New/Emerging Risks

Cyber, Fire, Flood…The Triple Threat Facing Homeowners

Nov 23, 2021 / by Linda Jancik posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Insurance News/Current Events, Homeowners, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Insurance Line of Business

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Severe weather, especially wildfire and flood, is increasing across the United States. This is exacerbated by climate change with no reduction in sight. At the same time, cyber criminals, not limited by geography, can invade our homes and businesses from anywhere in the world. Insurers facing this triple threat to homeowners are keenly aware of the trends:

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Climate Change & Insurance…What’s Being Done About It

Nov 11, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Issues & Trends, Industry Associations, Regulatory/Compliance, Homeowners, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, Legislation & Regulation, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, AAIS Pulse, Insurance Line of Business

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Research from NASA points to several factors that support climate change from rising sea levels to warming oceans and glacial retreats. The effects of climate change have a significant impact on the insurance industry, which generates considerable premium, expense, and losses based on insured catastrophes. As these events become more unpredictable and severe, the industry must adapt.

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Members Influence Inland Marine Upgrades

Nov 9, 2021 / by Bob Guevara posted in Issues & Trends, Inland Marine, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, AAIS News & Views, AAIS Insights, Insurance Line of Business

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AAIS continues to evolve its offerings in the Inland Marine (IM) space, where it has long been an industry leader. Our most recent product update includes a Defective Design and Construction Coverage endorsement to go with a Builders’ Risk policy. This enhancement is a result of input and engagement by Members who were looking for something similar to the LEG 3 (London Engineering Group) endorsement. Its intent is to narrow a policy’s automatic exclusion, providing broader coverage for materials, workmanship, and faulty design during construction, making it easier for insureds to be made whole. The Defective Design and Construction Coverage endorsement is available for large and mid-size construction projects when traditionally, it was available only for large projects.

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AAIS, Berkley Re & Munich Re Experts Talk Cyber, Fire & Flood Risk

Oct 20, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Machine Learning/AI, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, AAIS Events, Events, Tech News, Homeowners, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, AAIS Insights, AAIS Pulse, AAIS Event Archives, Data/Tech, Insurance Line of Business

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The AAIS Pulse newsmagazine recently featured a discussion with experts from Munich Re, Berkley Re Solutions, and AAIS hosted by AAIS Vice President of Products John Kadous on the emerging risks affecting policyholders in the homeowners market. The focus was on the evolving threats around cyber, fire and flood and how they’re being impacted by climate change, technology and more.

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Maryland Insurance Commissioner Talks Talent, E-Commerce, Insurtech & More

Oct 18, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Machine Learning/AI, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, AAIS Events, Events, Tech News, Insurtech, Regulatory/Compliance, New/Emerging Risks, Working in Insurance, Legislation & Regulation, AAIS Insights, AAIS Pulse, AAIS Event Archives, Data/Tech

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The AAIS Pulse newsmagazine recently featured a discussion between Maryland Insurance Commissioner Kathleen Birrane and AAIS VP of Government, Legal and Compliance Robin Westcott. They covered a range of topics, from careers in insurance and climate change to National Association of Insurance Commissioner Working Groups, technology, insurtechs and much more.

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Bob Hartwig Sheds Light On COVID-19, Climate Change, Cyber Risk & More

Oct 13, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Community, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, AAIS Events, Events, AAIS Event Archive, Tech News, Regulatory/Compliance, New/Emerging Risks, Working in Insurance, Legislation & Regulation, AAIS Pulse, AAIS Event Archives, Data/Tech

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The AAIS Pulse newsmagazine recently featured Robert Hartwig, Ph.D., CPCU, industry expert and insurance professor at University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business. He spoke with AAIS CEO Ed Kelly on a range of topics facing the industry including COVID-19, climate change, cyber risk, year-end financials, and much more.

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Wind or Water? Breaking Down Slab Claims After Hurricanes

Sep 15, 2021 / by Matt Hinds-Aldrich posted in Issues & Trends, Homeowners, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, AAIS Insights, Insurance Line of Business, Flood Insurance, flood, risk mitigation, hurricanes, hurricane resource center, slab claim, risk awareness service, catastrophe, national flood insurance program

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Risk Management Service Inc. (RMS) estimates $25 billion to $35 billion in onshore and offshore insured losses in the Gulf of Mexico alone were caused by Hurricane Ida. This doesn’t include the damage to other parts of the country. While the fundamentals of hurricanes are widely understood these days, there remain several important nuances to hurricane losses that are essential to understand for insurers, regulators, and the general public alike. Here we will look at one less understood type of claim from hurricanes – slab claims.

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Swiss Re’s US P&C President Discusses Talent, Climate, Cyber, and More

Sep 1, 2021 / by Ed Kelly posted in Community, Insurance, Issues & Trends, Data & Technology, Insurance News/Current Events, COVID-19, Cyber, New/Emerging Risks, Climate Change, Working in Insurance, P&C Insurers, AAIS Webinar Series, flood, Swiss Re, cyber risk, wildfire, social inflation, talent, talent gap, cyber insurnace

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In this edition of CEO Angles, AAIS President and CEO Ed Kelly speaks with Keith Wolfe, President of US Property & Casualty at Swiss Re and an AAIS board member, about lessons learned during the pandemic, the increasing value of data, the need to start looking at climate change, the troubling cyber risk trend, and the hot topic of social inflation.

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Cyber Insurance: Where are we now?

May 21, 2021 / by AAIS posted in Personal Lines, Issues & Trends, Cyber, New/Emerging Risks, P&C Insurers, Berkley Re

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During the height of the COVID pandemic, Berkley Re Solutions’ Jeff Cron joined AAIS for a an AAIS Pulse session looking at ‘Cyber Crime: The Online Home Invasion.’   "We’re all online more, seeing content, and clicking links to different articles, videos, and other forms of media. While the actual risk hasn’t changed, volume has magnified, with more scams and more screen time.”

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Cannabis Insurance…The Challenges and Opportunities for Insurers

May 19, 2021 / by AAIS posted in New/Emerging Risks, Cannabis, CannaBOP, Commercial Lines, Industry

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The burgeoning cannabis market is creating pressure on the insurance industry to develop products that address risks emerging from increased legalization. AAIS Commercial Lines Product Manager Joe Jonas shared his insights on the market during the 2021 Business Insurance Cannabis Update. Mr. Jonas was joined by Charles Pyfrom, CMO at CannGen Insurance, and host Gerrit Nagarwalla, CPCU from Canopius, for a discussion on ‘Claims, Policy & Underwriting.’

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