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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 …

Mass. Regulator on Boston Bombing Claims, TRIA Reauthorization Effort

Massachusetts Division of Insurance’s last data call showed that the vast majority of insurance claims stemming from the Boston marathon bombing tragedy have been resolved. The data also revealed that among the 160 commercial property and business interruption claims made …

Boston Marathon Attacks Convinced Smaller, Midsized Firms to Buy Terror Insurance

For landlord Peter Zagorianakos, terrorism insurance wasn’t a necessity until the bombs went off last April at the Boston Marathon and revealed a frightening pattern. Two buildings he owns stand within a half-mile (0.8 kilometer) of the race’s finish line …

N.Y. Sen.: TRIA Renewal Vital for Economic Development in Cities Across Country

The U.S. Senate is close to extending an insurance program Sen. Charles Schumer said is vital to New York’s post-9/11 resurgence and economic development in cities across the country. Schumer, D-N.Y., introduced a bill on April 10 that would extend …

Senators Announce Bipartisan Bill to Reauthorize Terrorism Insurance

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators has agreed on legislation to extend the government’s financial backstop of terrorism insurance for seven years. The legislation would raise private insurers’ co-payments to 20 percent from 15 percent. “In the long shadow of …