Thai uninsured drivers now have a unique affordable auto insurance policy option

Uninsured Drivers - Driver - Steering Wheel

Thaivivat and AIS partnered to attract these motorists with coverage exclusively while driving. Thaivivat, an insurance company in Thailand, has partnered with telco AIS to draw uninsured drivers in the country. The idea is to provide a type of coverage that is affordable through a unique product that is a first of its kind in the world. This auto insurance coverage is unique in that it applies only when the vehicle is in operation. This program to appeal to uninsured drivers is the first on the planet that automatically covers…

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Oil insurance affected by skyrocketing risk levels in Persian Gulf

Oil Insurance - oil rig

The Joint War Committee of London’s Lloyd’s Market Association said the risk is highest since 2005. The oil insurance companies are reacting to the risks spiking in the Persian Gulf that are affecting tankers that must travel through that region. The risk of danger to oil tankers in the Persian Gulf hasn’t been this high since 2005. A new report from the Joint War Committee of London’s Lloyd’s Market Association stated that it would increase its “listed areas.” Those listed areas are the regions in which the highest shipping risks…

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Alleged Allstate whistleblower sued for $700K over insurance discrimination accusations

Insurance discrimination - Law - Court

Mehda Joshi claimed that the insurance company sought to deny coverage to visible minorities in Canada. A former Allstate employee in Canada sued the company for wrongful dismissal and publicly accused the company of insurance discrimination. The company has now launched a counterclaim against the woman, Mehdi Joshi, for over $700,000 in damages. The legal battle between Joshi and Allstate Insurance Canada began in a Toronto court last week. This court battle is in Canada’s national spotlight and is also being watched by many other countries around the world due…

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Two Lloyd’s of London automated exchanges to launch for cheaper, faster insurance

Lloyd’s of London Automated Exchanges - Lloyd's building in London

The highly traditional insurance market has planned to use technology to improve efficiency. Two Lloyd’s of London automated exchanges are slated to launch in order to make it possible for the traditional market to conduct business more quickly and inexpensively. Lloyd’s is a massive market but is known for conducting its business in a highly traditional way. There are currently 99 syndicate members to Lloyd’s, comprising both British and international insurance companies. That said, the majority of the company’s business is conducted in-person. This has caused it to experience two…

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Philip Morris launches Reviti life insurance company with discounts for smokers who quit

Reviti Life Insurance - Smoking - cigaretes, Ash tray

The tobacco giant has started its own insurer with special discounts for smokers working on cessation. Philip Morris International, the tobacco giant behind Marlboro cigarettes, has just opened its own insurer called Reviti life insurance. Reviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Philip Morris that will begin selling life insurance in the UK. Though Reviti life insurance will start in the United Kingdom, the intention is to expand its sales into markets overseas as well. That said, what is interesting about this life insurance company owned by the tobacco giant…

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Insurance adjuster credits solid evacuation plan for saving the treasures in Notre Dame

Insurance adjustor - Notre Dame Cathedral, France

Experts estimate that 90 percent of the priceless artworks and relics from the cathedral were saved. A leading insurance adjuster Michel Honore has issued high praise to the Notre Dame cathedral evacuation plan and those who carried it out. He stated that it was because of this process and the cool-headedness of those who executed the contingency plan that about 90 percent of the cathedral’s relics, artwork and other treasures were saved. Despite the widespread damage from the heartbreaking fire in the 12th century cathedral, much was saved. Honore is…

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British pet insurance payouts reach record £785 million level

Pet insurance payouts - GBP

Policyholders have shattered previous records in the amount they received from their claims in 2018. Pet insurance payouts in the United Kingdom struck record levels in 2018 when they broke the £785 million mark. The figure rose to this level despite the fact that the number of claims filed by policyholders actually fell, said the Association of British Insurers (A.B.I.). The industry trade body pointed to a rising cost of complex veterinary care to explain the payment size. The A.B.I. underscored the increasing cost associated with sophisticated medical care to…

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