Insurance Roundup, August 31, 2018

General Insurance

Claims Journal

  • Business News: DCI Solution, Origami Risk, CM Select
    on 2018-08-31 at 08:49DCI Solution Announces New Canadian Subsidiary DCI Solution announced it has opened a new Canadian subsidiary, DCI Solution Canada. The firm provides valuations for specialty vehicles in the U.S. including Total Loss, Diminished Value, and Right of Appraisal valuations. Industry […]

  • Business Owners Find Varied Paths to Recovery Post-Disaster
    by JOYCE M. ROSENBERG on 2018-08-30 at 16:47As small business owners in Hawaii and California clean up following Hurricane Lane and wildfires, they’ll find there’s no one formula for recovery. The same disaster can devastate businesses in divergent ways – a hurricane might tear the roof off […]

  • New Business Lines, Shallow Talent Pool Drive Competitive Insurance Labor Market
    on 2018-08-30 at 15:14The unemployment rate for the insurance industry is at a record 1.7 percent, significantly lower than the 3.9 percent national average, according to the latest iteration of the Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study conducted by The Jacobson Group and […]

  • Deadly Tornadoes Leave Trail of Damage in Wisconsin
    on 2018-08-30 at 14:39An 11-year-old boy nearly lost his life in a waterlogged drainage ditch in eastern Wisconsin but was pulled to safety by an eagle-eyed firefighter who spotted his finger poking through a manhole cover, officials said, following another round of storms […]

  • Legislative Panel Advances California Utility Wildfire Liability Bill
    by JONATHAN J. COOPER on 2018-08-30 at 13:37California utilities regulators would have the option of letting power companies charge their customers for some of the costs of lawsuits stemming from disastrous 2017 wildfires under legislation that will go before the Assembly and Senate this week. After weeks […]

  • Wildfire-Plagued California Faces Rising Climate Change Risks
    by Eric Roston on 2018-08-30 at 08:24Two-thirds of California’s beaches may be washed away by the end of the century, according to the state’s latest forecast. California’s fourth statewide climate assessment details the increasingly dire impact of climate change, including rising seas, climbing temperatures, more […]

  • Fraud News: Fake Claim and Crash Date, Workers’ Comp Double Dipping
    on 2018-08-30 at 08:19Former Liberty Mutual Employee Charged With Filing Fake Claim for Ring Jessica Epler was charged in Spokane Superior Court with second-degree attempted theft and filing a false insurance claim for a diamond ring. The case was investigated by Washington Insurance […]

Insurance Journal

Asia Insurance Review

Global Risk Insights

  • The outlook for Costa Rica’s electric vehicle revolution
    by Anthony Tipping on 2018-08-27 at 23:16Costa Rica has introduced tax incentives for the electrical vehicle industry, which is likely to experience exponential growth in the next two decades. Risks to investors nonetheless remain. The post The outlook for Costa Rica’s electric vehicle revolution appeared first on Global Risk […]

  • FYROM referendum: The risks of a ‘no’ vote
    by Iris Chatzidaki-Pefani on 2018-08-27 at 13:26The FYROM referendum will take place on the 30th September 2018. If the electorate votes ‘no’, the question becomes – will the government will comply? The post FYROM referendum: The risks of a ‘no’ vote appeared first on Global Risk Insights. […]

  • How market-friendly are Brazil’s presidential candidates? Part II
    by Lorena Valente on 2018-08-26 at 16:38The 2018 presidential election is set to be the “election of hope” for the people of the country, but so far the race is wide open. GRI’s Lorena Valente revisits the candidates and how their views on the economy have evolved in recent months – or not. The post How market-friendly are […]

Canadian Underwriter

  • Insurer CEO to personally visit FSCO asking for higher rates
    by Greg Meckbach on 2018-08-30 at 23:48The newly-elected Ontario government should let carriers change their rates without approval from the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the president of a mutual that writes auto contends. It “makes sense” to require insurers to file rates with FSCO “but… The post […]

