Amazon workers’ compensation to increase in Washington state

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A labor agency has announced that it will be boosting the coverage for fulfillment center employees. A Washington state labor agency has announced its plans to boost Amazon workers’ compensation for employees at the fulfillment center in the state. The move was justified by what it called a more hazardous environment than other warehouse types. The state’s Department of Labor and Industries had already announced that it would be raising the premium rates for this coverage by 15 percent starting at the beginning of 2021. By boosting the coverage, this…

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A million Nationwide Insurance customers get an Amazon Echo Auto

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This new partnership will double the current user base of the online marketplace’s in-car device user base. In September, Nationwide Insurance announced its intentions to give Amazon Auto Echo devices to one million customers. These devices were to be issued to new and existing qualifying car insurance policyholders. At the same time, the insurer announced three additional Nationwide Insurance Alexa Skill features. Nationwide Insurance Alexa Skill first launched back in 2016. The Echo Auto giveaway is meant to help promote this program. It also places the spotlight on the new…

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Amazon insurance policies to begin selling in India

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The most successful online retailer in the world is to start sales in the largest market on the globe. Amazon insurance policies, including life, health and general coverage, will soon be heading to India. The massive online marketplace plans to begin selling policies in this largest country in the world, by population. The goal of the insurance policy sales is to boost Amazon’s Indian financial service portfolio. The Amazon insurance policies will be sold as the company “aims to carry out the business of soliciting, procuring and servicing insurance as…

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1 in 5 Consumers accept Amazon and Google as homeowners insurance companies

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A J.D. Power survey showed that shoppers see these tech giants as acceptable home insurers. One in five consumers said in a recent J.D. Power survey that they would be willing to use Amazon or Google as homeowners insurance companies. Among those who participated in the survey, 80 percent were already insured by a large national carrier. Amazon and Google have both dabbled in the insurance industry and are expected to become increasing participants in the marketplace. Earlier in August, media reports showed that Amazon was testing the waters in…

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Amazon home insurance reportedly a possibility

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The e-commerce giant is reportedly thinking about offering property owners their own coverage. It wouldn’t come as a shock to many people if Amazon home insurance were to make its way into the market. The company – and its CEO Jeff Bezos – is known for taking their own angle in traditional markets. The online marketplace is reportedly thinking about selling home insurance policies of its own. The Amazon home insurance reports have yet to be officially confirmed. Amazon.com does not typically publicly discuss products it has in development. The…

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American health care turned on its head by Amazon, JPMorgan and Berkshire Hathaway

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The three companies are entering into a partnership to address medical care issues for their US employees. Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway have announced that they will be working together to discover ways to improve American health care for their U.S. employees. The goal will be to boost their worker satisfaction while lowering costs related to illness and care. The three giants will be looking to offer better American health care to their employees by way of an independent company. That firm will be free from incentives and restrictions…

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Insurance industry may face new competition from Google and Amazon

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Google and Amazon may be looking to break into the insurance market The insurance industry may be facing new competition in the next few years from some unexpected rivals. Google and Amazon are beginning to look into the insurance sector, seeing significant promise therein. Consumers throughout the world are beginning to trust large technology and commerce companies with various services. As this trust grows, these companies are beginning to find new ways to engage consumers and offer them products that are in high demand. New competition in the insurance industry…

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