Car Insurance Roundup, June 23, 2016


Car insurance costs accelerate again – this is how to fight them – Mirror Online

Car insurance has risen more than £100 on average in the past 12 months – and it’s only going to keep rising. This is what you can do about it. 


The Zebra Invites Drivers to ’Ask an Agent’ Their Car Insurance Questions

The Zebra, the nation’s most comprehensive car insurance comparison marketplace, today introduced Ask an Agent, a free online community where drivers can ask questions regarding all things car insurance and receive fast, personalized responses and unbiased, one-on-one advice from a licensed insurance agent. 


All You need to know about car insurance | The Financial Express

Car insurance: There are two types of car insurance available in Indian market. One is Third Party Insurance Policy and the second is Comprehensive Insurance Policy. 


Telematics, insurance and the driverless car evolution – The Full Spectrum

The political momentum behind the connected future enabled by the internet of things (IoT) is clear, writes Jonathan Hewett of Octo Telematics


Best car insurance tips for under 25s- Car News | CarsGuide

Aside from the usual insurance costs, you’ll most likely cop a hefty ‘under 25’ or ‘young driver’ penalty. This is because statistically, like it or not, your age group is more risky to insure. 


Introducing ‘Ask an Agent’ for Auto Insurance Advice On Demand – Quoted

Hi, I’m Neil, a licensed insurance agent and the resident insurance advisor here atThe Zebra!


3 Things That Can Get You Dropped From Car Insurance | Credit.com

We’ve explored some of the most common reasons car insurance policies are canceled: things like failing to pay the premium, fraud, making unapproved modifications that change the value and functionality of your car, having your license suspended or revoked, and major moving violations (especially DUIs or DWIs).


Gas prices staying low, but car insurance rates are going higher | WWLP.com

Low gas prices mean more drivers, and more drivers mean more accidents. 


Go Green and Save ‘Green’ on Car Insurance | Benzinga

recently analyzed The Green Car Journal’s list of 2016 vehicles leaving the smallest environmental tread-mark on the world – electric, hydrogen, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEV) and ultra-low emissions vehicles – that consumers can purchase today. 


Virtual Car Insurer Helps Texas Residents Reduce Costs

Just because everything is bigger in Texas doesn’t mean that car insurance costs have to be bigger also. Residents of the state now have a way to make sure their insurance bills aren’t as big as the state’s attractions or reputation. 


Maryland insurance regulators look to crack down on auto insurance fraud – Baltimore Sun

Maryland’s top insurance regulator is trying out an old-fashioned approach to cracking down on insurance fraud: publicly shaming offenders. 


Insurance Rates During a Rough Economy

The slumping energy sector has hit Casper hard and some business are seeing the result in their bank accounts. 


Someday We’ll Feel Silly for Being Scared of Driverless Cars -NerdWallet

Driverless cars aren’t yet available to the masses, but that day isn’t far off. Sounds exciting? Maybe not yet. 


Still many challenges for OK transportation | News OK

THANKS to dedicated financial commitment in recent years, Oklahoma’s roads and bridges are in better shape than any time in decades, if not in living memory. 


Pete the Planner: $503 avg. car payment too rich for most of us

Tell me your income and how much of that income gets spent on car payments, and I can fill in the blanks. America’s obsession with cars is as old as it is severe. 


Garages fear ‘ambulance-chasing’ claim firms are hacking computers to get drivers’ details – Mirror Online

Cold-calling claim firms are hacking into the computer systems of garages to target drivers whose cars have been repaired, it is feared. 


Commentary: Paris wise to spare classic cars from citywide ban | Classic Car News

As vintage-car enthusiasts whose favorite old-school rides lack the basic safety and emissions-control features mandated for modern cars, we always harbor the concern that our classics could be legislated off the road. The fear is that the day will come when we no longer could drive our old cars legally. 


Restoration Record to Get a Cheaper Auto Insurance Offer « Money and Innovation

If you are likely to remove a brand new car insurance policy, change supplier, or restore a current policy, do not do other things before you have examined through this listing of should-do actions. 


Health Insurance Roundup, June 23, 2016


House Republicans Unveil Health-Insurance Proposal – WSJ

House Republicans Wednesday laid out their vision for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, positioning themselves across several political fault lines in the process. 


