State Farm pet insurance launched for dogs and cats through Trupanion

State Farm Pet Insurance - Dog and Cat

The coverage will protect animal owners against many veterinary costs for their furry family members. State Farm pet insurance has been launched through a partnership with Trupanion to provide animal owners with the opportunity to purchase medical coverage for their fuzzy friends. Dogs and cats are regularly considered to be non-human family members, but veterinary care is expensive. As Americans become increasingly attached to their pets, the world of veterinary medicine has skyrocketed forward. Animal owners demand the type of medical care they would otherwise expect for their human family…

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Missouri homeowners insurance rates rise 76 percent in ten years

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A new analysis has revealed that residents are watching premiums rise faster than most other states. Missouri homeowners insurance rates have been climbing at a faster rate than most other US states over the last ten years due to the severe weather affecting the region. A new analysis has measured the growth in rates Missourians are paying as 7th fastest in the country. The QuoteWizard analysis measured the Missouri homeowners insurance rate growth at 76 percent across the last decade. “When insurance companies take a loss, they compensate for that…

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Business interruption insurance bill moves ahead in Louisiana Senate

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The bill is meant to provide improved transparency in regard to this commercial coverage. Louisiana’s state Senate has advanced a business interruption insurance bill to provide greater transparency with this type of coverage. Over several weeks, many companies were surprised to discover their coverage didn’t cover pandemics. Senator Rick Ward (R-Port Allen) informed his colleagues that the dismay due to the lack of transparency in business interruption insurance was all too commonplace. The bill was introduced to try to improve the clarity of a policy’s coverage. Insurers have responded by…

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Nationwide plans to keep remote insurance jobs permanently in 5 states

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The insurer has made it possible for many employees to work from home even after offices fully open. Nationwide has announced its intention to permanently transition into an operating model that functions as a hybrid between in-office and remote insurance jobs. The employees who will be heading to the office will be those at the four main corporate campuses. The insurer will keep the in-office workers primarily at its four main corporate campuses. That said, it will keep its remote insurance jobs in place for the majority of other locations.…

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Magic Johnson’s EquiTrust Life Insurance funds over $100 million in small business loans

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The former NBA All-Star’s insurer is focusing on supporting women- and minority-owned companies. Magic Johnson’s EquiTrust Life Insurance Co and MBE Capital Partners, a nonbank lender from New Jersey, is providing $100 million in funding for minority and women-owned companies. This is a component of the Small Business Administration’s struggling Paycheck Protection Program. According to Johnson in a Wall Street Journal interview, he heard that small businesses were having a hard time gaining access to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. One of the larger companies that was successful in obtaining…

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Disability insurance for professionals: Yes, they need it

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Medical and legal professionals need this coverage as much as – if not more than – other professions. Professionals need disability insurance to provide them with income for maintaining their accustomed lifestyle until they receive medical clearance to return to work again. Illness is the leading reason for claims filed on disability plans. Professionals such as doctors, dentists, lawyers and others often overlook disability insurance. This is often because the coverage is associated with jobs requiring physical labor. However, an illness or injury can interrupt a doctor or lawyer’s capacity…

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Zurich Insurance predicts its pandemic claims payouts will break $750 million this year

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The estimates involve the overall property and casualty (P&C) payments specific to the coronavirus. Zurich insurance has released its most recent forecast regarding payments of pandemic claims. The insurer giant predicts that its own payouts will be in the ballpark of $750 million for 2020. The insurer’s CFO said that the claim level can be compared to all 2017’s hurricanes combined. George Quinn, CFO at Zurich said that the size of the pandemic claims is similar to what they experienced in 2017 from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, combined. That…

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