Robert Hartwig News

Interview: Public Affairs ‘Ironman’ Kevelighan Takes Helm at I.I.I.

Committing to a few extreme physical fitness events every year keeps Sean Kevelighan honest. “That, for me, is the incentive to insure that I keep my training going. It’s really good for your health, obviously, mental health and physical health,” …

Schwarzenegger Discusses Risk at California Insurance Forum

It turns out characters like Conan the Barbarian, the cyborg from Terminator and Dutch the protagonist in the original “Predator” movie, know a thing or two about risk. Definitely the actor who portrayed them does. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Monday …

Schwarzenegger, Hartwig to Headline May Southern California Symposium

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger will headline an event next month at a Southern California university to benefit insurance students. Schwarzenegger will be joined by Robert Hartwig, an economist and president of the Insurance Information Institute, who could be making …

Hartwig’s 2014 Big on Post-Crisis Economy, Yellen Swellin’, Hyperdata

This is probably the 20th year ahead-yearend outlook story I’ve written over the years. They’re usually fun, and experts who comment for them can be way off, far out or spot on. Looking forward is good, and looking back is …

Confie Eyes More Expansion, Push Into Standard Lines

In the coming year Confie Seguros plans to up its buying spree and expand into standard personal and small commercial lines, while broadening its demographic from being primarily Hispanic focused, the president of the Buena Park, Calif.-based insurance agency said …

Controversy Over Hurricane Deductibles May Just Be Beginning

When the National Hurricane Center declared Sandy a “post-tropical storm” just before it made landfall, a lot of homeowners across New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and Maryland may have saved a lot of money. The governors of these states have …

P/C Industry Disputes Consumer Group’s Claims It’s Avoiding Risk

Traditionally risk-takers, property/casualty insurance companies have become more like risk-avoiders when it comes to weather-related claims, leaving consumers and taxpayers to pay much higher costs, according to a new report by a national consumer group. The report by the Consumer …

Is the World a Riskier Place? Insurance Industry’s Hartwig Answers

“Is the world becoming a riskier place?” That was the question posed by Insurance Information Institute President and Chief Economist Robert Hartwig during his talk at the annual Professional Liability Underwriting Society Conference in San Diego on Wednesday, which drew …