Insurance Roundup, August 4, 2017

Global Risk Insights

Claims Journal

  • Business News: Verisk Analytics, Lemonade, MyKey

    on 2017-08-04 at 09:45Verisk Analytics to Acquire G2 Web Services Verisk Analytics, Inc., a data analytics provider, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wash.-based G2 Web Services, an industry-leading provider of merchant risk intelligence solutions for acquirers, commercial banks, and other payment […]

  • MSHA: No Mine Gets Pattern of Violations Notice for 3rd Year in a Row

    on 2017-08-04 at 09:40The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced that – for the third consecutive year – none of the nation’s more than 13,000 mining operations meets the criteria for a Pattern of Violations notice. The screening period […]

  • Jury Awards Texas Wedding Photographer $1M for Defamation

    on 2017-08-04 at 09:35A Texas jury has awarded a wedding photographer more than $1 million after determining a newly married couple unhappy with her work launched a social media campaign to post falsehoods about her. The Dallas County jury found Friday that the […]

  • Wells Fargo Faces Lawsuits, Lawmakers Over Car Lending, Insurance Scandal

    on 2017-08-04 at 09:17At least three lawsuits have now been filed against Wells Fargo from customers who say they were hurt by the bank’s latest scandal, involving how it operated its auto lending business. In Washington, D.C., some politicians still angry at Wells […]

  • Employers Take Steps to Keep Older Workers Safe

    on 2017-08-04 at 09:11When managers at Bon Secours Virginia Health System started analyzing workers’ compensation cases, they noticed a bad combination: Older nurses were having problems from lifting heavy and sicker patients. “We saw an increase in back injuries and older workers were […]

Insurance Journal

Asia Insurance Review

Canadian Underwriter

  • Fire Stopper

    by Greg Meckbach on 2017-08-03 at 20:30The Alberta government reports it is currently implementing most of the 31 recommendations contained in two commissioned reports exploring what worked and what did not in the wake of the massive Fort McMurray wildfire. And while Canada’s most costly natural disaster ever will not necessarily […]

  • Intact has yet to see ‘full impact’ of 2016 change to Ontario auto catastrophic impairment criteria

    by Canadian Underwriter on 2017-08-03 at 19:42It has been more than a year since Ontario changed its criteria for catastrophic impairment and reduced the mandatory coverage for accident benefits, but the “long tail profile” of accident benefits claims means the Ontario reforms “have not fully been… The post Intact has […]

  • Controlled burns crucial in battling big wildfires, B.C. official says

    by Jason Contant on 2017-08-03 at 19:28VANCOUVER – A spokesman for British Columbia’s wildfire service says crews accidentally sparked a blaze while burning off fuel in order to contain one of many fires raging across the province’s Interior. Kevin Skrepnek says embers ignited a nearby hillside… The post […]

  • Aviva plc reports combined ratio of 98.9% for Canada in H1 2017, up three points from H1 2016

    by Canadian Underwriter on 2017-08-03 at 18:50Aviva plc has reported a general insurance combined operating ratio (COR) of 98.9% for Canada for the first six months of the year ending June 30, up three points from 95.9% in the first six months of last year. For… The post Aviva plc reports combined ratio of 98.9% for Canada in H1 2017, […]

  • Commercial premiums down 15% for AIG

    by Canadian Underwriter on 2017-08-03 at 18:24American International Group Inc. reported Wednesday its net income was $1.13 billion during the three months ending June 30 and its Q2 combined ratio in personal insurance improved 5.9 points from last year, but the combined ratio in commercial insurance… The post Commercial premiums down […]

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Insurance Business Magazine – US


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