National Underwriter Property & Casualty-September 2013

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  • Invisible Killer

    Chad Hemenway

    Insurers are in the thick of it as sports leagues at all levels confront the complex, legally volatile issue of Traumatic Brain Injuries.

  • Executive of the Month: John B. Pettit

    John B. Pettit

    A recent survey conducted by Vertafore found that 77 percent of insurance agencies directly attribute their fiscal growth during 20122013 to the use of technology. How do you respond to that news personally, as a professional who works to find solutions in that space?

  • Personal Lines Moderating; No Signs of Hardening

    Mark E. Ruquet

    There are no signs that the personal lines market should be experiencing dramatic upward pressure, and could be moderating thanks to increased premiums and light catastrophe season so far this year.

  • When Disaster Comes Calling

    Bill Coffin

    In March 2011, the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami plunged the nation of Japan into its worst crisis since World War II. The magnitude 9.0 undersea earthquake about 43 miles off the peninsula of Tohoku killed some 16,000 people, injured more than 6,000 and left nearly 3,000 missing. It destroyed or...

  • E&O Update: Rate Hikes for Select Sectors

    Dave Lenckus

    Many professionals are fending off the double-digit rate hikes that longtime underwriters of errors & omissions coverage are seeking, with many of those clients finding themselves able to negotiate flat or only slightly higher rates.

  • Trans Re: Moving Mountains

    Michael Voelker

    Although headquartered in New York, Transatlantic Reinsurance Company (TransRe) lives up to its name, writing business on both sides of the Atlanticand the Pacific as well. Being domiciled in the U.S. gives the company significant advantages that offshore reinsurers cant offer, according to President and CEO Michael Sapnar.

  • Ocean Marine: How Rough is the Water?

    Bonnie Cavanaugh, E&S Editor

    Reverberations from Superstorm Sandy and the Costa Concordia disaster, as well as frequent movement among carriers both into and out of the segment, have shaped the face of the ocean marine insurance market for the past year.

  • 4 Tips to Sell Cyber to Small and Midsized Businesses

    Lisa Doherty, Todd Cusano

    Cyber liability insurance is growing by leaps and boundsas fast as EPLI by some comparisons but in a fraction of the time. According to online information security provider Symantec, businesses of all size were a potential target for attackers in 2012.

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