Insurance industry lauds early TRIA extension efforts Matthew Lerner

Source: Business Insurance

November 05, 2019 The insurance and allied industries, including the actuarial sector, have been encouraged by progress in the quest for an extension of the federal terrorism insurance backstop program, observers say. They applaud both the U.S. House of Representatives’ early action on the bill, over a year in advance of the current extension’s expiration at the end of next year, as well as the addition of a provision for a study on cyber exposures. The amended bill differed from the original introduced in House to extend the federal terrorism insurance backstop by requiring a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office “on cyber terrorism risks, and require biennial Treasury reporting that includes disaggregated data on places of worship.” The amended bill also shortens the extension to seven years from the original bill’s 10 years.