National Underwriter Property & Casualty-June 2013

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  • King Corn

    Bonnie Cavanaugh, E&S Editor

    Burgeoning corn production in the U.S. hit historic levels last summer, but will it help reshape the future of the federal crop insurance system?

  • Personal Lines Customers Still Prefer to Buy from Agents: Survey

    staff Writer

    U.S. consumers are turning to digital sources for insurance quotes and other information, but still prefer personal contact with agents when purchasing insurance products, according to an Accenture survey of more than 4,000 U.S. automobile and home insurance customers.

  • Tornadoes Destroy Oklahoma Town, Take Lives in Texas

    Anya Khalamayzer

    On May 20 an EF5 tornado more than mile wide ripped through the suburbs of Oklahoma City for 40 minutes and laid to waste the 55,000-population city of Moore. Meanwhile, mid-May tornadoes in north-central Texas also damaged multiple homes, killing six people and injuring 100.

  • The Things That Matter: "An Ounce of Prevention"

    Shawn Moynihan

    The tragedy of the West Fertilizer Co. in West, Texas, presents an opportunity for agents & brokers to do a serious gut-check on whether their clients are carrying enough coverage, and whether the insured fully understands the protections they do have.

  • West Fertilizer Co. Carried Only $1M in Liability Insurance

    Chad Hemenway

    The West Fertilizer Co., site of a massive explosion that killed 15people and damaged or destroyed more than 100 homes, two schools and multiple businesses, carried $1million in liability insurance, National Underwriter has confirmed.

  • Top TPAs

    staff Writer

    Risk managers from both the public and private sectors pull back the curtain on their third-party administrators and discuss why these vendors remain a great fit.

  • Ghosts, Jewels & Man Boobs

    Caterina Pontoriero

    Claims adjusters never know what theyre going to encounter when a client has a loss. They meet a lot of strange characters throughout their careers, and their clients oddball personalities are trumped only by their similarly bizarre claims.

  • Man in Motion

    Anya Khalamayzer

    Al Gorski knows well the exposures that must be considered when overseeing the development of transportation projects. Gorski provides risk consultation for the Orange County Transportation Authoritys freeway and large capital projects, as well as Workers Compensation, loss-control, casualty, property, litigation and risk-financing programs.

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