GOP health insurance plan would make workers pay tax on benefits

After six years of threats to repeal the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans released the broad outlines of what they would replace it with Wednesday and even business groups are uneasy. 


Private Health Insurance Ombudsman turning aggrieved customers back to Medibank

Medibank members who sought help from the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman about shock hospital bills after an alleged secret policy change say they were left to “fight it out” alone. 


Kenya : Knut tells government to re-visit health insurance for teachers – Standard Digital News

The Kenya National Union of Teachers (Knut) has urged the government to comprehensively insure all teachers in health instead of trying to push for unrealistic terms and conditions through the Teachers Service Commission (TSC).


DOJ busts $900 million health insurance fraud – CBS News

A $900 million theft of taxpayer money was revealed Wednesday by the Justice Department, which charged 300 people with defrauding Medicare and other government health care programs, including those for veterans. 


Fed Outreach Will Target Young People Without Health Insurance | Bloomberg BNA

Millions of people who paid fines for being uninsured under the ACA will be the target of outreach efforts this fall to help them enroll in health plans. 


Wounded deputy gets $1,500 to help with health insurance | Nebraska News | journalstar.com

A Deuel County sheriff’s deputy who lost his family health insurance after he was shot four times while serving arrest warrants will get $1,500 from the county. 


The Unconscionable Difficulty of Getting Health Insurance for a Newborn – The Atlantic

Before I gave birth, I made three calls: one to Oscar, my health-insurance company; one to the New York state exchange through which I receive my insurance, thanks to the Affordable Care Act; and one to Child Health Plus, New York’s “health insurance program for kids,” through which my toddler daughter receives her coverage and with which I wanted to enroll my son. 


Nigeria’s Kwara state health insurance programme wins FT/IFC award — FT.com

Nigeria’s Kwara state, in partnership with the Dutch charity PharmAccess, has won anaward backed by the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation. The award, in the category of maternal and infant health, was won for its health insurance programme to improve access to primary healthcare in rural regions. 


How to make a health insurance claim – The Economic Times

Policyholders can make health insurance claims either through cashless or reimbursement mode. Some hospitals do not offer cashless hospitalisation facility. In this case, the policyholder has to pay all dues to the hospital and then submit a claim to the insurer. 


Medibank Private may have contravened the health insurance code of conduct | afr.com

Medibank Private may have contravened the $21 billion industry’s own code of conduct by allegedly keeping customers in the dark over changes to their private health insurance coverage. 


Nurses strike after Allina tries to downgrade their health insurance plan | City Pages

Some 4,800 nurses working at Allina Health’s four hospitals walked off the job early Sunday morning, handing off their patients to 1,400 temps hired to carry on in their stead. 


Life Insurance Roundup, June 23, 2016


Can a life-insurance policy offer investors a higher interest rate? – MarketWatch

For years, interest rates have been sitting stubbornly in the basement. From time to time, they have risen modestly, only to eventually decline again, and today they are at the lowest level in more than three years. 


Most life insurance underwriters expect more pandemics | LifeHealthPro

Nearly three-fourths (70 percent) of life insurance underwriters expect the number and severity ofepidemics and pandemics to increase over the next 5 to 10 years, according to new research. 


NH’s whole-life insurance attracting subscribers

Many people believe that whole-life insurance is paid out only when the policy holder dies. The belief is due to the fact that whole-life insurance pays death benefits but insurers have recently introduced whole-life insurance policies that pay other benefits as well. 


Exide Life Insurance signs on Dhoni as brand ambassador – The New Indian Express

BENGALURU Exide Life Insurance today announced Mahendra Singh Dhoni as its brand ambassador. Dhoni, who represents the aspirations of millions, has a strong mass appeal and followership compared to any other sporting icon in India. 


Treasurer Pushes Life Insurance Bill – Story | MyStateLine

Currently, Michael Frerichs says not all insurance companies pay death benefits when they know that someone has passed.  He claims the companies say they’re not obligated to take steps to determine if someone has died or if money is owed. 


Boston Mutual Life Insurance recognizes employees – News – Canton Journal – Canton, MA

Boston Mutual Life Insurance Company, a national provider of insurance solutions for individuals and at the workplace, recently recognized 11 employees at the company’s quarterly Service Recognition Celebration.  


