Posts Tagged ‘Casualty’



August 16th, 2018

Being Prepared for Cyber Terrorism

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terrorism-rep-connections-banner-2Cyberattacks backed by hostile governments are increasingly a reality; companies should adopt strategies to strengthen cyber resilience.

Marsh’s 2018 Terrorism Risk Insurance Report, produced with support from Guy Carpenter, suggests that companies should implement strategies for scenario-based testing, quantifying the potential financial impact of an attack and reviewing options for transferring the financial risk from cyberattacks via insurance. Continue reading…

August 15th, 2018

Global Insurance Prices Rise for Third Consecutive Quarter

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dean_kisura_hsDean M. Klisura President, Global Placement and Specialties, Marsh

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Global commercial insurance prices rose, on average, in the second quarter of 2018, marking a third consecutive quarter of increases, according to the most recent Marsh Global Insurance Market Index. The increase in the index was driven largely by pricing for property and financial and professional insurance lines. Continue reading…

August 13th, 2018

Regulatory Landscape Part VI: California Consumer Privacy Law

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The European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which became enforceable in the spring, may be a model or a prelude to similar regulations across the Atlantic.

In late June, America’s largest state adopted California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. The California bill goes into effect on January 1, 2020, allowing lawmakers to propose changes before it becomes enforceable. Compliance with the law will most likely increase the costs of doing business. Continue reading…

August 9th, 2018

Regulatory Landscape Part V: NAIC Model Law

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The recently enacted European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Model Law and the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Act all address data privacy (the personal information of individuals) and data protection (using such personal information for business objectives), but from different perspectives. The NYDFS and NAIC regulations are focused on the technical requirements of financial service companies to assess cyber risk in their systems, implement additional security and report breaches promptly.

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August 8th, 2018

Regulatory Landscape Part IV: NYDFS Cybersecurity Act - Risk of Third Party Service Providers

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The recently enacted European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Model Law and the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Act all address data privacy (the personal information of individuals) and data protection (using such personal information for business objectives), but from different perspectives. The NYDFS and NAIC regulations are focused on the technical requirements of financial services companies to assess cyber risk in their systems, implement additional security and report breaches promptly. The NYDFS regulation became effective on March 1, 2017.

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August 7th, 2018

Regulatory Landscape Part III: New York Department of Financial Services Regulation

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The recently enacted European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Model Law and the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) Cybersecurity Act all address data privacy (the personal information of individuals) and data protection (using such personal information for business objectives), but from different perspectives. The NYDFS and NAIC regulations are focused on the technical requirements of financial service companies to assess cyber risk in their systems, implement additional security and report breaches promptly.

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August 6th, 2018

Regulatory Landscape Part II: Extra-Territorial Application of GDPR

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The European Union’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to company processing of personal data of European Union (EU) citizens, regardless of the company’s location. Mere accessibility of a controller’s, processor’s or intermediary’s website in the EU, containing an email address or other contact details or the use of a language generally used in a third country where the controller is established, does not necessarily bring the data within GDPR jurisdiction.

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August 2nd, 2018

Regulatory Landscape Part I: The New Privacy Order Created by GDPR

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on May 25, 2018, replaced the Data Protection Directive 95/46/ec as the primary law regulating how companies protect EU citizens’ personal data. The GDPR is expected to set a new standard for consumer data rights; companies will be challenged to put compliant systems and processes in place. For example, the GDPR takes an expansive view of what constitutes personal identification information; broader than that of the NYSDFS or NAIC regulations. Continue reading…

July 31st, 2018

TRIPRA: The Need to Ease Rating Agencies and Regulators’ Concerns

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terrorism-rep-connections-banner-2In 2018, the minimum industry trigger for the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (TRIPRA) increased to USD 160 million, contributing to continued rating agency concerns. In late 2017, A.M. Best updated its terrorism methodology and fully integrated the peril into its stochastic Best’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (BCAR) Model. Continue reading…