Insurance rates spike for businesses with exposures to the Russian war in Ukraine

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Premiums have doubled or more for certain companies most affected by risks from the conflict. Insurance rates for businesses with exposures to the Russian invasion of Ukraine have doubled or more. This is particularly true of shipping firms and certain airlines. Throughout the first quarter of 2022, global commercial coverage premiums rose by 11 percent. The 11 percent insurance rates increase was announced by broker Marsh, which said that the Russian war in Ukraine was placing upward pressure on the premiums businesses are paying. That said, the overall hike in…

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Oil insurance rates “increased 10-fold” since Strait of Hormuz tanker attacks

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The attacks on oil tankers and U.S. spy drones since may have been driving the risk – and cost- skyward. Oil insurance rates to cover tankers transporting crude around the world have been rising sharply over the last couple of months. A US listed shipping company’s CEO pointed out that the recent attacks have spiked premiums. Since May, a U.S. spy drone and six oil tankers have been attacked near or within the Strait of Hormuz. That waterway is a strategic transport route that connects Iran, Oman and the United…

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Price of commercial insurance remains level for another month

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For the fourth straight month, the prices have kept themselves relatively static, said a new report. According to a recent report that was issued for June by MarketScout, the commercial insurance rates haven’t moved very much at all over the last four months, with only one exception. In June, the business interruption line of insurance did see its rates slide downward when compared to May. That said, the decrease that the commercial insurance rates saw in the business interruption line was only by an average of one percent, so it…

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Commercial insurance rates on the rise in the US

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MarketScout data shows growth of commercial insurance rates Commercial insurance rates continue to rise in the U.S., according to data from MarketScout, an insurance quotes firm. Rates have risen for four consecutive months throughout the country for various reasons, including the impact of natural disasters, fraud, and general issues involving theft and regulatory changes. Commercial insurance rates are expected to continue growing in the foreseeable future, especially where vehicle and property coverage is involved. Exactly how quickly rates will grow is not certain. Rates grow by 5% in June of…

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Property insurance rates experience “modest” increase in US

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A survey has indicated that American commercial policy rates have increased just slightly. The results of a new survey that was conducted by Towers Watson & Co. has revealed that the price of commercial property insurance in the United States rose slightly during the first quarter of 2012. It also indicated that business employment practices liability and workers compensation rose during that time. The rise that was experienced in the commercial property insurance rates from the last quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013 was – according to…

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