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Insurers are seeking price increases for D&O liability insurance for health care companies, and many are reconsidering the scope of coverage offered as the ACA takes effect.
Global insurance rates fell marginally in the third quarter of 2013, driven by decreases in pricing within several regions across several lines of business.
Management training, leadership development, and continuous safety improvement can be employed to reduce construction sector fatalities and other dangers.
The power and utilities industry faces more cyber attacks than any other critical infrastructure sector, according to Department of Homeland Security data.
Filings of insurance claims and lawsuits are likely to increase the longer the federal government shutdown continues.
As social media’s influence grows, businesses must consider its potential impact on their operations and factor them into their global political risk management strategies.
Publicly traded clients in the US that renewed in the second quarter of 2013 saw risk-adjusted primary directors and officers liability insurance rates fall on average 0.97%.
Organizations may be focusing on managing cyber risks at the expense of a potentially more severe exposure: the impact of technology failures on supply chains and operations.
Analyzing 150 insurance claims in the global power and utilities industry, we found that weather-related losses are disproportionately higher than other operational losses.
The demand for environmental insurance across all industries in the US increased in the first half of 2013. While pricing remained generally soft, some markets continued to firm.
Insurance rates in Latin America, Asia-Pacific, the UK, and Continental Europe declined modestly in the second quarter of 2013; rates in the US rose moderately.
To date in 2013, nine states have seen significant workers’ compensation reform bills signed into law. We cover highlights from the legislation in each of the nine states.
As of June 21, no business had losses reported in either country that would likely trigger political risk insurance claims, though insurers are carefully monitoring events.
The factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,100 people highlights the risks that labor conditions can pose to workers and organizations’ bottom lines.
Though the second-costliest storm in US history, Superstorm Sandy has not been a market-changing event in terms of rates; yet underwriters are scrutinizing terms and conditions.
The insurance industry and insureds may face the December 31, 2014, expiration of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2007, commonly known as TRIA.
We evaluate the changing risk landscape for companies involved in the exploration and production of hydrocarbons from previously untapped reserves.
This year, more than 1,220 captives managed by Marsh were benchmarked. Of those, 886 captives were selected for benchmarking analysis, about 15% of all captives globally.
The 2013 "Excellence in Risk Management" survey, produced by Marsh and RIMS, gathered the views of more than 1,200 risk professionals worldwide.
On average, global insurance rates firmed in the first quarter. Many parts of the world had a stable rate environment, but most major US lines saw increases of 2% to 4%.
Limits purchased increased significantly in 2012, driven by greater awareness of cyber risks and clarification by underwriters of the scope of cyber and related insurance policies.
Though overall program rate reductions were still achievable until the fourth quarter, by the end of 2012 insurance premiums were generally flat to up slightly.
Pricing for casualty coverage lines was in transition entering 2013; trends are likely to be felt unevenly across industry sectors and to be dependent on client-specific risks.
Insurance rates firmed in the fourth quarter of 2012, but at a slower rate than in the previous quarter, despite the mounting costs of Superstorm Sandy.
We outline strategies to improve supply chain visibility and evaluate risk mitigation options and provide a list of key questions that can help you to reduce vulnerabilities.
Renewal rates for fidelity/crime insurance firmed continuously over the last year, with average rates at renewal rising in each of the last three quarters.
Marsh has found that by taking a multi-disciplinary approach, many employers have the ability to significantly reduce their employees’ compensation risks and premiums.
Insureds with difficult risk profiles typically experienced the highest increases in pricing and primary attachment points, sometimes in conjunction with coverage restrictions.
Global insurance prices continued to rise in the third quarter of 2012, but showed signs of stabilizing; rates across major lines increased by 0.9% over the second quarter.
Having seen at least one claim of more than US$25 million since 2005, insurance carriers have firmed rates and tightened underwriting standards and engineering requirements.
Though more E&O programs saw increases than decreases at renewal, according to Marsh benchmarking data, it is too soon to say if the increases mark the beginning of a trend.
Rates in the global insurance market generally firmed in the second quarter of 2012, and a clear trend of market firming has been apparent since the third quarter of 2011.