Notre Dame fire insurance is non-existent, but donations for repairs are high

Notre Dame Fire - Notre Dame Cathedral

The French State owned cathedral was self-insured as there isn’t coverage available for priceless artwork and structures. The devastating and heartbreaking Notre Dame fire was watched from around the world. Thoughts and prayers poured in to Paris expressing sympathy for the loss of so much of the historical and religious structure. At the same time, many were asking who would have to foot the bill to have it rebuilt. The cathedral was 856 years old at the time of the Notre Dame fire. It was irreplaceable unto itself but also…

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Japanese earthquake insurance has become a popular gift item

Japanese Earthquake Insurance - Earthquake damage

An insurance company in Japan has designed a mobile service letting people gift coverage to each other. Japanese earthquake insurance has become the latest type of digital gift people are giving people with their mobile devices. Messaging apps have been a great way for people to give each other virtual gifts for some time now. An insurance company in Japan has spotted the potential from that trend and has turned their coverage into a virtual gift. This new option is a collaboration between a Japanese insurance company and a messaging…

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128K Tennessee children’s health insurance plans were cut and many parents have no idea

Tennessee children’s health insurance - Child with parents

Thousands of kids were erased from the CoverKids and TennCare programs since 2017. About 128,000 children were purged from the CoverKids and TennCare Tennessee children’s health insurance plans over a period of two years. Unless they took their kids to the doctor’s office and were refused, parents had no idea it happened. TennCare and CoverKids are two government sponsored Tennessee children’s health insurance programs for low-income families. As over 100 thousand kids in the state were not covered by private insurance, the number of uninsured residents of Tennessee ballooned in…

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Impact of climate change to make insurance prohibitively expensive, says Munich Re

Impact of Climate Change - Damage House

The largest reinsurance company in the world has cautioned that most people won’t afford coverage soon. For several years, insurance companies have been warning that the impact of climate change will be an expensive one. Munich Re, the largest reinsurance company in the world, is now warning that global warming will make insurance too expensive for most people. The reinsurer has already blamed climate change for $24 billion in California wildfire losses. Munich Re chief climatologist, Ernst Rauch, explained in a recent Guardian report that it won’t be long before…

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Boeing 737 Max bans underscore importance of travel insurance policies

Boeing 737 Max Bans - Boeing 737 Plane

Travelers around the world are experiencing cancellations and delays due to airspace bans for the jets. Countries around the world, including the United States, European Union’s 32 nations, Canada and others worldwide have implemented Boeing 737 Max bans. These apply both to flight suspensions and movements in and out of airspaces. Travelers insurance is proving helpful for many travelers experiencing associated delays and cancellations. Travelers affected by the Boeing 737 Max bans aren’t just those flying in and out of the countries that have suspended the Max 8 and Max…

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Daylight Saving Time comes with an hour less sleep and added risks, say insurers

Daylight Saving Time - woman sleeping on table

Insurance companies are reminding consumers to take certain precautions this year. Daylight Saving Time causes many of us to grumble about losing an hour of sleep, but this year, insurers used the date to remind consumers of other potential risks. They are hoping people will take certain precautions to keep themselves, their families and their properties safe. Moving clocks ahead can come with greater hazards on the roads from sleep deprived drivers. Just one hour’s difference from Daylight Saving Time causes traffic accidents to spike every year at this time.…

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Farmers Insurance celebrated Dr. Seuss’ 115th birthday with a clever story

Farmers Insurance Celebrates Dr. Seuss' brithday - students

The insurer released an ad based on real claims recreated into a Dr. Seuss-style storybook ad Farmers Insurance chose to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day – what would have been the author and illustrator’s 115th birthday) – with an animated ad written in his storytelling style. “The More That You See” was based on real claims filed with the insurer and was voiced by Professor Burk, the brand’s spokes character (voiced by Oscar winner J.K. Simmons). The amusing 60-second animated ad was amusing enough to enjoy viral status on social media.…

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