Terrorism Risk Insurance Act News

New York Businesses Advised to Check Insurance in Wake of Chelsea Terrorism Bombing

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has identified the incident where a bomb went off from inside a dumpster in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29 people, as an act of terrorism. “I said yesterday I believed it was an act …

U.S. Can’t Seize Manhattan Building Over Iranian Terror Claims: Court

A federal appeals court said on Wednesday the U.S. government cannot seize a midtown Manhattan office tower originally built by the Shah of Iran, whose owners it claimed were fronts for the Iranian government. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of …

How AIG Is Using Cyber Intelligence to Protect Property from Cyber Attacks

A three-hour shutdown of the New York Stock Exchange on the same day that a network failure halted all United Airlines flights in the U.S. had people across the country thinking one thing: cyber-attack. It wasn’t, but the July 8 …

Judge Denies Daughter’s Cuba Damages Claim Under TRIA for Father’s Death

A federal judge who will sentence BNP Paribas SA Friday for violating U.S. sanctions against Sudan, Iran and Cuba on Thursday rejected a Cuban-American woman’s bid for compensation for her father’s death at the hands of the Castro regime. Marilyn …

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 …

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 …

House Passes TRIA Renewal With Higher Government Trigger, Insurers’ Co-Pay

The U.S. House voted Dec. 10 to extend by six years a federal backstop for insurers offering coverage against terrorism, advancing efforts to retain a program created in response to the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. House lawmakers passed the …

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, …