PROPERTY INSURANCE


As the world's leader in property risk management, Marsh's Property Practice offers superior insurance-market insight, global resources, and technical expertise to help clients face the world of property risk successfully.

Property protection

Some of the biggest costs to businesses today come from property-related risks.

As organizations look to create value from rationalizing assets and streamlining supply chains — concentrating assets in the process — so these potential exposures increase. The effects of a badly managed property risk include business interruption, increased claims, damage to reputation and expensive insurance.

In addition, owners and landlords of commercial property are required to uphold a range of property-related regulatory standards to protect their property and the welfare of staff and the public in it.

This regulation requires them to undertake risk assessments and surveys to collate information on the exposures at sites and the adequacy of building design and materials to cope with risks such as fire.

More recent regulation, such as The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order place further burden of proof for adequate fire safety on the person responsible for the premises.

Critical questions you need to consider

  • Are you confident that you have adequately assessed all of your property risks?
  • Are you confident that you know what property-related risk is costing your organization?
  • Does your Property Damage/Business Interruption claims history require you to develop more effective loss control strategies?
  • What steps has your organization taken to ensure it meets its duties under new fire regulation?
  • How does the quality of your risk management, level of claims and cost of insurance cover compare to similar organizations?
Marsh Risk Management Research
Ebola: Crisis Management and Insurance Considerations
October 22, 2014  |  Views: 117 |  Comments: 0 
Ebola: Crisis Management and Insurance Considerations
Effective risk management and mitigation techniques — including updated and tested crisis management plans — can help minimize the potential damage of Ebola.   >>
Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing — July 2014
July 28, 2014  |  Views: 1506 |  Comments: 0 
Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing — July 2014
Strong capacity leads to fifth quarter of falling insurance rates.  >>

