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State Farm can't get out of stacking-related bad-faith claimOpen in a New Window

A judge has denied State Farm's bid to end a bad-faith lawsuit that alleges the company refused to reimburse a man who had been charged for stacking insurance coverage even though he owned only one vehicle.

 

Nationwide hires new CIO to oversee digital transformationOpen in a New Window

The incumbent insurers is making changes to accommodate self driving cars and smart homes, and to capitalize on artificial intelligence.

 

Delta jets hit 2 planes, truck over 24 hours at New York's JFKOpen in a New Window

Delta Air Lines planes were involved in three wingtip collisions in separate low-speed accidents over two days at New York’s John F. Kennedy airport, leaving one man injured.

 

Global catastrophes cost $44 billion in losses during first half of 2017Open in a New Window

Globally, around 4,400 people lost their lives or went missing in disaster events.

 

Trump rolls back Obama executive order regarding flood riskOpen in a New Window

Tuesday’s order revokes a previous one that Obama signed in January 2015, requiring federal agencies to account for future flood risk when spending money on infrastructure projects.

 

Brandon Kay: Claims Luminary of the YearOpen in a New Window

Striving for excellence requires perseverance and dedication.

 

Measuring microinsurance successOpen in a New Window

Through novel technologies and partnerships, microinsurance has made plenty of news in recent years addressing risk management needs of the disadvantaged and impoverished.

 

Disaster preparedness tips for homeownersOpen in a New Window

If a disaster strikes where you live, would you be ready? Use these tips to craft a family emergency plan that can keep you safe during a disaster.

 

The impact on mental health and well-being in workers’ compOpen in a New Window

More than 50% of injured workers experience clinically-related depressive symptoms at some point. In the workers’ comp system, mental health conditions have a significant impact on claim duration.

 

Workplace injuries & illnesses in 2015 [infographic]Open in a New Window

Private industry employers reported nearly 48,000 fewer nonfatal injury and illness cases in 2015 compared to a year earlier.

 

Average global insurance rates decline for the 17th consecutive quarterOpen in a New Window

Here is the latest from the Marsh Global Insurance Market Index.

 

Insurance? Yes. Owns the damaged vehicle or property? No...Open in a New Window

Accidents happen. Here's help determining how coverage might apply when the subsequent damage impacted someone else's property.

 

VIDEO: NU workers' comp award winners share secrets behind their successOpen in a New Window

Mark Walls of Safety National and Kimberly George from Sedgwick interview the three winners at WCI 2017 in Orlando

 

Liberty Mutual ordered to pay $4.5M on a $25,000 policyOpen in a New Window

A federal district court in Illinois has ordered Liberty Mutual to pay a $4.5 million judgment despite the fact that it didn't find that the insurer had acted in bad faith.

 

Mitigating active shooter risksOpen in a New Window

Preparing your workforce without creating a sense of panic.

 

Do you need insurance for your drone?Open in a New Window

The number and type of drone accidents and liability issues is growing just as fast as the popularity of these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

 

The shift to autonomous vehicles means opportunity for insurersOpen in a New Window

The autonomous vehicle market may provide the auto insurance industry with a $81 billion opportunity between 2020 and 2025, according to Accenture and the Stevens Institute of Technology.

 

Insurers ordered to pay $62.7M for breach of duty to defend in heparin litigationOpen in a New Window

A federal district court in Maryland has concluded that two insurance companies breached their duty to defend their insureds in over 1,000 federal and state lawsuits pertaining to allegedly contaminated heparin.

 

9 solar eclipse safety tips & risk concerns you need to know for Aug. 21Open in a New Window

An estimated 500 million people across North America will be impacted as the moon passes between the sun and Earth in the 70-mile wide path of the total eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.