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How technology will transform life insurance HOW TECHNOLOGY WILL TRANSFORM LIFE INSURANCE

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Apr 20, 2020

Do you know what the UK insurance industry is going through? A disruption that calls for complete metamorphosis. Not so different from what the whole world is going through at the moment. Crafting one-size-fits-all products and expecting them to sell like hotcakes is a huge misconception. Customers ...

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Covid-19 will make cyber and digital insurance policies more relevant than ever COVID-19 WILL MAKE CYBER AND DIGITAL INSURANCE POLICIES MORE RELEVANT THAN EVER

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Apr 17, 2020

Kennedy's Elizabeth Bardsley discusses the risks brokers need to be aware of as more and more professionals work from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As the insurance industry continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, many have begun to give thought to what lasting changes w...

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Coronavirus and insurance: threat or opportunity? CORONAVIRUS AND INSURANCE: THREAT OR OPPORTUNITY?

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Apr 17, 2020

The world is facing an unprecedented situation like never before. In the span of a couple of weeks, a visually undetectable virus has wreaked havoc and driven everyone home. COVID-19 had led offices to close, the economy to slow down, and has isolated us in our homes. Zooming in on the insurance ind...

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10 Reasons COVID-19 Insurance Plan is a Must-have 10 REASONS COVID-19 INSURANCE PLAN IS A MUST-HAVE

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Apr 16, 2020

Since we have launched the COVID-19 Insurance Plan on ETMONEY, our users have been insuring themselves against COVID-19 in huge numbers. And there is a good reason for that. While we are all taking precautions it is a smart idea to be prepared for any eventuality.But if you are someone who is still ...

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How insurance companies are responding to COVID-19 HOW INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE RESPONDING TO COVID-19

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Apr 13, 2020

Amid COVID-19, banks began offering mortgage deferrals and slashing credit card interest rates in half for cardholders who need relief. Home and auto insurance companies COVID-19 plans are now being released. How will this impact your insurance right now? How can you save on insurance during COVID-1...

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Insurance Chatbots: Optimizing Customer Experiences INSURANCE CHATBOTS: OPTIMIZING CUSTOMER EXPERIENCES

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Apr 13, 2020

Artificial intelligence (AI) has changed the insurance industry – and customer service is no exception. One of the most common forms of AI are the use of chatbots, which Forbes defines as “software functionality that is designed to receive conversational input through text of voice and t...

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5 Things Contractors Can Do About Insurance During Covid-19 5 THINGS CONTRACTORS CAN DO ABOUT INSURANCE DURING COVID-19

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Apr 10, 2020

With the major impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, contractors appreciate the need for insurance coverage even more. You may be safely covered by Force Majeure and pandemic clauses in your policies. However, you may still be wondering how to deal with the associated costs related to the COVID-19 outbre...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Insurance Companies THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON INSURANCE COMPANIES

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Apr 09, 2020

The speed at which COVID-19 is impacting the economy is unprecedented. Like many businesses, insurance companies are facing unique challenges in this rapidly evolving situation. How insurers approach and respond to these challenges will influence their resiliency and ultimately how they will fare. I...

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BANKS CAN TEACH INSURERS HOW TO TURN DATA INTO PROFITS BANKS CAN TEACH INSURERS HOW TO TURN DATA INTO PROFITS

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Apr 09, 2020

Open banking rules, particularly PSD2 regulations in Europe, have forced banks to share their customer information. Some progressive lenders have turned this threat to their businesses into a big opportunity. They’re using data-sharing ecosystems to reach more customers and launch new products...

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Does Your Business Interruption Insurance Cover COVID-19-Related Losses? Are You Sure? DOES YOUR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE COVER COVID-19-RELATED LOSSES? ARE YOU SURE?

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Apr 08, 2020

The COVID-19 coronavirus emergency has everyone scared, and many are imagining the worst. For business owners and managers, there is a fear that what you, your employees, and your customers or clients have built will be lost – through no fault of your own. And we don’t know how long the ...

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Do Entrepreneurs Need Business Insurance? DO ENTREPRENEURS NEED BUSINESS INSURANCE?

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Apr 07, 2020

Being an entrepreneur is no piece of cake. You are going out on your own, venturing into a new industry and the future is unknown. Many factors will contribute to whether your new business will be a success or not. One of those factors is whether you purchase comprehensive business insurance from th...

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How Are Chatbots and Artificial Intelligence Are Adding Value To The Insurance Sector HOW ARE CHATBOTS AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ARE ADDING VALUE TO THE INSURANCE SECTOR

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Apr 07, 2020

Chatbots are capable of providing one-on-one consultancy to website visitors, customers, as well as internal employees. In the insurance industry, this is vital, as it is a large, complex industry that customers and employees alike may have questions about. Where do chatbots fit in within the insura...

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Business insurance coverage in the COVID-19 era BUSINESS INSURANCE COVERAGE IN THE COVID-19 ERA

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Apr 07, 2020

Businesses globally are reeling from the multiple impacts of COVID-19: lost revenue, expanded workers’ compensation claims, and potential third-party liability, to name a few. As the losses grow and uncertainty continues, businesses are turning to their insurers for coverage. Whether and to wh...

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How artificial Intelligence is changing insurance HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS CHANGING INSURANCE

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Apr 04, 2020

Here, we present the global megatrends that risk disrupting the insurance industry, and look at some of the insurtechs using AI to succeed Insurance is an industry that thrives on predictability. The more certain the outcome, the more insurance firms can be sure to offer fair rates and generate valu...

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Does Business Interruption Insurance Cover COVID-19 Closures? DOES BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE COVER COVID-19 CLOSURES?

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Apr 02, 2020

Our clients are asking us: Do commercial property and, specifically, business interruption insurance policies provide coverage for COVID-19-related losses? As discussed below, it is critical that you promptly review your company’s policies, exclusions and relevant endorsements to evaluate whet...

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AI is Real—and It’s Helping Corporate Legal and Insurance Claims Professionals AI IS REAL—AND IT’S HELPING CORPORATE LEGAL AND INSURANCE CLAIMS PROFESSIONALS

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Apr 01, 2020

There’s been a lot of talk about artificial intelligence amongst those involved in the insurance technology (insurtech) and legal industries, and for very good reason. AI is a transformative technology that has the power to revolutionize how legal and claims litigation work is performed. Indee...

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Will COVID-19 Disrupt the InsurTech Movement? WILL COVID-19 DISRUPT THE INSURTECH MOVEMENT?

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Apr 01, 2020

If there is one thing that we have all learned with the spread of COVID-19, it is that there is virtually no industry that is immune to its impact. The global pandemic is disrupting the daily lives of individuals, the operations of businesses, the activities of governments, and even the approach of ...

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Digital transformation in the Insurance industry: are you there? DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY: ARE YOU THERE?

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Apr 01, 2020

The insurance industry is powered by vast and growing volumes of data and stands to benefit from eliminating the manual processes and workflows that other industries have already replaced. While the largest insurers can easily afford the new technologies and digital transformations necessary to stay...

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Does Business Insurance Cover Coronavirus Losses? DOES BUSINESS INSURANCE COVER CORONAVIRUS LOSSES?

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Mar 31, 2020

People running businesses are scrambling to figure out how to deal with their financial losses and expenses from coronavirus COVID-19 business interruptions. Including me. I like sharing explainer Q&As with people who know more about subjects than I do and am using this blog post to share with o...

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How Is COVID-19 Impacting the Insurance Industry? HOW IS COVID-19 IMPACTING THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY?

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Mar 30, 2020

As the COVID-19 situation unfolds, governments around the world have a responsibility to look after their people, and most are doing exactly that with the resources they have at hand. Apart from government bodies and healthcare establishments, in unforeseen circumstances such as this involving loss ...

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Working From Home: What You Need to Know About Insurance Coverage WORKING FROM HOME: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT INSURANCE COVERAGE

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Mar 30, 2020

During these unprecedented times, the everyday norm is shifting for most Americans. Commutes have become a simple walk down to the coffee maker instead of the usual 15-30 minute drive from home. With much of the workforce working remotely, likely from a home office, it is important that you are prot...

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Will COVID-19 Disrupt Insurtech? WILL COVID-19 DISRUPT INSURTECH?

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Mar 29, 2020

If there is one thing that we have all learned with the spread of COVID-19, it is that there is virtually no industry that is immune to its impact. The global pandemic is disrupting the daily lives of individuals, the operations of businesses, the activities of governments and even the approach of c...

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Top 3 Challenges to Data Science and Machine Learning Adoption in Insurance TOP 3 CHALLENGES TO DATA SCIENCE AND MACHINE LEARNING ADOPTION IN INSURANCE

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Mar 27, 2020

Hiring people with skills in machine learning is extremely difficult across industries due to a shortage of talent and skyrocketing demand. But the insurance industry is better positioned than most to overcome this challenge via upskilling. With tens (possibly hundreds) of statistics-minded actuarie...

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How insurers can use big data to manage the COVID-19 pandemic HOW INSURERS CAN USE BIG DATA TO MANAGE THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Mar 27, 2020

Insurers are stuck between a rock and a hard place. The recent COVID-19 pandemic has forced much of the world to grind to a halt. As companies struggle to manage the impacts on their supply chains and bottom line, greater pressure is placed on insurers to support their clients while also mitigating ...

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What Will My General Liability Insurance Cover? WHAT WILL MY GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVER?

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Mar 26, 2020

General liability insurance is one of the most important types of insurance you can buy to protect your business. It is a broad type of coverage that provides protection against general risks. General liability coverage protects you from third-party claims made against your business, such as bodily ...

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Spring Cleaning Your Business Insurance SPRING CLEANING YOUR BUSINESS INSURANCE

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Mar 25, 2020

Spring cleaning can be more than clearing out some clutter in your home. There are numerous ways you can sort through and organize different aspects of your life. A commonly overlooked area of spring cleaning is your business insurance policies. It’s important to reevaluate your insurance cove...

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Impact of Coronavirus on Life and Health Insurance Policies IMPACT OF CORONAVIRUS ON LIFE AND HEALTH INSURANCE POLICIES

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Mar 25, 2020

Coronavirus has caused 9 deaths in India so far, with confirmed cases to touch the 600 mark soon. As numbers increase rapidly, how can health and life insurance policies come to your aid if you or your family member is tested covid-19 positive? Earlier this month, the Insurance Regulatory and Develo...

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Why Your General Contractor Business Needs Workers Compensation Insurance WHY YOUR GENERAL CONTRACTOR BUSINESS NEEDS WORKERS COMPENSATION INSURANCE

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Mar 22, 2020

Having Workers Compensation Insurance for general contractors is an important part of your business. Given the nature of their work, employees are at risk of getting injured, disabled or even worse. Your business uses a lot of resources to provide your employees with a safe working environment. Howe...

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What You Need to Know About Coronavirus and Medicare Coverage WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CORONAVIRUS AND MEDICARE COVERAGE

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Mar 20, 2020

Medicare Rights now has a flier with information about Medicare coverage and coronavirus.Congress passed legislation (H.R. 6201) that would waive all beneficiary cost sharing for coronavirus testing and the associated doctor’s office visit. The President is expected to sign the bill soon. Earl...

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COVID-19: How Insurance Can Help Mitigate Business Losses through the Crisis COVID-19: HOW INSURANCE CAN HELP MITIGATE BUSINESS LOSSES THROUGH THE CRISIS

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Mar 19, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak is now a pandemic, affecting governments, businesses and individuals all over the world. As borders are closed, and day to day life is put on hold, it presents an unprecedented threat to the global economy and to the future viability of many businesses. Nevertheless, there are ...

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Can You Get Business Insurance without a Business License? CAN YOU GET BUSINESS INSURANCE WITHOUT A BUSINESS LICENSE?

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Mar 16, 2020

Opening a business brings many questions, and the very fact that you’re interested in learning more about insurance for your company demonstrates your responsibility as an entrepreneur. In most cases, you don’t need to have your business license yet to purchase insurance for your company...

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How AI is transforming the Insurance Sector HOW AI IS TRANSFORMING THE INSURANCE SECTOR

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Mar 16, 2020

The use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) is revolutionizing the working system of different industrial sectors and insurance is just one of them. Besides the insurtech companies that are vouching for AI tools, the traditional insurance companies too are now showing eagerness to shift their business p...

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How Prepared are Insurtechs Against the Threat of Coronavirus? HOW PREPARED ARE INSURTECHS AGAINST THE THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS?

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Mar 13, 2020

The losses and costs resulting from the outbreak of coronavirus are estimated to be in the enormous sum of four trillion US dollars – but we don’t see this as reason to panic. Thanks to a mobile-first approach, technical infrastructure and direct sales, insurtechs are protected against t...

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How AI is bringing the insurance industry into the future HOW AI IS BRINGING THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY INTO THE FUTURE

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Mar 12, 2020

Technology is advancing every day, and it’s disrupting industries from retail to manufacturing to insurance. It has become increasingly apparent that AI, blockchain and machine learning have the power to transform the future of business and the way people work and live. These new technologies ...

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Top Features of an Effective Claims Management System TOP FEATURES OF AN EFFECTIVE CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Mar 12, 2020

Claims are a critical part of the insurance business. Even if your insurance company is not as big as Axa or Allianz, you need to have an efficient claims management system. Clients’ mindset and expectations are different from what they were 10 years ago. A recent survey called Insurance 2020:...

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Three insurtech trends to watch in 2020 THREE INSURTECH TRENDS TO WATCH IN 2020

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Mar 11, 2020

As the technological transformation of the global business landscape continues, more and more industries are feeling the pressure to embrace the potential of digital solutions, or be consigned to the scrapheap. In the unending quest for legacy industries to stay agile and avoid disruption, leading e...

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How chatbots are driving insurtech HOW CHATBOTS ARE DRIVING INSURTECH

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Mar 10, 2020

The first chatbot, called ELIZA, was built in 1966 by MIT professor Joseph Weizenbaum. It used a pattern matching system to simulate a human conversation and gave a series of scripted responses designed to have it play the role of a therapist. Today, chatbot technology is a vital part of the way tha...

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How AI will improve CX in insurance HOW AI WILL IMPROVE CX IN INSURANCE

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Mar 10, 2020

How many times have you called customer service expecting a quick answer, but were instead passed around to a number of different people who didn’t have your full story, forcing you to repeat yourself unnecessarily? And how many times did this lead to a much longer-than-expected resolution? We...

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6 reasons to take out landlord insurance 6 REASONS TO TAKE OUT LANDLORD INSURANCE

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Mar 09, 2020

Making the leap from homeowner to property investor comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. While many landlords try to minimize their outlay and maximize their return – and understandably so – insurance is the one essential expense you simply can’t afford to scrim...

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Is Your Small Business Protected by Cyber Insurance? IS YOUR SMALL BUSINESS PROTECTED BY CYBER INSURANCE?

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Mar 06, 2020

The expenses resulting from a data breach can be staggering. A cyber insurance policy can help you recover without putting your business at financial risk. Cyber insurance can help small businesses recover from a data breach – but finding the right policy for your business can be challenging. ...

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Data & Analytics: An Insurance Perspective DATA & ANALYTICS: AN INSURANCE PERSPECTIVE

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Mar 05, 2020

Technology has changed the way we live our lives and, as a consequence, the way we do business. Within the span of barely a decade, the smartphone has become almost part of us and the use of mobile apps and digital interactions have contributed to many industries transforming their operations.

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How Insurance Industry Can Better Leverage the Potentials of Big Data? HOW INSURANCE INDUSTRY CAN BETTER LEVERAGE THE POTENTIALS OF BIG DATA?

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Mar 05, 2020

The insurance sector has largely been driven by data to drive the dynamics of the industry for several years. However, advances in technology now have led to a broad range of solutions to assess large volumes of information for useful patterns. So, in order to succeed and remain competitive in the e...

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What’s Driving Innovation and Transformation in Insurance? WHAT’S DRIVING INNOVATION AND TRANSFORMATION IN INSURANCE?

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Mar 05, 2020

According to Gartner analyst Kimberly Harris-Ferrante, in the report Innovation Insight for Artificial Intelligence in Life and P&C Insurance*, “Adoption and maturity of AI are increasing among insurance early adopters as they test new use cases and technologies. Insurance CIOs can benefit...

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INSURING FARM VEHICLES: DO I NEED COMMERCIAL AUTO INSURANCE OR AGRIBUSINESS INSURANCE? INSURING FARM VEHICLES: DO I NEED COMMERCIAL AUTO INSURANCE OR AGRIBUSINESS INSURANCE?

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Mar 05, 2020

If you are in the field of agriculture, agribusiness insurance can help protect your entire business, including your farm equipment. If you have vehicles used on your farm or in your business, you will likely want to include commercial vehicle insurance in your agribusiness insurance package. Our kn...

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Claims - the final frontier for insurtechs CLAIMS - THE FINAL FRONTIER FOR INSURTECHS

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Mar 04, 2020

What is the insurtech difference when it comes to claims? Jonathan Swift mulls on how the Next Generation is starting to figure this out “The claims experience is really critical to our brand and making sure that customers are saying Digital Risks is who I am insured with. Whilst others strugg...

