GlobeNewswire | August 20, 2020
InsuraGuest Technologies, Inc. (TSX.V: ISGI) (the “Company”), under its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary InsuraGuest Insurance Agency, LLC (the “Agency”), has signed Swarts, Manning & Associates (“SMA”) for its agency/broker program, which focuses on agencies and brokers that write general liability polices specifically for hotels. InsuraGuest will utilize SMA’s brokers and business network in Utah, Nevada and California to access SMA’s hotel clients and integrate InsuraGuest’s insurtech software platform to deliver its hospitality liability coverages. Our focus has always been on risk management and improving the risk profile of our hospitality clients,” states Mark Swarts, founder and president of Swarts, Manning & Associates. “Adding InsuraGuest’s products to our partner list will help us reduce their hotel clients’ risk ratios and claim ratios while potentially lowering their GL premiums.” InsuraGuest insurance coverage, which is purchased by a property, automatically delivers hospitality liability coverages through the property’s management system via the Company’s proprietary insurtech (insurance + technology) platform. These coverages address claims from guests and their room occupants during their stay at a hotel; coverages insert a layer of protection on a primary basis should a guest experience an accident or theft.
Dominion Energy | June 02, 2020
Virginia's disconnection policy, implemented after the company's voluntary suspension, is due to expire June 15. The State Corporation Commission is accepting comments on next steps.
To create certainty for customers, we are requesting the SCC allow the company a four-month extension of the disconnection policy, through October 14.
During that time, we will encourage customers to work with us to develop payment plans for their unique circumstances.
Dominion Energy Virginia is expanding assistance to Virginia customers facing hardship, offering a more generous payment plan and new direct assistance, while asking permission from regulators for an additional four-month extension of the "no disconnection" policy. The efforts come as the pandemic continues to impact millions of Americans across the country.
We recognize the challenges that many are facing and want customers to know we are here to help, as we continue to navigate this pandemic together. Our mission of supporting our customers and the communities they live in has never been more important,
Robert Blue, co-chief operating officer Dominion Energy Virginia.
On March 12, Dominion Energy voluntarily suspended disconnections for customers falling behind on their bills, while offering a range of assistance to help them.
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Virginia's disconnection policy, implemented after the company's voluntary suspension, is due to expire June 15. The State Corporation Commission is accepting comments on next steps. To create certainty for customers, we are requesting the SCC allow the company a four-month extension of the disconnection policy, through October 14. We are also requesting to continue waiving late fees through that period.
During that time, we will encourage customers to work with us to develop payment plans for their unique circumstances. At the end of the proposed extension, we will re-evaluate next steps based on a range of factors, including the needs of our customers and economic conditions at that time.
Payment Plans: We have long offered both short-term payment extensions and long-term payment plans to help customers manage balances. Starting June 15, we will expand our long-term payment plans and offer customers up to 12 months to pay past due amounts, with no minimum down payment required. Customers are encouraged to contact us, so we can begin working toward solutions. They can access options through their online account at www.dominionenergy.com, which is available at any time, or by calling (866) 366-4357.
Payment Assistance: We're increasing the benefits made available through EnergyShare, our year-round assistance program for individuals and families facing financial hardship. The Virginia program, supported currently with $13 million in annual corporate contributions, is implemented in partnership with relief and community support agencies. Planned changes include:
• Effective June 1, the maximum benefit is increased to $1,200 for this year, up from $900.
• Customers under the age of 60 are now eligible to receive funds without a disconnect notice, similar to customers 60 and over.
• We are preparing to increase EnergyShare funding to help meet the needs of our Virginia customers and intend to implement a temporary program to help small business customers. We will share details when they are available.
• To learn more about EnergyShare, please visit www.DominionEnergy.com/EnergyShare or call 2-1-1.
Save on Energy: For some customers, additional time at home and higher energy usage could result in increased bills. We've put together a series of tips to help you be mindful of your energy use.
Protect Yourself from Scams: As the pandemic spread, we saw a spike in scams. Remember that Dominion Energy will never call and demand immediate payment or ask for payment on a pre-paid debit or gift card. If you are unsure if a call is valid, even if our number shows on the caller ID, don't provide information. Verify what you're being told.
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About Dominion Energy
More than 7 million customers in 20 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy, headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company is committed to sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy and is one of the nation's largest producers and transporters of energy with more than $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services. The company is committed to achieving net zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions from its power generation and gas infrastructure operations by 2050. Please visit DominionEnergy.com to learn more.
Milliman | December 03, 2021
Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today announced the acquisition of Ruark Consulting, the platform and industry benchmark for principles-based insurance data analytics and risk management. Ruark publishes experience studies that are the leading benchmark for life insurers, with data contributed each year from companies comprising over $1.1 trillion of current annuity account values. These studies address complex and interrelated behaviors such as surrenders, partial withdrawals, annuitizations, and mortality.
"This is an exciting acquisition for Milliman and for our life insurance clients, Ruark has a reputation as the authority on annuity experience studies. With this addition, Milliman will be able to deliver these data-driven benchmarks to our insurance clients in tandem with our consulting and complementary analytic offerings."
- Stephen Conwill, Milliman's global practice director for life and financial services.
"Milliman's data-driven culture and deep life insurance prowess pairs perfectly with our expertise, By combining our consulting and experience studies with Milliman's industry reach and depth, we give clients a unique offering that allows sharper, data-driven decision making."
- Timothy Paris, Ruark Chief Executive Officer who will join Milliman as part of the transaction.
Milliman is among the world's largest providers of actuarial and related products and services. The firm has consulting practices in healthcare, property & casualty insurance, life insurance and financial services, and employee benefits. Founded in 1947, Milliman is an independent firm with offices in major cities around the globe.