Terrorism News

Chubb: No Operations or Employees in U.S. Blacklisted Countries

Chubb Corp. has distanced itself from insurance adjusters in Sudan and Syria after a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry into business in nations blacklisted by the U.S. because of terrorism ties. The third-party adjusters who examine marine claims are …

Barker Joins ANV Syndicate 1861 as Political Risk & Violence Underwriter

ANV Holdings BV, the Dutch-headquartered specialty insurance business, announced that Julian Barker has joined its ANV Syndicate 1861 as an underwriter in the political risk & violence team. With more than a decade of experience in political risks from both …

NYPD: Terror Threat More Complex Than Ever

Air strikes in Iraq, ongoing unrest in Syria and the beheadings of two American journalists are casting a long shadow over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. While there is no specific threat against New York ahead of …

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 …

XL Group Assembles Crisis Management Team in U.S.

XL Group has added a crisis management team to provide corporate clients in the U.S. with product recall, war, terrorism and political violence, kidnap, ransom, and extortion insurance. Led by Denise Balan in New York, the new team has underwriters …

Ironshore International Launches Terrorist Coverage for High-Profile Events

Ironshore International has launched an insurance product that responds to the heightened risk exposure associated with high-profile events.  The new product, “SecurEvent,” is a single broad form policy that offers a suite of coverage protection, including broad form contingency, general …

Terrorism & Political Violence Map: Aon Risk Solutions

The continued threat of a terrorist attack or political violence worldwide persists and is not going away anytime soon. Despite 19 countries showing improved terrorism and political violence ratings, according to Aon’s 2013 Terrorism and Political Violence Map, 44 percent …

State Intelligence Report Highlights Threats to Texas

While organized crime is seen as the most significant public safety threat in Texas, drunk driving, natural disasters, terrorism, industrial accidents and cyber security also are among the major threats that keep lawmakers up at night. The Department of Public …

Kansas Ranked At Bottom For Health, Disaster Prep

A national survey ranks Kansas at the bottom among states in being prepared for public health emergencies, terrorism incidents and natural disasters. But state officials took issue Wednesday with the latest, annual “Ready or Not?” report from the nonpartisan Trust …

Cooper Gay Launches Terrorism & Political Risk Crisis Management Service

London-based Cooper Gay & Co. announced that the independent insurance and reinsurance intermediary is “offering a free crisis management and business continuity consultation to its Terrorism & Political Risks policy holders on a worldwide basis. “The service is being made …