Cyber insurance premiums rise while availability falls amid growing threats

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Though the coverage has been around for about a couple of decades, the risks are skyrocketing. Cyber insurance isn’t new to business coverage offerings, but as data breaches, ransomware attacks and other risks rise, so are premiums, while availability is dropping. The coverage is meant to help businesses overcome losses associated with these digital events. Losses covered by cyber insurance can include everything from the cost of repairing the damage to systems and securing them, recovering lost business or disruptions, paying ransoms, rebuilding a reputation and even legal fees in…

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Marsh report showed US commercial insurance prices spiked in Q3 2020

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There was an increase of 18 percent, primarily driven by higher property exposure rates. American commercial insurance prices rose by a striking 18 percent in this year’s third quarter, said a recent Marsh LLC report. The driving forces behind this sharp rise was higher rates for property exposures as well as for both financial and professional lines, said its authors. There was a 24 percent increase in US business property rates in the third quarter, said the report. That 24 percent property rate increase represents the largest spike in this…

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Chubb Adds Protection for Cyber and Other Crimes to Its Private Company Program

WARREN, NJ, December 5, 2011 — To help protect private companies from an increasing number of cyber and other crimes, the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has added insurance coverages and risk management services to its ForeFront Portfolio 3.0SM program. “The frequency and severity of cyber breaches, employee thefts, kidnappings and workplace violence incidents are growing concerns for many companies and their employees,” said Lisa Jones, vice president for private business management liability products for Chubb. “Private companies remain vulnerable to these potentially disruptive and expensive criminal incidents if they…

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