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Property & Casualty Report: Q1 2022 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

Property & Casualty Report: Q1 2022 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

As we enter the long-awaited season of Spring which conjures up thoughts of new beginnings, I draw parallels to the Excess & Surplus (E&S) Insurance industry. Several years of disciplined underwriting, including increased rates, adjusted limit deployment, and careful tweaking of policy language, coupled with a tamping of COVID-19 restrictions is resulting in this renewed sense of optimism. Carriers are…

Property & Casualty Report: Q4 2021 Market Overview & Q1 2022 Forecast

Property & Casualty Report: Q4 2021 Market Overview & Q1 2022 Forecast

The last two years have been among the most uncertain the world has ever experienced by any standard. The Excess and Surplus (E&S) Lines insurance marketplace has stepped up to meet the challenge experiencing strong growth and perseverance in the face of a global pandemic, extraordinary natural catastrophes, increasing cyber-attacks, excessive jury verdicts, supply chain disruptions, political unrest, labor shortages…

Hurricane Ida Linked to Over 2,000 Water Pollution Reports

Hurricane Ida Linked to Over 2,000 Water Pollution Reports

An 11-mile-long oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico is one of more than 2,000 reports of water pollution being investigated by authorities in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida tore through the state on Aug. 29. The ruptured pipeline is located just south of oil and gas hub Port Fourchon, where the Category 4 storm caused significant damage and forced the…

Energy Insurance Market Overview

Energy Insurance Market Overview

The price of crude oil last year reached negative territory, exacerbated by a drop in the price of West Texas Intermediate crude of 300 percent to around negative $37 per barrel in April 2020.The challenges tied to the pandemic created a market we had not seen in decades, forcing many smaller businesses to shutter operations. The good news is that we have seen significant recoveries in 2021.…

Property & Casualty 2021 Q2 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

Property & Casualty 2021 Q2 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

By Paul G. Smith, Corporate Senior Vice President, Carrier Relations, H.W. Kaufman Group As the world begins to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is abundantly clear, the “new normal” will reshape all of our organizations. One of our many goals is to keep you updated on the rapidly evolving insurance marketplace where adjustments have arguably never been more fluid.…

Examining Energy Insurance Specialty Categories & Trends

Examining Energy Insurance Specialty Categories & Trends

Our experts gathered for a discussion on the state of the energy insurance market, trends within the sector and the impact on specific products. During this webinar, we discuss: Specialty areas within the energy industry Market conditions and rate impact Challenges and solutions within the energy market https://vimeo.com/561535323/bc265100b4

Property & Casualty 2021 Q1 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

Property & Casualty 2021 Q1 Market Overview & Q2 Forecast

By Paul G. Smith, Corporate Senior Vice President, Carrier Relations, H.W. Kaufman Group Following the release of our Burns & Wilcox Property & Casualty Market Overview and Forecast: Eye on 2021 report last quarter the already challenged Commercial and Personal insurance marketplace was greeted with yet another extraordinary event—Winter Storm Uri (February 13-17). The widespread impact resulted in over 170…

Clearing the Air on Environmental Risk

Clearing the Air on Environmental Risk

Environmental losses, site pollution risks and Environmental Insurance solutions were among the topics addressed in a webinar hosted by Burns & Wilcox. Environmental losses that are not covered by insurance are thought to amount to about $1 billion per year. This is largely because many business owners do not believe they have an environmental exposure; those in sectors that do…

General Contractor Fined $25,000 for Sewage Spill

General Contractor Fined $25,000 for Sewage Spill

The Hawaii Department of Health issued a Notice and Finding of Violation and Order on January 7 against a contractor responsible for a sewage spill that sent 28,000 gallons of untreated domestic sewage into Reed’s Bay, just off the coast of the Big Island. The leak occurred on November 30, when workers for Maui-based Goodfellow Bros., LLC, a general contractor…

Ask the Expert Q&A: Environmental Insurance

Ask the Expert Q&A: Environmental Insurance

Mold contamination, storage tank leaks and other environmental hazards can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to resolve, yet approximately 90 percent of all environmental losses are not covered by insurance. To learn more about mitigating environmental risks, we spoke with Gina Jones, Vice President, Director, Environmental Programs, Burns & Wilcox. What businesses are at risk for environmental losses? G.J.:…

Property Owner Settles Tenant Lawsuit for $3.5 Million

Property Owner Settles Tenant Lawsuit for $3.5 Million

The former owner and manager of two apartment complexes in Washington, D.C. will pay $3.5 million to settle a tenant lawsuit alleging rat and bed bug infestations, sewage leaks, mold contamination and other hazards. The lawsuit, brought by the district’s attorney general in October 2018, also claimed the buildings’ hundreds of tenants were subjected to persistent violence, including multiple homicides…

Clearing the Air on Environmental Risk

Clearing the Air on Environmental Risk

Presented by: Gina Jones, Vice President, Director, Environmental Programs, Burns & Wilcox, and Karim Jaroudi, Product Specialist, Environmental, Burns & Wilcox Canada During this webinar, we discussed: Strategies to mitigate environmental risks Cautionary tales and coverage solutions available Complexities created by Cannabis and COVID-19 https://vimeo.com/428634396/040a89d9a4

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