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6 mistakes small business owners make when filing insurance claims 6 MISTAKES SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS MAKE WHEN FILING INSURANCE CLAIMS

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Mar 04, 2020

Failing to contact your business insurance provider immediately after an accident, not documenting property damage, and admitting fault for an incident can affect your claim amount or whether you’ll be covered at all. Risk comes in many forms for small businesses. Natural disasters, client inj...

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How is automation changing the way insurance companies work? HOW IS AUTOMATION CHANGING THE WAY INSURANCE COMPANIES WORK?

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Mar 03, 2020

Job automation has shaped cultures and economies since before the agricultural revolution, throughout industrial revolutions and into the current digital age. The insurance industry is not immune, with automation and innovation continuing to drive the scope for significant change. Traditional automa...

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Do I Need Professional Liability or E&O Insurance in Massachusetts? DO I NEED PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY OR E&O INSURANCE IN MASSACHUSETTS?

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Mar 03, 2020

In a nutshell, Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance is a professional liability insurance policy created to protect professionals, employers, and employees from claims of inadequate work or negligence. Here in Massachusetts, it’s a useful policy for professionals who work with contracts, f...

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What is Fiduciary Liability in Business? WHAT IS FIDUCIARY LIABILITY IN BUSINESS?

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Mar 02, 2020

Fiduciary liability coverage, also known as management liability insurance, was formed to protect businesses against costly claims that are born out of a breach in fiduciary duty. This policy, in essence, protects employers against liabilities for managing employee benefits. For businesses carrying ...

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Online Business Insurance & Why It Matters for Entrepreneurs ONLINE BUSINESS INSURANCE & WHY IT MATTERS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

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Mar 02, 2020

If you’re a new online entrepreneur, I’m sure you’ve realized how much there is to read up on and prepare for when it comes to being ready to successfully run a business on your own. One of those big things that so many people overlook are the different types of insurance you need ...

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Why Do You Need Business Insurance Now? WHY DO YOU NEED BUSINESS INSURANCE NOW?

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Feb 27, 2020

Every business has different dynamics. Thus, it becomes imperative that business owners have sufficient measures to safeguard against any unforeseen risk in the future. Regardless of your business size, there are always certain risks involved. Business insurance proves to be an extremely crucial too...

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What does the landlord insurance cover? WHAT DOES THE LANDLORD INSURANCE COVER?

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Feb 27, 2020

Owning real estate is a great way to build long-term wealth. For those that are in the Selden, NY area and would like to build personal equity, getting an investment property could be a great option. If you do own a rental real estate asset, you need to consider your unique insurance needs. To ensur...

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8 Types of Business Insurance Your Company Should Consider Having 8 TYPES OF BUSINESS INSURANCE YOUR COMPANY SHOULD CONSIDER HAVING

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Feb 26, 2020

Financial losses from a product defect, data breach, serious illness or work-related automobile accident can force business owners to close their doors if they're not prepared. The cost of an unexpected event can be substantial. Hiscox quotes a 2014 study of small business owners, saying the ave...

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Best Business Insurance for 2020 BEST BUSINESS INSURANCE FOR 2020

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Feb 26, 2020

Hopefully, you’ll never have to use your business insurance. But just like car insurance or health insurance, protecting your business from unexpected situations is crucial. However, 44% of small business owners don’t have insurance. This statistic is shocking. If you’re uninsured ...

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Why Germany Is Becoming a Global Hotspot for InsurTech Firms WHY GERMANY IS BECOMING A GLOBAL HOTSPOT FOR INSURTECH FIRMS

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Feb 25, 2020

For the uninitiated, insurance technology, or InsurTech, is the system of tools and technological innovations that are used to drive improved efficiency compared to older insurance industry models. In 2019, Germany had already begun to position itself as the de-facto hub for InsurTech firms, largely...

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3 ways AI is transforming the insurance industry 3 WAYS AI IS TRANSFORMING THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Feb 24, 2020

As AI, big data, and the internet of things (IoT) find their way into every aspect of our lives, many industries are undergoing a transformation. “Insurance executives believe that artificial intelligence (AI) will significantly transform their industry in the next three years, with insurers i...

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What is the Expense Ratio for an Insurance Company? WHAT IS THE EXPENSE RATIO FOR AN INSURANCE COMPANY?

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Feb 24, 2020

Providing financial security to its consumers is the ultimate aim of an insurance company. However, sustaining its own capability to finance its customers becomes its priority. To measure the financial sustainability, insurance companies use various different methods and techniques. Among them, the ...

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6 insurtech predictions for the 2020s 6 INSURTECH PREDICTIONS FOR THE 2020S

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Feb 21, 2020

The insurtech movement has been underway for the better part of a decade. Now that we have entered the 2020s, it might be worth exploring what could be on the horizon for insurtech over the next ten years. Insurtech has evolved from its origins in the early part of the last decade (as an offshoot of...

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Does Your Firm Need Business Auto Coverage? DOES YOUR FIRM NEED BUSINESS AUTO COVERAGE?

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Feb 21, 2020

Does your law firm have a business auto insurance policy? It should, if there are vehicles registered under your law firm’s name. The policy could also cover your firm when you or your employees use a personal or rented vehicle for firm errands, deliveries and other business purposes. In fact,...

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INSURTECH AND RISK MANAGEMENT: RESHAPING RISK SCORING AND UNDERWRITING INSURTECH AND RISK MANAGEMENT: RESHAPING RISK SCORING AND UNDERWRITING

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Feb 21, 2020

The vibrant combination of insurance services and technical innovation takes a swing at the insurance sector. Let’s look at the current state of the market and how it pushes insurers toward rethinking risk scoring and underwriting procedures. In a global sense, the insurance industry is safe a...

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The Impact of InsurTech on the Property/Casualty Sector THE IMPACT OF INSURTECH ON THE PROPERTY/CASUALTY SECTOR

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Feb 20, 2020

The latest figures from a Willis Towers Watson report shows that investment in insurance technology, or InsurTech, reached an all-time high in 2019 at $6.37 billion, with funding in the Property/Casualty sector representing the lion’s share over its Life/Health counterpart. InsurTech is design...

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2020: Winning in the Digital Revolution of Insurance 2020: WINNING IN THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION OF INSURANCE

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Feb 19, 2020

Technology, consumer demand, new competition, and changing market dynamics are revolutionizing the insurance industry. The increased pace of innovation and change has challenged traditional insurance practices and created a new age of insurance defined by greater connectivity and automation. Technol...

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How Big Data is Impacting Client Expertise in Insurance Industry? HOW BIG DATA IS IMPACTING CLIENT EXPERTISE IN INSURANCE INDUSTRY?

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Feb 19, 2020

Big data has helped the financial services industry, including with the insurance industry, evolve like never before. Maximum count of traditional insurers and insurance corporations are preferring big data analytics to boost client expertise. Moreover, insurers are utilizing massive big data to its...

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Can AI Solve Health Insurance Fraud? CAN AI SOLVE HEALTH INSURANCE FRAUD?

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Feb 18, 2020

Insurance fraud scams seem to make the news at least every month, as organized criminals seek to exploit the way insurers reimburse clinics, pharmacies and other providers for their services. What’s often shocking is how much money fraudsters can steal from insurers before they’re caught...

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AI and Virtual Assistant for Insurance Sector: 10 Ways to Maximise Performance AI AND VIRTUAL ASSISTANT FOR INSURANCE SECTOR: 10 WAYS TO MAXIMISE PERFORMANCE

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Feb 17, 2020

Evolution in business concepts and implementation of the latest technology trends are driving the thriving growth of businesses. Among all, artificial intelligence is best known to transform a business by automating the processes and making the tasks seamless. And the inventions like virtual assista...

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Automation for the Future of Insurance: Enabling the Ecosystem AUTOMATION FOR THE FUTURE OF INSURANCE: ENABLING THE ECOSYSTEM

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Feb 17, 2020

During InsurTech Connect 2019, the world’s largest gathering for the insurance industry, I had the opportunity to meet and talk about the future of insurance with executives, thought leaders, analysts, consultants, and tech providers. In an interesting discussion with Seth Rachlin, chief innov...

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IoT Combined With AI? A Revolution IOT COMBINED WITH AI? A REVOLUTION

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Feb 17, 2020

Data is the foundation of insurance, and two emerging technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT, and artificial intelligence (AI), are making that foundation more useful than ever. IoT allows internet-connected devices to send and receive real-time data. Insurers are increasingly using IoT data to s...

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Will Digital Overload Turn Consumers Away From Insurtech Products? WILL DIGITAL OVERLOAD TURN CONSUMERS AWAY FROM INSURTECH PRODUCTS?

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Feb 14, 2020

Despite consumers never having had so much choice of technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) products and services, many UK households are becoming overwhelmed by the prospect of switching provider, which is leading to apathy among consumers. This kind of weariness with online tech could well...

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How InsurTech-Insurance Partnership Delivers New Product Innovations HOW INSURTECH-INSURANCE PARTNERSHIP DELIVERS NEW PRODUCT INNOVATIONS

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Feb 14, 2020

In 2019, InsurTech funding reached $6 billion, acknowledging the pace that technology can bring to overcome the age-old Insurance problems, the State of AI in Insurance 2020 says. While Incumbents are known for their core competencies in end-to-end insurance processes (from underwriting to claims se...

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RPA in Insurance: 6 Tips for Success RPA IN INSURANCE: 6 TIPS FOR SUCCESS

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Feb 12, 2020

It’s not hard to understand the appeal of Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, in insurance: by automating mundane, repetitive tasks like data entry, it can reduce costs and cut cycle times while freeing employees to focus on providing better service to customers. Over the past few years, I&rsq...

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The role of AI in enhancing claims experience for Insurance customers THE ROLE OF AI IN ENHANCING CLAIMS EXPERIENCE FOR INSURANCE CUSTOMERS

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Feb 12, 2020

Insurance customers are most vulnerable when they file a claim. Be it life or general insurance, claims are filed in distress. This is also a critical moment for Insurers. The claims experience they deliver determines customer loyalty, which also influences referral customers in the long run. In the...

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What Does The Future Of Insurance Sales Look Like? WHAT DOES THE FUTURE OF INSURANCE SALES LOOK LIKE?

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Feb 11, 2020

What will the insurance industry look like in 2 years, 5 years, or even 10 years? In this clip of the 8% Nation Podcast, Brandon Clay explains where he thinks the insurance industry is headed and how NOT TO BE a "dinosaur" in this industry. He also talks about the importance of networking ...

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5 Deep Learning Use Cases for the Insurance Industry 5 DEEP LEARNING USE CASES FOR THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Feb 11, 2020

In 2010, with the launch of the Image Net Competition, a vast dataset of about 14 million labeled images was made open-source to inspire the development of cutting-edge image classifiers. This was when Deep Learning technology got it’s a real breakthrough and since then there’s been no l...

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DOES YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY ACTUALLY NEED BLOCKCHAIN RIGHT NOW? DOES YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY ACTUALLY NEED BLOCKCHAIN RIGHT NOW?

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Feb 10, 2020

Blockchain has great potential to create value for insurance organizations. But these are the three questions to ask before you make the investment. In my last post, I spoke about why teamwork is the key to unlocking blockchain’s true value. Today I want to talk about the key things to conside...

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3 Trends Shaping the InsurTech Market in 2020 3 TRENDS SHAPING THE INSURTECH MARKET IN 2020

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Feb 08, 2020

The global InsurTech market is projected to grow by $15.63 billion, during the forecast period 2019-2023, according to Technavio. Market experts predict that the use of Big Data and artificial intelligence will propel growth at a CAGR of about 41%. With digital technologies such as embedded analytic...

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Data and digitization: how insurers can deliver a great customer experience DATA AND DIGITIZATION: HOW INSURERS CAN DELIVER A GREAT CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Feb 07, 2020

Insurtech is revolutionizing the way people access insurance and how insurers reach potential customers. But how does that translate to more sales, increased retention rates and an improved customer experience? Technology that embraces data is the linchpin for success in a world where consumers dema...

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Future of Insurance Is… Not Insurance FUTURE OF INSURANCE IS… NOT INSURANCE

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Feb 07, 2020

The classical insurance business model has been successful for a long time but does not stack up to modern standards. Nowadays, just a policy no longer provides the best solution for managing risks. Why wait until something happens, when the technology and data are available to actually reduce the c...

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The future of insurance and cryptocurrency THE FUTURE OF INSURANCE AND CRYPTOCURRENCY

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Feb 07, 2020

Digital assets – cryptocurrencies in particular – have traditionally been met with scepticism by many in finance. Whilst the tide is slowly turning, many still believe that Bitcoin and its competitors are a less credible asset class than traditional financial products. Building contractu...

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Evolution of Big Data and What Promise Does it Hold for Insurance? EVOLUTION OF BIG DATA AND WHAT PROMISE DOES IT HOLD FOR INSURANCE?

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Feb 06, 2020

The insurance industry in India is at the forefront of economic development, not to mention economic resilience and protection of businesses and people. Over the last decade, gross written premiums have grown at an annual rate of over 7% pushing this sector into the group of large insurance economie...

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How cloud simplifies complex risk and insurance environments HOW CLOUD SIMPLIFIES COMPLEX RISK AND INSURANCE ENVIRONMENTS

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Feb 05, 2020

Managing risks and insurance across a single business is difficult. To do so across numerous entities is orders of magnitude harder. The information has to be drawn from different stakeholders, each with their own capturing and reporting standards. Instead of an orchestra, risk and insurance manager...

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A Smart Way to Share the Risk in Subrogation and Reinsurance Cases A SMART WAY TO SHARE THE RISK IN SUBROGATION AND REINSURANCE CASES

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Feb 05, 2020

For insurers and their outside counsel, litigation finance can offer creative ways to pursue subrogation and reinsurance claims that otherwise may have been left behind. Insurers have rights of subrogation that allow them to try to recoup the costs they have paid out to a policy holder from a respon...

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NEW RESEARCH POINTS TO BIG CHANGES IN INSURANCE INDUSTRY DISRUPTION NEW RESEARCH POINTS TO BIG CHANGES IN INSURANCE INDUSTRY DISRUPTION

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Feb 05, 2020

Now that the new year is underway, I thought it was a good time to share some recent research that has important implications for the insurance industry. Accenture Research recently updated its influential Disreputability Index. This cross-industry research, which surveyed more than 10 000 companies...

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Out of necessity, invention: the future of insurance OUT OF NECESSITY, INVENTION: THE FUTURE OF INSURANCE

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Feb 04, 2020

The current disruption in the insurance market isn’t just down to new technologies and the recent changes in regulation: it’s a product of more fundamental social and economic change. The biggest opportunities now lie with insurers who best understand what customers want and have the dig...

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7 Reasons Why Insurance Rates Go Up 7 REASONS WHY INSURANCE RATES GO UP

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Feb 03, 2020

Contrary to popular belief your insurance rate isn’t ONLY affected by what YOU do during your last policy term. Insurance carriers may need to make rate changes when you renew. These means they change the rate they are charging everyone in a specific area. Sometimes it’s a small adjustme...

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3 Reasons Why General Contractors Need Liability Insurance 3 REASONS WHY GENERAL CONTRACTORS NEED LIABILITY INSURANCE

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Jan 30, 2020

Is your general contractor business prepared to face the financial implications that arise from cost overruns, time overruns or questionable quality of your workmanship? It may be time to double check whether your General Contractors Insurance is adequate for your needs. Here are 3 sources of concer...

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Ecosystems in insurance: The next frontier for enhancing productivity ECOSYSTEMS IN INSURANCE: THE NEXT FRONTIER FOR ENHANCING PRODUCTIVITY

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Jan 30, 2020

Insurers have a productivity challenge. Recent McKinsey research found the insurance industry has struggled for years to achieve productivity gains at scale, particularly compared with other industries. In addition, the spread in operating costs between the highest and lowest performers in both P&am...

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Is Cyber Insurance a Substitute for Cybersecurity? IS CYBER INSURANCE A SUBSTITUTE FOR CYBERSECURITY?

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Jan 30, 2020

According to research analyzing 2019 K-12 cybersecurity, school districts saw a 62% increase in attacks over 2018. Some IT leaders are taking the view that purchasing cyber insurance is a cost-effective and easy way to address the issue. But while investing in cyber insurance is an important part of...

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What is the Best Business Insurance? WHAT IS THE BEST BUSINESS INSURANCE?

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Jan 28, 2020

It depends! Finding the best business insurance for many small businesses can be a challenge. Most small business owners in Kentucky will see that they have multiple options. Generally, competition leads to lower prices for canny consumers. With that said, commercial insurance is not a commodity and...

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How Insurance Companies are Using Artificial Intelligence to Transform an Industry HOW INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO TRANSFORM AN INDUSTRY

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Jan 28, 2020

Insurance companies are trying very hard to shake the stigma that they are behind the times, and with good reason. The popular consensus among consumers is that dealing with an insurance provider is like getting a root canal without anesthesia. Ouch. To be fair, the process is typically complex and ...

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Innovating With AI and Data Science in Insurance – Strategies For Success INNOVATING WITH AI AND DATA SCIENCE IN INSURANCE – STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS

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Jan 28, 2020

In the past, we’ve explored the need for insurance companies to adapt to millennial buying preferences through customized policy offerings and a more personalized customer experience. AI could help to these ends, but how could insurance carriers reach this point of AI transformation? According...

