CFCEF petitions California auto insurance companies to lower rates or issue refunds

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Non-profit consumer advocate, Consumer Federation of California Education Foundation launched the action. The Consumer Federation of California Education Foundation (CFCEF) has petition the state insurance commissioner to require California auto insurance companies to reduce their rates, issue credits, or issue refunds. The CFCEF says that insurers in the state have been making massive profits at the expense of drivers. The CFCEF’s petition accused California auto insurance companies of “making windfall profits” as a result of the stay-at-home requirements in the state. Those orders were made on March 19, keeping millions…

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Chubb and Travelers insurance companies win Louisiana bank DOJ settlement

A Louisiana bank will not be able to recover the $11.7 million DOJ settlement under its professional liability policies with Travelers Cos. Inc

The financial institution will not be able to recover the $11.7 million from the federal government. A Louisiana bank will not be able to recover the $11.7 million DOJ settlement under its professional liability policies with Travelers Cos. Inc. and Chubb Ltd. units. The reason is that the government was not the bank’s client, according to a ruling by the federal court of appeals last week. This most recent ruling upheld an earlier decision on the case from a lower court. IberiaBank Corp, a bank based in Lafayette, Louisiana, came…

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Event insurance policies often don’t cover disease cancellation

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As gatherings like SXSW are stopped to slow COVID-19’s spread, participants are suffering losses. The South by Southwest (SXSW) conference has been cancelled for the first time in 34 years and the lack of disease outbreak coverage in event insurance policies has left many participants out of luck. This year’s SXSW was supposed to take place in Austin, Texas, from March 13 to March 22. The two SXSW founders were cited in a recent media publication, saying that the organization did not have disease outbreak coverage in its event insurance…

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A record year for Lombard International Group: 2019 Financial Results

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Philadelphia and Luxembourg, 09 March 2020: Lombard International Group, a global leader in wealth and succession planning solutions for high net worth (HNW) individuals, families and institutions, has today announced its financial results for 2019. The Group has delivered a record performance, despite significant geopolitical and economic headwinds across the globe. This is testament to the strength and relevance of the Group’s wealth structuring propositions, global reach combined with local presence, and expertise to deliver customised and specialist solutions to HNW clients and institutions with complex multi-jurisdictional and investment needs.…

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Lloyd’s of London backs new Coincover cryptocurrency insurance for online wallets

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The coverage is meant to protect digital currency owners against theft from being hacked. Lloyd’s of London is now backing a new type of cryptocurrency insurance policy meant to help protect owners of online wallets against theft resulting from hacks. The coverage is sold by crypto “lifestyle” service provider, Coincover. Atrium, a Lloyd’s insurance syndicate, is underwriting the cryptocurrency insurance, according to an announcement made by Coincover last weekend. The coverage is being defined as a new form of liability policy. It functions dynamically with a limit that rises and…

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Dropping insurance underwriting in Q4 2019 struck Berkshire Hathaway where it hurts

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Warren Buffett’s company was able to recover last year despite those dragging results. Berkshire Hathaway was able to see substantial recovery in the last quarter of 2019, but that was in spite of the group’s lagging insurance underwriting result. The recovery was an important one as the same quarter in 2018 saw a significant loss overall. Warren Buffett’s multinational conglomerate issued a release last weekend. In it, they revealed that their insurance underwriting brought in a $857 million operating loss. Berkshire Hathaway’s income through insurance investing, utilities, railroad and energy,…

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Arizona State career development program gets a boost from State Farm donation

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ASU received $30 million from the insurer for its “Pathways for the Future” program. Arizona State University (A.S.U.) has received a substantial $30 million State Farm donation directed right into the new “Pathways for the Future” career development program. The university’s new program offers students with financial aid when they enroll in online courses. Students from A.S.U. and Maricopa County Community College can use the program to receive financial aid when they register for online courses at the university. Other students who can benefit from the State Farm donation to…

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