On December 20, 2019, after weeks of negotiations and debate, President Donald Trump signed into law omnibus legislation funding the government through next fall. Tucked away in the voluminous bill was four short paragraphs reauthorizing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program for seven years. The Program, colloquially known as TRIA, is ...
January 17, 2020zurich
Last month, the House voted to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), which is set to expire on December 31, 2020. The bill also passed out of the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee and will head to the Senate floor for a full body vote before the ...
December 3, 2019zurich
Zurich North America recently hosted policymakers, industry experts, and other stakeholders on Capitol Hill for a discussion on the value of innovative educational options like apprenticeships. The Gallatin Forum event with the American Swiss Foundation, hosted by Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ-01), featured one of Zurich’s very own Construction Property Underwriter ...
November 19, 2019zurich
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and recently I had the opportunity to host a roundtable discussion in Washington, DC with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the topic. The focus of the conversation was preparing businesses for and protecting them from potential cyber events. Our objective was to highlight the ...
October 24, 2019zurich
Recently, Zurich Advocacy had the opportunity to discuss infrastructure policy with the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Director of Corporate Governance and Finance Project, Michele Nellenbach. During the discussion, Michelle answered questions about infrastructure policy recommendations, innovation, resilience & mitigation, and issue awareness. United States infrastructure has a long road to travel ...
September 27, 2019zurich
Zurich North America CEO Kathleen Savio explains how business can be a platform for positive change in addressing critical, global issues such as climate change. She highlights affirmative steps that Zurich is taking to continue to reduce the company’s own carbon footprint. Businesses can be a strong platform to lead change. ...
July 10, 2019zurich
“Where Innovation Meets Regulation” was the theme of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Insurance Summit held earlier this month. The Summit is a premier conference that brings together insurance regulators, companies and startups to explore the future of insurance regulation. There were more than 100 sessions following eight ...
June 25, 2019zurich
It’s April and the common joke is that death and taxes are the only two certainties in life. For a global company like Zurich, taxes are a big part of our business operations worldwide. We have a team of dedicated professionals who focus solely on our tax compliance and how ...
April 8, 2019zurich
Our fifth grade daughter recently asked me to review a homework project, which was vastly different than the homework I grew up doing. This project required her to develop a quiz online that participants could take by mobile device. After reviewing the project, she asked me to develop ...
March 14, 2019zurich
Have you ever ridden in an autonomous vehicle (AV)? If not – how comfortable would you be riding in one? According to Deloitte’s 2019 Global Automotive Consumer Study, the number of respondents in the U.S. who do not believe AVs will be safe has plateaued since 2018 (at 50%), but ...
February 28, 2019zurich