Insurance industry diversity challenges addressed at WSIA 2020 Virtual Annual Marketplace

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Leaders from government agencies and insurers alike acknowledged the current problem. Insurance industry diversity challenges were recently addressed at the WSIA 2020 Virtual Annual marketplace. The Wholesale & Specialty Insurance Association (WSIA) holds the event annually. The event coincided with the WSIA’s announcement of its formation of the Insurance Industry Diversity Foundation (IIDF). The goal of the IIDF is “to promote and attract diversity in race, gender, sexual orientation and disability and to influence meaningful progress in the diversity of the insurance industry and its talent pipeline.” The panel discussion…

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Canadian insurance industry sees areas of growth throughout pandemic

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While the COVID-19 crisis rages on, and insurers face challenges, some are thriving. The Canadian insurance industry has measured some pockets of growth in specific areas of coverage throughout the pandemic crisis. Insurers are struggling in the areas of coverage disagreements, particularly in business interruption policies. Business interruption and travel policies are often leading to disputes over coverage, lawsuits, angry clients and customers, and economic challenges among others. However, in other areas, some considerable opportunities have opened up for certain types of product lines to grow and developed. Among those…

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Allstate Corporation July losses offset by substantial income generation

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Though there were a number of catastrophic events, PG&E subrogation recoveries made up for it. Allstate Corporation has reported that even though it faced a spectrum of catastrophic events during July 2020, the losses it experienced were more than offset by its incomes. The insurer faced losses of $145 million in July due to catastrophic events of various forms. The losses faced by Allstate Corporation were more than offset to the PG&E subrogation recoveries income generation that occurred during that same month. In July, the catastrophic event losses were quite…

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Tesla car insurance program is headed out of California and into China

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The electric carmaker’s own coverage is launching a new business unit outside the US. The Tesla car insurance program is beginning its business expansion beyond California and is taking its firs steps into China. The electric automaker launched the coverage in California last year to make policies cheaper. The Tesla car insurance program has remained available exclusively to drivers of the brand’s own vehicles who reside in California. The goal at the launch of the policies was to make premiums 30 percent cheaper than the competition. The company is now…

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Cyber insurance policies are rapidly producing more claims in the EU

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The number of filings insurers are receiving across Europe has seen a sharp increase. European insurers are receiving a much higher number of claims on cyber insurance policies, reflecting an increase in malicious digital attacks. Organizations are increasingly digitized and are facing growing vulnerability to attacks. This new cyber insurance policies data was a part of the findings from Marsh, Wavestone, and CMS law firm research. It involved an analysis on claims data managed by Marsh across the EU. The data showed that the claims growth rate over the last…

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Allstate Q2 report shows a strong 49 percent increase in profit

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Despite the impact of the pandemic, the insurance giant reported a $1.2 billion net income. The Allstate Q2 earnings report has revealed that the company brought in a net income of $1.2 billion and saw a 49 percent increase in profits over the second quarter of 2019. The insurer saw a $904 million underwriting income, which is a 146 percent year over year rise. The 146 percent increase in the Allstate Q2 underwriting income brought the company’s income from last year’s second quarter at $537 million to $904 million this…

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Worldwide commercial insurance rates rise 19 percent in Q2 2020

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The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic crisis and other sizeable losses played a role, says Marsh research. Worldwide average commercial insurance rates rose by 19 percent during this year’s second quarter, says the Global Insurance Market Index issued by Marsh. The broker and risk adviser recorded the largest premiums hike since the index began in 2012. The commercial insurance rates increase follows other substantial year over year average increases. In Q1 2020, there was a 14 percent rise, and in Q4 2019, there was an 11 percent rise. As was the case…

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