directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance News

Directors & Officers’ Insurance Rates Surge on Fears of Coronavirus Litigation

Premiums for directors’ and officers’ liability insurance surged in the second quarter, broker Marsh said on Monday, as insurance underwriters fear the coronavirus pandemic will lead to hefty litigation claims. Premiums for directors’ liability insurance, known as D&O, in Britain …

Tesla Pays CEO Musk Nearly $1M for Controversial D&O Insurance Arrangement

Tesla Inc. is making a one-time payment of almost $1 million to Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk related to a controversial insurance arrangement he agreed to with the carmaker’s board earlier this year. The company is backtracking from plans to …

Companies Press Insurance Brokers for Workarounds to Rising D&O Costs

When Elon Musk said in April he was dropping the insurance policy that protects Tesla Inc.’s board from shareholder lawsuits, it got Skip McBride’s attention. To McBride, who used to manage law firm Bracewell LLP’s malpractice exposure, Musk’s decision to …

Ascot Launches U.S. Management Liability and Financial Institutions Unit

Ascot is launching a Management Liability and Financial Institutions group, led by Ryan Becker as executive vice president. The new group will offer a wide range of admitted and non-admitted, primary and excess directors & officers (D&O) and financial institutions …

BHSI Enhances Executive First D&O Liability Insurance in Asia

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) announced that it has enhanced its Asia Executive FirstDirectors & Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance to include a provision that reinstates policy limits exhausted by the entity or by individual insureds. “Corporate regulatory investigations have become …

Texas Sees 10.6% Growth in Surplus Lines Premium at Mid-Year

May 2018 was the highest-grossing month for surplus lines premium in Texas, with $681 million recorded, the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) reported. Total premium in Texas has increased to $3.06 billion, as of June 30, 2018. This …