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  • Inland Marine Conference – Sharing Underwriting Insights

    By Ben Skurek |May 17, 2017|English

    A team of Gen Re Property Facultative underwriters head to the Inland Marine Underwriters Association’s (IMUA) 87th Annual Meeting - held from May 21 through 24 in Braselton, Georgia - in search of new underwriting insights and opportunities to...

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  • Time to Re-evaluate Downtimes for Failures of Tailings Dams

    By Gavin Rowatt |May 09, 2017|English

    Estimating business interruption losses is never straightforward. But accurately forecasting the financial consequences of a large tailings dam failure can be a real challenge, as recent events have shown. Tailings dams store waste products of mining...

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  • Four Drone Insurance Questions - You Should Have the Answers

    By Jill Tumney |March 22, 2017|English

    224% - that is how much the sale of drones grew in just a three-month period in 2016. Drones are taking off among businesses and consumers in the U.S., and that presents risks and opportunities for insurers. All this popularity is generating questions,...

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  • Is the Sunshine State Becoming the Wildfire State?

    By Rick Hartmann|March 12, 2017|English

    4,600. No, that is not the number of arrests during spring break in Fort Lauderdale. That is the number of wildfires Florida will now average in a given year resulting in nearly 110,000 acres of burned land.1 For many, Florida is known for its warm,...

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  • Home-Sharing Risks in the Age of Airbnb

    By Christine Unger |February 28, 2017|English

    The meteoric rise of Airbnb is the most obvious sign of the growth in U.S. home-sharing. According to Pew Research, 11% of all U.S. adults have used home-sharing services and it’s estimated that there are now over half a million Airbnb listings...

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  • A Fragile Infrastructure: The Oroville Dam

    By Martha Flanagan|February 15, 2017|English

    Tim Pappas, co-leader of our Flood team, recently blogged about this exact issue, providing valuable information for underwriters. In light of current events in Northern California, it's worth rereading now. The nation's tallest dam, the Oroville Dam...

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