Traditional versus OCIP loss funding

Under the traditional multi-policy model for residential construction, the limits of each individual policy could be used to satisfy a large claim. Theoretically, 30 policies with a $1 million limit of liability each could produce $30 million of coverage to fund a loss. In the new insurance model for residential construction under an OCIP, there is only one commercial liability insurance policy to protect the developer, general contractor, subcontractors and sub-subcontractors, and the coverage is restricted to the designated project or projects. A mediator no longer has the ability to tap the multiple individual policies of the contractors who worked on the project to build a fund to resolve the dispute in a construction defect case before the parties have to resort to protracted and expensive litigation. Read...

Winter Causes $4B Loss To Global Economy

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, today launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during January 2016. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc. Read...