Articles by Stephanie K. Jones

Study Looks at Options to Depopulate Texas Coastal Wind Insurer

Loss exposure for Texas’ wind and hail insurer of last resort along the coast increased by around 319 percent between 2005 and 2012 – from $23.26 billion to $74.17 billion, and its policy count grew by approximately 243 percent – …

Scottsdale’s Miller: E&S Market Stable with Moderate Growth in 2013

The excess and surplus lines insurance industry was in a good place last year, characterized by a stable market and moderate growth, according to one executive who is bullish on the sector. “I think the E&S market is the market …

Study Looks at Options to Depopulate Texas Coastal Wind Insurer

Loss exposure for Texas’ wind and hail insurer of last resort along the coast increased by around 319 percent between 2005 and 2012 – from $23.26 billion to $74.17 billion, and its policy count grew by approximately 243 percent – …

Super Bowl Madness: Insuring Kick-Offs, Touchdowns and More

When it comes to contests, promotions and prizes, the Super Bowl hasn’t always been kind to Dallas-based SCA Promotions. Over the past decade, the prize/promotion insurer has paid out more years than not on contests related to football’s greatest game. …

Case Before Ohio Court May Impact Future Coverage for Fracking Liability

The oil drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been blamed – rightly or wrongly – for various hazards ranging from earthquakes to water pollution. While the technique has generated a lot of media attention, so far there …

TWIA Panel Studying Methods to Assess Wind/Water Property Loss

A panel studying methods to assess property loss incurred as a result of wind versus water forces along the Texas coast expects to have the first of four study components ready for consideration in February. The mission of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association …

Surplus Lines in 2013: A Stable Market with Moderate Growth

The Trend Is Expected to Continue The excess and surplus lines insurance industry was in a good place last year, characterized by a stable market and moderate growth, according to one executive who is bullish on the sector. “I think …

Case Before Ohio Court May Impact Future Coverage for Fracking Liability

The oil drilling technique known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has been blamed – rightly or wrongly – for various hazards ranging from earthquakes to water pollution. While the technique has generated a lot of media attention, so far there …

Portrait of an Employee Fraudster

Fraud Schemes Depend on Opportunity, Incentive, Rationalization It may come as a surprise to some that the typical fraudster in the workplace is not the bad-attitude ne’er-do-well that slinks off into the corner when faced with new responsibilities and additional …

Portrait of an Employee Fraudster

Schemes Depend on Opportunity, Incentive, Rationalization It may come as a surprise to some that the typical fraudster in the workplace is not the bad-attitude ne’er-do-well that slinks off into the corner when faced with new responsibilities and additional tasks. …