A Curious Case of British Columbia’s Ban Amidst US Automation Optimism

Autonomous Car - BC Ban

While the United States gears up for a driverless future, with expectations set to see fully automated cars by 2025 and beyond, British Columbia takes a surprising detour. The province has instituted a new regulation, effectively banning the use of autonomous vehicles on its roads, raising eyebrows and prompting discussions over safety concerns and the future of the insurance industry. Autonomous Cars – A Green Light in the US, A Red One in BC The cutting-edge narrative of autonomous vehicles—heralded by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as…

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AI is changing the insurance industry, right down to policies

Insurance industry Policies - AI

Insurers are using artificial intelligence in a number of ways to improve offerings Artificial intelligence (AI) has taken steps into many different kinds of business, and the insurance industry is no exception. Technology is helping insurers to better understand consumers The insurance industry is able to glean information about consumers from many different sources. After all, the average American relies on tech in a host of different ways, ranging from social media posts and fitness trackers to smart home devices and telematics dongles installed in vehicles to track driving behaviors.…

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Tangela Richter steps up as new GEICO insurance Chief Legal Officer

GEICO insurance - Welcome to the Team

The insurer has announced the new hire, who joined the company from previously working at Wells Fargo The GEICO insurance company recently announced that it has a new Chief Legal Officer, Tangela Richter, who will report directly to Todd Combs, the insurer’s Chair, President and CEO. Richter will be responsible for legal function, government, and regulatory oversight Richter will have oversight over all the GEICO insurance legal functions.  She will also be responsible for overseeing government and regulatory operations. The new chief legal officer has come to the insurer from…

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State Farm issues thousands of California home insurance non-renewals

California home insurance - Non-Renewals

The insurer is also withdrawing from the sale of commercial apartment policies in the state State Farm recently announced that it will be issuing around 30,000 non-renewal notices California home insurance and rental homeowners policies. The purpose of the decision is to ensure business sustainability in that market According to State Farm, the decision to issue the non-renewal notices within the California home insurance market is to “ensure its long-term sustainability” there.  It called the choice “difficult but necessary”. The non-renewals will impact around 30,000 homeowners, rental homeowners, and other…

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Mercury updates Flume Water Monitor partnership to support home insurance policyholders

Home Insurance - House leaks - partnership

The insurer hopes the collaboration will help customers to decrease the risk of water leaks US insurer Mercury has announced that it is keeping up its partnership with Flume Water Monitor to support its home insurance policyholders. This announcement was made during Fix a Leak Week Flume Water Monitor, a leading smart water loss prevention tech company, offered additional savings to Mercury’s home insurance customers throughout that week. Policyholders were offered Flume at a discount of 25 percent off. Moreover, in certain qualifying states, the insurer also gave discounts on…

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