National Underwriter Property & Casualty-December 1, 2013

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  • E&S Update: Prepped for Flight?

    Dave Lenckus

    Non-admitted underwriters are seeking across-the-board rate hikes for property & casualty risksand are covering more risks as standard lines insurers continue to shed unwanted business. Yet the surplus lines market has not entered the hard phase of the market cycle. Not even the massive insured property catastrophe losses stemming from...

  • Strength to Strength

    Shawn Moynihan

    When your goal is go from strength to strength, adding all-stars to ones team is a surefire way to do it. And thats exactly what were doing here at National Underwriter.

  • Damages from Explosive Midwest Storm System May Top $1 Billion

    Anya Khalamayzer

    The destructive storm system that pummeled the Midwest on Nov. 17 with lightning, hail, high winds and heavy rain may carry a price tag of up to $1 billion, according to Risk Management Solutions. Additionally, the storm could rank as the most expensive of the top five catastrophes of its...

  • Most Construction Insurance Lines Firming: Marsh

    staff Writer

    U.S. construction firms on average paid more for their insurance in the first half of 2013 as underwriters continue to seek price increases across the breadth of their contractor portfolios, according to a report published by Marsh.

  • What Drives Small Business Insurance Purchases?

    Laura Mazzuca Toops

    Small businesses rely on independent agents and brokers who act as risk advisors and have a deep understanding of their businessesand rank insurers on the breadth and quality of their policy offerings, according to the J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Small Business Commercial Insurance Study.

  • Your Source for Agency Success

    Laura Mazzuca Toops

    If youre a regular reader of National Underwriter, you might wonder who I am. If youre also a regular reader of American Agent & Broker, youre probably wondering what Im doing here.

  • Executive of the Month: QBE's Jeffrey S. Grange


    Youve served in various capacities in management liability and professional lines underwriting areas for more than 25 years. How has this line evolved in that time in terms of exposures, and what are some of the greatest exposures that executives need to be insured against these days?

  • Staying Afloat

    Michael Burke

    Robert Redfords new movie All is Lost serves a subtle reminder to the overseas shipping industry of the perils their business may face. After Redfords sailboat collides with a giant shipping container floating in the ocean, he finds himself in an intense man-against-the-sea drama.

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