Articles by Amy O' Connor

O'Connor is associate editor of MyNewMarkets.com.

Will Wind/Hail Cosmetic Damage Exclusion Endorsements Become the Norm?

Cosmetic damage from wind and hail to homeowner and commercial properties may no longer be covered if insurers opt to use new endorsements, one for homeowners and another for commercial roofs, that are becoming available. The two organizations that standardize …

Theft & Vandalism Claims Have Carriers on Edge in Vacant Property Segment

Insurers are restricting the availability of theft and vandalism coverage in the vacant property insurance market, where there is still plenty of available business. Vacant property provided a boost for some insurers looking for additional income to pad their books …

F.I.D.O. Brings Dog Bite Liability Coverage to Florida: More States Coming

When commercial lines agent and dog owner Debbie Turner began to look into help for her difficult dog back in 2000, she had no idea that her journey would end up leading to a new personal lines insurance option. Now, …

Court Orders Rehabilitation for Home Value Insurance Co.

Home Value Insurance Co. was ordered into rehabilitation by an Ohio court on Aug. 31, 2012, and has been prohibited from selling insurance in the state due to its failure to maintain minimum capital and surplus. The insurer, which originally …