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Why Property & Casualty Insurance Should Not Be Optional

May 9, 2018

Via: TheStreet

The U.S. property & casualty insurance industry pays out more than $400 billion in policy benefits, according to the American Insurance Association. The industry also employs about 2.3 million people, making property & casualty (or “P&C,” as insurance insiders call […]


Activity, Insurance

Why Long-Term Care Insurance Is a Bad Investment

March 7, 2018

Via: TheStreet

Long-term care insurance is supposed to ease fears about long-term health care, but advisors warn that it can do the opposite. Long-term care insurance can increase rather than reduce risk in retirement, according to financial planner Melinda Kibler of Palisades […]


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Why annuities are a bad idea for almost everyone

March 5, 2018

Via: Market Watch

“Don’t lose money in the Wall Street casino!” the radio announcer blared. “It could take a lifetime to make up your losses in the stock market.” Unless your lifetime is five years — that’s how long it took the market […]


Activity, Investment banking

5 ETFs that nervous investors can use as insurance against a stock-market crash

March 2, 2018

Via: Market Watch

There’s a lot of talk lately about risks in the stock market, and for good reason. Over about six weeks, the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.46% has seesawed pretty dramatically, including a fall from all-time highs around 2,870 to a […]


Activity, Insurance

Tennessee Captive Insurance Companies Exceed $1 Billion in Premiums

January 19, 2018

Via: Insurance Journal

The state of Tennessee saw domestic captive insurance companies exceed $1 billion in written premiums in 2017 for the first time – a milestone for Tennessee’s burgeoning captive insurance marketplace. In addition to setting a new benchmark in premiums, the […]


Activity, Insurance

Why States Should Drop Insurance Anti-Rebating Laws: Viewpoint

October 31, 2017

Via: Insurance Journal

For the commercial property and casualty, and employee benefits segments of the insurance industry, anti-rebating laws are both nonsense and anti-consumer. Competition is intended to protect competitiveness in the marketplace, not to protect competitors. Producers need to be able to […]


Activity, Insurance

ProSight Specialty Insurance Reports Excellent Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results

October 25, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — ProSight Specialty® Insurance, a leading differentiated specialty insurer, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017. GAAP Year-to-Date Highlights Pre-tax profit for the US-Produced business improved by $30.1 million […]


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New York Finalizes Regulations to Crack Down on Title Insurance Industry

October 18, 2017

Via: Insurance Journal

The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has finalized two new regulations to protect New Yorkers and crack down on unscrupulous practices in the title insurance industry. These regulations, which are the culmination of efforts by DFS to reform […]


Activity, Insurance, Products, Retail banking

High Cost, Scarcity of Insurance Keeping Vendors from Sears Shelves

August 28, 2017

Via: Insurance Journal

U.S. department store operator Sears Holdings Corp. is having trouble stocking shelves, as some vendors have fled while others are demanding stricter payment terms because of difficulties hedging against default risk. The strain in Sears’ supply chain is exacerbated by […]


Activity, Insurance

Berkshire Hathaway Reports Losses on Re/Insurance Underwriting in Q2

August 7, 2017

Via: Insurance Journal

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway insurance and reinsurance businesses lost money or gained less in underwriting in the second quarter and first six months of 2017 compared to last year while his railroad, manufacturing, energy and utilities businesses all reported increased […]