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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Berkshire Hathaway to expand commercial insurance lines

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Commercial insurance proves attractive for Berkshire Hathaway Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate with strong ties to the insurance industry, has somewhat ambitious plans to expand its commercial insurance business in the coming years. The company has remained somewhat stagnant with its commercial lines for some time, biding its time and hoping to ride out some of the turbulence that has been common throughout the insurance industry recently. The company recently acquired four new executives from the American International Group (AIG), and now plans to put more focus on its commercial…

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More investment in nanotechnology research needed, says National Research Council

Scientists from the National Research Council in the U.S. are urging insurers to invest more money in studying nanotechnology. The technology has advanced significantly in the past decade and now holds major promise in medical applications and consumer products. Council scientists say that the potential health hazards of the technology are not yet fully understood and that an additional $24 million a year is required to fill in the knowledge shortfall. Without an intimate understand of the risks associated with nanotechnology, consumers could face unforeseen dangers that will have a…

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Towers Watson report shows the cost of claims continues to outpace the rise in insurance pricing

Towers Watson, a global professional services firm, has released a new report showing the rising prices in the commercial insurance industry. The report shows that commercial insurance prices have grown for the second consecutive year by an average of 2%. Property insurance and workers compensation are the two fields where the increases in pricing are most apparent. The property insurance market is being bolstered by a number of natural disasters that occurred throughout the year, which prompted insurers to raise rates and prices for new policies. While prices are rising,…

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Commercial insurance market is on the cusp of a new growth

Jay Fishman, the chief executive of Travelers Cos. spoke at a financial services conference for Goldman Sachs, and announced that the insurer had boosted their business insurance prices in October by 5.2 percent, and in November by 5.8 percent, which are the most significant increases that have been made in a number of years. Travelers is known for painting a brighter image of prices than other insurance companies, and this latest announcement doesn’t appear to have changed that fact. However, at the same time, when the insurer said that it…

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