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2006 Excess, Surplus and Specialty Markets Directory, Vol. I

Insurance Journal South Central
July 24, 2006
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Inside This Issue

PRIMARY COVERAGE

Industry execs want 'adequate rate for the risk'

La. insurers ordered to extend hurricane claims period

Wind stays in 'wind vs. water' case, judge says

Vesta and subsidiaries to be liquidated

Safeco selling products the way consumers want to buy

Bid deadline for Texas verification system looms

The virtual, global economy humbles insurance leaders

Stock option timing scandal to be felt in D&O insurance

Companies linked to controversy may see rates spike at renewal

Agency compensation based on organic growth

Survey shows firms looking outside of industry for sales talent

Big 'I' exec says federal charter is a 'recipe for disaster'

Outcome to play a big role in the future of independent agencies

P/C industry posts record 1Q profits

Net gain on underwriting rose nearly 21 percent

MARKET FEATURES

Excess flood market steps up where NFIP drops off

Protecting residential construction risks with OCIPs

Agribusiness: Fraud found on the farm

Katrina threatened to paint a dark picture for art insurer

Proactive measures helped New Orleans museum survive

Regulators may scrap full collateral requirements

Change could prompt 'alien' reinsurers to write more U.S. business

Keeping afloat with flood insurance resources

FloodSmart.gov provides easy way for agents to stay up-to-date

SPECIAL REPORT:

National Directory of Excess, Surplus & Specialty Markets, Vol. 2

Maximizing your agency's Web site

Still talking - drivers ignore cell phone risks

Former FEMA director promotes disaster mediation

Witt says governments need to work with insurers before something bad happens

LRA goes after unpaid claims

Louisiana agency hopes to avoid subsidizing insurers

IDEA EXCHANGE

Carrier Watch

Strong earnings keep insurers' stock prices stable

Growing Your Property Casualty Agency

Getting your commercial producers to prospect

International Commentary

Insurance and the World Trade Organization Negotiations

Pay attention to good customers, not bad ones

Manage cycles with quality relationships

Coastal communities only halfway ready for a big storm

Fireman's Fund CEO: Optional federal charter is needed

Fitzhugh honored for 60 years of conference attendance

Closing Quote: Why surplus lines reform makes sense

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