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Rain, Wind, Flood and Fire: Climate Change Poses Challenge for Catastrophe Models

Rain, Wind, Flood and Fire: Climate Change Poses Challenge for Catastrophe Models

The severe hurricanes and record-breaking wildfires that have caused widespread damage in recent years have heightened concerns that a changing global climate may be leading to more frequent and extreme natural catastrophes. Among the possible effects of climate change, stronger and slower-moving hurricanes may bring more devastating winds, higher storm surge and greater inland flooding; hotter temperatures can dry out vegetation and raise the risk of wildfires, particularly as people move into formerly wild areas. Those changes may lead to greater risks for property owners and higher-than-expected claims for insurers.

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Understanding the Issues Around Insuring Cannabis-Related Businesses

Understanding the Issues Around Insuring Cannabis-Related Businesses

The commercial cannabis industry is booming. It now employs more than 250,000 people, with legal marijuana sales reaching an estimated $9.7 billion across North America in 2018.

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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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Stresses Ease in California Earthquake Market
Stresses Ease in California Earthquake Market
Claims Advocacy Team Gets Carrier to Rescind Denial of Defense for Slip-and-Fall
Claims Advocacy Team Gets Carrier to Rescind Denial of Defense for Slip-and-Fall
Creativity Holds the Key to Dealer Open Lot Market
Creativity Holds the Key to Dealer Open Lot Market
Marketplace Tight for Healthcare Risks Despite New Capacity
Marketplace Tight for Healthcare Risks Despite New Capacity
2021 Excess Casualty Market Remains Firm
2021 Excess Casualty Market Remains Firm
New York Construction Market Steady Post-Pandemic
New York Construction Market Steady Post-Pandemic
Why Consider Personal Umbrella Insurance?
Why Consider Personal Umbrella Insurance?
CRC Helps Financial Services Firm Achieve Reversal of Coverage Denial and Agreement to Defend E&O Claim
CRC Helps Financial Services Firm Achieve Reversal of Coverage Denial and Agreement to Defend E&O Claim
Insurance Landscape Hardens Further as Wildfires Rage
Insurance Landscape Hardens Further as Wildfires Rage
Excess Liability: Do Follow-Form Policies Really Follow Form?
Excess Liability: Do Follow-Form Policies Really Follow Form?
CRC’s Claims Advocacy Helps Medical Imaging Center Obtain Carrier Agreement to Defend Wage & Hour Claim
CRC’s Claims Advocacy Helps Medical Imaging Center Obtain Carrier Agreement to Defend Wage & Hour Claim
Property Insurance: Inflation & Rising Building Costs Create ITV Challenges
Property Insurance: Inflation & Rising Building Costs Create ITV Challenges