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what it is and how it impacts the insurance industry 2020 WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT IMPACTS THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY 2020

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Jan 27, 2020

Insurtech is the term for technology applied to the insurance industry. Although very widespread, in England its advantages and its application are still surrounded by some mysteries and uncertainties. However, its advantages for the insurance sector are already felt by customers and companies alike...

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10 insurance industry trends to expect in 2020 10 INSURANCE INDUSTRY TRENDS TO EXPECT IN 2020

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Jan 27, 2020

Digital transformation will continue to dominate the narrative in the insurance industry, according to one new 2020 trend report. To better serve its clients in the finance, insurance and technology sectors, research and advisory firm Aite Group recently released its annual report on the top 10 tren...

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CRM In Insurance Sector : Things You Must Know CRM IN INSURANCE SECTOR : THINGS YOU MUST KNOW

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Jan 24, 2020

The insurance sector is the most dynamic one in the Indian business landscape. Any regulations imposed by the Government or changes made in the existing rules directly affect the margins. Though being one of the most unpredictable sectors, it has seen investments from large international players. Be...

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How Does General Liability Insurance Work For Commercial Landlords? HOW DOES GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE WORK FOR COMMERCIAL LANDLORDS?

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Jan 23, 2020

Plenty of commercial landlords never intended to get into the business; it just fell into their lap. They just happened to own a piece of real estate that made for a perfect office building. Or they found that their store was making them more money as a rental property than it was as a frame shop. W...

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3 questions to ask your insurance chatbot technology provider 3 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR INSURANCE CHATBOT TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER

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Jan 22, 2020

When implementing new technology into a tightly regulated industry, it can feel like a leap into the unknown. We all know that we need to step closer to our customers. The insurance industry currently has just two highly emotional points of contact: first, when you make a purchase, and second, when ...

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What Is The ROI Of Digital Transformation In Insurance? WHAT IS THE ROI OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN INSURANCE?

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Jan 22, 2020

I work with digital execs at global insurance firms that are in the throes of digital transformation. One of the top inquiries that I’ve received from our insurance clients is: What is the ROI of digital transformation? The time has come for insurers to take a hard look at their digital invest...

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Insurance Tech 2020 – Will your company go the way of the Dinosaur? INSURANCE TECH 2020 – WILL YOUR COMPANY GO THE WAY OF THE DINOSAUR?

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Jan 22, 2020

The insurance industry is now being held to a higher customer interaction standard based on other industries. The ease of ordering products from an online retailer such as Amazon is setting the standard for ordering products to be simple, efficient, and fast. The ability to chat with an airline to c...

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How can AI in the Insurance Industry help with Fraud Detection & Claims? HOW CAN AI IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY HELP WITH FRAUD DETECTION & CLAIMS?

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Jan 21, 2020

From smart chatbots that offer quick customer service round the clock to the array of machine learning technologies that spruce up the functioning of any workplace through its automation power, the expanding potential of Artificial Intelligence in Insurance is already being used in many ways, as cov...

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3 Life Insurance Predictions for 2020 & Beyond 3 LIFE INSURANCE PREDICTIONS FOR 2020 & BEYOND

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Jan 21, 2020

Life insurers must adapt to evolving consumer expectations, distribution channels, and technologies in order to grow. Effective digital engagement – with customers, agents, and advisors – is key, and enables the real-time communication, convenience, and transparency that are becoming tab...

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Insurance 2020: InsurTech and the future of retail insurance INSURANCE 2020: INSURTECH AND THE FUTURE OF RETAIL INSURANCE

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Jan 21, 2020

A key focus of the Open Banking initiative is the use of technology to put consumers in control of their data, making it easier for them to move, manage, and make more of their money. In the insurance sector it is easy to draw many parallels. Like banks, many traditional insurers have extensive lega...

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AI in insurance: Overhyped or underestimated? AI IN INSURANCE: OVERHYPED OR UNDERESTIMATED?

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Jan 21, 2020

Technologies in the artificial intelligence family have great potential in insurance, according to a recent SMA survey of P&C insurance executives. This should come as no surprise to anyone following the developments in machine learning, natural language processing, computer visioning, chatbots,...

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The rise of chatbots in the insurance world THE RISE OF CHATBOTS IN THE INSURANCE WORLD

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Jan 20, 2020

The insurance world is growing fast in terms of technology. From the rise of AI, blockchain, and now chatbots, innovations are helping make the life of insurers and their clients easier. In this Pacific Prime article, we take a closer look at chatbots and how they affect both the insurer and the pol...

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Data Science Use Cases in Insurance Industry DATA SCIENCE USE CASES IN INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Jan 17, 2020

Insurance companies are now rapidly undergoing a digital transformation. With digitization, a wider range of information is available to the insurers. Data science helps insurance companies to put these data to efficient use to drive more business and refine their product offerings. Data science can...

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Four trends that could rock insurance in 2020 FOUR TRENDS THAT COULD ROCK INSURANCE IN 2020

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Jan 16, 2020

In this day and age, companies have to look beyond their immediate adversaries to strategize for long-term resilience and prosperity. For insurers, in particular, overcoming the “synthesis challenge” of successfully integrating technology, talent, and business models into change-resistan...

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The future of voice for insurance THE FUTURE OF VOICE FOR INSURANCE

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Jan 15, 2020

Do you have an Alexa, Google Home or similar personal assistant at home? Voice sets to unlock a whole new set of opportunities for insurers to reach their customers in new compelling ways. Last month, there were two huge breakthroughs in voice-powered digital assistants. First, Google Duplex: the st...

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Five Insurtech predictions for 2020 FIVE INSURTECH PREDICTIONS FOR 2020

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Jan 15, 2020

For many insurance professionals, the word ‘InsurTech’ is met with a visible smirk or cringe. It’s become a buzzword with negative connotations because, in many instances, InsurTechs haven’t yielded the promised collaboration results. This is illustrated well in Deloitte&rsqu...

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Realistic Expectations for Insurance in 2020 REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS FOR INSURANCE IN 2020

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Jan 15, 2020

Visualize a meter that ranges from No Change (1) to Total Transformation (10). I expect the actual changes to the 2020 Insurance Industry meter to register somewhere between 1 and 2. Thinking about insurance industry trends for the next year was always a fun exercise whether I was at the META Group,...

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Does Your Business Need Employment Practices Liability Coverage? DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES LIABILITY COVERAGE?

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Jan 15, 2020

Since Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed, the issue of employees’ rights continues to be controversial. Employers involved in interstate commerce are prohibited from discriminating against applicants. As more laws are enacted for workplaces, employers face a higher risk of lawsui...

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Artificial intelligence for insurance investment operations ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR INSURANCE INVESTMENT OPERATIONS

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Jan 14, 2020

We recently wrote a piece for Insurance Investor highlighting artificial intelligence and how new innovations can revolutionize middle and back-office operations for insurers. With the increase in M&A activity in the insurance industry, middle- and back-office accounting, operational and reporti...

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Selecting the Best Insurance for Your Business SELECTING THE BEST INSURANCE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Jan 14, 2020

Protecting your business and its assets is crucial for your continued success. Unfortunately, there are plenty of dangers that can cause you financial issues down the line. To meet the demands placed on your business, you need proper insurance. Selecting insurance involves more than simply browsing ...

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4 Health Insurance Changes Employers Will Be Talking About This Year 4 HEALTH INSURANCE CHANGES EMPLOYERS WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THIS YEAR

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Jan 13, 2020

As a small business owner, you don’t have time for anything trivial. And you especially don’t have time to go through the thousands of pages in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to see what your small business health insurance requirements are.

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Vision 2020: InsurTech and The Insurance Industry VISION 2020: INSURTECH AND THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Jan 13, 2020

The last decade saw a huge change in the way insurance industry functions. As we step into 2020 with AI-driven InsurTech initiatives, the next one promises to be even more of an adventure. Innovation and technology are going to be the forefront, but any predictions about future trends may have a ten...

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5 Potential Hazards of Running Your Business without Insurance 5 POTENTIAL HAZARDS OF RUNNING YOUR BUSINESS WITHOUT INSURANCE

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Jan 13, 2020

The many expenses of running a business may tempt some new business owners to ignore the need for business insurance. While you may hope you’ll never need to file a claim with an insurer, not being able to do so in a time of crisis may prove impossible for your business to recover from. If you...

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How Business Insurance Adjusts To Your Needs HOW BUSINESS INSURANCE ADJUSTS TO YOUR NEEDS

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Jan 09, 2020

Thousands of cars are alike. Several homes in the same neighborhood are alike. But no two businesses are alike. Two franchise restaurants will be in different neighborhoods, but they might keep different hours and have different sizes of staff. So, there's no one-size-fits-all solution to busine...

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Can Business Losses Be Covered Under Multiple Parts of Your Policy? CAN BUSINESS LOSSES BE COVERED UNDER MULTIPLE PARTS OF YOUR POLICY?

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Jan 09, 2020

Our client owns a large food market. Last summer, it burned down. The client submitted a claim under his business insurance policy from Farmers. The insurance policy included several different types of coverage, such as Business Property, Business Income, Extra Expense, and more. The insured had ins...

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8 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Business Insurance 8 COMMON MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN BUYING BUSINESS INSURANCE

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Jan 08, 2020

Running a business can seem like a minefield full of potential missteps and mistakes. It’s easy to overspend in some areas and neglect important obligations. If you own or run a business, purchasing the right kind of insurance is a necessity. However, there are many policies available and it c...

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Do commercial crime policies cover cyber crimes? DO COMMERCIAL CRIME POLICIES COVER CYBER CRIMES?

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Jan 08, 2020

In some instances, a commercial crime insurance policy may offer coverage for a loss due to a cyber-attack. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta has ruled that an insurer must indemnify a policyholder that was scammed out of more than $1.7 million in a phishing incident under its commer...

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BizTrends 2020: 5 ways tech is changing insurance BIZTRENDS 2020: 5 WAYS TECH IS CHANGING INSURANCE

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Jan 07, 2020

It's no secret that the insurance sector is conservative by nature and has largely been slow to embrace technology. In the past year, many of the large incumbents have been touting new 'digital' offerings to keep the insurtech challengers like Pineapple, Naked and Simply at bay. These sm...

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3 INSURANCE UNDERWRITING PREDICTIONS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND 3 INSURANCE UNDERWRITING PREDICTIONS FOR 2020 AND BEYOND

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Jan 07, 2020

We see 2020 as a pivotal year for life insurance underwriters. More insurers have modernized their new business and policy administrations systems to enable greater flexibility to create innovative products. These new systems integrate with powerful underwriting rules engines that also automate much...

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The Top 5 Small Business Health Insurance Options in 2020 THE TOP 5 SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS IN 2020

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Jan 06, 2020

The rising costs of health care aren’t just a problem for individuals—they’ve also impacted businesses that make health benefits a priority for their employees. Small businesses have been particularly vulnerable. Over the last 15 years, the cost to cover one employee under group he...

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Crime Insurance for All Risks CRIME INSURANCE FOR ALL RISKS

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Jan 06, 2020

Cybercrime is one of the most threating areas of any business relying on technology, software, and internet connection. While most companies are worried about potential hacks, not all threats come from data that is stolen. According to the information presented by Axis Insurance, approximately 13% o...

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The Business Owners Policy (BOP) and How it Can Help Small Businesses THE BUSINESS OWNERS POLICY (BOP) AND HOW IT CAN HELP SMALL BUSINESSES

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Jan 06, 2020

Are you looking for business insurance policies that combine protection for all major property and liability risks in one package? One package commonly purchased by small businesses is the Business Owners Policy (BOP). Package policies are created for businesses that generally face the same kind and...

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Insurance Big Data Analytics Trends in 2020: How to Leverage Your Data INSURANCE BIG DATA ANALYTICS TRENDS IN 2020: HOW TO LEVERAGE YOUR DATA

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Jan 06, 2020

In the insurance industry, big data is the name of the game. It provides valuable insights into all facets of company operations and performance – from consumer behavior to underwriting practices to the ROI of marketing campaigns. Companies that want to leverage that information into actionabl...

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Digital Integration Hubs: Bringing customer service up to speed in the insurance sector DIGITAL INTEGRATION HUBS: BRINGING CUSTOMER SERVICE UP TO SPEED IN THE INSURANCE SECTOR

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Jan 03, 2020

When consumers request information, submit a query or make a claim with an insurer… there are a number of processes which take place behind the scenes before a conclusion is reached. However, with retailers and other services providing ever faster responses, whether online or on the phone, th...

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What to know about electronic data breach insurance coverage WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTRONIC DATA BREACH INSURANCE COVERAGE

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Jan 03, 2020

Data breaches cause businesses to lose money and customers. Learn about data insurance policies that can protect your business. A digital data breach can significantly impact a business’s finances, with incidents costing an average of $3.9 million, according to 2019 research by IBM. Exposing s...

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5 Ways to Lower Your BOP Insurance Expense 5 WAYS TO LOWER YOUR BOP INSURANCE EXPENSE

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Jan 01, 2020

Business insurance may be able to provide adequate protection to you, but it can cost you a lot in premiums. Small businesses usually pay for liability insurance and BOP insurance ranging from $500 to $15,000. The best thing to do is to know how to reduce insurance costs by implementing these tips.

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Do You Need Business Insurance While Dropshipping? DO YOU NEED BUSINESS INSURANCE WHILE DROPSHIPPING?

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Jan 01, 2020

Increasing numbers of entrepreneurs are getting interested in drop shipping. Why? The transaction is fast and easy. If you’re a reseller, your store doesn’t keep the items. Your supplies are coming from third-party suppliers. Here’s a simple explanation. If you want to sell somethi...

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How does commercial property insurance coverage work? HOW DOES COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INSURANCE COVERAGE WORK?

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Dec 31, 2019

Commercial property insurance protects assets that are essential to your business, and carriers will customize policies to meet your unique needs. No matter what type of small business you own, losing property to theft, fires, weather events, or simple accidents can impact your livelihood. Commercia...

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Small Business Health Insurance Options for 2019 SMALL BUSINESS HEALTH INSURANCE OPTIONS FOR 2019

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Dec 27, 2019

Figuring out small business health insurance can feel like one of the most difficult and stressful parts of running your own business. Everyone should have health insurance coverage—but the rules and available options are hard to understand. As a small business owner, you might feel like you&r...

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Which Policy is Best for Your Business WHICH POLICY IS BEST FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Dec 26, 2019

Starting your own business is inherently risky. It takes courage to become an entrepreneur and the risks involved can be part of what makes it exciting. But not all risks are created equal, and those who end up making it know the difference between a calculated risk versus one they can and should av...

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Understanding Professional Liability Insurance Coverage UNDERSTANDING PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE

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Dec 26, 2019

The types of professional liability insurance policies businesses can buy are generally claims-made or claims and reported policies. In this article, we’ll define the different types and go into more detail about how the law applies to them. Under claims-made policies, you usually must make a ...

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Issues in Cybercrime Insurance Coverage and Litigation ISSUES IN CYBERCRIME INSURANCE COVERAGE AND LITIGATION

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Dec 26, 2019

There have been several large-scale cyberattacks in the news in recent years, demonstrating both how costly these events can be and the importance of having cybercrime insurance coverage. This new modern “hazard” has prompted many insurance companies to offer cyberattack coverage in the ...

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Insurance Technology And How It Influences Consumer Behavior INSURANCE TECHNOLOGY AND HOW IT INFLUENCES CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

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Dec 24, 2019

Insurtech is beginning to bring policyholders inside the “black box” of insurance to understand how their decisions are influencing their costs. Insurtech has increased access to real-time data and improved transparency in tailored pricing. Taken together, this has begun to positively in...

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How Will AI Work Against Insurance Fraud? HOW WILL AI WORK AGAINST INSURANCE FRAUD?

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Dec 23, 2019

Insurance scams cost the U.S. economy tens of billions of dollars each year. Now, insurers are adding artificial intelligence to their fraud-fighting toolkit. My company uses AI to stop e-commerce payment fraud by detecting unusual behavior and stolen data. Insurance claims are less standardized and...

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Insurers should look alive in 2020 INSURERS SHOULD LOOK ALIVE IN 2020

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Dec 23, 2019

May you live in interesting times, so goes the Chinese curse. 2019 has certainly been an interesting year for insurers. Going into 2020, the industry is grappling with the fallout from disastrous weather events, and with chastisement from regulators in the UK on how insurers must do a better job in ...

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How Blockchain Is Helping Insurance To Evolve For Its Modern Consumers HOW BLOCKCHAIN IS HELPING INSURANCE TO EVOLVE FOR ITS MODERN CONSUMERS

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Dec 22, 2019

Currently, insurers struggle with the inefficient exchange of information, complex liability assessments when it comes to reinsurance, fragmented data sources, the use of a middleman and a manual-driven claims review and process environment. The Blockchain can change all that. Even when only used in...

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Understanding Certificates of Insurance – Complete Step by Step Guide UNDERSTANDING CERTIFICATES OF INSURANCE – COMPLETE STEP BY STEP GUIDE

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Dec 20, 2019

A certificate of insurance (COI) is a way for your business to provide quick access to the terms of your insurance policy. Providing your clients with a COI builds confidence in your business because it tells your customers you’re insured. While a COI doesn’t offer a guarantee for every ...

