Gun owners insurance policies thin out following Florida shootings

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MetLife and Chubb have severed their ties with the National Rifle Association. The Florida shootings may make it more challenging to purchase gun owners insurance. Both Metlife and Chubb have made decisions to sever their relationships with the National Rifle Association. Chubb announced it would no longer underwrite National Rifle Association branded insurance policies. The company stated that its gun owners insurance underwriting would cease under the NRA’s brand. That coverage is designed to assist gun owners in paying their legal costs should their firearms be used in self defense.…

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Bitcoin theft insurance becomes growing product worldwide

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Major insurers worldwide are offering policies to help investors protect against cryptocurrency heists. Bitcoin theft insurance is becoming a growing business as global insurers offer cryptocurrency investors and business coverage against theft. Providers are taking on a number of different challenges as traders pour billions into buying and selling these barely regulated and highly volatile digital currencies. At the moment, only a handful of insurers are selling the policies, but many more are coming soon. Among the Bitcoin theft insurance companies currently selling include Chubb, XL Catlin, and Mitsui Sumitomo…

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Big data is becoming a priority for the insurance industry

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Executives come together to highlight the importance of big data Insurance technology executives from AIG, Chubb, Travelers, and several other insurance organizations recently came together during a seminar in Philadelphia to highlight the importance of big data in data management. Big data has become quite important within the insurance industry, with executives suggesting that there is no other industry that can benefit more from the use of big data. During the seminar, executives suggested that prioritizing big data may be able to help insurers better manage the risks associated with…

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Chubb introduces new insurance product focused on cybercrime and fraud

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Chubb aims to provide health care provider with new protections The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, the eighth largest property/casualty insurer in the U.S., has announced the launch of a new insurance product that is aimed at helping small to mid-sized health care organizations manage cybercrime and fraud. Data breach has been a serious issue for many industries and may soon become a serious problem in health care. Per the Affordable Care Act, most health care records are to be stored electronically. The law also paves the way for a…

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Research reveals ratings for insurance company customer satisfaction

The results of a new national study by Insure.com has revealed how satisfied customers feel with the coverage and service they are receiving from some of the largest home, health, auto, and life insurers in the country. The company simultaneously released a new tool called Best Insurance Companies, which gives consumers the ability to compare their own insurer with the satisfaction levels achieved by other major insurance companies. Consumers can discover the satisfaction ratings in five different categories: • Value for cost of premiums • Customer service • Percentage of…

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Seventeen Connecticut homeowners insurers waive Irene damage hurricane deductibles

According to the Malloy administration, almost 70 percent of the homeowners insurance companies in Connecticut have announced that they will be forgiving the more expensive deductibles for damage claims relating to Tropical Storm Irene. According to a statement made by Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi, “Failure to do this would result in many homeowners paying tens of thousands of dollars out-of-pocket.” Even though Irene had been downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reached the state, the clause for hurricane deductibles became effective for…

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Business claims on the rise due to discrimination

 A recent survey by the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, show that lawsuits against businesses for discrimination have risen dramatically; and are still rising. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) reported a record breaking number of discrimination charges in 2010. The Chubb Group’s report revealed that one third of employees they surveyed felt their company is less likely to protect them from various forms of discrimination. More than 30 percent also stated that they felt companies were less likely to protect consumers from id theft or data leaks. According to…

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Chubb Insurance Group expands coverages for auto policies

The Chubb Group Insurance will be adding to, and expanding, aspects of their automotive policies. Customers in four states can now take advantage of pet coverage that was added to their auto policies. The additional coverage will help to pay for medical treatment the pet may require if it is in the vehicle when the owner is involved in an accident. The Chubb Group is also raising the limit on loss-of-use coverage, and broadening the lease (GAP) coverage. Additionally, they are adding replacement cost coverage on new vehicles; if an…

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