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Property Rates Rise as Carriers Retrench and Prepare for the Changing Market

Property Rates Rise as Carriers Retrench and Prepare for the Changing Market

The term catastrophe became a part of everyday life this year as the global coronavirus pandemic spread across the country. With spring also came the "normal" catastrophes, including a spate of deadly thunderstorms and tornados. This was followed by an early start to a hurricane season that kept setting records through the summer, and a disastrous wildfire season for which the full scope of damages will not be known for some time.

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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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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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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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2018 State of the Market - Property

2018 State of the Market - Property

Winds of change are driving the property market in a new direction. Nature had been kind for more than a decade, sparing the U.S. from major hurricanes and earthquakes. At the same time, record-low interest rates lured tens of billions of dollars in alternative capital into insurance markets offering returns well above the rock-bottom rates available on more standard investments. The combination of new capital and relative calm combined to push insurance rates lower year after year — until now.

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Private D&O REDY Index December 2021
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Cyber REDY® Index December 2021
Property REDY® Index December 2021
Property REDY® Index December 2021