AI technology investments increasingly commonplace among large insurance brokers

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Big commercial brokers are seeking to stand out from their rivals through high tech enhancements. AI technology has considerable appeal to large commercial insurance brokers. After all, these firms transact with multiple distributors and carriers and want to stand out. The marketplace is competitive and artificial intelligence, among other cutting edge tech, may make a difference. Other areas where brokers are differentiating themselves include workflow tools and analytics. This was among the findings in a new Business and Technology Trends: Large Commercial Brokers report. Novarica issued the report. It offers…

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Berkshire Hathaway insurance expands commercial offerings into the Middle East

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Warren Buffet’s company has announced its intentions to establish a new office in Dubai. Berkshire Hathaway insurance business is headed for expansion into the lucrative Middle East market. It will be opening a new office in Dubai in order to manage the operations of its commercial products there. Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (BHSI) released an official statement regarding the decision. The new Berkshire Hathaway insurance office is located in the Dubai International Finance Center (DIFC) and will finally be able to open. The office had been awaiting approval from regulators…

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Paramedic insurance coverage is broadening its importance in the United States

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Experts predict that this type of policy will becoming increasingly necessary, particularly for disaster scenarios. Paramedic insurance coverage is a growing industry and experts predict that this growth will only continue to head upward. This includes in cases of U.S. disasters. In fact, the extreme weather events have been among the driving forces in insurance policies for paramedics. The many different extreme weather events and natural disasters in the United States this year have led to a rising interest in paramedic insurance. That type of coverage has already seen growth…

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Rising extreme weather risk places property insurance in uncomfortable position

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An increase in severe storms, flooding, wind, wildfires and other disasters are driving claims skyward. Flooding and wildfires are making massive headlines this summer and this extreme weather risk is placing considerable pressure on the property insurance industry. These types of disaster are spiking the number and cost of business and homeowners insurance claims. In fact, the extreme weather risk may have a greater economic toll on the insurance industry than any other industry in the world. Though insurers have been increasingly aware of the threat of climate change with…

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Strange insurance claims rise as a result of fur, feathers and creepy-crawlies

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Everything from peacocks to bedbugs are leading to a rise in filings with insurers in the United States. Strange insurance claims resulting from animal-related incidents are on the rise in the United States. Everything from aggressive peacocks to hotel room bedbugs are sending people to their insurers for reimbursement of their losses. This insurance data was published by Allianz SE in a report based on a recent study it conducted. Strange insurance claims in the United States involving bedbugs rose by 50 percent from 2014 to 2015, according to Allianz…

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Cyber insurance policies carried by a falling number of companies

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PricewaterhouseCoopers has recorded a sharp drop in the number of firms with coverage in the last year. According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, the number of companies in Great Britain with cyber insurance policies has plummeted. Firms have rapidly dropped the expensive coverage even as they boost their security budgets by as much as twice over. This has occurred at the same time that an array of high profile businesses experienced cyber attacks and data breaches. PwC explained that firms hesitate to invest in cyber insurance because the coverage appears…

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Commercial auto insurance is continuing its slumping trend

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According to Fitch Ratings, this sector has been a “chronically underperforming product segment.” Fitch Ratings has revealed that the commercial auto insurance market as a whole had not only experienced an underwriting loss last year, but also that this was the fifth year in a row in which that happened. Fitch also said that the P&C market was in its third consecutive year of considerable underwriting profits. The American commercial auto insurance market has become a “chronically underperforming product segment” for insurers, said Fitch. These underwriting losses have even been…

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Liability insurance coverage needs spike with popularity of drones

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As businesses start to find a use for these unmanned flying devices, insurers are selling more policies. Commercial uses for drones are practically limitless and as businesses start to come up with reasons to use these flying devices, insurers are getting calls to make sure the appropriate liability insurance coverage is in place to cover the various perils that could be associated with them. Particularly the case in the United States for the last year, but other countries like Canada are s seeing similar trends. According to the Insurance Bureau…

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Business insurance claims show clear patterns for losses by providers

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According to recent data, some of the top causes of claims losses include power outages. A recent data analysis conducted by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty has revealed that power failure were among the leading causes for interruption related loss claims on business insurance policies from 2010 through 2014, worldwide. In fact, power outages took tenth place when it came to losses from business interruption during that time. The Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty firm specializes in industrial and business risk coverage and its research involved an analysis of almost…

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Citizens Insurance in Louisiana dumps more policies

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The Insurance Commissioner from the state, Jim Donelon, has announced new participation in this effort. A recent announcement from Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has shown that three new insurers have added themselves to the efforts to reduce the number of policies carried by Citizens Insurance in Louisiana. Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has been working to shrink its size after becoming quite bloated. The state’s property insurance company of last resort had been swelling in size following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and then hit its peak size following Hurricane Rita in…

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