Japanese earthquake insurance has become a popular gift item

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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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Renewable energy industry insurance claims are growing

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Both the severity and the frequency of these claims are rising in the American renewable energy market. Renewable energy industry insurance claims are on the rise, both in terms of severity and frequency, said an insurer specializing in this market, GCube Insurance. The figures have seen a considerable increase over the last half decade, which means that asset owners and insurers alike will need to alter their risk benchmark. The insurance company linked the change in claims frequency and with very specific causes. According to GCube Insurance, the renewable energy…

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Workers compensation technology is reducing claims frequency

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The use of tech within this insurance space is making positive changes to the market, says a new report. Workers compensation technology is proving exceptionally advantageous to the insurance market in terms of positive and sizeable changes, said an expert’s report. The tech is promoting reduced claims frequency, which is sending rates downward. The fewer the claims insurance companies receive, the less they must often charge for coverage. “We think it’s due to insurance companies doing better on the claims of their policyholders by using technology to drive down the…

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New crypto insurance products find area of need amid regulator uncertainty

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Coverage against rising cryptocurrency theft is needed, but regulators aren’t certain how to manage it. A rising crypto insurance industry has insurers moving quickly to create models and products to offer. At the same time, regulators are left uncertain as to how to handle this very new form of coverage. In 2018, hackers stole $1.7 billion in cryptocurrency in a quickly increasing digital coin theft trend. Cryptocurrency thieves are becoming increasingly successful. With the massive theft rate, the technology is facing considerable harm to its reputation and further barriers to…

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iCracked to join SquareTrade following Allstate acquisition

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Allstate Corporation has purchased the on-site, on-demand smartphone and tablet repair service provider. Allstate Corporation, the nationwide insurance company, has announced its acquisition of iCracked. That firm is a provider of on-demand, on-site smartphone and tablet repair services across North America. Allstate will be joining iCracked with SquareTrade, the insurer’s company offering related products. iCracked, a San Francisco-based firm, will join SquareTrade . That company belongs to Allstate and is a provider of tech support and consumer protection plans. iCracked currently operates in both the United States and Canada across…

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Health insurance members gain exclusive access to the Fitbit Inspire

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The popular fitness tracker maker has launched a new device that you won’t find in stores. Fitbit has unveiled a brand new model of fitness tracker available only to health insurance members and employees. The Fitbit Inspire was developed for this exclusive use and won’t be sold in stores or on its own website. The launch was a quiet one this month, representing its first release that won’t be available to consumers. The Fitness Inspire was developed specifically for use by health insurance members and corporate employees. The concept behind…

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Life insurance premiums can be calculated using your social media posts

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Provided they are not discriminatory, life insurers can use customers’ posts to decide on pricing. The New York Department of Financial Services (N.Y.F.S.) has released new life insurance premiums calculation guidelines. These will allow insurers to use data collected from their customers’ social media posts to help calculate premiums. These regulations may soon move outside New York and into other states as well. The life insurance premiums guidelines indicate that insurers have the right to obtain and apply data gleaned from “non-traditional” sources as well. That said, if they do…

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