Thousands of tornado insurance claims filed after Ohio devastation

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Local insurers and agents have been assisting policyholders with damaged homes, vehicles and businesses. Policyholders in Ohio are encouraged to begin filing their tornado insurance claims following the storms last week. The twisters hit on Monday night and damaged homes, cars and businesses. Insurance companies are expecting thousands of claims and agents are bracing to assist them all. Insurers such as Allstate, State Farm, and Farmers have been fielding ceaseless client calls. “When the devastation is this much, it’s like nothing any of us in our area has really seen,”…

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National Flood Insurance Program Gets Brief Renewal from Congress

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The House of Representatives gained a two week extension for the federal flood insurance. Congress extended the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) by two weeks after it failed to pass a $19 billion disaster aid bill. The House of Representatives was seeking unanimous consent for the bill which contained a flood insurance reauthorization provision. NFIP had been set to expire as of Friday, but the two week extension was granted in time. With less than six hours left before the National Flood Insurance Program, the fast-track unanimous consent vote approved…

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Allstate’s “Mayhem”, Dean Winters, died for 5 minutes a decade ago

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The actor suffered from an infection that left him dead for minutes before doctors revived him. Dean Winters, the man who played “Mayhem” for Allstate Insurance, revealed that he was dead for 5 minutes in 2009. The actor played the insurer’s chaotic walking whirlwind and has had personal experience with real-life disaster. The actor recently revealed in an interview that an infection killed him for almost five minutes. “I had a rough ride in an ambulance. I went septic due to an illness that I had as a kid and…

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Noah’s Ark amusement park sues its theme park insurance company for rain damage

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A multimillion dollar replica of the biblical boat and the park around it were damaged by storms. Following the damage of a replica of Noah’s ark and other related attractions, a theme park insurance company is being sued. Ark Encounter is located in Northern Kentucky. It filed a lawsuit regarding coverage for damages to the property following substantial rain. The insurance company has filed a suit for $1 million in repairs and additional costs. Ark Encounter filed a lawsuit against its theme park insurance company. It claims to want to…

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Gerber moves forward with Virtual Assist technology for efficiency improvements

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The new tech tool will provide vehicle appraisal improvements for enhanced customer service. Gerber Collision & Glass has revealed that it is adding Virtual Assist to improve its efficiencies. This software is meant to make the process smoother for customers during vehicle damage appraisals. The company announced its decision this week at Austin’s DigIn Future of Insurance conference. Gerber’s announcement revealed the company’s collaboration software for improving internal efficiencies. It tested the Virtual Assist software ahead of its decision to license it throughout its organization. This tech is licensed by…

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Is Your Health Insurance Company Tracking Your Diet and Exercise Habits?

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Vitality Health is using big data and the Internet of Things to learn more about customer lifestyles. A health insurance company is considering using similar tracking concepts to the auto coverage industry. Vitality Health believes that its policyholders will be willing to exchange their healthy lifestyle data for incentives. The idea is to reward those with healthier lifestyles with discounts, thereby encouraging healthier habits. The health insurance company is hoping to change the way people are viewing wellness. They are aiming to offer discounts to individuals who live healthier lifestyles.…

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Does bad credit affect car insurance rates?

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If you’ve got bad credit you may be worried about how it affects a number of things you apply for. When you think of applying for things that need a credit check you may automatically think of things such as car finance, credit cards, mobile phone contracts or mortgagees. But have you thought about how your credit rating affects your car insurance premium? Refused Car Finance are bad credit car finance specialists who help people get car finance even if they have bad credit. They explore whether bad credit affects…

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