Fitch labels General Electric insurance “risky”, sending share prices tumbling

General Electric Insurance - long term care

A new report called the long term care insurance backer the riskiest one in that sector. A new Fitch Rating report referred to General Electric insurance as one of the riskiest backers of long term care coverage. It pointed to the company’s substantial claims exposure and comparatively small cash reserves for paying those claims. As a result of the new designation, G.E. saw its shares take a nose dive at the start of the week. The Fitch Ratings report is issued annually. The credit ratings agency underscored concerns outlined by…

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Trump to issue health care price transparency executive order today

Health Care Price Transparency - Donald Trump

The president is expected to require insurers and doctors to disclose care costs. Later today, President Donald Trump plans to issue an executive order for health care price transparency. The purpose is to require doctors and insurance companies to disclose their health care prices. Industry groups have been vocally opposed to the president’s intention to sign the executive order. The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump intends to issue the order for health care price transparency regardless of industry resistance. The order will specifically direct federal agencies to launch guidance…

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Ways To Get Home Insurance Discounts

Home Insurance Discounts

Nowadays, it is so much easier than in the past to get a home insurance policy since they can even be found online. You need to simply invest time and effort to find a deal that is great for you. However, this is where many homeowners make mistakes. There are many ways in which you can get home insurance discounts, like the ones highlighted below. Raise Deductibles The deductible is practically how much you agree to fund in the event that a claim is filed in the future. The insurer…

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Woman saws off her hand in what may be shocking insurance policy fraud

Insurance policy fraud - Saw

The woman was found to have purchased five different policies ahead of the incident. A woman who cut off her hand with a circular saw in January is now being accused of insurance policy fraud. Though it initially appeared to be a terrible accident, the Slovenian woman may actually have attempted to defraud several insurers.defau Police and prosecutors are attempting to determine if the event was a bad accident or flawed crime. The 21-year old woman was accused of insurance policy fraud in Slovenia when it was found that she…

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Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group braces for Brexit with new Dublin unit

Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group - Brexit - UK and EU flags

The insurer has received approval for the new unit to service clients in Ireland and across the E.U. Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group Inc. announced that it has received the Central Bank of Ireland’s approval to establish a Dublin unit. The goal is to be prepared for any form of Brexit, to be able to service clients in Ireland as well as throughout the European Union. The new Berkshire Hathaway European Insurance will act separately while remaining fully owned. According to the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group, the new unit will be…

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Insurance companies issue polar vortex safety tips to policyholders facing the deep freeze

polar vortex safety - frost trees

Customers who protect their homes and themselves lower their risk of having to file a claim. As freezing weather blasts its way across three quarters of the country, insurance companies have issued polar vortex safety tips to keep their policyholders safe. The goal is to educate customers to make the right safety choices to prevent injuries to themselves or damage to their property. Several insurers have taken part in this effort to make it easier for policyholders to avoid claims. The following are some of the ways customers can use…

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Insurance companies are struggling with a “Talent Crisis”

Insurance Companies - Skills - Employees

A new report has revealed a considerable struggle among businesses in the industry to hire and keep employees. Insurance companies are facing a significant struggle in overcoming a “talent crisis” across the industry, says a new report. Insurers are finding that they are required to be far more proactive and pay workers more. The report stated that to hire and retain employees, insurance companies are required to be considerably more proactive and pay more than they have before. Increasing retirements and low unemployment rates have created an environment of high…

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