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Insurance claims could soar if oilsands facilities are hit by raging infernos

Financial Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
CALGARY - Canadian insurance companies will be expected to shell out hundreds of millions for the houses burned in the fire in Fort McMurray on Tuesday and Wednesday, but re-insurance companies around the world could also feel the pain if oilsands ...
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What is cyber insurance and why you need it

CIO - ‎11 hours ago‎
A cyber insurance policy, also referred to as cyber risk insurance or cyber liability insurance coverage (CLIC), is designed to help an organization mitigate risk exposure by offsetting costs involved with recovery after a cyber-related security breach ...

Former insurance agent charged in decade-long alleged

Kern Golden Empire - ‎2 hours ago‎
A former Bakersfield insurance agent has been formally charged with felony insurance fraud. Valerie Ann Verdugo, 38, is accused of obtaining insurance coverage without paying the carrier on those policies for more than 10 years. "Verdugo allegedly used ...
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Canadians more satisfied with car insurance, but pricing still a problem

The Globe and Mail - ‎7 hours ago‎
The J.D. Power 2016 Canadian Auto Insurance Satisfaction Study - this is the ninth edition - measures customer satisfaction with Canadian auto insurers, factoring in non-claim interaction, price, policy offerings, billing/payment, and claims.

Don't leave it to last minute: Book your holiday and insurance now

Express.co.uk - ‎12 hours ago‎
If you have not booked your holiday, do not leave it any longer as all the best deals could soon be snapped up. Even if you have your booking sorted there is plenty more you need to do, such as taking out travel insurance or ordering your hire car ...

Feds look at faster system to give social insurance numbers to immigrants

CTV News - ‎5 hours ago‎
OTTAWA -- An internal government audit has found that the federal government could save $7 million a year by giving new Canadians a social insurance number when they apply for permanent residence documents. The idea auditors pushed would take two ...
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AXA to Sell Its UK Life and Insurance Business

Wall Street Journal - ‎14 hours ago‎
PARIS—French insurer AXA SA AXAHY -1.68 % is in talks to sell its entire U.K. life and savings business for about 650 million pounds ($952 million), as the French insurer continues its withdrawal from parts of Europe plagued by sluggish growth.
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Non-Smokers Are Footing the Bill For Smokers' Health Insurance

Fortune - ‎41 minutes ago‎
CDC data suggest more than half of smokers are lying on forms. When smokers don't tell insurers about their bad habit, non-smokers pay.

Genetic discrimination bill would protect patients from insurance companies: Oliphant

The Globe and Mail - ‎10 hours ago‎
Oliphant, who supports the legislation originally proposed by Sen. James Cowan, said the legal landscape needs to be reformed to ensure third-parties, such as a insurance companies, cannot access the results of genetic testing. If passed, the ...

HSB Offers Identity Theft Insurance Through Employers

Business Wire (press release) - ‎8 hours ago‎
HARTFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB), part of Munich Re, is extending the availability of its identity theft insurance and services to the employees of small to mid-sized businesses as a ...

Cyber-Insurance Market at $2.5B and Growing

eWeek - ‎3 hours ago‎
LAS VEGAS—As security threats and breaches continue to mount, there is a growing need and demand for insurance services to help mitigate risk, which is why the cyber-insurance business is now growing. In a session at the Interop conference here, David ...

How One Infraction Can Wreck Your Auto Insurance

TheStreet.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
Though the Insurance Information Institute (III) likes to point out that the annual cost of auto insurance has been nearly flat in recent years -- rising from $798 in 2011 to $815 in 2012, according to a December 2014 report from the National ...

'My pet insurance premiums have already risen 233pc - with more to come. This is what I'll do...'

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Our rescue dog, Scout, is six, we think, and very well-loved. Was I wrong to cancel his insurance? The renewal notice last summer took his premiums up from £23 to £30 a month.

Looking for an alternative to long-term-care insurance?

MarketWatch - ‎4 hours ago‎
Unfortunately, Medicare and most Medigap health-insurance policies don't cover nursing-home care. So the default is Medicaid for those who reach poverty levels.

John McManus: the great motor insurance price hike mystery

Irish Times - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Quinn Insurance headed by Seán Quinn entered the Irish market in the 1990s and started to aggressively drive down prices. The other players in the market all expressed their bafflement at how Quinn could write insurance profitably at such prices, but ...

Insurance cost of DWIs in Louisiana among lowest in US

NOLA.com - ‎6 hours ago‎
If you're convicted of driving under the influence in Louisiana, the increase in your automobile insurance will be far less than in nearly every other state, according to new research.

Aviva Canada develops insurance product for Quebec ridesharing programs – if province allows them

Canadian Underwriter - ‎8 hours ago‎
Aviva Canada announced on Wednesday that it has developed an “affordable and convenient insurance product that would bridge the insurance gap in Quebec,” if the provincial government decides to allow ridesharing programs. Aviva Canada, a provider of ...
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Lessons From California's Public Reporting On Pathways To Health Insurance Coverage

Health Affairs (blog) - ‎7 hours ago‎
In connection with these health insurance expansions, California launched an ambitious effort to collect and report key data on the pathways to publicly subsidized health care coverage.
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Taxi industry urges council to demand Uber drivers prove insurance

Toronto Sun - ‎May 2, 2016‎
“Toronto council is going to vote once again on Uber, thinking there is insurance when they have absolutely no way of knowing whether or not any of those UberX drivers have purchased any policy that might cover them,” she said.
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FEMA and city reach flood insurance deal

Indianapolis Star - ‎7 hours ago‎
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has lifted a suspension of flood insurance policies to give the city time to revise its flood ordinance.
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