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Risks Ahead: Food Recalls and Nanotechnology

Quick Quiz: What do baby spinach, raw cashew pieces, barbecue sauce, fish batter mix, marzipan, ice cream, packaged salads, dried kiwi and gourmet bread pudding all have in common? These products, and more importantly the businesses which manufacture and distribute …

Contractor’s Professional Mitigation of Damages Coverage

As contractors’ professional liability insurance products continue to develop and evolve in the marketplace, many contractors aren’t aware of a new “first-party” coverage that has become available to them from a growing number of insurers as an optional professional liability …

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Brokers Dealing with Soft Market, ‘Market Fatigue’ in Medical Professional Liability

Are insurance brokers experiencing “market fatigue” in the medical professional liability line of insurance right now? Could be, according to Daniel Nash, senior vice president of Field Operations and Business Development for Ironshore. Even though pricing in the market is …

What Agents Should Know About the Surety Bond Market

As a property/casualty insurance agent, you’re used to focusing on providing your clients with top-quality service and serving as a great resource for all insurance questions they might have. Then suddenly your client throws you a curveball when what they …

Construction Market Keeps Building: Brokers’ Outlook on Current & Future Opportunities

Amid ups and downs, the construction market has seen steady growth over the past four years, and now construction insurance specialists believe the market is set to finally start to heat up. The intense competition has carriers maintaining a market …

How to Avoid D&O Policy Pitfalls – and Declined Claims: Marsh Report

When a directors and officers (D&O) claim is declined, it can be catastrophic for an insured, forcing the company to deal with “the financial costs of a claim or loss entirely on its own,” according to a report published by …

Why Insurance Agencies Can’t Ignore Bad Accounting

Take an industry, say independent insurance agencies, that is supposed to be sales-focused and where principals think accounting is boring. Accounting may be boring but a business owner only ignores it at his or her own peril. Next, add some …

P/C Insurers Continue to See Slow Premium Growth and Rising Loss Ratios

For U.S. property/casualty insurers, net written premium still grew in 2015, but the rate of expansion is slowing, and the industry’s collective combined ratio worsened slightly, according to a new report from ISO and the Property Casualty Insurers Association of …

Carriers Can Still Profit Despite Unpredictable Economy, Berkley Says

Partnership and greater efficiency will help lead the way to continued profitability despite a new level of uncertainty globally, according to Bill Berkley, executive chairman of the W.R. Berkley Corp. and keynote speaker at the American Association of Managing General …

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