  • How these independent claims adjusters lost their jobs
    by Greg Meckbach on 2018-08-30 at 23:41Some employees of Canadian independent adjusting firms have been shown the door due to bad behaviour that the #MeToo movement is bringing to the forefront, company CEOs said at the recent Canadian Claims Summit. “The biggest issue for me is… The post How these independent claims […]

  • How to prevent brokers from poaching clients when they leave the brokerage
    by Jason Contant on 2018-08-30 at 23:26Insurance companies or brokerages trying to prevent employees from poaching clients should include precise and specific employment restrictions on time and geography, a commercial litigation lawyer cautioned Wednesday. To draft an enforceable non-solicitation agreement, brokerages should provide […]

  • How to motivate brokers on the front line
    by Jason Contant on 2018-08-30 at 20:43Brokerages looking to better motivate frontline workers should optimize play, purpose and potential, while reducing pressure, a recent experiment suggests. In a blog post for Harvard Business Review, authors Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi implemented an experiment to transform the… The post […]

  • Court urges discovery plans that avoid “historical murder mystery approach to litigation”
    by David Gambrill on 2018-08-30 at 20:27A flooded business and their insurers have been ordered by a court to “go back to the drawing board” and come up with a discovery plan, having “fallen short of the collaborative process,” a case master for the Ontario Superior… The post Court urges discovery plans […]

Canadian Insurance Top Broker

insuranceNEWS

InsureZero

  • Financial Aspects of Moving Abroad
    by helen537 on 2018-08-28 at 11:37Moving your life abroad is more about paperwork than moving your possessions. There are hidden expenses, unexpected costs and overages or simply too expensive procedures. When you put it all together, it’s a significant amount. However, it’s better to actually put it all together and […]


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Car Insurance Roundup, August 31, 2018

Car Insurance

Car Insurance News on EIN

Various Car Insurance News


Health Insurance Roundup, August 31, 2018

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Daily

Kaiser Health News – Insurance News

Health Insurance News on EIN

Various Health Insurance News

HealthInsurance.org


Life Insurance Roundup, August 31, 2018

Life Insurance

Various Life Insurance News

Life Insurance News on EIN

  • ASIC slams life insurance firms for aggressive sales tactics
    on 2018-08-30 at 11:24… outcomes ASIC reviewed 11 life insurance firms who sell insurance directly via cold-calls … , or other promotions while selling life insurance, which is highly complex. Paying … restrict outbound sales of life insurance and funeral insurance – a product that […]

  • Australia wants to ban life insurance cold calls as inquiry looms
    on 2018-08-30 at 09:32… the sale of accidental death insurance entirely, saying policyholder families get … outbound sales calls for life and funeral insurance. We are considering what … people who agreed to buy life insurance in those calls cancelled plans … the value of accidental death […]

  • ASIC slams life insurance companies for aggressive sales tactics
    on 2018-08-30 at 06:13… outcomes ASIC reviewed 11 life insurance firms who sell insurance directly via cold-calls … , or other promotions while selling life insurance, which is highly complex. Paying … restrict outbound sales of life insurance and funeral insurance – a product that […]

  • S&P downgrades AMP’s life insurance, bank over misconduct
    on 2018-08-30 at 04:55… ;P downgrades AMP’s life insurance, bank over misconduct By Sophie … Ratings cut AMP’s life insurance credit rating and said it … its wealth protection and mature life insurance products. The Australian group… , as management have said the […]

  • Issues with direct sales of life insurance
    on 2018-08-30 at 02:50… ;T AFFORD WHAT IS DIRECT LIFE INSURANCE? * Life insurance sold directly to consumers, not … bank branches * Types of direct life insurance: life or death cover; trauma cover … insurance * Makes up less than 10 per cent of all life insurance […]

  • ASIC cracks down on life insurance sellers
    on 2018-08-29 at 23:44… of Australians are cancelling their life insurance policies because of poor sales … on some sales of life and funeral insurance in order to protect … its review of direct life insurance sales. “Life insurance is a long-term product […]

Life Insurance Plans Online

  • When Life Insurance Plans Expire?
    by termlifeonline on 2018-08-28 at 14:02When does a life insurance plan end? That depends on the type of life insurance you own. Whole or Permanent life insurance is guaranteed to last your entire lifetime as long as you pay your premiums on time. Whereas, term life insurance is temporary, and expires when your term ends. You may outlive […]

