Court rules in favor of Allstate in defamation lawsuit but still demands $4 million compensation

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Despite the fact that the insurer was in its rights to fire a broker last year, it must still pay punitive damages. A California appellate court ruled that Allstate Insurance Co was within its rights to terminate Michael A. Tilkey’s employment as a broker in 2019, in a defamation lawsuit. Tilkey pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was let go from his $200,000 per year job. That said, despite the fact that the court ruled in favor of the insurance company in this defamation lawsuit, the insurer was still required…

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Allstate joins the CDP Supply Chain to advance its sustainability commitments

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The insurer joined a select few property and casualty providers in asking more of suppliers. The Allstate Corporation has announced that it has joined the CDP Supply Chain, which means it will be requesting that its key suppliers report their emissions data. This will be one of several steps the insurer is making to boost its supply chain transparency. The emissions data is reported to CDP Supply Chain, which is a global non-profit disclosure system that makes it possible for businesses to manage and measure the impact they have on…

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5 grants in Singapore for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises (SMEs)

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Singapore’s economy recognizes the importance of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, which constitutes 99% of all enterprises in Singapore. This translates to approximately seven out of every ten workers, contributing to around half of Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Singapore like many countries is hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic with the retail/F&B sector bearing the heaviest blow. There are multiple grants offered by the Singapore government to cushion the negative effects of pandemic and aid recovery. If you’re checking out other SME Singapore loans beyond the solutions offered by top…

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Pandemic-reduced Progressive auto insurance rates are getting hiked

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As more drivers head back out onto the road again, the insurer is increasing the cost of coverage again. When the pandemic hit, sending drivers across Illinois home and leaving their cars in their driveways, Progressive auto insurance rates were lowered by about 10 percent. That said, drivers are heading back out again, and their premiums are also starting to rise. The insurer is increasing its rates by 4.2 percent for the majority of its customers in Illinois. The new Progressive auto insurance rates were filed with the Illinois Department…

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How to Pick The Right Hearing Care Professional For You

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Are you looking to get the best health care professional? Learn everything you need to know here. Picking the ideal healthcare professional can instantly transform your treatment. Whether you are suffering from you already use hearing aids, or want a simple hearing health checkup; professional healthcare personnel can offer you all the assistance you require. Surprisingly, identifying the proper hearing specialist is not as simple as you would expect. In your search for a hearing professional like an audiologist, you must do thorough research. Before you start your search for…

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The pandemic hasn’t stopped auto insurance claims satisfaction from rising

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Consumers continue to be increasingly pleased with the quality of their experience, says JD Power. The pandemic hasn’t stopped steady improvements in auto insurance claims satisfaction from continuing this year. In fact, the reduced number of filings may have contributed to this trend. Fewer claims have given insurers the opportunity to fine tune their customer service. As a result, insurers are able to provide higher quality claims service, leading to improved auto insurance claims satisfaction among customers. The J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Auto Claims Satisfaction Study recorded a 22 percent…

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Insurers brace for a spike in Halloween insurance claims

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This holiday has become one of the traditions leading to a spectrum of filings on many policy types. Halloween insurance claims have been climbing with each passing year. Despite the impact of the pandemic, it is still expected to cause filings to rise. Insurers are getting ready to receive the calls for vandalism, theft, and crashes. On this holiday in 2016 through 2019, Statista data showed that 70 percent of Americans intended to take part in celebrations on this day. The COVID-19 pandemic is holding back the celebrations, but 58…

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