Seven-Year TRIA Extension Helps Stabilize Global Insurance Markets

December 20, 2019

(NEW YORK) December 20, 2019 – RIMS, the risk management society®, commends Congress for their efforts in authorizing a seven-year extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA). The Society has advocated for the latest bill since the last iteration expired in 2017:

RIMS leadership offered the following comments in reaction to TRIA’s reauthorization:

RIMS 2019 President Gloria Brosius:

“TRIA’s reauthorization allows risk professionals to continue to be proactive, to take measures to mitigate risks before they manifest and allocate resources more effectively. And, while the unpredictability and catastrophic nature of terrorism will, unfortunately, remain a grave concern for global business leaders, RIMS welcomes this critical financial backstop and looks forward to working with United States Congressional leaders on regulatory matters that impact our work.”

RIMS External Affairs Committee Chair John Burkholder:

“Positive news about terrorism is hard to come by, however, TRIA’s reauthorization is a major win for businesses with operations in the United States and the overall economy. TRIA will allow our businesses to recover from an act of terrorism faster, to get people back to work and demonstrate the true resiliency of our economy. I would like congratulate the RIMS members who contributed to this effort and the men and women in Congress who had the foresight to move this important bill forward.”

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

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As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org

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