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Product Recall Insurance Past and Present PRODUCT RECALL INSURANCE PAST AND PRESENT

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Dec 19, 2019

Metal, undeclared allergens, and bacteria are just a few of the modern-day contaminants that might cause a food processor to issue a product recall. Turn the clock back to the early 1900s and the list of possible contaminants would not only be more diverse, but also a lot more animated. Lead, formal...

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Artificial intelligence and the future of insurance ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE FUTURE OF INSURANCE

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Dec 18, 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the world. From game shows — where IBM Watson wins at Jeopardy — to medical advances and business decisions, the implications are staggering. Due to the highly quantifiable nature of insurance company operations, AI will have a transformative impa...

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Why personal car insurance may not cover business use WHY PERSONAL CAR INSURANCE MAY NOT COVER BUSINESS USE

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Dec 18, 2019

Insurance companies view business drivers as bigger risks than personal drivers, so you may need a form of commercial auto insurance. Most states require drivers to carry personal vehicle insurance, but this policy may not cover damages from accidents that happen while driving for business use. If y...

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The Cost of a Ransomware Attack: With and Without Cyber Insurance THE COST OF A RANSOMWARE ATTACK: WITH AND WITHOUT CYBER INSURANCE

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Dec 18, 2019

As the internet celebrates its 50th birthday, it’s incredible to look back and see how technology has dramatically changed our lives over the course of half a decade. As technology continues to develop at an astonishing pace, transforming the way we communicate, modern medicine, currency, and ...

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How Much Can You Expect to Pay for Legal Malpractice Insurance? HOW MUCH CAN YOU EXPECT TO PAY FOR LEGAL MALPRACTICE INSURANCE?

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Dec 17, 2019

No matter how talented or experienced an attorney is, the risk of making a mistake and being held liable for it is one that is always present in this profession. And while learning about the intricacies of lawyers professional liability (commonly referred to as malpractice insurance) might not be so...

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Transforming the insurance sector to an Open API Ecosystem TRANSFORMING THE INSURANCE SECTOR TO AN OPEN API ECOSYSTEM

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Dec 16, 2019

"Open" has recently become a new buzzword in the financial services industry, i.e. open data, open APIs, Open Banking, Open Insurance…, but what does this new buzzword really mean? "Open" refers to the capability of companies to expose their services to the outside world, ...

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Big Data, algorithms and AI, the tools of tomorrow’s insurance? BIG DATA, ALGORITHMS AND AI, THE TOOLS OF TOMORROW’S INSURANCE?

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Dec 16, 2019

AI and Big Data are transforming the insurance sector. What opportunities are offered by the use of these technologies and what ethical issues do they raise? Insurers have always used data and mathematical models to analyse and manage risk. As highlighted by Florence Picard, President of the É...

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What does Umbrella Insurance cover? WHAT DOES UMBRELLA INSURANCE COVER?

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Dec 14, 2019

Whether it's a serious car accident involving pricey medical bills or an incident on your property, you can quickly find yourself responsible for damages that exceed the limits on your auto, homeowners or boat policies. Umbrella Insurance Can Provide: An extra $1 million to $10 million of liabil...

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Why Are Personal Auto Insurance Rates Continuing to Increase? WHY ARE PERSONAL AUTO INSURANCE RATES CONTINUING TO INCREASE?

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Dec 13, 2019

Despite the fact that our personal auto insurance rates increase at each renewal, insurance carriers have not turned an underwriting profit in years. Underwriting profit is the earned premium remaining after losses and administrative overhead have been paid. 2018 was the third consecutive year that ...

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Decoding Homeowners Insurance: Top 10 Terms for First-Timers DECODING HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE: TOP 10 TERMS FOR FIRST-TIMERS

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Dec 12, 2019

You’ve saved your hard-earned dollars for years and you shouldn’t part with it easily or uninformed. You’ve searched and toured open-houses and imagined how your furniture, artwork, and other belongings would look in this home versus the next. After all your searching, you’ve...

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Insurance Industry: 12 Trends for 2020 INSURANCE INDUSTRY: 12 TRENDS FOR 2020

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Dec 12, 2019

Last year, we outlined the major trends set to disrupt insurance in 2019. We explored a variety of digital, cultural, and economic developments - from AI and blockchain to gig work and the cannabis business - and their potential impact on the industry. While these trends will continue to shape the i...

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What Happens if My Business Insurance Expires? WHAT HAPPENS IF MY BUSINESS INSURANCE EXPIRES?

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Dec 10, 2019

There are times that small business owners accidentally allow their business insurance to expire. They’re bad people with no redeeming qualities. Just kidding – it’s not totally uncommon for a business to forget to make a payment or to miss their insurance renewal date. And while i...

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The Right Way to Use AI in an Insurance Claims Organization THE RIGHT WAY TO USE AI IN AN INSURANCE CLAIMS ORGANIZATION

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Dec 10, 2019

Insurance claims professionals are no strangers to disruptive technologies. Over the next several years, artificial intelligence (AI) is expected to be among the most disruptive technologies for digitally-enabled businesses in general, and for claims organizations in particular. However, there is di...

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How the tech sector is redefining insurance for the digital age HOW THE TECH SECTOR IS REDEFINING INSURANCE FOR THE DIGITAL AGE

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Dec 10, 2019

Though many industries have now undergone a digital revolution, the way we buy insurance has remained much the same for decades. Certainly, many of us now go online to renew our home-contents or car policies, but there hasn’t been anywhere near the levels of digital disruption that we’ve...

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An emerging trend that will replace Insurtechs AN EMERGING TREND THAT WILL REPLACE INSURTECHS

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Dec 09, 2019

For decades, the insurance industry was not a competitive market. The major players were traditional insurance companies, who were exhibiting high resistance to change. Now, in the last five years, with the advent of new technologies, the competition is slowly shifting to a new arena with the inclus...

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Do Insurance Companies Need Business Insurance? DO INSURANCE COMPANIES NEED BUSINESS INSURANCE?

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Dec 09, 2019

Most insurance companies will carry a business insurance policy. Just like any business, it has risks that it needs to take care of. When it comes to insuring its building against damages and break-ins, a standard business policy does the trick. Likewise, it needs to consider workers compensation an...

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How AI Can Disrupt Insurance Beyond Automating Claims? HOW AI CAN DISRUPT INSURANCE BEYOND AUTOMATING CLAIMS?

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Dec 09, 2019

The growth of insurance industry in India has been as dynamic as the growth of India’s demography, which in itself has witnessed varied phases of economic evolution. Like other industries, the growth of the insurance sector is heavily reliant on its target customers. What makes this sector att...

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Insuring Your Commercial Property: Actual Cash Value or Replacement Cost Coverage? INSURING YOUR COMMERCIAL PROPERTY: ACTUAL CASH VALUE OR REPLACEMENT COST COVERAGE?

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Dec 06, 2019

Commercial property insurance is a key coverage that no businesses can do without. Even people who are running a small business from their own homes and rely on homeowner’s insurance to cover potential losses should add business contents insurance at least to their insurance program in order t...

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Insurance Industry and Cloud Computing INSURANCE INDUSTRY AND CLOUD COMPUTING

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Dec 06, 2019

Cloud Based Solutions have improved and even transformed many industries over the past few years. The hallmarks of any decent cloud service include flexibility, versatility and cost savings. The benefits of the cloud have surely trickled down to the much important Insurance Sector. The scope of insu...

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Digital Innovation Is a Puzzle for Life Insurers DIGITAL INNOVATION IS A PUZZLE FOR LIFE INSURERS

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Dec 05, 2019

Innovation is in the air. Imaginative digital technologies have been plugged into existing Life and Health insurance processes and products in multiple markets, injecting new life into customer engagement, risk assessment and claims management. Except they haven’t. Not yet. Despite the clever ...

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5 Ways Data is Transforming the Insurance Industry 5 WAYS DATA IS TRANSFORMING THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Dec 05, 2019

The Insurance industry has a renewed realization of the value of data due to AI and machine learning. Predictive models have myriad applications in the insurance industry including optimizing customer acquisition, delivering personalized service, processing claims efficiently, intelligently underwri...

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Transformation of the Insurance Industry by AI TRANSFORMATION OF THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY BY AI

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Dec 04, 2019

Artificial Intelligence is probably a term so widely used these days that almost everyone is familiar with the concept, if not an expert on what it means. And rightfully so! This technology is making waves in every industry. This includes the insurance industry. Artificial Intelligence is a technolo...

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8 Ways the Insurance Industry Can Use Data to Improve Performance 8 WAYS THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY CAN USE DATA TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE

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Dec 04, 2019

2018 was a good year for insurers and many are on track to end 2019 on a high note. However, the outlook for 2020 may not be as rosy; according to Deloitte, challenges like the potential for economic slowdown and trade uncertainty may cast a shadow on insurance market projections. As we head into th...

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Liquor Liability Insurance Vs. Brewery/Vineyard/Distillery Insurance LIQUOR LIABILITY INSURANCE VS. BREWERY/VINEYARD/DISTILLERY INSURANCE

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Dec 04, 2019

Both the popularity and number of craft breweries, vineyards, wineries, and distilleries are on the rise in the U.S. However, these types of businesses can have complicated insurance needs. Any establishment that has a tasting room or serves alcohol needs liquor liability insurance, but that is only...

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Prepared for a disability? Business overhead insurance PREPARED FOR A DISABILITY? BUSINESS OVERHEAD INSURANCE

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Dec 03, 2019

If you own a small business, chances are you play a major role in bringing in revenue — especially if you offer a specialized service your employees may not be able to provide. So if you were to become too sick or hurt to work for an extended period of time, there could be major financial repe...

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Five Ways AI is Shaping the Future of Insurance FIVE WAYS AI IS SHAPING THE FUTURE OF INSURANCE

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Dec 02, 2019

False motor insurance claims contribute to huge losses for insurers – an estimated $1.5 billion in the UK alone last year. These costs would ordinarily have been passed on to customers in the form of higher premiums. Yet, premiums for many of the most at-risk drivers actually dropped. That&rsq...

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Addressing Legacy Systems and Culture in Insurance ADDRESSING LEGACY SYSTEMS AND CULTURE IN INSURANCE

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Dec 02, 2019

Did you know that, according to a McKinsey survey, 94 percent of executives aren’t satisfied with their firm's innovation performance? While this number may seem staggering, it’s reflective of the struggles many large, historic companies are facing in today’s market. Customers ...

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Insurance And Data Utilization HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS IMPACTING INSURANCE AND DATA UTILIZATION

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Dec 02, 2019

The world’s future generations can be defined by many qualities. One of these is ambitious, risk-taking, and willing to put everything on the line for a shot at success. This emphasizes itself in the need for strengthening the insurance sector, in each nation worldwide, because more risks prov...

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The 9 Types of Small Business Insurance Coverage You Need THE 9 TYPES OF SMALL BUSINESS INSURANCE COVERAGE YOU NEED

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Nov 30, 2019

As with health insurance or car insurance, small business insurance is hopefully something you never have to use. But when something unexpected happens, having business insurance can be the difference between your business’s continued success or failure. Unfortunately, a lot of businesses aren...

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Struggling for Survival: Businesses That Went Thin on Insurance STRUGGLING FOR SURVIVAL: BUSINESSES THAT WENT THIN ON INSURANCE

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Nov 28, 2019

Imagine several small businesses located around the country. Each is well-established and profitable. Each of them bought business insurance – property, liability, automobile and workers’ compensation. They told their agents they wanted the lowest possible price for coverage, and the age...

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How AI Empowers the Insurance Industry HOW AI EMPOWERS THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Nov 28, 2019

Every day, thousands of claims, diverse data, and customer queries are produced in the insurance industry, which makes it a perfect environment for AI-driven systems. Indeed, insurance providers must use cutting-edge
 technology in order to stay ahead of fraudsters, reduce losses, and provide the be...

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How can cloud computing help insurance companies go digital? HOW CAN CLOUD COMPUTING HELP INSURANCE COMPANIES GO DIGITAL?

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Nov 28, 2019

WITH digitalization rapidly transforming the business landscape, it is well established that the first step for any organization going digital is to embrace the cloud. For insurance companies, cloud technology is a godsend. Insurance companies are often seen as businesses struggling to maintain and ...

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Can Augmented Reality be a gamechanger for Insurance? CAN AUGMENTED REALITY BE A GAMECHANGER FOR INSURANCE?

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Nov 27, 2019

In the event of unexpected or unforeseen instances, getting instant customer support and claims settlement reduces the potential for customer churn during critical customer touch points. However, these processes are iteratively long and cumbersome. For example, typical claims settlement involves ins...

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The do’s and don’ts of cyber security insurance THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF CYBER SECURITY INSURANCE

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Nov 26, 2019

Cyber security does not exist for its own sake; it’s ultimate aim is to help businesses manage risk. Risk Management 101 tells us there are four possible ways to respond to a risk. While the full responsibility for the risk cannot be transferred, its impact can be reduced. Enter cyber insuranc...

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The Impact of Cloud Computing on the Insurance Industry THE IMPACT OF CLOUD COMPUTING ON THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Nov 26, 2019

Cloud computing is having a huge impact on the insurance industry, with benefits for internal processes, new customer acquisition, and policyholder loyalty. Cloud Computing has had a huge impact on all sectors, in terms of business processes, production dynamics, and in the relationship with custome...

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8 Ways to Save on Auto Insurance 8 WAYS TO SAVE ON AUTO INSURANCE

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Nov 25, 2019

Rising premiums may leave you wondering what you can do to save money on auto insurance. While you can’t control all of the factors influencing your premiums, there are a number of cost-saving strategies you can use. Your driving record is one of the largest factors that insurers consider when...

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Seeking Insurance for Cybersecurity-Related Losses SEEKING INSURANCE FOR CYBERSECURITY-RELATED LOSSES

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Nov 24, 2019

Many of you probably saw the news this past week that Target has filed a lawsuit against one of its insurers over losses the company sustained in connection with the company’s 2014 data breach. The Target lawsuit is the latest in a series of high profile insurance battles in which companies ar...

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What Is Business Interruption Insurance? WHAT IS BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE?

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Nov 21, 2019

Business interruption insurance helps replace lost income and pay for extra expenses when a business is affected by a covered peril. Business interruption coverage (sometimes called business income coverage) is typically part of a business owners insurance policy. Read on to learn how business inter...

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WHY YOU NEED COMMERCIAL AUTO INSURANCE WHY YOU NEED COMMERCIAL AUTO INSURANCE

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Nov 20, 2019

If you're starting a business — or if you're going to buy a fleet of business vehicles — you should consider commercial auto insurance. This coverage will protect you in the event one of your commercial vehicles are involved in an accident. Here's more about when and why you ...

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DO YOU NEED BOP INSURANCE IF YOU HAVE OTHER INSURANCE? DO YOU NEED BOP INSURANCE IF YOU HAVE OTHER INSURANCE?

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Nov 20, 2019

Do you already have other insurance? You may or may not need BOP insurance depending on the coverages that you have. Don't expect your personal insurance coverages, such as your homeowners insurance or car insurance, to cover your business activities. Most personal insurance policies specificall...

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Benefits of Equipment Breakdown Insurance BENEFITS OF EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWN INSURANCE

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Nov 19, 2019

Companies need safe and working equipment to operate efficiently and generate revenue. In fact, some organizations rely exclusively on a few pieces of equipment to run their entire business. Following a breakdown, major losses can occur, and many organizations turn to equipment breakdown insurance (...

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Future of Claims Intake for Insurance? FUTURE OF CLAIMS INTAKE FOR INSURANCE?

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Nov 18, 2019

The benefits of advanced claims intake for commercial insurance can seem obscure, cloaked in a mix of digital hype and theory. It’s not surprising that until recently it’s been hard to win buy-in from business leaders to move toward optimizing claims intake. But consider this concrete id...

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Strategies to Successfully Harness AI’s Impact on the Insurance Industry STRATEGIES TO SUCCESSFULLY HARNESS AI’S IMPACT ON THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Nov 18, 2019

The insurance industry is currently undergoing an important evolution. Over the next five years, artificial intelligence will affect the whole value chain from marketing and distribution, underwriting and pricing, to claims management — driving new customer experiences, products, and operating...

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8 things that insurance agents want you to know about commercial insurance 8 THINGS THAT INSURANCE AGENTS WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT COMMERCIAL INSURANCE

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Nov 14, 2019

Business insurance can be kind of confusing and complicated. There’s a lot of coverages, jargon, and policy information to learn. It’s completely understandable if insurance isn’t your favorite thing. We thought that we’d put together a list of a few things commercial insuran...

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5 Emerging Trends for Insurance in 2020 5 EMERGING TRENDS FOR INSURANCE IN 2020

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Nov 14, 2019

When it comes to implementing new technology, the insurance industry is rarely considered an early adopter. However, insurance companies have been taking early strides, somewhat in a migratory manner, to adapt to technology advances to help better run operations, improve underwriting and risk manage...

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4 Ways to Speed Up the Insurance Restoration Process 4 WAYS TO SPEED UP THE INSURANCE RESTORATION PROCESS

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Nov 12, 2019

The busy season for insurance restoration can be a chaotic time. Work starts coming in all at once, and your crews are juggling multiple projects. Meanwhile, your field team is trying to close more sales, meet with more homeowners and get paid quickly. This hectic period is no time for delays or slo...

