Stemming the Rising Tide of Insurance Costs

One of the industries hardest hit in the aftermath of September 11 is the insurance industry. It is estimated that the insurance claims associated with the events of September 11 will approach, if not exceed $45 billion, which, by anyone’s measure, is the largest...

2002 Insurance Market Forecast: Construction

Introduction A year ago, we predicted price increases for 2001 as carriers sought to improve underwriting results.  What we didn’t anticipate was the significant reduction of investment income for the industry.  Through nine months of 2001, net investment income...

Mold Problems Increase: Is Coverage Available?

The presence of mold in buildings and the resulting health effects are increasingly becoming a public concern. Office buildings have been evacuated, homeowners are fleeing their homes, renters are being relocated, and schools have been closed all due to what some...