How to get an insurance job that will turn into a great career

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With the expiry of the COVID-19 unemployment benefits, many people are getting a fresh start. When you think of an insurance job, the first thing that comes to mind is likely an agent or a salesperson, but insurers need far more than that in order to operate. Most insurers offer career tracks suiting a range of different types of skillsets and goals. Understanding the different types of insurance job opportunities can help you to better know how to prepare for a career in this industry. Careers can involve a spectrum…

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Farmers to begin use of its insurance robot named Spot

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The insurer will use the technology to enhance its catastrophe claims and property inspections. Farmers insurance recently announced its plans to launch a digitally controlled mobile insurance robot for assistance in completing in-field catastrophe claims as well as with non-catastrophe property inspections. The technology, called Spot, is meant to help improve both safety and efficiency. The insurer plans to use the insurance robot for improving the safety of non-catastrophe property inspections and in-field catastrophe claims, as well as to make those processes more efficient. This step also makes Farmers one…

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Insurance industry taking a close look at limiting climate change exposure

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As a part of its efforts, it is taking certain moves away from fossil fuels, particularly in coal. The insurance industry is taking the threats from climate change increasingly seriously and as a part of its efforts to limit exposure, it is moving away from fossil fuels that pose the highest risk. Twenty-three companies have adopted coverage limiting or cessation policies for the coal sector. “This was not an issue that was central in the insurance sector, even 7 years ago,” explained Insurance Bureau of Canada national director of climate…

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Trupanion reminds owners to avoid pet insurance claims with hot weather tips

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The insurer has issued a list of tips to keep pets safe and cool throughout the hottest time of the year. With the heat of summer fully underway, Trupanion is hoping that animal owners will use these common-sense pet insurance claim avoidance tips to keep their furry family members safe. The insurer sees a summer spike in heatstroke claims 4.5 times higher than the yearly average. During the months of June, July and August, pet insurance claims explode as animal owners take their beloved animals to the vet for heatstroke…

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GEICO publishes tips for driving in heavy rain for Florida auto insurance customers

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Hurricane Elsa mainly spared the state, but heavy rain and high water still make roads dangerous. GEICO has published a list of tips for drivers in Florida and other states affected by hurricanes, to help them with driving in heavy rain while remaining safe. High water and flash flooding can rapidly become a high risk for people even when in their vehicles. Driving in heavy rain can be a daunting experience. When done improperly, it can also be a dangerous one. Ready.gov points out that it takes as little as…

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Allstate survey shows motorists shut off nuisance driver assistance technology

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As vacation season begins in Canada, the insurer is encouraging motorists to use the tech properly. Vacation season is heading into full swing in Canada, where a recent Allstate survey has found that motorists are annoyed by driver assistance technology and have been shutting it off. The insurance company is hoping to emphasize the importance and benefit of using the tech as recommended. To an increasing degree, vehicles are being equipped with driver assistance technology as a standard feature. These include vehicle proximity alerts, rear-view cameras and others. Some of…

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Safety tips you need to know for Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted Driving Awareness Month - Man texting while driving

April is a great time to refresh the efforts you make to keep yourself and your passengers safe. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, making this a great time to teach yourself to overcome the bad habits you developed while the roads were less busy. The pandemic substantially reduced traffic on our roads, and during that time, unsafe habits were built. The National Safety Council (NSC) Distracted Driving Survey last year revealed that 2 percent of drivers admittedly drove while distracted because the roads were less congested last year. Data…

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