underwriting News

P/C Insurers Focus on Underwriting, Data and Analytics in 2014: EY Report

In the face of continued economic, competitive and regulatory challenges, property/casualty insurers are seizing opportunities to improve underwriting discipline, drive operating efficiencies and leverage data and enhanced analytics to sustain growth and widen their performance advantage, according to EY’s 2014 …

The Underwriting-Claims ‘Disconnect’ In Casualty Insurance: An ERM Issue?

There are good business reasons why claims and underwriting professionals of casualty insurance carriers don’t talk to each other about claim denials, underwriting executives said last week, with one offering enterprise risk management as part of his explanation. “There’s a …

Understanding Experience Modifiers: Can Subrogation Really Affect Premiums?

For many corporate personnel, the concepts of underwriting and experience ratings remain a clouded mystery, yet they directly affect the amount of insurance premiums a company will pay. Even more mysterious though is what effect, if any, subrogation efforts have …

Getting Along: Claims and Underwriting Integration Benefits

As the saying goes, one cannot do without the other. For claims and underwriting functions, these areas tend to remain separate in nature, yet increasing reliant on each other to deliver operational efficiencies. Claims and underwriting will always be separate …

EagleView Technologies Announces Vice President of Underwriting

EagleView Technologies, head-quartered in Bothell, Wash., inventor of 3D aerial roof measurements, announces the addition of Randall Ishikawa as underwriting vice president. Ishikawa will be responsible for the growth of EagleView’s underwriting division which recently introduced the UnderWriter Report, a …

How to Optimize the Value of Inspections

Insurance carriers spend approximately $190 million a year on inspection programs, yet 75 percent of inspections done today offer no immediate value to loss experience or a carrier’s bottom line, according to a claims firm. The problem with inspection efficacy …

Regan James Joins The Insco Dico Group

Glendale, CA, 10/12/11 – Regan James has joined The Insco Dico Group as Vice President, Specialty Underwriting. He will establish a new underwriting unit which will apply tools such as collateral and funds control to support the needs of construction …

Matt Koenig, CPCU Joins the Commercial Lines Team at Atlantic Specialty Lines of VA

Richmond, VA, 6/10/2011 – Atlantic Specialty Lines of VA is excited to announce the hiring of Matt Koenig as a commercial lines underwriter. Matt will be working from his location in NY and will be underwriting business in the NY …

Sherrie A. Chambers, CIC joins the Atlantic Specialty Lines, Inc. Corporate Personal Lines team

Richmond, VA, 6/8/11 – Atlantic Specialty Lines, Inc.Sherrie joins the ASL of FL office and corporate personal lines team bringing strong agency connections and relationships throughout the entire state of Florida. She has over six years as a Personal Lines …

Industry Leaders to Speak at MarketScout’s Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium

Burns and Wilcox, Chartis, Hub, Lloyds of London, Navigators, Pure, QBE and Tower to share Innovations Dallas, TX – May 16, 2011 – The Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium On September 12-14, 2011, MarketScout will host its fifth annual Entrepreneurial Insurance Symposium …