Certfocus & Industry News

Welcome to CertFocus & Industry News. CertFocus is the service and compliance leader in SaaS-based Certificate of Insurance tracking and related document management to the Fortune 500 and leading public sector community. Along with our commitment to provide the industry’s highest levels of service and compliance in Certificate of Insurance tracking, we also want to provide you with valuable news and happenings content. Please visit our newsroom as frequently as you like to access relevant industry news, to find out where CertFocus will be exhibiting, and to see what events we are sponsoring.

In any business venture, non-compliant vendors can be detrimental to success.

Watch this video to let the numbers tell the story of how common poor compliance is and what CertFocus can do to change it.

Published on September 13, 2017 by Marketing@certfocus.com

Even better than saving time is saving money, and Lisa Kerr is adamant that partnering with CertFocus allows her staff to be “...analyzing the certificates and looking at where we might have gaps and where we might further improve compliance.” That positions her team to better negotiate their insurance rule, keep their rates down, and save a premium. It’s hard to deny the unique nature of a relationship with CertFocus, where support isn’t just troubleshooting software.

Published on September 06, 2017 by Marketing@certfocus.com

CertFocus provides the industry’s most robust and effective customer service platform. When you do that consistently, word gets around. Samantha Grace, CertFocus Construction Account Manager, explains that CertFocus offers the experience and the technology to show clients clearly where they are with insurance compliance and bring them to a higher level.

Published on July 21, 2017 by Marketing@certfocus.com

Picola Johnson explains her firm relies on tenants to maintain insurance, so the organization needs to make sure that these tenants are in compliance. Ultimately, the value of the business is in its property. Vendor compliance, and making sure that all of its property is well-insured, is a very important part of her business’s risk management process as a whole.

Published on July 21, 2017 by Marketing@certfocus.com

George Zaroogian is the Director of Risk Management at Henry Schein, a distributor of medical, dental, and animal health products. Zaroogian, who has twenty years of experience in insurance, explains why it’s very important for his company to have a compliance program in place. If there is a product liability lawsuit, Henry Schein can ask the supplier or the manufacturer to indemnify them.

Published on July 21, 2017 by Marketing@certfocus.com

Lisa Kerr is the VP of Risk Management at Henry Schein. When she thinks about what certificate of insurance compliance means, she thinks about peace of mind—being able to sleep at night. COI compliance means knowing that Henry Schein has a comprehensive program to gather insurance certificates from suppliers so the business has evidence that all contractual requirements are met.

Published on July 21, 2017 by Marketing@certfocus.com

July 18, 2017—CertFocus is very pleased to announce the hiring of Sidney (Sid) Fein in the Chief Technology Officer role. A highly skilled, results-driven transformation leader, Sid is an adept value-creator and a welcomed addition to the CertFocus executive team.

Published on July 18, 2017 by Marketing@certfocus.com

As a Risk Manager and an insurance expert, you understand the importance of Certificate of Insurance Compliance to your risk transfer process. Therefore, the services you seek from a COI management provider need to be more comprehensive than those that simply point out a problem, without offering sound service solutions.

Published on May 25, 2017 by Marketing@certfocus.com

As a fully flexible service designed by insurance professionals for insurance professionals, our service is customer service focused and is supported by software, rather than simply being like most other providers in our industry, a basic COI software tracking technology.

Published on May 01, 2017 by Marketing@certfocus.com

Growing evidence suggests certificate of insurance (COI) management services must go beyond the basic service of certificate tracking to actually facilitate an increased level of COI compliance.

Published on April 19, 2017 by Jeff Krieger

The biggest Risk Management event of the year. Stop by our booth and ask us for your FREE AMAZON echo dot... Safe travels, and we will see you there!

Published on April 18, 2017 by CertFocus.com

Growing evidence suggests certificate of insurance (COI) management services must go beyond the basic service of certificate tracking to actually facilitate an increased level of COI compliance. On average, seven out of ten received COIs from your vendors are shown to be out of compliance.

Published on April 18, 2017 by Marketing@certfocus.com

Download a free whitepaper on Increasing COI Compliance.

Published on April 05, 2017 by http://info.certfocus.com/certificate-of-insurance-compliance-and-tracking-management

CertFocus to sponsor the RIMS ERM 2016 Conference at the W Atlanta – Midtown, 188 14th Street, NE, Atlanta, GA 30361. October 24-25.

Published on October 20, 2016 by www.certfocus.com

Join more than 100 exhibitors and 2,500 attendees from across the construction industry for the 2016 AGC Technology & Construction Solutions Expo being held in conjunction with the 2016 AGC Annual Convention. The Expo and all of the Convention activities will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel located in downtown San Antonio, right on the famous San Antonio River Walk and just 10 minutes from the San Antonio International Airport. The AGC Annual Convention and Expo attracts business decision…

Published on February 09, 2016 by www.certfocus.com

Join the risk community in San Diego, the birthplace of California, to experience RIMS 2016 Annual Conference & Exhibition. This industry-leading event features three days of world-class educational sessions, inspiring keynote speakers and an Exhibit Hall packed with innovative resources.

