Lloyd | July 23, 2020
Earlier this week, fresh hope of a COVID-19 vaccine was introduced by researchers at Oxford University, who described the initial results of their attempts to create a vaccine as “encouraging”. Today, the Financial Times (FT) has reported that Lloyd’s of London is going to start offering cover for the delivery of any future vaccine for COVID-19, which will enable the safe transportation of the vaccine to low-income countries.
The safe delivery of vaccines has been highlighted as often being difficult or costly, with some underwriters wary of the risks involved due to the highly temperature-sensitive nature of vaccines, with freezing being a particularly big risk. Ben Hubbard, the CEO of the cargo insurance specialist, Parsyl, told the FT that if the delivery is not perfect, then the vaccine simply will not work.
Cision PR Newswire | October 20, 2020
Life.io, a subsidiary of SE2 and a leading customer engagement solution for the insurance and financial services industries, today announced a strategic partnership with Unqork, the leading enterprise no-code platform, to bring next-generation insurance solutions to the market. Leveraging Unqork's unique no-code platform, and Life.io's expertise in engagement, UX/UI, and behavioral-design, we are offering insurers a highly intuitive digital purchasing platform that reduces friction for clients and advisors.
USI | December 14, 2020
USI Insurance Services ("USI"), a world chief in risk management, employee benefit and retirement consulting, today reported the securing of Sitka, Alaska-based Venneberg Insurance. Established in 1984, Venneberg Insurance is a free risk management and insurance organization serving businesses and people all through Southeast Alaska. The entirety of the organization's employees, including Mike Venneberg, proprietor and head, will join USI. Terms of the exchange were not revealed.
Commenting on the announcement, Mike Venneberg stated: “For more than 35 years, our experienced and dedicated staff have established a strong reputation for meeting the unique and diverse risk management and insurance needs of families and businesses throughout Southeast Alaska. By joining forces with USI, our valued clients will continue to work with the local team of experts they’ve come to know and trust, in addition to gaining access to USI’s best-in-class resources and solutions.”
Chris Prentice, USI regional CEO, added: “We are thrilled to welcome Mike and the talented professionals from Venneberg Insurance to the USI family. By partnering as one, we look forward to delivering an unmatched level of service and expertise for our current and future clients throughout Alaska by leveraging the USI ONE Advantage®, a proprietary platform integrating analytics, networked resources and strategic planning to deliver customized solutions with economic impact for clients.”
USI is one of the largest insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the world, delivering property and casualty, employee benefits, personal risk, program and retirement solutions to large risk management clients, middle market companies, smaller firms and individuals. Headquartered in Valhalla, New York, USI connects over 8,000 industry-leading professionals from approximately 200 offices to serve clients’ local, national and international needs. USI has become a premier insurance brokerage and consulting firm by leveraging the USI ONE Advantage®, an interactive platform that integrates proprietary and innovative client solutions, networked local resources and enterprise-wide collaboration to deliver customized results with positive, bottom line impact. USI attracts best-in-class industry talent with a long history of deep and continuing investment in our local communities.