CIAT Supports the Committee on Financial Services’ Amendment to TRIA

The Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism (CIAT) submitted the following letter to Chairwoman Maxine Waters and Ranking Member Patrick McHenry: Dear Chairwoman Waters and Ranking Member McHenry: The Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism (“CIAT”) is proud to support the Committee substitute amendment to the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019 (H.R. 4634), and…


Extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIA)

In the wake of 9/11, insurers and their reinsurers began to exclude terrorism coverage from commercial policies because they could not adequately forecast loss exposure. Commercial lenders, however, required terrorism coverage and the result was an economic paralysis felt particularly in construction and development, leading to a job loss of approximately 300,000 according the White…


CIAT Signs Letter Urging Long-Term Reauthorization of TRIA

The Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism (CIAT), which represents businesses and organizations throughout the transportation, real estate, manufacturing, construction, entertainment, education, and retail sectors, and 300 other organizations have signed a letter from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce urging members of Congress to reauthorize TRIA (the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act):    The following statement may…


Disney, NASCAR Warn Hill Against Terror Insurance Meddling

POLITICO’s Zachary Warmbrodt: “More than 340 companies and trade groups today will discourage Congress from tinkering too much with the federal terrorism insurance backstop that lawmakers enacted after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The Walt Disney Company, NASCAR, Marriott International, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a slue of insurers are among the organizations that…


2019 Terrorism Risk Insurance Report

Marsh and McLennan Companies recently released their 2019 Terrorism Risk Insurance Report. Terrorism remains a dynamic global risk and a serious threat for people and organizations. The evolution of terrorism risk exposes many countries to complex threats from both international and home-grown groups, as well as individuals acting on their own, known as “lone wolves.”…


2018 Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Report

Under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015, the Secretary of the Treasury is required to submit a report regarding the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program to the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate. The 2015 Reauthorization Act also…


CIAT Files Comments on 2018 TRIA Report

The Coalition to Insure Against Terrorism (“CIAT”) files these comments in response to the request by the Federal Insurance Office (“FIO”) published in the March 16, 2018 Federal Register. 83 Fed. Reg. 11815. CIAT is a broad coalition of commercial insurance consumers formed immediately after 9/11 to ensure that American businesses could obtain comprehensive and…


Department of the Treasury Report on the Overall Effectiveness of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program

The Report analyzes data that was collected this year by Treasury concerning the participation of insurers in the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIP). The Report concludes that TRIP, which provides a federal backstop for certain U.S. property and casualty insurance losses resulting from a certified act of terrorism, is an important mechanism in ensuring that terrorism risk insurance remains available and generally affordable in the United States.