Oil insurance rates “increased 10-fold” since Strait of Hormuz tanker attacks

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The attacks on oil tankers and U.S. spy drones since may have been driving the risk – and cost- skyward. Oil insurance rates to cover tankers transporting crude around the world have been rising sharply over the last couple of months. A US listed shipping company’s CEO pointed out that the recent attacks have spiked premiums. Since May, a U.S. spy drone and six oil tankers have been attacked near or within the Strait of Hormuz. That waterway is a strategic transport route that connects Iran, Oman and the United…

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Farmers market insurance important rises with farm to table trend

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The rising focus on eating whole, fresh foods has underscored the importance of this coverage. Shopping directly from food growers has become an important trend and with that, farmers market insurance has been on the rise. For many people, buying what is in season and grown locally has become a way of life. As a result, farmers markets have become more common, larger, and busier. As a result, farmers market insurance has become much more commonly offered. This makes it possible for vendors at these local events to be able…

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Steadfast Insurance files lawsuit against oil and gas companies for causing earthquakes

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The insurer is suing seven oil and gas companies in order to achieve subrogation for quake damage. Steadfast Insurance Company is suing seven oil and gas companies, seeking subrogation in an effort to recover the almost $400,000 it has paid out in policyholder claims. The lawsuit is over the wastewater injections that occurred near Pawnee. The complaint is not entirely unique, as four other pending lawsuits of a similar nature have been filed. On September 3, 2016, the Pawnee Nation’s government buildings were damaged by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake. Since…

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Marriott data breach costly despite cybersecurity insurance coverage

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The massive hotel chain’s cyberattack could affect as many as 500 million of its customers. The Marriott data breach is now believed to affect as many as 500 million of its customers. The hotel giant is protected by cybersecurity insurance, but the cost of the cyberattack’s cost could be in the billions over coming years. These types of mega-breaches are becoming more commonplace and more costly all around. Based on data from other similarly sized breaches, the Marriott data breach will come with a multi-billion dollar price tag over the…

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Business insurance claims denied to vendors at hugely popular farmer’s market

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Some of the sellers at the St. Jacob’s Farmers’ Market which was destroyed by a fire will not receive a payment. The start of September brought devastation to a farmer’s market so unique that every year, it brings in crowds from around the world, but business insurance couldn’t save some vendor from the losses that were incurred from a massive fire that destroyed the main building. Early on Labor Day morning, flame engulfed the sprawling two-story building, leaving only rubble behind. Now, several St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market vendors are being…

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Business insurance tips for small company startups

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Affordable business insurance can provide significant financial protection for startups. When starting a small company, it is important to look into the types of business insurance that will be required to help you to mitigate risk and protect the financial future of your organization, no matter its size. There are certain types that will be very useful for making sure that you will be covered against a number of different potential circumstances, though there are also forms of coverage that you may not require. As you consider the various forms…

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What type of insurance coverage should small businesses consider?

Basics of commercial insurance coverage plans Proper insurance coverage is important for companies of all sizes, but when it comes to shopping for policies, small business owners often struggle to know what they should be buying. This is because there are several different types that should be considered and that may need to be covered. It can be vital to the financial security of a small business that it covers itself against the main risks involved in the ownership of that business. The right policy will make the difference between…

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