Our Perspective

  • Comparative Values Personal Injury Compensation in Europe

    By Lorenzo Vismara |January 17, 2014|English

    It’s never easy comparing claims costs in one territory with another, especially when it comes to personal injury compensation. There are different legal systems to contend with, and various systems of compensation. But the Claims Team at Gen...

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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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  • Cancer Risks Double When Exposed to Two Carcinogens at "Safe" Levels

    By Charlie Kingdollar |July 25, 2013|English

    A recent study by Texas Tech University highlights a serious flaw in the federal government's testing of the potential toxicity of various substances. The government currently only requires the study of substances in isolation - i.e., if a substance...

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  • What’s Trending in Workers’ Comp?

    By Diane Brown|May 20, 2013|English

    The Workers’ Compensation environment is a real worry for everyone involved right now. Carriers’ combined ratios for the class are trending over 110, rate increases are rarely adequate for the covered risks, and medical severity continues...

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  • Occupational Illness - The Broken System

    By Charlie Kingdollar |May 09, 2013|English

    The New York Times published a very interesting article about the limitations of OSHA specifically regarding occupational exposures to toxic substances and latent illness. Contrary to what may be popular belief, there seems to be few protections in...

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  • You Don't Need an Explosion to Blow Through Workers’ Comp. Protection

    By Brooke Cote|May 02, 2013|English

    The Texas fertilizer plant explosion shattered many lives and it will be some time before we know the financial impact on the workers' compensation insurers involved in the loss. It will be a very high number. Had the explosion occurred during prime...

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