Insurance companies are struggling with a “Talent Crisis”

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A new report has revealed a considerable struggle among businesses in the industry to hire and keep employees. Insurance companies are facing a significant struggle in overcoming a “talent crisis” across the industry, says a new report. Insurers are finding that they are required to be far more proactive and pay workers more. The report stated that to hire and retain employees, insurance companies are required to be considerably more proactive and pay more than they have before. Increasing retirements and low unemployment rates have created an environment of high…

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American Insurance Association enters coalition between US and UK despite Brexit

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The trade association for P/C insurance leaders will use the coalition to make notable improvements. As Brexit Day in March 2019 moves ever closer, the American Insurance Association was undaunted and joined a coalition between the United States and the United Kingdom. The goal is to boost discussion from both countries regarding investment and trade in the industry. The American Insurance Association is the property and casualty insurance industry trade association. It recently announced it would join the American side of the Financial and Related Professional Services Coalition with the…

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Will insurance industry giants continue to be “too big to fail”?

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A new memo is currently circulating to propose legislation removing that status from massive insurers. Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) is circulating a memo to remove insurance industry giants from their “too big to fail” designation. The memo stated that proposed legislation would take that status away from even the biggest insurers in the country. The designation was granted to MetLife, AIG and Prudential immediately following the recent financial crisis. A regulatory consortium, the Financial Stability Oversight Council, deemed the insurance industry giants as “systematically important” to the American economy. That…

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Insurance industry takes considerable interest in commercial drones

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Insurers have started catching onto what many other sectors have been doing with these flying devices. Across the United States, Canada and several other countries, the insurance industry has been watching the use of commercial drones by real estate agents for listings, farmers for crop monitoring and even mapping for the oil sands, as the use of these flying devices does come with a certain degree of risk. Insurance companies have spotted this risk and are coming up with products to help protect businesses using drones. Drones can offer amazing…

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Insurance Commissioner Jones calls for the insurance industry to divest in coal

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Commissioner Jones asks insurers to cut their investments in the coal industry California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has issued a call to the insurance industry, encouraging companies to divest from the coal industry. Commissioner Jones is working to require insurers to disclose their investments in coal companies as well. The use of coal among utilities has fallen sharply over the past few years due to federal emissions regulations, but coal companies still receive strong financial support from both the public and private sectors. By divesting from coal, the insurance industry…

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PolicyGenius establishes another foothold in the insurance industry through latest round of funding

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Company has raised $15 million in funding PolicyGenius, a comparison insurance brokerage based in Brooklyn, New York, has announced that it has raised $15 million in its latest round of funding. The funding will allow the company to extend its insurance comparison insurance services, allowing it to provide consumers with better access to price comparisons and quotes. PolicyGenius specializes in life insurance, long-term disability insurance, renters insurance, and pet insurance. Companies like PolicyGenius are beginning to find more success in various markets and the overall insurance industry is beginning to…

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Insurance losses could be as high as $70 billion in the US from one peril

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According to a report from Lloyds, if the power grid in the United States were to be attacked the cost would be massive. Lloyds of London has now released a new report that has shown that if the Northeast U.S. power grid were to fall victim to a cyber attack, the insurance losses would be tremendous and far-reaching. The economic losses that would occur from such an event could actually reach a trillion dollars. Beyond financial disruptions, there would also be issues with water supply and transportation. The insurance losses…

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