Facing a mandate to reduce their loss exposures for a variety of reasons-from the threat of terrorism to the need to secure better insurance coverage terms-risk managers are upping the ante on loss control spending.A survey of nearly 400 risk managers conducted by Warren, N.J.-based Chubb Group of Insurance Cos. revealed that nearly 50% of respondents increased their loss control spending over the past year; 34% held their budgets constant; and 5% decreased their loss control spending.

The increase in spending was regarded as aggressive. Risk managers are spending on average 17% more on loss control services, l while their organizations confront budgetary constraints and a difficult economic environment.

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