Banks are selling customized cryptocurrency insurance packages to businesses

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According to a recent Bloomberg Report, several insurers are offering these custom products. A number of large insurers are now quietly selling cryptocurrency insurance packages to businesses. Despite the association with thefts and hacks, Allianz, AIG and others are offering customized deals to cover the digital currencies for digital asset businesses. Providing cryptocurrency protection is increasingly commonplace despite the lack of publicity. Insurers are acting quite quietly regarding the cryptocurrency insurance they sell. Aon currently holds more than 50 percent of the total cryptocurrency insurance market. The London-based insurer appears…

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Kansas insurance company claim paid out after child knocks over $132,000 statue

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The child’s parents were required to pay for the broken artwork, but their insurer paid most. The Kansas insurance company has covered the parents of a boy who knocked over a statue worth $132,000. The video of the boy toppling the artwork went viral shortly after the incident happened. The video was used as evidence against the boy and the parents were required to cover the cost of the broken artwork. That said, their Kansas insurance company came through with a payment of $107,000 for the damage caused by the…

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Blockchain insurance technology goes live through EY’s Maritime

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A new pilot is underway to use the tech most often associated with cryptocurrencies for new uses. A number of companies are working together on a blockchain insurance technology pilot program. The idea is to trial the platform for the global shipping industry. The tech has now gone live and has started being used for commercial purposes through the pilot. The new blockchain insurance technology platform is called “Insurwave.” The Earnst & Young professional services firm worked with the Guardtime software company on this project. The platform was created using…

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General Electric seeks to divest itself of insurance business

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GE wants to step away from the long term care insurance that is now costing it far too much. General Electric Co. is currently seeking to unload its troubled insurance business. The American multinational conglomerate has been working with investment bankers to identify opportunities. The company’s insurance branch took on a wealth of expenses following shareholder lawsuits. GE’s insurance business was required to cover extensive charges at the same time it faced lawsuits from its shareholders. The company was also the subject of an investigation by United States regulators, according…

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Cyber insurance providers may face greater risk than natural disasters

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Data increasingly shows that the cost of a massive cyberattack can be more costly than a hurricane. It took a number of years for cyber insurance providers to be taken seriously. However, with the rising frequency and cost associated with high-profile and widespread attacks, that situation is changing. Insurance policies against hacking and data breaches are becoming the standard among large businesses. A recent PYMNTS report outlined the rising trend toward this type of coverage. Moreover, it pointed out that, moving forward, cyber insurance providers will face major risks. They…

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Georgia purchase largest US cyber insurance policy

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The state is adding to its protection against hackers following a massive March ransomware attack. Georgia has added a new layer of protection against hackers by purchasing the largest cyber insurance policy in the United States. The coverage is a component of the state’s new strategy against cyberattacks. Last March it fell victim to a ransomware attack. The Georgia Department of Agriculture’s website was taken down unless the state would pay. Hackers demanded $50,000 in the ransomware attack. Despite the hackers’ demands, the state would not pay the ransom. Instead,…

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Allstate Insurance named Best of the Best Corporation for Inclusion for 2018

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The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and National Business Inclusion Consortium issued the title. Allstate Insurance has received the proud title of Best of the Best Corporation for Inclusion for 2018. The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) and National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) collaborated to designate the insurer with this title. This title is meant as a celebration of a company committed to broad spectrum inclusion and diversity. The NGLCC and NBIC consider companies for the title of Best of the Best Corporation for Inclusion based on several factors.…

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Illinois workers compensation moves through state Senate

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Senators have given the nod to new restrictions on insurance companies writing this type of policy. New Illinois workers compensation legislation has received approval in the state Senate. It applies new restrictions to insurance companies that write workers compensation policies. The insurance legislation passed the state Senate this week in a vote of 34 to 21. This Illinois workers compensation legislation is a mirror image of one that was approved by lawmakers in the state last year. However, when that proposal reached Governor Bruce Rauner’s desk, he vetoed it. This…

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California cannabis insurance claim payout reaches $1 million

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A company in the state received a historic payment following crop damages from wildfires. A cannabis insurance payout has recently broken prior records in California. The Thomas Fire burned through a legal marijuana business at the close of last year (and the start of this one). The payout for the insurance claim was $1 million – higher than any previous payout in this category. This wildfire insurance payout is an indicator of the speed of growth of the legal marijuana industry. A Southern Californian cultivator of marijuana was covered by…

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New commercial cyberattack study underscores importance of business cyber insurance

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A recent survey revealed that almost half of participating companies had experienced some form of breach within a year. The importance of business cyber insurance is becoming increasingly clear to companies suffering from digital attacks firsthand on a rising basis. A recent study into cyberattacks aimed at companies revealed that almost half had experienced some form of attack within the year prior to the study. There were over 4,000 businesses participating in the survey, almost half of which had been attacked. The research results were included in a report by…

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