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Liz Berge

Property Facultative Chief Underwriter, Chicago

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Liz is the Chief Underwriter for Global Property Facultative and a Senior Vice President. She is a member of Property Fac's Senior Operations Management Group. Liz is responsible for developing underwriting policy and has oversight of the global referral network, natural catastrophe teams, and other specialty groups such as Power Generation, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas, Mining and Technology.
 

  • Hard-wired to Focus on Aluminum Safety

    By Liz Berge |Mar 03, 2015|English

    I’ve been thinking a lot about aluminum lately, thanks to a client asking a GPF underwriter if we would reinsure habitational risks that had “new” aluminum wiring. As we will reinsure any kind of property as long as we can underwrite it, the quick answer...

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  • Drought Risks Multiply in the Golden State

    By Liz Berge |Feb 15, 2015|English

    Drought is creating havoc with California’s economy. The UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences estimates the total statewide economic cost of the drought in 2014 will be $2.2 billion, with a total loss of 17,100 seasonal, part-time and full-time jobs. Such...

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  • California Drought - Lessons for Underwriters?

    Issue: Jan 27, 2015|English

    California has been in a state of emergency since last January. Along with a drought, the state has to deal with myriad other issues including fire and mudslides. Read our overview of the situation and what underwriters should watch.

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  • Volcanic Eruption – Are You Covered?

    By Liz Berge |Dec 21, 2014|English

    I saw first-hand the volcano caldera in Hawaii Volcano National Park in in the early 1990s when I received the CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter) designation as a member of the very, very large Class of Hawaii. This was a popular conferment...

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