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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Nov 13 2017

Travelers says it is in 'right spot' for cyber insurance exposure

Travelers Cos Inc plans to stick to its recent growth pace for sales of cyber insurance, which protects businesses against hacking and other liabilities, despite potential to boost it, as the insurer assesses risks in the segment, its head of specialty insurance said on Monday.

Nov 06 2017

North American commercial property insurance rates seen rising sharply in 2018

North American commercial property insurance rates could rise by as much as 25 percent during 2018 for properties that suffered catastrophe losses this year, according to a report on Monday by insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson .

Nov 03 2017

AIG's $836 million reserve boost surprises investors; shares sink

American International Group Inc shares sank 4.5 percent on Friday as investors reacted to a surprise $836 million boost to the insurance giant's reserves, related to prior-year accident claims.

Nov 02 2017

U.S. tax plan threatens Wall Street's Bermuda idyll

NEW YORK U.S. money managers with reinsurance companies in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands could lose a valuable loophole under Republican proposals to overhaul the tax code unveiled on Thursday. The plan includes a 20 percent excise payment on payments from domestic firms to foreign affiliates that could affect private equity firms and hedge funds that have overseas reinsurance operations.

Nov 02 2017

U.S. tax plan threatens Wall Street's Bermuda idyll

NEW YORK, Nov 2 U.S. money managers with reinsurance companies in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands could lose a valuable loophole under Republican proposals to overhaul the tax code unveiled on Thursday.

Nov 01 2017

Prudential Financial posts profit gain on rising markets

Prudential Financial Inc reported an 11 percent rise in adjusted quarterly operating profit on Wednesday, beating Wall Street's expectations, as rising market values helped its annuities and asset management businesses.

Oct 31 2017

California insurance agency: wildfires losses at $3.3 billion, rising

Wildfires in California have caused insured losses of more than $3.3 billion, based on claims reported by 15 insurers, and the figure will rise, the California Department of Insurance said on Tuesday.

Oct 29 2017

Insys founder resigns from board after charges in U.S. opioid bribe case

The billionaire founder of Insys Therapeutics Inc, John Kapoor, has resigned from the company's board of directors, Insys said in a statement on Sunday.

Oct 26 2017

AIG to include cyber coverage to commercial casualty insurance

NEW YORK American International Group Inc said it would include cyber coverage to its commercial casualty insurance during the first quarter of 2018, a move that would boost rates but make it clearer how customers are covered if they are the victim of a security breach.

Oct 26 2017

Global insurers look to raise rates after catastrophic quarter

Insurers and reinsurers around the globe are looking to raise rates after what looks set to be their most costly quarter on record.

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