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Property & Casualty Report: Q2 2022 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

Property & Casualty Report: Q2 2022 Market Overview & Q3 Forecast

Macroeconomic trends, namely inflation and rising interest rates, are having a profound effect on the Property & Casualty (P&C) market as we head into the second half of 2022. Inflation impacts everything—from rapidly changing property values to challenges with mid-year reinsurance renewals. These are truly generational inflationary pressures that most professionals within the industry have never personally experienced. Even with…

Trending Intel: June 2022

Trending Intel: June 2022

Below we highlight the top 5 trending intel topics in June 2022. 1. Flood Insurance Flood Modeling & Insurance Perspectives The U.S. Flood insurance market is being completely revamped with the launch of the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) risk rating 2.0, which applies risk modeling technology to evaluate exposure. Simultaneously the…

Hot Dog Filler, ‘Mysterious’ Red Liquid Spill Onto Highway in Recent Trucking Accidents

Hot Dog Filler, ‘Mysterious’ Red Liquid Spill Onto Highway in Recent Trucking Accidents

About 15,000 pounds of hot dog filler spilled onto the highway near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 20 when the driver of a semitractor-trailer lost control of the vehicle and crashed onto the shoulder. The tractor-trailer hit several trees and overturned, leaving the driver and a passenger with minor injuries and a portion of Interstate 70 covered in the pink slime. According…

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…

Missing Lab Monkeys Found After Escaping Trailer Crash in Pennsylvania

Missing Lab Monkeys Found After Escaping Trailer Crash in Pennsylvania

Three monkeys were found and euthanized after escaping from the scene of an accident in Danville, Pennsylvania, on Jan. 21 when a dump truck collided with a pickup hauling 100 monkeys in an enclosed trailer. The ​​cynomolgus macaque monkeys had just been flown in from the island nation of Mauritius and were headed to a CDC-approved quarantine facility when the…

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…

Rising Risks: Amazon Responds to Supply Chain Problems and Shipping Deadlines

Rising Risks: Amazon Responds to Supply Chain Problems and Shipping Deadlines

The supply chain crisis is overwhelming companies on a global scale, causing industry giants like Amazon to turn to high-risk delivery methods like chartered ships and long-haul planes. And while that gives companies more control over the path of their own deliveries, it also opens them up to new forms of liability in the already volatile transportation industry. A recent…

Property & Casualty 2021 Q3 Market Overview & Q4 Forecast

Property & Casualty 2021 Q3 Market Overview & Q4 Forecast

By Paul G. Smith, Corporate Senior Vice President, Carrier Relations, H.W. Kaufman Group We are pleased to share our third quarter Property & Casualty Market Overview and Forecast, prepared immediately following industry conferences and meetings that are clear bellwethers of what to anticipate. September, as we know, is Reinsurance Month which sets the stage for pivotal year-end negotiations of January 1…

Officials Investigate Tour Bus Crash That Hospitalized 50-Plus Passengers

Officials Investigate Tour Bus Crash That Hospitalized 50-Plus Passengers

Officials are continuing to investigate an Aug. 14 tour bus accident that sent dozens of passengers to the hospital. The bus was headed from Poughkeepsie to Niagara Falls and was carrying 57 adults and children when it ran off the highway and rolled over near Weedsport, New York, landing on its side. A total of 24 ambulances responded to the…

Transportation Insurance Market Overview

Transportation Insurance Market Overview

The Transportation Insurance industry remains entrenched in a decade-long hard market in the commercial auto segment while carriers remain as diligent as ever in their risk selection procedures. The segment experienced $4 billion in losses in 2019, and while that expectation is that losses were lower in 2020 because of the pandemic, it hasn’t slowed the long-term trend. Simultaneously, rates…

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.…

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