Articles by Stewart Eisenhart

New AIR Estimation Model Helps Insurers Price Terrorism Risk

In an effort to help property/casualty carriers racing to price and offer terrorism coverage after the passage of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, AIR Worldwide Corporation has introduced a new estimation model, the Terrorism Loss Estimation Model. AIR’s new probabilistic …

New AIR Estimation Model Helps Insurers Price Terrorism Risk

In an effort to help property/casualty carriers racing to price and offer terrorism coverage after the passage of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, AIR Worldwide Corporation has introduced a new estimation model, the Terrorism Loss Estimation Model. AIR’s new probabilistic …

Swiss Re Says Continued Emphasis on Underwriting Essential in ’03

At Swiss Re’s Year-End Economic and Insurance Industry Review 2002 and Outlook 2003, held mid-December 2002 New York, various speakers discussed the precarious situation most of the world’s major economies and insurance markets find themselves in, and identified possible strategies …

Oxley Forecasts Insurance Issues Awaiting the 108th Congress

For more than a year, the issue of federal backstop legislation for terrorism risk has dominated Congress’ attention when it comes to insurance industry issues. Now that the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act has been passed and signed into law, federal …

Carriers Scramble to Comply with Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act finally became law Nov. 26 after more than a year of pitched congressional wrangling, and many insurers are finding themselves with remarkably little time in which to comply with the new law—namely, to resume offering …

Carriers Scramble to Comply with Terrorism Risk Insurance Act

The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act finally became law Nov. 26 after more than a year of pitched congressional wrangling, and many insurers are finding themselves with remarkably little time in which to comply with the new law—namely, to resume offering …

Brother, Could You Spare Some Coverage’ Some Nonprofits Face Shrinking D&O, EPL Capacity

Since the book-cooking scandals that undid Enron, Worldcom and other concerns surfaced in recent months, insurers have ratcheted up their already growing scrutiny of corporate clients, resulting in higher premiums and lower limits for directors and officers (D&O) and professional …

Brother, Could You Spare Some Coverage’ Some Nonprofits Face Shrinking D&O, EPL

Since the book-cooking scandals that undid Enron, Worldcom and other concerns surfaced in recent months, insurers have ratcheted up their already growing scrutiny of corporate clients, resulting in higher premiums and lower limits for directors and officers (D&O) and professional …

AXIS to Buy Aon’s Specialty Underwriting Unit

Following recently-announced plans to exit its specialty insurance underwriting operations, Aon Corporation of Chicago entered an agreement in principle to sell its specialty property and casualty insurance subsidiary, Sheffield Insurance Corporation, to Bermuda reinsurer AXIS Specialty Limited. Subject to regulatory …

ART Solutions on the Rise in Hard Markets

At a recent seminar on the use of alternative risk transfers (ART) in hard markets, “ART Solutions in a Time of Capacity Shortage,” global reinsurer Swiss Re, which hosted the event, noted that more and more of its clients are …