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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India’s government approved major insurance industry overhaul

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Economic measure receives approval from the Indian Parliament India’s insurance industry is in for an overhaul, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has passed his first major economic reform a year after coming to power. The Indian Parliament has voted  to pass a measure that would have a major impact on the domestic insurance industry, allowing foreign investors to participate in the sector. The measure will increase the investments that foreign parties can make into local companies, which may be a boon for smaller companies that offer certain kinds of coverage.…

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Top 2014 cases of insurance fraud identified

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The MPI has now released its list of the largest errors and attempted fraudulent claims from January through December. A new list called the “top five frauds” has now been released by Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI), which shows the leading instances of insurance fraud that occurred within this Canadian province. While interesting and amusing to some, it also places the spotlight on an ongoing problem in the insurance industry. According to the MPI’s data, its own special investigations unit was able to discover approximately $7.5 million in insurance fraud in…

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Texas insurance alternative offered by health sharing ministries

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Open enrollment for next year’s coverage is less than a month away and now new options are arising. The Texas insurance market is now seeing a new and more active participant, now that the 2015 open enrollment is rapidly approaching, as the so-called health sharing ministries are seeking to bring in new members who would like to have coverage but either want an alternative to the traditional plan or cannot afford one. This is a critical time in which to market health insurance, as consumers prepare to make their 2015…

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Insurance exchange in California awards $184 million in contracts without competitive bidding

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This stepped over a standard practice throughout the government in that state for this type of deal. The California insurance exchange has just announced that it has awarded contracts worth $184 million in a process that did not involve oversight or competitive bidding, which has moved itself outside of the standard practices that are used throughout the government in that state. These contracts include certain deals that will pay millions in dollars to a company with workers linked to the agency’s executive director. The no-bid contracts that were awarded by…

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