• Claims Data Standards Sought

    Claims Data Standards SoughtA joint claims standard initiative involving the Risk and Insurance Management Society and ACORD will be announced this week designed to improve ...

  • Underwriting Cycle Heads South Again

    Underwriting Cycle Heads South Again Following a three-year gentle recovery from the 1990s soft market for insurance, analysts observed that prices began to decline again ...

  • Ergonomics Rules Being Revamped

    Ergonomics Rules Being RevampedWashington Any new regulation on ergonomic injuries will have to address the concerns expressed by Congress, and avoid repeating the mistakes that ...

  • When The Agent-Insurer Marriage Fails

    When The Agent-Insurer Marriage FailsLike a marriage, the relationship between an agent and company may seem like a good match at the start, but as ...

  • Banks Put P-C Products Into Offerings

    Banks Put P-C Products Into Offerings Many banks have effectively incorporated the distribution of personal lines insurance products of partnering insurance companies into their suites ...

  • Mini-catastrophes Cost Insurers $100 Billion

    Mini-catastrophes Cost Insurers $100 Billion Although 2005 was marked by no major catastrophes, there were an unusually large number of both tropical storm and ...

  • Looking For Reasonable Commercial P-C Returns? Dream On...

    Looking for Reasonable CommercialP-C Returns? Dream OnIn decades past, commercial property-casualty insurers greeted the hardening of the market with relief, confident that the return of ...

  • Would Insurers Be Better Off Giving Homeowners Coverage Away?

    Would Insurers Be Better OffGiving Homeowners Coverage Away?The subject of this column is discounting and how insurers can use it to make a profit. Discounting ...

  • Reaction Mixed To AIA Federal Charter Plan

    Reaction Mixed To AIA Federal Charter PlanWashington Editor The property-casualty insurance industry remains sharply divided over state versus federal regulation in the wake of the ...

  • New Distribution Methods Costly: Study

    New Distribution Methods Costly: StudyA dramatic shift is afoot in the delivery of insurance products and servicesand higher acquisition costs are fueling a growing movement ...