  • Will Life Insurance Cover Suicide?
    by termlifeonline on 2018-08-25 at 14:39Life insurance is a contract to pay out a death benefit if the insured person dies during the time the policy is “In Force”. The owner pays premiums to the insurer and the insurance company promises to pay out a covered claim for death of the insured. However, death resulting from an […]

Insurance News Net Life Insurance

  • Pacific Life Eyes Higher Productivity With Advisor Alerts
    by Cyril Tuohy on 2018-08-30 at 14:52A new Pacific Life communication tool will alert advisors to customer account activity – new contract issuance, additional investments, distributions, etc. – within 15 minutes via text or email. The service will improve customer relations and put a dent in fraud, execs say. The post […]

  • 2Q Individual Life Insurance New Premium Grows At 2%
    by user on 2018-08-30 at 03:04After three consecutive quarters of declines, individual life insurance sales growth rebounded in the second quarter of 2018. The post 2Q Individual Life Insurance New Premium Grows At 2% appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet. […]

  • 2Q Indexed Life Sales Rocket To Near Record Highs
    by user on 2018-08-29 at 12:17Indexed life sales shot up during the second quarter to a near-record $552.7 million. That figure represents a more than 13.6 percent over the prior quarter, and more than 13.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Only the fourth-quarter 2017 showed higher sales, according to Wink data. […]

Aegon Life Insurance

  • Child Investment Plans – Best Financial Moves for New Parents
    by Aegon Life on 2018-08-30 at 10:58Being new parents implies dealing with different set of challenges altogether. As a parent, something that holds utmost importance is the safety and security of your child. You want to give your child the best education, healthy life and take care of his or her daily needs. Presently you know you […]

  • Do You Have a Term Insurance Plan That You Regret Buying?
    by Aegon Life on 2018-08-28 at 13:50Often, most of us fail to do our research or ask the right questions before purchasing an insurance policy. Why? Sometimes the lump sum amount at maturity or the rush to complete the process shifts our attention from the important factors. In this whole process, we fail to realise that investment […]

  • Test Your Knowledge on Critical Illness Insurance Plans
    by Aegon Life on 2018-08-28 at 13:41A critical illness condition is not just physically and emotionally draining, but is also financially draining. You will have to pay for extensive medical expenses, along with regular household expenses. The question arises; “Why opt for a critical illness insurance plan if you have a general […]

Haven Life

  • The 10 healthiest things you can do for yourself this fall
    by Anna Davies on 2018-08-30 at 11:00Nothing wrong with bingeing a season of Mad Men over a lazy weekend, but if that’s all you’re doing to make sure you’re feeling good about yourself, it can start feeling a little empty. The post The 10 healthiest things you can do for yourself this fall appeared first on Blog | […]

  • Podcasts that will make you smarter
    by Louis Wilson on 2018-08-29 at 10:0010 podcasts that will make you smarter, whether you’re new to the genre, or someone who has already spent hours absorbing knowledge through your earbuds. The post Podcasts that will make you smarter appeared first on Blog | Haven Life | Life insurance & Personal Finance Tips. […]

  • Does a term life insurance premium increase as you age?
    by Anna Davies on 2018-08-28 at 10:00Understand the difference between level premium life insurance and annually renewable policies so you can make the best decision for you. The post Does a term life insurance premium increase as you age? appeared first on Blog | Haven Life | Life insurance & Personal Finance Tips. […]

  • Just bought a house? A financial checklist for new homeowners
    by Shannah Compton Game on 2018-08-27 at 10:00No matter how old you are, or how many homes you’ve purchased, there’s something about signing your name (over and over again) on the closing contract that makes you feel like you’re taking a really, really, big step. That’s because you are. The post Just bought a house? A financial […]

NAA Life (National Agents Association)

  • NAA Life Mortgage Protection Center
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00National Agents Alliance offers a wide variety of mortgage protection plans to meet any budget and coverage need through NAA Life. […]

