Independent hairdressers are learning the importance of hair stylists insurance

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This type of policy is more affordable and provides more coverage than many professionals realize. Salon owners may realize that they need hair stylists insurance among their business policies, but independent hairdressers frequently don’t realize the importance of this coverage. What is independent hairdressers’ insurance? Hair stylists insurance provides you with vital professional and general liability coverage. This is important regardless of whether you are giving someone a quick trim or are creating a drastic new look. Many stylists don’t realize that this type of niche policy for an independent…

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US places of worship are buying active assailant insurance amid rise in shootings

Active Assailant Insurance - Play of religious worship

Religious centers across the country are purchasing added coverage against this terrifying trend. Places of worship such as churches, mosques, synagogues and other types of temple and religious center are buying active assailant insurance and other special forms of coverage. This move is meant to help the centers to protect themselves financially in case of an armed intruder opening fire on their premises. Many religious congregations have found themselves reassessing their current insurance policies. Following a rise in the number of shootings occurring in houses of worship, these religious centers…

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Japan’s insurance industry takes steps to stop genetic discrimination

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The Japanese industry is preparing guidelines to make sure insurers can’t collect customer DNA. The insurance industry in Japan is getting ready to create guidelines that would stop genetic discrimination by insurers in the country. They are seeking to ban health and life insurance companies from the collection or use of genetic information for purposes related to coverage eligibility or premiums calculations. Associations across the industry say they haven’t started using genetic info but the goal is to stop it. According to the Life Insurance Association of Japan, its members…

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Workers compensation technology is reducing claims frequency

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The use of tech within this insurance space is making positive changes to the market, says a new report. Workers compensation technology is proving exceptionally advantageous to the insurance market in terms of positive and sizeable changes, said an expert’s report. The tech is promoting reduced claims frequency, which is sending rates downward. The fewer the claims insurance companies receive, the less they must often charge for coverage. “We think it’s due to insurance companies doing better on the claims of their policyholders by using technology to drive down the…

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Insurance groups offer Texas storm preparedness tips for homeowners

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As the spring storm season gets fired up, insurers are hoping home insurance customers are ready. Texas storm preparedness can help to make a big difference in the risk of damage throughout the spring season. This year, insurance groups are offering policyholders added advice to help protect themselves against rains, winds and other severe weather risks. These helpful recommendations will reduce the risk of damage and make the claims process easier. The right Texas storm preparedness can make it possible for homeowners and vehicle owners to keep their property safe.…

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Vermont workers compensation insurance rates are on their way down

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Governor Phil Scott announced that the downward trend would continue for these insurance costs. Vermont workers compensation insurance rates are falling for the third consecutive time, announced Governor Phil Scott. The state Department of Financial Regulation approved the rate decrease, which will become effective as of April 1, 2019. Since Governor Scott took office, there have been three straight decreases in the cost of the coverage. The latest Vermont workers compensation rate decrease will represent a total savings of $10.5 million for employers in the state. That said, when that…

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Cannabis business insurance is easier to obtain in 2019 (but still has a long way to go)

Cannabis Business Insurance - Hemp Leaf

Options are becoming much more widely available including coverage from top carriers. One year ago, cannabis business insurance coverage options were few and far between. Now that 2019 is getting started, these companies already have far more opportunities to obtain insurance. Moreover, many top carriers are among those selling products in this market. This niche had once been covered nearly exclusively by start-up insurers, but the trend has changed. A growing number of states have legalized cannabis. Accordingly, selling cannabis business insurance has become far more appealing to insurers of…

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