Does it make sense to go for single premium life insurance plans? | The Financial Express

While in a single premium, you are eligible for one-time tax benefit because of the nature of the premium, however, in a regular premium policy, you can avail tax benefits every year till the time of the maturity of the policy. 


Why One Should Buy Life Insurance In Their Twenties -Naval Goel – BW Businessworld

Insurance companies prefer younger and fitter subscribers to their life insurance policies. This implies that their subscribers have a lower risk of dying and therefore, payment before lapse of the term is also less probable. 


District Court deems life insurance money a statutory trust – Newsletters – International Law Office

In Yip Wai Fan (Minor) v Yip Tsz Bun the Hong Kong District Court addressed the issue of whether money to be paid out to a beneficiary under a life insurance policy is considered to be held on trust by the administrators of the deceased’s estate. 


SBI Life launches HNI focused plan | Business Standard News

Private life insurer SBI Life Insurance on Monday announced the launch of a high net-worth individual (HNI)-focused life insurance plan called ‘SBI Life-Smart Privilege’. 


Car Insurance Roundup, June 22, 2016


One in Five Texas Drivers Without Liability Insurance

Insurance experts say one out of every five drivers on Texas roads don’t carry liability insurance. Our Elizabeth Jeneault explains how one driver found that out the hard way and shares how you can protect yourself. 


Cruises and car insurance keep Saga on an even keel

Holidays and insurance for older Britons have kept Saga trading steadily in the past three months, helping the over-50s lifestyle group stick to its expansion plans for the year. 


Colorado car insurance jumps 15% on average | 9news.com

If the increase in your car insurance rate shocked you, you’re not alone. “I would say 30 to 40 percent,” Lee Garcia, a Colorado driver said. “I’m not to happy about it.” 


Drivers get sore as car insurance premiums soar – CBS News

Car insurers would probably never win a Miss Congeniality contest, but their popularity really took a dive in 2016 when they sent out their insurance premiums. 


21 Ways to Slash Your Car Insurance Bill | The Fiscal Times

Even though prices at the pump rise during peak driving season, you have other ways to keep more money in your wallet. It starts by calling your car insurer. 


Car Insurance For Seniors – TheStreet

Even if your driving habits remain the same and your record stays clean, the rate you pay for car insurance changes over time. 


3 Things That Can Get You Dropped From Car Insurance | Credit.com

We’ve explored some of the most common reasons car insurance policies are canceled: things like failing to pay the premium, fraud, making unapproved modifications that change the value and functionality of your car, having your license suspended or revoked, and major moving violations (especially DUIs or DWIs).


Gas prices staying low, but car insurance rates are going higher | WWLP.com

Low gas prices mean more drivers, and more drivers mean more accidents. 


Go Green and Save ‘Green’ on Car Insurance | Benzinga

recently analyzed The Green Car Journal’s list of 2016 vehicles leaving the smallest environmental tread-mark on the world – electric, hydrogen, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEV) and ultra-low emissions vehicles – that consumers can purchase today. 


Virtual Car Insurer Helps Texas Residents Reduce Costs

Just because everything is bigger in Texas doesn’t mean that car insurance costs have to be bigger also. Residents of the state now have a way to make sure their insurance bills aren’t as big as the state’s attractions or reputation. 


Maryland insurance regulators look to crack down on auto insurance fraud – Baltimore Sun

Maryland’s top insurance regulator is trying out an old-fashioned approach to cracking down on insurance fraud: publicly shaming offenders. 


Insurance Rates During a Rough Economy

The slumping energy sector has hit Casper hard and some business are seeing the result in their bank accounts. 


Someday We’ll Feel Silly for Being Scared of Driverless Cars -NerdWallet

Driverless cars aren’t yet available to the masses, but that day isn’t far off. Sounds exciting? Maybe not yet. 


Still many challenges for OK transportation | News OK

THANKS to dedicated financial commitment in recent years, Oklahoma’s roads and bridges are in better shape than any time in decades, if not in living memory. 


Health Insurance Roundup, June 22, 2016


Feds target young adults for health insurance coverage outreach

Federal health officials said Tuesday that they plan to step up their efforts to get uninsured young adults to sign up for health coverage on theAffordable Care Act exchanges, which many avoid doing due to cost and because they think they don’t need insurance. 


