Our Perspective

  • How Aging Dams Are Storing Up Trouble

    By Tim Pappas |October 15, 2015|English

    Dams are a vital part of our national infrastructure in the United States. Dams provide trillions of gallons of water for drinking, as well as for irrigation and industrial use; they also play a vital role in flood control, supplying hydroelectric power,...

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  • Crab Legs and Extensions of Coverage

    By John Harmonay|October 08, 2015|English

    In 2003 the Red Lobster seafood restaurant advertised “all you can eat” snow crab Legs. For about $20, diners were able to treat themselves to endless portions of snow crab legs. The promotion was an overwhelming success with patrons, and...

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  • The Truth About Earthquake Losses

    By Claire Abel |October 06, 2015|English

    Underwriting fire risk is relatively routine for property underwriters. We’re comfortable setting an estimated maximum loss for fire damage, and we’re confident that we have enough data to determine reasonable loss costs. We can also set...

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  • What’s Fueling Record Wildfires in the U.S.? [Infographic]

    By Chris Beston|September 16, 2015|English

    As wildfires continue to burn throughout the western states, there are specific areas of concern for underwriters. As part three of our wildfire series, this Infographic gives an overview of the current wildfire situation in the U.S. and provides a...

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  • The Tianjin Port Explosion

    By Tom Qiu|September 07, 2015|English | Français

    On 25 August 2015, upon an invitation from local Chinese clients, the Gen Re China team visited the site of the recent Tianjin Port explosion. A field inspection of the affected area was conducted within the 1km to 3km radius. Access within the 1km...

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  • Are Property Premiums Depressed by Underinsurance?

    By Geoff Piggot|September 03, 2015|English | Français

    Speak to any property underwriter and the conversation quickly turns to how “soft” the market is and how low the rates are. But one thing rarely mentioned is the amount of premium that isn’t paid due to incorrect valuations on property...

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