Posts Tagged ‘Casualty’



February 7th, 2019

Automobile Liability Segment Outlook

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In 2017, writers of automobile (auto) liability insurance continued to cope with deteriorating combined ratios, which remained above 100 percent for the seventh consecutive year. While carriers have implemented effective strategies that improved their operations and as a result are achieving improved expense ratios, evolving market and environment factors continue to challenge auto insurers. Consequently, improved expense ratios and premium increases did not rise as rapidly as claims and losses. The outlook for the sector remains negative. Continue reading…

January 31st, 2019

Blockchain Today: A Young Technology That Could Change Everything

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Today, blockchain technology is about where the Internet was in the early 1990s. It’s an exciting and important technology but one that is still in its fledgling stage. The truth is, similar to how people were trying to figure out the Internet in the early 1990s, no one really knows exactly how it will revolutionize economies and cultures. But we do know—much like the Internet in the early 1990s—that blockchain is going to be a game changer.

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January 30th, 2019

The Evolving Directors and Officers Market – Part II

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Directors and officers (D&O) liability insurers are expected to remain willing to walk away from business or reduce capacity, if they are not getting the pricing they need, according to the report, The US Financial and Professional Lines Market in 2019: Our Top 10 List.

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January 29th, 2019

The Evolving Directors and Officers Market – Part I

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In the third quarter of 2018, primary and total program pricing for directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance increased for the third consecutive quarter, indicates the report, The US Financial and Professional Lines Market in 2019: Our Top 10 List, produced by Guy Carpenter’s affiliate, Marsh.

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January 24th, 2019

New Approaches to Understanding and Modeling Cyber Risk

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On October 21, 2016, a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) rendered a large number of the world’s most popular websites inaccessible to many users, including Twitter, Amazon, Netflix, and GitHub.

The internet outage conscripted vulnerable Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as routers, DVRs and CCTV cameras to overwhelm DNS provider Dyn, effectively hampering internet users’ ability to access websites across Europe and North America. The attack was carried out using an IoT botnet called Mirai, which works by continuously scanning for IoT devices with factory default user names and passwords. Continue reading…

January 23rd, 2019

Excess and Surplus (E&S) Segment Outlook

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The excess and surplus (E&S) lines segment of the insurance industry is an essential market for risks for which typically the standard insurance market does not offer coverage. The E&S market as a whole remained somewhat consistent and disciplined with its pricing and risk selection, with the first half of 2017 being very similar to 2016. Both primary and excess casualty rates were flat to up 5 to 10 percent depending on the line of business (LOB) and class. Specific areas, such as New York Construction and Transportation experienced double digit rate increases. Professional lines rates were overall flat. Continue reading…

January 22nd, 2019

GC Videocast - Global Risks Report 2019

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John Drzik, President of Global Risk and Digital at Guy Carpenter’s sister company, Marsh, explains the key findings and takeaways from The Global Risks Report 2019. The 14th edition of The Global Risks Report is prepared by the World Economic Forum with the support of Guy Carpenter’s parent company, Marsh & McLennan Companies.

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January 17th, 2019

Global Risks Report: Heightened Geopolitical and Geoeconomic Tensions

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extreme-weather-2Profound political, economic, societal, technological and environmental transformations are occurring at an unprecedented scale and pace and have become a part of day-to-day business life, according to the 14th edition of The Global Risks Report, prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF) with the support of Marsh & McLennan Companies and other partners.

This year’s report highlights a divided and disrupted world, characterized by heightened geopolitical and geoeconomic tensions, rising technological instabilities and increased environmental concern due to climate change. Continue reading…

January 16th, 2019

Top Financial and Professional Lines Risks in 2019

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The U.S. market for financial and professional insurance coverage saw a number of challenges in 2018, including new privacy regulations, an increase in workplace sexual harassment claims as the #MeToo movement continued to gain traction, and more securities litigation activity, says a report by Guy Carpenter’s sister company, Marsh. Continue reading…