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Highly Protected Risk (HPR) at one time was the standard of differentiation for property risks. If you were able to achieve this classification, a limited number of insurance companies were able to provide significantly greater policy limits with a much lower rating structure than the other standard insurers.

Limits on many occasions were equivalent to the insured’s total insurable values (TIV) at risk for the entire insured’s company. Rates used to underwrite the risk could be anywhere from 10 to 15 cents per hundred dollars of replacement cost value for various classes of business. In addition, acceptable classes of business ranged across a large spectrum of occupancies. These included hospitals, saw mills, furniture manufacturers, energy risks, and pulp and paper manufacturers. The key driver for HPR consideration regarding occupancy was whether the occupancy could be viewed as some form of manufacturing risk by the insurance company.

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