Background on: Gun Liability

Overview

The idea that insurance can help prevent deaths from firearms often rises to the forefront of the nation’s consciousness following mass shootings.

Protecting against #cyberfail: Small business and cyber insurance

While cyberattacks and data breaches at Fortune 500 companies tend to dominate the headlines, America’s more than 28 million small businesses and their 56 million employees are increasingly vulnerable. Their exposure is much the same as that of larger companies, experts say, but many may overlook or underestimate the threat and may not fully understand the risks. Small businesses (defined as firms with fewer than 250 employees) face a growing frequency of attacks and breaches which can result in potentially severe financial consequences.

 

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Slide deck: Cyberrisk: Threat and opportunity, October 2016

The October 2016 Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) white paper, Cyberrisk: Threat and Opportunity, discusses how insurers are responding with products and coverages to address the growth in cyberrisk. To help you understand and explain the key points of this paper, we offer this deck of PowerPoint slides with key insights and data—available exclusively to I.I.I. members and subscribers.

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Infographic: Cyberrisk insurance

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Cyberrisk: Threat and opportunity

This white paper examines the current exposure to cyberrisk and how insurers are responding:

 

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Cybersecurity and identity theft coverage: The state of the industry

Overview

Annual information about the U.S. cyber insurance market has been hard to come by until now, but new reporting requirements developed by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) now enable insurers to better track cyber insurance policies issued in the marketplace.

 

Background on: Crop Insurance

The Topic

The government has supported agriculture financially since the 1930s to help maintain the viability of farming and ensure the stability of the nation’s food supply. However, due to the success of crop insurance, farmers today are increasingly more self-sufficient than in the past. Had the 2012 drought occurred in 2000, the cost to the public would have been much greater.

Facts + Statistics: Aviation and drones

World Aviation Accidents

Facts + Statistics: Marine Accidents

Marine accidents killed 1,163 people and caused $197 million in insured losses in 2017. The deadliest maritime disaster occurred in January when a passenger ferry sank, killing 88 people off Nonouti, an atoll in Kirbati in the Pacific Ocean, between Papua New Guinea and Hawaii. A boat carrying migrants capsized off the coast of Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Zawiyah, killing 74 people.

Facts + Statistics: Product liability

Product liability insurance

Product liability insurance protects the manufacturer, distributor or seller of a product from legal liability resulting from a defective condition that caused personal injury or damage associated with the use of the product. Product recall insurance, a specialty product designed to cover the costs associated with recalls, is also available from some insurers.

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