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Making Space for Innovation at Insurers MAKING SPACE FOR INNOVATION AT INSURERS

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Nov 12, 2019

Innovation means experimentation, and it can be hard to get a budget approved to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to potentially fail and get nothing from the investment. Some carriers have “free money to experiment,” and others have found that establishing governance and defining ...

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Emerging Business Models in Insurance ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) AND EMERGING BUSINESS MODELS IN INSURANCE

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Nov 12, 2019

Artificial Intelligence (AI) poses fundamental questions for the insurance industry. How do AI and other forces shape the insurance industry? Can AI be used defensively by incumbent firms or is it purely a disruptive force exploited by new entrants? Loughborough University and Willis Towers Watson a...

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How technology, data and AI will completely change insurance HOW TECHNOLOGY, DATA AND AI WILL COMPLETELY CHANGE INSURANCE

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Nov 11, 2019

The potential of AI for insurance is enormous, especially as many insurance processes are data-intensive and often repetitive. Many customer inquiries, claim reports or data analyses could theoretically be standardized and automated - ideal prerequisites for using intelligent machines. Smart algorit...

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How Business Owners Package (BOP) Insurance Can Save You Money HOW BUSINESS OWNERS PACKAGE (BOP) INSURANCE CAN SAVE YOU MONEY

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Nov 11, 2019

Business owners package (BOP) insurance gives you several different insurance products rolled into one. Eligibility for this type of package can vary among providers. Purchasing BOP insurance can save your business money, as it is typically sold at a premium less than the total cost of individual co...

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Cargo Insurance Vs. Wholesalers & Distributors Insurance CARGO INSURANCE VS. WHOLESALERS & DISTRIBUTORS INSURANCE

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Nov 10, 2019

Cargo insurance is not the same thing as wholesalers and distributors insurance. If your business is a wholesaler or distributor that ships cargo, you may need both types of insurance. Our experienced agent can review your business policies with you to help ensure you have the coverage you need at t...

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How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Helping the Insurance Industry in Automation HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI) IS HELPING THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY IN AUTOMATION

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Nov 06, 2019

Insurance is one of the essential contracts made by individuals, corporations, and industries for financial protection or reimbursement against losses. It’s one of the most cautious, heavily regulated industries in the world. With the increase in the latest technologies, insurance activities a...

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The benefits and limitations of small business insurance THE BENEFITS AND LIMITATIONS OF SMALL BUSINESS INSURANCE

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Nov 06, 2019

Small business insurance can help you comply with state laws, protect your employees, and win more clients. There are numerous examples of small businesses that have experienced significant troubles by failing to insure themselves, not buying enough insurance, or getting the wrong type of coverage. ...

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Surviving a Disaster: Business Insurance Claims for Wildfire Damage SURVIVING A DISASTER: BUSINESS INSURANCE CLAIMS FOR WILDFIRE DAMAGE

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Nov 01, 2019

Wildfire season has arrived this year in full force. Several fires remain uncontained in California, from the Getty Fire in Los Angeles County to the Hillside blaze in San Bernadino. With weather reports calling for more high winds in the areas, firefighters will be working around-the-clock to attem...

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Why You Need Business Insurance WHY YOU NEED BUSINESS INSURANCE

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Oct 31, 2019

Businesses buy business insurance to help them cover the costs incurred from liability claims and property damage. A business owner without adequate coverage may have to pay for legal claims and costly damages out-of-pocket. Depending on how the severity of the incident, a company may end up going o...

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Can Tesla Really Deliver On Its Promise Of Cheaper Car Insurance? CAN TESLA REALLY DELIVER ON ITS PROMISE OF CHEAPER CAR INSURANCE?

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Oct 23, 2019

Insuring any premium luxury car can prove expensive. How about a state-of-the-art battery-electric car with innovative technology? Tesla has made it clear that at least some insurance companies may be charging a high premium for folks to insure its vehicles.The solution? Tesla has decided to begin o...

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Renters Insurance: What You Need to Know RENTERS INSURANCE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Oct 22, 2019

No one really sits around thinking about what kind of insurance is lacking in their lives. But if you're renting your home, whether it's an apartment or house, consider getting renters insurance. Based on the average cost from the National Insurance Commission, the average yearly cost comes ...

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Who has the best cheap car insurance in Georgia? WHO HAS THE BEST CHEAP CAR INSURANCE IN GEORGIA?

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Oct 16, 2019

Finding cheap car insurance in Georgia can take some persistence. Costs vary from one insurer to the next, sometimes by a wide margin, which is why shopping around and comparing several quotes is worth your time. Georgia Farm Bureau had the cheapest rates we found for good drivers with good credit, ...

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The Impact of AI on Insurance THE IMPACT OF AI ON INSURANCE

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Oct 08, 2019

Historically, the insurance industry has been reluctant to change long established business models in the face of wider technological progress. However, the relationship between insurance and technology has changed more recently, as insurtech has huge potential to transform business models.

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Errors and Omissions (E&O) Liability Insurance and How It Can Protect Your Business ERRORS AND OMISSIONS (E&O) LIABILITY INSURANCE AND HOW IT CAN PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS

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Sep 25, 2019

Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance, also known as Professional Liability Insurance, can be somewhat cumbersome to understand, but we hope this blog guides you in the right direction to break down the complexities of it so you and your business are properly covered. Here's a breakdown of th...

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Best Car Insurance Companies of 2019 BEST CAR INSURANCE COMPANIES OF 2019

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Sep 25, 2019

If you drive a vehicle, you need car insurance. Regardless of where you live, car insurance is a no-brainer investment that will save you thousands in the long run since it protects you from paying huge sums out-of-pocket in exchange for a relatively small monthly premium. Of course, not all car ins...

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Digital Transformation – The Future of Insurance Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – THE FUTURE OF INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Sep 24, 2019

According to PwC’s 22nd Annual Global CEO Survey, the insurance companies are more receptive to the technological changes in recent times. Adapting to the changing technological advances in the current global scenario is inevitable and had become imperative for insurance companies to keep up w...

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How much does insurance cost for construction and contracting businesses? HOW MUCH DOES INSURANCE COST FOR CONSTRUCTION AND CONTRACTING BUSINESSES?

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Sep 24, 2019

Many variables contribute to the cost of construction business insurance, including your type of work and where you operate. Cost estimates are sourced from policies purchased by Insureon customers. Construction and contracting businesses pay a median premium of less than $70 per month, or $825 per ...

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How Can Data Analytics Help Insurance Companies Perform Better? HOW CAN DATA ANALYTICS HELP INSURANCE COMPANIES PERFORM BETTER?

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Sep 21, 2019

It is the question that has already been asked after it was on everybody’s mind for a long time. How can big data help insurance companies – a heavily regulated sector in India and everywhere else in the world – and make them perform better? Especially when it comes to preventing f...

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5 Benefits of Security Ratings for Insurance Underwriting 5 BENEFITS OF SECURITY RATINGS FOR INSURANCE UNDERWRITING

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Sep 19, 2019

Many underwriters today offer cyber insurance, designed to protect businesses from the effects of cyberattacks and data breaches. Cyber insurance is a relatively new area, and underwriters are always looking for ways to better understand cyber risk. The goal, as with all types of insurance, is to ma...

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Digital Insurance: Technologies and Strategies Driving Insurance into the Connected Age DIGITAL INSURANCE: TECHNOLOGIES AND STRATEGIES DRIVING INSURANCE INTO THE CONNECTED AGE

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Sep 19, 2019

The ability to accurately discern the past and predict the future based on nothing but data points and the experience of actuaries and adjusters has served the industry well up to now. Insurance is, after all, a multi-billion-dollar, truly global industry. While this remains the case, the landscape ...

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Is employer-sponsored insurance really a good deal for workers? IS EMPLOYER-SPONSORED INSURANCE REALLY A GOOD DEAL FOR WORKERS?

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Sep 19, 2019

In a great historical irony, the evident faults of employer-sponsored insurance are helping fuel a new appetite for Medicare-for-all, a single-payer system where everybody gets health coverage from the government. But the work-based system, for all its flaws, could also be the biggest barrier to ena...

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Can S Corporations Offer Health Insurance to Employees? CAN S CORPORATIONS OFFER HEALTH INSURANCE TO EMPLOYEES?

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Sep 18, 2019

Group health insurance often seems more affordable for larger companies. According to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stats cited by Fundera, 88% of employers with more than 500 employees offer health insurance, while only 55% of employers with fewer than 100 employees offer these benefits. Under t...

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How blockchain technology disrupt the insurance industry HOW BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY DISRUPT THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Sep 17, 2019

While blockchain technology has been subject to extreme hype, its true killer applications are likely to be in some of the most antiquated fields out there. And it has the ability to be a transformative force for industries like insurance, which require the coordination and cooperation of many diffe...

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Five Tips for Preventing Struck by Object Liability Claims FIVE TIPS FOR PREVENTING STRUCK BY OBJECT LIABILITY CLAIMS

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Sep 17, 2019

If you’re familiar with your business insurance plan, you’ve probably examined its professional liability coverage to great extent. Between employee slip-and-fall injuries, construction site injuries, fleet accidents and more, there are a lot of situations which can result in financial t...

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Should You Get Car Insurance for Your Small Business? SHOULD YOU GET CAR INSURANCE FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS?

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Sep 17, 2019

Does your personal auto insurance cover work-related driving? Small business car insurance may not be top of mind, until you or an employee hit a patch of ice and crunch. Depending on your policy, you may need extra protection to cover such mishaps. Here’s how you can tell whether you need com...

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Motor Insurance Accident Tips & Claims Process MOTOR INSURANCE ACCIDENT TIPS & CLAIMS PROCESS

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Sep 17, 2019

Motor insurance is arguably the most popular coverage buyers choose from the market. As car drivers travel more and more in the city and navigate through the busy roads, their auto policy needs also increase. In fact, the number of insurance providers providing their services in the market has also ...

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4 Things You Should Consider Before Buying Medicare Supplemental Insurance 4 THINGS YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BEFORE BUYING MEDICARE SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE

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Sep 16, 2019

The older people become, the higher their health care costs climb. In fact, a Washington Post article reported that in just one year, seniors could withdraw as much as $3,789 each from their retirement savings and nest eggs to pay for medical bills. After retirement, many seniors rely on Medicare to...

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Cost of Group Health Insurance for a Small Business COST OF GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE FOR A SMALL BUSINESS

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Sep 16, 2019

Small business owners find that offering their employees affordable group health insurance is a surefire way to help their business grow. Luckily, the ACA and other laws make sure that the cost of healthcare is kept low and reasonable. As a small business owner with group health plans, you’ll ...

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Best Cheap Car Insurance Companies for 2019 BEST CHEAP CAR INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR 2019

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Sep 16, 2019

Car insurance is a necessary evil. It may seem like money going nowhere until you get into an accident, and then it’s more important than ever that you’re getting the most out of what you’ve been paying for auto insurance. Finding the cheapest car insurance near you might seem like...

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8 Things to Consider When Buying or Selling an Insurance Agency 8 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING OR SELLING AN INSURANCE AGENCY

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Sep 13, 2019

Insurance agency acquisitions and deal values are near an all-time high and all expectations are that deal flow in 2019 will match or exceed last year’s numbers. And while reported numbers tend to skew towards larger agency transactions there are many agency deals that involve small, local fir...

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10 innovative startups in the insurance industry 10 INNOVATIVE STARTUPS IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Sep 13, 2019

Examples of clever things new insurance businesses are doing to overcome long-standing pain points, delight customers, and generate new revenue streams. Our experts analyzed the most innovative new businesses within the insurance industry and handpicked 10 remarkable startups. Why should you care? W...

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How to Protect Your Business in 4 Easy Ways HOW TO PROTECT YOUR BUSINESS IN 4 EASY WAYS

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Sep 12, 2019

Purchase insurance not only for yourself but also for the business. It can help cover the costs of any liability and damages. Insurance helps to defray spending personal money out of pocket against the legal claims. As you enter the challenging and fascinating world of business, remember to protect ...

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Landlord Insurance: what does it cover and why do you need it? LANDLORD INSURANCE: WHAT DOES IT COVER AND WHY DO YOU NEED IT?

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Sep 11, 2019

Being a property landlord can be a highly lucrative way to earn a living and it can seem, for the most part, like an easy way to do so as well. However, when things don’t go your way, you need to ensure that your interests are protected and the best way to do this is to make sure that you&rsqu...

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Top 5 Big Data Applications in Banking & Insurance TOP 5 BIG DATA APPLICATIONS IN BANKING & INSURANCE

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Sep 11, 2019

By nature, the banking, financial services, and insurance (BFSI) sector have always been data-driven. However, today, institutions in the BFSI sector are increasingly striving to adopt a full-fledged data-driven approach that can only be possible with Big Data technologies. With Big Data Analytics, ...

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Employment Practices Liability Insurance: Does Your Business Need EPLI? EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES LIABILITY INSURANCE: DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED EPLI?

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Sep 11, 2019

Employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) protects businesses when they are sued for employment discrimination, harassment, unlawful termination, or similar claims. EPLI covers the business’s cost to defend against or settle such employment-related lawsuits. Most business owners rely on ...

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The Rising Need for Cyber Insurance THE RISING NEED FOR CYBER INSURANCE

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Sep 10, 2019

Earlier this year, Norsk Hydro, one of the world’s largest aluminum producers, was hit by the ransomware virus LockerGoga. Production shut down across 40 countries, and some 35,000 employees were warned not to use computers, laptops, or cell phones of any kind. Norsk Hydro’s losses inclu...

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MANAGING YOUR INSURANCE CLAIM AFTER DISASTER MANAGING YOUR INSURANCE CLAIM AFTER DISASTER

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Sep 09, 2019

If Hurricane Dorian left its imprint on your home or business, you’ve likely already started the claims process with a call to your insurer. Knowing what happens next will be helpful as the recovery begins. The insurance claims process is indeed a process. There are steps involved and requirem...

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MIND THE GAP – DOES INSURANCE COVER FOR ACCIDENTS IN A HOME OFFICE? MIND THE GAP – DOES INSURANCE COVER FOR ACCIDENTS IN A HOME OFFICE?

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Sep 09, 2019

Home Office – a modern solution from which both employees and companies can benefit. But even though it is very popular, many legal aspects have not yet been adequately addressed. On this matter, the Social Welfare Court (SG) in Munich had to decide a rather complex case (4 July 2019; docket n...

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Benefits of Metadata Management Automation in the Insurance Industry BENEFITS OF METADATA MANAGEMENT AUTOMATION IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Sep 08, 2019

Modern businesses live and die by the quality of the data they collect and use. Retail companies—both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar as well as manufacturing, transportation, and services, have come to think of themselves as “data companies.” Perhaps nowhere is this truer than in ...

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Voluntary Term Life Insurance Vs. Voluntary Permanent Life Insurance VOLUNTARY TERM LIFE INSURANCE VS. VOLUNTARY PERMANENT LIFE INSURANCE

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Sep 07, 2019

Voluntary life insurance is an optional benefit offered to employees by employers. It pays cash benefits to a beneficiary upon the death of the insured. In exchange for the employer’s guarantee of payment of these benefits, the employee pays a monthly premium. Typically, employer sponsorship m...

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Should you buy disability insurance from your employer? SHOULD YOU BUY DISABILITY INSURANCE FROM YOUR EMPLOYER?

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Sep 06, 2019

It’s almost time for open enrollment season, which means you’ll have the chance to sign up for workplace benefits your employer offers or make adjustments to the ones you’re already receiving. Chances are, you’ll pay the most attention to the health, dental and vision insuran...

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THE BEST WAY TO AVOID COMMON HOME INSURANCE CLAIMS THE BEST WAY TO AVOID COMMON HOME INSURANCE CLAIMS

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Sep 05, 2019

As a homeowner, you love the protection that your personal insurance in Dallas, Texas, offers. However, just because you have insurance doesn’t mean that you want to access it for every little issue that comes your way. The best way to avoid unnecessary home insurance claims is by preventing d...

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Developments in blockchain: Shaping the future of insurance DEVELOPMENTS IN BLOCKCHAIN: SHAPING THE FUTURE OF INSURANCE

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Sep 05, 2019

The openIDL is an open blockchain network that streamlines burdensome and expensive regulatory reporting, providing new insights for insurance carriers while increasing the timeliness, accuracy, and value of data reports for regulators. In order to provide insight into the health of the insurance ma...

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What Are The Risks Of Cybersecurity Insurance? WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF CYBERSECURITY INSURANCE?

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Sep 04, 2019

Cyber security is a critical concern for organizations of all sizes. While the benefits of information technology are apparent, the risks that IT brings are formidable. There is a growing prevalence of cyber-attacks including hacking, phishing, identity theft, ransomware and DDoS. So let’s tak...

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Do Ransomware Attackers Single Out Cyber Insurance Holders? DO RANSOMWARE ATTACKERS SINGLE OUT CYBER INSURANCE HOLDERS?

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Sep 03, 2019

Many ransomware attacks are "spray and pray," with criminals unleashing crypto-locking malware installers, often via spam or phishing campaigns, to opportunistically infect as many organizations as possible, regardless of their size or industry, security experts say. Some ransomware-wieldi...

