A third party administrator (TPA) is an organization that processes insurance claims. This can be viewed as “outsourcing” the administration of the claims process, since the TPA is performing a task traditionally handled by the insurance company or the organization itself.
In 1985 two accountants from Bedford, Nova Scotia developed the Bedford Accounting Software program. Later, Bedford was sold and became Simply Accounting and then Sage Accounting, as it is known today.
Risk management departments have become commonplace and necessary for large public or private organizations that have broad and diverse operations. Risk management teams are responsible for keeping track of a huge amount of data, including details related to incidents, claims, insurance policies, physical assets, certificates, contracts, employees and more. Effective risk management relies on reports produced from this data to enhance visibility, inform decision making, and optimize risk organization-wide.
If you’re a large organization with a high incident frequency, large number of physical assets, and a broad range of diverse operations, you’ve probably considered acquiring a Risk Management Information System (RMIS). However, adopting a new solution may be time consuming due to budget constraints and lengthy RFP processes. This blog will discuss how risk managers can benefit from the tools available to them to develop risk management plans before they are ready to take on a more robust solution.
A traditional approach to business might be to avoid risk, at any cost. Risk is dangerous. However, the increasing volatility of a changing marketplace has made it pretty clear that risk is inevitable. Trying to avoid it can leave an entrepreneur in the same position as the proverbial ostrich. The question to ask isn’t so much “how can I avoid risk,” as “how can I make it work for me.”