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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Another Allstate auto insurance rebate is likely to be issued to policyholders

The insurer is moving to provide drivers with further relief as the pandemic continues to slash miles. The Allstate Corp insurer will likely issue another auto insurance rebate to its policyholders as a result of decreased driving habits throughout the pandemic, said the company’s CEO Tom Wilson. This additional reduction will be meant as a reflection of the ongoing driving reduction in certain areas. Allstate announced its first auto insurance rebate wave on April 6. At that time, it was returning over $600 million in premiums to its policyholders. The…

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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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Millions of Americans are losing employer sponsored health insurance plans

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As workers across the country have been laid off, they’ve also been losing their medical coverage. Employees across the country who had been enjoying employer sponsored health insurance are suddenly finding themselves without a plan as the coronavirus causes millions of layoffs. In many states, the rates of uninsured residents are jumping from single to double digits. As though losing a job wasn’t enough as pandemic prevention efforts continue to hold in place, many Americans who had been covered through employer sponsored health insurance are losing their coverage, too. This…

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Missouri homeowners insurance rates have increased 76 percent in ten years

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Consumers in the state are experiencing some of the fastest increases in the US due to severe weather events. A new analysis of Missouri homeowners insurance rates has shown that consumers in the state are paying an average of 76 percent more this year than they did a decade ago. The severe weather that is striking the state on a more regular basis is to blame for the rate hikes. The Missouri homeowners insurance rate hike is the seventh largest percentage increase in the country. As severe weather events become…

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