Property and casualty insurance industry will continue holding strong

Property and Casualty Insurance

Moody’s has released its global predictions and has suggested that P&C will remain stable. Moody’s Investors Service Inc. has now released its predictions regarding the global property and casualty insurance industry, and they have designated its future as being “stable” for the next while. This data was first released at the end of last week as Moody’s provided its industry forecasts. Moody’s put out its “2014 Outlook – Global P&C Insurance” report and, within it, the firm showed that property and casualty insurance premiums will be continuing their growth within…

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AIR Worldwide Updates Estimates of Insured Value of U.S. Coastal Properties

BOSTON, June 3, 2013 – Catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide has released an update to its “The Coastline at Risk” report. The update presents and discusses AIR’s most recent estimates of the insured value of residential and commercial properties in states along the Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coast of the United States. While above-average sea surface temperatures in the last nearly two decades have elevated hurricane activity in the open Atlantic, there is a far more certain driver of U.S. hurricane risk that the insurance industry faces. It is the…

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Insurance industry shows praise for Accenture technology

Accenture insurance industry

Accenture receives high rating for the technology it provides to the insurance industry Accenture, a global management consulting and technology services company, has received the highest possible rating from Gartner, a global market research firm, for the fifth consecutive year. Gartner has released the results of its “MarketScope for North American Property and Casualty Insurance Claims Management Modules” report, wherein Accenture’s Claim Components software won top marks from the firm. The software has proven valuable for much of the insurance industry in the U.S., especially as the interests of insurers…

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Insurance industry faced with major losses in 2012

insurance industry report

Swiss Re reports on insurance industry losses from 2012 The insurance industry faced massive losses due to natural disasters and man-made catastrophes in 2012, according to Swiss Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurance firms. Over the past two years, the insurance industry has been stricken with several catastrophic events. Hurricanes, earthquakes, and an ongoing financial crisis in Europe have all served as major stumbling blocks for the global insurance industry. According to Swiss Re, many of the companies operating in the industry are still fighting to recover from such…

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Tropical Cyclone Rusty to Deliver High Winds, Heavy Precipitation and Flooding to Coast of Western Australia

According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, Tropical Cyclone Rusty formed only on Saturday, February 23, but grew rapidly and intensified due to… low wind shear (5-10 knots) and very warm waters off the northwestern coast of Australia (31-32° C). It is expected to intensify further as it approaches the coast as the upper level environment remains highly conducive for development. Rusty is expected to make landfall near Port Hedland around 6 p.m. WST on Wednesday Feb. 27 (5 a.m. EST, Wednesday 2/27) as a severe tropical cyclone-a Category 4…

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Aon report focuses on impact of US natural disasters

Natural Disaster damage insurance trends

US disasters deal costly blow to global insurance industry, according to Aon Aon Benfield, a leading reinsurance and catastrophe modeling firm, has released its latest Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report. The report highlights the impact that natural disasters have had throughout the world and how these disasters have hit the global insurance industry and economy. According to the report, two of the world’s costliest natural disasters occurred in the U.S. While these disasters were largely confined to the borders of the country, Aon notes that their influence has sent…

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Auto insurance fraud rising most quickly in Minnesota

Auto insurance fraud

The state is now leading the country in organized scams to the vehicle coverage industry. An auto insurance news report was just issued by the Insurance Federation of Minnesota, which made a call to legislators, prosecutors, and regulators to increase their efforts to crack down on the fraud that is occurring within the industry in this state. This request is to boost the efforts that these officials have already been making for this purpose. There is already a crackdown in place to help to stop the no-fault auto insurance fraud…

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U.S. drivers turn to the Internet to find coverage

Online Auto Insurance

Report shows that more consumers favor switching carriers over purchasing new policies J.D. Power and Associates, a global marketing information service, has released a new report that shows a sharp decline in the number of people purchasing auto insurance in the U.S. The report shows that the number of car owners that are purchasing new insurance policies is diminishing. These drivers are, however, switching insurance carriers at a higher rate. The report draws upon data collected by J.D. Power through a recent survey of U.S. auto insurance consumers. Many drivers…

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Hospitals could suffer if insurance mandate is abolished, says Moody’s

Health care reform news

Special report highlights the impact Supreme Court ruling could have on hospitals Moody’s Investors Services, often referred to as Moody’s, has released a special report concerning the insurance mandate provision of the Affordable Care Act within health care reform. The mandate has been at the heart of the controversy surrounding the federal law. According to the law, American citizens must purchase and maintain some kind of health insurance policy. Many states have accused the federal government of overstepping its boundaries by requiring people to purchasing health insurance. As a result,…

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J.D. Power and Associates study shows insurance consumer satisfaction is high after storms of 2011

A new report from J.D. Power and Associates, a global marketing information firm, shows that many consumers have been left happy in the wake of the veritable onslaught of natural disasters in 2011. The firm surveyed 4,200 homeowners insurance customers who had filed claims after these disasters. More than 80% of these consumers responded that they were satisfied with the service they were given and would likely renew their policies with their insurance provider. This comes as something of a surprise for the insurance industry as 2011 was the most…

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