American life insurance policy trends have shifted since the pandemic crisis began

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US adults are taking this coverage more seriously and have been considering it more frequently. The pandemic crisis has forced millions of Americans to consider their finances and their mortality, creating a striking shift in life insurance policy trends across the country. This changing direction has been particularly strong among younger adults, parents and minorities. American young adults, those with kids and minorities have all been taking a closer look at their finance management. Among those examinations has been a boost to life insurance policy trends, suggests a new Unum…

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Men buy more trip insurance but are also riskier travelers, survey

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Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection research shows that men are more willing to take travel chances. While men are more likely to purchase trip insurance before they travel, they’re also more inclined to take risks amid the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, found a Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection survey. Women are more likely to comply with government safety and health guidance. The survey also showed that while women are less likely to buy trip insurance, their travel is less risky. They are more likely to follow government recommendations for health and safety. Moreover,…

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Gainsco insurance company to be acquired by State Farm

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The acquisition is reported to be for $400 million, according to a news release last week. State Farm and the Dallas-based Gainsco insurance company have come to an agreement in which the former will be acquiring the latter for $400 million. The 98-year-old industry giant has never acquired another insurer in its entire history. The deal will have State Farm purchasing all of the Gainsco insurance company’s stock. The acquired insurer will continue its operation as a separate business. However, in time, the two companies will start the process of…

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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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