National Underwriter Property & Casualty-February 2015

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  • TRIA, at Long Last

    Ted Besesparis

    In the end, things went smoothly. But getting to that point in the renewal of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) proved to be very difficult.

  • Insuring the Non-Traditional

    Chris Amrhein

    When Frank Sinatra originally recorded the song Love and Marriage in 1955, it became a huge hit. Yet, like many once-popular notions, those lyrics seem nostalgically quaint in our current world.

  • Grow Sales for New Producers

    Kenneth L. Fields, CIC, CPCU

    Getting started in the insurance business isn't easy. Estimates are that two-thirds of all new producers don't survive their second year, and those who do typically write a pitifully small amount of new business. Here's what Ive learned about being successful from the more than 800 new producers Ive coached...

  • Don't Bet the Farm

    Barry Zalma, Esq., CFE

    Insurance only protects against events that are contingent or unknown at the time the policy is acquired. A Mississippi farmer named Mitchell Scruggs learned this lesson the hard way, after several years in court in multiple cases.

  • Law Firms Lack Proper Cyber Cover

    Hannah Bender

    For an industry that encourages its clients to protect themselves extensively against risks that could lead to damages to their business, results show that not all attorneys practice what they preach, Marsh's 2014 Global Law Firm Cyber Survey reveals.

  • Highlights from National Underwriter's Insurance Executive Conference

    Caterina Pontoriero, Rosalie L. Donlon

    More than 350 attendees from both the P&C and Life & Health insurance worlds gathered for two days of educational seminars and networking events at the 2014 Annual Insurance Executive Conference, hosted by the National Underwriter Co.

  • Charity Begins at Home

    Demmie Hicks

    I am honored to join the founding Board of Directors for the Georgia Chapter of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation's (IICF) Southeast division.

  • P&C Outlook Stable but Under Pressure

    Rosalie L. Donlon

    Is the property & casualty insurance economic picture better from the outside looking in, or the inside looking out? A panel of outside experts, followed by a panel of insurance company CEOs, considered this question at the Property/Casualty Insurance Joint Industry Forum, held Jan. 13 at New York's Waldorf-Astoria.

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