Insurance industry is suffering from the impact of climate change

Insurance Industry - Climate Change loss

According to a new Capgemini report, only about 8 percent of insurers are adequately preparing. Climate change has been causing harm to the insurance industry, but only about 8 percent of insurers are adequately preparing for the impact of its risks, according to a report published by Capgemini consultants and the Efma industry body. Losses from natural disasters have exploded by 250 percent over the last three decades. The report stated that over the last thirty years, insured natural catastrophe losses have risen by a tremendous 250 percent. Severe storms…

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Gov DeSantis says ‘significant reforms’ coming to Florida home insurance

Florida home insurance - Reforms

Another insurer has dropped 64,000 policies, sending the state into an even worse condition. With only a week and a half left until the Atlantic hurricane season begins, the Florida home insurance crisis has achieved urgent status. Property owners across the state have been scrambling to obtain the coverage they require. Even worse, in a market already bleeding policies and insurers, FedNat Insurance Company and its sister companies have dropped over 68,000 Florida home insurance policies. This insurance news has arrived just as the special legislative session has been scheduled…

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Lying on car insurance applications is common in the hopes of saving money

Car insurance - Lies - dollar sign

Research shows that Americans regularly lie on the details they submit to their insurers. Americans will often lie on their car insurance applications in the hopes of saving money, according to a Finder.com study. The data from the study showed that 35.8 million Americans fudge their details to get lower rates. The study determined that the 35.8 million people across the country lie on their applications to try to lower the car insurance premiums they must pay. Moreover, the number is considerably higher than what it was in 2020, when…

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Homeowners insurance companies impacted by late home buying trend from Millennials

Homeowners insurance - buyers

The change in trends between generations is leading to challenges for coverage providers. The results of new research have found that Millennials and the youngest of the Gen X generation have experienced substantial delays in buying homes, and this trend is affecting homeowners insurance companies. This trend has been made only worse by the trends in out-of-state migration from those same generations. Those trends toward migrations out of state are driven in part by the COVID-19 pandemic. That behavior is posing a risk to homeowners insurance companies. These, among other…

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Auto insurance company points to vehicle mileage for fraud detection

Auto Insurance - ODO Fraud

State Farm underscored the importance of spotting odometer fraud when purchasing a used car. Although the majority of vehicle fraud headlines point to the theft of catalytic converters, but the State Farm auto insurance company showed that odometer fraud is also an important issue to keep in mind. Though this type of fraud is tougher to spot, there are a number of strategies that can be used to find it. State Farm published a news release to help people to spot odometer tampering while considering a used vehicle for purchase.…

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Allianz reports spike in ship insurance claims from Black Sea region

Ship insurance - Cargo ship out at sea

The high-risk area has caused global insurers to see more filings and it’s expected to continue. A recent Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) report shows that ship insurance claims are on the rise and are only expected to continue rising due to the Russian war in Ukraine. The claims are expected to increase due to damaged and lost vessels as the conflict enters sea lanes. By the time of the writing of this article, there had already been two people killed and six merchant vessels struck by projectiles in…

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EU places sanctions on Russian oil insurance for transport

Oil insurance - European Union

European Union members are going beyond an import ban and are now targeting its coverage. The European Union is moving beyond the previous Russian crude import ban and is now targeting oil insurance companies covering the transport of the fuel. This move could substantially impair Russia’s ability to ship its crude to locations worldwide. The oil insurance sanctions have to do with banning coverage for European vessels and companies linked with the transportation of Russian crude worldwide. This is one component of a broader sanctions package the EU has been…

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