Welcome to the 89th edition of the Cavalcade of Risk, a blog carnival on all things risk-related.
Are there health risks from living near power lines? And how does it affect resale values? Money Blue Book has a look at the issue.
African Americans may be more susceptible to lung cancer. From Diversity is Chaos.
Predicting who will get postpartum depression from Postpartum Progress.
Brass Liberation Orchestra’s flash mob protests at Whole Foods have Disease Management Care Blog wondering how a flash mob would get past CMS security to protest shortcomings in a public plan.
Colorado Health Insurance Insider wants greater clarity in how health plans market the features and limitations of their policies.
Cancer insurance? Not a good deal says Canadian Finance Blog.
Why do people switch health plans even when they don’t switch jobs? Adverse selection, adverse retention and aging in place says Healthcare Economist.
Just what are all those health insurance plan types anyway? Bargaineering explains.
Not health insurance
You’d need a pretty strong umbrella to protect you from this kind of trouble. (Includes bonus video!) From Insureblog.
Do you have enough insurance? Lessons from a small-town hail storm by IowaBiz.
How much life insurance does a stay at home mom need? Good Financial Cents answers.
Free Money Finance offers the top 15 questions to ask when buying insurance and actually provides the answers as well.
Chatswood reports that consumers have some funny perceptions about which kinds of insurers will make good on their policies.
The recession may be responsible for an increase in suspicious claims and an increase in scrutiny says Risk & Business.
Risk in general
Combustible dust explosions are deadly and preventable. What’s OSHA doing about it? Workers’ Comp Insider says not enough.
How should you quantify the risk of an investment? Betty Kincaid has some advice.
Enterprise risk management: eight pitfalls to avoid. From AllBusiness.
What happens when governments regulate risk? Banking Law Prof lets us know.
Can risk management tools predict future domestic violence cases? Postcards from the Id answers.
That’s all folks!
Thanks for reading! The Cavalcade of Risk blog has links to previous editions.October 7, 2009