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Insurance Fraud Sting, 2000 Market Share For Insurers in Texas, 2001 Market Share For Insurers in Texas, 2006: a big year for P&C buyers and sellers of all shapes and sizes, 2006: Agents fight to keep their pay and insurers wise up to the future, 2006: Mother Nature and political deals made 2006 an unsettling year, 2008: Busy Year for Mergers, Big and Small, 2009 P/C Insurance Mergers, Acquisitions Large and Small, 3 Insurers Bid for West Virginia’s Workers’ Compensation Business, 3 More Execs Plead Guilty in Ongoing Spitzer Insurance Brokerage Probe, 8 Conn. trucker, insurer at odds over certificate, 8 Pa. court rebuffs Republicans on, 8 Poe/Southern Family changes its Florida underwriting, 8 Texas commissioner allows windstorm rate hike, 8 INSURERS FEEL FIRE RISKS, A closer look at tricky coverage issues, A closer look at tricky coverage issues, A lot can happen in the auto dealers’ insurance market, A lot can happen in the auto dealers’ insurance market, A Rare California Policy Success Trying to Survive, A World of Opportunity Exists Under the Umbrella Market, A.M. Best Affirms A+ (Superior) Rating of PartnerRe Group, A.M. Best Affirms Financial Strength and Debt Ratings for Farmers Insurance Group, A.M. Best Affirms Zurich Financial Services ‘A’ (Excellent) Ratings, A.M. Best Assigns ‘A- (Excellent)’ Rating to Endurance Specialty, A.M. Best Places Zurich Specialties London Ltd. Under Review; Negative Implications, A.M. Best Reviewing Zurich’s Reinsurance Operations, A.M. Best, SP Affirm Ratings on ZFS, AAIS Promotes Guevara, Luecke, ACE Announces Executive Appointments at AOG Division, ACE Announces Preliminary Q3 Earnings; $1.5 Billion Capital Loss, ACE Appoints Rebellato Sr. VP, ACE Completes Acquisition of Rain and Hail Insurance Service, ACE Estimates Gustav, Ike Losses at Around $315 Million, ACE Expands Glasgow Office, ACE Global Markets Makes Trade Credit Appointments, ACE Group Appoints Six New Global Client Executives, ACE Launches Swiss Company, ACE Limited Now a Swiss Firm; Redomesticates from Cayman Islands, ACE Names Keogh Vice Chairman, ACE Posts $755 Million Q1 Net; Operating Income of $579 Million, ACE Q1 Net Income up 50% to $567 Million; Operating Income $669 Million, ACE Q2 Net Drops, But Beats Analysts Expectations, ACE Tempest Re Names Mann Sr. Underwriter for Structured Risks, ACE Tempest Re Names Roberts Managing Director for International, ACE Tempest Re to Underwrite in China through Lloyd’s Re, ACE to ‘Re-Domesticate’ Cayman Incorporation to Switzerland, ACE to Pay $9 Million in Pennsylvania to Settle Bid-Rigging Allegations, ACE UK Puts Davidson in Charge of D&O, Employment Liability Business, ACE USA Appoints N.Y.-Based Mayer to Senior VP Post to Lead Construction Practice, ACE USA Appoints New VP Head of Emerging Issues, ACE USA Restructures Retail Operations with Kinsella, Church, Stoer, Acordia Uses CoverageConnect Technology to Connect with AIG, ACT Releases Comprehensive Technology Study, Advice for firms considering a captive, Aeschbacher Joins Endurance-Asia, Afsharnik Joins Wachovia Executive Liability Practice in N.Y., Agents Have Options to Profit as Cycles Turn, Agents Seek Delay in Approval of Zurich Compensation Settlement, Agents Take Aim at Zurich Compensation, Disclosure Settlement, Agents take aim at Zurich compensation, disclosure settlement, Agents, Brokers Encourage Calif. Supreme Court to De-Publish Opinion, Agents, brokers want Calif. court to depublish opinion, AgentSecure Acquires Exclusive Endorsement of Two-Thirds of State IIABA Affiliates for Small Commercial Program, AgentSecure Picks up Endorsements from 7, AgentSecure.com Exceeds First Quarter Goals, AGENTSECURE.COM LAUNCHES, AgentSecure.com Launches, Provides Access to CNA, The Hartford, Zurich, Agreement Reached on Holocaust Settlement Figures, AGs File Motion Against Agents’ Amicus Opposing Zurich Settlements, AIA Names Former Montana Gov. Marc Racicot as President, AIA Warns Established Commercial Contract Language is at Risk, AIG Finalizes Sale of U.S. Personal Auto Insurance Units to Farmers, AIG Loses Reinsurance Executive to Greenberg’s Starr Company, AIG May Sell U.S. Auto Unit to Zurich, AIG Member Companies Complete Placement of Aviation War Risk and Hijacking Liability Coverage Octob, AIG Mulls Further Government Stakes As Auction Deadline Looms, AIG Reports $4.35 Billion Q1 Loss, AIG to Pay Record $9.1M Settlement to Pennsylvania Regulators, AIG Woes Offer Double Benefit for Insurance Rivals, AIG, Eureko Ally To Offer Multinational Employee Benefits, AIG, Marsh Execs Plead Guilty in Spitzer Probe, Bringing Total Pleas to 9; AIG Offers Response, AIG’s Greenberg, Lloyd’s Riley Meet for Talks, Alliant Names Georgia-Based VP, Allianz Makes Deal to Purchase Dresdner Bank for $20.5 Billion, Allianz Offers Airlines $2 Billion Terror Cover Program, Allianz P/C Profit Down, Combined Ratio Up for Q2, Allianz Plans European Terrorist Coverage Unit, Allianz Unveils Revamped Global Marine Unit, Allianz, Partners Close Terror Insurer for Lack of Business, Alternative Markets Offer a Variety of Risk Management Options, American Claims Management Announces New Business Relationship with Zurich, American Collectors Insurance Names Three VPs, American Institute for CPCU Names Holm Midwest Marketing Director, American Safety Launches Professional Liability Product, Amore to Retire from Zurich, Amore to Serve as AIA 2005-06 Board Chairman, An assault on compensation agreements, An assault on compensation agreements, Analysts Say Zurich in Good Shape Despite Writedown, ANCHORS AWAY: The Coast (Except Southeast) Is Clear For Marine Insurance, Another Marsh Exec Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging in Spitzer Probe, Another Soft Market Creates a Hard Reality, Aon Benfield Broadens Academic, Industry Research Collaboration, Aon Complaint Memos Reveal Personal Lines Arrangements, Aon Complaint Memos Reveal Personal Lines Arrangements, Aon Construction Services Group Names Reutter Senior Vice President, Aon Liquidates Endurance Investment, Aon Places California Earthquake Catastrophe Bond, Aon Says Failures May Increase Premiums for Space Vehicles, Aon Sells 9.8 Million Shares in Endurance, Aon, Zurich Target Technology Risks for Middle Market Firms, Aon, Zurich to Sponsor New Bermuda Insurer, Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Times-Picayune in Excess Insurance Case, ARAG Names Fishman CEO, President, Arch Capital Plans $300 Million Debt Offering; Insurance Unit Appoints McClintock Chief Info Officer, Arch Insurance Group to Attend Target Markets Summit, Arch Names Lesley Andrea Heath Harding as London Sr. Exec, Arch Receives Approval for New Lloyd’s Syndicate, Arch Reinsurance Opens Zurich Branch, Are Fine Arts Floaters A Silver Lining in the Insurance Market Cloud’, Are Fine Arts Floaters A Silver Lining in the Insurance Market Cloud’, Are Fine Arts Floaters A Silver Lining in the Insurance Market Cloud’, Are High-Flying Hospitality Markets Headed for a Free-Fall’, Are Insurers Really Asking the Government for Help’, Are Insurers Really Asking the Government for Help’, Argo Group Forms Casualty & Professional Risks Division, Ariel Acquiring Zurich’s Valiant for Launch of U.S. Specialty Carrier, Ariel Re Granted Brazil License, Ariel Re Opens Zurich Office, Armed Robbers Steal $100 Million of Art Work from Zurich Museum, Armer Elected President of Central Oklahoma Chapter of CPCU Society, Arrowhead® Announces Its New Professional Liability Division, ART Assigned Rating, Artisan Contractor, As Chinese Insurers Prepare for WTO, More Insurers Seek to Enter the Market, ASI, Zurich, AIG, Aspen Posts $489 Million FY Net; Q4 $135 Million; Conference Call Today, Aspen Re Expands European Operations with Zurich Office, Associations educate agents, Associations Oppose Eliminating Contingent Commissions, Associations oppose eliminating contingent commissions, Assurex Global Adds New Partners in Europe and Pacific Rim, Assurex Global Re Forms Cell for Risk Management Needs for Construction Clients, At last, World Trade Center rebuilding ready to begin, At last, World Trade Center rebuilding ready to begin, Attorneys: Summary Judgment in Texas Work Comp Case Sets Precedent, Austin-Based Central Texas Agency Alliance Adds Two Master Territories, Australia’s AMP May Shed GIO, Auto Insurers Agree to Hawaii Fines, AUTO INSURERS AGREE TO HAWAII FINES, Auto Insurers Seek to Attract Latinos, Auto Insurers Seek to Attract Latinos, AXA Art Offers Security Checks after Swiss Theft, Axa Contacted by N.Y. AG, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Over MBIA Transactions, AXIS Capital Makes Appointments at AXIS Re Europe, Axis Forms Design Professionals, Environmental Liability Unit, Baca Joins WIAA Insurance Services, Bailey Named Willis North America CEO, Succeeding Exiting Vitale, Barometer Shows Premiums on the Decline for Contractors Market, Barriers to Prosecution of Fraud Cases Include Finding an Effective Prosecutor, Battle Shaping Up For Norway’s Storebrand, Bauman Joins Zurich to Lead Captive Strategy Unit, Beale Joins Zurich as Merger/Acquisition-Transformation Management Head, Beale, Kerner Take on New Positions at Zurich, Beecher Carlson Appoints Kearns as SVP, National Energy Practice, Benfield Greig-E.W. Blanch To Create Third Largest Reinsurance Broker, Benfield Greig-E.W. Blanch to Create Third Largest Global Re Broker, Bermuda Insurers on a Roll – As Good as It Gets’, Bermuda Q1 Earnings Recap: ACE, XL, Validus, RenRe, Endurance, Aspen, Montpelier Re, Bermuda Tax Proposals: ‘Closing a Loophole’ or ‘ Pork Barrel Polics”, Best Affirms ‘A’ Financial Strength Rating of Converium and Subsidiaries, Best Affirms ‘A’ (Excellent) Rating for Zurich Financial, Best Affirms ACE and Subs Ratings; Outlook on Debt Changed to Positive, Best Affirms ACE Limited and Subsidiaries ‘A+’ Ratings, Best Affirms Amlin AG’s ‘A’ Ratings, Best Affirms Converium’s U.S. Subs ‘Fair’ Ratings, Best Affirms FSR for Sirius, Best Affirms Ratings of Farmers Insurance Group and Members, Best Affirms Ratings of Swiss Re America Group, Best Affirms Transatlantic Holdings and Subs ‘A’ Ratings of, Best Affirms Transatlantic Subs ‘A++’ Rating, Best Affirms Transatlantic’s ‘A’ Ratings, Best Affirms Zurich Ratings; Revises Outlook to Stable, Best Affirms Zurich Specialties ‘A’ Rating; Assigns Stable Outlook, Best Affirms Zurich Specialties London ‘A’ Rating, Best Affirms Zurich’s ‘A’ Ratings, Best Affirms Zurich’s ‘A’ Ratings, Best Analyzes UK P/C Market; Will They Manage the Cycle?, Best Announces Rating Actions on Converium, Best Announces Various Rating Actions on Zurich, Best Assigns FSR for Malayan Insurance Co. Inc., Best Comments on Universal Underwriters Group; Downgrades UULIC Rating, Best Comments on Zurich Sale of Turegum Insurance, Best Downgrades Bermuda’s Centre Solutions Rating, Best Downgrades Converium AG, Best Downgrades Converium North America Financial Strength Rating, Best Downgrades Issuer Credit Ratings of Transatlantic; Ratings Placed Under Review with Negative Implications, Best Downgrades Ratings of Centre Solutions, Best Downgrades Transatlantic Companies to ‘A+’; Revises Outlook to Stable, Best Downgrades Zurich Specialties; Outlook Negative, Best Notes Zurich 1st Half Results, Best Places Zurich’s London Unit Under Review, Best Revises Transatlantic Outlook to Stable; Affirms ‘A’ Ratings, Best Revises Zurich Outlook to ‘Positive,’ Affirms ‘A’ Ratings, Best Sees No Change in Zurich Ratings, Best Sees No Change in Zurich’s Ratings, Best Sees No Ratings Changes for 9 World Trade Center Verdict Insurers, Best Upgrades Rating of Endurance Specialty to ‘A’, Best Upgrades Ratings of Zurich’s U.S. Subsidiaries to ‘A+’, Best Upgrades Zurich’s Ratings to ‘A+’, Best: No Change in Zurich’s Ratings Following Q1 Results, Bico to Head Zurich’s Portugal Operation, Big ‘I’ Agents Join Court Fight Against Zurich Compensation Pact, Big ‘I’ Bob Rusbuldt is on the job, Big ‘I’ Katrina Relief Fund Donations Top $400,000, Big ‘I’ Refutes State Attorneys General on Zurich Settlement, Big I’s Rusbuldt Blasts Compensation Settlements, Raises Bar on Agent Market Share in IJ Magazine, BISYS Acquires Atlanta-Based Truckwriters From Zurich Programs, Black Friday, Cyber Monday: Holiday