Severe weather damage in the US hits the $4 billion mark

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Hailstorms and other disasters have caused quite a bit of destruction already in 2020, says Aon. Severe weather damage from events across the United States have led to substantial costs for insurers. A sizeable portion of the $4 billion estimated economic cost is covered by insurance policies. Much or the severe weather damage caused by storms have involved hail, according to the monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report from Aon. A substantial storm outbreak struck the Plains, Midwest and Southeast on May 4 and 5. This event primarily affected parts of…

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Younger Americans are seeking long term care insurance policies

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vA MassMutual survey showed that the demand continues to remain solid among consumers. Long term care insurance policies continue to hold their appeal among younger Americans, according to the results of a recent MassMutual survey. Insurers have been withdrawing from this market which comes with expensive chronic care benefits. Despite the concerns among insurers, many consumers are still very interested in investing in long term care insurance policies. The research showed that consumers also like the idea of being able to purchase this coverage as a part of a package…

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Allstate catastrophe losses reach $982 million for April and May 2020

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In a recent announcement, the insurer showed that May’s figures weren’t as high as those in April. Allstate catastrophe losses have reached $982 million for the combined months of April and May. May alone was responsible for estimated losses of $350 million. This will translate to $277 million after tax. The American insurer had already announced its figures for April, which were an estimated $632 million. In April, the announcement showed that the Allstate catastrophe losses were a notably higher pre-tax estimated $632 million. That would convert to $499 million after…

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Lloyd’s of London insurance companies prepare for a September re-opening

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Following the pandemic lockdown, the insurers are preparing to bring their workers back to offices. Lloyd’s of London insurance companies will be re-opening their offices and bringing their workers back in September 2020. The insurers are preparing to make a range of changes in order to prepare for employee returns. Among the changes Lloyd’s of London insurance companies will use methods such as temperature checking thermal cameras, clear screens on underwriting boxes, and click and collect take-out catering services. These will be meant to help ensure workers will continue reducing…

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Commissioner Lara doesn’t want easier rate changes for home insurance companies

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The California Insurance Commissioner is siding with consumer activists to halt legislation. California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is taking the side of consumer activists in an effort to stop a bill that would make it faster and easier for home insurance companies to change their rates. AB 2167 passed the state Assembly on Monday by a vote of 56-3. That said, the bill’s opponents say that this would set the stage for home insurance companies to impose substantial premiums spikes for homeowners in parts of the state hardest hit by…

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6 Ways to Transform Your Insurance Office

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Insurance agents have been in demand in recent years and from a recent survey, employment in this industry is expected to grow 10 percent from 2018 to 2028, which is faster than the average for all occupations. This is due to the increasing number of people investing and the profits of this industry depend on a steady stream of new customers. People tend to purchase more products now than ever before, which means there would constantly be an increased demand for insurance. However, like every other sector, a successful insurance…

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New Jersey Senate passes bill for COVID-19 dependent benefits

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The bill will provide a weekly supplement to family members of essential workers who die from the virus. The New Jersey Senate has just passed a bill for providing COVID-19 dependent benefits supplements when essential workers in the state die from having the coronavirus. SB 2476 passed on Monday by a vote of 38-1 and will use the NJ Second Injury Fund. Essential workers whose dependents would qualify should the worst happen from coronavirus infection include fire, police and other first responders. They also include medical and other health care…

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