Commercial Lines News

What’s New in Today’s Construction Insurance Market

Brokers who specialize in the construction industry love their clients and are very committed to keeping up with their needs. Ask them, “So what’s new?” and the conversations inevitably veer off in various directions: risk management, pricing, hot areas, technology, …

Commercial Automobile Remains Sore Spot in P/C: A.M. Best

The performance of the commercial automobile segment continued to deteriorate through third quarter 2017, according to a new A.M. Best report. Commercial auto has been a sore spot in the property/casualty for several years. Commercial auto insurers have tried to …

Sioux Falls, S.D., Scores Record Year for Commercial Construction

Commercial construction climbed to another record-breaking year in Sioux Falls. Building permits issued in 2017 for commercial projects reached $739 million. City leaders say it’s the fifth year in a row that construction has reached record-breaking levels. The city’s biggest …

What Agents Want from Carriers in 2022: Survey

Independent agents and brokers who work primarily in personal lines believe competitive pricing, carrier technology and customer service will be more important in five years than they are now. The sentiment is quite different in commercial lines, where agents say …

Hackers Release More Unaired HBO Episodes: AP Report

Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series “Game of Thrones,” the Associated Press reported on Sunday. The hackers, who broke into HBO’s computer network and …

HBO Cyber Attack – Latest in Growing Problem for Hollywood

Sony. Netflix. And now, HBO. While the 2014 hacking at Sony Pictures pushed entertainment giants to take computer security more seriously, recent incidents have exposed weaknesses throughout Hollywood’s food chain. Last week, as HBO investigated a cyber attack on its …

Novarica: Commercial Insurers Prioritizing Tech Advancements

A new report by the research and advisory firm, Novarica, shows that commercial insurance carriers are modernizing policy administration systems and agent portals to support complexities of business. Novarica also says use of drones, internet of things (IoT), and mobile …

Survey: Agents Suggest How Carriers Can Move from ‘Good’ to ‘Great’

One would expect to see high levels of satisfaction between an independent agency and its top carrier, but that isn’t always the case. Peeling back the layers usually reveals fertile ground for improvement and shows the path to higher performance …

Insurance Rates for Architects, Engineers Stabilize or Decline in 2016: Survey

Although a slim majority of insurance companies providing architects and engineers professional liability insurance saw their rates stabilize in 2016, nearly one in three experienced modest decreases in rates. That’s according to a new survey by insurance broker Ames & …

A Look at Smart Buildings and Construction Risks

With “smart” building becoming the gold standard in today’s commercial construction world, builders, building owners, workers and insurers are dealing with new technologies and risks. These smart technologies — from high tech gadgets aimed at increasing building efficiencies to wearable …