United States to sign post-Brexit insurance deal with Great Britain

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The new bilateral insurance agreement is meant to provide greater regulatory certainty to the market. The U.S. Treasury and U.S. Trade Representative’s (U.S.T.R.) office have announced their intention to sign a post-Brexit insurance agreement with Great Britain. The goal is to establish insurance market continuity and regulatory certainty as Great Britain steps out of the European Union in March 2019. The new insurance industry agreement would greatly mirror the agreement between the U.S. and E.U. The United States signed an insurance deal with the E.U. back in 2017. In order…

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Forrest T. Jones & Company Launches National Professional Liability Insurance Program

Kansas City, MO – Forrest T. Jones & Company (FTJ) announced that it has completed an agreement with Arch Insurance Company to serve as the Program Administrator for Arch’s accountants professional liability insurance program. FTJ will market, underwrite and administer the program under its ProDefender™ product line to CPAs and CPA firms with annual revenues up to $5 million. The program will be offered to eligible accountants on an admitted basis in 28 states. ProDefender’s comprehensive coverage is designed to meet the needs of CPAs and CPA firms performing a…

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Former HHS Secretaries join forces to encourage health insurance market stability

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The countries past health chiefs recently spoke with a message to President Trump and GOP Congress members. Former U.S. health secretaries recently spoke with a message to President Donald Trump and GOP Congress members, saying that when it comes to the health insurance market stability, don’t make things worse. Their goal was to try to convince the lawmakers not to unbalance the stability even further. As it appears as though the Affordable Care Act is here to stay for at least the foreseeable future, the former health chiefs are encouraging…

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Cyber insurance market grows by over a third last year

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A recently released Fitch Ratings report suggests that this digital coverage grew by 35 percent. A new Fitch Ratings report suggested that the cyber insurance market’s premium exposure, estimated to be $1.35 billion, is greater than predicted. Fitch pointed to natural obstacles to differentiating the cyber related premium from other forms of multi-line coverage products. High profile hacking cases making headlines are driving interest in the cyber insurance market. “Take-up rates for cyber insurance are increasing with frequent reports of computer hacking incidents, including: network intrusions and data theft, as…

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Cyber insurance market growth is fast and healthy, says Swiss Re

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As worries over the impact of a hack, data breach or other similar risks, firms are insuring themselves. Swiss Re released a statement describing considerable growth trends in the cyber insurance market. The reinsurance firm pointed out that businesses are starting to see the importance of coverage in an environment where risks are skyrocketing. The Zurich-based giant it pointed out that the cyber risks are rapidly rising in their complexity and frequency. The Swiss Re Sigma report titled “Cyber: Getting to grips with a complex risk,” provided considerable insight on…

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Transatlantic insurance market gets shot in the arm from US, EU deal

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The United States and European Union have come to an agreement to boost this international marketplace. On Friday, the United States and European Union came to an agreement to shrink legal and capital hurdles to the transatlantic insurance market. The goal was to give a boost to both the insurance and reinsurance marketplaces. The transatlantic insurance and reinsurance markets are currently worth a combined $3 billion. This transatlantic insurance market accord is one that has been under negotiation for over a year. It is a follow-up to an agreement that…

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The Brexit insurance industry impact is already showing

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One of the first things that happened following the announcement of the voting results was plummeting shares. Across the United Kingdom, the Brexit insurance industry impact was felt right away as the voting results were revealed. Shares throughout the sector plummeted, leaving investors and insurers reeling. Growing fears from experts appear to have taken an axe to stock prices. The main concern is the effect the Brexit will have on Lloyd’s of London, the massive insurance market. Lloyd’s currently enjoys a special appeal to other insurance companies. This is because…

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