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Difference Between A Letter Of Credit & Export Credit Insurance DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A LETTER OF CREDIT & EXPORT CREDIT INSURANCE

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Sep 03, 2019

In today’s competitive and unpredictable global economy, it’s now more important than ever for companies to protect themselves with robust trade credit insurance policies. Does your business export goods and services overseas? Then you may be wondering if your business should use a lette...

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What Is Product Liability Insurance Coverage? WHAT IS PRODUCT LIABILITY INSURANCE COVERAGE?

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Aug 30, 2019

What happens when a customer uses your product and gets hurt by it? What if it makes them fall sick? As a business owner, these are real scenarios that you need to be prepared for! One way to help protect your business is by having product liability insurance. Here is what product liability is and h...

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Why Is Insurance Important In Trade? WHY IS INSURANCE IMPORTANT IN TRADE?

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Aug 28, 2019

Commercial trade insurance is critical for businesses in today’s competitive global economy. Insurance for trade and commerce enables businesses to create a robust risk management policy, while trade credit insurance protects them from customer bankruptcy and instability that can occur in fore...

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3 Tips for Finding the Cheapest Life Insurance in 2019 3 TIPS FOR FINDING THE CHEAPEST LIFE INSURANCE IN 2019

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Aug 27, 2019

If so, you’re living on the razor-edge of uncertainty. If you’re your family’s breadwinner and you pass on today, who will take care of your family’s financial needs? Without life insurance, they will be left to fend for themselves. If you don’t want this to happen to y...

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Tax reform of the day: have one rate of national insurance on all earnings TAX REFORM OF THE DAY: HAVE ONE RATE OF NATIONAL INSURANCE ON ALL EARNINGS

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Aug 27, 2019

National insurance is in some ways a quite complex tax. It is also one riddled with anomalies that date from the era when it pretended to be insurance and not a tax like any other. One of the consequences of that continuing misrepresentation within this tax is that higher levels of earnings from emp...

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5 tips on finding health insurance for your small business employees 5 TIPS ON FINDING HEALTH INSURANCE FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS EMPLOYEES

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Aug 27, 2019

For finding the right coverage, some can use SHOP to source and sign up for employee health insurance plans. But, for others, it’s not as straightforward. While anyone can use SHOP, there are a few other options open to employers with 50 or more FTEs. Here are those options: Get some help and ...

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Tech Trends – That Will Change the Future of Insurance Business! TECH TRENDS – THAT WILL CHANGE THE FUTURE OF INSURANCE BUSINESS!

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Aug 23, 2019

Today, the way insurers do their business mostly depends on technology rather than manual efforts. As this is a competitive business world, everyone needs to brush their skills and tools at the earliest. The multiple communication systems or you can say digitalization can help insurers to build a co...

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How Many Of My Employees Need Key Person Insurance? HOW MANY OF MY EMPLOYEES NEED KEY PERSON INSURANCE?

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Aug 22, 2019

Key person insurance can help protect your business in the same way that life insurance helps protect your family. The most valuable asset of any business is its people, and a company can become dependent on certain key persons for its success. If you have executives or employees who are critical to...

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HOW INSURERS CAN BOOST THEIR READINESS FOR CLOUD ADOPTION HOW INSURERS CAN BOOST THEIR READINESS FOR CLOUD ADOPTION

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Aug 22, 2019

The benefits of cloud adoption are very apparent to insurers. While costs savings is the most frequently cited benefit, many insurers also believe cloud will boost their ability to bring new products and services to market, facilitate integration following mergers and acquisitions, improve product r...

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IT’S TIME FOR SMALL COMMERCIAL INSURERS TO STOP FAILING CUSTOMERS IT’S TIME FOR SMALL COMMERCIAL INSURERS TO STOP FAILING CUSTOMERS

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Aug 19, 2019

First, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) continues to report that 40 to 60 percent of small businesses never reopen their doors after a FEMA-declared natural disaster. Of those that do reopen, another 25 percent go out of business within a year. This statistic has been widely reported f...

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How Motor Fleet Insurance Works HOW MOTOR FLEET INSURANCE WORKS

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Aug 19, 2019

Motor Fleet insurance coverage in a nutshell is acquiring protection for 3 or extra autos which are coated underneath the identical coverage. This then is utilized as a single coverage for all autos, somewhat than an identical particular person insurance policy. This coverage is relevant for individ...

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What does catering business insurance cover for small business owners? WHAT DOES CATERING BUSINESS INSURANCE COVER FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS?

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Aug 19, 2019

This type of commercial policy is designed to cover the liabilities specific to this type of company. Catering business insurance is a type of commercial coverage designed to provide small business owners with protection against the liabilities specific to this type of service. These entrepreneurs d...

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The Sharing Economy is Creating New Challenges – and New Opportunities for Home Insurance Carriers THE SHARING ECONOMY IS CREATING NEW CHALLENGES – AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR HOME INSURANCE CARRIERS

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Aug 16, 2019

Welcome to the world of the sharing economy, sometimes called a “gig economy” – where everyone can provide short-term services for people who need them. Renting out a room in your home is not a new idea, but thanks to the rise of digital platforms to match supply with demand, it ha...

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Is now a good time to buy life insurance? IS NOW A GOOD TIME TO BUY LIFE INSURANCE?

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Aug 14, 2019

If you’re wondering when to buy life insurance, here’s an easy rule of thumb: The fact that you’re asking the question probably means the answer could be “right now.” Let us explain. The point of life insurance is to help financially protect your dependents (such as a s...

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AI and Transformation in Insurance: Key Benefits and Challenges AI AND TRANSFORMATION IN INSURANCE: KEY BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES

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Aug 13, 2019

In terms of where automation can add value – and reduce risk – it’s helpful to consider that around 80% of the time of a typical data scientist is spent in data assembly or what we could loosely call data preparation, data collecting, cleaning and preparing it for modelling, includ...

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3 SCENARIOS WHERE YOU’D NEED HOME INSURANCE 3 SCENARIOS WHERE YOU’D NEED HOME INSURANCE

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Aug 12, 2019

Protecting your home is of utmost importance. It is your most valuable asset, after all, and at Statewide Insurance Solutions, we understand that your property means more to you than just its monetary value. It’s your home, where you raise your family and make your memories. It only makes sens...

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Common Problems That Arise With Filing for Insurance Claims COMMON PROBLEMS THAT ARISE WITH FILING FOR INSURANCE CLAIMS

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Aug 12, 2019

Insurance cover is something that everyone should have in place because of the protection they provide, but there are slight problems that occasionally arise with insurance policy contracts, mostly at the points of filing for compensation insurance claims. Some of these common problems are highlight...

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Why Burial Life Insurance Is Different From State To State WHY BURIAL LIFE INSURANCE IS DIFFERENT FROM STATE TO STATE

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Aug 11, 2019

Of course, you can get life insurance regardless of what state you live in. There are several laws that regulate how your state treats you once you die. In fact, these laws and regulations influence your final expense insurance, burial insurance, and pre-need burial plans. The reason for this impact...

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Mortgage Insurance vs. Life Insurance MORTGAGE INSURANCE VS. LIFE INSURANCE

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Aug 09, 2019

Whether it’s your first mortgage, or you’re renewing, there is tremendous value in getting insurance. It’s vital to ensure your mortgage is paid for should you or your significant other passes away. However, you’ve spent a lot of time looking for the right house or finding th...

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Who should own a term life insurance policy? WHO SHOULD OWN A TERM LIFE INSURANCE POLICY?

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Aug 08, 2019

Do you spend your evenings thinking about who should own a term life insurance policy on your life? Probably not, but it’s a very important factor to consider when putting financial protection into place for your loved ones. The vast majority of people choose to buy a policy that insures their...

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Correcting Unsafe Issues to Minimize Insurance Claims CORRECTING UNSAFE ISSUES TO MINIMIZE INSURANCE CLAIMS

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Aug 08, 2019

Dangerous conditions create high-risk environments for business owners. When an unsafe condition exists, it is essential to take immediate steps to correct it. Leaving it, even for a moment, puts other people at risk. It also increases the likelihood you will need to file a business insurance claim....

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How insurance companies can decide on which CX Metrics to use HOW INSURANCE COMPANIES CAN DECIDE ON WHICH CX METRICS TO USE

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Aug 07, 2019

In most organizations, including insurance, it is difficult to get agreement on which metrics should be used to proactively monitor, measure and improve CX. This is further complicated when you consider that the range of possible CX metrics is extensive. For example, the majority of large organizati...

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Artificial Intelligence Can Potentially Alter How We Do Business Insurance ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE CAN POTENTIALLY ALTER HOW WE DO BUSINESS INSURANCE

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Aug 07, 2019

It would seem that there isn’t a thing that artificial intelligence isn’t going to alter. After all, it’s touted to be the technological development of the decade. Soon we’ll have artificial intelligence in almost every tech that we currently make heavy use of, whether it&rsq...

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How to File a Claim for Damage from a Natural Disaster HOW TO FILE A CLAIM FOR DAMAGE FROM A NATURAL DISASTER

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Aug 06, 2019

There is no doubt that a true natural disaster can cause significant damage to your car. You may find yourself overwhelmed in the moments after the event. What should you do? What can you do to ensure you get your vehicle repaired? If Mother Nature has you wondering what to do next, consider these h...

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BEST BUSINESS LOANS FOR YOUR INSURANCE AGENCY IN 2019 BEST BUSINESS LOANS FOR YOUR INSURANCE AGENCY IN 2019

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Aug 06, 2019

Being an insurance agent or running an insurance company is not a child’s play. As this job involves a massive amount of interaction with concerned families, excited individuals, and well-established and flourishing multinational companies, so you must possess some characteristics – exce...

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Benefits of Using AI Chatbots in Insurance BENEFITS OF USING AI CHATBOTS IN INSURANCE

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Aug 02, 2019

Today, chatbots are enabling new efficiencies by resolving thousands of queries simultaneously. As new technologies make bots more intelligent, their applications in the insurance industry are bound to increase in the coming years. With the help of chatbots, insurance companies can explain complex p...

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What Is Stop Loss Insurance, and Does Your Business Need It? WHAT IS STOP LOSS INSURANCE, AND DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED IT?

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Aug 02, 2019

Stop loss insurance helps self-insured businesses limit liability in the event of a catastrophic health claim or large number of claims. Stop loss insurance places a cap on the business’s liability for an individual employee’s claims, as well as aggregate claims across the company. As a ...

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How to get car carrier insurance HOW TO GET CAR CARRIER INSURANCE

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Aug 02, 2019

If you have an auto hauling business, there are many risks you face on a daily basis. That’s why it’s so important to get car carrier insurance to protect your business. But getting insurance for your business might sound complicated and time-consuming. And beyond that, how do you get ca...

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Protecting Your Business from Social Engineering Fraud with Insurance PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS FROM SOCIAL ENGINEERING FRAUD WITH INSURANCE

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Jul 31, 2019

Social engineering fraud refers to scams that rely on psychological manipulation to convince the victims into surrendering restricted, sensitive information and funds by exploiting their trust. These attacks have become commonplace, with close to 83% of companies reporting that they’ve experie...

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What Types of Vehicles Does Recreational Insurance Cover? WHAT TYPES OF VEHICLES DOES RECREATIONAL INSURANCE COVER?

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Jul 30, 2019

Recreational vehicle insurance does not just cover RVs. This type of insurance covers all recreational vehicle types like watercraft. This blog from Kingdom Tree Insurance Group of Tallahassee, FL explains the types of vehicles covered by recreational insurance to make it easier for you to find the ...

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Managing the Risk of Data Breaches with Insurance MANAGING THE RISK OF DATA BREACHES WITH INSURANCE

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Jul 30, 2019

Every day more than 6 million data records are compromised, and even though cybersecurity spending is rapidly increasing, cases of data breaches are at an all-time high. Additionally, data breaches are becoming more and more expensive, with the average cost reaching $3.86 million per occurrence in 2...

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Plan Now for Long-Term Medical Care Expenses PLAN NOW FOR LONG-TERM MEDICAL CARE EXPENSES

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Jul 30, 2019

As with most medical insurance policies, long-term care insurance is designed to help put you in a better financial situation when unexpected health concerns arise. Long-term health care policies spring into action when difficult medical conditions cause individuals to lose some or all of their abil...

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10 surprising things that impact home insurance costs 10 SURPRISING THINGS THAT IMPACT HOME INSURANCE COSTS

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Jul 29, 2019

The cost of homeowner’s insurance is based on more than how big your home is, where it’s located or how much stuff you own. Some insurance companies just charge more than others for the same quality and level of insurance coverage, which is why it’s so important to shop around for ...

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Will your insurance protect you from a social media lawsuit? WILL YOUR INSURANCE PROTECT YOU FROM A SOCIAL MEDIA LAWSUIT?

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Jul 29, 2019

Social media has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade. What many people don't understand are the unique risks that come along with social networking. Anyone using Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn or any other social networking site should exercise extreme caution in what they dec...

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Why is individual health insurance important? WHY IS INDIVIDUAL HEALTH INSURANCE IMPORTANT?

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Jul 29, 2019

In today’s day and age of increasing hospitalization costs and high vulnerability to diseases due to pollution and bad food and lifestyle choices, having a health insurance plan is more important than ever. Despite being one of the fastest growing economies in the world, our public healthcare ...

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How the Ogden rate change impacts the insurance industry HOW THE OGDEN RATE CHANGE IMPACTS THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Jul 26, 2019

It was announced on Monday 15 July that the Ogden discount rate will marginally increase from -0.75% to -0.25% with effect from 5 August 2019. This was a disappointing result for the insurance industry, which had anticipated a positive rate. The government had indicated to the industry and financial...

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Are you insuring your most valuable asset? – Your Job ARE YOU INSURING YOUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET? – YOUR JOB

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Jul 26, 2019

You insure your car. You insure your home. Are you insuring your most valuable asset? You’re Job! If the unexpected were to occur, would you be able to support yourself for 6 months, 1 year or possibly longer? Disability Income Insurance protects the most important asset. Traditional policies ...

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What Insurance Do Gas Fitters Need? WHAT INSURANCE DO GAS FITTERS NEED?

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Jul 25, 2019

Working with gas is a very risky business where one simple mistake can potentially cause major damage to property or injury. Gas Safe engineers are regulated by the Gas Safe Register, where they have to prove that they are competent to work as a gas fitter. If you work as a gas fitter, you’ll ...

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Why Do Senior Citizens Need Medical Insurance? WHY DO SENIOR CITIZENS NEED MEDICAL INSURANCE?

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Jul 25, 2019

With age, the need for health insurance becomes stronger. A number of diseases and ailments occur, as you get older. These ailments require medical attention. In such a situation, health insurance for senior citizens proves useful to tackle the financial burden. A senior citizen health insurance pla...

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Student Car Insurance Explained STUDENT CAR INSURANCE EXPLAINED

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Jul 25, 2019

The term student car insurance is not about a specific type of insurance. Rather, it is about how car insurance works for students who are either new drivers or those who are going away to college. Sometimes, these drivers qualify for lower insurance rates, but they also have higher risks. If you ar...

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Understanding the insurance claims payment process UNDERSTANDING THE INSURANCE CLAIMS PAYMENT PROCESS

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Jul 25, 2019

After a disaster, you want to get back to normal as soon as possible, and your insurance company wants that too! You may get multiple checks from your insurer as you make temporary repairs, permanent repairs and replace damaged belongings. Here's what you need to know about claims payments.

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What affects the cost of dump truck insurance? WHAT AFFECTS THE COST OF DUMP TRUCK INSURANCE?

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Jul 24, 2019

If you have a dump truck business, you know you need to have the right insurance. Your trucks and your business are your livelihood, so you need to make sure that your vehicles and your business are protected. But the only thing is that getting insurance for dump trucks sounds expensive. We’re...

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Can an Insurer Pay Insured’s Contractor Directly, Even When There Is a Dispute Regarding the Contractor’s Work? CAN AN INSURER PAY INSURED’S CONTRACTOR DIRECTLY, EVEN WHEN THERE IS A DISPUTE REGARDING THE CONTRACTOR’S WORK?

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Jul 24, 2019

Always double check the insured’s contract with a contractor doing repair work for a claim. The California Court of Appeal recently ruled, in Jozefowicz v. Allstate Insurance Company, that an insurer can directly pay a contractor when the contract provided that the contractor was appointed as ...

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How to Properly Protect Your Fintech Company with Insurance HOW TO PROPERLY PROTECT YOUR FINTECH COMPANY WITH INSURANCE

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Jul 23, 2019

Within the technology ecosystem, financial technology, or “fintech,” is one of the fastest-growing sectors. Easily one of the more dynamic industries right now, fintech companies are taking the world of finance by storm and aggressively modernizing an industry in which innovation has bee...

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9 bizarre claims made on travel insurance policies 9 BIZARRE CLAIMS MADE ON TRAVEL INSURANCE POLICIES

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Jul 23, 2019

Travel insurance can be a saving grace for you and your family when you go on holiday. If you’ve ever had to claim on your travel insurance policy, statistics would suggest that you probably had your trip cancelled or had your luggage stolen - or perhaps your car was licked by a herd of cows, ...

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Does my home insurance cover if someone hits my mailbox? DOES MY HOME INSURANCE COVER IF SOMEONE HITS MY MAILBOX?

