyber-security center aims to be the clearinghouse for cyber information, ...
July 19, 2017
The Evolution of War
P&C The Evolution of War
Not even war appears capable of killing the cyber insurance market.
July 19, 2017
What's Up with Watson?
Industry What's Up with Watson?
IBM’s famous machine has gotten some bad press recently. What’s gone wrong?
July 11, 2017
Startups Startin’ Somethin’
Industry Startups Startin’ Somethin’
Insurtech incites business revolution. It won't be long before insurtech is driv...
February 28, 2017
The Payoff
Industry The Payoff
The FBI says don’t, but there are compelling reasons to pay hackers a ransom. ...
January 23, 2017
Peer Pressure
Industry Peer Pressure
Peer-to-peer insurance is all about throwing spaghetti against the wall to see w...
November 30, 2016
Chain Reaction
Industry Chain Reaction
Blockchain may be in your future, but do you want to lead the charge?
October 24, 2016
Data, Data Everywhere
Brokerage Ops Data, Data Everywhere
Capture your future and grow your business by harnessing available data.
July 26, 2016
The Yin and Yang of Cloud Computing
Brokerage Ops The Yin and Yang of Cloud Computing
Ditching expensive in-house legacy systems could be like cutting loose an anchor...
July 26, 2016
Almost Human
Industry Almost Human
Supercomputer Watson actually grows wiser as it gathers data, leaving a trail of...
May 2, 2016
Digital Mind Field
P&C Digital Mind Field
The Internet of Things blurs fault lines as it shifts personal risk to commercia...
April 30, 2016
A Lot of Room to Grow
Industry A Lot of Room to Grow
A California broker finds a way to make a profit quoting small-business coverage...
February 1, 2016
The Promised Land
Industry The Promised Land
As we approach producer licensing nirvana, the NAIC’s National Insurance Produ...
October 30, 2015
Behind the Shift in Pricing
Industry Behind the Shift in Pricing
Data analytics is causing historic changes in the marketplace.
October 24, 2015
Employee Analytics
Health+Benefits Employee Analytics
New innovations in employee benefits analysis are changing pricing and underwrit...
July 28, 2015
Hooking Up
Industry Hooking Up
Brokers and carriers play Match Game using new analytics to determine compatibil...
July 28, 2015
Predicting the Future
Industry Predicting the Future
Unleashing the power of predictive modeling into broader uses shows great potent...
July 28, 2015
Data Don’t Lie
Industry Data Don’t Lie
Data analytics will soon redefine your business.
July 28, 2015
Hacked and Damaged
Industry Hacked and Damaged
YOU. HAVE. BEEN. HACKED. Are you prepared?
July 28, 2015
Pub, Pool Table and Starbucks Next to the Water Cooler
Brokerage Ops Pub, Pool Table and Starbucks Next to the Water Cooler
Brokers attract prospective clients as well as talent with a new office profile....
May 29, 2015
Cultivating Your Edge
Brokerage Ops Cultivating Your Edge
An effective culture helps your firm recruit top talent, helps that talent retai...
May 29, 2015
Googlezilla
Industry Googlezilla
Replete with capital and data, Internet giants prepare to devour the insurance i...
January 22, 2015
Family Plans
Industry Family Plans
What’s next for your clients? Conflicting state and federal laws turn sex marr...
November 27, 2014
Employee Shades of Gray
Brokerage Ops Employee Shades of Gray
Fictitious Marriages, Domestic Partners and Civil Unions
October 28, 2014
Opposites Attract
Brokerage Ops Opposites Attract
Management vows to marry its benefits and property-casualty sides. It’s not as...
May 28, 2014
Rebel with a Cause
Industry Rebel with a Cause
When Tom Leonardi aired the NAIC’s dirty laundry, he drew attention to a rift ...
April 1, 2014