The link between your salary and health insurance

Is your health insurance plan costing you a raise? The majority of Americans have employer-based health coverage, but not everyone understands the link between salary and benefits. As health care costs continue to rise, an increasing percentage of compensation is in health insurance rather than wages. 


4 common regrets of health insurance buyers

The burgeoning upper middle class in India and its aspiring lifestyle comes with its own set of side effects. And if studies are to be believed, lifestyle diseases in India are set to rise and have already claimed 5.2 million premature deaths. 


Global Health Insurance Card Readers Market 2016: Industry Size, Share, Analysis, Demands & Forecast – 2021 | Medgadget

The report Health Insurance Card Readers offers a detailed impact analysis of the key trends shaping the Industry. 


What will Brexit do to the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)? – Coventry Telegraph

Millions of UK residents will flock to polling stations later this week, as they cast their votes in the European Union Referendum. 


Concerned About Health Insurance Premium Rates? Weigh In. | Rhode Island Public Radio

The state’s health insurance commissioner is inviting public comment on proposed health insurance rates for next year. Those rates include some of the smallest proposed increases in years. 


How to choose health insurance: All you want to know | The Financial Express

Financial planning has become a natural part of personal finance management in Indian households. But, this is predominantly restricted to the need to plan in order to effectively move towards future goals of savings or retirement, make the most of available financial resources, manage taxes, etc. 



The Unconscionable Difficulty of Getting Health Insurance for a Newborn – The Atlantic

Before I gave birth, I made three calls: one to Oscar, my health-insurance company; one to the New York state exchange through which I receive my insurance, thanks to the Affordable Care Act; and one to Child Health Plus, New York’s “health insurance program for kids,” through which my toddler daughter receives her coverage and with which I wanted to enroll my son. 


Nigeria’s Kwara state health insurance programme wins FT/IFC award — FT.com

Nigeria’s Kwara state, in partnership with the Dutch charity PharmAccess, has won anaward backed by the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation. The award, in the category of maternal and infant health, was won for its health insurance programme to improve access to primary healthcare in rural regions. 


How to make a health insurance claim – The Economic Times

Policyholders can make health insurance claims either through cashless or reimbursement mode. Some hospitals do not offer cashless hospitalisation facility. In this case, the policyholder has to pay all dues to the hospital and then submit a claim to the insurer. 


Medibank Private may have contravened the health insurance code of conduct | afr.com

Medibank Private may have contravened the $21 billion industry’s own code of conduct by allegedly keeping customers in the dark over changes to their private health insurance coverage. 


Nurses strike after Allina tries to downgrade their health insurance plan | City Pages

Some 4,800 nurses working at Allina Health’s four hospitals walked off the job early Sunday morning, handing off their patients to 1,400 temps hired to carry on in their stead. 


Australian private health insurance deals before June 30 | HeraldSun

GIFT cards, waived waiting periods, one month’s free cover and the chance to win prizes are among the lures being used by health insurers to snare new customers. 


Life Insurance Roundup, June 22, 2016


Bank of India sells 18% stake in life insurance venture Star Union Dai-Ichi – The Economic Times

MUMBAI: PSU lender Bank of India has sold 18% stake in its life insurance venture Star Union Dai-Ichi Life insurance to Japan’s largest life insurer Dai-Ichi, the lender informed in an exchange filing. The value of the transaction was not revealed by the state-run lender.


How a Financial Advisor Can Guide Clients’ Life Insurance Decisions – NerdWallet

Life insurance seems straightforward enough on the surface — a policyholder makes premium payments so that beneficiaries will receive a lump-sum death benefit upon the policyholder’s death, thereby ensuring family and other heirs will be taken care of. 


We are open to acquisitions on general life insurance, life insurance: Sam Ghosh, Reliance Capital – The Economic Times

We are open to acquisition, says Sam Ghosh , ED & Group CEO, Reliance Capital. In an interview to ET Now , Ghosh says that on the life side, his firm is in the process of trying for some tie ups. Edited excerpts: 


Free life insurance coverage for NSFs, NSmen | TODAYonline

Free life and personal accident insurance coverage will be provided for all full-time national servicemen (NSFs) and operationally-ready national servicemen (NSmen) from next month, as part of efforts to better recognise the contributions of national servicemen. 


