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P/C Insurance Industry’s 2017 Net Income Dropped 30.3% in 9 Months

The private U.S. property/casualty insurance industry saw its net income after taxes drop to $22.4 billion in nine-months 2017 from $32.1 billion in nine-months 2016—a 30.3 percent decline—and its overall profitability as measured by its annualized rate of return on …

The Move to a Private U.S. Flood Insurance Market

Continued concern with the viability of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has led to growing interest in a private flood insurance market. For the first time last year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) entered into a reinsurance agreement …

Superstorm Sandy’s Impact on Flood Risk Assessment, Mitigation 5 Years Later

It’s been five years since Superstorm Sandy caused widespread devastation to the East Coast, causing an estimated $18.75 billion in insured property losses at the time, according to ISO’s Property Claim Services (PCS). In an interview with Claims Journal, Marc …

After Hurricanes, Focus Turns to Assessing the Effectiveness of Building Code Adoption

As residents and businesses continue to recover after Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, focus is beginning to turn to mitigation. In Florida, where experts say better buildings codes resulted from Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago, analysis will include how improved codes …

Business News: Travelers, ISO, IAIABC

Travelers Completes Acquisition of UK-Based Simply Business The Travelers Companies, Inc.completed its previously announced acquisition of Simply Business, a leading provider of small business insurance policies in the United Kingdom, offering products online on behalf of a broad panel of …

Latest Trends in Professional Liability Claims

Professional liability claims and coverage is evolving, according to Steve Whelan, director of management/professional liability product development for ISO. With increasing cyberattacks, comes coverage for ransomware and even blended coverage with other lines. Among other trends, healthcare claims are expected …

Where There’s Vapor: Electronic Cigarettes and Their Risks

Some may have noticed that many “no smoking” signs now include “no e-cigarettes.” A new trend, e-cigarettes are small devices that often look like conventional cigarettes. But that’s not smoke people are exhaling—it’s vapor. E-cigarettes, also known as “vapes,” have …

Business News: Assurant, ISO, CoreLogic

Assurant Announces $1.36 Billion 2017 Property Catastrophe Reinsurance Program Assurant, Inc., a global provider of risk management solutions, announced it has finalized a $1.36 billion property catastrophe reinsurance program, reducing the company’s financial exposure and enhancing its ability to protect …

P/C Insurance Industry’s Net Income Drops 42.2% in Q1 2017

The private U.S. property/casualty insurance industry saw its net income after taxes drop to $7.7 billion in first-quarter 2017 from $13.4 billion in first-quarter 2016-a 42.2 percent decline-and its overall profitability as measured by its annualized rate of return on …

Business News: Worley Claims Services, Aon, ISO, Workers’ Comp Benchmarking Study

Worley Claims Services Acquires Apex Claims Service of New England Louisiana-based Worley Claims Services, LLC, an insurance claims services provider, announced the acquisition of Apex Claims Service of New England, LLC, a provider of daily and catastrophe commercial and residential …