It’s Monday morning and your phone rings. It is a new request for drug screening services at your facility. Your immediate thought is that it is employment related—maybe a precursor to someone obtaining a job, a random drug screening, or potentially a post-accident screening for individuals in the transportation industry. These are common reasons for drug and alcohol testing services to be requested, and they pose familiar liability concerns. However, there are also many areas where drug testing is becoming more commonly used, and, while these areas present new growth opportunities, they also present new liability concerns.
We are excited to have completed the merger with Intact Financial Corporation! You can expect ongoing communication about the future of our combined organizations. During the transition journey we have taken a fresh look at our healthcare businesses to identify segments where we maintain a strong market presence and where we perceive the greatest opportunities exist to deploy our healthcare experience and underwriting talent in preparation for future capabilities. As a result, I'd like to share some updates with you.
We'd like to keep you informed of where we stand in this fast moving healthcare liability landscape with the rapidly changing carrier appetites and fledgling markets. Our underwriting teams are fully staffed, and we look forward to working with you to craft solutions for your risks.