National Underwriter Property & Casualty-April 2014

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  • The Chalkboard

    staff Writer

    A look at how severe winter weather has directly affected the bottom lines of many U.S. businesses.

  • Driving Need

    Robert Passmore

    With the emergence of the sharing economy where web and smartphone-based tools allow individuals to share goods and property, some tools have morphed into commercial enterprises.

  • For Richer and Poorer

    Mark Galante

    Superstorm Sandy may have provided the most persuasive argument yet for the benefits of insurance coverage designed specifically for the owners of high-value homes.

  • Check the Manual

    Louie Castoria

    Consumers of mass-produced products are accustomed to seeing guidance on packaging and instruction manuals. But where are the users guides to insurance policies?

  • Rental Dilemma

    Chris Amrhein

    Spring brings baseball, road tripsand confusion over PAP coverage for rental cars

  • The Value Gap

    Tom Barrett, CIC, AIA

    Seven ways to create more worth to your customer

  • Mindset Over Matter

    Shawn Moynihan

    One of my favorite things about being a journalist is that no two days are the same, partly because there always is something new to learn and new perspective to be gained if youre listening.

  • Creative License

    Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE

    Insurance departments ascertain that insurance producers, agents and brokers are competent and of good moral character before issuing them licenses to provide insurance products.

  • Reinsurance Market an Ever Softer Bet

    Phil Gusman

    Many property and casualty CFOs agree with what large brokers, analysts and industry observers have been saying: Alternative capital is holding down reinsurance rates, contributing to a market that is softer than the primary market.

  • U.S. P&C Carrier M&A Dips in 2013

    Phil Gusman

    Uncertainty and risk aversion trumped other, more favorable mergers and acquisitions factors present in 2013 to drive U.S. property and casualty M&A activity to its lowest level since 2008-09.

  • Insuring the ‘Red Barchetta’

    Laura Mazzuca Toops

    Driverless cars are becoming a realityand their impact on insurance may be even greater than the Affordable Care Act, says Valerie Raburn, vice president and chief innovation officer for the insurance division of Xerox.

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