Lloyd’s of London backs new Coincover cryptocurrency insurance for online wallets

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The coverage is meant to protect digital currency owners against theft from being hacked. Lloyd’s of London is now backing a new type of cryptocurrency insurance policy meant to help protect owners of online wallets against theft resulting from hacks. The coverage is sold by crypto “lifestyle” service provider, Coincover. Atrium, a Lloyd’s insurance syndicate, is underwriting the cryptocurrency insurance, according to an announcement made by Coincover last weekend. The coverage is being defined as a new form of liability policy. It functions dynamically with a limit that rises and…

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Local Search SEO for Agents Part 4: Local SEO Basics for Online

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Search engine optimization isn’t what it used to be, so discover the keywords to use and how. Now that you know how to write insurance news (from last week’s part 3 in this series), it’s time to learn local SEO basics. This will help to make sure your content is speaking to search engine algorithms to be sure it will be seen by your target audience. This practice used to mean jamming keywords into the content as much as possible…times have changed. As the top search engine, ranking well on…

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Lloyd’s of London’s first electronic insurance exchange to begin testing

Electronic insurance exchange - Lloyd's of London Building

The massive British marketplace will be piloting this new online technology strategy. Lloyd’s of London has announced the start the testing phase for its first electronic insurance exchange. The technology is meant to handle simple coverage risks, said the marketplace in a strategy update earlier this week. The 330-year old company is seeking to take important steps to modernize itself. Lloyd’s, which first opened in 1686 out of a coffee house, is seeking to use modern strategies to become considerably more efficient. It is looking to use technology to reduce…

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New Allstate app to help good drivers save more on auto insurance premiums

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The insurer is testing a new app-based program to monitor motorist behaviors for weekly savings opportunities. A new Allstate app has entered into the testing process with the goal of allowing good drivers to prove how safe they are behind the wheel in exchange for savings. The program monitors a number of habits such as speeding and braking hard. The idea expands on existing usage-based insurance strategies including those already offered by the insurer. The goal is to make it possible for good drivers to demonstrate that they are a…

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Nationwide embraces new insuretech partnerships for commercial telematics support

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The insurance company is working with Azuga and Zubie to power their new initiatives. The commercial insurance group at nationwide has secured two strategic insuretech partnerships. These are meant to help the insurer streamline its coverage options using telematics. Their goal is to launch new and refined fleet management programs for human services drivers. To do this, Nationwide has entered into insuretech partnerships with Azuga and Zubie. These two firms provide trip-tracking and analytics capability support technology. They are playing a substantial role in the insurance company’s Vantage 360 Premium…

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US lawmakers aim to stop DNA test results from access by insurance companies

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Millions of Americans are using services to examine their genetic backgrounds. Over 26 million people across the United States have used voluntary services to obtain DNA test results. Now, lawmakers are moving to protect those same consumers against a federal legal loophole. The legal loophole would permit certain insurance companies to connect customer genetic data. Florida lawmakers have already launched the first step to shut that loophole. The goal is to protect consumers from being required to provide their DNA test results if they do not want to. Using genetic…

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Digital Integration Hubs: Bringing customer service up to speed in the insurance sector

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When consumers request information, submit a query or make a claim with an insurer… there are a number of processes which take place behind the scenes before a conclusion is reached. However, with retailers and other services providing ever faster responses, whether online or on the phone, there is increasing pressure on insurance businesses to speed up these processes and meet the expectations of the modern customer. Now accustomed to finding what they need in a few clicks of a button, customers may simply switch to a competitor if they…

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