(NEW YORK) July 17, 2014 – RIMS, the risk management
society™, is encouraged by the Senate’s passage of S. 2244,
the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) reauthorization bill. Introduced back
in April 2014, the TRIA bill passed the Senate with overwhelming bi-partisan
the House and the Senate both in agreement that the need for a reauthorized
TRIA bill is a necessity, it’s time for the two groups to come together and
devise a final version,” said RIMS President Carolyn Snow. “A common
misperception is that TRIA only impacts organizations here in the United
States. Any global business that has
facilities, employees or components of their supply chain here in the U.S. will
be affected should TRIA expire. This is
a worldwide insurance issue.”
RIMS continues to support the following
principles in development of a long-term solution for TRIA:
- Without a TRIA-type program, many
entities will simply be self-insured due to lack of availability or
affordability of coverage or both - leaving their companies and their
workers exposed to an event that could bankrupt the company.
- The new program should ensure an orderly
and efficient response to minimize any market disruptions and ensure
benefits are available to any victims - individuals or companies – from a
catastrophic loss scenario.
- A private and public partnership provides
the best alternative to addressing the long-term needs of availability and
affordability of insurance to cover acts of terrorism.
- The solution needs to address the
long-term availability and affordability of insurance coverage for
nuclear, biological, chemical, and radiological events caused by
- All commercial property, workers’
compensation, auto and general liability lines should be included in any
- Insurance companies writing commercial
lines should be required to participate in the program and be required to
make coverage available for acts of terrorism.