Nationwide announces the launch of a new digital insurance platform

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The insurer has made the move in order to respond to a rising trend of consumer digital expectations. Nationwide has announced the launch of a new digital insurance platform. This has been a long awaited move by the company, which is responding to the growing need for digital options from a new generation of consumers. The new digital platform is called Spire, and it will officially launch before this year is complete. The Fortune 100 giant, based in Columbus, Ohio intends to make its digital insurance platform available to its…

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Brooke Shields places life insurance value into the spotlight

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The actress has partnered with Life Happens to spread awareness about coverage accessibility. Last month, Brooke Shields used a partnership with Life Happens to draw attention to life insurance value and accessibility. Last month was life insurance awareness month and this partnership played a central role. Shields partnered with the non-profit to help push forward the message of life insurance value and accessibility. It was a very direct message: that every family can and should buy coverage to ensure their loved ones are protected if the worst should happen. Death,…

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Dog groomer insurance helps your pet salon avoid risks unique to your business

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Whether you groom from home, have a dedicated salon or have a mobile unit, you need coverage. Many business owners don’t realize that there are specific policies available to provide dog groomer insurance coverage. All too often, they purchase a general commercial policy which doesn’t offer the type of specific coverage unique to this kind of business. The type of policy you’ll need depends on the nature of the services you provide your customers. It’s important to recognize that there isn’t a standard dog groomer insurance policy, so it’s up…

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Insured Hurricane Dorian damage could bring $25 billion in losses to the industry

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UBS research shows that insurers may face tens of billions in losses because of the intense storm. Hurricane Dorian damage may cost over $25 billion in claims payouts from insurance companies, according to international financial services firm U.B.S. Damage to the Bahamas, the US coast and Canada was widespread and substantial. The bank had initially predicted that there would be between $5 and $40 billion in damage caused by the storm. More recently, U.B.S. narrowed its forecast to $15 billion as more specific Hurricane Dorian damage data became available. Now,…

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Are cyber insurance companies contributing to ransomware attack growth?

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Certainly, they are not direct effort by insurers to boost cyberattacks, but a relationship has been proposed. It comes as no surprise to hear that ransomware attacks are on the rise, but new perspectives are connecting this trend with increasing the availability of products from cyber insurance companies. Essentially, the more organizations are covered against attacks, the more likely criminals are to be paid. As cyber insurance companies become more commonplace and companies and organizations better understand the importance of coverage, large policies are being purchased. As a result, when…

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Trucking Proud Insurance Agency launches through CTA partnership

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The business is a partnership among the California Trucking Association, Gamie and C3 Risk and Insurance. The California Trucking Association (C.T.A.) has launched the Trucking Proud Insurance Agency (T.P.I.A.) through a partnership with C3 Risk and Insurance, and Gamie, LLC. The purpose of the new T.P.I.A.is to offer a spectrum of coverage products to U.S. trucking companies. The Trucking Proud Insurance Agency offers a range of different coverage products. Trucking companies from across the country can use the agency to shop for everything from auto liability to workers compensation and…

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What you need to know about Berkshire insurance investing struggles

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Warren Buffett is known for outstanding outcomes in this industry but current figures are sour. In the investing world, Berkshire insurance decisions have often been seen as the gold standard in terms of solid and reliable choices. However, the company’s operating earnings fell in Q2 2019, shocking many investors. Insurers owned by Berkshire saw a substantial plummet in underwriting income in that quarter. Berkshire insurance underwriting income fell by almost 63 percent during the second quarter. This brought it to $353 million. The firm’s reinsurance unit also drooped to a…

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