Storm insurance losses from Hurricane Florence may reach $5 billion

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North and South Carolina are still in only the earliest stages of gauging the wind and water damage. Analysts are beginning to attempt to determine what the storm insurance losses from Hurricane Florence will be, even at this early stage. Regions of both North and South Carolina are just getting started in determining the extent of the damage left behind by the massive Atlantic storm. Early estimates may not necessarily reflect final totals, but the industry is trying to get a hold of the numbers. Risk Management Solutions (RMS) has…

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Amazon insurance policies to begin selling in India

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The most successful online retailer in the world is to start sales in the largest market on the globe. Amazon insurance policies, including life, health and general coverage, will soon be heading to India. The massive online marketplace plans to begin selling policies in this largest country in the world, by population. The goal of the insurance policy sales is to boost Amazon’s Indian financial service portfolio. The Amazon insurance policies will be sold as the company “aims to carry out the business of soliciting, procuring and servicing insurance as…

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A new Amazon health insurance comparison site is in the works

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The online retail giant is in discussions with European insurers for a U.K. price comparison website. Amazon.com Inc. has entered into discussions with E.U. insurers in the hopes of forming an Amazon health insurance price comparison site for the United Kingdom. This new site is in its earliest planning stages and official details have yet to be released. A Reuters and Fortune report pointed to an Amazon health insurance price comparison website for consumers in the U.K. That said, neither stated whether or not there are any intentions to actually…

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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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