Category: Commercial Property

Property Undervaluation

This week I’m presenting, as part of a conference panel, a session on underinsurance of residential and commercial properties, with a focus on pre-loss valuation as it impacts underwriting and policy limits. What has been your experience in this area? Is underinsurance as widespread as it appears to be? Are there many instances of OVERinsurance? Inquiring minds want to know.

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An Agent Call To Action: Underinsurance

Is it time to re-visit the methodology used by agents to determine replacement costs and/or re-construction costs? How confident are you that the real property replacement values that you develop are sufficient to either replace or rebuild? If a natural catastrophe hit your community, would you have the same confidence in your replacement or rebuild figures?

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Top COVID Court Case of 2021

Each January, attorney Randy Maniloff publishes his Top 10 court cases of the prior year. This year, one of his ten cases was what he considers the most significant COVID case of 2021. In this short article, I explain why I think this case is so important based on a premise overlooked in too many other cases.

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Unintended Consequences: What the Surfside Condo Collapse Means to Agents and Underwriters, Plus Some Lessons Learned

The condo collapse in Surfside, Florida raises a number of insurance coverage issues. However, little has been said about how this tragedy is likely going to change what agents and underwriters are expected to do with regard to verifying condo coverages. This became apparent when I recently received the following email….

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Collapse Coverage

The recent Surfside, Florida condominium building collapse has raised questions all over the country about whether property insurance covers the damage. Also of interest, especially given that the first lawsuit was filed in less than 24 hours following the collapse, is what liability coverage may come into play. This article addresses these issues and several lessons learned so far.

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