A child life insurance plan is essentially an investment plan – Livemint

There are two types of cost of living riders. One is a benefit to account for inflation and the need to replace higher income. Several life insurance products factor this in by having an increasing sum assured with age. 


Does it make sense to go for single premium life insurance plans? | The Financial Express

While in a single premium, you are eligible for one-time tax benefit because of the nature of the premium, however, in a regular premium policy, you can avail tax benefits every year till the time of the maturity of the policy. 


Why One Should Buy Life Insurance In Their Twenties -Naval Goel – BW Businessworld

Insurance companies prefer younger and fitter subscribers to their life insurance policies. This implies that their subscribers have a lower risk of dying and therefore, payment before lapse of the term is also less probable. 


District Court deems life insurance money a statutory trust – Newsletters – International Law Office

In Yip Wai Fan (Minor) v Yip Tsz Bun the Hong Kong District Court addressed the issue of whether money to be paid out to a beneficiary under a life insurance policy is considered to be held on trust by the administrators of the deceased’s estate. 


SBI Life launches HNI focused plan | Business Standard News

Private life insurer SBI Life Insurance on Monday announced the launch of a high net-worth individual (HNI)-focused life insurance plan called ‘SBI Life-Smart Privilege’. 


THE HIGH COST OF LIVING LONGER Industry adjusts to loss of long-term care insurance sales | LVB

Fewer companies are selling long-term care insurance policies in Pennsylvania. Despite a waning appetite from consumers concerned about rising rates, the industry is evolving to keep pace with demand for coverage. 


Cards-N-Time: Life Insurance – News – The Shawnee News-Star – Shawnee, OK

Met Life is the largest U.S. life insurer with 12 million customers and $2.5 trillion in policies written. In their latest 10-Q report to the S.E.C., they list about $900 billion in assets. 


Car Insurance Roundup, June 21, 2016


3 Things That Can Get You Dropped From Car Insurance | Credit.com

We’ve explored some of the most common reasons car insurance policies are canceled: things like failing to pay the premium, fraud, making unapproved modifications that change the value and functionality of your car, having your license suspended or revoked, and major moving violations (especially DUIs or DWIs).


Gas prices staying low, but car insurance rates are going higher | WWLP.com

Low gas prices mean more drivers, and more drivers mean more accidents. 


Go Green and Save ‘Green’ on Car Insurance | Benzinga

recently analyzed The Green Car Journal’s list of 2016 vehicles leaving the smallest environmental tread-mark on the world – electric, hydrogen, hybrid, plug-in hybrid, Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEV) and ultra-low emissions vehicles – that consumers can purchase today. 


Virtual Car Insurer Helps Texas Residents Reduce Costs

Just because everything is bigger in Texas doesn’t mean that car insurance costs have to be bigger also. Residents of the state now have a way to make sure their insurance bills aren’t as big as the state’s attractions or reputation. 


Maryland insurance regulators look to crack down on auto insurance fraud – Baltimore Sun

Maryland’s top insurance regulator is trying out an old-fashioned approach to cracking down on insurance fraud: publicly shaming offenders. 


Insurance Rates During a Rough Economy

The slumping energy sector has hit Casper hard and some business are seeing the result in their bank accounts. 


Someday We’ll Feel Silly for Being Scared of Driverless Cars -NerdWallet

Driverless cars aren’t yet available to the masses, but that day isn’t far off. Sounds exciting? Maybe not yet. 


Still many challenges for OK transportation | News OK

THANKS to dedicated financial commitment in recent years, Oklahoma’s roads and bridges are in better shape than any time in decades, if not in living memory. 


Pete the Planner: $503 avg. car payment too rich for most of us

Tell me your income and how much of that income gets spent on car payments, and I can fill in the blanks. America’s obsession with cars is as old as it is severe. 


Garages fear ‘ambulance-chasing’ claim firms are hacking computers to get drivers’ details – Mirror Online

Cold-calling claim firms are hacking into the computer systems of garages to target drivers whose cars have been repaired, it is feared. 


