Canadian insurance officials issue recommendations regarding self-driving cars

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The Insurance Bureau of Canada is looking at the future of automated vehicles directly in the face. The Insurance Bureau of Canada (I.B.C.) has issued recommendations regarding self-driving cars and their impact on the industry. The I.B.C. recently released a position paper in which it addressed the issue of automated vehicles. The I.B.C.’s paper was titled, “Auto Insurance for Automated Vehicles: Preparing for the Future of Mobility.” This focus on self-driving cars was published during the bureau’s annual Regulatory Affairs Symposium. The paper looked into the auto insurance industry and…

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Travelers insurance discounts added after purchase of home policies over Amazon

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The insurer has opened a storefront on the website’s marketplace, said a company announcement. Policyholders seeking Travelers insurance discounts may be able to find them by shopping on Amazon. The insurance company has created a digital storefront that has become the first of its kind on the electronic marketplace. The homeowners insurance policies will use smart home technology to help monitor houses. “Smart home technology is making it easier for all of us to monitor our homes and help protect us from some of the most common causes of damage,”…

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AT&T to sell smartphone insurance for broken phone screens

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This coverage will be available for owners of any of eight models of mobile devices. AT&T has announced that it will be selling smartphone insurance to cover a limited number of device models. This policy is designed to be somewhat different than the standard cell phone coverage. The broken phone screen insurance from AT&T will let customers obtain same day repairs. Overall, the smartphone insurance from AT&T sounds like the traditional form of coverage. Should the mobile device screen break, the company – and its insurance provider, Asurion – will…

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SpaceX explosion destroys uninsured Falcon 9 rocket

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That said, the contents of the rocket may have been covered by their own policies. The SpaceX explosion shocked the world, particularly when it was revealed that the Falcon 9 rocket was not insured. The rocket burst into flames on the launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida. There were neither fatalities nor injuries in this explosion, which did make it a very fortunate one. That said, due to the lack of coverage, SpaceX will likely need to cover the losses from the rocket. Moreover, it will also need to deal…

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Verifly drone insurance launches a US pay as you fly coverage

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A startup has created an on demand and per flight form of insurance policy for drone users. The Verifly drone insurance policy launched after having been in the making since the end of 2014. This policy makes it possible for drone users to pay for coverage per flight and on demand. The drone insurance policy uses a mobile app and service that have been in development since 2014. The Verifly drone insurance coverage is available in the United States. The policy covers unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) use within the commercial…

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Free Pokemon Go insurance available from Sberbank

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The largest bank in Russia is now offering free coverage for people who experience an injury from playing. Sberbank, Russia’s biggest bank, is now offering free Pokemon Go insurance to its customers. The insurance policy will protect policyholders for claims up to 50,000 rubles (approximately $800) in the event of injury during play. Pokemon Go injuries are becoming increasingly common as people move about while distracted. As silly as this offering may sound, the large number of reported injuries shows it could have a purpose. The Pokemon Go insurance provides…

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If SpaceX rockets are to be reused, they’ll need insurance first

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The company is looking to use their technology more than once and is preparing to recover them for re-launch. Now that it has been shown that SpaceX rockets are able to make landings on a consistent basis, they are now looking to insurance underwriters to make it possible to be able to reuse those devices for the launch of commercial satellites. The insurance industry will need to be heavily involved in this process in order to manage the financial implications. Over the next week or two, the Hawthorn space company…

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