Government seeks information from insurers regarding terrorism insurance program

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Federal government is requesting that insurers submit data concerning the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program The U.S. federal government is requesting information from insurers participating in the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program. The insurance program was established in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 and was reauthorized in 2015 through 2020. The program is meant to serve as a financial backstop for insurers, allowing them to effectively mitigate the risks associated with acts of terrorism. While such acts are quite rare in the United States, insurers still face certain…

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The terrorism insurance law’s expiration boosts uncertainty

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The federal program could end at the close of 2014, causing costs in commercial real estate to spike. The federal terrorism insurance is on the cusp of expiring and many in the industry are now cautioning that if it is allowed to be eliminated or scaled back, this could cause costs in commercial real estate to take off in an unprecedented way. The federal Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIPRA) expiration could lead to liquidity risks. Reports are showing that terrorism insurance continues to play an important role, which…

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Pakistan to launch new terrorism insurance pool to attract foreign investors

As the awareness of terrorism in the Middle East grew amongst businesses operating in the region, many foreign and domestic investors began to flee several countries in the area hoping to escape costly losses as the result of attacks. Pakistan was particularly impacted by the exodus of businesses. Over the years, however, the Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has been working to attract investors to the country. One of the ways the commission aims to accomplish this goal is to introduce a new insurance pool designed specifically with terrorism risk…

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How to measure the risk of terror

Post anniversary to September 11, the horrible event occurring over ten years ago now, there has been a tremendous change to the way that border security and terrorism have been viewed in the United States. This is true of the government, businesses, individuals, and the insurance industry, which suffered tremendous losses to its own people when the planes hit the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Though damages resulting from acts of terrorism had been covered in typical all-risk commercial policies before the attacks, after…

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Post 9/11 insurance industry is vastly different, says report

This weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks which brought down New York City’s World Trade Center. Since the attack, the political landscape has changed dramatically, a shift that has been mimicked throughout society as terrorism more people became aware of terrorism. Many things changed in the wake of 9/11, and while many of these changes resided within the boundaries of the nation, the entirety of the world’s insurance industry underwent a drastic shift. The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I) has been studying the changes in the worldwide…

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