Shopping Rush Brings Risks, Blueprint for Contractors Liability: Building the case for contractors … and underwriters, Bogardus Named 2006 IMCA Golden Torch Award Recipient, Bonus round, Bonus round, Bonus round, Bonus round, Bonus round, Bonus round, BOP Market Expands Profits and Proves Itself ‘Internet Friendly’, BOP Market Expands Profits and Proves Itself ‘Internet Friendly’, BOP Program, BOPs deliver more now than in the old days, BOPs deliver more now than in the old days, BOPs, The Small Business Shield, BOPs, The Small Business Shield, Born as Kemper Life, Then Zurich Life, Then OneLife, Now…Chase Insurance under J.P. Morgan, Bowring Marsh Formed to Handle Specialist International P/C Placements, Bowring Marsh Opens New Office in Hong Kong, Bowring Marsh Opens Tokyo Office, BPG: Industry Can Reduce Costs by as Much as 30% in Implementing Business Process Automation Technology, BRIEFLY NOTED: EQECAT; Skandia; Zurich/Generali; Endurance Specialty, Broadspire Acquires TPA Assets, Broadspire Selling Risk and Safety Division to Bureau Veritas, Brown & Riding Opens Office in Woodland Hills, Brunner to Head Zurich North American Specialty Casualty Group, Buberl Named Zurich Swiss CEO, Building Program Muscle, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Business Moves, Buyout of Universal Underwriters Insurance Canceled;Customers to Receive Large Refunds, By Charles E. Boyle, By Donald J. Hurzeler, By Donald J. Hurzeler, By Donald J. Hurzeler, By Donald J. Hurzeler, C.V. Starr Opens Paris Office; Sets Europe Expansion Plans, CA Insurers Turn Out in Record Number to Help Nonprofits, CA Insurers Turn Out in Record Number to Help Nonprofits, CAA Adds Benton-Luttrell-Brown, Cal-Surance among Agencies Noted for Performance, CAL-SURANCE AMONG AGENCIES NOTED FOR PERFORMANCE, Caliber Collision Centers Makes Inc 500 Again, Calif. “Insider” Conspirators Arrested, Calif. Court Says Broker Owes Duty of Care to Third Party, Calif. Insurance Council Raises $540K for City of Hope, Calif. permanent disability cuts ruled invalid, Calif. Workers’ Comp Permanent Disability Cuts Ruled Not Legal, California Court Allows Policyholders To Question Farmers’ Fees, California Lawmaker Wants More Green Insurance Products, California Motorcycle Dealers Endorse Zurich Commercial, California Workers Compensation Institute Elects 2010 Board, California Workers’ Comp Insurers to Raise Rates, California Workers’ Comp Premium Down Nearly 10%, California Workers’ Compensation Insurers File for Rate Increases, Campbell Joins Maverick Surplus Lines as Marketing/Sales Director, Canadian Regulators Approve ING, Zurich Alliance, Canter Predicts State, Federal Regulation to Detrimentally Affect Industry, Canter Says State, Federal Regs Are Detrimental, Capstone Insurance Opens Doors in Boston, Car Dealers in the Storm, Car Dealers in the Storm: Dealers Left Standing Will Be Stronger, Leaner, Carrier CEO Panel to Present at Target Markets Summit, Carriers’ Marketing to Latinos is Good but Could be Better, Say Agents, Carve diem: The 2006 Peak Performance Ski Conference, CAS Spring Meeting Predicts Hard Markets to Continue, Case Law Watch, Case Law Watch, Cat Bond Sales Seen Slowing, Catlin Appoints Weber as Group Treasurer, Catlin Appoints Zingg Group Chief Investment Officer, Catlin Group Opens Rome Office, Catlin Re Switzerland Expands Underwriting Staff, Catlin Re Switzerland Receives Approval from Swiss Regulators, Catlin to Establish Offices in Paris, Barcelona, Zurich and Innsbruck, Catlin to Establish Swiss Reinsurer, Catlin US Names Presperin CFO, Caught After Years of Wrongdoing, Causer Named SVP of Zurich Global Unit, CDI Investigation Leads to Empty Coffin, Central Oklahoma Chapter of CPCU Society Installs New Officers, Changes at Global Aerospace – Aviva Exits, R&SA Decreases and Converium Ups Stake, Chessher Appointed CFO at Aon Limited and ARS UK, Chicago Board of Underwriters to Host 154th Annual Luncheon Meeting, Chicago Brown & Sons Name National Accounts Risk Specialist, Chicago Brown & Sons Names Vice President, Brokerage Operations, Chicago Fort Dearborn Adds New International Sales Manager, China Wakes Up as the World Watches, Chubb, National Grange, N.Y. Central Mutual and Sterling Top Performers in PIANY Annual Survey, Chubb, NLC and Progressive Top PIACT Company Survey, CIBGNY’s Annual Golf Open a Success, Boasts High Attendance, CII Conference to Focus on FSA Claims Regulations, Cindy Downs, Citi to Acquire BISYS for $1.47 Billion; Crump to Get Insurance Group, Citigroup Set To Acquire Majority Interest In Polish Bank, CLAIM FROM 9-11 OPPOSED:, Claims Flowing in Following Pacific Northwest Rains, Floods, Clarifying ‘Election of Remedies’ in Workers’ Comp Claims, CNA Adds Wehrkamp as Commercial Underwriting Officer in Kansas City, CNA Appoints New Commercial Underwriting Officers, CNA Appoints Rutkowski Senior Vice President, Commercial, CNA Gives Restructuring Details, CNA Names Grieco Underwriting VP for Small Business, Combined Specialty Group Makes Appointments to P&C Staff, Commentary: Newton’s Third Law, Commentary: Newton’s Third Law, Commissioner Low to Address Annual ITC Forum, Communication is Key When Managing Program Contracts, Community Financial Insurance Adds Credo as Senior VP, Comp Administrator First Cardinal Adds Staff at N.Y. Headquarters, Competitors Offer to Fill the Gaps, ConfirmNet Welcomes New CEO, Conn. agents could face fight on contingent pay, Conn. agents could face fight on contingent pay, Conn. Agents Rate Insurers; NLC, Chubb, Progressive, Peerless, Middlesex Among Leaders, Conn. Agents Told to Brace for Bill to Ban Contingent Pay, Connecticut Fines Zurich $235K, Constantine Iordanou to Join Arch Capital, Construction, Consumer Group Hits Payment of Contingent Commissions in Personal Insurance as Harmful to Buyers, Contingency Pay is Critical for Survival, N.C. Agents Reminded, Contingent commissions, court rulings highlight 2006, Contractors not buying into professional liability, Contractors not buying into professional liability Ames & Gough survey finds as many as 50% of contractors not covered, Contractors Professional Liability Grows, But Buyers Not Always Buying, Contractors: Reduce the Cost of Loss While Helping to Save Lives, Converium Adopts eReinsure.com Negotiation Platform, Converium Announces Changes in Global Executive Committee, Converium Comments on Capital Increase, Market Strategy and Options, Converium Completes External Reserve Review; Share Issue to Raise $420 Million, Converium Confirms U.S. Operations Run-off ; Comments on Ratings Downgrades, Converium Files Amended Registration Statement to Sell $201 Million in Notes, Converium Issues Statement on Katrina, Central Europe Flooding, Converium Lands ‘A’ Rating, Converium North America Downgraded, Converium Posts $106.8 Million Net Profit in 2002, Converium Posts $367.4 Million Net Loss for 2001, Converium Posts $61.6 Million Q1 Net, Converium Posts Narrow Q3 Loss on Reserve Strengthening, Converium Q2 Net $46 Million, Converium Releases Earnings Restatement; Q3, 9 Month Results, Converium Reports Decrease in Q1 Net Profit to $25.5 Million, Converium Says 14% ROE Proves SCOR Offer Too Low, Converium Sets Out Terms for Cash Settlement with Minority Shareholders, Converium Shareholders Approve Capital Increase, Converium to Sell No. American Operations to National Indemnity; S&P, A.M. Best Comment, Converium to Sell Nordic Aviation, Converium to Underwrite Midwest Crop Coverage, Converium Ups Katrina Loss Estimates to $20-$40 Million, Converium’s April Renewals up 35%, Converium’s Conundrum: Reserve Requirements Hit Reinsurer, Converium’s Q2 Net up 33% to $62.5 Million, Cora Barran was elected president of the Insurance, Corporate Governance, Asbestos Included Topics at 15th Annual P/C Executive Conference, Correction on ACE Limited Preliminary Q3 Earnings, Cosco Joins Heartland Marketing Group, Costa Mesa Janitor Charged with WC Fraud, Costa Mesa Man Arrested for Insurance Fraud, Couch Braunsdorf to Offer Insurance for Law Firms Through Zurich, Court Affirms Limit on Replacement Cost for World Trade Center, Court Rejects Generali, Zurich Life Contentions in Holocaust Claims Lawsuit, Court Upholds Juries’ Rulings in World Trade Center Claims, Court: Policyholders Can Question Farmers’ Fees, CPCU Chicago West Suburban Chapter Elects Officers, CPCU Report: Urge to Merge Wages War Throughout the Industry, CPCU Society Elects 2002-2003 National Officers, CPCU Society Elects 2006-07 Officers, Governors, CPCU Society Names 2005-06 Officers and Governors, CPCU speaker describes what to watch out for with Certificates of Insurance, Cracks in the Plaster: Construction Defect Litigation, Cracks in the Stucco: CONSTRUCTION DEFECT LITIGATION KEEPS SPREADING, Crossing the Border: Mexico Travel Offers Opportunities for Agents, Crossing the Border: Mexico Travel Offers Opportunities for Agents, Crump Adds to Atlanta Team: Sherwin, Duran, Yoss, Feldhaus, Crump Appoints Lloyd as President of Programs, Crump’s Denver Office Names Propst, Clements Brokers, CSC and Zurich in Talks on Outsourcing Agreement, David Rivera, Colorado, State Insurance Commissioner, David Young Named Zurich NA’s Middle Markets Strategy VP, Dearth Amidst Plenty – Reinsurers Send Mixed Signals, Dearth Amidst Plenty – Reinsurers Send Mixed Signals, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Declarations, Defense Base Act: Business Outside the Box, Defense Base Act: Doing Business Outside the Box, Defense Base Act: Doing Business Outside the Box, Delaware Court Rebuffs D&O Insurer on Proportionate Defense Costs, DePrimo to Head Zurich NA Railroads, Deutsche Bank Boss Proposed for Zurich Board, Deutsche Bank Sues Allianz, AXA on Sept. 11 Building Claim, Deutsche Bank Sues Allianz, AXA on Sept. 11 Building Claim:, DiBlanda Joins New Insurer, Valiant, Dignat Joins Guy Carpenter’s New European Solutions Group, Disquieting Developments at Kemper/Lumbermens Mutual, Disquieting Developments at Kemper/Lumbermens Mutual, Dixieland Music Kicks FAIA Exhibit, Conference Into High-Gear, Donelon: Litigation-Spawned Disaster Looming for Louisiana Citizens, Dougherty Joins Woodruff-Sawyer, Dunmoyer to Lead State Government Affairs for Farmers, Zurich in U.S., E&S Direct Premiums Written Fall 7.5% From Prior Year, Eagleburger Briefly Resigns as Holocaust Claims Fund Chairman, Easing Government Aid Terms Among Options Discussed by AIG, U.S., East West Bancorp to Acquire East West Insurance Agency, Eastern European Floods Cause Widespread Damage, Eckert to Retire as Zurich COO, Editor’s Note: Bonus round, Editor’s Note: Bonus round, Editor’s Note: Bonus round, Editor’s Note: Bonus round, Editor’s Note: Election time . . . is it more blessed to receive?, Editor’s Note: Minimizing lawsuit exposure in the workplace … EPLI, Editor’s Note: Uniform disclosure, Effectively Navigating Environmental Liability Risk, Effectively Navigating Environmental Liability Risk, Effner Joins Main Street America, Eight Insurers Exposed to 73 Percent of Homeowners Risk in Western Fire-Prone States, EIGHT INSURERS EXPOSED TO WESTERN FIRE RISKS, Election time … is it more blessed to receive?, Endurance Announces Hire of Three Professional Lines Experts, Endurance Estimates Hurricane Claims at $115 Million, Endurance Initial Investors to Sell 8 Million Shares, Endurance Management Postings Expand International Operations, Endurance Plans $200 Million IPO, Endurance Raises $1.2 Billion, Begins Operations, Endurance Specialty CEO Sees Market Challenges, Endurance Specialty Holdings Forms U.S. Subsidiary, Endurance Specialty Holdings Reports $51 Million Q1 Net Income, Endurance Specialty Increases Quarterly Dividend to $0.12 Per Share, Endurance Specialty Names William Fawcett Head of Claims, Endurance Specialty Posts $102 Million Net Income for 2002, Endurance Specialty Promotes Mary Lou Douglas, Maria Costello, Endurance Specialty Repurchases $100 Million from Zurich, Endurance to Acquire La Salle Re fromTrenwick, Environmental Pollution Insurance: A Fluid and Ever-changing Market, Environmental Pollution Insurance: A Fluid and Ever-changing Market, Environmental—Res. Fuel Oil Tank, ePolicy, Zurich North America Align to Offer Small Business Insurance Nationwide, Equitas, Zurich/Centre Reach Commutation Agreement, ERC