California Department of Insurance estimates suggest $1.05 billion in wildfire damage

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Official estimates indicate that the devastating wildfires that plague the state will create billion dollar losses. The California Department of Insurance has released an estimate for the damages left behind by the catastrophic wildfires that have left historic damages in the state. The department believes the insured wildfires losses will reach at least $1.05 billion. This estimate is based on the claims received so far from the eight largest Californian insurance companies. Following that estimate, the California Department of Insurance also revealed that it expects the figure to grow. By…

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Lloyd’s insurance claims see rapid response and payments following storms

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The massive marketplace has reported quick customer service for customers affected by Harvey, Irma and Maria. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria left catastrophe and devastation behind, and Lloyd’s insurance claims are being rapidly processed, says the market. The company says it is responding quickly and has even made some advance payments. The storms left behind an estimated $738 million in insured damages to properties and possessions. “It is heartening to see the Lloyd’s market swing into action in this way,” said Inga Beal, the market’s chief executive, when addressing the…

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Wells Fargo auto insurance scandal escalates with accusation of lying to Congress

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Senator Sharrod Brown put forth the allegations against the bank during a recent Senate hearing. The Wells Fargo auto insurance scandal has just escalated to a new level after accusations of lying to Congress last year. At a Senate hearing this week, Senator Sherrod Brown alleged that the bank failed to disclose a growing problem within the bank’s car insuring business. This has only worsened the situation for the bank which is already facing considerable scandal. “The company pure and simple lied to this committee — and lied to the…

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2017 catastrophes will send global insurance and reinsurance losses over $100 billion

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Fitch forecasts showed that this could be a record year for losses and they could be as great as $190 billion. Catastrophe global insurance and reinsurance losses are likely to break previous records, says Fitch Ratings. Its current predictions suggest that losses could be greater than $100 billion and may even rise to nearly $190 billion. Should the damage from Hurricane Maria be as great as expected, it could lead to rating downgrades. Fitch cautioned that the hurricane season is only just past half over and global insurance and reinsurance…

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AIG requests more time before Bill Cosby legal fee payout

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The insurance company is seeking more time because its appeal about an April ruling is still pending. AIG has asked for more time before being required to pay the Bill Cosby legal fees associated with the controversial lawsuits launched back in 2015. At the moment, AIG is required to pay over $675,000 to the celebrity to cover his legal costs. AIG Property Casualty Company says it is entitled to more time before the Bill Cosby legal costs are settled as an appeal to a previous ruling on the subject is…

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Wells Fargo insurance customers seek credit repair for auto policy scandal

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Borrowers forced to pay for unnecessary auto policies now want the damage to their credit scores fixed. New developments have arisen as a result of the Wells Fargo insurance scandal as customers seek to put right the damage done to their credit. Many of the customers have already filed a class action lawsuit to be compensated for the money they lost, but they are concerned about their credit histories. The bank’s own investigations found hundreds of thousands of customers were charged for unnecessary auto insurance. The added Wells Fargo insurance…

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Kanye West insurance lawsuit worth $10 million following tour cancellation

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The performer filed the suit against a number of Lloyd’s of London syndicates, alleging lack of payment. The Kanye West insurance lawsuit has hit the news headlines as the celebrity claims his insurers aren’t paying his due amount following the cancellation of his performance tour. The entertainer suddenly halted a number of performance dates on his Saint Pablo Tour. Officially, the Kanye West insurance claims were filed through the performer’s Very Good Touring, Inc. company. He now alleges that the insurance companies have failed to pay out on the claims…

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Wells Fargo insurance scheme brings lawsuit from customers

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Borrowers forcibly made to purchase auto coverage they didn’t need are suing the bank for scamming them. Wells Fargo & Co has been accused of running an insurance scheme, as was reported yesterday by Live Insurance News, and now affected customers are filing a lawsuit against the bank. Customers allege the bank forced them to pay for auto insurance they didn’t need and that caused financial hardship. In yesterday’s article, it was pointed out that the insurance scheme caused many customers to face expenses they couldn’t afford. This led several…

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Wells Fargo auto insurance forced on borrowers who didn’t need it

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The bank charged customers for unnecessary coverage, leading to 25,000 wrongful vehicle repossessions. A new report determined Wells Fargo auto insurance was forcibly sold to customers who did not require this coverage. As a result of the bank’s activity, there were approximately 25,000 wrongful vehicle repossessions. Over 800,000 people who took out Wells Fargo car loans were charged for unnecessary insurance. The added expense of the unnecessary Wells Fargo auto insurance was too much for some borrowers, whose vehicles were wrongfully repossessed. The report showed that among 800,000 of the…

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Michigan insurance industry is having a hard time filling job postings

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Insurers in the state are continuing to open positions in their companies, but workers aren’t there to fill them. The Michigan insurance industry is all set to open up a range of new jobs over the next few years. However, it is already facing a considerable challenge in their effort to fill the positions as insurance companies compete to attract talent. This was among the primary findings in a study conducted by Ferris State University researchers. The university’s insurance, actuarial and risk management student team surveyed companies in the Michigan…

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