The marketplace for Kidnap and Ransom (K&R) insurance remained stable and competitive through 2018. Premiums are as low as $400 per million limit for companies with limited foreign exposure (locations or travel). For companies with higher exposures including foreign travel and locations, premium is around $1,000–$3,000 per million of coverage limit. Coverage is broad, but broker expertise is needed to ensure the policy contains all applicable enhancements, such as Workplace Violence, Child Abduction and Cyber Terrorism.
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As we head into 2019, the current state of the R&W insurance market remains very strong. Over the past twelve months, we witnessed continued growth in the use of R&W insurance as it has moved from commonplace to the norm in M&A transactions.
The private and nonprofit D&O marketplace for 2019 has continued the trends of 2018 and can best be described as fragmented. Most insureds experienced flat renewals in 2018, as evidenced in graph 1, with rate changes from -9% to +9%.
Overall, the Commercial Crime insurance market remains stable with relatively flat renewal premiums. That said, insurers are attempting to charge for significant ratable exposure growth.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: Inflationary Pressures Eased in December, Mortgage Rates Fall to Recent Lows, Fed Chairman Signals Flexibility on Rates.
2018 was another year of continued consolidation and turbulence in the U.S. healthcare industry. M&A continues at a very brisk pace; maintaining the aggressive trend of over 220 M&A deals per quarter, as has been the case for the past several years, according to Health Research Institute at PricewaterhouseCoopers. This pace of transactions has resulted in an uptick of both new growth opportunities and heightened risk in all areas of the U.S. healthcare industry.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: U.S. Equities, International Equities, Fixed Income, REITs, Commodities.
2018 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey Executive Summary & Strategic Insights – Canada Edition
Knowing current benefits trends means you can compete for top talent. The 2018 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey Executive Summary & Strategic Insights — Canada Edition highlights the trends and benchmarks on benefits and wellbeing that are leading to better work.
This Weekly Market Update reviews the top three market headlines: U.S.-China Trade Tensions Thaw Modestly, Inflationary Pressures Remain Subdued in November, European Central Bank Eases Off the Gas Pedal
The U.S. economy has continued to show steady growth over the past year and many of our nonprofit clients have also had modest growth during this time. The U.S. employment statistics are also quite favorable with unemployment rates hovering at or below 4%.