  • Life Insurance Blog
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00NAA Life Insurance Blog – Your source for information on life insurance and financial guidance. […]

  • Term Life Insurance
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00National Agents Alliance provides term life insurance coverage at a fixed rate of payments for a limited period of time. […]

  • Term Life Insurance Services
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00National Agents Alliance term life insurance plans protect your loved ones, allowing life to go on without the risk of financial loss. […]


Insurance Roundup, August 30, 2018

General Insurance

Claims Journal

  • Why the Atlantic Hurricane Season is Quiet so Far
    by Brian K. Sullivan on 2018-08-29 at 17:45Where are all the big Atlantic storms? A year ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, kicking off a parade of destructive storms that made 2017 the costliest Atlantic season ever. So far in 2018, the region has been oddly […]

  • Agencies Map Tectonic Fault That Touches Southeast Alaska
    on 2018-08-29 at 17:38Federal agencies have completed the first high-resolution mapping of a fast-moving underwater tectonic fault that extends from Vancouver Island, Canada, to southeast Alaska. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Geological Survey finished the […]

  • Allstate Ranks Cities With Safest Drivers
    on 2018-08-29 at 13:30Brownsville, Texas, topped the list of cities with America’s safest drivers. according to the 14th annual Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report. Based on Allstate claims data, the report aims to shine a spotlight on safe driving leading up to the […]

  • Lane Damage Assessment Under Way in Hawaii
    by JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER on 2018-08-29 at 12:54Hawaii officials on Monday continued assessing damage from Tropical Storm Lane, which ranked as the No. 3 rainmaker from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950. It’s still too early to quantify the extent of the damage, but […]

  • Homeowners Struggle After California Wine Country Fire
    by LORIN ELENI GILL on 2018-08-29 at 12:46Construction crews have already put up the frame on Cheri Sharp’s new house, but she still questions whether rebuilding was the right choice after California’s most destructive wildfire took her old home in wine country nearly a year ago. She’s […]

  • SAFETY Act Covers Security for Stadiums, Malls but Not Hotels
    by REGINA GARCIA CANO on 2018-08-29 at 08:26Stadiums, corporate buildings and other facilities that draw crowds have strengthened their security since 9/11, and in return, they have earned U.S. protections in the event their efforts fail to prevent a terrorist attack and they are sued. But hotels […]

  • Improved Radar Coverage in the Works After Deadly North Dakota Tornado
    on 2018-08-29 at 08:17The National Weather Service is taking steps to improve weather radar coverage for western North Dakota after a deadly tornado in the area raised awareness of gaps in coverage. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has committed to studying whether […]

Insurance Journal

Asia Insurance Review

Global Risk Insights

  • The outlook for Costa Rica’s electric vehicle revolution
    by Anthony Tipping on 2018-08-27 at 23:16Costa Rica has introduced tax incentives for the electrical vehicle industry, which is likely to experience exponential growth in the next two decades. Risks to investors nonetheless remain. The post The outlook for Costa Rica’s electric vehicle revolution appeared first on Global Risk […]

  • FYROM referendum: The risks of a ‘no’ vote
    by Iris Chatzidaki-Pefani on 2018-08-27 at 13:26The FYROM referendum will take place on the 30th September 2018. If the electorate votes ‘no’, the question becomes – will the government will comply? The post FYROM referendum: The risks of a ‘no’ vote appeared first on Global Risk Insights. […]

  • How market-friendly are Brazil’s presidential candidates? Part II
    by Lorena Valente on 2018-08-26 at 16:38The 2018 presidential election is set to be the “election of hope” for the people of the country, but so far the race is wide open. GRI’s Lorena Valente revisits the candidates and how their views on the economy have evolved in recent months – or not. The post How market-friendly are […]

Canadian Underwriter

  • Canadian carriers increasingly targeting insurers and brokerages for M&A
    by Jason Contant on 2018-08-29 at 23:54Canadian P&C companies are increasingly targeting insurers and brokerages for mergers and acquisitions, although the interest in targeting insurtechs is rising, according to a new report from ratings firm A.M. Best Company. A.M. Best released its market segment report for… The post […]

