National Underwriter Property & Casualty-January 23-30, 2012

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  • State of Prosperity

    Chad Hemenway

    While insurance agencies in most parts of the country are enduring mighty tough times, some producers in North Dakota are so busy they have to turn away new business.

  • Man’s Best Friend—or Missile?

    Christine G. Barlow

    It has long been said that dog is mans best friend, and many people feel that way about their family pets. They are so attached to their pets, in fact, that they frequently take them along with them in the carand its not just a ride to the vet. Theyre...

  • Insurance Advertisement Power Rankings

    Bryant Rousseau

    For much of the year, Sundays are a time when I try to take advantage of New Yorks cultural offerings by heading to museums. But on Sundays in late January, I change gears and unashamedly glue myself to my television set to watch the NFL playoffs (Go Patriots!). This means...

  • 4 Trending Risks for Recession-Recovering Restaurants

    Bill Shea

    During the recession, restaurants lost millions of customers who were cutting back on discretionary spending. Now many dining establishments are rebuilding their businesses, sometimes by trying new techniques and offering different services.

  • GAO Report on RRGs Not Helpful, Says Risk Expert

    Arthur D. Postal, Caroline McDonald

    While the recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on risk-retention groups (RRGs) recommends that Congress pass legislation clarifying certain provisions of the Liability Risk Retention Act (LRRA), it doesnt go far enough, according to one industry expert.

  • Stronger P&C Players to Pull Away from Pack in 2012: KBW

    Chad Hemenway

    Global investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) says P&C insurance companies may not see improvements in earnings per share or return on equity in fourth-quarter earnings, but theres a silver lining for some companies.

  • Social-Services Profile: Canfield Insurance Solutions

    Bonnie Cavanaugh, E&S Editor

    Market conditions for insurance in the nonprofit sector have shown sure signs of a hardening over the past six months, with prices stabilizing overall and slowly inching upward for some classes of risk.

  • Risk Management Enters Everyday Business Lexicon

    Caroline McDonald

    An increasing emphasis on enterprise-risk management in the corporate world is reflected in the higher-education sector, with more courses and research exploring the concept at universities with established RM programs.

  • When Calculating Risk for Reinsurers, Consider Monte Carlo

    Randy Heffernan

    In the world of reinsurance, accurately determining risk is critical. Reinsurance policies are typically taken out on the largest of risks, those that are too big for an individual insurance company to handle alone. Risk embodies the very nature of the business, and actuaries who work in reinsurance must therefore...

  • Vermont Reports 41 New Captives in 2011

    Caroline McDonald

    Vermont increased its number of captive-insurance companies in 2011 from the two previous years as the state continues to see growth in that industry, capturing six captives that were domiciled elsewhere.

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