TITLE

Retooling Reinsurance

AUTHOR(S)
Cavanaugh, Bonnie Brewer
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Best's Review;Aug2008, Vol. 109 Issue 4, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the implication of natural disasters to insurance companies in the U.S. Because of the prevalence of natural calamities to the country, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and earthquakes, various companies got its complex products reinsured. These calamities paved the way for insurance companies to grow and stay competitive.
ACCESSION #
33985960

 

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