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World Economic Forum: Global Risks 2014
January 16, 2014  |  Views: 7522 |  Comments: 0 
World Economic Forum: Global Risks 2014
Top global risks include fiscal crises in key economies, unemployment, water crises, and income disparity   >>
Marsh Insights: Winter Weather Precautions
December 16, 2013  |  Views: 7611 |  Comments: 0 
Marsh Insights: Winter Weather Precautions
The gusting winds, heavy snow, and freezing temperatures associated with winter are normal and often anticipated occurrences throughout most of the world’s cold weather climates. H...  >>
Marsh Insights: Avoiding Surgical Fires in the Operating Room
October 23, 2013  |  Views: 8589 |  Comments: 0 
Marsh Insights: Avoiding Surgical Fires in the Operating Room
The risk exposures and inherent dangers associated with any surgical procedure require that organizations undertake complex preventative measures to reduce the chance of complicati...  >>
Marsh Insights: Managing the Risks of Mould
September 20, 2013  |  Views: 7694 |  Comments: 0 
Marsh Insights: Managing the Risks of Mould
Toxic mould has become a preeminent concern for property owners and managers. However, mould contamination can be prevented through measures that control moisture, and respond effi...  >>
Onsite Defibrillators: Benefit or Burden?
July 03, 2013  |  Views: 7204 |  Comments: 0 
Onsite Defibrillators: Benefit or Burden?
According to Statistics Canada, nearly 40,000 cardiac arrests occur each year in Canada — one episode every 12 minutes1 — which accounts for 29% of all deaths in Canada.  >>
Flooding in Southern Alberta
June 21, 2013  |  Views: 6878 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Flooding in Southern Alberta
As the floods continue to wreak havoc in Canmore, Calgary, and other communities in southern Alberta, we have compiled some important infromation to help you manage if your busines...  >>
Terrorism Risk Models Aid in Risk Financing Decisions
May 01, 2013  |  Views: 6024 |  Comments: 0 
Terrorism Risk Models Aid in Risk Financing Decisions
Models help organizations understand the relationship between vulnerable sites and the potential likelihood of impact from terrorist acts.  >>
Marsh Insights: Group Outings
July 27, 2012  |  Views: 7113 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Marsh Insights: Group Outings
The planning and organization of any trip requires a high degree of care and preparation. Proper planning is especially important when young people are involved. The safety and wel...  >>
Marsh Insights: The "Fine Art" of Risk Management
June 27, 2012  |  Views: 7073 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Marsh Insights: The "Fine Art" of Risk Management
Collectors are integral to the preservation of history. Thanks to them for their labour of love, for it is indeed a labour to ensure that their various works of art are adequately ...  >>
Bed Bugs - Managing the Risks and Reputation
May 03, 2012  |  Views: 8480 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Bed Bugs - Managing the Risks and Reputation
A Serious Issue Across North AmericaRecent headlines “‘Pervasive’ bedbug woes in U.S., survey finds” (www.msnbc.com, 1/12/2011) and “Bed bugs force Winter Games athletes to move” (...  >>
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Energy Risk
March 30, 2011  |  Views: 12454 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Energy Risk
Marsh Canada’s Energy Practice provides risk management solutions based on in-depth knowledge of the risk exposures facing corporations in Canada—and around the world.  Read More...
Hospitality and Gaming Risk
February 17, 2011  |  Views: 12478 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Hospitality and Gaming Risk
Marsh Canada’s Hospitality and Gaming Practice provides risk management solutions based on in-depth knowledge of the risk exposures facing corporations in Canada—and around the wor...  Read More...
Agriculture Risk
February 17, 2011  |  Views: 12849 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Agriculture Risk
The Agriculture industry is competing in a global marketplace where the high cost of Canadian production must be offset by capital intensive investment in productivity.   Read More...
Brownfields - How Environmental Insurance Can Help
April 17, 2011  |  Views: 14999 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Brownfields - How Environmental Insurance Can Help
No two Brownfield sites are identical and for this reason there are generally no “off-the-shelf solutions” to manage the risks associated with their redevelopment. Marsh Canada Lim...  Read More...
Construction and Design Risk
February 17, 2011  |  Views: 13142 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Construction and Design Risk
Marsh Canada’s Construction and Design Practice provides risk management solutions based on in-depth knowledge of the risk exposures facing corporations in Canada—and around the wo...  Read More...
Education Risk
September 17, 2012  |  Views: 13532 |  Comments: 0 
Education Risk
The Marsh Canada Educational Institutions Practice provides risk management solutions based on in-depth knowledge of the risk exposures facing educational institutions in Canada.  Read More...
Healthcare Risk
April 21, 2014  |  Views: 13420 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Healthcare Risk
Marsh Canada’s Healthcare Practice provides risk management solutions based on in-depth knowledge of the risk exposures facing corporations in Canada—and around the world.  Read More...
Machinery Risk Solutions
February 18, 2011  |  Views: 12982 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Machinery Risk Solutions
The Machinery Risk Solutions Practice carefully analyzes the exposures relating to specialized equipment being used by our clients by means of both our risk control and brokering e...  Read More...
Manufacturing Risk
February 17, 2011  |  Views: 13073 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Manufacturing Risk
As a manufacturing client of Marsh Canada, you are drawing from the full breadth of Marsh & McLennan Companies’ expertise and service solutions. Marsh has built its business model ...  Read More...
Marsh's TreoScope Insurance Program
March 22, 2011  |  Views: 7314 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Marsh's TreoScope Insurance Program
Marsh's TreoScope Insurance Program is tailored to assist clients in managing and mitigating their risk exposures with extensive liquor liability coverage at a cost-effective price...  Read More...
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Global Insurance Market Update — Third Quarter 2011
September 29, 2011  |  Views: 5845 |  Comments: 0 
