Halloween insurance claims always rise, often more than any other day

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As much as trick-or-treating may be fun, it can also lead to some of the costliest claims to insurers. Insurers are gearing up for another holiday of Halloween insurance claims, as is the case every year. As fun as this day may be for kids of all ages, homeowners and car owners often face some of their worst outcomes. Data shows that home and auto theft and vandalism claims are consistently high on Halloween. Therefore, insurers always encourage homeowners and car owners to review their policies before Halloween insurance claims…

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Liability insurance demand is increasing in India

Companies are experiencing exponential increases in the number of lawsuits and need protection. In India, businesses are experiencing an increase in the number of lawsuits that are filed against them, at a rate of 30 to 40 percent per year, which has caused companies to flock to their insurers to purchase liability insurance. This has boosted demand in that sector at a staggering rate, with an estimated growth of 10 to 20 percent annually. Among the more popular forms of liability insurance that businesses are purchasing include credit, director and…

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Liability insurance against cyberattacks becoming more popular in the US

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More companies are purchasing liability insurance to protect against cyberattacks A growing number of companies throughout the U.S. are purchasing liability insurance to cover the potential threats they face from cyberattacks. Insurer Marsh Inc. notes that data breaches and other cyberattacks have caused a spike in its business over the past year, with sales of liability insurance coverage for these attacks rising by a third. Marsh claims that companies that already had liability insurance coverage for cyberattacks are purchasing even more protection in order to guard themselves against hackers and…

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Oklahoma lawmakers look to expand liability protection to shelter providers

Lawmakers seek to provide comprehensive liability protection insurance… Last weekend, a number of powerful tornadoes swept through the state of Oklahoma, as well as its neighbors. According to the National Weather Service, 75 tornadoes touched down throughout the Midwest, many of which caused rampant damage throughout the region, especially in Oklahoma, where a powerful tornado claimed six lives. The total damage of the tornado outbreak is still be assessed by the insurance industry, but the event has spurred Oklahoma lawmakers to develop a comprehensive liability protection policy to help shelter…

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Hackers access account info in Citibank network breach

Citigroup Inc. has announced that the information to connected to 200,000 North American cardholder accounts has been accessed by hackers when they breached the bank’s network in May.  According to Citigroup, the breach was detected in early May and allowed the hackers to view the names, contact information, and account numbers of customers.  However, it assures customers that other forms of personal information, such as social security numbers, birthdates, as well as the card security codes (CVV) and expiration dates of the cards were not revealed. This cyber attack is…

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Business owners may want to rethink cyber liability coverage

The age of technology brings with it risks that have never been faced before. As more businesses adopt technology and become ever integrated with it, they must protect themselves from malicious attacks. The concept of “cyber crime” has, in previous years, been of little concern. Companies both large and small have fallen prey to hackers but they often recover and improve their security methods. However, the recent and continuous attacks against tech giant Sony have spawned a new wave of concern amongst the world’s businesses. Now, protection from the very…

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Congress wants to take a bite out of cyber crime

It is possible that the U.S. could see the first strategic, cybersecurity law proposed, being up for a vote in Congress. No administration has ever suggested a major law, outlining specific plans for increasing computer security for citizens, businesses and government entities. An investigative report shows that data breaches reached an all time high last year, with more than 760 breaches. This may not sound too bad, but the number of affected records from that 760, equaled over 4 million. Cyber criminals have adapted to most types of security applications…

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