The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) remains the best solution for handling the terrorism insurance exposure in the United States, according to Aon, a risk management, insurance and reinsurance company, in its response to the Treasury Department’s request for comment on the long-term availability and affordability of TRIA, which is scheduled to expire Dec. 31, 2014. The American Insurance Association also has publicly supported reauthorization

“Today’s successful terrorism risk marketplace relies on the TRIA program,” said Aaron Davis, a managing director with Aon Risk Solutions, the firm’s global risk management business. “TRIA minimizes price volatility and coverage uncertainty. This makes TRIA reauthorization imperative for our country and the economy. Should the program expire, Aon’s market intelligence suggests that more than 85 percent of insurers will no longer continue to insure terrorism risk. Ultimately, in the unfortunate event of a large-scale attack, the U.S. government would face the full burden of the associated costs of said terrorism.”

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