  • How cannabis legalization could re-word home insurance policies
    by Greg Meckbach on 2018-08-29 at 23:39If carriers do what one insurance defence lawyer advises, your clients could get new exclusionary language in their home insurance policies as a result of cannabis legalization. Insurers who are concerned about the risk of fire and burglary arising from… The post How cannabis legalization […]

  • How to avoid the “broken arrow” approach to new technology
    by David Gambrill on 2018-08-29 at 23:24If you’re an insurance organization looking to adopt innovative new technology such as artificial intelligence, you’ll want to avoid the “broken arrow” approach to implementation. In some instances, organizations may put the cart before the horse, with IT departments […]

  • The trade-off to using artificial intelligence to speed up claims
    by Greg Meckbach on 2018-08-29 at 19:58Canadian insurers wanting to handle claims like Lemonade are going to have to accept some trade-offs, a Claims Summit speaker said Tuesday. New York City-based Lemonade Insurance Company uses artificial intelligence and says it can handle some claims in three… The post The trade-off to using […]

  • Air Canada mobile app breach strikes up to 20,000 customers
    by Jason Contant on 2018-08-29 at 19:43MONTREAL – Air Canada says 20,000 customers may have had their personal information improperly accessed due to a breach in its mobile app, prompting a lock-down on all 1.7 million accounts until consumers change their passwords. The airline says it… The post Air Canada mobile app […]

Canadian Insurance Top Broker

insuranceNEWS

InsureZero

  • Financial Aspects of Moving Abroad
    by helen537 on 2018-08-28 at 11:37Moving your life abroad is more about paperwork than moving your possessions. There are hidden expenses, unexpected costs and overages or simply too expensive procedures. When you put it all together, it’s a significant amount. However, it’s better to actually put it all together and […]


Car Insurance Roundup, August 30, 2018

Car Insurance

Car Insurance News on EIN

InsureZero

Various Car Insurance News


Health Insurance Roundup, August 30, 2018

Health Insurance

Health Insurance Daily

Kaiser Health News – Insurance News

Health Insurance News on EIN

Various Health Insurance News

InsureZero

HealthInsurance.org


Life Insurance Roundup, August 30, 2018

Life Insurance

Various Life Insurance News

  • Unumprovident life insurance
    on 2018-08-30 at 05:57Unum Life Insurance Company of America Paul Revere Life Insurance Company Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Our site is a very popular place … […]

  • Issues with direct sales of life insurance
    on 2018-08-30 at 05:28Life insurance sold directly to consumers, not by advisers or through superannuation. * Sold through “cold calls”, online or through bank branches. […]

  • Change Manager
    on 2018-08-30 at 04:34Join a Life Insurance Transformation program as a Change Manager working in brand new offices in the CBD – $900 + super day ASAP start. […]

  • Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. v. Gott
    on 2018-08-30 at 02:50dc.creator, United States. Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit). dc.date.accessioned, 2018-08-28T17:35:41Z. dc.date.available … […]

  • Life Insurance Sales Agent
    on 2018-08-30 at 00:51A Full Time, Commission Only job in Baltimore, MD by Lincoln Heritage in the Insurance field: Life Insurance Sales Agent. […]

  • Life Insurance
    on 2018-08-29 at 23:50The longer you put off buying life insurance, the more you risk paying significantly higher rates. Schedule an appointment to discuss affordable options … […]

  • What Is Decreasing Term Life Insurance?
    on 2018-08-29 at 22:55In this article, we explain why for most people buying level term life insurance is a better financial decision than purchasing a decreasing term life … […]

  • 18-250MR ASIC’s review of direct life insurance finds high cancellation rates and poor claims …
    on 2018-08-29 at 20:57‘Life insurance is a long-term product but cancellation rates and poor claim outcomes show that people are being sold products they don’t want, can’t … […]

  • Azerbaijan sees rise in life insurance fees
    on 2018-08-29 at 20:14Azerbaijan sees rise in life insurance fees. 2018-08-29; Azerbaijan · Read the full story · Follow XPRIMM Publications on LinkedIn, for more data on … […]

