European Union aims to close climate change damage insurance gap

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Only about a quarter of catastrophe losses suffered in the European Union are insured. The European Central Bank (ECB) and European Union insurance regulators announced this week that it was working to better close the insurance gap to provide improved coverage from climate change by setting up public-private partnerships and issuing “catastrophe bonds”. The current uninsured catastrophe losses are creating risks to the EU economy and financial stability. As only about one quarter of catastrophe losses related to climate change in the European Union are insured, the insurance gap is…

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Rising home insurance rates are causing real estate buyers to think twice

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A recent report pointed to skyrocketing premiums as a deterrent to purchasing homes in Florida. Rising home insurance rates are nothing new to property owners in Florida, but recent hikes have been particularly high, and with an additional 1% emergency assessment fee to be applied to policies, real estate agents are seeing increased hesitation from customers. The state has been attempting to come up with a strategy to overcome a coverage crisis. The emergency assessment fee was announced earlier this month and is intended to help deal with the issues…

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Prudential life insurance claims illegally denied says Department of Labor

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Over 200 claims were denied by the insurer, even though it had been collecting premiums. The US Department of Labor has accused Prudential Financial of illegally denying over 200 life insurance claims, even after the insurer had continued to collect premiums from the policyholder. This is only the most recent instance of a rash of insurers denying claims customers have paid for. A number of life insurance companies have been found to be denying claims made on policies that have been paid into for years. Many employers include supplemental life…

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Tornado insurance claims from Mississippi approaching $100 million

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The twister in March left a lengthy path of destruction through several parts of the state. The tornado insurance losses from the twister that ripped through parts of Mississippi in March are rapidly climbing, to the point that they are now nearing $100 million. Uninsured losses from the damage are expected to be even greater than those that are covered. The Mississippi Delta experienced particular damage from the storm, and it is among the poorest regions of the United States. As a result, tornado insurance coverage in the area hardest…

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Will Fox News’ insurance policies cover its record $787.5 million Dominion settlement?

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The channel has agreed to the payout to the voting systems company, but it might have coverage for that. Fox News has agreed to a tremendous $787.5 million settlement payment to Dominion Voting Systems, though its insurance policies might provide coverage for much of that stunning amount. The payment represents the largest publicly known US defamation case settlement in history. As considerable as the figure is, it is unlikely to cause significant damage to Fox News. Fox Corp. reportedly already had almost $4.1 billion in cash available according to a…

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Britain launches deposit insurance program review to boost confidence in banks

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The Bank of England is looking into whether “improvements” need to be made to the program. The Bank of England (BoE) has stated that it is currently considering making “improvements” to the deposit insurance program that currently protects depositors who are customers of smaller banks. The coverage allows depositors at smaller banks to recover the money in their accounts if those banks fail. The country’s central bank has not yet released any details regarding what part of the deposit insurance program it is examining or what it is considering changing.…

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Types Of Insurance Needed for Events

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As exciting as it can be, planning and hosting an event usually comes with a certain level of risk. No matter how well-organized and carefully planned an event may be, unexpected accidents and incidents can occur, which can lead to liability claims and financial losses. This is where insurance comes in.  Insurance provides a safety net for event organizers and participants, helping to mitigate potential risks and cover the costs of unexpected incidents. However, not all insurance policies are created equal, and it’s important to understand the different types of…

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