US insurance industry isn’t moving away from coal at the rate of EU insurers

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A new report determined that insurers in the Unites States are falling behind their European counterparts. Though the number of companies in the US insurance industry that have moved away from coal has doubled this year, a new report shows that American insurers remain far behind those in Europe. Insurance companies in Europe have withdrawn support for coal at a substantially higher rate. The report, called “Insuring Coal No More,” looked at the European and US insurance industry. It scored the two regions for the third consecutive year according to…

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State Farm launches holiday season with small business safety tips

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The insurance company created a complete list of recommendations for entrepreneurs during December. A recent release from State Farm placed the focus on small business safety. The company decided to “unwrap” some of the best tips it had to make sure entrepreneurs benefitted from the holidays while staying safe at the same time. The insurer underscored the importance of the right coverage especially during heavy shopping times. State Farm pointed out that at this time of year, there is considerably more foot traffic to contend with. This often also means…

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Insurance industry legal costs exploding as US juries increasingly side with plaintiffs

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Insurers from around the world are expected to face legal expenses topping $200 billion. United states jury payouts are sending global insurance industry legal costs skyward. Insurer execs face a rising fear from the size and frequency of awards jurors are requiring the firms to pay out to plaintiffs. Payouts insurance companies must pay to lawsuit plaintiffs are starting to pose a threat to the industry. The trend is being called “social inflation” as juries demand more frequent and generous payouts that insurers must cover for cases ranging from tainted…

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Allstate spikes Illinois homeowners insurance rates for almost 200K policyholders

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The second largest home insurer in the state is raising rates by 8 percent in early 2020. Allstate will be increasing its Illinois homeowners insurance rates by the largest amount the state has seen in several years. By early next year, policyholders will be paying an average of 8 percent more for their coverage than they are this year. The Illinois Department of Insurance announced the rate hike in a filing they issued on Halloween. Allstate is the second largest home insurance provider in the state. It has just about…

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State of California takes over control of former Berkshire insurance unit

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The Department of Insurance said that it never gave its approval to the sale of the company. The California Department of Insurance have seized a former Berkshire insurance unit. The regulators claim that the sale of California Insurance Co. was in violation of state regulations. This is the latest step in the ongoing controversy regarding the sale of the unit. Earlier this week, the California Department of Insurance said that it had not given its approval to the sale of the Berkshire insurance unit with Applied Underwriters, a workers’ compensation…

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Innovation Group Unveils IG Gateway, A Mobile, Unified Cloud Platform for Property & Auto Claims Coordination

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LAS VEGAS – SEMA Show, Nov. 5, 2019 – Innovation Group, an international insurance claims administrator for auto, property, body shops, fleet and leasing operators with 1,200 global clients, today announced official release of its cloud-based, integrated and scalable mobile claims management application that enables  all parties to track/manage claims processing from FNOL to settlement.   A digital hub for all stakeholders in the claims process, the Innovation Group platform brings complete transparency to the claims process and is accessible by adjusters, contractors, body shops and fleet operators, policyholders and…

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Allstate Q3 2019 earnings and revenue beat out predictions

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The insurance giant has announced its figures for the quarter and they are notably higher than estimates. The Allstate Q3 2019 numbers are in and the figures are far more favorable than had been widely anticipated for the insurer. The earnings and revenues were significantly better than predicted. Analysts had been predicting favorable third quarter results, but the insurer managed to do better. According to the insurer’s reports, the Allstate Q3 2019 earnings were $2.84 per share. This topped virtually all estimates, including the Zacks Consensus Estimate, which had been…

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