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Connecticut Gov. Malloy Lauds Congressional Passage of TRIA

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy issued a statement praising the Congressional approval for a six-year extension of the federal government’s Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). “This reauthorization was essential and restores much-needed certainty to the insurance industry here in the …

New York Regulator Surveying Insurers on TRIA Risk

New York’s Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin Lawsky has directed insurers that are licensed to write commercial property or liability business lines in the state to submit information on how they are responding to Congress’ failure so far to reauthorize the …

Conn. Regulator: TRIA Renewal Must Be a Top Priority for New Congress

Connecticut’s deputy insurance commissioner sent a letter to the state’s Congressional delegates last week, asking that the delegation impress upon its leadership in the House and Senate the urgency with which the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) must be reauthorized …

Businesses Push for Terrorism Insurance Vote When Congress Returns

Lobbyists for insurers, real estate financiers and businesses launched into action last week to urge quick renewal of a terrorism insurance program in 2015 after U.S. lawmakers left it to expire at the end of this year. Industry officials said …

With TRIA Renewal Efforts Killed, Some Predict Market Chaos

Property/casualty insurance industry groups, business associations and observers alike were quick to condemn the death of TRIA renewal for 2014. Without federal terrorism reinsurance in place for 2015, they predicted canceled coverage, market chaos and more unless the measure can …

Senate Fails to Renew Terrorism Insurance

A U.S. program that backstops insurance companies’ losses from acts of terrorism is set to end after the Senate didn’t extend it. Efforts to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act for six years fell apart after Senator Tom Coburn, an …

How Carriers Are Handling Property Cat Renewals, Terrorism, Ebola: NAPCO

Property/catastrophe insurers have been focused on winning new business, which means new customers are seeing bigger price cuts, according to a market report from a wholesale broker specializing in catastrophe risk placements. NAPCO’s Fall 2014 State of the Market report …

Treasury Hasn’t Determined Boston Bombing Was ‘Act of Terrorism’ Under TRIA

A U.S. Treasury Department spokesperson last week provided a statement to Boston news outlets that said “The Secretary has not determined that there has been an ‘act of terrorism’ under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act” for the April 15, 2013, …

Stakes for P/C Insurers ‘High’ If Congress Shifts TRIA Burden: Moody’s

If Congress acts to extend the federal government backstop for terrorism insurance, the new version will likely impose higher deductibles and risk retentions on U.S. property/casualty insurers, says Moody’s Investors Service in a new report. In its report, “Debate on …

Hiscox Increases U.S. Terrorism Insurance Capacity to $200 Million

Hiscox has increased capacity to $200 million for U.S. domiciled terrorism risks. The additional capacity addresses the increased demand for standalone terrorism coverage caused by the upcoming expiration of the U.S. government terrorism insurance backstop offered by the Terrorism Risk …