16 More insurance companies file lawsuits against Pacific Power

Insurance companies - Lawsuit filed

The joint lawsuit against the utility and its parent company PacifiCorp is connected to the Archie Creek Fire. An additional 16 insurance companies have filed a joint lawsuit against PacifiCorp as well as Pacific Power, its subsidiary, for reasons relating to damages caused by the Archie Creek Fire. The lawsuit was filed by the insurers on January 5 in the Douglas County Circuit Court. The insurance companies are pursuing a combined $14.2 million from the electric utility and its subsidiary. The 16 insurers are based in eight different states, including…

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Insurers and licensees alike concerned over Michigan cannabis liability insurance

Cannabis liability insurance - cannabis growers

The state’s new legislation could force insurers and licensees to suddenly jump through complex hoops. Michigan’s new cannabis liability insurance legislation has now become effective and may unintentionally force companies and their insurers in the state to have to scramble to ensure they are compliant with the mandatory and complex changes. The state moved forward in quite a surprising way with the requirements without consulting the insurance industry. The Michigan cannabis liability insurance regulations went into effect quite suddenly without consultation with the insurance industry on the mandates’ feasibility. Many…

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Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company achieves CSIO Billing eDocs Certification

Wawanesa Mutual Insurance - Certification

This makes the insurer the first in the industry to have obtained this certification. The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company has received CSIO’s congratulations in becoming the first insurer to earn the organization’s Billion eDocs Certification. Certification demonstrates that the insurer has implemented Billing eDocs to CSIO Standards. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company’s certification states that the insurer has demonstrated that their Billing eDocs implementation is up to the Standards established by CSIO. Certification also means that Billing eDocs will exchange seamlessly between the insurer’s systems and those of Broker Management Systems…

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Louisiana insurance companies to pay $100 million for Ida losses of 2 failed insurers

Louisiana Insurance - Payout

The insurers operating within the state will be paying that amount to cover the claims from the hurricane. Louisiana insurance companies are gong to be charged at least $100 million to make the payments for the claims owed by two insurers in the state that failed in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Ultimately, the cost of paying off the insolvent insurers’ claims payments will land on the state. The Louisiana insurance companies that make the payments on behalf of the failed insurers will eventually recover the money they paid out…

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Insurance companies face steep criticism in Louisiana in wake of Hurricane Ida

Insurance companies - Hurricane destruction

State officials didn’t mince words in expressing the frustrations of residents held back by major obstacles. Residents of Louisiana are sick and tired of insurance companies, following two years of severe storms that have led to slow claims progress, struggles to reach providers in the first place, and inadequate payouts. Hurricane Ida left devastation behind in major areas of southeastern Louisiana in August. By December, many people are still living in temporary housing or FEMA trailers, awaiting the payouts from their insurance companies. The Louisiana Legislature joint insurance committee held…

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Treasury cyber insurance claims data gets gov watchdog nod

Cyber insurance Support

A Government Accountability Office to release report on the Treasury’s role in shaping market in the spring. The Government Accountability Office has shown its support for the Treasury Department’s rising data collection from cyber insurance providers regarding claims. The information collection occurs by way of a program permitting the government to help with payouts. The data collection is permitted because of a program making it possible for the government to help out with cyber insurance payouts to policyholders when a catastrophic event occurs. The Federal Insurance Office at the Treasury…

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Allianz becomes China’s first fully foreign-owned life insurance company

Life insurance - Allianz

The insurer created a joint venture that has become the first to receive approval of this nature. Allianz has announced that its Chinese life insurance company has received the necessary regulatory approval for becoming the first joint venture-created foreign-owned life insurer in the country. The sheer size of the Chinese market has made it an exceptionally appealing one to foreign insurers. Many financial institutions from countries around the world have been seeking to grow their presences within China. They are looking to enter or broaden their presence in the country’s…

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