Cyber insurance market grows by over a third last year

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A recently released Fitch Ratings report suggests that this digital coverage grew by 35 percent. A new Fitch Ratings report suggested that the cyber insurance market’s premium exposure, estimated to be $1.35 billion, is greater than predicted. Fitch pointed to natural obstacles to differentiating the cyber related premium from other forms of multi-line coverage products. High profile hacking cases making headlines are driving interest in the cyber insurance market. “Take-up rates for cyber insurance are increasing with frequent reports of computer hacking incidents, including: network intrusions and data theft, as…

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Two-tier insurance company capital standards proposed by Fed

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The concept is to treat exceptionally large firms differently from others within the industry. The Federal Reserve proposed new insurance company capital standards as a part of a two tiered system that had already been expected for the industry and that is expected to provide significant protection for the American economy. Within this system, major insurers are going to have different capital requirements applied to them. Prudential Financial Inc. and American International Group Inc. will both have different insurance company capital standards applied to them due to their size and…

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AIG crowdfunding insurance will be among the company’s next offerings

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In order to assuage the concerns of investors, this coverage will help to protect them from being ripped off by startups. The American International Group has now unveiled a new form of coverage and this AIG crowdfunding insurance is meant to provide a unique protection not to startups that are attempting to raise money, but actually to the investors who want to take a chance on them but who are afraid of being scammed or losing their investments. The New York based insurance company is now gearing up for the…

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Bill Cosby turns to insurance coverage to pay the bill for defamation suits

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The costs associated with defending himself in court are piling up and a home policy will likely pay for much of it. When defending oneself in court in several sexual assault and defamation cases, the legal bill can rapidly rise and Bill Cosby is using his homeowners insurance coverage to help him to pay for these expenses. This method of footing the bill for legal fees has come to quite a surprise to many though it is not necessarily uncommon. That said, Cosby has been facing lawsuits across three states…

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New mortgage insurance unit spin-off is added to AIG’s current goals

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American International Group has made the decision to look into a spin-off of that branch of its business. American International Group (AIG) is now in the midst of the pursuit of a spin-off of its existing mortgage insurance business, according to several reports based on sources who are familiar with the matter. This new strategy from the insurance company could come at precisely the time that goes up against Carl Icahn. Despite the attempts that the company is seeking to make to spin-off its mortgage insurance business – which made…

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The Bill Cosby lawsuit filed by AIG is “draining” the celebrity’s resources

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The entertainer’s lawyers have stated that financial drains are decreasing his ability to successfully defend himself. The lawsuit that was filed by American International Group (AIG) against Bill Cosby has been considerably “draining” on the resources of the celebrity, who is now saying (by way of his lawyers) that this is seriously cutting into his ability to present a successful defense for himself against the allegations of sexual abuse. The reason is that Cosby is currently being required to defend himself simultaneously against several suits. Lawyers representing Bill Cosby told…

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AIG makes insurance news with new high end clothing coverage

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The insurer is releasing a new product to help to boost its business from high net worth personal lines customers. American International Group (AIG) has revealed its latest insurance news that the latest component of its strategy to increase its appeal to high net worth personal lines policyholders, it will be releasing coverage for high end designer clothing. This will provide people with an insurance policy that goes above and beyond the standard homeowners coverage. More specifically, the insurance news is about the “wearable collections coverage”, which provides additional coverage…

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Insurance industry may gain access to drones

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AIG receives approval to use drones to assess property damage The American International Group (AIG), one of the largest insurance providers in the United States, has announced that it has received approval to use drones to inspect properties throughout the country. This approval has come from the Federal Aviation Administration, which enforces strict regulations when it comes to the commercial use of drones. These drones are small aerial units that are controlled remotely. These drones are typically used for recreational purposes due to federal regulations. Commercial use of drones is…

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Cyber insurance is lacking

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AIG CEO expresses concern that cyber insurance capacity is falling short Cyber insurance capacity may be seriously lacking, according to American International Group CEO Peter Hancock. Digital threats are becoming more prominent with every passing year. Hackers and malicious groups are beginning to target large companies that have access to valuable consumer information. This information can be stolen and exploited for various types of benefits, leaving consumers to deal with the financial fallout associated with data breach and identity theft. Cyber protection remains somewhat rare, but the market is growing…

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Insurance industry now equipped to deal with celebrities

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Celebrity behavior could cause endorsement deals to collapse, but the insurance industry is prepared Celebrities can be a costly investment. The behavior of celebrities is often headline-worthy news, as these people can often be very eccentric and unbridled. This can cause trouble for brands that endorse these celebrities, however, and the behavior of celebrities can cause unexpected damage to a company that supports them. Such was the case with Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, when his antics caused his endorsement deals with several companies to collapse.…

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