Published on February 04, 2016 by www.certfocus.com


Published on February 01, 2016 by www.certfocus.com

CFMA’s Annual Conference & Exhibition is an amazing opportunity to discover and implement ideas that deliver results. Our conference trains your mind to search for innovative solutions and attendees like you have countless opportunities to make valuable connections with other construction financial professionals and suppliers.

Published on January 21, 2016 by www.certfocus.com

Vendors and other third parties should be treated with the same level of intense scrutiny as your own in-house risk compliance mandates.

Published on November 17, 2015 by Network World

“With three-in-five companies facing increasing risks, and regulators, boards and shareholders beginning to demand more effective risk management from organizations, it’s critical for management teams to take a closer look at their risk management programs and make them more robust”

Published on September 11, 2015 by BusinessWire.com

Take a moment and think about this: do you know if your suppliers are protecting your company’s sensitive data as diligently as you would protect it yourself?

Published on June 05, 2015 by mtbmag.com

It is all well and good to secure audit rights in a written contract with a third party, but the company has to make sure it executes some audits, otherwise the provision and intent behind it may be suspect.

Published on May 13, 2015 by jdsupra.com

"Building support throughout an organization is key to risk management success, risk managers need support from the top"...

Published on May 10, 2015 by businessinsurance.com

The most important job of a risk manager

Published on April 09, 2015 by wsj.com

Andrew Blau, managing director of Deloitte & Touche LLP’s Strategic Risk Solutions practice, discusses the benefits of focusing on strategic risks to help organizations identify what could undermine their future business, adapt to new challenges and take advantage of emerging opportunities.

Published on April 06, 2015 by wsj.com

Being the risk leader or risk voice in an organization can be a challenging job given the fluid nature of perceived risk. Alignment of risk strategies with corporate and finance strategies is essential and provides a stable platform to work from.

Published on March 03, 2015 by Risk & Insurance, www.riskandinsurance.com

A new study from J.D. Power provides fresh perspective on the performance of large business commercial insurers and brokers, where risk managers are concerned.

Published on February 06, 2015 by propertycasualty360.com

People have been asking the question “what could go wrong” to identify risks. To this should be added the question “what needs to go right.”

Published on February 03, 2015 by CMS WIRE

The new design of CertFocus.com was specifically designed to provide a more comprehensive and organized source of information for prospects and our current customers. With an updated look and feel It has been completely redesigned with a parallax scroll and leading site navigation to improve the visitors’ user experience and ability to source the exact information desired within a click or two.

Published on January 28, 2015 by PRWeb

Legal departments have long deployed proven methods to identify and thwart organizational risk. Policies, procedures, risk committees, task forces and audits are all tried-and-true approaches to ERM. In recent years, legal departments have expanded their ERM role to encompass the increasing risks associated with their organization’s information and information systems.

Published on January 13, 2015 by InsideCounsel.com

RIMS, the risk management society™, commends Congress and President Barack Obama for their immediate action in early 2015 to authorize a six-year extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA).

Published on January 13, 2015 by RIMS.org

RIMS has announced that registration is now open for RIMS 2015 Annual Conference & Exhibition (www.RIMS.org/RIMS15). The conference and exhibition is widely considered the premier risk management industry event and has received accolades for offering thought-provoking educational sessions and invaluable networking opportunities. The four-day conference is scheduled for April 26th – 29th in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Published on January 10, 2015 by RIMS.org

This year, Meissner Jacquet engaged two industry-leading vendors, Yardi Voyager and CertFocus, who will enable the firm to provide their clients with access to powerful data through new proprietary portals and expandable client platforms.

Published on January 06, 2015 by www.meisnerjacquet.com

RIMS, the risk management society™, today announced that Rick Roberts, RF, ALCM, ARM, ARME, CPCU will lead the Society as president for the 2015 term, effective January 1.

Published on January 05, 2015 by RIMS.org

Certificates of insurance remain in the spotlight. During the past several years, the Big “I” has been an advocate for agents and their role in the certificates of insurance (COI) process.

Published on December 18, 2014 by www.imagazine.com

In the last four years alone, 44 states have enacted legislation, adopted rules or issued clarifying bulletins through their departments of insurance addressing certificates of insurance. All but five states now have laws, regulations or guidance addressing them.

Published on December 15, 2014 by RM MONITOR

J.D. Power and RIMS surveyed over 1,000 risk professionals from large commercial insurance customers to assess key performance indicators (KPIs) and best practices that have the biggest impact on customer satisfaction. Here, Tim Bebout, Commercial Insurance Practice Leader at J.D. Power, talks about the survey and its results.

Published on December 10, 2014 by WRIN.tv

Organizations that develop a framework for managing reputational risks are not only better positioned to anticipate and defend against threats, but can also gain a significant competitive advantage and unlock new and valuable opportunities – according to RIMS’ newly released Executive Report

Published on October 24, 2014 by RIMS.org

When it comes to COI management — especially within the Fortune 500 community, in which there is a tremendous tonnage of COIs to track and manage — organizations face a choice. Does it add value to outsource or not? In the case of COIs, it’s not only a cost-savings issue — although coming to a complete understanding of all the costs and resources involved to properly manage the process internally can be eye-opening — but is an efficacy issue, as well.

Published on February 03, 2014 by INSURANCE THOUGHT LEADERSHIP.com

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