Category Archives: Week in A Minute

The week in a minute, 1/12/2018

The III’s Michael Barry briefs our membership every week on key insurance related stories. Here are some highlights. 

The week in a minute, 1/5/18

The III’s Michael Barry briefs our membership every week on key insurance related stories. Here are some highlights. 

With a snowstorm headed up the Atlantic Seaboard, the Weather Channel offered details on the East Coast states to be impacted by this week’s extreme cold.

California’s Thomas Fire is now the largest in the state’s history, having burned an estimated 282,000 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties since the blaze began on December 4, 2017.

Global insurers purchased more U.S. asset managers in 2017 than in any year in two-plus decades, The Wall Street Journal reported, in its December 30-31, 2017 Weekend print edition.

The Week in a Minute, 12/22/17

The III’s Michael Barry briefs our membership every week on key insurance related stories. Here are some highlights. 

California’s Thomas Fire (Santa Barbara and Ventura counties) is now the second-largest in state history, having burned more than 270,000 acres.

Three people died when an Amtrak train derailed near DuPont, Washington (Pierce County) on Monday, December 18.

An 11-hour power outage at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport on Sunday, December 17, will likely cost airlines millions of dollars, and perhaps generate business interruption insurance claims.

 

The Week in a Minute, 12/15/17

The III’s Michael Barry briefs our membership every week on key insurance related stories. Here are some highlights. 

More than 90,000 people have been evacuated in recent weeks as California’s Thomas Fire—the fourth largest in the state’s history in terms of acreage burned—migrated last weekend (December 9-10) into Santa Barbara County from Ventura County.

The total insured damage caused by 2017’s hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, coupled with two Mexican earthquakes, could rival 2011’s record catastrophe-related payouts from that year’s major earthquakes in Japan and New Zealand, according an analysis published in The Wall Street Journal’s Wednesday, December 13, print edition.

The I.I.I.’s Market Report webinar, “Protecting Small Business Against #cyberfail,’ was held on Monday, December 11.  It is archived online.