Terror Risk NPR's Howard Berkes reports that assessing the nation's risk of terrorism may fall to one industry that's always been in the business of underwriting disaster: the insurance industry. The kind of risk assessment common to the insurance business is already being used in security, although insurers are having a tough time incorporating that risk into policies and premiums.
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NPR's Howard Berkes reports that assessing the nation's risk of terrorism may fall to one industry that's always been in the business of underwriting disaster: the insurance industry. The kind of risk assessment common to the insurance business is already being used in security, although insurers are having a tough time incorporating that risk into policies and premiums.