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Survey Finds 78% of Risk Managers Now Buying Cyber Insurance

The tenth year of the Zurich North America and Advisen Cyber Survey reveals that 78% of risk managers now purchase some level of cyber insurance — compared to only 34% in 2011. Of this record of 78% with some cyber …

How COVID-19 Court Lockdowns May Turn the Social Inflation Tide

Defense attorney Ellen Greiper reported receiving more than the usual number of phone calls from plaintiffs attorneys earlier this month, suggesting that the call dynamics could be signaling a COVID-driven change in social inflation trends. “I have had a flurry …

Target Markets Study: Program Business Revenue Doubled in 5 Years

The financial performance of commercial property casualty insurance program administrators continues to outpace the performance of the overall property casualty insurance markets, according to the most recent study for the Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA). Program business premium revenues …

Risk Modelers Aim to Gauge Risks of ‘Cyber Hurricane’

Even as the Sony Corp. cyber attack laid bare the kinds of vulnerabilities that typically drive companies to buy insurance policies, the lack of a risk model for insurers means such protection is not always easy to get. Unlike earthquakes, …

Keogh Named Advisen CEO, Succeeding Ruggieri

Former Eqecat, Tiger Risk and RMS executive William Keogh has been named CEO of data and analytics company Advisen Ltd. The company said Keogh will start at Advisen on October 20, following the departure of former CEO and Advisen co-founder, …

Advisen’s Ruggieri Replaces Hooper as North America CEO for Cooper Gay Swett Crawford

Global wholesale and reinsurance broker Cooper, Gay, Swett & Crawford said that Thomas P. Ruggieri will join the company as chief executive officer and president of the North American operations effective Oct. 10. Ruggieri, CEO at Advisen Ltd., replaces Shaun …

New Ohio Drilling Policy May Be Good for Oil & Gas, Insurance Industries

Ohio in mid-April 2014 enacted stricter regulations for oil and gas drilling near faults or areas of past seismic activity, a move that some, including insurers, may view as a step in the right direction. The Ohio Department of Natural …

If Fracking Is the Question, Insurers May Ask – What Is the Answer?

When it comes to the use of evolving technologies such as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in oil and gas production one big question insurance companies are faced with is: to insure or not to insure? That is a key question …

Top Loss Leaders in the Oil Patch? Commercial Auto, Workers’ Comp

There’s no doubt that new advancements in the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, are driving the current production boom in the oil patch. The technique, which is used to retrieve oil and gas reservoirs that previously were inaccessible via …

Insurance Capacity for Oil & Gas Is Plentiful but Contract Wording May Be Tricky

The insurance capacity is there to cover the risks associated with the current oil and gas boom in Texas and the nation, experts say, but agents and their customers should be vigilant in their efforts to understand the wording in …