National Underwriter Property & Casualty-November 19, 2012

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  • Scott Bayer: Philadelphia’s New E&S Expert

    Shawn Moynihan

    In his new role as Senior Vice President of Excess & Surplus Lines at Philadelphia Insurance Cos., Scott Bayer will be tasked with defining the carriers presence in the nonadmitted market, identifying profitable target niches, expanding the insurers product offerings to existing agents and expanding its distribution sources.

  • A National Catastrophe Fund Is Long Overdue

    Jeff Grady

    Superstorm Sandy certainly earned its name: The combination hurricane/noreaster spawned high winds and high water, flooding lower Manhattan, erasing landmarks from the Jersey Shore and dumping three feet of snow in West Virginia.

  • Consumers on the Insurance Experience

    Editorial Staff

    In the interest of learning from regular Joe insureds across America their thoughts and opinions on the insurance experience, NU asked a sample of carrier customersour friends and familiesabout the decisions that factor into their purchase decision (price? advertising?); whether a relationship with an insurance agent is important to them;...

  • Cyber Coverage: Protecting Against the ‘Hack Attack’

    Anya Khalamayzer

    Cybercrime, including identity fraud, is the worlds fastest-proliferating criminal threat. According to Interpol, cybercrime, which used to be committed by expert individuals, is now perpetrated by organized syndicates that target big and small businesses alike. The crime-enforcement association estimates that, to date, such organizations have stolen up to $1 trillion...

  • Ruling by Florida Appeals Court Could Expand Protections for Workers’ Comp Claimants

    Sal Richardson

    By Florida law, unsuccessful parties in court cases are held responsible for the litigation and related costs of the prevailing partyand a recent ruling by Floridas First District Court of Appeals raises questions about whether that statute might deny injured workers their right to bring suit in Workers Compensation cases....

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