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Habitability Lawsuits Raise New Risks for Apartment Owners, Insurers

Habitability Lawsuits Raise New Risks for Apartment Owners, Insurers

California juries are handing down million-dollar awards in lawsuits alleging apartment complex owners have failed to maintain ‘habitable’ properties. Insurers, concerned the litigation trend could spread, are adding exclusions to limit their risk. Brokers need to be aware of the impact habitability litigation and coverage restrictions can have on client property programs.

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PFAS: The Next Asbestos?

PFAS: The Next Asbestos?

Chemicals commonly used in fire-fighting foams and a wide range of household items, from non-stick cookware to stain-resistant carpet, are turning up more often as exclusions on insurance policies. That’s due to a growing wave of litigation over water contamination and rising concerns among insurers that the chemicals per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, could expose them to the same kind of expensive, unanticipated claims as asbestos did a generation ago. While property owners may see more scrutiny over PFAS, environmental insurance can still provide effective risk transfer in many cases.

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Significant Challenges Facing the Construction Insurance Marketplace

Significant Challenges Facing the Construction Insurance Marketplace

The construction industry has seen significant growth over the last several years. However, emerging trends such as large rate increases and reductions in excess capacity are posing challenges for construction insureds as the insurance market hardens. An increase in high-value claim payments and settlements, labor shortages, and more careful deployment of underwriting capacity are all factors adding difficulty to the state of the market across the country.

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Habitational Market Takes a Hard Turn

Habitational Market Takes a Hard Turn

After years of losses in the multifamily habitational market, insurers have become far more cautious for both property and casualty coverages, cutting back capacity or even leaving the market altogether. Rates and deductibles have been rising—sometimes significantly—as carriers, more closely scrutinize the risks they are willing to entertain while adding a variety of exclusions.

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Awareness of Concussion Risk Impacting the Insurance Industry

Awareness of Concussion Risk Impacting the Insurance Industry

The CDC estimates that almost 3 million Americans were affected by concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) related emergencies in 2014, with almost a third of those events impacting children.

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