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Self-Insured Retention Provisions

Large Deductibles and Self-Insured Retentions – Potential Bad Faith Exposures

by Cozen O'Connor on

As the economy recovers from the Great Recession, the insurance industry is experiencing an increase in the need to evaluate risk retention and risk transfer mechanisms tailored to the commercial policyholders’ risk...more

SIR – A Toll That Must Be Satisfied, But By Whom and How?

by Selman Breitman LLP on

In the realm of insurance, SIR is not a term of respect for a man or a title to be placed before the given name of a knight or baronet. An “SIR” (also referenced as “self-insured retention,” “retained limit,” or “retention”)...more

Construction Case Law Update - February 2015 #2

by Carlton Fields on

Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies; Construction Defects; Self Insured Retention Amount; Subrogation; “Made Whole Doctrine” – Under the “made whole doctrine,” an insured has no affirmative right to recover...more

Post claims Underwriting– Can Insurers Increase the Self Insured Retention Based on a Claim?

by Nossaman LLP on

Insurers have generally two departments: underwriting and claims. Underwriters negotiate the terms of the offer of insurance and include, in their internal analysis, how much risk the insurer wants to accept and at what...more

When Can a CGL Policy Do a Disappearing Act?

by Nossaman LLP on

In Evanston Insurance Company v North American Capacity Company, 2014 U.S. LEXIS 92682, Evanston Insurance Company sued in U.S. District Court to seek contribution from North American Capacity Insurance Company where both...more

Florida Supreme Court Rules an Insured Can Use Payments from a Third Party to Satisfy a Self-insured

by Wilson Elser on

On February 6, 2014, in Intervest Construction of Jax, Inc., et al. v. General Fidelity Insurance Company, the Florida Supreme Court held that an insured can use payments from a third party to satisfy a self-insured retention...more

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