Hurricane Preparedness Week encourages homeowners to check their insurance

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The industry is reminding property owners to review their coverage and update if necessary. The insurance industry used this week, Hurricane Preparedness Week, to remind homeowners that storm season is on its way. This makes the week the perfect opportunity to go over insurance policies and make changes to prepare properties for what could potentially be an active year. The insurance industry has released lists of helpful instructions to keep customers properly covered. Hurricane Preparedness Week arrives just before the official season begins. That way, homeowners have time to look…

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Climate change impact greater than insurance industry’s capacity to offset financial risk

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The affects of a warming planet will prove to be too expensive for coverage alone to keep up, say analysts. The financial risks associated with the climate change impact may become greater than what the insurance industry can cover, according to a new report. Analysts say that the financial risks are growing, from investing into coal-powered plants to the climbing premiums for flood insurance, the expenses are already rising and will continue to do so. That said, the difference that firms can make to control both the risks and the…

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iCracked to join SquareTrade following Allstate acquisition

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Allstate Corporation has purchased the on-site, on-demand smartphone and tablet repair service provider. Allstate Corporation, the nationwide insurance company, has announced its acquisition of iCracked. That firm is a provider of on-demand, on-site smartphone and tablet repair services across North America. Allstate will be joining iCracked with SquareTrade, the insurer’s company offering related products. iCracked, a San Francisco-based firm, will join SquareTrade . That company belongs to Allstate and is a provider of tech support and consumer protection plans. iCracked currently operates in both the United States and Canada across…

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AI technology can do wonders for the insurance industry – Should you be terrified?

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Artificial intelligence tech is already being used for many purposes, but there are issues to consider. AI technology has been a central tech focus for the insurance industry for several years. The advantages it promises both currently and as we move into the future. However, these advantages aren’t without their drawbacks. Security and adoption remain considerable concerns, said a panel of experts at an I.I.I. event. At the recent Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) Joint Industry Forum which took place in New York, a panel of tech and insurance industry executives…

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Insurance companies are struggling with a “Talent Crisis”

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

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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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Millennials continue to be a top insurance industry challenge

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Insurers struggle to appeal to a vital generation both in terms of employment and as customers The insurance industry challenge regarding millennials continues as insurers continue to try to sell to that generation. This, on top of the struggle already faced in selling to consumers within that age group, the industry isn’t successful in drawing them to fill jobs, either. Employment in the insurance industry presents a considerable opportunity to graduating college students. That said, a top insurance industry challenge is relaying the appeal of this type of career. The…

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