Faces an Uncertain Future, eReinsure Appoints James Low, Director of Business Development, Ethics in the Age of Spitzer, Ethics in the Age of Spitzer, Ethics in the Age of Spitzer, Ethics in the Age of Spitzer, Ethics in the Age of Spitzer, EU Approves Zurich, Deutsche Bank Deal, EU Extends Airline Aid Deadline to June 30, Europe’s PERILS Data used in over $1 Billion Worth of Insurance Placements, European Banks Expected to Sell Insurance Businesses as Credit Crunch Takes Toll, European Insurance Forum puts Ireland in the spotlight, European Insurer Hit with Lawsuit Regarding Holocaust Claims, European Insurers Increase Payouts, as Capital Recovers, European Risk Managers, Industry Face New and Not so New Challenges, Ex-Insurance Adjuster Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement in Pa., Ex-Marsh Executives’ Bid-Rigging Convictions Tossed on New Evidence, Ex-Marsh Executives’ Bid-Rigging Convictions Tossed on New Evidence, Exclusive Agents Feel the Squeeze, Exclusive Agents Feel the Squeeze, Experts Differ on Loss Figures for Queens Air Tragedy, ezumbrella.com Unveiled for Agents, Brokers, FAIA Celebrates Its 101st Anniversary: General Session Features Four Experts, FAIA Celebrates Its 101st Anniversary: General Session Features Four Experts, FAIA Convention, ‘The Power of One,’ Begins June 23 in Orlando, Fla., FAIA Extends Pre-Registration Date to June 3 for its Orlando Convention, Farmers Acquisition of 21st Century Insurance Finalized, Farmers Acquires Right to Use Subordinated Notes for Severe Cat Losses, Farmers Appoints Executive VP/CFO, Farmers Contributes $62,000 to La Jolla Mission Indians to Rebuild After Fires, Farmers Dispatching Claims Team to Help with Montana Fire, Farmers Group Inc. Names Hopkins Chairman, Woudstra CEO, Farmers Group Names Dailey President, COO; CEO Woudstra Retiring in 2011, Farmers Insurance Adding 600 New Agents to Grow in Ohio, Farmers Insurance Bringing 1,600 New Jobs to Michigan, Farmers Insurance Exchange ‘A’ Rating Affirmed, Farmers Insurance Exchange Downgraded, Farmers Insurance Introduces New Annual Auto Policy in Ohio, Farmers Insurance Partners With Red Cross on Disaster Assistance, Farmers Insurance to Sponsor Upcoming PGA Tour Event in California, Farmers Insurance Unit to Assume Zurich Small Business Renewals, Farmers Insurance Upgraded to A+, Farmers Makes Executive Appointments, Farmers Offers New Auto Package in Ohio and Indiana, Farmers To Acquire AIG’s Personal Auto Group for $1.9 Billion, Federal Affairs Chief Merski Latest Executive to Join Zurich from AIG, Federal appeals court upholds juries’ rulings in World Trade Center twin tower claims, Federal appeals court upholds juries’ rulings in World Trade Center twin tower claims, Feinstein to Retire; Farmers Appoints Hopkins CEO, Fellows Joins Zurich in Canada as Sr. VP – Distribution, Marketing, FERMA Conference Opens in Geneva, Fiduciary Liability: Obtaining Effective Insurance, Figures, Financial Keyosk Allows Agents to Tap Into Sales of Financial Services, Financial Keyosk Allows Agents to Tap Into Sales of Financial Services, Financial Keyosk Can Now Sell P/C Coverage, Financial Keyosk Introduces ‘Agency in a Box’, Financial Keyosk Signs 10 Major Financial Services Partners, Financial, Human Losses Grow from Sept. 11 Tragedies, Finding Solutions to the Industry’s Compliance Requirements, Finding Solutions to the Industry’s Compliance Requirements, Fireman’s Fund Adds Two in Personal Insurance Division, Fireman’s Fund Names Barnard Chief Distribution Officer, Fitch Sees Chile Quake Losses Unlikely to Impact P/C Insurance Ratings, Fitch: Hurricane Rita Won’t Cause Widespread U.S. Insurance Company Rating Changes, Five States Become Latest to Back AgentSecure’s Web-Enabled Tool for Smaller and Rural Agents, Fla. AG Issues Subpoenas to 11 Insurers, Fla. AG Launches Widespread Anti-Trust Probe, 10 Subpoenas Issued, Fla. Insurance Industry Preps for Wilma, FLA. SUNCOAST CHAPTER OF CPCU TO EMPHASIZE CE, SPEAKERS, Fla. Suncoast Chapter of CPCU to emphasize CE, speakers, Flagstone Re, Sirius Launch Aviation Reinsurance Cover, Florida Gas Stations Say Insurance Rule on Upgrading Tanks Too Costly, Flying solo now, former Zurich exec ‘gooses’ agents, Flying solo now, former Zurich exec ‘gooses’ independent agents, Flying solo now, former Zurich exec ‘gooses’ independent agents, Flying solo now, former Zurich executive ‘gooses ‘ agents, Flying solo now, former Zurich executive ‘gooses ‘ agents, Flying solo now, former Zurich executive ‘gooses ‘ N.C. agents, Flying solo now, former Zurich executive ‘gooses ‘ N.C. agents, For Boat Owners and the Agents Who Write Them, Location and Experience Matter, Foreign Insurers Are Assessing Charley’s Impact, Foreign Insurers Look at Potential Acquisitions in a Weakened U.S. and E.U., Foremost Expands Dwelling Fire Program in Kansas, Foremost Insurance Expands California Dwelling Fire Program, Foremost Insurance Expands Dwelling Fire Program in 3 States, Foremost Insurance Expands Dwelling Fire Program in Arkansas, Foremost Insurance Expands Dwelling Fire Program in Nevada, Foremost Insurance Expands Dwelling Fire Program in Utah, Foremost Insurance Expands Fire Program in New Mexico, Wyoming, Foremost Insurance Expands Landlord Program in Illinois, Foremost Insurance Expands Oregon Dwelling Fire Program, Foremost Insurance Group Launches Auto Program in New York, Foremost Insurance Launches Auto Program in Connecticut, Foremost Insurance Offers New Auto Program in Georgia, Foremost Mobilehome Insurance Rates to Increase, Foremost Offers New Auto Product in Maryland, Foremost’s Distinct ChoiceAuto Program Available in Louisiana, Former Calif. Agent Arrested on Warrant Charging 127 Criminal Violations, Former Carson City, Nev. Businessman Sentenced for Fraud, Former Claims Rep Arrested, Former Illinois Insurance Agent Pleads Guilty to Theft of $375K, Former Kemper chairman, CEO James S., Former Marsh Execs to Appeal Conviction in Bid-Rigging Case, Former Marsh Executives to Appeal Conviction in Bid-Rigging Case, Former N.J. Law Enforcement Officer Pleads Guilty to Directing Mercer County ‘Arson for Profit’ Enterprise, Former Nev. Businessman Sentenced, Former Swisslife CFO Accused of Embezzlement, Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to Advise Zurich, Former Zurich Senior Executive Joins Mystic Capital, Fortis Posts 19% Net Profit Gain to $2.46 Billion, Four Companies Honored with Best Practices Award at Big ‘I’ Conference, Four More Banks Settle Worldcom Claims, FOURTH ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL FORUM SET FOR APRIL 17 IN WALNUT CREEK, CALIF, Fourth Annual Educational Forum Set for April 17 in Walnut Creek, Calif., Fowler and Keyes Join Noodle Specialty Brokers as Underwriting VPs, Fraud Roundup, Fraud Roundup, Fredrik Murer Named as Zurich’s Senior Political Risk Underwriter in London, Fritz Joins Zurich’s Commercial Regional Managment Team, Ga. commissioner says abolishing contingency commissions ‘a mistake’, Ga. race for commissioner, Gallagher leader says carriers’ and brokers’ service to risk, Gallagher leader says carriers’ and brokers’ service to risk managers today ‘stinks’, Galloway Joins Westrope in Dallas Office, Gamble Named National Producer for Willis HRH, Gaspar Heads ACORD Board; Norman is Chair Elect, General Casualty Expands Commercial Offerings, Welcomes Larger Properties, Generali Pulls Out of RBS Insurance Deal as Deadline Nears, Generali Reported To Agree To $150 Million Holocaust Payment, Gentlemen’s Clubs Can Be a Better Risk than the Local Watering-Hole, George Bolton Named as Zurich’s First London Trade Credit Underwriter, Georgia’s Oxendine Defends Main Street Agents in Compensation Battle, Gerling Global – Going, Going, Gone, Gerling Global – Going, Going, Gone, Global Insurers Acknowledge Increased Exposures from Attacks, Global Risk Network Presents 2009 Report for World Economic Forum, Global-Reinsurance Industry Foresees Growth in Online Services, GlobalGreen Insurance Offers Independent Agents Franchise, Goerke Appointed to Zurich Group Management Board; Head of HR, Golden Gate Capital Invests in Bermuda-Based Endurance Specialty Insurance, Grabbing the Headlines in 2002, Grabbing the Headlines in 2002, Green Building Movement Raises Some Construction Defect, Claims Concern, Green Is Good, Right?, Greenberg Resigns from Transatlantic Board, Greener Opportunities, Gregg has held a number of executive positions within Liberty Mutual’s commercial insurance operations since joining the, Grose Named U.S. Marketing Director for Marsh, Group Legal Expense, Group Legal Expense, Growing Your Business One Link at a Time, Growing Your Business One Link at a Time, Grünbichler is New Zurich International Businesses CFO, Guarding Garden Gnomes – U.K. Notes Rise in Outdoor Theft, Gustav Could Cost Insurers $8B, Says Swiss Re, Gustav Insurance Losses Significant but ‘Manageable,’ Less than Katrina’s, Guy Carpenter Names Martin Markoff as European Managing Director, Guy Carpenter Publishes Official 2008 Reinsurance Review, Guy Carpenter, AIR Develop Earthquake Cat Model for Switzerland, H. Linwood Insurance Services Writes Commercial Insurance, Habitational Real Estate, Habitational Real Estate, Habitational Real Estate, Habitational Umbrella, Hancock Bank to Acquire New Orleans’ J. Everett Eaves, Hardening Market Heralds Rush to Alternatives, Hardening Market Heralds Rush to Alternatives, Harleysville Appoints Gorman, Diegel for Mid-Atlantic Region, Harleysville Insurance Names Midwest Regional Leadership Team, Hartwig Moss Agency Sets Up Temporary Offices in Mandeville, La., Harvard Law School Receives Grant from Swiss Re for Study, HCC Appoints Kaiser President of Houston Casualty and U.S. Specialty, HCC Holding’s CEO to Speak at Target Markets, Health Care Market May Be Safer to Operate In, Healthcare liability moves beyond hospitals to specialized facilities, Healthcare liability moves beyond hospitals to specialized facilities, Heartland Marketing Adds St. Paul Products, Heartland Marketing Group Adds Fields in Little Rock, Heartland Marketing Group Adds The St. Paul Products to Portfolio, Heartland Marketing Group Expands to Okla. and Ark., Heartland Marketing to Host Round Table Meetings, Heffernan Insurance Brokers Appoint Maciorowski Vice President in Missouri, Heffernan Insurance to Offer Contract Litigation Insurance from Sonoma Risk, Henning Schulte-Noelle to Step Down As Allianz CEO, Higginbotham & Assoc. To Market PEO Services, Higginbotham Names Three Executive Vice Presidents, Hirs to Head Allianz Risk Transfer, HO PREMIUMS UP SLIGHTLY, HO Premiums Up Slightly, Hogan Joins South Carolina’s Canal Insurance, Holding Company of InsuranceNoodle and InsureVianet Created InsuranceVianet, Holocaust Claims Rejected, Holocaust Controversy Halts American Re/UNG Deal, Holocaust Effort Gets Judicial Support, No Enforcement Yet, Holocaust Insurance Claims Panel Faces Recriminations over Delays, HOLOCAUST PROGRESS REPORT, Homeowners Offered Few Insurance Choices in Hurricane States, Homeowners Premiums Rose Slightly in 2000, A.M. Best Study Says, Hongler to Lead Zurich’s European Operations; Joins Management Board, Hospitality and Leisure, Hospitality and Leisure Companies, Hospitality and Leisure Companies, House Panels Face Environmental, Insurer Groups Over Catastrophe Bill, Houston Marine Insurance Seminar Scheduled for Sept., How Hartford-Progressive Alliance for Banks Works, Hub International Opens N.Y.