Articles by Rocio L. Orta

Dissecting a claims made policy

You’ve heard the phrase: “If I could predict the future, I would be wealthy.” If our industry truly could do that, underwriting, rating and pricing would become the easiest tasks on the planet. Short of predicting the future, however, underwriters …

Dissecting a claims made policy

You’ve heard the phrase: “If I could predict the future, I would be wealthy.” If our industry truly could do that, underwriting, rating and pricing would become the easiest tasks on the planet. Short of predicting the future, however, underwriters …

Dissecting a claims made policy

Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a three-part series discussing the anatomy of a claims made policy. Parts II and III will be printed in future issues of Insurance Journal’s West region publication. You’ve heard the phrase: “If …

Understanding D&O risks, exposures and insurance options

What do a parent advisory board, parish council, the United Way and local athletic club have in common? They are all nonprofit organizations. Most people serving on the board of such organizations are volunteers who provide their time and efforts …

Understanding D&O risks, exposures and insurance options

What do a parent advisory board, parish council, the United Way and local athletic club have in common? They are all nonprofit organizations. Most people serving on the board of such organizations are volunteers who provide their time and efforts …

Submitting, underwriting and placing lawyers professional liability

Lawyers professional liability belongs with the selected “traditional” professional liability lines, such as physicians, accountants and architects/engineers. While licensure varies by state, the lawyer must pass an examination to be licensed to practice in a particular state, thus becoming a …

Submitting, underwriting and placing lawyers professional liability

Lawyers professional liability, sometimes called legal malpractice, belongs with the selected “traditional” professional liability lines, such as physicians, accountants and architects/ engineers. Lawyers, in particular, are required to have a four-year college degree prior to being accepted in law school. …

Submitting, underwriting and placing lawyers professional liability

Lawyers professional liability, sometimes called legal malpractice, belongs with the selected “traditional” professional liability lines, such as physicians, accountants and architects/ engineers. Lawyers, in particular, are required to have a four-year college degree prior to being accepted in law school. …

Submitting, underwriting and placing lawyers professional liability

Lawyers professional liability, sometimes called legal malpractice, belongs with the selected “traditional” professional liability lines, such as physicians, accountants and architects/engineers. While licensure varies by state, the lawyer must pass an examination to be licensed to practice in a particular …

Submitting, underwriting and placing lawyers professional liability

Lawyers professional liability, sometimes called legal malpractice, belongs with the selected “traditional” professional liability lines, such as physicians, accountants and architects/ engineers. Lawyers, in particular, are required to have a four-year college degree prior to being accepted in law school. …