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Pollution Protection

November 3, 2018 Brooke Smith

Pollution claims can be spectacularly damaging when they happen, and they are often excluded from CGL commercial insurance policies. So why aren’t more contractors buying environmental insurance, and how can brokers reverse the trend?

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Beware of this water-related risk excluded by CGL

July 9, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

If water damage is top of mind for property insurers, does this mean mold is covered by a commercial general liability policy? Not necessarily. Commercial brokers should make sure they aware of exclusions in CGL policies that would prevent their

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Carbon nanotubes: The next asbestos risk?

November 29, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) could represent the next asbestos risk in the future, and CNTs should be regulated and monitored to mitigate the risks associated with their use, A.M. Best says in its Nov. 29, 2017 special report on asbestos and

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XL Catlin launches new contractors pollution liability program in Canada and the U.S.

June 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

XL Catlin announced on Thursday that it has launched its new Contractors Pollution Liability Express Program in Canada and the United States to provide consumers with “speed to market and a streamlined environmental insurance underwriting approach” for small to midsize

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Q1 insurance premiums up 95% at Berkshire Hathaway after adverse development reinsurance agreement with AIG

May 8, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. announced Friday it recorded insurance premiums earned of $21.7 billion during the three months ending March 31 – up 95% from $11.1 billion in Q1 2016 -while Cyclone Debbie affected the Omaha, Neb.-based firm’s underwriting result by

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AIG sees net loss of about US$3 billion in 2016 Q4

February 15, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

American International Group, Inc. (AIG) has posted net losses for both the full year and the fourth quarter of 2016, but company president and CEO Peter Hancock reports that actions taken last year will help “dramatically reduce uncertainty and deliver

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Reinsurers face challenging market conditions, technology to play important role: Novarica

January 31, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Reinsurers can expect huge losses from man-made and natural catastrophes, open-ended liabilities like asbestos and terrorism, and developing creative technology solutions to become increasingly important in future, Novarica notes in a new report. The new challenges are in the wake

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Government of Canada announces plan to ban asbestos by 2018

December 15, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Government of Canada announced on Thursday that it will ban asbestos and asbestos-containing products by 2018. According to a statement from the federal government, the comprehensive ban on asbestos will include: Creating new regulations that ban the manufacture, use,

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Estimate for net ultimate U.S. asbestos losses increased to US$100 billion: A.M. Best

November 29, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

A.M. Best has increased its estimate for losses that property and casualty insurers in the United States can ultimately expect from third-party liability asbestos claims to US$100 billion. The new figure – included in a new report issued Monday –

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Wind, hail storms in Texas contribute to $318m in Q1 catastrophe losses for Travelers

April 26, 2016 by Canadian Underwriter

The Travelers Companies Inc. reported catastrophe losses of $318 million during the three months ending March 31, up 96% from $162 million during the same period in 2015, while Q1 earned premiums in personal insurance rose 6.2% year-over year. All