Global Insurance Market Update — Third Quarter 2011
While catastrophe-exposed risks experienced tough insurance market conditions, pricing decreases in other lines of business fostered a stable environment over the past three months...  Read More...
Global Insurance Market Update—2nd Quarter 2011
July 10, 2011  |  Views: 4932 |  Comments: 0 
Global Insurance Market Update—2nd Quarter 2011
Following the first quarter’s earthquake in New Zealand, floods in Australia, and earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan, the second quarter of 2011 brought more d...  Read More...
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August 26, 2011  |  Views: 16399 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Irene Weakens After Path Through U.S. and Canada
As of 5 am EDT on Monday, August 29, Irene was a post-tropical cyclone with its center approximately 100 miles northwest of Houlton, Maine, according to the U.S. National Hurricane...  Read More...
Client Adviser: U.K. Disturbances
August 10, 2011  |  Views: 16219 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Client Adviser: U.K. Disturbances
Following recent violence in London and throughout the United Kingdom, Marsh produced this client adviser to assist affected organizations.  Read More...
Soft Commercial Insurance Market Conditions Expected to persist in Fourth Quarter of 2010
November 19, 2010  |  Views: 14369 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Soft Commercial Insurance Market Conditions Expected to persist in Fourth Quarter of 2010
Soft commercial insurance market conditions are expected to persist through the fourth quarter of 2010, according to preliminary rate information published last week by Marsh.  Read More...
Typhoon Megi Hit Philippines, Headed for China
October 20, 2010  |  Views: 13788 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Typhoon Megi Hit Philippines, Headed for China
Typhoon Megi hit northern Philippines earlier this week, with powerful winds, high waves, and heavy rains, according to the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The storm is expec...  Read More...
Hurricane Paula Expected to Hit Mexico Tonight
October 12, 2010  |  Views: 13627 |  Comments: 0 
Hurricane Paula Expected to Hit Mexico Tonight
The ninth hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, Paula, is expected to approach the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico tonight with sustained winds of 75 mph, ...  Read More...
Recent Travel Alerts Highlight Need for Sound Terrorism Risk Management Strategies
October 11, 2010  |  Views: 13904 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Recent Travel Alerts Highlight Need for Sound Terrorism Risk Management Strategies
The United States, UK, and Japan issued alerts last week, warning of a possible "Mumbai style” terrorist attack in Europe, including to transportation systems and tourist attractio...  Read More...
National Flood Insurance Program Extended Through September 30, 2011
September 30, 2010  |  Views: 14007 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
National Flood Insurance Program Extended Through September 30, 2011
President Obama signed a bill today to extend the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) through September 30, 2011.   Read More...
Tropical Storm Matthew Causes Floods, Landslides in Central America
September 29, 2010  |  Views: 13588 |  Comments: 0 
Tropical Storm Matthew Causes Floods, Landslides in Central America
Tropical Storm Matthew, the nineteenth named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, hit Central America over the weekend, triggering flash floods and landslides across the re...  Read More...
Organizations Should Plan Ahead as Atlantic Hurricane Season Intensifies
September 20, 2010  |  Views: 13907 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Organizations Should Plan Ahead as Atlantic Hurricane Season Intensifies
The 2010 Atlantic hurricane season had been forecasted to being “active to extremely active,” with the 11th named storm (Hurricane Karl) making landfall in Mexico last week.  Read More...
Hurricane Earl to Make Landfall in North Carolina Today
September 02, 2010  |  Views: 14088 |  Comments: 0  | Article Rating
Hurricane Earl to Make Landfall in North Carolina Today
Earl was downgraded to a category three hurricane today, with sustained winds of 125 mph, and is expected to pass near the North Carolina Outer Banks tonight, according to the Nati...  Read More...
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February 05, 2014  |  Views: 12
Global Insurance Pricing Declines in Fourth Quarter: Marsh
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US only region with higher overall renewal rates.  Read More...
August 07, 2013  |  Views: 3816
Global Insurance Rates Decline in Most Regions
Marsh Risk Management Global Insurance Index declines for first time.  Read More...
April 23, 2013  |  Views: 3924
Global Insurance Rate Firming Continues in Q1
Marks fifth consecutive quarterly rise, though at a slower pace  Read More...
January 15, 2013  |  Views: 4267
Global Insurance Rate Firming Slowed in Q4, Despite Sandy
US east coast storm not expected to be market-changing event  Read More...
October 05, 2012  |  Views: 4342
Global Insurance Market Continued Firming in Q3: Marsh Index
Renewal rates point to market stabilization in absence of major losses.  Read More...
April 16, 2012  |  Views: 5231
Marsh-RIMS Survey Finds Risk Managers and Senior Leaders Differ on Role of Risk Management
An overwhelming majority of risk managers and C-suite executives agreed that expectations of the risk management function have increased in recent years.  Read More...
April 10, 2012  |  Views: 4845
Global Property Insurance Rates Continued to Firm in First Quarter: Marsh
Global property insurance rates show signs of firming, according to Marsh's recent report, "Global Insurance Market Quarterly Briefing: Q1 2012."  Read More...
September 30, 2011  |  Views: 5329
No Overall Change to Insurance Rates in Q3: Marsh
Despite significant insurance losses in the first half of the year, insurers have remained competitive but cautious.  Read More...
September 16, 2011  |  Views: 5551
Marsh Webcast September 21—Budgeting Strategically in 2012
By applying a strategic approach to budgeting, organizations can ensure that the investments made in risk management—from insurance to mitigation to technology—are the right ones, ...  Read More...
April 27, 2011  |  Views: 5717
First-Quarter Insurance Rate Increases Confined to Loss-Affected Exposures: Marsh
Global Insurance Markets Under Pressure as Atlantic Hurricane Season Approaches Despite record level first-quarter catastrophe losses, insurance rate increases were confined to lo...  Read More...