-based Building and Design Risk Division, Hueppi To Resign as ZFS CEO, Remains Chairman, Hunckler Named Vice President of State Auto Insurance Companies, Hurricane Rita Losses Not as High as Previous Storms, Hurricane Rita Losses Not as High as Previous Storms, Hurzeler Receives IMCA Golden Torch Award at Annual Meeting, I.I.I. Lists Insurance “Hotlines” for Frances, IBA of Sacramento Holds Annual Big ‘I’ Day Oct. 19, IBA Sacramento Celebrates Silver ‘I’ Day on Oct. 19, IBA West Prepares for Blue Ribbon Conference in Hawaii, IBA West Sets Sail for Hawaii, May 4-8, ICAT Positions Pair of Underwriting Managers, IFC and Zurich Emerging Markets Solutions Establish Risk Sharing Facility, Ignell Appointed VP of Ironshore Insurance Services, Ignell Joins Ironshore’s Wholesale Division, IIABA president: contingency commission crisis threatens agents, IIABA president: contingency commission crisis threatens agents, IIABA president: contingency commission crisis threatens agents, IIABA president: contingency commission crisis threatens agents, IIABA president: contingency commission crisis threatens agents, IIABA president: contingency commission crisis threatens agents, IIAT’s 104th Annual Convention Set for June 14-15 in San Antonio, IIF Insurance Committee To Be Chaired by Execs from AIG, ING, Zurich, IIS Conference Hears Industry Leaders’ Views on Current Concerns, IIS Conference Hears Views of Industry Leaders, Ill Winds Blow but the Ship Remains on Course, Ill. Attorney General: Contingency Commission Practice Ends Jan. 1, Ill. Zurich Adds Director for Auto Technical Unit, Illinois freshman regulator McRaith gives insurance view from Midwest, Illinois freshman regulator McRaith gives insurance view from Midwest, IMCA Elects Rice as President; Names New Officers, In regards to your Editor’s Note in the July 18th issue of Insurance Journal West I think that [Congress] would have re, In the Underworld: Kidnapping, Hostage-Taking and Extortion On the Rise, In the Underworld: Kidnapping, Hostage—Taking and Extortion Demands On the Rise, Independent Agency Population Holds Steady as Start-Ups Keep Pace with Mergers, Independent Brokers Helped Zurich’s Strong, Independent Solutions United Names Tomsen SVP, Industry Marketing Trade Group Membership on the Rise, ING 1st Nine Months Operating Net Up 8.4%, Announces Canadian Pact With Zurich, INSTEC Names Budde as Vice President, Client Services, Insurance Agency Joins Missouri Auto Dealer, Insurance Agency Joins Mo. Auto Dealer in 1st Time Partnership, Insurance Contributors Favor Republicans; Santorum, Clinton, McGavick Top Recipients, Insurance Educational Association Forecasts the Future, Insurance Industry Posts Strong Q1 Gains, Insurance Industry Posts Strong Q1 Gains HOW REAL ARE THEY’, Insurance Journal Reports on How Zurich Pacts Affect Agents; Promise of Mid-Sized D&O Market, Insurance Leaders Meet with President Bush to Discuss State of Industry, Insurance Marketers’ Group Accepting Annual Award Nominations, Insurance Media Association Elects van Aartrijk President; Angelone and DeMartine Also Named to Offices, Insurance Noodle adds Ala., Mass. To Roster, Insurance political contributors favor Republicans, Insurance political contributors favor Republicans, Insurance Producers Start to Move Business from AIG to Competitors, Insurance Professionals Make Climb to Vail Jan. 26-29, Insurance Stocks Suffer Following Disaster, Insurance Women Are ‘Girls’ No More in This Industry, Insurance Women Associations Elect New Officers, Insurance, Sports Pros Gather at Tri-State Charitable Foundation Dinner, InsuranceNoodle Adds Five States to Roster, InsuranceNoodle Adds New York; Now Licensed in 30 States, D.C., InsuranceNoodle Adds Three States To Roster, InsuranceNoodle Completes Upgrades, InsuranceNoodle Gains Virginia License, InsuranceNoodle Joins with Woolard Gioia Blundell Associates to Develop Products, InsuranceNoodle Now Offers Insurance Products from Chubb, InsuranceNoodle Reaches Agreement on Providing Information for IMMS Members, InsuranceNoodle Signs 3,500th Agency Partner, InsuranceNoodle to Provide MetLife P/C Agents with Small Commercial Solution, InsuranceNoodle.com Receives $10 Million From Argonaut Fund, InsuranceNoodle.Com to Offer Small Business Coverage In Midwest, InsuranceNoodle.com Unveils Options for California Agents, InsuranceNoodle.com, ASA to Provide Online Insurance for Construction Industry, Insurer Ace Replaces Millipore on S&P 500, Insurer Files Cell Phone Coverage Lawsuits, Insurer Wins Out in Y2K Lawsuit, Insurers Appear Disciplined but Open to New Program Business, Insurers Appear Disciplined but Open to New Program Business, Insurers Appointing N.J. Agencies in Record Numbers, Reports PIANJ, Insurers Holding the Price Line – for Now, Insurers Holding the Price Line–For Now, Insurers Holding the Price Line-For Now, Insurers in Louisiana Agree to Extend Hurricane Lawsuit Deadline, Insurers Market Private Workers’ Comp for U.S. Defense Projects, Insurers Market Private Workers’ Comp on U.S. Defense Projects, Insurers Move to Block N.Y.-N.J. Port Authority $2.1B Claim From 9-11, Insurers Pay $700K to Settle Case over Massachusetts Coach’s Fatal Illness, Insurers Post Special Toll-Free Numbers to Help Katrina Victims, Insurers Post Special Toll-Free Numbers to Help Katrina Victims, Insurers Post Special Toll-Free Numbers to Help Katrina Victims as Storm Moves North, Insurers Prepare for a Post-TRIA World; ‘Baby Steps’ Toward Federal Regulation, Insurers Say Calif. Wildfire Claims May Reach $500 Million, Insurers Sue Terror Supporters for 9/11 Losses, INSURERS SUE TERROR SUPPORTERS FOR 9/11 LOSSES, Insurers To Pay New York $120M for Premium Overcharges, Insurers Want to Know: Does Enterprise Risk Management Add Value?, InsureVianet Rolls Out New Program to an Additional 16 States and District of Columbia, InsureZone Offering Zurich’s Business Insurance Classes, InsureZone Product Gets Co-Marketing Endorsements from IIAA Organizations in 5 States August 23, 20, InsureZone Tripled User Population in 2002, InsureZone, BizBuyer Join Forces to Deliver Customized Business Quotes, Insuring Nonprofits as Markets Harden, Insuring the Children Golf Tournament Raises $4,500, Insuring the Children Presents Annual Forum April 12, Integra Financial’s Backend is Driving it Forward, Intel Files Lawsuit Against American Guarantee and Liability Insurance Co., INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE SOCIETY GLOBAL CONF. TO BE HELD IN NYC, International Insurance Society Global Conference to be Held in NYC, International Insurance Stocks Plunge for, International Newsbriefs, International Newsbriefs, Internet Security Systems and Marsh Introduce Joint Program, Ireland emerges as an insurance powerhouse, Ireland’s Quinn-direct to Create 1000 New Jobs, Iroquois Expands Pa. Operations, Is an 80s Revival in Store for Public Entities’, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It Figures, It’s Not Easy Being Green; But It’s Profitable, ITC Tournament Raises More than $25,000 to Help Fight Child Abuse, iwix.net Announces Partnerships with Five MGAs, James Joins Marsh Strategic Risk, James Named CIO at The Main Street America Group, Jansen & Hastings Names Brian as SVP, Jay Dillon, Jerry Blais, Jim Poolman, North Dakota, Commissioner of Insurance, John Oxendine, Georgia, Commissioner of Insurance, Judge Narrows N.Y.-N.J. Port Authority’s 9/11 Insurance Claim, Judge Narrows N.Y.-N.J. Port Authority’s World Trade Center Claim, Judge Rules Spitzer Suit May Continue; Liberty Mutual Not Giving Up Fight, Judge rules Spitzer suit may continue; Liberty Mutual not giving up fight, Judge rules Spitzer suit may continue; Liberty Mutual not giving up fight, Judge Throws Out All Federal Antitrust Charges Against Insurers, Brokers, Judge throws out all federal antitrust charges against insurers, brokers, Jury Renders Partial Verdict in WTC Recovery Case, JURY RULES FOR SWISS RE IN WTC CASE:, Jury Rules For Swiss Re in WTC Recovery Case, Jury Rules World Trade Center Attacks Were Two Separate Events, Jury Rules WTC Attacks Were Two Events; Silverstein Recovery May Double to $2.2 Billion, Jury Trial in Works for Twin Towers Dispute, Kaplan to Head Construction Practice at XL, Katrina, Asbestos, Soft Market Test Mettle of Today’s Bright CEOs, Katrina, Asbestos, Soft Market Test Mettle of Today’s Bright CEOs, Kauer to Step Down as Converium CFO, Exec.VP, Keeping Up with Insurance Brokerage Investigations, Keeping Up with Insurance Brokerage Investigations, Kemper Environmental Hires New President, Kentucky Woman Receives Prison Term for Insurance Fraud, Kerner To Head Zurich Global Corporate in North America, Kilkenny Joins IIAT as Director of Agency Management Resources, Kissick Named President of York Programs, Klimek Joins WSS as Production Underwriter, Klimek Promoted to Branch Manager at WSS’ Texas Office, Kristin Wall, LAAIA Convention Panelists to Discuss Florida’s Property Market; CE Sessions Begin July 5, Ladner Named Vice Chair of Texas Property/Casualty Guaranty Assoc., Landes Named Regional VP at Arch Group’s Technical Risk Division in Houston, Late Notice May Insure Responsibility for Pre-Tender Defense Costs, Latin Agents Urge Insurers to Join the Hispanic Market Explosion, Latino Market Heats Up, Latino Market Heats Up, Law Installed as President of Zurich Small Business, Lawsuit Filed Over Repair of NYC Transit Chief’s $1 Million Car, Leaman Named to Post at Farmers, Legislation, Building Relationships Mark Year for TSLA Leader, LeStrange to Retire as Endurance CEO, President; Cash to Succeed Him, Let Ground Zero Rebuilding Begin: Spitzer Brokers Settlement with 7 Insurers, Liberty International Underwriters Appoints Seven New Execs, LIBERTY MUTUAL OPTS TO FIGHT, Liberty Mutual Opts to Fight, Not Settle, Charges Over Contingent Commissions, Account Steering, Liberty Mutual to fight N.Y., Conn. charges over contingent pay for agents, Life in the Fast Lane, Lindemann Named President, COO, CNA Commercial, Lloyd’s Notes Success of Regional Catastrophe Pools, CCRIF, Lockton, Zurich to Offer Home Builders Protection, London’s Reach Bolsters U.S. Specialty Lines, Loss Control Crucial to Program Success, Lost at Sea: Hardening Marine Market Challenges Agents and Brokers, Lost at Sea: Hardening Marine Market Challenges Agents and Brokers, Lots of stability, Louisiana Workers’ Comp Rates Decreasing Again, Lovinggood Recognized By National Association of Insurance Women, Lowart Joins Oregon Mutual as Marketing Manager, Lower Corporate Taxes Could Help Preserve London’s Competitiveness, Lubeck Joins Management Liability Division at Valiant Insurance, Luke Nolan, Lundy to Head Zurich’s Energy Business in North America, Lyon’s Gate Re Formed in Bermuda, Lyons Named as President, COO of Arch U.S. Operations, Lyons to Succeed Jones as Chairman, CEO of Arch Worldwide, Maag to Head North American P&C Unit for XL, Main Street America Group Announces Three Promotions, Main Street America Promotes Peeters to SVP, Main Street America’s Board of Directors Announces Five Top-Level Promotions, Maine’s Iuppa Joins Zurich as Government Affairs Head, Maintaining Profitability in a Changing Market, Maintaining Profitability in a Changing Market, Make the Most of the Mexico-bound, Making the Case for Diversity on the ‘Top Deck’, Making the Case for Diversity on the ‘Top Deck’, Making the Case for Diversity on the ‘Top Deck’, Making the Case for Diversity on the “Top Deck”, Managing the rising tide of employment practices lawsuits, Managing the rising tide of employment practiceslawsuits, Mangold Named to Professional Liability Leadership Team at Markel, Markel Risk Solutions Names Hubbard V.P.; Promotes Glancey, MarketScout Honoring U.S. Heroes with Sept. 11 Celebration, MarketScout Honors U.S. Heroes, MarketScout Posts E.L.M. Brokers as E&O “Best of Class”, MarketScout, InsuranceNoodle Align, Marsh Expands UK Property Risk Team, Marsh Names South UK CEO, Marsh Senior Executive Pleads Guilty In Ongoing Spitzer Probe; Complaint Explains Bid Rigging Process, Marsh Stresses Importance of ‘High Quality Risk Information’ Presentations, Marsh’s New Private Client Head Warns of Reliance on ‘Standard Cover’, Mass. Indicts ‘Big Dig’ Workers for Comp Fraud, Mass. Man Sentenced to Jail for Perjury, Workers’ Comp Fraud, Mathews Heads Zurich’s ‘Microinsurance’, Maxum Specialty Names Turner as President and CEO, McCartney Named CFO at Zurich North America, Md. Governor Names Orr as Insurance Commissioner, Meadowbrook Hires Chief Actuary, Meadowbrook Insurance Group Hires Chief Actuary, Medical Malpractice Claims Frequency Declining, Severity Stabilizing, Medical Malpractice Claims Frequency Declining, Severity Stabilizing, Meholic to Head The Main Street America Group’s Richmond Region, Mercator Risk Services Adds Munson as Midwest Regional Sales Executive, MHBT Partner Named President-Elect of Dallas Independent Agent Group, Minimizing lawsuit exposure in the workplace … EPLI, Minority and Women Agents Look to Tap Emerging Markets, Minority and Women Agents Look to Tap Emerging Markets, Miscellaneous Health Care Facilities: Risk mixing and matching, Miscellaneous Health Care Facilities: Risk mixing and matching, Miss. Supreme Court Reverses Ruling, Limits Insurance Liability, Mississippi Rejects 6 Insurers’ Appeals of Windpool Assessments, Mitchell Leaving Zurich for R&SA Post, Montgomery Insurance Names Mississippi Territory Manager, Moody’s Lowers Converium’s Ratings, Moody’s May Lower Zurich’s Ratings, More Plead Guilty in Spitzer Probes, Morgan Joins Novae as UK Financial Lines Head, Motorcycle Insurance Offered by Ilife.com, Munich Re Places $190 Million Calif. Quake Cat Bond for Zurich, Munnoch to Head Zurich’s U.K. General Insurance Unit; Stuart Retires, My Brother’s Keeper–Duties and Liabilities of Agents and Brokers, My Brother’s Keeper-Duties and Liabilities of Agents and Brokers, Myron Steves Adds Zurich NA Small Business, Mystery Surrounds Rare Lost Diamond and Reward Offer, N.D. Commissioner’s Departure Sparks Debate on Conflict of Interest, N.J. Doc, Niece Keep Insurance Fraud a Family Matter, N.J. Doctor Charged with $48,000 Fraud Theft, N.J. Neurologist Charged with Million Dollar Insurance Fraud Scam, N.Y. AG Spitzer Indicts Former Marsh Execs for Roles in Bid Rigging, Fraud, N.Y. Agents Disappointed with Zurich Commission Disclosure Plans, N.Y. Casualty/Surety Club Elects Zurich’s Casey, N.Y., Conn., N.J. Agents Pick Best-Performing Insurance Companies, N.Y., Conn., N.J. 