Dark Overlord may prove to be the insurance industry’s biggest threat

Dark Overlord - Insurance Industy - Cyber attack

Cyber threats pose a nearly immeasurable risk to an industry based on stored private information. Dark Overlord is the name of an individual or group behind what may be a massive cyberattack on insurance companies. Dark Overlord claims to have stolen files connected with the insurance filings made as a result of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. If this is the case, Dark Overlord may have achieved the largest ever hack into the insurance industry. According to a Forbes report, Dark Overlord is seeking Bitcoin payments in exchange…

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United States to sign post-Brexit insurance deal with Great Britain

Post-Brexit Insurance - US Flag and UK Flag

The new bilateral insurance agreement is meant to provide greater regulatory certainty to the market. The U.S. Treasury and U.S. Trade Representative’s (U.S.T.R.) office have announced their intention to sign a post-Brexit insurance agreement with Great Britain. The goal is to establish insurance market continuity and regulatory certainty as Great Britain steps out of the European Union in March 2019. The new insurance industry agreement would greatly mirror the agreement between the U.S. and E.U. The United States signed an insurance deal with the E.U. back in 2017. In order…

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Steadfast Insurance files lawsuit against oil and gas companies for causing earthquakes

Steadfast Insurance - Oil and Gas Drilling Rig

The insurer is suing seven oil and gas companies in order to achieve subrogation for quake damage. Steadfast Insurance Company is suing seven oil and gas companies, seeking subrogation in an effort to recover the almost $400,000 it has paid out in policyholder claims. The lawsuit is over the wastewater injections that occurred near Pawnee. The complaint is not entirely unique, as four other pending lawsuits of a similar nature have been filed. On September 3, 2016, the Pawnee Nation’s government buildings were damaged by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake. Since…

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Nestle is selling its Gerber Life Insurance for $1.55 billion

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The transnational firm has announced its plans to sell the unit to Western and Southern Financial Group. Nestle announced this week that it intends to sell off its Gerber Life Insurance unit. Western and Southern Financial Group has agreed to purchase the life insurance unit for $1.55 billion in cash. Nestle chose to sell the insurance unit in order to send its attention back to its core businesses. The transnational company decided to let the Gerber Life Insurance firm go to place its focus back on the consumer health, food…

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Insurance industry hiring to hit record levels in 2018, survey

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A new outlook survey predicts this year will see insurers working to fill more jobs than ever before. Insurance industry hiring is taking off at a powerful rate, causing insurers to face a number of challenges. They are working to fill positions such as actuaries, underwriters and in claims and sales. A new survey shows that these employers are facing a string of challenges bringing in new hires. The 2018 Insurance Industry Employment and Hiring Outlook Survey predicted a trend toward record insurance industry hiring this year. However, experienced talent…

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Distracted drivers pay as much as 41 percent more for auto insurance

Distracted Drivers Pay More for Auto Insurance - Driver texting

Talking on a mobile phone, texting, checking a location on a map, and eating distracts motorists. It doesn’t come as much of a surprise to find out that distracted drivers are extremely commonplace on the road. Some are talking on their mobile phones. Others send texts. Some fuss with their coffee cups or drive-thru meals. Others are turned around to shout at their misbehaving children in the back seat. Whether you’re surfing through radio stations or choosing your GPS locations, you may pay more. Those distracted drivers may or may…

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U.N. Security Council’s decision against North Korea includes insurance sanctions

North Korea Insurance sanctions

The vote was unanimous throughout the council in response to Pyongyang’s choice to launch more ballistic missiles. The U.N. Security Council gave its unanimous approval to strengthening measures against North Korea, including insurance sanctions. This decision was in response to the country’s most recent ballistic missile launch. Pyongyang claims those it is now capable of sending those missiles to any part of the U.S. mainland. The U.N.’s Security Council resolution also includes strikingly lower caps on refined oil to North Korea. Aside from considerably tightened refined oil restrictions, North Korea…

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