Short-tail and long-tail business for Chubb Ltd (ACE)

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This excerpt taken from the ACE 10-K filed Feb 25, 2010.

Short-tail and long-tail business


Short-tail business

Short-tail business generally describes product lines for which losses are usually known and paid shortly after the loss actually occurs. This would include, for example, most property, personal accident, aviation hull, and automobile...

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The "Long Tail" of e-commerce standards – Technology ...

The Long Tail concept dictates that only 80 percent of a group will agree on using a particular standard. For electronic commerce, that's a problem given the emergence of competing formats for data transmissions. New technologies may offer a solution.

Business-to-business (B2B) data standards are popular mechanisms for ensuring uniformity among the independent organizations that collaborate in a...

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