Commentary: Paris wise to spare classic cars from citywide ban | Classic Car News

As vintage-car enthusiasts whose favorite old-school rides lack the basic safety and emissions-control features mandated for modern cars, we always harbor the concern that our classics could be legislated off the road. The fear is that the day will come when we no longer could drive our old cars legally. 


Restoration Record to Get a Cheaper Auto Insurance Offer « Money and Innovation

If you are likely to remove a brand new car insurance policy, change supplier, or restore a current policy, do not do other things before you have examined through this listing of should-do actions. 


Health Insurance Roundup, June 21, 2016


The Unconscionable Difficulty of Getting Health Insurance for a Newborn – The Atlantic

Before I gave birth, I made three calls: one to Oscar, my health-insurance company; one to the New York state exchange through which I receive my insurance, thanks to the Affordable Care Act; and one to Child Health Plus, New York’s “health insurance program for kids,” through which my toddler daughter receives her coverage and with which I wanted to enroll my son. 


Nigeria’s Kwara state health insurance programme wins FT/IFC award — FT.com

Nigeria’s Kwara state, in partnership with the Dutch charity PharmAccess, has won anaward backed by the Financial Times and the International Finance Corporation. The award, in the category of maternal and infant health, was won for its health insurance programme to improve access to primary healthcare in rural regions. 


How to make a health insurance claim – The Economic Times

Policyholders can make health insurance claims either through cashless or reimbursement mode. Some hospitals do not offer cashless hospitalisation facility. In this case, the policyholder has to pay all dues to the hospital and then submit a claim to the insurer. 


Medibank Private may have contravened the health insurance code of conduct | afr.com

Medibank Private may have contravened the $21 billion industry’s own code of conduct by allegedly keeping customers in the dark over changes to their private health insurance coverage. 


Nurses strike after Allina tries to downgrade their health insurance plan | City Pages

Some 4,800 nurses working at Allina Health’s four hospitals walked off the job early Sunday morning, handing off their patients to 1,400 temps hired to carry on in their stead. 


Australian private health insurance deals before June 30 | HeraldSun

GIFT cards, waived waiting periods, one month’s free cover and the chance to win prizes are among the lures being used by health insurers to snare new customers. 


City Renews Big Employee Health Insurance Broker Contracts | New Brunswick Today

One Broker Gave Thousands to Re-Election Fund of Mayor Jim Cahill, $1,500 to Previous NB Mayor’s Campaign For State Senate. 


Health insurance for travellers | The Daily Star

Travelling overseas has become a norm for most Bangladeshis, be it for a vacation, a business meeting or a medical check up. 


Struggling for Profit Selling Health Insurance in State Marketplaces – The New York Times

Oscar Health was going to be a new kind of insurance company. Started in 2012, just in time to offer plans to people buying insurance under the new federal health care law, the business promised to use technology to push less costly care and more consumer-friendly coverage. 


Gallery: Strike to protest Allina’s demand for changes to health insurance. – StarTribune.com

Picket lines went up at 7 a.m., the start of a one-week strike called by the Minnesota Nurses Assocation (MNA) after negotiations broke down last Monday in a stalemate over health insurance coverage. For the second time in six years, the Twin Cities is on the brink of a major national nursing strike. 


Fragomen advises all sponsors in Dubai to provide mandatory health insurance to their employees by 30 June 2016 | Zawya

Dubai, UAE – Fragomen, the world’s leading global corporate immigration services provider, would like to remind all employers in Dubai to adhere to the Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) regulation, requiring all sponsors to enroll their employees for a mandatory medical coverage plan by June 30th, 2016. 


Your Questions: How good is the cover for premature births offered by private health insurers? – Independent.ie

My husband and I are planning our second baby. Our first baby was very premature and had to be kept in hospital for some time. We didn’t have private health insurance at the time and the costs that arose as a result of having a premature baby really put pressure on us financially. 


Life Insurance Roundup, June 21, 2016


Does it make sense to go for single premium life insurance plans? | The Financial Express

While in a single premium, you are eligible for one-time tax benefit because of the nature of the premium, however, in a regular premium policy, you can avail tax benefits every year till the time of the maturity of the policy. 


Why One Should Buy Life Insurance In Their Twenties -Naval Goel – BW Businessworld

Insurance companies prefer younger and fitter subscribers to their life insurance policies. This implies that their subscribers have a lower risk of dying and therefore, payment before lapse of the term is also less probable. 


