Insurance Roundup, July 17, 2017

Global Risk Insights

Claims Journal

  • Flooding Affects Some 6800 Buildings North of Chicago

    on 2017-07-17 at 09:38Illinois officials said Friday some 6,800 buildings have been affected by “unprecedented” flooding north of Chicago, and the damage is expected to worsen this weekend as water flows down rivers into the state from Wisconsin. “Folks think ‘Well it’s not … […]

  • Study: Hackers Could Use Brainwaves to Steal Passwords

    on 2017-07-17 at 08:46Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggest that brainwave-sensing headsets, also known as EEG or electroencephalograph headsets, need better security after a study reveals hackers could guess a user’s passwords by monitoring their brainwaves. EEG headsets are advertised […]

  • Disbarred Texas Attorney Involved in Auto Insurance Fraud Appeals to High Court

    on 2017-07-14 at 17:13A Houston attorney disbarred for his involvement in an auto insurance fraud scheme, has filed an appeal with the Texas Supreme Court in order to reinstate his license. He cited other cases where attorneys had committed far worse crimes and … […]

  • National Security Group Reports on 13 Cat Losses in First Half of 2017

    on 2017-07-14 at 14:35The National Security Group, Inc., which offers property, casualty, life, accident and health insurance in ten states, released estimates of year to date catastrophe losses through June 30, 2017 incurred by property and casualty subsidiary National Security Fire & Casualty. … […]

  • Railroad Safety Rules Raised in Movie Worker Trial

    on 2017-07-14 at 13:20Attorneys accusing a railroad owner of negligence in the death of a movie worker during a 2014 Georgia train collision with a trespassing film crew sought Wednesday to use the railroad’s own safety policies against it. Sarah Jones, 27, was … […]

Insurance Journal

Asia Insurance Review

  • Taiwan: Unhappy agents form islandwide alliance

    on 2017-07-17 at 19:29An alliance of insurance intermediaries in Taiwan is to be formally established today, that would push for the employment of intermediaries and participate in negotiations over how Internet sales are handled. […]

  • China: Super panel set up to coordinate cross-sector regulation

    on 2017-07-17 at 19:29China will set up a committee under the State Council to oversee financial stability and development, to improve regulatory effectiveness and address regulatary challenges brought about by the increase in cross-sector financial services. […]

  • Asia: Next EAIC will be in May 2018

    on 2017-07-17 at 19:29Hundreds of Asia’s leading insurance executives and upcoming talent will converge on Manila on 6-9 May next year for the 29th East Asian Insurance Congress (EAIC). The EAIC Executive Board set the dates at its meeting in the Philippine capital on 14 July. […]

  • Sri Lanka: Cabinet approves renaming of insurance regulator

    on 2017-07-17 at 19:29The Sri Lankan Cabinet has approved the name change of the insurance regulator from the “Insurance Board of Sri Lanka” (IBSL) to “Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka”. […]

  • Australia: Consumers trapped in quagmire of private health insurance

    on 2017-07-17 at 19:29Private health insurance has become a quagmire of cost and confusion for Australian households, says Mr Matt Levey, the director of campaigns and communications at the consumer advocacy group, CHOICE. […]

Canadian Underwriter

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Insurance Business Magazine – US


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