California health insurance regulators launches investigation into Aetna

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The insurer’s coverage practices will be examined by the two different state departments. Two California health insurance regulators have stated their intentions to investigate Aetna’s coverage decision processes. This examination of the insurer is a result of a lawsuit filed by a Californian man. The man filed the lawsuit against the country’s third largest insurance company, alleging improper care denial. The two California health insurance regulators will conduct the investigation in order to help determine whether or not Aetna’s decision processes are acceptable. The opening arguments in the case were…

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New commercial cyberattack study underscores importance of business cyber insurance

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A recent survey revealed that almost half of participating companies had experienced some form of breach within a year. The importance of business cyber insurance is becoming increasingly clear to companies suffering from digital attacks firsthand on a rising basis. A recent study into cyberattacks aimed at companies revealed that almost half had experienced some form of attack within the year prior to the study. There were over 4,000 businesses participating in the survey, almost half of which had been attacked. The research results were included in a report by…

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Bitcoin theft insurance becomes growing product worldwide

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Major insurers worldwide are offering policies to help investors protect against cryptocurrency heists. Bitcoin theft insurance is becoming a growing business as global insurers offer cryptocurrency investors and business coverage against theft. Providers are taking on a number of different challenges as traders pour billions into buying and selling these barely regulated and highly volatile digital currencies. At the moment, only a handful of insurers are selling the policies, but many more are coming soon. Among the Bitcoin theft insurance companies currently selling include Chubb, XL Catlin, and Mitsui Sumitomo…

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American health care turned on its head by Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway

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The three companies are entering into a partnership to address medical care issues for their US employees. Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have announced that they will be working together to discover ways to improve American health care for their U.S. employees. The goal will be to boost their worker satisfaction while lowering costs related to illness and care. The three giants will be looking to offer better American health care to their employees by way of an independent company. That firm will be free from incentives and restrictions…

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Caitlyn Jenner crash settlement requires star to pay $800,000

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The celebrity’s auto insurance is expected to cover part of the payment for the fatal car crash from 2015. The Caitlyn Jenner crash that resulted in a fatality in New Zealand in 2015 now requires the celebrity to pay out NZ $1 million (about US $800,000). The settlement surrounding the car accident was expected to come with a hefty payment. The massive settlement was reached following a fatal car crash two years ago on the Pacific Coast Highway. The Caitlyn Jenner crash occurred when she rear-ended a vehicle in traffic.…

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US government shutdown leaves CHIP without funding

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Senate failed to pass the House-sponsored continuing resolution (CR) to the president on Friday. The Senate was unable to advance the House-sponsored CR ahead of a US government shutdown last week. It left the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) unfunded, placing many states at risk of losing their medical coverage for kids from low income families. The “Cadillac tax” has also failed to move forward, as the government shutdown began at midnight on Saturday. The six year extension of CHIP funding had bipartisan support. Both Republicans and Democrats were in…

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Florida no fault car insurance repeal moves ahead in state Senate

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Senator Tom Lee (R-Brandon) introduced the bill in the hopes of controlling skyrocketing premiums. The no fault car insurance bill meant to repeal the current system in Florida has cleared an important Senate committee. Should it become law, it would mean that drivers will need to purchase bodily injury coverage. The primary hurdle so far has been the argument that lawsuits and premiums would rise further. Many of the objections have come directly from insurance representatives. Should the no fault car insurance be repealed, it would mean that drivers in…

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California mudslide expected to generate tens of millions in insured losses

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A new Aon Benfield report indicated that insurance companies are bracing for sizeable claims from the devastation. Aon Benfield’s Impact Forecasting unit released a report predicting that the California mudslide brought on by heavy rains following massive wildfires in the region will generate widespread losses. Overall, the report predicts an economic loss above $100 million. That said, the insured losses will be within the tens of millions. The areas hardest hit by the mudslides are the cities of Carpinteria and Montecito. Parts of areas surrounding those cities had already been…

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IDRA drone insurance policy receives much needed streamlining

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The International Drone Racing Association has condensed its liability coverage into a single policy. The International Drone Racing Association (IDRA) has created a new condensed version of its drone insurance policy. This makes it possible for pilots to purchase a single policy regardless of the number of drones they have. This new policy has worldwide coverage for IDRA members and does not have a deductible. The new drone insurance policy provides $1 million in coverage for $265 per year. Upon purchasing the coverage, the insurance becomes active within 24 hours.…

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Self driving cars receiving technology upgrade to reduce winter auto insurance claims

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The driverless vehicles are being designed to be able to make their way safely along snowy roads. While self driving cars may be the direction the industry will be taking in the future, winter storms and snowy roads continue to be as much of a threat of auto insurance claims for those cars as the ones driven by people. Driverless vehicles currently operate best in cities with clearly marked streets and lanes. Though self driving cars have been performing quite well in their testing phases, they have been developed for…

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