District Court deems life insurance money a statutory trust – Newsletters – International Law Office

In Yip Wai Fan (Minor) v Yip Tsz Bun the Hong Kong District Court addressed the issue of whether money to be paid out to a beneficiary under a life insurance policy is considered to be held on trust by the administrators of the deceased’s estate. 


SBI Life launches HNI focused plan | Business Standard News

Private life insurer SBI Life Insurance on Monday announced the launch of a high net-worth individual (HNI)-focused life insurance plan called ‘SBI Life-Smart Privilege’. 


THE HIGH COST OF LIVING LONGER Industry adjusts to loss of long-term care insurance sales | LVB

Fewer companies are selling long-term care insurance policies in Pennsylvania. Despite a waning appetite from consumers concerned about rising rates, the industry is evolving to keep pace with demand for coverage. 


Cards-N-Time: Life Insurance – News – The Shawnee News-Star – Shawnee, OK

Met Life is the largest U.S. life insurer with 12 million customers and $2.5 trillion in policies written. In their latest 10-Q report to the S.E.C., they list about $900 billion in assets. 


MassMutual Launches ValoraLife, a Simple, Quick Way to Buy Affordable Life Insurance Online

At ValoraLife.com, families choose what they can afford for life insurance and in about 30 minutes can be covered by selecting one of two easy-to-understand options. 


Zurich Insurance Sells Taiwan Non-Life Business To Toyota Agent Hotai – Forbes

Hotai Motor, the Taiwan auto distributor for Toyota led by one of the island’s richest families, will buy the local non-life insurance business of Zurich Insurance, the Central News Agency reported on Friday, citing Hotai spokesman Hsieh Fu-lai. 


Insurers use non-traditional means to engage customers, employees | Business Standard News

On June 19 which will be celebrated as Father’s Day, will use augmented reality to engage customers. It will have a game in a shopping mall in Mumbai and Kolkata where father and child will be engaged in to understand protection and security. 


Central Bank warns Brexit will hit competition in insurance market – Independent.ie

The Central Bank has warned of reduced competition in the insurance market in the event of a British exit from the European Union. 

Car Insurance Roundup, June 16, 2016


Still many challenges for OK transportation | News OK

THANKS to dedicated financial commitment in recent years, Oklahoma’s roads and bridges are in better shape than any time in decades, if not in living memory. 


Pete the Planner: $503 avg. car payment too rich for most of us

Tell me your income and how much of that income gets spent on car payments, and I can fill in the blanks. America’s obsession with cars is as old as it is severe. 


Garages fear ‘ambulance-chasing’ claim firms are hacking computers to get drivers’ details – Mirror Online

Cold-calling claim firms are hacking into the computer systems of garages to target drivers whose cars have been repaired, it is feared. 


Commentary: Paris wise to spare classic cars from citywide ban | Classic Car News

As vintage-car enthusiasts whose favorite old-school rides lack the basic safety and emissions-control features mandated for modern cars, we always harbor the concern that our classics could be legislated off the road. The fear is that the day will come when we no longer could drive our old cars legally. 


Restoration Record to Get a Cheaper Auto Insurance Offer « Money and Innovation

If you are likely to remove a brand new car insurance policy, change supplier, or restore a current policy, do not do other things before you have examined through this listing of should-do actions. 


Here’s Why a 79% Spike in Your Car Insurance Is Actually a Good Thing | MONEY

Insuring a young driver is invariably more expensive than insuring a driver who’s had decades to master their skills and the rules of the road. 


Study: Texas car insurance premiums vary by 50% based on credit score – Dallas Business Journal

In Texas, credit scores cause car insurance premiums to fluctuate by 50 percent, according to a study by WalletHub


Fraudster sentenced after trying to use charity account for car insurance | Insurance Age

A Bolton man who tried to use the details of a charity’s bank account when applying for car insurance has been handed a six month jail term. 


Obrella.com Launches Car Insurance Coverage Calculator – Press Release Rocket

Today, insurance review website Obrella.com launched its new auto insurance Coverage Calculator that gives consumers recommendations for how much coverage they should purchase based on their unique needs.