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Less Turbulence Ahead in the E&S Property Market

Less Turbulence Ahead in the E&S Property Market

Following a year-long reset, a less turbulent property market is offering reasons for cautious optimism as capacity stabilizes across geographies and lines of business. While challenging conditions persist, a more targeted approach to further adjustments is anticipated in 2024.

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Property REDY® Index January 2024

Property REDY® Index January 2024

The REDY Index leverages CRC Group’s collection of actionable data – the wholesale industry’s largest. It provides critical pricing analysis monthly, giving you a snapshot of the marketplace. The REDY Index generates instant intelligence on pricing trends by industry or coverage, enabling our retail partners to set accurate data-driven expectations with their clients. Removing the guesswork empowers CRC team members to negotiate competitively, consistently producing better outcomes, better deliverables, and better results.

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2023 Habitational State of the Market – Property

2023 Habitational State of the Market – Property

In 2023, the habitational insurance marketplace presents many challenges for property placements. Years of low rates and low valuations, combined with the impact of catastrophe events has created a perfect storm for the hard market. Property owners, insurers, and brokers find themselves grappling with a new reality where traditional underwriting models must contend with the weight of severe and frequent claims as well as the persistent specter of climate-related perils. Navigating this marketplace demands a deliberate balance between creativity, sound risk assessment, and adaptability to secure coverage.

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Florida Senate Bill 4-D: What Does it Mean for Condo Associations?

Florida Senate Bill 4-D: What Does it Mean for Condo Associations?

At 1:30 am on June 24, 2021, residents of the Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida, woke to a deafening crash. When they looked outside, residents saw the complex's South Tower had partially collapsed. It appeared as if the building had disappeared into thin air (source 1). Ninety-eight people died in the tower collapse, and hundreds more were temporarily homeless. The investigation into the collapse is entering its third year, and a final report isn’t expected until late in 2024. The cause of the collapse remains unknown (source 1).

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Louisiana Assignment of Benefits Ban a Win for Insureds & Carriers

Louisiana Assignment of Benefits Ban a Win for Insureds & Carriers

Louisiana’s property insurance market has been challenging after the state was hit by record hurricane activity during the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Louisiana suffered from a string of hurricane hits with Laura, Delta and Zeta hitting the state in 2020, followed by Ida in 2021. That heightened hurricane activity generated approximately 800,000 claims in those two years alone, resulting in $25 billion in paid losses that caused insurers to pull back from the Louisiana market (source 4). In fact, 11 insurers writing homeowners coverage in Louisiana were declared insolvent between July 2021 and February 2023. Twelve additional insurers withdrew from the state and 50 companies stopped writing new business in hurricane-prone parishes, creating a capacity crisis. On top of capacity issues, legal system abuse had become a persistent issue in recent years with strict bad faith laws contributing to inflated claims payments and awards (source 1).

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Pollution Liability: Is a GL Extension Enough?
Pollution Liability: Is a GL Extension Enough?
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Decrypting the Digital Asset Insurance Space
Less Turbulence Ahead in the E&S Property Market
Less Turbulence Ahead in the E&S Property Market
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Excess & Umbrella REDY® Index January 2024
Excess & Umbrella REDY® Index January 2024
Cyber REDY® Index January 2024
Cyber REDY® Index January 2024
Private D&O REDY® Index January 2024
Private D&O REDY® Index January 2024
Errors & Omissions REDY® Index January 2024
Errors & Omissions REDY® Index January 2024
Property REDY® Index January 2024
Property REDY® Index January 2024
Disability Insurance: Protection When Illness or Injury Strikes
Disability Insurance: Protection When Illness or Injury Strikes