Insurance and Credit

Insurance and credit

Credit is sometimes a controversial subject that few people really understand. For those familiar with the financial service industry, credit is a simple matter, but not everyone is familiar. For most, credit means nothing more than credit score, a seemingly arbitrary rating of a person’s financial value. Credit is somewhat more complex than that, however, especially when it comes to the insurance industry and a company’s willingness to take on financial risks. A credit score is a gauge of a person’s overall financial risk. A low credit score means that…

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Examining the Negative Stigma Surrounding Insurance

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Insurance is often considered a necessary evil by many people, but why? The issue is somewhat complex and sometimes difficult to understand for certain due to the myriad opinions that are involved. For many, insurance is shrouded in a negative stigma because of certain philosophical perspectives. For others, the insurance industry makes questionable business decisions that add fuel to ever-present controversy. One thing to understand is that insurance is a for-profit industry. Companies are formed, thrive, and fail based on their ability to do business effectively within a particular market.…

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Businesses need more than cyber insurance

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The world is becoming more integrated with technology and this is beginning to change the way the insurance business works. With businesses beginning to enter into the digital space in order to more effectively engage consumers, the need to protect themselves from cyber attacks is beginning to increase. Many businesses to not take the steps necessary to protect themselves from digital threats, so insurers are beginning to serve as a safety net, but even the insurance industry cannot protect companies from every threat in the digital world. The digital risks…

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Insurance supervision head named by federal government

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Thomas Sullivan, the former Commissioner in Connecticut, has now taken on the position. The Federal Reserve has just announced that it will be hiring the former Insurance Commissioner from Connecticut, Thomas Sullivan, in order to take the lead of the oversight of the industry, particularly in terms of the largest firms. The goal is to add his experience to help to address the claims that the central bank does not have knowledge of that business. Thomas Sullivan held the position as Commissioner in Connecticut throughout the financial crisis and was…

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Telematics begins to have a major impact on auto insurance sector

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Reed prepares to close deal on Wunelli Reed Elsevier, a leading information technology company, is preparing to finalize the acquisition of Wunelli, a developer of telematics solutions for the auto insurance sector. Telematics is becoming very popular in the insurance industry because of how it can be used by insurers to price policies more accurately. Demand for this technology has been growing steadily over the past few years and has reached an all-time high as insurance companies continue to look for ways to mitigate losses while also providing high-quality services…

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Insurance regulations generate shortage of breast pumps

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Changes to the rules have made it nearly impossible for mothers in the Mid-South to find the devices. New mothers throughout the Mid-South of the United States are struggling to be able to obtain the equipment that they require in order to be able to feed their babies, as breast pumps have become very hard to find as a result of new insurance rules. These devices are selling out just as quickly as the latest mobile and electronic gadgets. Breast pumps are machines that help mothers to be able to…

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Insurance marketing investigation leads to lawsuit from AIG

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The insurer has now sued the top financial regulator in New York to block a fine. American International Group Inc. (AIG) has filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Lawsky, the top financial regulator in New York, in order to block it from being able to fine the insurer over its insurance marketing efforts that it has been conducting without a state license. The claim from AIG is that it would be unconstitutional to have to pay this fine. AIG has called the insurance marketing fine an interpretation that is “flawed and…

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