Noah’s Ark amusement park sues its theme park insurance company for rain damage

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A multimillion dollar replica of the biblical boat and the park around it were damaged by storms. Following the damage of a replica of Noah’s ark and other related attractions, a theme park insurance company is being sued. Ark Encounter is located in Northern Kentucky. It filed a lawsuit regarding coverage for damages to the property following substantial rain. The insurance company has filed a suit for $1 million in repairs and additional costs. Ark Encounter filed a lawsuit against its theme park insurance company. It claims to want to…

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Alleged Allstate whistleblower sued for $700K over insurance discrimination accusations

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Mehda Joshi claimed that the insurance company sought to deny coverage to visible minorities in Canada. A former Allstate employee in Canada sued the company for wrongful dismissal and publicly accused the company of insurance discrimination. The company has now launched a counterclaim against the woman, Mehdi Joshi, for over $700,000 in damages. The legal battle between Joshi and Allstate Insurance Canada began in a Toronto court last week. This court battle is in Canada’s national spotlight and is also being watched by many other countries around the world due…

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Parents are looking to education insurance to protect school costs

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Many people are making sure their tuition money is safe by investing in policies to ensure coverage. Some parents who have realized the risk involved in the funds they spend on tuition are turning to education insurance to keep their investment safe. Should anything happen during a student’s college career, recovering education costs can be difficult. Colleges typically offer different forms of refund policies. That said, after four to six weeks into the semester have passed, the refund policies for most colleges will have expired. This means that it’s nearly…

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Two Lloyd’s of London automated exchanges to launch for cheaper, faster insurance

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The highly traditional insurance market has planned to use technology to improve efficiency. Two Lloyd’s of London automated exchanges are slated to launch in order to make it possible for the traditional market to conduct business more quickly and inexpensively. Lloyd’s is a massive market but is known for conducting its business in a highly traditional way. There are currently 99 syndicate members to Lloyd’s, comprising both British and international insurance companies. That said, the majority of the company’s business is conducted in-person. This has caused it to experience two…

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British pet insurance payouts reach record £785 million level

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Policyholders have shattered previous records in the amount they received from their claims in 2018. Pet insurance payouts in the United Kingdom struck record levels in 2018 when they broke the £785 million mark. The figure rose to this level despite the fact that the number of claims filed by policyholders actually fell, said the Association of British Insurers (A.B.I.). The industry trade body pointed to a rising cost of complex veterinary care to explain the payment size. The A.B.I. underscored the increasing cost associated with sophisticated medical care to…

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General insurance companies receive warning from UK financial watchdog

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The Financial Conduct Authority has accused insurers of failing to focus on value for customers. Britain’s financial watchdog has accused general insurance companies of failing to consider customers’ value for money within their products and services. Insurance CEOs have been warned that the watchdog is prepared to take action against their firms as well as against the senior management of those insurers. According to the F.C.A., insurance companies are failing to provide policyholders with value. The Financial Conduct Authority (F.C.A.) issued a letter to the CEOs of several general insurance…

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Workers compensation technology is reducing claims frequency

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The use of tech within this insurance space is making positive changes to the market, says a new report. Workers compensation technology is proving exceptionally advantageous to the insurance market in terms of positive and sizeable changes, said an expert’s report. The tech is promoting reduced claims frequency, which is sending rates downward. The fewer the claims insurance companies receive, the less they must often charge for coverage. “We think it’s due to insurance companies doing better on the claims of their policyholders by using technology to drive down the…

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