Insurance

Insurers’ 2011 Objectives

Insurers’ 2011 Objectives

Three main initiatives will dominate the investment objectives for carriers this year.

 
Buying Political Risk Insurance

Buying Political Risk Insurance

When regimes fall, major business disruption results. Enter political risk insurance.

 
Insurance for Hydrofracking

Insurance for Hydrofracking

Insurance policies that may apply to the perils of hydrofracking.

 
The Risks of Hydrofracking

The Risks of Hydrofracking

A natural gas drilling method has become increasingly popular. But critics say it carries significant environmental risks.

 
Does Your Self-Insured Program Need a Tune-Up?

Does Your Self-Insured Program Need a Tune-Up?

Many insurance professionals believe the next hard market may be lurking right around the corner. Is your self-insurance program ready?

 
Avoiding Coverage Gaps from Professional Services

Avoiding Coverage Gaps from Professional Services

CGL and professional liability policies do not always converge, leaving coverage gaps and unwanted surprises.

 
United States Ill-Prepared for Quakes, Floods

United States Ill-Prepared for Quakes, Floods

No one is buying disaster insurance.

 
Understanding Time-Sensitive Provisions

Understanding Time-Sensitive Provisions

The fine print of an insurance policy could contain conditions that could hurt your claim.

 
Building the Right Relationship

Building the Right Relationship

In the construction industry, the right insurance partner is critical.

 
Help Wanted in the Insurance Industry

Help Wanted in the Insurance Industry

The insurance industry is one of the few hiring.

 
Fight Risk: The Complex World of Aircraft Products Liability

Fight Risk: The Complex World of Aircraft Products Liability

Risk exposure in the aviation arena is difficult to assess, and determining insurance coverage for an accident can be daunting.

 
Price Cuts Near Breaking Point

Price Cuts Near Breaking Point

The catastrophe insurance market is so well capitalized that it would take a major loss event to spur a dramatic change in soft market conditions.

 
The Property/Casualty Market in 2011

The Property/Casualty Market in 2011

Rates remain favorable for insurance buyers. So enjoy the soft market now—before it disappears.

 
From Trash to Cash

From Trash to Cash

If you bought general liability coverage before 1985, you may be able to sell back your policy.

 
Lessons from the Great Fire of 1906

Lessons from the Great Fire of 1906

More than a century ago, the flames in San Francisco were extinguished. But the coverage debate raged on.