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Jul 23, 2019

There are a variety of ways that someone may hit your mailbox. There could have been a group of kids that toppled it over for fun or a driver that wasn’t paying the best attention to the road. Either way, the remains are lying in a heap on your lawn. But is it big enough of a deal for your hom...

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How to Avoid the Most Common Car Insurance Claims HOW TO AVOID THE MOST COMMON CAR INSURANCE CLAIMS

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Jul 23, 2019

Statistically speaking, an average driver will get into three or four accidents throughout their lifetime, leading to a car insurance claim. Sometimes, a car insurance claim is completely unavoidable: after all, someone else could hit you at any time. But there are some common car insurance claims t...

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Teen Drivers and Auto Insurance TEEN DRIVERS AND AUTO INSURANCE

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Jul 23, 2019

Most teens can’t wait for the freedom that a driver’s license represents. Most parents, though, groan with anxiety. While this may be a reasonable reaction, young drivers still need insurance coverage if they are going to drive. The problem is that teens, on average, have a higher ticket...

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The New Standard in Insurance for Startups Gets Even Better THE NEW STANDARD IN INSURANCE FOR STARTUPS GETS EVEN BETTER

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Jul 23, 2019

Today, with the launch of our fully-automated policies for Errors and Omissions and Cyber coverage, which we custom-made for technology companies, we’ve officially completed the rollout of our Startup Program. Building a startup is brutally hard. I feel a great deal of appreciation to anyone a...

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Do you need travel insurance? You better read this DO YOU NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE? YOU BETTER READ THIS

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Jul 22, 2019

Do you need travel insurance for your upcoming summer vacation? You’re not alone. It’s going to be a big year for travel insurance. Really big. A survey by the travel insurance comparison site Squaremouth predicts 24% more travelers will insure their international trips in 2019 than last...

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Coverage In Action: Cyber Liability Insurance COVERAGE IN ACTION: CYBER LIABILITY INSURANCE

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Jul 19, 2019

As technology becomes increasingly important for successful business operations, the value of a strong cyber liability insurance policy continues to grow. The continued rise in the amount of information stored and transferred electronically has resulted in a remarkable increase in the potential expo...

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5 Benefits of Gold Travel Insurance 5 BENEFITS OF GOLD TRAVEL INSURANCE

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Jul 19, 2019

Taking out Travel Insurance is extremely important before going on holiday, especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions, but with multiple insurers to choose from and varying levels of cover, what kind of policy do you really need? The type of cover you need will depend on the type of hol...

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Your guide to buying affordable term life insurance online YOUR GUIDE TO BUYING AFFORDABLE TERM LIFE INSURANCE ONLINE

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Jul 18, 2019

Whether it’s ordering groceries on your phone, doing some day care intel on your laptop or scrolling through your tablet device to get caught up on your budget, it’s a fact that most of your to-do lists can get done online and on your own time. The same is true for purchasing quality ter...

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Driving digital transformation in insurance DRIVING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN INSURANCE

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Jul 17, 2019

For insurance companies, digital transformation isn’t a business decision, it’s a survival strategy. Insurance firms have been slow to implement new technologies when compared with banks and other financial services providers, however, they are catching up fast. The industry is undergoin...

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What is JCT 21.2.1 insurance, and who needs it? WHAT IS JCT 21.2.1 INSURANCE, AND WHO NEEDS IT?

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Jul 17, 2019

Tokio Marine HCC’s Julian Goodall considers the snappily-named clause developed to iron out liability issues in construction. Imagine drinking your relaxing, morning coffee and then suddenly noticing that cracks are starting to appear in your living room wall that you share with your neighbour...

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Car insurance: What is bodily injury liability? CAR INSURANCE: WHAT IS BODILY INJURY LIABILITY?

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Jul 16, 2019

Though many people depend on their cars to get where they need to go, driving isn’t without its risks. Since we drive so much and ride in cars so much, we’re so used to it that sometimes we forget the danger. But accidents and wrecks happen, and that’s why car insurance is a thing....

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How cyber insurance can help you manage information security risks HOW CYBER INSURANCE CAN HELP YOU MANAGE INFORMATION SECURITY RISKS

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Jul 16, 2019

For years, organizations have been looking for ways to avoid the potentially catastrophic consequences of data breaches. They might have finally found the answer in the form of cyber insurance. Like any insurance policy, cyber insurance helps cover the costs associated with relevant damages. This in...

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What you need to know about toy insurance WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TOY INSURANCE

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Jul 16, 2019

Having a recreational toy can be a very fun experience that will provide you with some great memories. While having a recreational toy is a fun thing to own, there some important responsibilities that go along with it. One important thing that you will need to do is make sure that it is properly cov...

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Buying Life Insurance With a Pre-Existing Condition: What You Need to Know BUYING LIFE INSURANCE WITH A PRE-EXISTING CONDITION: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jul 16, 2019

Younger, healthier applicants tend to get better rates than older Canadians or those with a pre-existing condition when it comes to buying life insurance. But if you’re living with chronic health problems and need life insurance, you shouldn’t assume the worst. Insurers generally look at...

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Australian Travel Insurance Tips On Purchasing A Policy AUSTRALIAN TRAVEL INSURANCE TIPS ON PURCHASING A POLICY

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Jul 16, 2019

So you’ve just planned your dream vacation or volunteering trip. Maybe you are traveling abroad, overseas, even to another continent. Now here comes the tricky part. How do you make sure you consider everything you need to take into account in order to stay safe thousands of miles away from ho...

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The Difference Between “Vacant” & “Unoccupied” Property Insurance THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “VACANT” & “UNOCCUPIED” PROPERTY INSURANCE

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Jul 15, 2019

There are many different reasons why you might need to leave a property empty for a period of time. There are also a few different terms that you might use to describe a property as empty. The words “vacant” and “unoccupied” being two of them. However, when it comes to proper...

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Types of Usage-Based Insurance in Canada TYPES OF USAGE-BASED INSURANCE IN CANADA

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Jul 15, 2019

Usage-based insurance (UBI) gives drivers options in how their auto insurance premiums are calculated. Usage-based insurance hasn’t been around long in Canada. It was first introduced to drivers in 2013. Since then, however, it has grown in popularity. Auto insurance companies like Desjardins,...

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10 TYPES OF INSURANCE FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS 10 TYPES OF INSURANCE FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS

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Jul 15, 2019

From natural disasters to tenant negligence, a lot can go wrong for real estate investors. Once a house has been damaged, the bill for getting your money-making assets back in tip-top shape can easily start to cut into your profits. The right insurance, however, will make sure your investments (and ...

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The Top 5 Pitfalls in D&O Liability Policies THE TOP 5 PITFALLS IN D&O LIABILITY POLICIES

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Jul 15, 2019

Corporate officers and directors should be able to lead confidently and sleep at night without worrying that their personal assets may be at risk because of personal liability. D&O insurance provides such “sleep at night” coverage for claims alleging breach of their duties. However, ...

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5 Simplest Ways of Choosing the Right Life Insurance Plan 5 SIMPLEST WAYS OF CHOOSING THE RIGHT LIFE INSURANCE PLAN

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Jul 11, 2019

When there are plenty of choices available on the market, selecting the right one becomes a difficult task. When it comes to choosing a life insurance plan, you need to be very careful due to the plethora of options available. Various life insurance companies offer different types of life insurance ...

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What Is Fire Protection Class In Homeowners Insurance WHAT IS FIRE PROTECTION CLASS IN HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE

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Jul 11, 2019

Fire Protection Class is a 1 - 10 rating provided by ISO that evaluates a counties fire suppression capability - how fast can they put out a fire, after it is reported. This rating is used by home insurance carriers to determine the response time of dealing with a fire at your home. A low protection...

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When Is It Smart To Buy Liability Only Auto Insurance? WHEN IS IT SMART TO BUY LIABILITY ONLY AUTO INSURANCE?

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Jul 11, 2019

You have a lot of options when it comes to buying auto insurance. Many vehicle owners recognize the value of purchasing comprehensive car insurance. It covers most of your risks and keeps your financials in order should a problem occur. Yet, there are some instances when purchasing just Liability In...

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7 scenarios where a single person might need life insurance 7 SCENARIOS WHERE A SINGLE PERSON MIGHT NEED LIFE INSURANCE

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Jul 10, 2019

Life insurance often isn’t needed for a single person with no children. Some may say, “Buy it while you’re young and healthy.” The reality is that, if you don’t need coverage, the money toward a life insurance premium could be better utilized by contributing to retireme...

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What is the difference between a DP1 and DP3 home insurance policy? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DP1 AND DP3 HOME INSURANCE POLICY?

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Jul 10, 2019

The DP1 and DP3 are two types of dwelling fire policies. The DP1 is used for vacant property insurance and offer's the minimum coverage amount while the DP3 is used for landlord insurance where the homeowner rents out the property, but does not live there. What's the Coverage Difference betw...

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4 Things You Can Do to Help Lower Auto Insurance Costs 4 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP LOWER AUTO INSURANCE COSTS

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Jul 10, 2019

When you invest in a vehicle, there is a lot to think about from a financial standpoint. On top of the sticker price of a vehicle, you have to consider things like routine maintenance, repairs, gas and automobile insurance. Auto insurance coverage is necessary for any driver of any age. In the insta...

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Denied Life Insurance? Here Are Your Next 3 Steps DENIED LIFE INSURANCE? HERE ARE YOUR NEXT 3 STEPS

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Jul 10, 2019

It’s tough to learn that the life insurance company you applied to will not be offering you coverage, especially if you were fully expecting a yes! You may fall into the “impaired risk market,” which means you have something in your background that makes you a higher risk for dying...

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INSURERS CAN ONLY BECOME CUSTOMER-FOCUSED WITH A TARGETED APPROACH INSURERS CAN ONLY BECOME CUSTOMER-FOCUSED WITH A TARGETED APPROACH

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Jul 10, 2019

Insurers need to evolve if they want to thrive in the age of digital disruption. And while new technologies may be useful, the most important consideration lies in getting back to basics and focusing on customers and their needs. In my previous post in this series, I outlined why a personalized appr...

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How Insurance Companies Adjust Personal Injury Claims HOW INSURANCE COMPANIES ADJUST PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS

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Jul 09, 2019

Insurance companies can play a critical role in personal injury claims. From car accident cases to product liability claims, insurance companies representing the liable party will: Conduct their own investigations. If they determine a claim is valid, they’ll use their own procedures and formul...

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WHAT IS THE BEST BACKPACKER INSURANCE? WHAT IS THE BEST BACKPACKER INSURANCE?

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Jul 09, 2019

I’ve had to claim on my travel insurance four times over the last ten years of traveling. I’ve suffered everything from infections, robberies, broken equipment, and a couple more things that I’m too ashamed to talk about. To hit the road without backpacker travel insurance really i...

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Comprehensive Insurance—Critical Protection for Your Car’s Value COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE—CRITICAL PROTECTION FOR YOUR CAR’S VALUE

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Jul 09, 2019

The term comprehensive auto insurance is very misleading. Many times, you will hear that you should have comprehensive coverage – but what does that mean? It can mean two things. It can mean that you should have an ample amount of coverage to reduce your risks of having to pay out-of-pocket fo...

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What Insurance Do I Need As A Tenant? WHAT INSURANCE DO I NEED AS A TENANT?

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Jul 09, 2019

Whether you’re about to rent a room or a property or you are already a tenant paying rent to a landlord for the place you live in, you might be thinking about tenants’ insurance. What exactly is tenants’ insurance? What does it cover? Must you have it? What does tenant liability me...

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What Is Graded Death Benefit Life Insurance? WHAT IS GRADED DEATH BENEFIT LIFE INSURANCE?

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Jul 09, 2019

A graded death benefit policy is a type of whole life insurance policy with a waiting period. It may be an option for people who are unable to be approved for standard life insurance. There is no medical exam required. People who have been declined for life insurance from all other companies can sti...

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‘LIVING BUSINESS’ INSURERS TARGET NEW OPPORTUNITIES ‘LIVING BUSINESS’ INSURERS TARGET NEW OPPORTUNITIES

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Jul 09, 2019

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, there are a few insurance companies that have developed a profound and dynamic understanding of their customers, based on a sophisticated data and analytics capability as well as an authentic receptiveness to what customers tell them. They also have the abili...

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What is collision insurance and should I get it? WHAT IS COLLISION INSURANCE AND SHOULD I GET IT?

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Jul 09, 2019

Life was going pretty good for Lila and her husband in 2016. The couple had just bought a year-old Kia Soul in cash. Then one day, while out on a drive, things changed. “Somebody was trying to back up off of one ramp, trying to at the last minute to go to the other ramp, or something,” s...

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Why Your Insurance Company Should Know You Are Renting Your Home WHY YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY SHOULD KNOW YOU ARE RENTING YOUR HOME

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Jul 09, 2019

Given the huge transformation the world is going through, the home sharing and property rental businesses have really taken off in the last two decades. Renting out spare rooms, a portion of, or even an entire house to earn some extra money, or a full-time income, has become increasingly common nowa...

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Buying term life insurance in your 40s BUYING TERM LIFE INSURANCE IN YOUR 40S

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Jul 09, 2019

For many people, your 40s are a time where you re-confirm many financial decisions made to date in your life. Are you on pace for a comfortable retirement? Is it time to refinance your mortgage for a better interest rate? Have you saved enough to take some of those dream vacations? Another financial...

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How to negotiate a car accident insurance settlement HOW TO NEGOTIATE A CAR ACCIDENT INSURANCE SETTLEMENT

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Jul 05, 2019

Getting into an accident is an emotionally draining experience. If you’re lucky, you, your passengers, and anyone else involved walk away without injuries. You just need to deal with the insurance company for the property damage. If you’re at fault and you have collision insurance, you h...

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How Long Does Business Interruption Insurance Coverage Last? HOW LONG DOES BUSINESS INTERRUPTION INSURANCE COVERAGE LAST?

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Jul 04, 2019

Most commercial property insurance policies include business interruption insurance. With this coverage, the insurer agrees to pay for loss of business income resulting from a covered peril. But how long does it last? In most cases, business interruption insurance coverage continues from the date of...

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Tax Cuts and Tariffs: Policies at Odds with Each Other TAX CUTS AND TARIFFS: POLICIES AT ODDS WITH EACH OTHER

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Jun 10, 2019

In his two and a half years in office, President Trump has enacted two major fiscal policy initiatives: tax reform legislation and tariffs on foreign goods imported to the United States. According to Bloomberg, the cost of tariffs may soon exceed the benefits of tax cuts for middle-earner households...

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What Illnesses Are Covered by Critical Illness Insurance? WHAT ILLNESSES ARE COVERED BY CRITICAL ILLNESS INSURANCE?

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May 13, 2019

What is Critical Illness Insurance? Critical illness insurance can be taken out as a stand-alone policy or as part of a life insurance policy. Either way, it will pay out a pre-determined amount if the insured individual is diagnosed with a specified critical illness. The specific terms & condit...

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How to Pick Your First Homeowners Insurance Policy HOW TO PICK YOUR FIRST HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE POLICY

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May 10, 2019

Purchasing your first home can be an overwhelming process, one fraught with emotion and a seemingly endless stream of paperwork and documentation. For many people, a home is the most significant purchase of a lifetime, making it even more critical to protect this investment with a thoughtfully chose...

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What is the Purpose of Key Man Insurance? WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF KEY MAN INSURANCE?

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May 09, 2019

If you have ever asked yourself: “What is the purpose of key man insurance?”, read on to learn what this important form of business protection is all about. Key Staff. Every business, regardless of industry or size, typically has one or several key members of staff who are crucially impo...

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What Is an Excluded Driver on Your Insurance Policy WHAT IS AN EXCLUDED DRIVER ON YOUR INSURANCE POLICY

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May 09, 2019

It’s important to read all of the details in your car insurance policy as soon as you receive it. One key area to look at is who has coverage on your policy. Also, notice any excluded driver. This is a person who should not be behind the wheel of your car. If they are there, your auto insuranc...

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Does Living in an Area with High Accident Rates Impact Your Rates DOES LIVING IN AN AREA WITH HIGH ACCIDENT RATES IMPACT YOUR RATES

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May 07, 2019

The biggest factors impacting how much you pay for auto insurance are you and your driving habits. However, other factors can impact what you pay. If you live in a high-risk area, the insurance company may raise your costs. In some situations, this is nothing you can change. Yet, there may be a few ...

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What is Home Insurance and Why Do You Need It? WHAT IS HOME INSURANCE AND WHY DO YOU NEED IT?

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May 07, 2019

Buying a home, and becoming a homeowner, has many advantages, but it comes with some responsibilities as well. Although it’s not the most exciting thing in the world, home insurance is extremely useful and it shouldn’t be skipped. In Canada, home insurance is not required by law, and wit...

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Best Pet Insurance – Comprehensive Reviews for 2019 BEST PET INSURANCE – COMPREHENSIVE REVIEWS FOR 2019

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May 06, 2019

As a pet owner, you are probably willing to do almost anything to keep your pet healthy, even if it means spending money you don’t have. Rushing a sick pet down to the veterinarian’s office may be instinctive, but it can also be very expensive. With veterinary costs increasing by as much...

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Is Your House of Worship Covered by Terrorism Insurance? IS YOUR HOUSE OF WORSHIP COVERED BY TERRORISM INSURANCE?

