Insurance industry benefits from favorable economic climate in the US

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Report shows that new jobs have been added to the insurance sector A favorable economic and business climate has had a beneficial impact on the insurance industry last month. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a report that shows that the insurance industry has added thousands of new jobs in June, marking modest growth for the industry and highlighting economic activity. The demand for employees among insurers has begun to rise, especially in the health sector where insurers are being forced to comply with new regulations coming from…

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US insurance industry oversight increase sought by Treasury

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It is looking for a larger role in being able to regulate insurers, particularly in specific sectors. The United States Treasury has now made a call to be able to receive a broader role in overseeing the US insurance industry on a federal level, especially when it comes to areas such as mortgage coverage, the use of personal data for calculating premiums, the collection of the information in the first place, and the employment of secretive “captives” entities by insurers in order to try to keep risks off the books.…

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Insurance news from Allstate could include 50% rise

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The “Good Hands” teams may soon be seeing good news, too, as the insurer continues to generate positive figures. Allstate has been making insurance news on a steady basis over recent days as its efforts to break away from its staid image in favor of one that is more modern, through expanded online support, is now beginning to come to fruition. The transformation of this second largest personal insurer in the United States is a highly positive one. Having started approximately six years ago, this made small insurance news headlines…

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Insurance news from Allstate shows hip and edgy new strategy

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The insurer – like others – has been facing financial and natural disasters, but is managing to stand out. Allstate has not had it easy over recent years, as insurance news continues to pummel the industry with natural and financial disasters, but this insurer has still managed to transform itself and stand out from the pack with a unique strategy. The subject matter may not be all that hip, but Allstate has managed to market it that way. The company is making insurance news with an edgy television commercial campaign…

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Insurance industry could soon see greater federal flexibility

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Senators have now proposed a bill that could give the Federal Reserve more wiggle room. A bipartisan group made up of U.S. senators has now proposed a new bill that would provide the Federal Reserve a larger amount of flexibility for the regulation of companies that are systemically important to the insurance industry, such as American International Group Inc. (AIG). This new bill is meant to put new “capital standards” into place that are customized to the “unique characteristics”. This, according to the bill, which had senators sponsoring it who…

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Insurance industry could soften the U.S. pension crisis

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Senator Hatch from Utah believes that insurers could hold the key to easing the struggle that will be faced. On Tuesday, one of the top Republican senators proposed legislation that would considerably alter the way that public pensions function by having the life insurance industry pay benefits by way of annuity contracts. The purpose of this newly unveiled legislation would be to assist in alleviating the underfunding from which many plans suffer. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah is the highest ranking Republican on the Finance Committee. He introduced a bill…

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Insurance industry execs in U.S. recognize upgrade need

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These leaders have stated that the core systems are in need of modernizing across the board. According to the results of a recent survey, two out of every three insurance industry executives – among the 200 who participated – said that they were dealing with aging legacy systems. This issue could result in a wide reaching barrier to being able to reach new markets. SAP AG has indicated that the current issue of aging legacy systems in the insurance industry could make it harder for insurers to reach new markets,…

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