  • Bankers Life in Owings Mills, MD
    on 2018-08-29 at 20:02With a history dating back to 1879, Bankers Life provides a broad selection of life insurance and health insurance products designed especially for … […]

Life Insurance News on EIN

  • ASIC slams life insurance companies for aggressive sales tactics
    on 2018-08-30 at 06:13… outcomes ASIC reviewed 11 life insurance firms who sell insurance directly via cold-calls … , or other promotions while selling life insurance, which is highly complex. Paying … restrict outbound sales of life insurance and funeral insurance – a product that […]

  • S&P downgrades AMP’s life insurance, bank over misconduct
    on 2018-08-30 at 04:55… ;P downgrades AMP’s life insurance, bank over misconduct By Sophie … Ratings cut AMP’s life insurance credit rating and said it … its wealth protection and mature life insurance products. The Australian group… , as management have said the […]

  • Issues with direct sales of life insurance
    on 2018-08-30 at 02:50… ;T AFFORD WHAT IS DIRECT LIFE INSURANCE? * Life insurance sold directly to consumers, not … bank branches * Types of direct life insurance: life or death cover; trauma cover … insurance * Makes up less than 10 per cent of all life insurance […]

  • ASIC cracks down on life insurance sellers
    on 2018-08-29 at 23:44… of Australians are cancelling their life insurance policies because of poor sales … on some sales of life and funeral insurance in order to protect … its review of direct life insurance sales. “Life insurance is a long-term product […]

  • ‘Plunged into poverty’: Disability claimants fighting for life insurance payouts
    on 2018-08-29 at 10:44… ; About 12 million Australians have insurance policies through their superannuation fund … . While 90 per cent of life insurance claims are paid out in … ‘s assessment. Topics: superannuation, insurance, health-insurance, […]

  • Ulips are the positive aspect of life insurance: Tarun Chugh, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance
    on 2018-08-27 at 14:46… CEO, Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance, tells ET Wealth. Many life insurers have started … enjoy and living life. The goal-oriented approach for selling life insurance has always … about simplifying health insurance products recently. Which areas in life […]

Term Life Insurance News

IBR – Life Insurance & Pensions News

InsureZero

Life Insurance Plans Online

  • When Life Insurance Plans Expire?
    by termlifeonline on 2018-08-28 at 14:02When does a life insurance plan end? That depends on the type of life insurance you own. Whole or Permanent life insurance is guaranteed to last your entire lifetime as long as you pay your premiums on time. Whereas, term life insurance is temporary, and expires when your term ends. You may outlive […]

  • Will Life Insurance Cover Suicide?
    by termlifeonline on 2018-08-25 at 14:39Life insurance is a contract to pay out a death benefit if the insured person dies during the time the policy is “In Force”. The owner pays premiums to the insurer and the insurance company promises to pay out a covered claim for death of the insured. However, death resulting from an […]

Insurance News Net Life Insurance

  • 2Q Individual Life Insurance New Premium Grows At 2%
    by user on 2018-08-29 at 19:04With a 15 percent increase, indexed universal life (IUL) new annualized premium propelled U.S. individual life insurance new premium to… The post 2Q Individual Life Insurance New Premium Grows At 2% appeared first on InsuranceNewsNet. […]

  • 2Q Indexed Life Sales Rocket To Near Record Highs
    by user on 2018-08-29 at 12:17Indexed life sales shot up during the second quarter to a near-record $552.7 million. That figure represents a more than 13.6 percent over the prior quarter, and more than 13.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Only the fourth-quarter 2017 showed higher sales, according to Wink data. […]

  • Ohio National Shakes Up Executive Leadership Team
    by user on 2018-08-21 at 22:43–Ohio National Financial Services announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Christopher A. Carlson President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately.. In 2010, he was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer and in January 2016 was promoted to Vice […]

Aegon Life Insurance

  • Do You Have a Term Insurance Plan That You Regret Buying?
    by Aegon Life on 2018-08-28 at 13:50Often, most of us fail to do our research or ask the right questions before purchasing an insurance policy. Why? Sometimes the lump sum amount at maturity or the rush to complete the process shifts our attention from the important factors. In this whole process, we fail to realise that investment […]

