Millennials continue to be a top insurance industry challenge

Insurance industry challenge - Young Man working from home

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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Insurance industry calculations required to change due to climate change impact

Insurance industry calculations - Global Warming

Insurers have become the front line of the unpredictability linked with the Earth’s rapid warming. Insurance industry calculations are being forced to change as a result of the impact of climate change on the risks facing multiple sectors. Due to the nature of the business, insurance companies are among the first to face these issues. Measurably increasing rates of natural disasters are raising the number of claims and the size of those insurance claims to property, business, and auto insurers. Storms such as hurricanes and tornadoes, as well as droughts…

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Insurance industry encouraged to focus on terrorism risk

Terrorism Risk Insurance industry

Insurers are encouraged to address this issue as it is producing growing economic losses. Rising economic losses resulting from terrorism risk require the insurance industry’s attention. This, according to the Guy Carpenter & Co LLC reinsurance broker, which recently released a report on the topic. The cost of terrorism is estimated to be in the hundreds of billions of dollars worldwide. For example, from 2004 through 2016, the terrorism risk cost the European Union over $200 billion. Even the United Kingdom alone lost nearly $50 billion to the expenses associated…

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Hurricane Florence insurance losses will be within insurers’ ability to manage

Hurricane Florence Insurance - Storm Blowing in

Standard & Poor’s has predicted that the industry losses left by the storm will not have a significant financial impact. The Standard & Poor’s rating agency announced it doesn’t feel the Hurricane Florence insurance losses will be anything the industry cannot manage. Moreover, it forecasted that the insurance and reinsurance industries will not be significantly impacted by those losses. Despite the “material insured losses” left by the hurricane, the storm is not expected to harm insurers. The North Carolina coast was the first to be struck when the storm made…

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First-Time Homeowners Are Still Making These Common Insurance Mistakes

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Buying a property for the first time is confusing as it is. There are a lot of things to understand in order for a first-time buyer to complete the process of purchasing a property smoothly. Of course, finding the right property to buy is only the beginning. First-time homeowners need to complete the necessary steps to secure financing and complete the transfer of ownership. There is another part of that equation, and that is securing a homeowner’s insurance. Buying home insurance for the first time also means doing a lot…

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DNA testing kit results may lead to future insurance customer risks

DNA Testing - DNA Resarch

While these tests are becoming highly popular, consumers should understand how the data is used. Purchasing a DNA testing kit to find out more about what genes say about an individual is becoming very popular. However, concerns are growing with regards to how the data will be treated and used, particularly by certain parts of the insurance industry. There are a number of different companies selling these kits, from large to small ones. Some of the DNA testing kit packages simply tell a person about where their ancestors lived in…

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Swiss Re insurance stops covering coal-dependent companies

Swiss Re insurance - Coal Station

The massive insurer is a part of a growing movement finding that fossil fuels are becoming a liability. The Swiss Re insurance giant has implemented a new policy against covering firms highly reliant on coal. As the world works to eliminate coal power, firms are finding that the move is as good for their bottom line as it is for the environment. The insurance industry is starting to see many fossil fuels as a type of reliance too risky to cover. The new Swiss Re insurance coverage policy will refuse…

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