TRIA ensures US businesses can obtain the terrorism risk insurance coverage necessary to protect against the devastating consequences of a catastrophic terrorist attack.
In the wake of 9/11, more than 300,000 US jobs were lost due to the lack of terrorism risk insurance in the marketplace. TRIA ensures the long-term stability of commercial property financing, construction and other job-creating industries.
TRIA has cost US taxpayers virtually nothing. Insurers and policy holders are required to bear first dollar losses and meet deductibles before the federal government steps in.
Congress has reauthorized TRIA three times with overwhelming, bipartisan support, most recently in January 2015.
On Friday, Oct. 11, House Financial Services Committee (HFSC) Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced H.R. 4634, the “Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2019,” to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for ten...
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...
The Terrorism Risk Insurance Program is critical to keeping our economy healthy.