Chubb launches interactive Risk Conversation social resource

The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has announced the launch of its Risk Conversation resource, which provides consumers with an interactive community that addresses struggles to risk management for individuals and businesses. The Risk Conversation resource is available at riskconversation.com, and provides information for prevention, risk assessment tools, and blogs that can help its users to pinpoint, understand, and manage a number of different risks to which they can be exposed in their professional and personal lives. Chubb’s public relations manager, Mark Schussel, said that risk is something that affects everyone…

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P&C insurance agents must keep ahead of the latest threats to privacy

Agents and brokers for property and casualty insurance are being advised to keep abreast of the very latest information and statistics regarding the ever-growing risk of cyber attacks and the different kinds of coverage solutions that can allow their clients to decrease financial exposure. As hacking into private information of all types – financial, personal, and medical, for example – becomes increasingly common, insurance professionals must be able to keep up so that they can offer their clients the right forms of coverage, particularly in terms of miscellaneous professional liability.…

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New regulations in New York make for impossible contractor insurance requirements

New insurance regulations are slated to go into effect in New York City next week, leading many insurance agents to warn contractors in the City that it may be too late to obtain increased coverage. The City’s Department of Buildings has made changes to the requirements associated with general liability coverage. Effective June 13, insurance policies that do not cover liability for completed work, explosions, collapses and other catastrophic events will be prohibited. Several of the new regulations will make it nearly impossible for the majority of contactors in the…

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Prudhoe Bay oil spill civil fines hit BP’s stock

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reveals that BP has been charged 25 million dollars in civil fines for the oil spill that occurred in Alaska’s main oil producing region of Prudhoe Bay in 2006. All total, BP will pay 85million dollars in penalties and civil fines. In 2006 a BP oil pipe leaked over five thousand barrels worth of crude oil on Alaska’s North Slope. Investigations show the leak was the result of a hole that had corroded in the pipeline. Five months later another leak occurred in the same…

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