What was behind Berkshire Hathaway’s Chubb insurance company purchase?

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Warren Buffett’s company has been hiding a massive insurer purchase Berkshire Hathaway started buying again in Q3 2023 and has finally unveiled the largest publicly traded purchase that it has kept from the spotlight: Chubb insurance company. The Securities and Exchange Commission permitted the secret The Securities and Exchange Commission made it possible for Berkshire Hathaway, and its owner Warren Buffett, to maintain the secrecy of the purchase while the position was being arranged.  Then, after the May 15 market close, the first quarter 13F was filed and revealed that…

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House Committee Gives Green Light to Wildfire Insurance Coverage Study

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Setting Opinions Aside: An Objective Look at Wildfire Insurance In the wake of devastating wildfires across the country, the House Financial Services Committee has taken a significant step towards addressing the growing concern over insurance coverage for damages resulting from such disasters. With a strong bipartisan backing, the committee has forwarded a bill that mandates a comprehensive study on the state of wildfire insurance. Rep. Patrick McHenry, R-N.C. and chair of the committee, emphasized that the conversation about wildfires must transcend the usual debate on climate change, focusing on observable…

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Lawsuit Alleges USAA Uses Computer System to Arbitrarily Deny, Reduce Claims

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In a legal case currently gaining attention, USAA is accused of utilizing a computer program to indiscriminately deny or lessen claims for personal injury protection and medical payments. This system, provided by CCC’s Auto Injury Solutions, is at the heart of numerous lawsuits that the insurance giant has faced in recent years. Allegations of Systematic Denials The class-action lawsuit, which emerged from Washington Superior Court for Clark County, suggests that USAA’s reliance on Auto Injury Solutions’ (AIS) computerized system is to the detriment of policyholder claims following vehicle accidents. San…

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Allstate Reports Losses: What Does This Mean for the Market?

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In a recent financial disclosure, The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) has reported significant catastrophe losses for January, posing new questions about the impacts on the broader insurance market. Key Financial Impacts Allstate’s estimated catastrophe losses have tallied up to $276 million pre-tax, or $218 million after-tax, for the month of January alone—a substantial hit to the corporation’s financials. Predominantly, these losses stem from two major events, accounting for the lion’s share—around 80%—of the total figure, although these have been slightly mitigated by favorable re-estimates of prior events’ reserves. Rate Adjustments…

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Is Long-Term Care Insurance Worth It? Buying Long-Term Care Insurance After 65

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Long-term care insurance is a topic that sparks various questions and concerns. Many individuals wonder if it is worth the investment or if it is simply a waste of money. In this article, we will explore the definition of long-term care insurance, what it covers, and whether it is a worthwhile purchase. What is Long-Term Care Insurance? Long-term care insurance is a type of coverage that helps individuals pay for the cost of long-term care services when they can no longer perform certain daily activities independently. This can include assistance…

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