Hub International Launches New Online Crisis Management Center

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New center to provide real-time news and risk communications, and access to crisis preparation resources

Marking the start of the 2014 hurricane season, Hub International Limited (Hub) announced the launch of a new online Hub Crisis Management Center today. The online resource will deliver real-time news and up-to-the-minute risk communications, as well as access to proactive preparation resources for individuals and businesses. The Center will focus on the entire spectrum of disasters including cyber, natural, civil unrest and pandemics.

According to industry data, the top 10 global disasters in 2013 cost a total of $192 billion in combined economic and insured losses. Thousands lost their lives. The Hub Crisis Management Center was created to arm individuals and businesses with information, resources, and access to risk experts, empowering them to reduce the impact of these disasters.

“Implementing an effective plan before a catastrophic event occurs is the best approach to safeguarding a company’s future and keeping families safe,” noted Todd Macumber, President of Hub International Risk Services. “We are charged with helping businesses reduce total cost of risk. Being prepared, especially for disasters like hurricanes, makes a tremendous impact in limiting business operation disruptions and profit losses, not to mention that it saves lives.”

About the Hub Crisis Management Center

The Crisis Management Center provides:
-Live news feeds from sources such as FEMA, the CDC, Homeland Security and the National Hurricane Center
-Timely risk communications based upon current events
-Industry specific pre- and post-disaster resources including checklists, on-demand webinars, and preparation tips
-Personal interaction with Hub risk consultants

As June kicks off Hurricane season, the site is filled with Hurricane specific content including pre- and post-preparedness tips, checklists for ensuring business continuity, first-response claim protocols and more.

“Hub’s new online Crisis Management Center makes it easy to stay on top of the latest threats and - more importantly - to identify solutions to better prepare businesses and families,” said Will Kramer, Senior Risk Consultant, Organizational Resilience for Hub International Risk Services. “The first step to becoming more resilient is to become more informed.”

About Hub International’s Risk Services

The Hub Crisis Management Center is a product of Hub’s Risk Services Division, which specializes in helping organizations identify risk, reduce exposure to loss and address claims issues. The Hub Risk Services Division comprises risk control, risk management and claims consultants with expertise in a variety of disciplines and industries.

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Hub International Limited is a leading global insurance brokerage that provides property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services through offices located in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Brazil.

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