State Farm works with American Red Cross on home fire safety

Home fire safety - smoke detector

The two companies have partnered up to educate employees, neighbors, friends and family. A new home fire safety partnership between State Farm and American Red Cross has formed to help employees and friends alike to be better informed and prepared. The education program is meant to help agents, employees, neighbors, and friends. This home fire safety prevention and action education is meant to save lives and property. The American Red Cross responds to an annual average of 60,000 disasters. Most of those events are related to home fires. Last year,…

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Towards the renewal of the tourism industry – the changes that have taken place in the travel insurance post COVID-19

Towards the renewal of the tourism industry - the changes that have taken place in the travel insurance post COVID-19

The sky is slowly opening up, with more and more countries agreeing to accept vaccinated tourists and among the things that have changed their face since the COVID-19 came into our lives, is the field of travel insurance. Just as there is the world before September 11, 2001 and after September 11, so now there is the world before the corona and the world after the corona. If flying a year and a half ago required of us a, b and c, then today in order to fly it requires a, b,…

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Auto insurance comparison habits ignored brands during pandemic: study

Auto insurance comparison - Money - Car

A J.D. Power study showed that consumers weren’t interested in specific brands. Though auto insurance comparison shopping was a common activity during the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers were typically uninterested in specific brands, said the results of the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Insurance Shopping Study. Over half of consumers didn’t do any price comparing at all throughout the majority of the pandemic. The survey revealed that 54 percent of consumers didn’t try auto insurance comparison shopping for the purpose of improving their premiums during the pandemic. Of the 46 percent who…

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Allianz highlights importance of managing complex hydrogen fuel storage risks

Hydrogen fuel storage - Allianz building

The insurance giant sees the importance H2 will play in decarbonization but also recommends risk management. Hydrogen fuel storage, production and transportation have made their way into spotlights worldwide as governments fund massive programs for greener fuels and energy sources. While Allianz understands that alternatives to fossil fuels such as coal and oil are necessary, it has also issued a reminder of the importance of recognizing and managing potential risks surrounding those processes. Allianz specifically points to fire and explosion risks, but also business interruption. According to the insurance company production,…

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Chubb insurance company withdraws takeover pursuit of The Hartford

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The insurer has announced that it will no longer seek to acquire the financial services group. Insurance company giant Chubb Ltd. recently announced that it has dropped its pursuit of acquiring The Hartford Financial Services Group. This decision has concluded two turbulent months of offers and rejections between the firms. Over the last couple of months, the Chubb insurance company made three takeover offers to The Hartford Financial Services Group, each of which was turned down. The end of the insurer’s acquisition attempts also means that the city of Hartford…

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Study shows insurance shopping saved Americans 76%

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A ValuePenguin.com survey showed that people who put in a few minutes of research notably saved. Many consumers who practice good insurance shopping habits ahead of purchasing a policy or before renewing an existing one know that rates aren’t the only factor worth considering. However, at the same time, a recent survey showed that American consumers who put in 15-30 minutes of time to compare policies were able to save money on their monthly premiums. These study findings suggest that there is a lot to be said about comparing rates…

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Oregon wildfire insurance may continue through Lloyd’s of London

Oregon Wildfire Insurance - Forest Fire in Portland, Oregon

As the risk of another fire season approaches, the state will rely on its unique policy again in 2021. As the state’s traditional fire season approaches, Oregon wildfire insurance will be provided by the unique $25 million policy through Lloyd’s of London. The oldest insurance marketplace in the world has been providing this coverage since 1973. The state Department of Forestry has purchased the Oregon wildfire insurance against losses for nearly fifty years. This is a unique coverage as no other state has coverage against wildfires. “It’s a catastrophic firefighting…

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