Cyber insurance policies are rapidly producing more claims in the EU

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The number of filings insurers are receiving across Europe has seen a sharp increase. European insurers are receiving a much higher number of claims on cyber insurance policies, reflecting an increase in malicious digital attacks. Organizations are increasingly digitized and are facing growing vulnerability to attacks. This new cyber insurance policies data was a part of the findings from Marsh, Wavestone, and CMS law firm research. It involved an analysis on claims data managed by Marsh across the EU. The data showed that the claims growth rate over the last…

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Allstate Q2 report shows a strong 49 percent increase in profit

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Despite the impact of the pandemic, the insurance giant reported a $1.2 billion net income. The Allstate Q2 earnings report has revealed that the company brought in a net income of $1.2 billion and saw a 49 percent increase in profits over the second quarter of 2019. The insurer saw a $904 million underwriting income, which is a 146 percent year over year rise. The 146 percent increase in the Allstate Q2 underwriting income brought the company’s income from last year’s second quarter at $537 million to $904 million this…

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Worldwide commercial insurance rates rise 19 percent in Q2 2020

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The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic crisis and other sizeable losses played a role, says Marsh research. Worldwide average commercial insurance rates rose by 19 percent during this year’s second quarter, says the Global Insurance Market Index issued by Marsh. The broker and risk adviser recorded the largest premiums hike since the index began in 2012. The commercial insurance rates increase follows other substantial year over year average increases. In Q1 2020, there was a 14 percent rise, and in Q4 2019, there was an 11 percent rise. As was the case…

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State Farm Ohio auto insurance rates to see 14.3 percent reduction

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Drivers in the state will be saving a total of $174.1 million per year from the decreased premiums. State Farm recently announced that it plans to implement another Ohio auto insurance rates reduction. It will slash premiums by an average of 14.3 percent, according to the statement issued on July 29. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was cited as the reason for the premiums cut. According to State Farm Insurance, “Driving behaviors across the country continue to evolve during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on current trends, State Farm is…

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Adequate unemployment insurance extension increases odds of finding “better jobs”

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A new study found that given more time, people are more likely to find employment suited to qualifications. Unemployed workers are more likely to find “better” jobs to suit their qualifications with an unemployment insurance extension, say new study results. This research indicates the opposite effect suggested in arguments made by Republican leaders. The Congressional debates over the next coronavirus stimulus package include the type of unemployment insurance extension that will be employed. Republican leaders have been cautioning against the added $600 per week in federal benefits for those who…

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NAIC to address US insurance industry racism and discrimination

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A special committee has been formed in order to specifically focus on Race and Insurance. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has announced that it has created a special committee to address insurance industry racism and discrimination. NAIC is seeking to improve the way its systems and coverage reflect and protect society. “Our regulatory system and insurance in general is a reflection of the society it aims to protect, and while state insurance regulators have worked to eliminate overt discrimination and racism, we all have been increasingly aware that…

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New FTJ/FLS Vice President To Lead Technology Efforts

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KANSAS CITY, Missouri (August 3, 2020) – Forrest T. Jones & Company, Inc. (FTJ) and Fidelity Security Life Insurance Company (FSL) have appointed Chayan Dasgupta as vice president overseeing information technology (IT). Dasgupta, who goes by “CD,” will provide strategic leadership as a member of the FTJ/FSL executive team and manage a department of nearly 50 IT professionals. He will report to Brad Jones, FTJ/FSL Vice President. Dasgupta joins FTJ/FSL after more than 12 years at Overland Solutions, a leading provider of underwriting support services in the property and casualty…

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