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Changing Property Market Poses Challenges for 2020

Changing Property Market Poses Challenges for 2020

The property market continues to change amid decreased capacity and increased caution among carriers. There is little capacity left among many Lloyds syndicates, and domestic markets are more selective overall—particularly on tougher classes of business. While the first quarter of 2020 may bring some relief on capacity, insureds should expect increased rates, higher deductibles and greater scrutiny from underwriters. Valuations are particularly important along with better data on construction, especially for roofs. In this transitioning market, experienced brokers show their worth in finding the best solutions for clients.

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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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Do Contractors Have the Coverage They Think They Do?

Do Contractors Have the Coverage They Think They Do?

Do-overs can be good after making a mistake, but for construction contractors, there are a lot of downsides to redoing work. “Ripping and tearing out” construction materials after identifying an error can be costly, delay the completion of a project and damage the contractor’s business relationships. Even worse is the unpleasant discovery that such rework may not be covered by the contractor’s professional liability policy.

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One-of-a-Kind Labor Law Makes Insuring New York Construction Projects a Challenge

One-of-a-Kind Labor Law Makes Insuring New York Construction Projects a Challenge

From the Empire State Building to the Freedom Tower and the Hudson Yards project, New York’s construction industry has earned a global reputation for innovation. That vibrant spirit, however, has been dampened by a unique labor law dating back to the 1880s governing falls at construction sites. Commonly referred to as the New York’s Scaffold Law, this section of the Labor Law has driven overall construction costs higher, sent insurance premiums soaring above levels for other states, and led some major carriers to leave the market altogether. Those challenges make it imperative to work with brokers specializing in this complex and constantly changing market.

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New 2019 State of the Market at a Glance – Casualty, Construction, ExecPro, Healthcare, and Property

New 2019 State of the Market at a Glance – Casualty, Construction, ExecPro, Healthcare, and Property

Will premiums increase? Are terms and conditions changing? What lines of business have limited markets? Which lines of business have excess capacity? Here’s what clients can expect in the marketplace for 2019 in a quick and easy to read reference guide.

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Earthquake Market Stabilizes After Year of Volatility
Earthquake Market Stabilizes After Year of Volatility
Unique Labor Law Makes Insuring New York Construction Projects Challenging
Unique Labor Law Makes Insuring New York Construction Projects Challenging
Navigating the Minefield of Insuring Healthcare Staffing Agencies
Navigating the Minefield of Insuring Healthcare Staffing Agencies
Property REDY® Index Q1 2024
Property REDY® Index Q1 2024
Errors & Omissions REDY® Index Q1 2024
Errors & Omissions REDY® Index Q1 2024
Private D&O REDY® Index Q1 2024
Private D&O REDY® Index Q1 2024
Cyber REDY® Index Q1 2024
Cyber REDY® Index Q1 2024
Healthcare State of the Market at a Glance
Healthcare State of the Market at a Glance
Property State of the Market at a Glance
Property State of the Market at a Glance
Personal Lines State of the Market at a Glance
Personal Lines State of the Market at a Glance
ExecPro State of the Market at a Glance
ExecPro State of the Market at a Glance
Casualty State of the Market at a Glance
Casualty State of the Market at a Glance