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What's New—January 2022

Nine reference service updates and new issues of The Risk Report and Captive Insurance Company Reports have been added to the IRMI KnowledgeBases. We have also updated the home page and job function dashboards to facilitate navigation in the site.

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IRMI Reference Services

The January 2022 update to CGL Reporter adds 36 recently decided commercial lines and personal lines cases to Insurance Law Essentials. These cases can also be found in Insurance Case Finder (11,016 case records), and PDFs of the opinions are in the Case Law Library (7,474 cases).

Commercial Auto Insurance includes the following auto insurance proof of coverage update for the month of December 2021.

  • Special requirement regarding excluded drivers has been added for Maine.

COVID Coverage Issues has been updated with the latest filings and is now tracking 1,345 cases as they progress through the courts. Read about breaking case news and see summaries of and links to the 18 federal appellate decisions in favor of insurers on the "COVID Litigation Winners and Losers" page. Also included are updates to the interactive map; state pages with sortable tables showing various data related to COVID-19 filings; and PDFs of the complaints, motions, policies, endorsements, and other pertinent filings.

D&O MAPS has been expanded to include the following policies and analyses.

There are 336 directors and officers (D&O) policy forms available for comparison in D&O Policy Explorer in D&O MAPS. Subscribers are invited to submit for analysis policies that are not currently included in D&O MAPS and D&O Policy Explorer.

This release of Insurance Cancellation Guide provides the following commercial and personal lines updates.

This release of IRMI Workers Comp contains updated material pertaining to state benefits, state-specific posting notices, and payroll limitations for sole proprietors, partners, executive officers, and limited liability company members.

This release of Practical Risk Management includes two new topics: "Fiduciary Risk Management" and "Garage Liability." This release also includes an update to the discussion of "Workers Compensation Rating."

This release of Risk Financing features updates to the summaries of state regulations for self-insuring workers compensation. The release also includes a new Perspectives discussion on selecting an appropriate interest rate for discounting loss reserves. Finally, this release includes our regular "Market Corner" discussion. As a reminder, shortly after the publication date of the September 2021 release, updates to the US claims cost indexes became available and were included in a supplemental release in October

IRMI Newsletters & Journals

The January 2022 issue of The Risk Report, "Understanding Insurance and Cannabis: Identifying Exposures in a Maturing Marketplace," by the American Association of Insurance Services, identifies key cannabis risks and outlines several common considerations for drafting cannabis insurance solutions. In it, authors Phillip Skaggs and Joe Jonas define industry terms; examine cannabis regulations, risks, and exposures; and discuss cannabis risks in insurance language.

The January 2022 issue of Captive Insurance Company Reports (CICR) includes the following topics.

Forms

This month, 102 forms and endorsements have been added to the Forms library. These include Insurance Services Office, Inc., countrywide commercial property forms and endorsements. The Forms library includes more than 35,000 sample policy forms.

IRMI publication date for this page: January 2022