Terrorism Risk Insurance Act News

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, …

3 Reasons Congress Should Renew TRIA

U.S. insurance markets, like the rest of the nation, were caught off guard by the Sept.11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Loss of life and property led to an estimated $32.5 billion dollars in insured losses – $43 billion in 2013 dollars …

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 …

California Coalition Urges Legislature to Call for TRIA Extension

A coalition of tourism entities, commercial property owners and insurers are calling on state legislators to support a resolution urging Congress to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. AJR 34, authored by Assemblyman Ken Cooley, D-Rancho Cordova, will be heard …