Allstate uses wellness programs for effective talent retention

Wellness Programs - People Working out at gym

The insurance company’s efforts are working in the United States and Canada. Allstate has come across an effective way to promote improved talent retention through the use of wellness programs for its team members. Companies are coming to discover that employees like working for businesses that take care of them. According to an RBC Insurance survey conducted last year in Canada, 80 percent of workers felt their overall wellbeing would be better than it currently was if their employer would offer certain benefits. More specifically, they felt that personalized wellness…

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InsuranceBee and Hiscox launch insurance agent partner program

InsuranceBee and Hiscox launch insurance agent partner program

Agent portal provides instant access to markets with no fees, long-term contracts, or quotas A new insurance agent partner program is being launched today to give independent agents instant access to general liability, professional liability and business owner’s policies. The program, ‘InsuranceBee for Agents’, is a partnership between Hiscox and small business insurance broker, InsuranceBee, and will cover more than 180 professions. The easy-to-use portal enables agents to quote and bind online within minutes, with competitive commission rates which are earned for the lifetime of the policy. Benefits to agents…

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Not all travel insurance covers coronavirus risk, so check your policy

Travel insurance covers coronavirus - Person wearing mask

Americans with traveling plans may want to look at their coverage if they’re worried about an outbreak. If you’re headed away from home for a vacation or business purposes, it’s a good idea to check if your travel insurance covers coronavirus outbreak-related losses if you’re headed to a potentially affected area. China has implemented travel bans unlike anything that has been tried before in a number of its cities. The coronavirus outbreak couldn’t have come at a less convenient time in China. At the height of the Lunar New Year…

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Thrift shop insurance protects second-hand and resale company

Thrift Shop Insurance - Second Hand store sign

Specialized business coverage helps owners to know they have protection specific to their needs. Resale shops are skyrocketing in popularity for a number of trending reasons and thrift shop insurance helps to make sure those business owners have coverage tailor made for their unique needs. A resale or second-hand store needs standard forms of coverage but faces certain unique risks. Due to the unique risks resale and second-hand shops face, owners tend to find the greatest peace of mind from thrift shop insurance policies. These have been created with the…

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Citibank hit with $18 million flood insurance penalty

Flood insurance penalty - Citibank building

A U.S. banking regulator requires the bank to pay the fine for failure to comply with coverage requirements. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced this week that it was issuing a flood insurance penalty to Citibank. The bank was reprimanded for having failed to comply with mandatory flooding coverage regulations. The fine is reported to be $18 million as a result of mandatory flood coverage purchase delays. The U.S. banking regulator hit Citibank with the flood insurance penalty in response to mandatory coverage purchasing for properties where…

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Nationwide announces new bird and exotic pet insurance product

Exotic pet insurance - Macaw Parrot

Americans keep many animals other than dogs and cats in their homes and want coverage for them. Nationwide recently announced the launch of a new type of bird and exotic pet insurance plan. It acknowledges that there are many other types of animal friends in American homes than dogs and cats. The coverage is designed to protect legal pets that may require veterinary care in their lifetimes. Current estimates show that about 15 percent of American pet owners have an exotic animal or a bird. These can include anything from…

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Who Can Claim Life Insurance?

Claim life insurance

Life insurance is important because it protects your loved ones in case of your unexpected death. Few people like to consider this possibility, but like most forms of insurance, it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it. Life insurance can help save your loved ones from funeral expenses, another unexpected crisis, or help them keep the family home. Those listed as beneficiaries on your policy can file a claim, but there may be delays in payouts in certain circumstances. There can be…

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