Insurance news from Ohio shows fraud is on the rise

California Insurance company Fraud scam

The state has received a record breaking number of allegations of fraudulent claims this year. Officials in Ohio have reported the insurance news that there has been a notable increase to the amount of fraud that is occurring in the industry. The scams are being blamed on the hard economic times and criminal activities in the state. According to the most recent Ohio Department of Insurance news, the combined efforts of insurers, agents, customers, police, and other parties have already generated 4,022 fraud allegations in the state as of last…

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Beyond compliance – Added value in a Solvency II implementation

Compliance and Risk Management Insurance News

Solvency II implementation costs may shave a few cents off earnings per share, but this cost should be balanced by the benefit of a far more transparent – consistently transparent – set of reporting requirements than before. This valuable information will lead to improved economic planning and insight, and the ability to embed early-warning mechanisms. Risks exposed The structure of data is critically important to any Solvency II solution. Hence, insurance companies should start early to design a data management framework that is flexible enough to support Solvency II and…

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Insurance industry warning released by Lloyd’s of London

International Insurance Industry

The oldest market of insurers in the world has issued a caution to the globe. Lloyd’s of London, the oldest coverage market worldwide, has issued a warning to the insurance industry, cautioning it that if a natural disaster should strike in emerging economies, the cost of rebuilding could be enormous. It has included over a dozen emerging economies in its warning against tremendous rebuilding bills. In fact, it pointed out that there is currently a global insurance industry deficit worth £104 million ($168 million), and that this is now affecting…

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Finding the Golden Needle – What Big Data means to Insurers?

Insurance Technology Article: The phrase Big Data seems to have taken the technology world by storm this year. A year ago, many insurance company’s IT Directors, even CIOs were not aware of Hadoop; now it is becoming an industry standard at many carriers. But in reality big data is not new to the insurance industry. It continues a trend that probably started back in the 1970’s with the invention of policy administration solutions and other IT systems. What has changed in recent years is the velocity of data flow, the…

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