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Agents Denounce Contingent Fee Settlement Agreements, Okla.-based Insurer Names New Executive Staff, Oklahoma Town Surveying Damage After Twisters Kill 8, Old Mutual Transfers 12.5% Stake to Support Black Empowerment in South Africa, OneBeacon Enters Group AD&D Market, Opinion: Rare Calif. Policy Success Tries to Survive, Our Cup Runneth Over, Oxendyne Tells Ga. Big ‘I’: Abolishing Contingency Fees ‘A Mistake’, OxyContin Maker Settles with Insurer, Ozeki Named Executive VP of Chartis Far East, P/C Executives to Dodd: Don’t Shift Risky Firms’ Costs to Insurers, P/C Insurers Weigh International Expansion for Growth, PA Insurers File Memo Supporting Workers’ Comp Consent Decree Reversal, Pa. 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Steven Orr, Maryland, Commissioner of Insurance, R. Waters Joins Liberty Mutual as Senior Account Executive for Midwest, R&M Issues U.K. Insurers “Performance Ratio Benchmarking” Report, R&M Report Assesses Top U.K. General Insurers, R&M Report Tracks Global Motor Insurance Industry, R&M Reports on UK Market, Ramey, Zeller Join AXIS Board, Rating News on Everest Re, Zurich, Rating Recap: Valiant, AXA Insurance, Rating Roundup: Genworth; ZFS Notes, Ratings II: Zurich (Spain), HDI (Italy), National Grid, Cat Bonds of Ajax, Carillion, Newton, Ratings Recap: Electric, Clearwater, ACE INA (notes), Ratings Recap: London General, AIG Global Trade, Kiln, PartnerRe (Europe), New Technology, Radian (Europe), Allied World, Ratings Recap: Lonpac, Tenet, Zurich (Notes), Generali (Notes), Ratings Recap: Misr/AlChark/Egypt Re, KAMP RE, Calliden, American Club, Groupama, Ratings Recap: QBE (US), Triangle, Zurich (US) Subsidiaries, Ratings Roundup: Amlin, United Barbados, Ratings Roundup: Gulf Re, Toa Re, MS Frontier, Ratings Roundup: Infrassure, Africa Re, Ocaso, Ratings Roundup: Sun Hung Kai, Zurich, Ratings Roundup: TokioMarine/Nichido, Zurich Australia, ACE, Ratings Roundup: Zurich (US), National Indemnity, 21st Century, Ratings: Am. Freedom, Columbia, Central States, Lyndon, Zurich (bonds), Ratings: NIPPONKOA, Russian Re, Lemma, Lakeside Re, Inter Hanover, RBS Cautious on Outlook, but Confident on Insurance Sale, RBS Extends Insurance Offer Deadline into June, Real Estate Lawyers Face Rising Malpractice Claims, Rebueno Joins Burns & Wilcox’s Houston Office as Underwriter, Recent Ratings Round-up, Recovery From Adverse Conditions on Minds of IIS Seminar Attendees, Redladder.com, InsuranceNoodle.com Announce Alliance, REM Appoints Riney as President and CEO, Renggli to Head PartnerRe Finite Reinsurance-Global, Reorganization, Realignment at Zurich Re(North America), Report Cerberus in Talks to Acquire Gerling, Report Reinsurance Rate Rise Reduced, Report Taiwan’s Chang Hwa Bank Establishes P/C Unit, Report ZFS May Sell Japanese Operations to AIG, Report Zurich to Withdraw from Polish Market, Report: AIG in Talks to Sell Auto Insurance Unit to Zurich, Report: AIG Nears Japan Building Sale for $1 Billion, Republic Launches New Farm & Ranch Owners Program, Research and Markets Analyzes UK General Insurance Competition, Research and Markets Reports UK Market to Grow Between 3.3% – 3.7% Through 2009, Resurrection-First Steps to WTC Resurrection as Coverage Fight Continues, Reyes Named as Zurich’s New Chief Investment Officer, RI3K to Host Conference on Reinsurance Exchange Technology, RIMS Report: Commercial Insurance Buyers Look Forward to Lower Prices, RIMS to Hold 40th Annual Conference and Exhibition, Ripped from the Headlines: Law & Order in Today’s D&O, Ripped from the Headlines: Law & Order in Today’s D&O, Ripped from the Headlines: Law and Order in Today’s D&O, RISC Names New Senior VP and Marketing Manager, Rising tide of lawsuits–EPLI, Rising tide of lawsuits–EPLI, Rising tide of lawsuits-EPLI, Rising tide of lawsuits-EPLI, Risk mixing and matching with miscellaneous health care facilities, Risk mixing and matching with miscellaneous health care facilities, Risk mixing and matching with miscellaneous health care facilities, Risk Retention—The Growing Role of the Alternative Market, RMS Opens Zurich Office, RMS Performs Risk Analysis for Securitization Covering Cancellation of 2006 FIFA World Cup, RMS Purchases HailCalc Europe, Rolf Hüppi to Leave Zurich, Royal Bank of Scotland May Not Sell Auto Insurance Unit After All, Royal Bank of Scotland’s Insurance Unit May Tempt European Buyers, Russian Insurer NASTA to Operate under Zurich Brand Name, S.H. Smith & Company Launches Bus Program Website, S&P Affirms ‘BBBpi’ Rating for Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Co., S&P Affirms Axis Specialty ‘A’ Ratings, S&P Affirms Centre Solutions Ratings; Withdrawn at Company Request, S&P Affirms Converium Ratings, Revises Outlook to Negative, S&P Affirms Farmers’ “A” Rating, S&P Affirms Trans Re Zurich ‘AA’ Ratings, S&P Affirms ZFS Operating Units Ratings after Review, S&P Affirms Zurich Re (Koln) ‘AA’ Ratings – Outlook Negative, S&P Affirms Zurich Specialties ‘A’ Rating; Off Watch, S&P Affirms Zurich’s ‘A+’ Rating; Off CreditWatch; Outlook Negative, S&P Assigns Allianz’ ART Its ‘AA’ FER Rating, S&P Completes Zurich Review, Lowers Ratings, S&P Confirms ZFS’ Converium ‘A+’ Rating, S&P Cuts Farmers Ratings to ‘AA-‘, On WatchNeg, S&P Cuts Swiss Re, S&P Cuts Swiss Reinsurance Co. Ratings to AA, S&P Finds Bermuda Insurers Face Rising Competition, S&P Forecasts a ‘Challenging Environment’ for Global P/C Insurers, S&P Issues Report on European Insurers U.S. Operations, S&P Keeps Zurich on CreditWatch, Outlook Still Negative, S&P Lowers AIG’s Personal Lines Subs, 21st Century Ratings, S&P Lowers Farmers Insurance Exchange, S&P Lowers Ratings on Lloyd’s, Zurich- Puts 15 Others on Credit Watch/Negative, S&P Lowers Transatlantic Re Ratings to ‘AA-‘; Off CreditWatch, S&P Lowers Transatlantic Re’s Outlook, S&P Places Centre Solutions, Bermuda, Ratings on Watch Negative, S&P Places ZSF (Australia) on CreditWatch-Negative, S&P Raises Zurich Ratings to ‘AA-‘, S&P Rating Actions Taken on European Companies, S&P Ratings Update, S&P REPORT SAYS HURRICANE LOSSES PUT PRESSURE ON INSURERS’ EQUITY:, S&P Report Says Hurricane Losses Puts Pressure on Insurers’ Equity, S&P Revises Austrian Insurance Market Outlook to “Stable”, S&P Revises Norwegian Bluewater Insurance Outlook to Negative, S&P Revises Outlook to Stable on Zurich Operating Companies, S&P Says ‘Wait ’til Next Year’ for Hard Market to Ease, S&P Says Rating Actions on AIG Have No Effect on Transatlantic, S&P Says Swiss Re’s ‘AA-‘ Ratings ‘Unaffected by Q3 Net Loss’, S&P Says WTC Verdict Won’t Affect Insurer Ratings, S&P Sees No Changes in SCOR or Converium Ratings from Takeover, S&P Sees No Ratings Change for Swiss Re Subsidiaries, S&P Sees Swiss P/C Market Outlook as Stable, S&P Takes Rating Actions on Farmers Group and, S&P Upgrades ABB’s Sirius International to AA-, S&P, Best Put Swiss Re’s Ratings on Negative Credit Watch, S&P, Best Rate Zurich Bonds, S&P, Swiss Re Predict More Securitization, M&A’s in Life Market, S&P: Commercial Lines Outlook Still Negative, S&P: Commercial Lines Outlook Still Negative, S&P’s Withdraws Mountbatten Surety Co. Inc. ‘A+’ Ratings, S1 Corp. Signs Master Agreement With Zurich, Safeco Exec Tells SIAA: Independent Agents Key Value is at Point-of-Sale, Safety National Opens New York Underwriting Office, San Bernardino, Calif. Woman Arraigned on WC Fraud Charges, San Francisco and Zurich to Form Knowledge-Sharing Partnership, Schiltknecht to Become Zurich’s Group General Counsel, Schiro Sets Out to Rebuild Confidence in Zurich, Schmidt Named CEO for Catlin Europe Reinsurance, New Switzerland Unit, School Picks Aon Chief as Insurance Leader of the Year, SCOR and Converium Reach Friendly Merger Agreement, SCOR Presents its Case for Merger with Converium, Seattle, Washington and Metropolitan Area Most Secure Places to Live in U.S., Select Credit Union, Selective Insurance Announces Several Promotions, Serving the Friendly Skies, Shake-Up in Converium’s Board, Showcase Awards Seek the Insurance Industry’s Best Marketing Communications Work, SIAA Adds Concklin as Master Agency, SIAA Adds Ind. Master Agency, SIAA Claims More Than Just Aggregation, SIAA Claims More Than Just Aggregation, SIAA Keynoter Describes Successful Agents as Smart, Efficient, Well-Informed, SIAA Master Agency Established in Northern Tenn., SIAA Meeting: 2004’s Top Performers, Top Rookie, Top Recruiter Honored, SIAA Network Eyes Major Growth, SIAA Partners with Zurich Small Business to offer Members Access to Zurich Products and Services, Silverstein Files Appeal Briefs Forming Right to Recover Two Occurrences from WTC Insurers, Silverstein Triumphs Against Attempt by Insurers to Avoid Two Occurrence Claim, Sinha Named Zurich’s Group Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Six Independent Agencies Named as Best Practices Top Performers, Six Leading Insurers To Set Up Joint European Venture to Cover Terrorist Risks, Sizing Up The Construction Market, Skaggs Joins Houston Office of Burns & Wilcox, Skyrocketing Prices Leaving Doubts In The Air, Smaller Agencies Market Blueprint for Success, Smith Retires as CEO of Zurich’s Universal Underwriters Group, Social Media Creates New Insurable Risks, Opportunities, Society of CISR Adds Members to Board of Governors, Society of Insurance Research Announces Spring Workshop Series, May 11-13, Soft Market Isn’t Hard for Surplus Lines Industry, A.M. Best Reports, Some Vestiges of Patent Infringement Coverage Remain, Some Vestiges of Patent Infringement Coverage Remain, Some Vestiges of Patent Infringement Coverage Remain, South Africa’s SA Eagle to Operate Under Zurich Brand, South Central Agencies Recognized by Big ‘I’ for ‘Best Practices’, South Takes Over as Marsh UK CEO, South Texas Brokers Charged with Multi-Million Dollar Insurance Fraud, SP’s Says ‘Wait ’til Next Year’ for Hard Market, Special Examiner To Oversee AIG’s California Insurance Operations, SPECIAL REPORT: Commercial Auto, Speculation Grows on AIG Takeover of Zurich, Speculation Grows on AIG Takeover of Zurich, Spitzer Notifies Insurers Contingent Commissions No Longer an Option, Spitzer Subpoenas Endurance on Contingent Commission Payments, Spitzer’s Complaint Outlines Aon’s Personal Lines Deals with Insurers, Spitzer’s Complaint Outlines Aon’s Personal Lines Deals with Insurers, St. Paul Appoints Marilyn G. Norman as Marketing VP, St. Paul Settles with Conn,. Ill., N.Y. Attorneys General Over Broker Compensation, St. Paul Travelers Agrees to Halt All Contingent Commissions, St. Paul Travelers Denies Merger Discussions with Zurich, St. Paul Travelers Denies Zurich Merger Talks…Again, St. Paul Travelers to cease renewing some commercial accounts in New Orleans, St. Paul Travelers to cease renewing some commercial accounts in New Orleans, St. Paul Travelers Won’t Renew Some Commercial Policies in New Orleans, ST. PAUL TRAVELERS WON’T RENEW SOME