  • Test Your Knowledge on Critical Illness Insurance Plans
    by Aegon Life on 2018-08-28 at 13:41A critical illness condition is not just physically and emotionally draining, but is also financially draining. You will have to pay for extensive medical expenses, along with regular household expenses. The question arises; “Why opt for a critical illness insurance plan if you have a general […]

  • Here’s how the National Health Protection Scheme Will Be a Boon for India
    by Aegon Life on 2018-08-28 at 13:35The high cost of healthcare makes the service, out of reach for a large portion of the population. With quality healthcare being unaffordable, and the rising price of medicines, drugs and other essentials, spends on medical treatment push over 50 million people every year into poverty. The WHO and […]

Haven Life

  • Does a term life insurance premium increase as you age?
    by Anna Davies on 2018-08-28 at 10:00Understand the difference between level premium life insurance and annually renewable policies so you can make the best decision for you. The post Does a term life insurance premium increase as you age? appeared first on Blog | Haven Life | Life insurance & Personal Finance Tips. […]

  • Just bought a house? A financial checklist for new homeowners
    by Shannah Compton Game on 2018-08-27 at 10:00No matter how old you are, or how many homes you’ve purchased, there’s something about signing your name (over and over again) on the closing contract that makes you feel like you’re taking a really, really, big step. That’s because you are. The post Just bought a house? A financial […]

  • Realistic tips for creating an emergency fund
    by Shannah Compton Game on 2018-08-24 at 10:00Saving for your emergency fund can be tricky if you’re living paycheck to paycheck or you have debt. It can be done though. The post Realistic tips for creating an emergency fund appeared first on Blog | Haven Life | Life insurance & Personal Finance Tips. […]

  • What is medical underwriting and why does it matter?
    by Brittney Burgett on 2018-08-23 at 10:00Medical underwriting is the process insurance providers use to assess an applicant’s health. Understand the process to seek the best possible coverage for the lowest possible price. The post What is medical underwriting and why does it matter? appeared first on Blog | Haven Life | Life […]

NAA Life (National Agents Association)

  • NAA Life Mortgage Protection Center
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00National Agents Alliance offers a wide variety of mortgage protection plans to meet any budget and coverage need through NAA Life. […]

  • Life Insurance Blog
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00NAA Life Insurance Blog – Your source for information on life insurance and financial guidance. […]

  • Term Life Insurance
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00National Agents Alliance provides term life insurance coverage at a fixed rate of payments for a limited period of time. […]

  • Term Life Insurance Services
    on 1970-01-01 at 00:00National Agents Alliance term life insurance plans protect your loved ones, allowing life to go on without the risk of financial loss. […]


Insurance Roundup, August 29, 2018

General Insurance

Claims Journal

Insurance Journal

  • Credit Ratings Assigned to New Horizons Insurance Co. of Missouri
    on 2018-08-29 at 05:57A.M. Best has assigned a Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of A- (Excellent) and a Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating (Long-Term ICR) of “a-” to New Horizons Insurance Company of Missouri (New Horizons). The outlook assigned to these Credit Ratings (ratings) is […]

  • Small Earthquake Shakes North Alabama
    on 2018-08-29 at 05:19No damage is being reported after a minor earthquake rattled northern Alabama. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 2.1 earthquake happened around 7:22 a.m. Monday about 15 miles north of Huntsville near the Tennessee state line. The Geological Survey […]

  • Opioid Deaths Continue to Rise in South Carolina
    on 2018-08-29 at 05:02South Carolina officials say the number of deaths caused by opioids has increased for the third year in a row. The state’s Opioid Emergency Response Team met Aug. 20 and officials noted in a news release that South Carolina had […]

  • Lighter, Lower Cost Smart Clothing Shows Potential in Injury Rehabbing
    by Andrew G. Simpson on 2018-08-29 at 05:00Clothing and footwear that detect human movement could soon become the preferred fashion choice for people recovering from injuries or trying to avoid them as the technology is becoming lighter and less expensive. A team of engineers at the University […]

