Blogger Archives: Willis Towers Watson

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Construction Project Insurance: Owner’s Professional Liability Exposures and Solutions

Michael Brodzinski has been following the new trend of owners seeking project insurance in his role of Willis' professional liability expert for contractors, owners, and design firms. In this post he discusses construction-related professional liability insurance. Continue reading →

Outstanding Catastrophe Bond Capacity Back Over $14 Billion

Non-Life Catastrophe Bond Capacity, Issued and Outstanding (chart)

Back to Previous High-Water Mark This month the catastrophe bond market has quietly passed a rather significant milestone.  The total outstanding non-life issuance is back over $14 billion for the first time since June 2008. So does this mean the … Continue reading →

Brazil’s Insurance Market Powers Ahead Despite Economic Slowdown

Brazil’s economic retraction in the first quarter of 2012 has not put the brakes on its insurance market, which is expected to continue growing by double digits over the next three years. Continue reading →

Best of British for UK’s Green Plans?

Should Britain emulate South Korea, Germany, and France in offshore wind, and favour local industry? asks Tim Halperin-Smith, the divisional director of our renewable energy practice. Continue reading →

RIMS Panel: The ABCs of the Asian Insurance Market

Soon 39% of the world economy will be in the Asia Pacific region. Roger Wilkinson, Willis International's Chairman & CEO-Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa provides an overview of the insurance marketplace and the trends and issues that are shaping it. Continue reading →

Insuring the Titanic

Titanic

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic. As the broker of the ill-fated ship, Willis has a unique perspective on one of the insurance world’s largest losses--shared by guest blogger Rachel Wilkinson of Willis Marine. Continue reading →

The Big Bang for the Insurance Industry?

Algorithms might be the only way forward for the insurance industry, writes Jonathan Prinn, COO of Willis Global Placement. That's why we developed WillPLACE. Continue reading →

Hadden Case Brings Interpretation of Medicare Secondary Payer Act

Medical Reimbursement

As courts begin to weigh in on enforcement of MMSEA provisions, one major case with implications for protecting Medicare/Medicaid is last November's Hadden case. Continue reading →

New Zealand Re/insurance Industry Feels Aftershocks of Quakes

The New Zealand quakes of 2010 and 2011 had a major impact on society and the cityscape--and radically changed the local insurance and reinsurance marketplace, writes guest blogger Jeremy Andrew, business development manager for Willis New Zealand. Continue reading →

What Risks Will Emerge in 2012?

Emerging Risk

18 emerging risks, some of which have been brewing for a while, some haven’t yet resulted in any claims, others are new twists to well-known risks. Continue reading →