Allstate joins the CDP Supply Chain to advance its sustainability commitments

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The insurer joined a select few property and casualty providers in asking more of suppliers. The Allstate Corporation has announced that it has joined the CDP Supply Chain, which means it will be requesting that its key suppliers report their emissions data. This will be one of several steps the insurer is making to boost its supply chain transparency. The emissions data is reported to CDP Supply Chain, which is a global non-profit disclosure system that makes it possible for businesses to manage and measure the impact they have on…

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Insurers brace for a spike in Halloween insurance claims

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This holiday has become one of the traditions leading to a spectrum of filings on many policy types. Halloween insurance claims have been climbing with each passing year. Despite the impact of the pandemic, it is still expected to cause filings to rise. Insurers are getting ready to receive the calls for vandalism, theft, and crashes. On this holiday in 2016 through 2019, Statista data showed that 70 percent of Americans intended to take part in celebrations on this day. The COVID-19 pandemic is holding back the celebrations, but 58…

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Voltage Dip: What Is It And How Can You Fix it?

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Electricity is fundamental to life as we know it. Although, interestingly, there are still 940 million people in the world without access to electricity. The supply of electricity is carefully managed by the electricity companies that produce enough demand at any given time. But, the demand is not as smooth or consistent as you may think. Fluctuations in the supply are known as voltage dip when the available voltage drops but only for a brief moment. You’ve probably experienced it, a light bulb briefly dimming or flickering, the power appearing…

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California wildfire risk increases homeowners’ insurance challenge

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Insurers are facing massive losses and have been withdrawing from areas prone to fires. The California wildfire risk has been causing problems for homeowners in the state that extend beyond the devastation left behind by the widespread uncontrolled blazes that are becoming increasingly problematic. As massive blazes become more commonplace, the cost associated with them is sending insurers away. Due to the California wildfire risk, insurers are falling out of love with the opportunity to insurer the properties there, particularly in areas most prone to the fires. “The marketplace has…

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86 percent of homeowners think they have their hurricane preparedness under control

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Many property owners aren’t taking into consideration the additional challenges from COVID-19. Even after the devastation left behind by the major storms last week, most homeowners feel they have made adequate hurricane preparedness efforts, according to a recent survey. When Hurricane Laura reached the US Gulf Coast, it struck as a highly powerful category 4. According to the research conducted by ValuePenguin, most homeowners – 86 percent – feel that the hurricane preparedness steps they have taken are enough. However, thousands of people who were in the path of last…

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Wildfire prone property insurance bill in California due for hearing

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The bill is expected to be heard in upcoming weeks as opposing sites prepare for major battle. A new California bill, the outcomes of which will have a lot to say about coverage for wildfire prone property in the state, will soon be headed for hearing. The hearing is expected to be a heated one as strong opposing opinions have the opportunity to be voiced. Opponents of this bill are calling it a direct attack on consumer protections in insurance. That said, proponents of the bill claim it is the…

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Morgan Stanley insurance offerings move into P&C coverage

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The firm’s partner brokers will be offering wealthy clients these new coverage products. Morgan Stanley insurance products now include a range of P&C products designed for high net worth clients and their families. The brokerage has partnered with Marsh Private Clients Services, HUB International, and Willis Towers Watson to add to its available products. Support for the brokerage’s insurance clients will be provided through “dedicated service teams.” According to Barron’s, “dedicated service teams” will provide Morgan Stanley insurance customers with service. Clients will also be able to benefit from a…

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