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Severity and Frequency of Truck Accidents is on the Rise

Severity and Frequency of Truck Accidents is on the Rise

Commercial trucking often serves as a trusted barometer for the U.S. economy. In 2019, America’s truckers carried 11.84 billion tons of freight and generated $791.7 billion in revenue*.

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Challenges Ahead for Real Estate Casualty Coverage

Challenges Ahead for Real Estate Casualty Coverage

The market for real estate casualty coverage is tightening significantly both for primary and excess with fewer standard markets willing to provide coverage. Rates, retentions and deductibles are all heading higher as claims costs and jury verdicts rise, particularly for habitability claims in California and action-over claims in New York City. To avoid those kinds of claims, underwriters are putting much greater scrutiny on submissions, particularly in litigation-prone areas. In such a fluid market, communication ahead of renewals is critical to manage client expectations. As placements become more challenging, working with experienced wholesale brokers is the key to finding the best coverage options.

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Rough Road Ahead in Excess Casualty

Rough Road Ahead in Excess Casualty

The excess casualty market faces a rough road ahead. After a difficult 2020, the market is likely to remain hard at least through 2021 and possibly into the following year. Carriers continue to reduce limits and increase premiums as they grapple with the aftereffects of underpricing in the soft market. Much of the hardening is being driven by losses in auto, and also where social inflation is leading to more so-called ‘nuclear’ verdicts. Along with auto fleets, construction, real estate, habitational and hotels stand among the more difficult markets.

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Insurance Marketplace Adds to Uncertainty for Contractors

Insurance Marketplace Adds to Uncertainty for Contractors

Amid the stubborn coronavirus pandemic, institutional capital and developer investment has paused, forcing contractors to take a wait-and-see approach for their direction in 2021 and beyond. While the industry cheered the economic comeback of the third quarter after a record second quarter slowdown, developers and builders remain cautious, particularly in sectors deeply affected by the pandemic and the associated shutdowns – namely office buildings and hospitality. Well capitalized projects, including those funded by municipal bonds, appear set to continue on plan while other more speculative investments have been sidelined indefinitely.

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Hospitality Industry Struggles to Find Mold Coverage

Hospitality Industry Struggles to Find Mold Coverage

Mold has been a part of our environment for millions of years, and there are more than 100,000 mold species naturally occurring on Earth.

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State of the Market at a Glance | Casualty, Property, ExecPro, Personal Lines, Construction
State of the Market at a Glance | Casualty, Property, ExecPro, Personal Lines, Construction
Partnering With a PEO? Watch Out for EPL Coverage Gaps
Partnering With a PEO? Watch Out for EPL Coverage Gaps
Claims Litigation Comes Back to the New Legal Normal
Claims Litigation Comes Back to the New Legal Normal
Property Deductible Solutions to Save Money and Meet Lender Requirements
Property Deductible Solutions to Save Money and Meet Lender Requirements
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Has Consequences for Shipping Clients
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Has Consequences for Shipping Clients
Excess Liability: Do Follow-Form Policies Really Follow Form?
Excess Liability: Do Follow-Form Policies Really Follow Form?
Florida Market Still Reeling from Surfside Condo Collapse
Florida Market Still Reeling from Surfside Condo Collapse
Private Flood Market Offers Growing Opportunity
Private Flood Market Offers Growing Opportunity
Rapid Growth of TPLF Impacts Insurance Affordability
Rapid Growth of TPLF Impacts Insurance Affordability
2022 State of the Insurance Market
2022 State of the Insurance Market
Private D&O REDY Index December 2021
Private D&O REDY Index December 2021
Cyber REDY® Index December 2021
Cyber REDY® Index December 2021