Lloyd’s of London insurance companies prepare for a September re-opening

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Following the pandemic lockdown, the insurers are preparing to bring their workers back to offices. Lloyd’s of London insurance companies will be re-opening their offices and bringing their workers back in September 2020. The insurers are preparing to make a range of changes in order to prepare for employee returns. Among the changes Lloyd’s of London insurance companies will use methods such as temperature checking thermal cameras, clear screens on underwriting boxes, and click and collect take-out catering services. These will be meant to help ensure workers will continue reducing…

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New Jersey Senate passes bill for COVID-19 dependent benefits

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The bill will provide a weekly supplement to family members of essential workers who die from the virus. The New Jersey Senate has just passed a bill for providing COVID-19 dependent benefits supplements when essential workers in the state die from having the coronavirus. SB 2476 passed on Monday by a vote of 38-1 and will use the NJ Second Injury Fund. Essential workers whose dependents would qualify should the worst happen from coronavirus infection include fire, police and other first responders. They also include medical and other health care…

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Minnesota looting damage to generate insurance payouts of over $25 million

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Protests over George Floyd’s death were particularly destructive to property in his home state. The looting damage and property destruction that occurred in some of the Minnesota protests over the death of George Floyd on May 25 while in police custody will bring insurance companies an estimated bill of about $25 million. This doesn’t take into consideration the destruction that happened in other places across the country. The $25 million estimate was calculated by Property Claim Services, an insurance industry company that tracks catastrophes. The firm labeled the protests as…

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Telehealth insurance claims from private policies up by 4,347 percent

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This trend was led by the Northeastern US, where the increased reached a much higher 15,303 percent. The latest FAIR Health report recorded a striking increase in the number of telehealth insurance claims in the United States, which rose by 4,347 percent compared to last year. This dramatic trend is directly linked with the coronavirus pandemic precautions since March. The leading reason that people filed telehealth insurance claims was for mental health conditions. The next most common reason for using these services was for respiratory diseases and infections, then joint/soft…

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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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Almost 27M Americans lost job-based health insurance, says Kaiser Family Foundation

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The employer sponsored coverage has been plummeting due to pandemic related layoffs. Almost 27 million people across the country may no longer have their job-based health insurance, says a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. This report pointed to the widespread layoffs occurring as a result of the coronavirus pandemic as the cause. The report, released on Wednesday, underscored a substantial problem in medical coverage. Many of those who have lost their job-based health insurance now find themselves uninsured. That said, less than half – about 12.7 million people…

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Mississippi insurance commissioner recommends hurricane season preparations

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The official start may not be until June 1, but Mike Chaney says people should start getting ready now. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney is reminding residents of his state to begin their Atlantic hurricane season preparations now instead of waiting for storms to arrive. Chaney is also encouraging residents to remember to pack extra pandemic protection in their “Go Bags.” Part of the Atlantic hurricane season preparations Chaney has recommended this year is to keep in mind that we are in the midst of a pandemic. Therefore, while packing…

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