Cyber insurance providers may face greater risk than natural disasters

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Data increasingly shows that the cost of a massive cyberattack can be more costly than a hurricane. It took a number of years for cyber insurance providers to be taken seriously. However, with the rising frequency and cost associated with high-profile and widespread attacks, that situation is changing. Insurance policies against hacking and data breaches are becoming the standard among large businesses. A recent PYMNTS report outlined the rising trend toward this type of coverage. Moreover, it pointed out that, moving forward, cyber insurance providers will face major risks. They…

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Royal wedding excitement reminds couples to review insurance and important documents

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This weekend’s marriage between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was an important reminder to everyone. Couples around the world swept up in royal wedding excitement are encouraged to look at their own relationships. All the details surrounding the royal wedding were a great reminder to check our own important details such as insurance coverage and wills. We may not need billions in hired security, but we do need to keep our affairs in order. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle planned their wedding over months. Details included everything from the standard…

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Open source insurance policy becomes Lemonade’s new way to stand out

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This unique new form of coverage allows anyone to be able to edit the wording and design. AI-powered insurer, Lemonade, has launched a new open source insurance policy. This represents a first in the world. Lemonade is known for its innovative strategies and is often associated with world’s firsts. The policy is meant to be open to the “wisdom of the crowd” in its writing and creation. The insurance company has launched what it calls Policy 2.0, according to a Lemonade press release. The idea behind this new open source…

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Active shooter insurance increasingly popular among schools

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As the number of shootings in schools rises, interest in coverage is growing as well. Active shooter insurance has found itself in the spotlight as schools become increasingly interested in the coverage. For instance, since the February 14 Florida high school shooting, seven South Florida school districts have purchased these insurance policies. The active shooter coverage is a relatively recent product for many agencies. The primary market for active shooter insurance has traditionally been event halls, office buildings and other places where large numbers of people come together. This type…

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Cyber insurance policies will likely achieve a standard in the near future

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A CIFF speaker described the evolution of the market and the direction data breach coverage is taking. Despite the growing popularity of cyber insurance policies, there remains a lack of consistency from one company’s offerings to the next. That said, recent industry forecasts suggest this trend may soon change. The MSA Research Inc. CIFF panel discussion predicted a trend toward a more standard coverage. The Canadian Insurance Financial Forum (CIFF) from MSA Research Inc. panel discussion recently held in Toronto showed that cyber insurance policies are headed within a consistent…

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Search and rescue insurance launches in Utah for outdoors enthusiasts

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Recreationists residing in the state can pay a small fee to waive potential costs if a hike goes wrong. Utah officials announced the launch of a new search and rescue insurance product available to nature enthusiasts and campers. The fee is extremely affordable and would mean that policyholders wouldn’t need to pay expensive costs for search and rescue if a hike or camping adventure goes awry. The annual premium for this S and R insurance policy will be a highly affordable $25 for anyone who wants it. That said, entire…

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Travel insurance policies may become necessary under new US government policies

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People planning to take a vacation or business trip in the United States may need additional coverage. With the changing restrictions for travelers, travel insurance policies that allow policyholders to “cancel for any reason” may become much more important. While these more expensive forms of standard travel insurance have always protected people against losses from having to make last minute changes – or cancellations – to their travel plans, travelers may now need it in case they are turned away from the United States. The standard insurance policy for travelers…

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Professional liability insurance is becoming more popular among American police

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A growing number of U.S. law enforcement officers are protecting themselves against lawsuits. The largest police union in the United States, the Fraternal Order of Police, has recently reported that law enforcement officers are buying professional liability insurance on an increasing basis as a result of concerns over being sued for their actions while on duty. In the span of one year, running from July 2014 through July 2015, there was a double-digit increase in coverage. Within that span of time, the union reported that members buying professional liability insurance…

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Greek insurance market is taking a dive

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The situation in the industry in Greece looks as though the trend is to continue slipping. Last year, the insurance market in Greece took a significant hit as the number of people in the country who cashed in savings based policies broke all previous records of that nature. That trend revealed a solid decline of the state of the insurance industry within the country. This appears to be yet another casualty of the economic crisis in Greece. The reason is that as people have watched their disposable incomes withering, they…

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Millennials are unsatisfied with interaction with homeowners insurance companies

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Insurers are having trouble interacting with Millennials Homeowners insurance companies may be failing to meet consumer expectations when it comes to interaction, according to a new study released by J.D. Power, a global marketing research and information services firm. The study highlights “Gen Y” consumers, typically referred to a Millennials, as having the lowest satisfaction with insurers and their ability to interact with consumers. This demographic typically represents those born in the early 1980s and early 2000s and these people are becoming first-time homeowners and have high expectations of the…

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