Articles by Mark Hollmer

Hollmer is a veteran business journalist and editor of CarrierManagement.com's daily e-newsletter for the property/casualty insurance industry C-suite. He may be reached at mhollmer@carriermanagement.com.

Cyber Seller Coalition Counters Insurtech Funding Dip, Raises $90 Million for Expansion

Coalition, an insurtech managing general agency focused on cyber insurance and security, disclosed it raised $90 million in new venture financing earlier this year to fuel development of new products and a global expansion. “We are in the fortunate position …

States Will Not Win in Mandating Coronavirus Business Interruption Coverage: S&P

Standard & Poor’s said it does not expect state legislators to succeed in their efforts to retroactively expand business interruption insurance coverage for COVID-19-related losses. The reason: An expectations of fierce insurance industry-fueled legal challenges. “We are taking the initial …

The Hartford Reports Q1 Net Income Drop; Minor Coronavirus Impact Thus Far

The Hartford’s 2020 first-quarter numbers are yet another example of the coronavirus pandemic not yet affecting underwriting results in a major way. But net income took a big hit. First-quarter net income came in at $268 million, or $0.74 per …

S&P Expects States to Lose Bids to Mandate Coronavirus Business Interruption Coverage

Standard & Poor’s said it does not expect state legislators to succeed in their efforts to retroactively expand business interruption insurance coverage for COVID-19-related losses. The reason: An expectations of fierce insurance industry-fueled legal challenges. “We are taking the initial …

How Chubb Is Navigating Coronavirus and Its Impact on Growth

Chubb Chairman and CEO Evan Greenberg insists his global P/C insurer has strong fundamentals, but warned at the same time that the ongoing pandemic crisis will spur unpredictable revenue challenges affecting many lines of coverage. Broadly speaking, the insurer will …

Chubb Reports Q1 Net Income Drop; Sees ‘Meaningful’ Coronavirus Impact Ahead

Chubb said that the coronavirus pandemic’s effects on its bottom line were relatively benign in the 2020 first quarter. But all bets are off for the months ahead. The global property/casualty insurer reported net income of $252 million, or $0.55 …

Analysts See Auto Insurers’ Coronavirus Rebates As a Solid Short-Term Move

Auto insurers have seen something new with the coronavirus pandemic: an historic reduction in driving due to millions of customers staying home and sheltering in place. That change led to carriers issuing between $8 billion and $10.5 billion in customer …

New Argo Group CEO Rehnberg Aims for Transparency and Straight Shooting

Argo Group had been under fire for months over allegations that its board spent excessively on executive compensation when Kevin Rehnberg became interim CEO in November 2019. Three months later, Rehnberg was named as its full-time leader. Less than a …

Chubb Investigating Possible Cyber Attack; Says Network Unaffected

Chubb confirmed that is looking into a possible hack attack, though a spokesperson said the insurance giant’s network appears at this point to be unaffected. “We are currently investigating a computer security incident that may involve unauthorized access to data …

Lemonade Starts Fund to Encourage Socially Positive Use of AI, Data and Technology

Digital insurer Lemonade has established a nonprofit foundation designed to promote the use of AI, data and software to build socially positive products and programs globally. Dubbed The Lemonade Foundation, the organization launches with $20 million in seed funding by …