Hurricane Dorian gives Americans a wake-up call they should not ignore, says Allstate

Hurricane Dorian - Storm heading toward Florida

The insurer’s data shows that almost 60 percent of U.S. residents aren’t prepared for a natural disaster. Well over half of all Americans would have been completely unprepared for an event like Hurricane Dorian, said a recent report released by Allstate Insurance. Nearly 60 percent of Americans are assuming that natural disasters won’t affect them. Allstate Insurance used Hurricane Dorian as an example of the type of natural disaster that can threaten Americans. Its report showed that while 70 percent of Americans say that they are concerned over catastrophic events…

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California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara Apologizes for Accepting Industry Contributions

Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara - Government Portrait from 2016

Lara released a letter last week that acknowledged that his campaign had solicited those contributions. California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara has said he was sorry for having both solicited campaign contributions from the insurance industry and for having accepted them. Last Tuesday, he issued a letter in which he acknowledged the activity as well as his regret for having done so despite a campaign pledge he had made not to accept contributions from insurers. The letter was issued to a number of groups, including Public Advocates, United Policyholders and Health…

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GBS Selects Larry Gibson as New Regional Marketing Director

Springfield, MO, September 10, 2019 –(PR.com)– In order to better serve an increasing client base in northern Missouri and western Kansas, Group Benefit Services (GBS) has selected Larry Gibson as Regional Marketing Director (RMD) for these regions. “We’re thrilled at the opportunity to add Mr. Gibson to our expanding team,” said James M. Deren, President and CEO of GBS. “We’ve worked with Larry for many years and having his expertise and knowledge will enhance the level of service we provide to our clients.” A Longtime Partnership Specializing in employee benefits,…

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Berkley Design Professional Offers $1 Million Per Project Primary Limits

Monterey, CA, September 10, 2019 –(PR.com)– In response to today’s more complex projects and increasingly litigious business environment, Berkley Design Professional (Berkley DP), a division of Berkley Alliance Managers, a Berkley Company, now offers Per Project Primary (PPP) Limits of $1 million for Berkley DP policyholders. This $1 million limit applies to every project covered under their professional liability policy from the retroactive date through the end of the policy period. “This innovative new coverage is a game changer,” says Lawrence G. Moonan, executive vice president and chief operating officer…

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Independent Courier Insurance Spikes in Popularity from Common New Jobs

Independent Courier Insurance - Bike Rider

As businesses hire a growing number of people on bicycles, scooters or cars, liability coverage needs rise. Businesses of all sizes are looking to different types of delivery options for convenience and savings, requiring many self-employed individuals to seek independent courier insurance. Not all couriers work for massive global companies and those on bikes and scooters need coverage, too. Damage and liability issues are the most important part of independent courier insurance. These typically have to do with the vehicle being used to make the deliveries as well as the…

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Life.io Focuses on Scaling New Platform with Strategic Hires

Princeton, NJ, September 09, 2019 –(PR.com)– Life.io, a leading customer engagement platform for the insurance industry, today announces Woody Wodchis and Jason Brausewetter as Vice Presidents of Growth. Woody and Jason bring over 20 years of experience and deep expertise to their respective roles, further enhancing Life.io’s service capabilities to an expanding roster of global clientele. With a maturing market for customer engagement, the announcement of these hires comes at an exciting time as Life.io debuts the newest version of their consumer facing platform. Jon Cooper, CEO and Co-Founder, is…

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Long-Term Care Insurance Rate Increases Addressed by LTC Association

Los Angeles, CA, September 08, 2019 –(PR.com)– Consumers facing increased costs for their long-term care insurance can benefit from new information posted by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance (AALTCI). “No one likes to pay more money and over the past few years, thousands of consumers who purchased long-term care insurance have received notices that their policy premiums will be increasing,” explains Jesse Slome, director of the group. “We gladly explain to consumers what their options are but believed that posting a comprehensive resource of information online would be…

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