PFAS are Here to Stay: The “Forever Chemical” That Will Impact the Industry for Years to Come

In2Risk 2021

One of the hottest environmental concerns today relates to per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) substances. PFAS have been in use for decades but it has only been in the last several years that they have been recognized as an emerging risk in the insurance industry. Some have even termed PFAS as “the next asbestos.” 

In this course, Greg Capps, Bob Walsh and Sara Tilitz will provide: (a) an overview of what the substances are and how they have historically been used; (b) an understanding of the regulatory framework pertaining to these substances; (c) an analysis of underlying tort and regulatory or enforcement actions that have taken place in connection with PFAS; and (d) an overview of the coverage issues expected to arise with regard to these claims under CGL, pollution liability, first party property and reinsurance policies and treaties.


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