National Underwriter Property & Casualty-November 26, 2012

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  • Collectibles Coverage: Insuring Prized Possessions

    James Murdock

    Everyones familiar with the concept of collecting stamps, coins, comic books and even Star Wars action figuresbut how about collecting surgeons tools from the Civil War era or locks of celebrities hair?

  • Opportunity Brewing

    Chad Hemenway

    Beer brewing has far exceeded its tie-die-shirt-and-Birkenstocks roots to become a billion-dollar industry that has gained increasing attention from the insurance industry, especially in this growing age of specialization.

  • King of Beer

    Chad Hemenway

    The Hanover Group is the acknowledged leader among carriers in the craft-brewery space. Hanovers Craft Brewers Advantage product provides coverage for property, automobiles, employees and customers as well as risks associated with transporting the product, Professional Liability, Employment Practices Liability and Fidelity & Crime.

  • Kidnap & Ransom Coverage Keeps Pace With Growing Risks Around the World

    Jeremy Lang

    New hot spots are developing all the time in regions around the world. In parts of Asia, North Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States, criminal gangs, political turmoil and other threats are creating uncertain and hostile environments. Fast-changing conditions mean that regions can shift unexpectedly from...

  • New Trade Group to Focus on High-Net-Worth Segment

    Chad Hemenway

    A new trade association has been formed to focus specifically on a segment of the property-insurance industry that has seen substantial growth in the last several years: The Council for Insuring Private Clients (CIPC) has its sights on developing best practices for providing insurance solutions to the high-net-worth demographic.

  • When a Musician’s Hair Sells for More Than a Song

    James Murdock

    People in the 18th and 19th centuries collected hair as a keepsake to remind them of loved ones, much as religious people have long kept skull and bone fragments as holy relics. In the world of collecting, whats old is new again: Hair, clothes and other ephemera belonging to celebrities...

  • RMS: Sandy Insured Losses Could Reach $25B

    Chad Hemenway

    After taking its time to consider the many variables it said would prevent a quick assessment, catastrophe-modeler Risk Management Solutions has finally released its estimate of insured losses due to Superstorm Sandy: between $20 billion and $25 billion.

  • Aspen Insurance SVP’s Cat-Adjuster Checklist

    Christina Bramlet

    Whenmost people think of catastrophe adjusters, they probably envisionclaims professionalsdealing with fallout from weather-related events. But the universe of potential catastrophic claims is far broader than that and is growingespecially in regard to third-party and man-made catastrophes. These can range from environmental disasters and massive transportation snafus to technology crises....

  • Coverage Query: Workers’ Comp and Meal-Time Injuries

    Diana B. Reitz, CPCU

    FC&S recently received a question from a subscriber asking about liability coverage for injuries a restaurant employee suffered while on a lunch break from work. The details were a little sketchy (we dont know the state or exactly how she was injured), but the gist of the situation was that...

  • Pocket-Size Risk Tools: 10 Apps for Risk Managers

    Anya Khalamayzer

    Risk managers looking to utilize their mobile devices for help with their daily risk-mitigation efforts may consider these 10 smartphone and tablet applications designed to assist with such tasks as identifying the effects of a supply-chain disruption; staying on top of emerging exposures overseas; and choosing among deductible options. ...

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