Our Perspective

  • Emerging Issues Hit Home [Presentation]

    By Mindy Pollack |January 06, 2014|English

    When technology and privacy expectations clash, the result is more claims - and this emerging trend hits home in the habitational risk arena. Cameras installed for tenant safety may invade their privacy. Personal information maintained for tenant screening...

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  • Resolving New Zealand Earthquake Claims Complexity

    By Mo Tooker|January 01, 2014|English

    The global insurance market is closely watching the progress of earthquake claims settlements in New Zealand. Not only does New Zealand enjoy one of the highest insurance penetration rates in the world (over 6%), earthquake sublimits are rarely employed. Between...

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  • Inland Marine Policies – Scheduled Limit Challenges

    By Mike Griffin |December 18, 2013|English

    Insurers continue the trend of expanding property coverages available to policyholders. The first property policies written on risks, other than marine, only covered damage resulting from fire and did not cover damage from water in extinguishing the...

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  • After the Fire – Thoughts on the Hynix Loss

    By Peter Hakenen |December 07, 2013|English

    In September 2013 a fire forced the closure of a big semiconductor fabrication plant (fab) in Wuxi, China owned by SK Hynix Inc., the world’s second largest producer of memory chips. Estimates put the loss in the range of US$900 million to US$1.1...

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  • TRIPRA – The Industry Needs Certainty Now

    By Mo Tooker|November 19, 2013|English

    Unless it is reauthorized by Congress, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Protection Act (TRIPRA) - the Federal terrorism insurance backstop program - is set to expire at the end of December 2014. First established in 2002, the Act created a shared public...

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  • How Our Flood Expertise Can Help You Write More Profitable Business [Video]

    By Tim Pappas |November 11, 2013|English

    All insurance companies would like to write more profitable business...the question is how. Recently I worked with a regional company that was looking to write larger and more diverse accounts. They felt that in order to compete for this business,...

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