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3 ways data science is changing commercial underwritingOpen in a New Window

One of the great ironies of the insurance industry is that it was among the first to embrace analytics but has become known for its reluctance to adopt technological innovations.

 

Top California regulator: We may never know if PG&E caused firesOpen in a New Window

California’s chief utility regulator said the state may never determine whether PG&E Corp.’s electrical equipment played a role in igniting the deadly blazes near San Francisco earlier this month.

 

Printing in 3D: Who's liable for product failures?Open in a New Window

New printing technology is creating unique claims for insurers.

 

Commercial auto insurance market update: Rough road to profitabilityOpen in a New Window

Experts cite highly competitive pricing, more distracted driving and the increasing frequency and severity of medical claims as significant challenges in the commercial auto insurance market.

 

Millions to participate in world's largest earthquake drill Oct. 19Open in a New Window

The 'Great Shakeout,' an annual earthquake drill that started in Southern California in 2008, will happen on Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m. local time around the world.

 

Ford is recalling 1.3 million F-Series trucksOpen in a New Window

The second largest U.S. automaker said side doors of certain F-150 and Super Duty pickups may not open or can appear closed when not fully latched.

 

CNN awarded first FAA waiver allowing drone flights over crowdsOpen in a New Window

The small device that was approved, a Snap drone, has internal rotors and is designed to break apart in the event of a crash to prevent injuries.

 

Around the P&C insurance industry: October 18, 2017Open in a New Window

News from Sovos, West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, Trov and more.

 

Here's why some fire damage claims go up in smokeOpen in a New Window

Comb through insurance policy language to determine exactly what property is covered after a fire.

 

CallVU study: Today's consumers prefer digital customer serviceOpen in a New Window

Most people still prefer making a telephone call when it comes to customer service. But the number of digital adopters is inching up.

 

Science leads the way for a tidal wave of disruptionOpen in a New Window

As new technologies and consumer trends create new risks, digital tools can help insurers adapt.

 

NU Agency of the Year Award, Curabba Agency: Classic values, new tacticsOpen in a New Window

Learn how a small-town, old-fashioned insurance agency tweaked its business model to compete in the digital age.

 

Oh, deer! What drivers should know about animal collisionsOpen in a New Window

One-third (34%) of all animal collision comprehensive claims are filed during the fall, according to Farmers Insurance.

 

Is terrorism risk insurance coverage necessary?Open in a New Window

RIMS tackles this question in its latest report.

 

Workplace shooting led to employee’s PTSD, says Tennessee courtOpen in a New Window

Witnessing a shooting or other violent act can cause PTSD as much as being the victim of the act, says Tennessee court.

 

Smartphones are killing Americans on the roads, but nobody’s countingOpen in a New Window

There are many reasons to believe mobile phones are far deadlier than NHTSA spreadsheets suggest. Some of the biggest indicators are within the data itself.

 

Subrogation and the Act of God defenseOpen in a New Window

Parties looking to recover damages will consider potential sources of injury, but what about natural disasters?

 

Understanding how property is valued after a fireOpen in a New Window

When the wildfire smoke clears along the Pacific coast, property insurance policyholders will be faced with filing claims that may be complicated by California's status as a 'valued policy' state.

 

5 client takeaways from Hurricanes Harvey and IrmaOpen in a New Window

JAG Insurance Group has been deep in the trenches in South Florida, helping residents and business owners recover from recent hurricane damage. Here's what they learned.