COMMERCIAL POLICIES IN NEW ORLEANS, St. Paul Travelers won’t renew some commercial policies in New Orleans, St. Paul, Travelers to Merge April 1, St. Paul, Travelers to Merge April 1, St. Paul, Travelers to Merge April 1, St. Paul, Travelers to Merge April 1, St. Paul, Travelers to Merge April 1, Standard Life Sets Demutualization Vote, Stark Insurance Services Becomes 1,600th SIAA Member, State Auto Appoints Hunckler Chief Claims Officer, State Auto Board Elects Valentine Assistant Secretary, State Auto Middle Market Entering Texas; Ladner Named VP, State Auto Western Region Reports Additions, Promotions in Texas, State, Federal Regs Concern Outgoing Big ‘I’ President, Stephen Van de Graaf Joins Odyssey Re as Sr. VP Finite Reinsurance, Stokholm to Resign as Zurich Australia CEO, Strategic Independent Agents Alliance Establishes New Mo.Master Agency, Strategic Independent Agents Alliance Names Ohio Master Agency, Strategic Independent Agents Alliance Signs 2,100 Member, Striving for Balance in Louisiana as Reform Efforts Continue, Strohfus Named Senior Vice President at Acadia, Strout Joins Westrope as VP/Team Leader of Workers’ Comp Division, Strunden Joins U.S. RE ApS; Skafte Promoted to VP, Study Reports Commercial Lines Dominate at Top 10 Banks in Insurance, Study Reveals Leading Indicators for Hospital Professional Liability Claims, Study Says Eight Insurers Command 65 Percent Market Share in Hurricane-Prone States, Study Says Eight Insurers Command 65% Market Share in Hurricane-Prone States, Subcontractor default insurance, Subprime Crisis Reveals Larger Problems in Government Regulation, Subprime Crisis Reveals Larger Problems in Government Regulation, Subprime Crisis Reveals Larger Problems in Government Regulation, Subprime Crisis Reveals Larger Problems in Government Regulation, Summary of Swiss Re AGM, Summersgill to Head Ernst & Young UK Run-off Team, Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor Shows Record of Favoring Insurers, Supreme Court: Workers Comp Premiums Not Priority in Bankruptcy, Supreme Court: Workers’ comp premiums not priority in bankruptcy, Supreme Court: Workers’ comp premiums not priority in bankruptcy, Surplus lines industry sees a flurry of M&As in 2007 despite softening market, Surplus Lines Results Remain Strong, Despite Heightened Competition, Surplus Lines Results Remain Strong, Despite Heightened Competition, Surplus Lines, The Industry’s Safety Valve, Survey Finds Insurers Appointing N.J. Agents in Record Numbers, Survey Finds Insurers Appointing N.J. Agents in Record Numbers, Sustained Consolidation Predicted as a Result, Swett & Crawford Appoints New Staff Nationwide, Swiss Insurers To Pay $50 Million to Holocaust Fund, Swiss Re sigma Study Details 2006 Natural, Man-made Disasters, Swiss Re 1st Half Net Doubles to $1.1 Billion, Swiss Re Advisors See Big Demand for Energy Risk Underwriting, Swiss Re Affirmed, Swiss Re Announces First GE Layoffs, SWISS RE ANNOUNCES FIRST GE LAYOFFS, Swiss Re announces first GE layoffs, Swiss Re Appoints Ann Godbehere as Chief Financial Officer, Swiss Re Appoints Ferguson Financial Services Head, Executive Committee, Swiss Re Claims Exec Huff Named Missouri Insurance Commissioner, Swiss Re Claims Executive Huff Named Missouri Commissioner, Swiss Re Enters Lead Umbrella Market in U.S., Swiss Re Establishes “Global Dialogue” Center, Swiss Re Estimates Enron Losses at $173 Million; Reports on Financial Intermediaries, Swiss Re Funds ‘Integrative Risk Management’ Chair, Swiss Re Hosts Investors’ Day Conference, Swiss Re is Founding Partner in Red Cross Support Group, Swiss Re Names Lu as Manager in Malaysia, Swiss Re Names Schneider to Head Mexico Brokers, Swiss Re Names Strebel Head to Lead Latin American Unit, Swiss Re Opens HK Training Center, Swiss Re Partners with CelsiusPro for Weather Derivatives, Swiss Re Publishes Study on Latin American Insurance Industry, Swiss Re Q3 Profit Tops Forecasts; Capital Strengthened, Swiss Re Receives SEC, Spitzer Subpoena Requests, Swiss Re Reports on Nanotechnology Insurance Perspectives, Swiss Re Study Says It’s Back-to-Basics Time for Non-Life Insurers, Swiss Re to Acquire Life Assurance Holding Corp., Swiss Re to Cut 2,000 Jobs in 2007 to Improve Efficiency, Swiss Re Upbeat after January Treaty Renewals; $7.1 Billion in Premium, Swiss Re Urges Private-Public Partnerships to Tackle Climate Adaptation, Swiss Re’s Q2 Net Loss Surprises Analysts But P/C Insurance Profitable, Swiss Re/GE Solutions Deal ‘On Track’; Less Equity Funding Needed, Taking the Risk: Protecting Your Clients with Political Risk Insurance, Tank containers and the inland marine market, Tank containers and the inland marine market, Target Markets Aims to Win, Target Markets Mid-Year Meeting Set for May 5-7, Target Markets Releases October Summit Agenda, TDI Notes July Enforcement Actions Taken by Geeslin, TDI Orders Homeowners Insurers to File Rates, TEAMING UP FOR AGRIBIZ, Ten Subpoenas Issued in Fla., Ala., N.C.–Investigations Underway, Terrorism from Newly Empowered Pressure Groups Poses a Threat, Terrorism from Newly Empowered Pressure Groups Poses a Threat, Terrorism: The Issue of the Moment at Dallas All Industry Day, Texas Agents Rate Companies on 2008 Hurricane Response, Texas Appeals Court Overturns Ruling on Hospital Fee Guideline, Texas Court Says Spouse Can Pursue Workers’ Comp Bad Faith Claim, Texas Independent Agents Oppose Agency Compensation Settlements, Texas Pacific, Thos. Lee to Sell App. 7.7 Million Endurance Shares, Texas Work Comp Enforcements for November Include Fines Up to $60K, Texas Work Comp Treatment Planning Pilot Project Launched, Texas Workers’ Comp Div. Assesses $285K in Fines June – Oct. 2008, Texas Workers’ Comp Div. Issues $169K in Fines in Dec.and Jan., Texas Workers’ Comp Division Assesses $63K in Penalties, Texas Workers’ Comp Division Reports Disciplinary Actions for Dec., Jan., The Asian Catastrophe: An Unprecedented Event Evokes a Global Response, The Case of the Empty Coffin, The Commissioners, The Commissioners: David Rivera, The Commissioners: Jim Poolman, The Commissioners: John Oxendine, The Commissioners: Tim Wagner, The Hanover Expands Management Liability in West; Partners with Law Firm, The Hartford Names Gardiner to Lead Renewable Energy Practice, The Hartford Targets Renewable Energy Firms with New Insurance Unit, The Hartford, Progressive, ABA Team up for Community Bank Program, The Industry Goes to School: Universities that Offer Insurance Degrees, The Industry Goes to School: Universities that Offer Insurance Degrees, The Insurance Scholarship Foundation of America Announces the 2006-2007 Board of Directors and Officers., The Iroquois Group Enters Colorado, The Offshore Tax Debate – Déjà vu – All over Again, The pre-binding disclosure reveals the standard commission Zurich pays agents by type of policy and, The right time to begin, The Shake Down of 2004, The Unraveling of Superior National, They Did It Their Way, They face a tall order, but if the solons in the Capitol don’t pass sweeping legislation overhauling the system, the cou, Three Ex-Marsh Exec Acquitted in Spitzer Bid-Rigging Case, Three Ex-Marsh Executives Acquitted in Bid-rigging Case, Three Promotions Announced by Winterthur U.S. Holdings Inc., Three’s a Crowd, Tim Wagner, Nebraska, Director of Insurance, TMPAA to Provide a Critical Look at the Insurance Industry, To submit a People and Places announcement, e-mail ptom@insurance journal.com, Top 10 2003 Newsmakers, Top 10 2003 Newsmakers, Top 10 Stories of 2001, Top 10 Stories of the Year – East, Top 10 Stories of the Year – National, Top 10 Stories of the Year-Midwest, Top 20 California Homeowners Insurance Groups in 2006, Top 25 Commercial Auto Writers, Top 25 Property/Casualty Companies in Premium Growth, Top 25 Property/Casualty Companies in Premium Growth, Top 25 workers’ comp insurers represent nearly half of market, Top 25 workers’ comp insurers represent nearly half of market, Top 25 workers’ comp insurers represent nearly half of market, Torus Acquires Glacier Insurance, Torus Appoints Whiting Senior Treaty Casualty Reinsurance Underwriter, Torus Completes Acquisition of Glacier Insurance AG, Torus Hires Maza to Oversee Management Liability Products in U.S., Torus Names Kuprianczyk to European Professional Lines Team, Torus Opens New Managing General Agency in Bermuda, Torus Re Names Mardon President/Chief Underwriting Officer, Torus Strengthens European Service Delivery with Senior Appointments, Torus Targets New Business in Europe with Executive Appointments, Trans Cal Sells Zurich Transportation Accounts to Cochrane & Co., TRANSACTION BOOM … AND BUSTS OF THE PAST YEAR, Transatlantic Elects New Officers, Transatlantic Holdings Appoints Tomio Higuchi to Board, Transatlantic Re ‘AA’ Affirmed, Transatlantic Re Elects New Officers, Transatlantic Re Elects New Officers, Travelers Scales Back Decision on Renewing Commercial Polices in N.O., Trenwick Begins Arbitration with Swiss Re in $55 Million Dispute, Trenwick Exercises Catastrophe Equity Put Option, Trinom Ltd. Catastrophe-Linked Notes Rated, Trustee of Bankrupt West Virginia Steelmaker Sues Zurich, Trustees for LexisNexis Insurance Exchange Named, Tucker Joins WSS in Los Alamitos, Turkish insurer TEB Sigorta Rebranded as Zurich Sigorta, Turnaround – Zurich Reports $701 Million Q3 Net; $1.4 Billion First 9 Months, Two Execs Join Zurich’s Energy Casualty Business Unit, Two Insurers Reach Deal with World Trade Center Site Owner, TWO STARS AND A SMILEY FACE, Two Swiss Execs Nominated to Converium’s Board, U.K. Asbestos Losses Estimated at $1.75 Billion, U.K. Polls Reveals Half of Motorists Want Elderly Drivers Banned, U.K.’s CII, CILA Formalize Claims Faculty, U.S. excess and surplus lines market attracts international attention, U.S. legal precedents assume larger role in corporate oversight, U.S. legal precedents assume larger role in corporate oversight, U.S.I. Names Philip E. Larson VP-Operations, UBS to Purchase PaineWebber Group, UK’s Amlin to Establish European Reinsurance Company in Switzerland, UK’s Chartered Insurance Institute Posts Record Growth, UK’s FSA Warns on Sales of Invalid Auto Policies, Underground Storage Tanks: Word Leaks Out on Cover Enforcement, Underground Storage Tanks: Word Leaks Out on Cover Enforcement, Uniform disclosure, Unisource Program Administrators Opens Restaurant Program, Universal Underwriters Group Adopts Zurich as Brand Name, Universal Underwriters Lowered, Unusual circumstances surround dropped sale of Universal Underwriters, Valiant Adds Three Executives, Valiant Names Braden as Vice President, Validus Appoints 2 Executives for Reinsurance Business, Valley Oak Systems Hires Wedster as VP of Product Development, Van Horn Joins Heartland Marketing Group, Venture Names Jim Shaffer Midwest, Central Regional Vice President, Venture Programs Launches Industry-First E-Marketing Campaign, Wallisa to Join State Auto Middle Markets, War in Iraq: The Known and Unknown Consequences, War in Iraq: The Known and Unknown Consequences for the Industry, Washington State Commissioner Requests Holocaust Progress Report, Web Enables Agents to Cut Processing Time for Small Business Accounts, Web Enables Agents to Cut Processing Time for Small Business Accounts, Weiss Says 8 Insurers Are Exposed to 74.5% of Homeowners Risk in Western Fire-Prone States, Welcome to the 3rd Annual “Top Ten Stories of the Year”, Wells Fargo Names Baldwin COO of American E&S Operations, Wells to Head Zurich Workers’ Comp Unit, West Virginia Court Sides with Insurer on Antitrust Claim by Cancelled Agent, West Virginia Court Sides with Insurer on Antitrust Claim by Cancelled Agent, Western World Insurance Announces Management Moves, Wharton Study Recommends Short-Term TRIA Renewal, Study of Long-Term Solution, When It Comes to Crane Safety, It’s Not Safety First but Safety Always, White Mountains to Acquire Sirius Insurance, Why agents oppose contingent commission settlements, Why agents oppose contingent commission settlements, Why agents oppose contingent commission settlements, Why agents oppose contingent commission settlements, Why agents oppose contingent commission settlements, Why agents oppose contingent commission settlements, WIAA Insurance Services Adds Carriers to its Portfolio, Will Reinsurance Rebound from