A.M. BestTV: Catastrophe Roundup: First Quarter 2014

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This episode of A.M. BestTV rounds up the worldwide disasters, developments and catastrophes in the past quarter that have impacted the insurance environment. Some of the events explored include severe winter weather in the United States, which caused an estimated $1.4 billion; record snowfall in Japan, which was blamed for dozens of deaths and resulted in estimated insurance claims of $585 million; and several windstorm events in Western and Central Europe. Other events attracting attention include the missing Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared on its way to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur, along with the massive mudslide in Washington State. Click on http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=risk414 to view the episode.

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  • Insurance Agents Press Their Case in Washington: The Professional Insurance Agent’s Legislative Summit brings leadership and members to Washington to lobby lawmakers on key agent/broker issues: http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=pia414
  • State Commissioners Survey Insurance Landscape: N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance Commissioner Ken Kobylowski and Pa. Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine discuss what’s on the minds of U.S. commissioners: http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=naic314
  • IMUA Eyes Terrorism: Experts, including executives from Hiscox USA and Marsh FINPRO, highlight emerging issues for terrorism coverage in the marketplace at the IMUA (Inland Marine Underwriters Association) conference in New York: http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=imua314

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