About the Blog

The insurance industry blog aims to provide timely information and discussion on contemporary insurance topics.

About the Authors

Claire Wilkinson

Claire Wilkinson is author of the I.I.I. Terms + Conditions blog as well as various I.I.I. white papers. Claire was formerly vice president for Global Issues at the I.I.I. In that position, Claire researched and analyzed a wide range of international and domestic property/casualty issues, co-authoring papers on topics such as the handling of catastrophic risks, terrorism and obesity liability. She also acted as an industry spokesperson to the media.

Claire has been in and around the insurance business for 20 years. She joined the I.I.I. in 2003, after more than 10 years as a journalist reporting on international insurance issues and trends.

She previously served as U.S. bureau chief for the U.K.-based trade newspaper Insurance Day. Prior to her assignment to New York, she was deputy editor of Insurance Day in London. She also worked as a reporter for the Financial Times newsletters and contributed articles to insurance industry surveys published in the Financial Times newspaper.

Claire admits to having an unhealthy obsession with all insurance issues and has found a new passion in blogging. You can follow the blog on Twitter @IIIIndustryBlog. Comments are always welcome and if you have an idea for a posting please email Claire at clairew@iii.org.

Jim Lynch

Jim Lynch, FCAS MAAA, is a writer and property/casualty actuarial consultant. He is co-author (with Robert Hartwig) of Tort Inflation 2010: Stability Today, But For How Long? – a III white paper. He blogs at actuarialopinions.wordpress.com and tweets at http://www.twitter.com/jimlynch9999.

An insurance industry professional since the 1990s, Jim has held senior actuarial positions at White Mountains Reinsurance of America and QBE the Americas.

For nearly a decade before that he was a journalist. As a reporter and editor at The Miami Herald, he was on a team producing special sections on the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in 1992, where he saw firsthand how the insurance industry can save families from despair.

Jim lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children and a mortgage.