Insurance Roundup, June 30, 2017

Global Risk Insights

Claims Journal

  • Researcher Identifies Cause of Fireworks-Related Eye Injuries
    on 2017-06-30 at 09:07For years, most researchers thought July 4 fireworks-related eye injuries were likely caused by what’s called blast overpressure: that the pressure wave unleashed by the explosion increased the pressure in the eye, causing bleeding and even rupture of the eyeball. … […]

  • Trampolines: Bouncing Fun or Backyard Danger?
    on 2017-06-30 at 09:03It’s summertime. What could be more fun than a group of children bouncing on a backyard trampoline? But, a look at statistics may change a parent’s mind. “Trampolines are a prime culprit in thousands of emergency department visits each year,” … […]

  • Firework Duds Pose Most Danger to Fourth of July Revelers
    on 2017-06-30 at 08:44Fireworks are synonymous with the Fourth of July. The colorful displays, which contain combustible chemicals, are expected to explode shortly after they’re ignited, but sometimes that doesn’t happen and the result can be dangerous. Michelle Pantoya, a professor in the … […]

  • Travelers: Claims Reveal July 4 is Most Dangerous Summer Holiday for Drivers
    on 2017-06-30 at 08:14The Fourth of July is the most dangerous of the three summer holidays for auto accidents, according to the Travelers Companies, Inc. According to the company’s personal insurance auto claim data from 2012 to 2016, there are 7 percent more … […]

  • New Jersey Judge Won’t Close Beach Where Sand Gave Way Causing 3 Deaths
    on 2017-06-30 at 08:09A New Jersey judge is refusing to order the closure of a beach where three people died when the sand gave way beneath them as they walked near the water’s edge. In a ruling issued Monday, Superior Court Judge Julio … […]

Insurance Journal

  • Maine’s Clark Insurance Hires McCarty as Director of Loss Control
    on 2017-06-30 at 13:00Clark Insurance, a Portland, Maine-headquartered, 100-percent employee owned agency, has hired Tim McCarty as the director of loss control services. McCarty has decades of national experience in the safety field. In his new role, McCarty will be providing and coordinating … […]

  • New Jersey’s RPA Insurance Services Hires Kruger from Integro
    on 2017-06-30 at 12:51RPA Insurance Services, a Parsippany, N.J.-based regional insurance agency, has hired Susan Kruger as the head of claims for Innovative Coverage Concepts (ICC) and Restaurant Programs of America (RPA). Kruger brings more than twenty-five years of insurance experience to her … […]

  • Insurers Say They Need Access to Data from Automated Car Systems
    on 2017-06-30 at 12:44Property/casualty insurance carriers want future federal rules governing driverless vehicles to guarantee insurers “reasonable” access to data from cars with automated driving systems. “The increasing automation of the driving function is likely to result in significant change for […]

  • QBE Chile Completes Management Buyout; Rebrands as ‘Unnio’
    on 2017-06-30 at 11:35QBE Chile Seguros Generales S.A. has completed a management buyout by purchasing the company in May 2017 from QBE Latin America Insurance Holdings. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Following the completion of the deal, QBE Chile rebranded … […]

  • Skuld Names Kohmann as Head of Oslo Business Unit as Urdal Retires
    on 2017-06-30 at 10:51Marine insurance provider Skuld announced that Kristoffer Kohmann is the new head of Skuld Oslo 2, one of its Oslo business units. Kohmann will succeed Ketil Urdal who, after 16 years with Skuld and a career spanning 20 years in … […]

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