Terrorist Strikes in the U.S.’, Will Reinsurance Rebound from Terrorist Strikes in the U.S.’, Willis AG Acquires Swiss Insurance Broker, Burkart Risk, Willis HRH Appoints Leaders for South Central and West Regions, Willis Re’s Underwood Appointed to Board of Casualty Actuarial Society, Wilmington Partners with Zurich U.S., Winners of IMCA Showcase Awards Named, Winters Promoted to Head of Casualty for Global Corporate at Zurich, Winterthur to Merge Operations, Cut 350 Jobs, Wis. Commish Announces Administrative Actions, With Katrina Insurance Finally Settled, Mississippi College Starts Rebuilding, With Technology, the One Constant is Change, Wm. Rigg Purchases Webber Insurance Agency, Woman Arraigned for WC Fraud, Workers’ Comp, Workers’ Comp Texas, A League of its Own, Workers’ Comp TexasA League of its Own, Workers’ Compensation, Working with Blowouts, Knock-for-Knocks and Other Oil Patch Oddities, Working with Blowouts, Knock-for-Knocks and Other Oil Patch Oddities, World Economic Forum Presents Global Risks Report for Davos Summit, World Economic Forum to Grapple with Global Concerns, World Trade Center Developer, Port Authority Sue Insurers, World Trade Center Leaseholder Loses Bid to Cover Legal Costs, World’s Biggest Broker Faces Uncertain Future, Worldwide Facilities Hires Brokers in Seattle, Phoenix and Los Angeles, WSJ Says European Insurance Stocks Due for Rally, WTC ATTACKS WERE TWO EVENTS, SAYS JURY:, Wyman Named UK Head of Casualty for Torus, XL Adds Two Execs to Lead Surety Division, XL Announces Three Executive Appointments, XL Celebrates 20th Anniversary with ‘Global Day of Giving’, XL Forms Global Product Development, XL Holds ‘Global Day of Giving’, XL in Partnership with City of Zurich to Provide Career Education Program, Xl Insurance Hires 8 Engineers for Global Property Loss Prevention, XL Insurance Names Cabot Director of Global Programs, XL Insurance Promotes Mc Enery to Sr. VP, Central Region Executive, XL Makes New Appointments to Construction Practice, XL to Hold ‘Global Day of Giving’, Young Agents Conference President’s Panel Named, Zenith Insurance Adds Ladner as Regional VP in Texas, ZFS Affirmed, ZFS Floats Converium, Two Top Exec’s to Leave, ZFS Names Riddell and Wemmer to Executive Committee, ZFS Notes Dismissal of Holocaust Class Action, ZFS Outlook Stable, ZFS Says Net Hurricane Claims Around $400 Million, ZFS Sells U.K. Fund Manager – Capital Goals Achieved, ZFS Subs Outlook Revised to Stable, ZFS to Exit Insurance, Asset Management Business in Sri Lanka, ZFS’ Centre Solutions on Watch Neg, Zurich ‘A+’ Affirmed, Zurich (Ireland) Opens Branches in France, Sweden and Finland, Zurich 1H Net up 9% to $1.957 Billion, Zurich 1st Half Net up 21% to $1.799 Billion; Farmers Profit Up, Zurich 2009 Net Income up 6% to $3.2 Billion; Farmers Boosts Profits, Zurich 9 Month Net Jumps 25% to $4.157 Billion; Farmers up 6%, Zurich Acquires 50% of Spain’s Caixa Sabadell Life & P/C Insurance Units, ZURICH ACQUIRES CNA ENERGY, Zurich Acquires German Insurer, Zurich Acquires German Warranty Insurer Real Garant, Zurich Acquires Ireland’s Wrightway, Zurich Acquires Lebanon’s Compagnie Libanaise D’Assurances, Zurich Acquires Majority Stake in Russia’s NASTA, Zurich Acquires Spanish Surety Group, Zurich Acquires Stake in New China Life, Zurich Acquires Stake in New China Life, Zurich Acquires Turkish Insurer, Zurich Acquiring 50% Stake in Spain’s Banco Sabadell’s Insurance, Zurich Adds 100 Small Business Workers’ Comp Classifications, Zurich Adds Environmental Office for New England Region, Zurich Adds Staff to Midwest, East Regions, Zurich agents caught in compensation disclosure web, Zurich Agrees to Terms to Close Multi-State Bid-Rigging Probe, Zurich agrees to terms to close multi-state bid-rigging probe, Zurich agrees to terms to close multi-state bid-rigging probe, Zurich Allied Shareholders Approve Share Unification Plan, Zurich American Sues Microsoft, Zurich and Hellman & Friedman call off Universal Underwriters sale after regulatory issues surface, Zurich Announces Appointments in Global Division, Zurich Announces Executive Committee, Sr. Management Changes, Zurich Announces Realignment Plans, Zurich Announces Restructured Senior Management Appointments, Zurich Appoints Chen to Head Greater China Group, Zurich Appoints Enelow Global Financial Lines Practice Leader, Zurich Appoints Flood as North American Crime Product Manager, Zurich Appoints Grünbichler Head of Group Risk Management Policy and Research, Zurich Appoints Hongler Swiss CEO, Zurich Appoints Howie CFO, CAO – Asia-Pacific/ Middle East, Zurich Appoints Kath, Barnes to New Claims Positions, Zurich Appoints Lopez to Head Spain, Zurich Appoints Mered Mideast CEO, Zurich Appoints New Group Heads for Human Resources, Marketing and Communications, Zurich Appoints Parker as CEO of Direct Business in Europe, Zurich Appoints Political Risk Underwriter for Washington, Zurich Appoints Two New International Execs, Zurich Appoints Vitale as Deputy CEO-Global Corporate, Group Management Board, Zurich Appoints Vitale CEO – Global Corporate Business, Zurich Backs Global Trade Finance Program Expansion, Zurich Board Chairman Van Wachem to Retire; Gentz Chosen as Successor, Zurich Board of Directors Extends CEO Schiro’s Contract through 2009, Zurich BOP up 48% to $5.9 Billion, Zurich Bounces Back – Posts $701 Million 1st Half Net Income, Zurich Bounces Back with $2.1 Billion 2003 Net; Best Comments, Zurich Buys Rest of Endsleigh Shares, Zurich Buys Stake in Anglo SA Eagle, Zurich CFO’s Suicide Followed Disagreement on Business Targets, Zurich Closes Acquisition of 50% Stake in Spain’s Caixa Sabadell, Zurich Closes Brazil Acquisitions, Zurich Closes DWS Vita Acquisition, Zurich Closes NASTA Acquisition, Zurich Closes Turkish Deal; To Acquire 50% Stake in Spain’s Can Soluciones, Zurich Commercial Expands Group Captive Product, Zurich Completes Acquisition of Lebanese Insurer, Zurich Completes Banco Sabadell Insurance Partnership Deal, Zurich Completes Deal with Deutsche Bank, Zurich Completes Debt Issue, Zurich Completes Internal Legal Entity Restructuring, Zurich Completes Russian Acquisition, Zurich Completes Sale of Claims Management Group, Zurich Completes Share Buyback, Zurich Concludes $36 Million Reinsurance Pact With the IADB, Zurich Concludes Partnerships with 3 Non-Profit Organizations, Zurich Concludes Political Risk Agreement with Israeli Export Agency, Zurich Confirms $3.4 Billion 2002 Loss; Best Sees No Change in Ratings, Zurich Confirms $387 Million Loss in 2001, Zurich Considering New China Life Fundraising; Future P/C Growth, Zurich Covers Political Risk for Sri Lanka Hydropower Project, Zurich Creates New M&A Unit, Zurich Creates Policies for Carbon Capture and Sequestration Needs, Zurich Divests Interest in Thai Insurance Sub, Zurich Divests Taiwan Life Business, Zurich Downgraded, Zurich Downgraded, Zurich Enhances E&O Coverage to Address Increasing Technology Risks, Zurich Enhances Global Risk Assessment Module, Zurich Enhances Healthcare Primary Policy for Medical Facilities, Zurich Enhances Professional Liability Coverage for Architects, Engineers, ZURICH ENVIRONMENTAL PROMO, Zurich Establishes Asia-Pacific Corporate Business Unit, Zurich Establishes New Central/Eastern Europe Unit, Zurich Estimates $100 Million in European Flood Losses; No Estimate Yet on Katrina, Zurich Estimates Chile Earthquake-related Losses at $200 Million, Zurich Estimates Gustav, Ike Claims at Around $600 Million, Zurich Estimates Hurricane Katrina Losses at $600 Million, After Tax, Zurich Estimates Tsunami, Hurricane Losses at $185M, Zurich Estimates UK June Flood Losses at $400 million, Zurich Expands Agribusiness Footprint, Zurich Expands Cyber Security Coverage, Zurich Expands E-Commerce Insurance Program, Zurich Expands Energy Units in Western U.S., Latin America, Zurich Expands Global Market Capacity for Power Generation, Zurich Expands in Norway, Denmark, Zurich Expands Middle Market Directors & Officers Coverage, Zurich Expands Political Risk Capabilities in Asia, Zurich Expands Property Portfolio Protection for Construction Businesses, Zurich Expands Riddell’s Role to Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Zurich Expands Singapore Branch, Zurich Expands Subclasses of Small Business Division, Zurich Expands Underwriting Staff in Southwest, Zurich Expands with London M&A Unit, Zurich Eyes Brazil Growth, Zurich Eyes Latin America; Buys Majority Stakes in Brazilian Insurers, Zurich Favored to Buy RBS Insurance, Zurich Finalizes Acquisition of Indonesian Life Insurer, Zurich Financial Appoints Orator as Chief Administrative Officer, Zurich Financial Net Profit Falls by 5.5 Percent, Zurich Financial Posts Weak 1st Half, Zurich Financial Receives Subpoena, Zurich Financial Reports $100M Realized WorldCom Loss, Zurich Financial Reports Record Year Despite Hurricanes; Net Profit Up 30%, Zurich Financial Services Executive Notes Sept. 11 Redefines Risk, Zurich Financial Services Group’s Risk Engineering Recertified, Zurich Financial Services to Co-Sponsor with Aon, Zurich Financial, Bank of Scotland Form Alliance, Zurich Financial’s Farmers Forms Alliance With Bank of America, Zurich Focuses on Insurance Solutions to Climate Risk Challenge, Zurich Forms ‘Direct Business’ Unit, Zurich Forms Agreement With Marsh for East Coast Lawyers’ Program, Zurich Foundation Endows New Risk and Insurance Professorship, Zurich Frontrunner for Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance Buy, Zurich FSG Appoints Farmers Tutoki as Group Chief Claims Officer, Zurich Gaining Commercial Insurance Clients Away from Rivals, Zurich Global Corporate in North America Appoints Bergen in Southwest, Zurich Global Energy Acquires Energy Business from CNA Division, Zurich Global Energy Appoints Barber, Zurich Global Energy Appoints Derek Ratteray, Zurich Global Energy Appoints Two Senior Executives, Zurich Global Energy Creates Alternative Energy Team, Zurich Global Energy Names Hawker VP – Exploration & Production, Zurich H1 Net up 33% to $2.684 Billion, Zurich in Alliance with Italy’s SACE to Promote Global Surety Business, Zurich in Joint Venture with Abu Dhabi National Takaful Company PSC, Zurich Increases Capacity, Expands Appetite for Specialty E&O Business, Zurich Increases Key Profit Target, Zurich Increases Microinsurance Focus, Zurich Insurance Launches in Bahrain, Zurich Insurance Says It’s Actively Looking for Acquisitions, Zurich Insures $600 Million Petrobas Bond Issue, Zurich Integrated Products Accepting New Midwestern Businesses, Zurich Integrated Products Expands into Southeast, South Central U.S., Zurich Introduces Enhanced Professional Liability Coverage for Contractors, Zurich Introduces Insurance Policies for Defendants in Contract Litigation, Zurich Introduces Medallion Agent Program, Zurich Introduces New Environmental Liability Policy, Zurich Introduces Online Surety Bond Validating System, Zurich Introduces Online Tool for Employers, Zurich Ireland Authorized for European Corporate; S&P Assigns ‘A+’ Rating, Zurich Ireland Opens Branch Offices in Belgium and Italy, Zurich Launches ‘Market-focused’ Climate Initiative, Zurich Launches Global Industry Specialization Program, Zurich Launches Global Underwriting for Multinational Products, Zurich Launches Microinsurance Research Project in China, Zurich Launches New “International Brand” Campaign, Zurich Launches New Ad Campaign, Zurich Launches New Brand Campaign – Zurich HelpPoint Worldwide, Zurich Launches New Direct Insurance Offering in Germany, Zurich Launches Risk Management Tool for Technology Companies, Zurich Launches U.K. Private Client Unit, Zurich Launches Umbrella Product for Lumber and Hardware Firms, Zurich Launches Web Site on Technology Risks, Zurich Launches Z-Rx Insurance Solutions for the Healthcare Industry, Zurich Makes Group Risk Management Appointments in Europe, U.S., Zurich Makes Senior General Insurance Sector Executive Appointments, Zurich Makes Two Executive Appointments, Zurich Marks Achievements of Global Climate Initiative’s First Year, Zurich Meets Lowered Ist Half Forecasts, Zurich Moving Latin America HQ to Miami; Names Paredes CEO; Serna to Head Media Relations, Zurich MSG Opens Dallas Office, Zurich N.A. Announces New Download Capability, Zurich N.A. Appoints Seven Executives