Hurricane Patricia may not have been as much of a disaster as predicted

Hurricane Patricia 2015

Despite the fact that it was the most powerful storm ever seen by the Western Hemisphere, it was not the most damaging. The first reports about Hurricane Patricia that were released over the weekend after the storm made landfall on the west coast of Mexico indicated that there had not been any major damage and that there had not been any deaths. The early reports were cautiously optimistic that the broad efforts to evacuate affected areas saved lives. Even though Hurricane Patricia was the most powerful storm of that nature…

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Health insurance exchange website security gets a boost

Health Insurance Exchange

The Obama administration has responded to criticisms from civil liberties advocates with strengthened protection. Following criticism that the Obama administration has received from civil liberties advocates, it has now stated that it will be strengthening the security of its health insurance exchange website, just as a new open enrollment period is about to begin. The page will now feature a new “privacy manager” that will offer users additional control. According to a blog post by Kevin Counihan, the CEO of HealthCare.gov, the federal health insurance exchange website, the site will…

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Allstate announces good insurance news by meeting important goals

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The insurer has reached some of its long-term sustainability and social impact goals. Allstate has released some positive insurance news through its 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report, in which it underscored some of its central milestones that the insurer has achieved based on some of the key commitments that it has made. These milestones have been a part of the insurance company’s ongoing efforts to address some serious societal issues. Among the issues being addressed are safe driving among teens, domestic violence, and environmental sustainability. At the core of Allstate’s insurance…

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Pope’s visit to Philadelphia made insurance news with special event coverage

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The two day visit from the pontiff over the weekend led to a strategic effort to ensure full coverage. This weekend, Pope Francis visited Philadelphia, ending the six day visit to the United States, and among the headlines that this made, it also worked its way into the insurance news spotlight. The reason is that there were special event policies that were required in order to cover the apostolic journey. In Philadelphia, this insurance news involved a special event policy through multiple insurers, led by W.R. Berkley Corp. and OneBeacon…

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Wildfires bring unwanted insurance news to Californians

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Certain areas of the state have now been labeled as high-risk markets which is sending rates skyward. The Modjeska Canyon has a great deal of appeal for many residents of California, but at the moment, the insurance news that they have been receiving hasn’t been as good as most would have liked it to be. The area has received a high-risk rating when it comes to being prone to wildfires, making insurance expensive. Modjeska Canyon has all the benefits of being tucked away against the mountains, close to the Cleveland…

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Enservio rolls out ContentsAnalyzer Fraud Detection Solution for Insurers

  First fraud detection system that scores at the claim-line level during claims processing NEEDHAM, Mass. – September 14, 2015 – Enservio, Inc. today introduced ContentsAnalyzer™, the industry’s first and only fraud detection solution that identifies and scores fraudulent claim items at the individual line item level in real-time as claims are processed. Available as a monthly service subscription, ContentsAnalyzer targets soft or opportunistic fraud for home contents claims relating exclusively to theft. The anti-fraud tool will eventually support modules to detect fraudulent insurance claims as it pertains to other…

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AIG makes insurance news with new high end clothing coverage

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The insurer is releasing a new product to help to boost its business from high net worth personal lines customers. American International Group (AIG) has revealed its latest insurance news that the latest component of its strategy to increase its appeal to high net worth personal lines policyholders, it will be releasing coverage for high end designer clothing. This will provide people with an insurance policy that goes above and beyond the standard homeowners coverage. More specifically, the insurance news is about the “wearable collections coverage”, which provides additional coverage…

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Insurance news sparks as Macau Casinos buy coverage against abductions

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A rash of kidnappings of guests has caused the hotels and gambling destinations to purchase the policies. In a trend that is being blamed on the rough economic struggles being faced on the Chinese mainland, the hotels and casinos of Macau are experiencing a wave of guest abductions that are now making insurance news as these establishments buy policies to cover themselves. The kidnappings of wealthy guests are occurring over the matter of unpaid gambling debts. With the falling numbers of people who head to the Chinese Special Administrative Region…

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US group makes insurance news in China with new disaster recommendations

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An American business group has started to urge China to boost its coverage and service industry access. At the end of last week, an American business group made insurance news as it started urging China to boost its access to insurers as well as businesses from other service industries, as they claim that the boost of foreign skills could help the country to enhance its shaky stock markets and to be able to better cope with catastrophes such as the recent Tianjin chemical explosions. The group feels it would be…

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The insurance industry remembers Hurricane Katrina and the changes it brought

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Following that tremendous natural disaster, policies have looked different in a number of ways. The last few days have marked the tenth anniversary of the time when New Orleans was devastated by Hurricane Katrina, in the biggest disaster that the insurance industry had ever seen in the history of the United States. A decade ago, the levees were breached and the city’s protective flood walls caved, flooding 80 percent of the city. A year following the disaster, the population of New Orleans was half what it had been before the…

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