$350M Ukraine war insurance available from Aon, Development Finance Corp

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The coverage program is designed to support capital investment and economic recovery in the country Aon and the US International Development Finance Corporation are collaborating to offer a $350 million war insurance program meant to help Ukraine with capital investment and economic recovery. The program is in two main parts The program includes $300 million in coverage for the healthcare and agriculture sectors in Ukraine, and another $50 million in war insurance, that is, additional coverage for the insurers providing protection there. The reinsurance strategy was designed in a partnership…

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Companies are using careful recruitment strategies to fill insurance jobs

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Insurers are finding it difficult to hire new talent, with nearly half saying they’re struggling more than ever. Insurance jobs have become increasingly hard to fill in recent years and while a number of industries are finding that the hiring challenges are starting to ease, that is not the case among insurers. In fact, some insurers are claiming that this has become their most challenging recruitment period ever. According to a recent Forbes report, nearly half of insurers have cited greater challenges in filling insurance jobs now than they ever…

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Severe weather leads to over $1.2 billion in insurance losses in March

Insurance industry gets hit with huge losses for 2012. Global reinsurance intermediary, Aon Benfield, which is also responsible for the Aon plc capital advising, has released its most recent Global Catastrophe report edition, which provided an overview of the global natural disaster events of March 2012. The report was published by the catastrophe model development center of excellence for the company, Impact Forecasting. It showed that a number of serious weather events struck the Tennessee Valley, the American Midwest, and the Southeast of the country during the first week of…

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Dallas-Fort Worth tornadoes spur concerns of insurance premiums

Report on Dallas tornado insurance claims Several powerful tornadoes cut a swath of destruction in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas this week. The tornadoes caused a significant amount of damage to homes and businesses in the area but no death has been reported thus far. Claims adjusters have been streaming into the state from companies like Nationwide and Allied Insurance to help process the claims generated by the disaster. Insurers and state officials are encouraging all those that have storm-related claims to get in touch with an agent and…

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Homeowners’ insurance rates increase as a result of last year’s tornadoes

The tornadoes that struck Joplin, Missouri, and other areas in 2011 will now be increasing the homeowners insurance rates as a whole, regardless of whether or not the area was influenced by any wind storms last year. According to data from the Missouri Department of Insurance, the rates for homeowners insurance in that state will be increasing by just over 5 percent. At the same time, state insurance officials in Illinois – an area also impacted by storms last year – have yet to provide any estimates as to how…

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