Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act News

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 …

House Releases Terrorism Insurance Bill But Senate Uncertain

House leaders released a proposed six-year extension of a federal program to insure property against the risk of terrorism, including a Republican proposal to revise a bank regulatory law. The measure will be brought to the the House floor tomorrow, …

I.I.I.: 13 Years After 9/11, Threat of Terrorist Attack Remains Real

The Insurance Information Institute said this week that the threat of terrorist attack remains real and that the 13-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attack is a reminder of the urgent need for federal lawmakers to reauthorize the terrorism …

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 …

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 …

Private Market Will Dry Up If Federal Terrorism Insurance Not Renewed: Aon

Research by Aon shows that more than 85 percent of insurers will no longer insure terror risk if the federal backstop goes away. The brokerage firm revealed the conclusion based on its “market intelligence” in a written comment to the …

Business Frets at Terrorism Tag of Marathon Attack

President Barack Obama’s declaration that the Boston Marathon bombings were an act of terrorism could make it difficult for many affected businesses to be reimbursed for losses resulting from the explosions. Federal law enacted after the 9/11 terrorist attacks requires …