Insurance Age – End of Year Review 2023
Writer: Jonathan Swift Contact details: Jonathan.firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 28 November
As we approach the end of the year Insurance Age would like to invite people to take part in our annual questionnaire looking both backwards and forwards.
You can ask as many or few questions as you like, but we need the responses alongside a colour photo by Thursday 28th November.
Please email to Jonathan.email@example.com
- What has been your insurance/broking related highlight of 2023?
- What has been the most over-hyped insurance/broking buzzword or phrase of 2023 and why?
- What was the M&A deal or personnel hire that raised your eyebrows the most in 2023 and why?
- On a scale of 1-10 how scared are you by the growth in use of AI with 10 being extremely worried? Explain your answer.
- Are you expecting an FCA crackdown on premium finance and commission next year? Explain your answer.
- Make one bold prediction for the insurance market in 2024, that you think MIGHT happen.
- With a General Election set for 2024 what is the one thing any party could promise as a manifesto pledge to make you guaranteed to vote for them?
- Who would you cast as Barbie and Ken in an insurance related remake of The Barbie Movie and why?
- On the 1st January 2024, you have seven months of training ahead before the Olympics in Paris; what sport are you taking up with the best chance of making it?
- Roll on to December 2024, what might have happened over the previous 12 months to have made it a ‘good year’ for you?
Other articles for which we are accepting comment are as follows:
What do broker NEDs/chairs bring to the table?
Writer: Ida Axling Contact details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 10 November, 2023
Wordcount: 1,500 words
In this article Insurance Age will speak to a raft of broker NEDs/chairs about what it takes to do the role, what is expected and what makes someone good at it?
It will ask how the NED/chair position has changed/is changing in light of the evolving regulatory regime and what perils this might bring; and what is a realistic workload for someone to take on when putting together a portfolio of post-retirement roles?
Finally, the feature will focus on what NEDs/chairs themselves look for in brokers they might work with; and what the recruitment process looks like.
Martyn’s Law – What it might mean for brokers and their clients
Writer: Ed Murray Contact Details: email@example.com
Deadline: 10 November, 2023
The government has already published the draft Terrorism (Protection of Premises) Bill and it is expected to come into law early next year.
Named Martyn’s Law after Martyn Hett, one of the victims of the Manchester Arena terrorist bombing in 2017, the new legislation is poised to have a significant impact on how event businesses safeguard their customers and the public from terrorist attacks.
Indeed at Broker Expo this year, Rob Carslake, head of event insurance at Hiscox told brokers they should understand the impact of the changes and then inform their customers.
With this in mind this article will look at the potential impact of Martyn’s Law given potentially more than 928,000 venues are in scope according to the government’s impact assessment.
This will include a focus on the risk management and training that will need to be carried out by broker clients to make sure they are compliant and any potential new liabilities that will need to be addressed by risk transfer/insurance.
It will also address the role of the broker is guiding clients through what needs to be done - and ask whether insurers might restrict coverage to minimise their exposure/or if it will open up new product lines to needing terrorism cover.