  • P/C Insurance Industry Delivered Improved Results in First Half
    on 2018-08-29 at 05:00Mid-year results for U.S. property/casualty insurers and reinsurers show they are on the mend following a trying 2017, according to Fitch Ratings. Operating performance moderately improved for P/C (re)insurers during the first half of the year thanks to improved core […]

  • NCCI Proposes 13% Rate Decrease for Florida Workers Comp, Notes Future Challenges
    by Amy O’Connor on 2018-08-29 at 04:59Florida businesses could see another significant rate decrease in workers’ compensation rates next year if Florida regulators approve the latest filing from the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). But the recent trend of lower rates may not last for […]

  • Wildfire Insurance Bill Signed by California Governor
    on 2018-08-28 at 22:48California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed into law a bill that is intended to combat what are believed underinsurance issues revealed by 2017 wildfires. AB 1797 by Assemblyman Marc Levine, D-Marin County, is expected to create a requirement for […]

Asia Insurance Review

Global Risk Insights

  • The outlook for Costa Rica’s electric vehicle revolution
    by Anthony Tipping on 2018-08-27 at 23:16Costa Rica has introduced tax incentives for the electrical vehicle industry, which is likely to experience exponential growth in the next two decades. Risks to investors nonetheless remain. The post The outlook for Costa Rica’s electric vehicle revolution appeared first on Global Risk […]

  • FYROM referendum: The risks of a ‘no’ vote
    by Iris Chatzidaki-Pefani on 2018-08-27 at 13:26The FYROM referendum will take place on the 30th September 2018. If the electorate votes ‘no’, the question becomes – will the government will comply? The post FYROM referendum: The risks of a ‘no’ vote appeared first on Global Risk Insights. […]

  • How market-friendly are Brazil’s presidential candidates? Part II
    by Lorena Valente on 2018-08-26 at 16:38The 2018 presidential election is set to be the “election of hope” for the people of the country, but so far the race is wide open. GRI’s Lorena Valente revisits the candidates and how their views on the economy have evolved in recent months – or not. The post How market-friendly are […]

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  • Steering the Course: Course of Construction (COC) Insurance Options
    by Baxter Hall on 2018-08-28 at 23:52All it takes is a spark.  From a sander. Or errant cigarette.  And POW!  Igniting common, flammable construction materials like wood, solvents, packaging, and gasoline and turning a work in progress to a pile of ash.  It’s a powerful blow… The post <span […]

  • Brokers: how you can change to better serve your clients
    by David Gambrill on 2018-08-28 at 23:27Brokers will move beyond their sales role in the future and become true advisors on risk, predicts an executive at one of Canada’s largest brokerage networks. Lorie Phair, managing director of the Canadian Broker Network, commented on the future role… The post Brokers: how you can […]

  • Are consumers warming to telematics?
    by Jason Contant on 2018-08-28 at 22:37A new survey for belairdirect has found more than half (53%) of polled Canadians would use an app that tracks their driving habits if it meant having a more personalized auto insurance rating. The finding contrasts recent industry comments and… The post Are consumers warming to telematics? […]

  • Regulator reveals reason for electronic pink slips delay
    by Jason Contant on 2018-08-28 at 20:35Police concerns about drivers’ mobile phone privacy rights are a major stumbling block in the introduction of electronic proof of insurance in various parts of the country, provincial financial and insurance regulators have told Canadian Underwriter. Canadian Underwriter […]

  • The exclusion that no longer applies to this home insurance coverage
    by Greg Meckbach on 2018-08-28 at 20:21Fifteen years after Nova Scotia was hit by Hurricane Juan, a Canadian home insurer is offering storm surge coverage in all four Atlantic Canada provinces. Storm surge is a rise in sea level resulting from atmospheric pressure changes and wind… The post The exclusion that no longer applies to […]

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  • Financial Aspects of Moving Abroad
    by helen537 on 2018-08-28 at 11:37Moving your life abroad is more about paperwork than moving your possessions. There are hidden expenses, unexpected costs and overages or simply too expensive procedures. When you put it all together, it’s a significant amount. However, it’s better to actually put it all together and […]


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