OF GENERAL INTEREST
A U.S. URL
This site offers contact information for all U.S. government
branches, agencies and offices.
It also includes access to nationwide press information, government 800 numbers, search engines and national libraries.
A Web of Accountants
Sponsored by AccountingWEB, Inc., this site offers free registration
for its newswire service and the ability
to search its index of other accounting-related Web sites. Included are sections with practice management and Internet tips.
Come to Your Census
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s site should interest most
professionals. Aside from information on Census 2000,
it offers demographic profiles and projections by state, and statistics and analysis for topics such as foreign trade,
housing and income. Another feature is an application that generates detailed maps for anywhere in the United States.
Access to Health Care Information
This site, provided by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of
Healthcare Organizations, has information on health care institutions.
One useful feature is Quality Check, which allows users to check references for all JCAHO-accredited institutions and professionals.
INSURANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
Yahoo! for Insurance
If you’re looking for information on insurance, Yahoo Finance offers
term life insurance quotes and home and
renters insurance information, as well as a glossary of terms and links to related Web sites. Topical articles and a FAQ section
on general insurance are also included.
Risk Managers Take Note
Insurance Services Office, Inc.’s site supplies risk managers with
free statistical, actuarial and underwriting information,
as well as detailed summaries of recent studies and trends in the fields of insurance and risk management.
More for Your Money
The Mony Group’s site offers financial strategies, seminar
information, and tools and calculators in its Resource Center,
as well as a quick answer section for investment, insurance, savings, retirement and estate planning topics.
Don’t Go Down With the Ship
The time it takes to type in the URL will be worth it. Research
analyst Roy Brander has written an interesting essay titled
“The Titanic Disaster: An Enduring Example of Money Management vs. Risk Management,” which looks at the ship’s ill-fated
final voyage and the risk management steps that could have averted tragedy.