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May 03, 2019

Religious centers of all faiths are rightfully concerned as hate has become entwined with the terrible consequences of terrorism. The recent massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pa, arson attacks on three historic black churches in Louisiana, and now, the rampage at the Chabad synag...

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UNDERSTANDING LIFE INSURANCE LINGO PART 1: POLICY BASICS UNDERSTANDING LIFE INSURANCE LINGO PART 1: POLICY BASICS

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May 02, 2019

Life insurance represents a key corner of the financial planning space in need of more education. Nearly three in five consumers (59%) own some form of life insurance, according to LIMRA’s 2018 Insurance Barometer Study. Yet, common questions persist, especially over the industry’s const...

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The Differences Between Term and Whole Life Insurance THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN TERM AND WHOLE LIFE INSURANCE

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Apr 26, 2019

Buying life insurance now provides a financial safety net for your dependents later if you’re not around to take care of them. After you’re gone, your family can use the proceeds to cover funeral costs, mortgage payments, college tuition and other expenses. There are two main types of li...

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What Is Collision Coverage? WHAT IS COLLISION COVERAGE?

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Apr 25, 2019

When you’re trying to save money on car insurance, declining collision coverage may seem like a good option. But you should give this decision some thought. After a wreck, collision coverage could make life easier, even if you did not cause the accident. For most drivers, the cost of collision...

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Senior Benefits in Ontario: A Complete Guide to Senior Health Benefits SENIOR BENEFITS IN ONTARIO: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO SENIOR HEALTH BENEFITS

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Apr 25, 2019

Canada’s most populous province is getting grayer. Statistics Canada reported that almost 20 percent of Ontarians were over the age of 65 in 2016. That’s a number that’s projected to keep growing in the future too. Are you someone over the age of 65? Maybe you’re approaching ...

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How to Find Life Insurance As A Scuba Diver HOW TO FIND LIFE INSURANCE AS A SCUBA DIVER

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Apr 25, 2019

Oxygen tanks and regulators, buoyancy compensators, wearable computers to track depth and surroundings — scuba divers need a lot of expensive gear. Then, when they apply for life insurance to help protect their families from financial uncertainty, scuba divers tend to pay higher life insurance...

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SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR? SO YOU WANT TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?

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Apr 25, 2019

So you want to be an entrepreneur? You’ve got a great idea, and you want to put it into motion, so you can show the world what you can do! Being an entrepreneur and starting a business is admirable, but it comes with risks. During the planning phase, if you haven’t talked to a trusted in...

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Do Veterans Qualify for Discounted Auto Insurance DO VETERANS QUALIFY FOR DISCOUNTED AUTO INSURANCE

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Apr 25, 2019

As a veteran, it can be very important to manage your money well. Your hard work and service to the country should stand for something. Many vets qualify for a discount on their auto insurance policy. This does not always apply, but if it applies to your situation, it is worth asking about. How can ...

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Pet Insurance Everything You Need to Know PET INSURANCE EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Apr 24, 2019

Your fur babies are a big part of your family. You love them; they’re among your favorite friends, and they’re always there for you. You give them love, a home, and take the very best possible care of them. And, much like when a member of your family is sick, you worry about them when th...

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How and When to File a Home Insurance Claim HOW AND WHEN TO FILE A HOME INSURANCE CLAIM

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Apr 24, 2019

Insurance is there for you when you need it. It’s the umbrella, the safety net, the fail-safe. But it’s wise to consider the alternatives before actually tapping your insurance company for help: Every claim you file can raise your premium. If you file too many claims, not only can your i...

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Hurricanes? DOES HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE COVER HURRICANES?

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Apr 23, 2019

property owners can face serious risks when it comes to hurricanes and tropical storms. From blustering, high-speed winds to record-smashing rainfall and flooding, you have to be prepared for the worst-case scenario during severe weather. If you’re a homeowner, you definitely want to insure yo...

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The Best Auto Insurance Companies of 2019 THE BEST AUTO INSURANCE COMPANIES OF 2019

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Apr 23, 2019

Auto insurance is there for you during some of the most stressful times of your life. Whether it’s a little fender bender that gets your blood boiling or a full-on car wreck you caused, insurance is essential. Think of it as a logical part of your financial planning. Imagine, for a second, tha...

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Top 10 Mistakes That Many First Time Homebuyers Make TOP 10 MISTAKES THAT MANY FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS MAKE

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Apr 23, 2019

Purchasing your first home can be scary and confusing as well as exciting. There are dozens of decisions to be made and if you are not careful you may make a mistake that you will have to live with for years. If you are in the market for your first home, or have been in your current home for decades...

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How Often Should You Review Your Business Insurance Coverage? HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU REVIEW YOUR BUSINESS INSURANCE COVERAGE?

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Apr 23, 2019

Many small business owners wonder when they should review their insurance coverage. The truth is that if it has been a while since you’ve reviewed your business insurance, it might be time to make changes. A review is a great opportunity to determine whether your policy meets your current need...

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The Push for Digital Claims Payments THE PUSH FOR DIGITAL CLAIMS PAYMENTS

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Apr 23, 2019

Carriers have invested heavily in creating new digital customer experience but making claims payments often still ends in a “your check is in the mail” notification. Digital payment alternatives, first developed for industries like retail, are now finding their way into insurance. Cost s...

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5 tips to keep your car running smoothly this spring 5 TIPS TO KEEP YOUR CAR RUNNING SMOOTHLY THIS SPRING

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Apr 23, 2019

While many associate spring with a deep clean of your home, it's also a good idea to use the change in season to spring clean your vehicle. Winter can take a heavy toll on our cars, both in terms of appearance and driving capabilities. Take advantage of the warmer weather and perform these routi...

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Achieving digital transformation in the insurance industry ACHIEVING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

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Apr 23, 2019

Research has consistently shown that senior management within the insurance sector think digital transformation is critical to their business. While executives see transformation as essential, achieving success is proving to be much more difficult, with a global report recently published by Cap Gemi...

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How To Purchase A Right Home Insurance? HOW TO PURCHASE A RIGHT HOME INSURANCE?

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Apr 22, 2019

Your house is while not a doubt your most precious investment. What if there’s a natural bad luck or a fireplace escape in your house, and your home is ruined?! Disasters will strike uninstructed and that’s specifically why protective your house with home insurance is incredibly necessar...

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Are ATVs, Golf Carts and Other Vehicles Covered by Homeowners Insurance? ARE ATVS, GOLF CARTS AND OTHER VEHICLES COVERED BY HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE?

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Apr 19, 2019

Here is an easy test to see if your recreational vehicle is covered by your homeowners policy: Are you having fun? If so, it’s probably not covered. That isn’t always the case, but the protection provided by your homeowners policy is very limited. Property Coverage You may have property ...

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Is Your Golf Cart Covered? IS YOUR GOLF CART COVERED?

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Apr 19, 2019

These days, you can find more golf carts on our public roads and campgrounds than on the golf course. They’ve become somewhat of a status symbol with trick paint jobs, speed modifications, chrome wheels, and leather seats. If you own a golf cart, it’s a good idea to buy golf cart insuran...

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Market Value Versus Replacement Cost - Homeowners Insurance MARKET VALUE VERSUS REPLACEMENT COST - HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE

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Apr 19, 2019

When buying a house, you are buying both the house and the land it is built on. The market value of a home is usually based on an appraisal by a licensed professional. They start by estimating the value of the land based on the property's location and lot size. Then the appraiser will use the si...

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Maintain your tires for a safer, smoother ride MAINTAIN YOUR TIRES FOR A SAFER, SMOOTHER RIDE

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Apr 19, 2019

Tires are a crucial part of your day-to-day travels, but they can be easily overlooked when you're inspecting your car. It's important to note, however; that there are significant benefits to checking them frequently – including better fuel economy, a safer drive, and easier handling o...

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Boat insurance and safety BOAT INSURANCE AND SAFETY

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Apr 18, 2019

The size, type and value of the craft and the water in which you use it factor into what type of insurance you need and how much you will pay for insurance coverage. As with any insurance policy, make sure you understand exactly what perils are covered and what your policy limits are. Small craft ma...

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THE BEST TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR LONG TERM TRAVEL THE BEST TRAVEL MEDICAL INSURANCE FOR LONG TERM TRAVEL

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Apr 18, 2019

Long term travel is the ultimate dream for many people. However, when you travel for a long period of time, there are some organizational issues you need to think about. One of these issues is insurance. This is not the most fun topic to think about, and we know you prefer to plan the cool activitie...

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Home Insurance for People with a Disability HOME INSURANCE FOR PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY

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Apr 18, 2019

When you have a home with special features and adaptions, it becomes essential to consider how this impacts your home’s value. It can also impact your home insurance needs. For those who have a loved one living with a disability or unique needs, it is important to consider the value of added f...

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THE ROLE OF CYBER INSURANCE IN CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT – NOT A STANDALONE SOLUTION, BUT PART OF A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY THE ROLE OF CYBER INSURANCE IN CYBER RISK MANAGEMENT – NOT A STANDALONE SOLUTION, BUT PART OF A COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY

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Apr 18, 2019

Cyber Insurance has begun to take root in recent years, and while many industries have yet to invest in a cyber insurance policy, other industries are starting to question if cyber insurance might just be the missing tool in the organization’s security toolbelt. A recent survey found that 70 p...

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Is the Notre-Dame Cathedral Fire Covered by Insurance? IS THE NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL FIRE COVERED BY INSURANCE?

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Apr 18, 2019

The fire that ravaged Notre-Dame cathedral is out and plans are already underway for repairing the damages caused and rebuilding what was lost. The costs are expected to be enormous and will take years to complete. Currently, there’s 1 billion euros donated to help with the reconstruction. As ...

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4 Safe Driving Lessons for Your Teen 4 SAFE DRIVING LESSONS FOR YOUR TEEN

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Apr 18, 2019

Teach your teen how to be a safe driver. If you are currently teaching your teen how to drive, then safe driving practices are the most important things that you can pass onto them. When it comes to safe driving, it’s important that you go back to the basics, even if they seem really obvious. ...

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Buying a term insurance plan? Don’t forget to include riders BUYING A TERM INSURANCE PLAN? DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE RIDERS

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Apr 18, 2019

Who doesn’t like something extra which provides a value-added benefit? In a term insurance plan, there are extra coverage benefits which you can opt and make your cover more comprehensive. Do you know about such extra benefits? They are called riders. If you are looking for a term insurance pl...

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How Much Renters Insurance Do I Actually Need? HOW MUCH RENTERS INSURANCE DO I ACTUALLY NEED?

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Apr 17, 2019

Getting renters insurance is a smart adulting decision. It’s the best defense against things in life you have no control over – like your phone getting stolen on the subway or your apartment flooding because your neighbors left their faucet on. So, if you ever face these headaches, you&r...

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VULNERABLE INSURANCE CUSTOMERS UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT VULNERABLE INSURANCE CUSTOMERS UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT

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Apr 17, 2019

Insurance companies may have a bigger challenge on their hands when it comes to identifying vulnerable customers, as new research from data analytics company Consumer Intelligence reveals three quarters struggle to understand or feel overwhelmed by information provided by their insurer. In contrast,...

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How to Beat Amazon at Customer Experience HOW TO BEAT AMAZON AT CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Apr 16, 2019

Amazon just entered your market, acquiring a competitor in your product category and bringing all of their technology, customer experience and logistics capabilities to go after your customer. How will you stay competitive? Grocery stores found themselves asking that question in August of 2017 when ...

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Ensuring Success in Core System Builds ENSURING SUCCESS IN CORE SYSTEM BUILDS

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Apr 16, 2019

Custom core system builds still happen surprisingly often. They fell out of fashion during the competitive vendor landscape of the early 2000s, but implementation challenges and improved carrier software development expertise are generating increased interest in the custom build. Buying is often a c...

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Is Your Auto Insurance Price on the Way Up? Here’s How to Save Money IS YOUR AUTO INSURANCE PRICE ON THE WAY UP? HERE’S HOW TO SAVE MONEY

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Apr 16, 2019

From time to time, auto insurance rates will increase. Most often, this happens due to the cost of living rising. However, many people can save money by asking their insurance agent about savings options. If your prices are on the rise, take these steps to ensure you are paying the least amount nece...

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Vision Insurance Coverage in Canada: Which Regions Offer Eye Care? VISION INSURANCE COVERAGE IN CANADA: WHICH REGIONS OFFER EYE CARE?

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Apr 16, 2019

The Canada Health Act provides all essential and medically necessary care through its provincial arms. But it doesn’t mandate the provision of eye care outside of emergency circumstances. Vision insurance coverage changes according to province and territory. In most cases, young people and sen...

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How to Get Instant Online Health Insurance Quotes HOW TO GET INSTANT ONLINE HEALTH INSURANCE QUOTES

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Apr 16, 2019

Many folks outside of Canada think that health care in this great nation must be a breeze as it is infamously “free” to all residents of Canada. But the truth is that while much of that billion-dollar health care industry is being ponied up for by the federal government, there are some g...

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Planning a Trip? Here’s How to Insure Your Jewelry Before You Go PLANNING A TRIP? HERE’S HOW TO INSURE YOUR JEWELRY BEFORE YOU GO

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Apr 16, 2019

Remember the phenomenal Taylor-Burton diamond, the 69-carat, pear-cut diamond bought by the actors Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in 1969? Well, of course, you don’t, but that’s one more reason to cherish those grandparents of yours, right? In case they can’t remember either, ...

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Steps To Follow While You Claim Life Insurance Benefits-MoneyMindz STEPS TO FOLLOW WHILE YOU CLAIM LIFE INSURANCE BENEFITS-MONEYMINDZ

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Apr 16, 2019

A bitter truth but getting over the loss of a loved one is tough. In cases where the departed has dependents, life insurance helps tide over the financial burden they may face. Therefore, it’s important to know how to claim the insurance benefits upon the death of a loved one. So, the benefit ...

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Why Not Plan Your Finances Wisely To Save Taxes?-MoneyMindz WHY NOT PLAN YOUR FINANCES WISELY TO SAVE TAXES?-MONEYMINDZ

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Apr 16, 2019

The utterance of the word “tax” emits a negative feeling in most people. It is not only about the realms of the real world, but in the iconic Bollywood film Lagaan that was based on a fictional story dating a century back, the protagonist had a “fear of paying tax”. Well over...

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FIVE DATA POINTS EVERY AGENT SHOULD TRACK FIVE DATA POINTS EVERY AGENT SHOULD TRACK

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Apr 16, 2019

Analyzing your data and metrics will help you discover critical insights your agency needs to grow. Data analytics applications will help you gather, process and analyze your data in real time for greater insights into your efforts and outcomes. Data metrics can also help your agency become a data-p...

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Suggestions to Help You Stay Safe Behind the Wheel SUGGESTIONS TO HELP YOU STAY SAFE BEHIND THE WHEEL

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Apr 16, 2019

Try out these spring driving safety tips. Just because the gloom and bad weather of winter have passed doesn’t mean that the road is free from hazards. Just like winter, spring poses some very serious risks for drivers. If you want to protect yourself and others on the road this season, then t...

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What Affects the Cost of Home Insurance In Kenya? WHAT AFFECTS THE COST OF HOME INSURANCE IN KENYA?

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Apr 16, 2019

A house is one of the prized possessions; this is why your home should be insured. When you have ticked all the sections, and you are all set to buy a home, it is imperative to calculate the total cost that will result in your home ownership. Most importantly, this comprises of home buying cost and ...

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Compare Health Insurance Canada! Are You Getting the Best Coverage? COMPARE HEALTH INSURANCE CANADA! ARE YOU GETTING THE BEST COVERAGE?

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Apr 15, 2019

Canada’s extraordinary health care system covers most of the population. Only a small fraction of its 37 million residents lack health insurance. Only certain recent immigrants and workers are ineligible for care. However, healthcare is not free. In addition to tax-funded universal basic care,...

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Do I Have Mental Health Insurance Coverage? DO I HAVE MENTAL HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE?

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Apr 15, 2019

If you purchased your health insurance plan through healthcare.gov or your local state exchange, you have an Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant plan, which means you have mental health insurance coverage. All ACA-compliant insurance plans must include mental health insurance coverage as one of the ...

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How to choose the right amount of cover for life insurance? HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF COVER FOR LIFE INSURANCE?

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Apr 15, 2019

If you are buying life insurance, you need to go for the right insurance amount so that you are neither under-insured nor over-insured. So, how does one arrive at the right amount of insurance cover? Here are some simple methods to help you decide. Life insurance is something one cannot do without i...

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13 ways to get your home ready for spring 13 WAYS TO GET YOUR HOME READY FOR SPRING

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Apr 15, 2019

Get your air conditioner cleaned and serviced. Did you know clean coils operate more efficiently? With that and a filter change, your air conditioner will be primed to keep you cool and cut your costs. Change the batteries in your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector. Your life-saving detecto...

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Distracted Driving Month: 4 things insurers can do to help customers drive safer and reduce risk DISTRACTED DRIVING MONTH: 4 THINGS INSURERS CAN DO TO HELP CUSTOMERS DRIVE SAFER AND REDUCE RISK

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Apr 14, 2019

We continue our conversation about Distracted Driving Awareness Month, what we know and what we can do to help curb risky behavior. Where we started talking about the need to study advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) data, we now move into the reality of the distractions we face every day and ...

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