to New Regional Positions, Zurich N.A. Enhances Private Solutions Coverage, Zurich N.A. Enhances Small Biz Agents Web Site, Zurich N.A. Gets UHC Professional Liability Nod, Zurich N.A. Improves Small Biz Web Site, Zurich N.A. Names Controller/Regional Group Controller, Zurich N.A. Names Dunai to Lead Environmental Unit, Zurich N.A. Names Foley COO of Commercial Operations, Zurich N.A. Promotes New LOB Director, Zurich N.A. Sells Mountbatten Surety Co., Zurich N.A. Small Biz Launches Direct Bill Web Site, Zurich NA Appoints Marcus to New Account Executive Position, Zurich NA Commercial Names Cooper to Lead South Central Region, Zurich NA Gives Details on WTC Lawsuits, Zurich NA Latest Insurer to Suspend Employees as Fallout from Marsh Probe Continues, Zurich NA Launches Small Biz Finance Center, Zurich NA Makes Customer Billing Information Available Online, Zurich NA Names Financial Enterprises President, Zurich NA Names New Compliance Officer, Zurich NA Small Business Account Execs Now Are ‘State Agents’, Zurich NA Surety Creates Sales, Underwriting Teams, Zurich NA to Offer Surety Products Through One Unit, Zurich Names Bartnick North Central Property Regional Manager, Zurich Names Bill Casey Senior VP for Regional Management, Zurich Names Blake Regional Executive, Southwest Region, Zurich Names Bouchard to Head Climate Office, Zurich Names Bradley CFO of North American Commercial Operations, Zurich Names Brunet Branch Manager-Global Energy, Zurich Names Casey Sr. VP – No. American Commercial, Zurich Names Davis Executive VP – General Insurance, Zurich Names Doyle VP of Int. Program Business, Zurich Names Dunham Senior VP in West, Zurich Names Egan Head of Operations, Planning, Zurich Names Fairhead Chief Underwriting Officer, Zurich Names Hardman to New Post, Zurich Names Huerlimann CEO Global Corporate in Europe, Zurich Names James Schiro as New CEO, Zurich Names Kaplan Chief Underwriting Officer – North America Commercial, Zurich Names Kerner, Talbot to Global Management Posts, Zurich Names Lehmann Chief Risk Officer; Foley CEO No. Am. Commercial, Zurich Names Lindemann Middle Markets President, Zurich Names O’Neill as Broker Relationship Leader, Zurich Names Patton, Constantinou to Climate Initiative Team, Zurich Names Rebrin Latin America CEO, Zurich Names Reiter as Group Corporate Responsibility Manager, Zurich Names Richiski Head of Distribution, Regional Management, Zurich Names Riordan New President of Surety, Credit, and Risk Group, Zurich Names Sagalow as Chief Innovation Officer, Zurich Names Schiavone to Head Global M&A, Zurich Names Senior VP for Ceded Reinsurance for North America, Zurich Names Senn New Chief Investment Officer, Zurich Names Sepp COO for Europe General Insurance, Zurich Names Sommer Middle East Chief Operating Officer, Zurich Names Stuart to Head UK Insurance Business, Zurich Names Terryn as New COO of Global Corporate, Zurich Names Terryn P/C COO, Zurich Names Two Execs to Lead Casualty, Property Units, Zurich Names Two Regional Managers for Commercial Environmental Business, Zurich Names Vitale CEO, Global Corporate North American Operations, Zurich Names Wells Comp Director, Zurich Names Whitehead to Head Excess Casualty Unit, Zurich Net up 22% to $5.62 Billion, Zurich North America – Matthew Hoefert, Zurich North America Commercial Names Lehmann CEO, Zurich North America Commercial Names Rasor to Lead Construction Unit, Zurich North America Cuts 400 Jobs, Zurich North America Develops Alliance with Americana Program Underwriters, Zurich North America Environmental Kicks Off Incentive Reward Program for Agents, Zurich North America Environmental Makes Deal to Purchase Renewal Rights for Kemper’s ECB, Zurich North America Expands Availability of HR Care Program, Zurich North America Implements New Initiative for Underwriting, Zurich North America Introduces Business Interruption Coverage Calculator, Zurich North America Introduces E&O Policy for In-House Lawyers, Zurich North America Launches New Product Recall Coverage, Zurich North America Names Cooper SVP, National Sales, Zurich North America Names James Engel Exec. VP to Head Customer Services, Zurich North America Names Several Appointments in Surety, Zurich North America Names Southern Region Property Manager, Zurich North America Names Taylor as President of Financial Enterprises Center, Zurich North America Offering Group Legal Expense Coverage, Zurich North America Offers New Collateral Offerings, Zurich North America Reports More than Doubling E-Commerce Policies Underwritten in 2002, Zurich North America Small Business Forms Partnership with Foremost Co., Zurich North America Small Business Notes System Enhancements for Agents, Brokers, Zurich North America Surety Announces New Notary Public Bond/E&O Package, Zurich North America Unveils ‘Virtual Consulting’ Web-Based Service, Zurich North America Unveils Comprehensive Travel Assistance, Zurich North America Unveils FinanceSuite Product Line for Small Business Customers, Zurich North America Unveils New Product, Zurich North America Unveils Tool to Evaluate Exposures, Coverage Needs, Zurich North America Uses Online Technology to Partner with Other Carriers on Machinery and Equipment Breakdown Coverage, Zurich North America Will Not Invoke ‘Act of War’ Exclusions, Zurich North America, National Association of Wholesalers- Distributors Form Alliance, Zurich North America’s Surety Unit Focuses On Larger Contract, Zurich Obtains $225 Million Calif. Quake Backup from Lakeside Re II, Zurich Offers Asset-backed Securitization in Ukraine, Zurich Offers Home Environmental Protection Insurance for Homeowners with a Residential Fuel Oil Tan, Zurich Offers Political Risk Insurance for Carbon Credit Projects, Zurich Offers Small Biz Policy Docs on Demand, Zurich Opens 50 Specialty Programs to All P/C Agents Via Web Site, Zurich Opens Denver Office to Strengthen Local Ties, Zurich Opens Downtown Los Angeles Office, Zurich Partners with AmWins to Expand Accident, Health Products, Zurich Picks Campbell to Succeed Landry as Canadian CEO, Zurich Picks Perritaz to Replace Howie as Asia-Pacific/Middle East CFO, Zurich Plans U.K. Job Cuts in Restructuring, Zurich Posts $1.2 Billion Q3 Operating Profit; $751 Million Net Income, Zurich Posts $154 Million Q3 Net Profit; $2.8 Billion for 9 Months, Zurich Posts $2.7 Billion First Half Net, Zurich Posts $702 Million Q1 Net, Zurich Posts 35% Increase in Nine Month Net Income, Zurich Posts Huge 1st Half Net Loss, Slightly Over $2 Billion, Zurich Prices Share Offering at $43.75, Zurich Profit Picture Still Unclear After Annual Meeting, Zurich Proposes Former SEC Chief Accountant as Board Member, Zurich Proposes Two New Board Members, Zurich Provides Political Risk Insurance for Bolivian Silver and Tin Mining Project, Zurich Q1 Net Income Down 75% to $362 Million, Zurich Q1 Net up 21% to $779 Million, Zurich Q1 Net up 3% to $1.4 Billion, Zurich Q1 Net up 71% to $1.387 Billion, Zurich Q1 Net up Sharply to $114 Million, Zurich Q1 Operating Profits Increase by 31% to $1.359 Billion, Zurich Re Forms Professional Liability Unit, Zurich Re Wins Puerto Rico Approval, Zurich Re’s ‘AA’ Affirmed, Zurich Receives Approval for General Branch in Beijing, Zurich Reestablishes NY Offices, Zurich Refinances $3 Billion Credit Line, Zurich Renames London Branch; Martin Appointed to Head Unit, Zurich Renames Political Risk Group, Zurich Reorganizes Irish Subsidiary, Zurich Report Urges Truck Fleets to Reduce Crashes with ‘Telematics’, Zurich Reports ‘Excellent’ 9-Months, Zurich Reports $3 Billion 2008 Net Income; Operating Profit $5.2 Billion, Zurich Reports 29% Net Income Increase to $2.6 Billion; Rating Agency Comments, Zurich Reports 93% Rise in 1st Half Net to $1.448 Billion; Losses from Charley Estimated at $150 Million, Zurich Reports Big Increases in Q3, 9-Month Profits, Zurich Reports Nine Month Net up 21% to $2.256 Billion, Zurich Selects Haugh Global Corporate COO, Zurich Sells 10% Stake in S.A. Eagle to Support Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa, Zurich Sells Majority Interest in ZC Sterling Corporation to Trident III, Zurich Sells Scudder Financial Unit to, Zurich Sells Stake in Endurance Specialty, Zurich Sells Stakes in Spanish Life and P/C to Unnim, Zurich Sells Turegum to Harper Holdings, Zurich Services Corp. Partners with OSHA Fast Fix for Workplace Safety, Zurich Set To Buy Abbey Life, Zurich Set to Launch Converium, Zurich Settles Class Action Lawsuit for $455M Over Insurance Exchanges, Zurich Settles Class Action Lawsuit Over Insurance Exchanges, Zurich Settles with APRA over 2000 Accounting Info, Zurich Settles with Conn., Ill. and N.Y. officials for $153 Million, Zurich Signs Agreement with China’s Sinosure, Zurich Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Fortis for Turkey, Zurich Singapore Sale to QBE Completed, Zurich Surety Express Online Platform Rolls Out in 12 States, Zurich Surety, Credit in Alliance with Korea Export Insurance Corp., Zurich Takes Over INZIC – Major Shareholder in Baloise, Zurich Taps Gow to Head Specialty E&O Unit, Zurich Taps Haarmann as Chief Underwriter for Specialties Unit, Zurich Targets Emerging Public Companies With Management Liability, Zurich to Exit Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, Zurich To Expand in Australia and New Zealand, Zurich to Integrate European Business Divisions, Zurich to Issue Subordinated Debt, Zurich to Launch Global Risk Assessment Module at Davos, Zurich to Launch Microinsurance with Women’s World Banking, Zurich to Provide Dutch Export Credit Agency with Indonesia Cover, Zurich to Provide Up to $2 Million in SE Asia Aid, Zurich to Redeem $1 Billion in Debt, Zurich to Sell Most French Business to Generali, Zurich to Sell Philippine P/C and Life Business, Zurich to Sell Singapore Operations to Australia’s QBE, Zurich to Sponsor Inaugural 2009 Asian Amateur Golf Championship, Zurich to Underwrite Preferred Golf & Country Clubs for Venture Programs, Zurich Transfers More General Insurance Business to Irish Subsidiary, Zurich Transfers Zurich Capital Markets Operations To BNP, Zurich U.S. Announces Changes to Surplus Line Brokerage in California, Zurich U.S. CEO Sees a Bright Future in Financial Services, Zurich U.S. CEO Sees a Bright Future in Financial Services, Zurich U.S. Covers Turkish Political Risk, Zurich U.S. Expands Presence in Southwest, Appoints Four New Execs, Zurich U.S., The Hartford Forge Strategic Agribusiness Alliance, Zurich UK Flood Estimates: $260 Million, Zurich Unit in Deal with the African Trade Insurance Agency, Zurich Unit to Join the ‘Berne Union’, Zurich Units Under Review, Zurich Unveils China Broker Initiative, Zurich Unveils Supply Chain, Risk Assessment Products, Zurich Ups UK, Ireland Loan Loss Provisions by $330 Million, Zurich Ups WTC Loss Estimates, Lowers Profit Target, Zurich Voted ‘Best Private Insurer’ by Readers of Trade Finance for Third Straight Year, Zurich, 9 States Settle Bid-Rigging Case for $171 Million, Zurich, Allied World Lead Carriers for OnPoint’s Indian Nations Program, Zurich, Artex Expand Workers’ Comp to Temporary Staffing Firms, Zurich, Calif. Commissioner Settle Case Involving Liquidation of Superior Nat’l, Centre Insurance Cos., Zurich, CNA Announce Isabel Claims Centers, ZURICH, GARAMENDI SETTLE CASE INVOLVING SUPERIOR NATIONAL, CENTRE INSURANCE COS.:, Zurich, Hellman & Friedman Call Off Universal Underwriters Sale, ZURICH, INSUREZONE TEAM UP, Zurich, Lloyd’s to Pay $13 Million Settlement in Calif. Freeway Accident, Zurich, OneBeacon New Supporters of InVEST, Zurich, Sonoma Risk Insurance Design Plaintiff Litigation Insurance, Zurich’s ‘Impairment’ from Sigma Default $275 Million; WaMu $45 Million, Zurich’s CEO Comments on Results, Future Plans at Annual Meeting, Zurich’s CEO Discusses Industry Issues in Davos Interview, Zurich’s Emerging Markets Unit Adds Marketing Manager in Hong Kong, Zurich’s Farmers Group to Buy U.S. Auto Insurer Bristol West, Zurich’s Foundation Supports ILO’s Microinsurance Facility, Zurich’s Haugh Named COO, Global Unit North America, Zurich’s Kyrill Claims Around $150 Million, Zurich’s O’Sullivan to Retire, Zurich’s Patton Joins EPA Advisory Board, Zurich’s Q1 Operating Profit up 19% to $1.3 Billion; Net Income $935 Million
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