- Senate rejects Gramm attempt to hold spending. // Human Events;03/29/97, Vol. 52 Issue 12, p22
Reports that the US Senate succeeded on March 13, 1996 in killing an omnibus spending bill to eliminate the designation of `emergency' for $1.2 billion in proposed spending to alleviate damage resulting from the severe winter weather and flooding. Objections to the bill introduced by Senator...
- Consensus may be closer on natural disaster bill. // Best's Review / Property-Casualty Insurance Edition;Jun95, Vol. 96 Issue 2, p8
Reports on efforts for the reform of the legislation on handling the cost of damage from natural disasters. Increased personal responsibility by property owners; Need for industry-government partnership to provide effective coverage; Establishment of the Natural Disaster Insurance Corporation.
- Passage of disaster bill faces difficult future. Gettlin, Robert // Best's Review / Property-Casualty Insurance Edition;Jun96, Vol. 97 Issue 2, p8
Focuses on natural disaster legislation in the United States. Creation of the Natural Disaster Insurance Corp.; Comments from insurance executives; Proposal for a study on tax policy regarding catastrophe reserves.
- Mold Decision Wasn't Really About Mold. McCracken, Michael K. // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;10/14/2002, Vol. 106 Issue 41, p24
Discusses the multi-million dollar judgment against Fire Insurance Exchange in the court case 'Ballard v. Fire Insurance Exchange.' Grounds for plaintiff Melinda Ballard's claim against the defendant; Coverage of mold under the 1994 edition of the U.S. homeowners policy; Comments of the...
- Be careful what you ask for.... // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;8/16/93, Vol. 97 Issue 33, p20
Editorial. Comments on the necessity for Congress to approve the National Disaster Protection Act. Homeowners in disaster prone regions' access to affordable property insurance; Ability of insurers to remain solvent as a consequence of damages from natural disasters; Satisfaction of short-term...
- New disaster bill OK'd industry support is tepid. Brostoff, Steven // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;10/10/94, Vol. 98 Issue 41, p2
Reports on the approval of a natural disaster protection bill by the House Public Works and Transportation Committee. Creation of an industry-funded federal reinsurance plan; Coverage of the proposed reinsurance program.
- Disaster protection bill unlikely to pass this year. Brostoff, Steven // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;9/5/94, Vol. 98 Issue 36, p2
Reports on the possibility that the Natural Disaster Protection Act will not be passed in 1994. Natural Disaster Coalition's (NDC) support for the bill; Opposition to the bill by environmental groups; NDC executive director Jack Weber on the bill.
- Superfund disaster bills doomed in `96. Brostoff, Steven // National Underwriter / Property & Casualty Risk & Benefits Manag;8/19/96, Vol. 100 Issue 34, p4
Reports on congressional initiative in the United States on Superfund reform and natural disaster protection. Political divisions between Congress and the Democratic administration that marred legislation; Insurance industry's contention that reform is possible if done within the confines of...
- Pace quickens in the search for help in catastrophe crisis. // Best's Review / Property-Casualty Insurance Edition;Jul95, Vol. 96 Issue 3, p12
Reports that the proposed Natural Disaster Protection Partnership Act is an effort to solve the insurance industry's problems with catastrophe losses. Responsibility for asset protection; Requirement for federal disaster assistance; Promotion of disaster mitigation programs.