TRIA News

House Committee Approves TRIA Renewal Bill with NARAB Amendment

The House Financial Services Committee today voted to report out a bill to extend the federal terrorism insurance program for another five years. The bill also contains some reforms of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and an insurance producer …

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 …

Mass. Regulator Offers Update on Industry Developments, Boston Bombing Claims

Massachusetts’ top insurance regulator recently spoke about the state of the insurance industry in Massachusetts, with topics ranging from the auto insurance marketplace and the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act to Boston bombing insurance claims. Speaking at the Massachusetts Association …

Risk Managers: Loss of TRIA Would Limit, Possibly End, Terrorism Coverage

A majority of risk professionals believe expiration of the federal terrorism reinsurance program would result in a decrease of affordable terrorism coverage or, even, the total elimination of the coverage, according to a poll by the Risk and Insurance Management …

Brokers Urge Renewal of ‘Essential’ Federal Terrorism Insurance

The federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) is a “model” for public-private cooperation and should be renewed, insurance broker Marsh told lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Peter J. Beshar, executive vice president and general counsel of Marsh & McLennan Companies, testified …

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 …

Industry Told TRIA Won’t Be Renewed Until 2014

The property/casualty insurance industry should not count on Congress reauthorizing the federal terrorism reinsurance program this year or in time for January renewals, according to a key insurance lobbyist working on the issue on Capitol Hill. If Congress agrees to …

Group Applauds New York Assembly for Resolution Urging TRIA Extension

An insurance industry association is applauding the New York Assembly for adopting Resolution K611-2013, urging the New York State Congressional delegation to take action as soon as possible to extend the federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Act. Additionally, the New York …

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 …

TRIA Debate Heats Up with Charge ‘Nervous Nelly’ P/C Insurers Enjoy $7B ‘Subsidy’

A consumer advocacy group says the property/casualty insurance industry has been getting a sweet deal worth about $7 billion as a result of the federal government’s program to help pay terrorism insurance claims after private insurance is exhausted. An industry …