We are required to provide you this notice pursuant to federal legislation concerning terrorism insurance.
You are hereby notified that under the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act as amended, you now have a right to purchase insurance coverage for losses arising out of acts of terrorism, as defined in Section 102(1) of the Act: The term “act of terrorism” means any act that is certified by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the Attorney General of the United States—to be an act of terrorism; to be a violent act or an act that is dangerous to human life, property, or infrastructure; to have resulted in damage within the United States, or outside the United States in the case of an air carrier or vessel or the premises of a United States mission; and to have been committed by an individual or individuals as part of an effort to coerce the civilian population of the United States or to influence the policy or affect the conduct of the United States Government by coercion.
You should know that where coverage is provided by this policy for losses caused by certified acts of terrorism, such losses may be partially reimbursed by the United States under a formula established by federal law. However, your policy may contain other exclusions which might affect your coverage, such as EXCLUSION for nuclear events. Under this formula, the United States generally reimburses 85% through 2015; 84% beginning on January 1, 2016; 83% beginning on January 1, 2017; 82% beginning on January 1, 2018; 81% beginning on January 1, 2019 AND 80% beginning on January 1, 2020 of covered terrorism losses exceeding the statutorily established deductible paid by the insurance company providing the coverage. The premium charged for this coverage is provided below and does not include any charges for the portion of loss covered by the federal government under the Act.
You should also know that the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, as amended contains a $100 billion cap that limits United States Government reimbursement as well as insurers’ liability for losses resulting from certified acts of terrorism when the amount of such losses in any one calendar year exceeds $100 billion. If the aggregate insured losses for all insurers exceed $100 billion, your coverage may be reduced.
Nothing in this notice affects or modifies your coverage except and only to the extent specifically required by the Act. You should also know that under federal law you are NOT required to purchase terrorism coverage.
Coverage for Certified Acts of Terrorism will be provided for no additional charge.