It’s still unclear what the main effort to extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program will mean for group life insurance.[@@]
Sources have told National Underwriter that lawmakers are about to introduce a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives that would extend the program for 2 years with increased insurance company deductibles and retention.
The legislation would extend TRIA to cover 2006 and 2007, and insurance companies would have to make terrorism insurance available to commercial policyholders during both years, the sources said.
The insurance company deductible for federal reinsurance would remain at 15% during 2006, the fourth year of the program, the same as in 2005. The deductible would increase to 20% in 2007, sources said.
In addition, insurance company retention would increase to 17.5% in 2006 and go to 20% in 2007.