Travel Insurance — The Long & Winding Road

As summer comes to a close, you may be trying to squeeze in one last trip or perhaps you’re one of those forward thinking individuals who is already planning holiday travel. Either way, it is an apt time to take a deeper look at travel insurance. While some might think travel insurance is a fairly new product, it … Continued

InsurTechs — The Evolving Insurance Ecosystem

We published a curated content on InsurTech developments in March, but there have been enough developments since then that we thought it would be useful to share another roundup of resources. Willis Towers Watson recently issued a first quarter 2019 briefing showing InsurTech investment records were being “smashed.” In late May, Kentucky passed legislation to become the first … Continued

The Personal Watercraft Market — Ship Shape!

Interesting to see, as disclosed in the article “Storm Clouds May be Ahead for Personal Lines, Says Superintendent Cioppa,” in the May 17, 2019 edition of The Standard, that legislators in Maine are contemplating making boat insurance mandatory  If the bill were to pass, it would make the Pine Tree State the only one east of the Mississippi, and one … Continued

ILAB June Course Offerings

The Insurance Library’s June Courses Calendar of Courses Introduction to Cyber Insurance $135 members, $150 non-members (3 MA Producer CE Credits) Instructor, Deborah Johnson, Esq. Meets Monday, June 3, 2019 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at The Insurance Library. Essentials of Commercial Property Insurance — Basic Concepts $370 members, $410 non-members (12 MA Producer CE Credits) Instructor, Marc Cleary, … Continued

Trends & Insurance

As the focus on gig or alternative workers  and the sharing economy has grown, and interest in drones, smart homes and the tiny home market has become more mainstream, we wanted to explore some of the risks and insurance products that have evolved due to current trends. We will undoubtedly revisit some of these subjects in future issues as we … Continued


#RIMS2019 It’s an exciting time at The Insurance Library as the world of risk management is focused on Boston with the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS) holding its annual conference here this week.  We are looking forward to seeing many attendees both at the meeting site and here at The Library. Insurance and risk … Continued

It’s Not Easy Being Green

It’s Not Easy Being Green Hannover Re is celebrating Earth Day by scaling back its investments in coal based risks and tightening its underwriting for reinsuring the risks. XL Insurance, Allianz, Munich Re and Swiss Re have already limited or significantly tightened their investment and exposure to coal risk as well. Related to these types of steps, a recent study of insurance executives by the Geneva … Continued

National Library Week

  This week is National Library week and today is National Library Workers Day. In case you haven’t seen the update on our website, The Library has added photos and brief biographies for each member of the staff. Click here to learn more about all of us. As part of the celebration, we’d love it … Continued

Movie Madness — Basketball & Brackets

Of Basketballs & Brackets Warren Buffet*, is famous, not just for his investing acumen, but also for his March Madness office pool. While he’s offered a million dollars a year for life in various March Madness contests since 2014, so far no one has won the grand prize. Even without such a hefty prize on the line, … Continued

ILAB April Course Offerings

ILAB April Courses Calendar of Courses   Homeowners Insurance $370 members, $410 non-members (9 MA Producer CEUs) Instructor, Phil Sibilia. Meets Tuesday & Wednesday, April 2 & 3, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at The Insurance Library.   CPCU530, Business Law for Insurance Professionals (2 DAY) $435 members, $485 non-members (30 MA Producer CEUs) Textbooks $215 Instructor, Marc … Continued