Frank Cowan launches new cyber insurance product

Insurance Business America | April 16, 2019

Frank Cowan Company has unveiled an enhanced cyber product designed specifically for public entity, non-profit organizations, as well as similar other specialty classes of businesses. The new product, backed by AXA XL’s syndicate 2003, features all-inclusive limits available up to $1 million for standard coverages, with higher limits and optional coverage available. A release noted that Cowan has broadened its policy definition of a computer system in terms of scope and coverage “beyond the insured shown on the declaration page.” Clients will also have access to education, advice, contract reviews, and complimentary templates to prepare and recover from a cyber incident. In addition, client get to connect with Crawford & Company – the cyber loss service provider of Frank Cowan Company. “Municipalities and not-for-profits are not immune to cyberattacks. In fact, we’ve seen an uptick in the number of attempts and incidents over the past year. We no longer recognize cyber as an emerging threat, but rather a real risk that every organization should address in their business plan.

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Many Canadians are not even aware that there are many ways that you can become a victim of organized insurance fraud. It can result in huge insurance claim costs paid by your insurer and consequently, your premiums going up. Or, it could be even worse – you could be injured during an auto fraud accident! InsurEye’s infographic demonstrates the 3 most frequent auto insurance fraud scenarios to help Canadians to recognize and avoid them.

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Corvus Insurance Opens Continental European Office in Germany

Corvus | July 28, 2022

Corvus Insurance, the market-leading specialty insurance MGA offering Smart Commercial Insurance® products powered by AI-driven risk data, today announced the opening of a new continental European office in Frankfurt, Germany. The newest office location for Corvus creates a presence in continental Europe for the company — a first for a US-based insurtech — allowing Corvus greater flexibility to expand its international footprint and capabilities through new markets. “Frankfurt is located within the largest insurance market on the continent and the city has always been an international business hub across industries,” said Oliver Delvos, Head of International at Corvus Insurance. “Frankfurt is located within the largest insurance market on the continent and the city has always been an international business hub across industries,” said Oliver Delvos, Head of International at Corvus Insurance. “We will be able to spread our wings and develop our business with a true European focus.” The Frankfurt office will look to underwrite cyber insurance business for both small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and larger corporations. Coupled with product growth, Corvus seeks to increase employee headcount by attracting new talent to the industry and into tech. This will include offering positions for ‘Werkstudenten’ from universities as a way to provide graduates with potential career opportunities. “Cyber by its very nature is a global risk, and by expanding our operations into Europe, this will create new opportunities for our team to help even more policyholders and support our foundational mission of making the world a safer place,” said Lori Bailey, Chief Insurance Officer of Corvus Insurance. To learn more about Corvus, please visit https://www.corvusinsurance.com. About Corvus Corvus Insurance is building a safer world through insurance products and digital tools that reduce risk, increase transparency, and improve resilience for policyholders and program partners. Our market-leading specialty insurance products are enabled by advanced data science and include Smart Cyber Insurance®, Smart Tech E+O™, and Smart Cargo®. Our digital platforms and tools enable efficient quoting and binding and proactive risk mitigation. Corvus Insurance offers insurance products in the US, Middle East, Europe, Canada, and Australia. Current insurance program partners include AXIS Capital, Crum & Forster, Hudson Insurance Group, certain underwriters at Lloyd’s of London, R&Q Accredited, SiriusPoint, and Skyward Specialty Insurance. Corvus Insurance, Corvus London Markets, and Corvus Germany are the marketing names used to refer to Corvus Insurance Agency, LLC; Corvus Agency Limited; and Corvus Underwriting GmbH. All entities are subsidiaries of Corvus Insurance Holdings, Inc. Corvus Insurance was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with offices across the US, in the UK, and Germany. For more information, visit corvusinsurance.com.

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Coalition Completes Acquisition of Insurance Carrier With Licenses In All 50 States

Coalition | August 16, 2022

Coalition, the world's first Active Insurance provider designed to prevent digital risk before it strikes, announced today that it has received regulatory approval and completed the acquisition of Digital Affect Insurance Company from Munich Re Digital Partners US Holding Corporation. Digital Affect Insurance Company is a property and casualty insurer licensed in all 50 states. The acquisition will allow Coalition to offer insurance policies through its own admitted insurance carrier. Coalition currently offers cyber, technology errors & omissions, directors and & officers, and other executive risks policies through partnerships with Allianz, Arch Insurance North America, Ascot Group, Lloyd's of London, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Vantage, and Zurich among others. "This strategic move empowers Coalition to expand the reach of our market leading active cyber insurance offering together with other admitted insurance products, The acquisition is a natural next step in our evolution and will allow us to better serve our broker partners and customers, while continuing to push the boundaries of innovation in cyber insurance, executive risks insurance, and beyond." -Shawn Ram, Head of Insurance for Coalition This acquisition builds on a string of important company milestones in 2022. Most recently Coalition announced a $250M investment in July 2022, boosting the valuation of the company to $5B, and appointed its first ever chief financial officer and general counsel earlier this month ahead of a planned expansion into the UK. Coalition's Active Insurance combines industry-leading cybersecurity tools, access to around-the-clock digital forensics and incident response, and comprehensive insurance coverage to help organizations identify, mitigate, and insure digital risk. Coalition's technology advantage has allowed the company to build a sustainable, high-performing book of business in a highly-dynamic cyber market, while also helping Coalition customers spot and manage digital risk before it strikes. Coalition now serves over 160,000 customers with Active Cyber Insurance, Active Executive Risks Insurance, P&C insurance, and cybersecurity capabilities. About Coalition Coalition is the leading provider of cyber insurance and security, combining comprehensive insurance and proactive cybersecurity tools to help businesses manage and mitigate cyber risk. Through its partnership with leading global insurers Arch Insurance North America, Allianz, Ascot Group, Lloyd's of London, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and Vantage, Coalition offers its Active Insurance products in the US and Canada and its security products to organizations globally. Coalition's Active Risk Platform provides automated security alerts, threat intelligence, expert guidance, and cybersecurity tools to help businesses remain resilient in the face of cyber attacks. Headquartered in San Francisco, Coalition is a distributed company with a global workforce that collaborates both digitally and in office hubs across the globe.

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CL Life and Annuity Insurance Company Launches New MYGA Product to Market in Eight Weeks with FireLight®

CL Life & Annuity Insurance Company and Insurance Technologies | September 26, 2022

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