Walmart Insurance Services subsidiary launches for policy sales

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The retail giant will be selling health plans directly to consumers, said a company spokesperson. Walmart Insurance Services, a subsidiary of the retail giant, has now launched and will start selling its health plans to consumers, confirmed a spokesperson. Media reports suggest that the retailer’s subsidiary will sell Medicare Advantage plans. The Walmart Insurance Services name filing was made with the Arkansas Secretary of State on June 26. This filing was made by Walmart Apollo, the company’s intellectual property holding company. That said, the filing didn’t receive much media attention…

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State Farm Life Insurance must pay $34M class-action plaintiffs, federal appeals court

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The 8th US Court of Appeals has upheld the ruling that policyholders in Missouri must be repaid. State Farm Life Insurance must repay Missouri policyholders more than $34 million for having charged them undisclosed fees, ruled the 8th US Court of Appeals. The class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of 25,000 policyholders back in 2016. The plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit were people who had purchased policies from State Farm Life Insurance between 1994 and 2004. The lawsuit alleged that the insurer’s policy premiums were said to be…

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National Guardian Life Insurance Company brings new LTC coverage to California

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The stand-alone LTC insurer is expanding its selling to the state starting on July 6. The National Guardian Life Insurance Company has announced that it will be bringing its EssentialLTC long term care policy to California next month. The stand-alone LTC insurance policy will become available to Californians starting next week. This announcement means that the National Guardian Life Insurance Company long term care policy will have expanded across the entire country aside from New York and Montana. This coverage is sold through traditional associations, distributions and worksite marketing programs.…

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Allstate catastrophe losses reach $982 million for April and May 2020

Allstate catastrophe losses

In a recent announcement, the insurer showed that May’s figures weren’t as high as those in April. Allstate catastrophe losses have reached $982 million for the combined months of April and May. May alone was responsible for estimated losses of $350 million. This will translate to $277 million after tax. The American insurer had already announced its figures for April, which were an estimated $632 million. In April, the announcement showed that the Allstate catastrophe losses were a notably higher pre-tax estimated $632 million. That would convert to $499 million after…

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Americans more likely to buy travel insurance than they were pre-pandemic

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This crisis has drawn attention to the reality of risk and unexpected events that can suddenly occur. About 45 percent of Americans are likely to buy travel insurance to cover future trips as movement is introduced once more, according to a recent NerdWallet survey. The survey involved the participation of 2,000 adults across the United States. The research was designed to help better understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis on the financial habits of Americans. What it found was that there was a greater likelihood that Americans would…

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IOC pursues postponement insurance over Tokyo Olympics delay

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The International Olympics Committee has event coverage, but it isn’t clear if delays are covered. The IOC is seeking a postponement insurance claim for the delayed Tokyo Olympics. That said, while the policy does provide coverage against cancellation of the games, it isn’t immediately obvious whether protection extends to a delay. The IOC is currently in “open discussion” with its insurance brokers over the situation. Pierre Ducrey, the Olympic Games operations director at the IOC said that they are currently in an “open discussion” with their insurance brokers. The goal…

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Allianz and Generali intend to dump their life insurance assets

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Two of the largest insurers in Europe are planning to sell business worth as much as $9.9 billion. Allianz and Generali, two of the largest insurers in Europe, are preparing to sell billions of euros worth of life insurance assets. Allianz SE intends to sell as much as 9 billion euros worth of these assets in countries such as Italy. Sources familiar with the matter report that Allianz SE is looking to sell off life insurance assets worth as much as $9.9 billion in countries including Italy. The German insurer…

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