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IBHS, Alabama Insurance Underwriting Association Partner on Roof Aging Farm
The Alabama Insurance Underwriting Association (AIUA) has partnered with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) to develop a roof aging farm in Foley, Ala. This longer-term research project was designed to help determine how different roofing materials …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 4:23 AM
Missouri’s Midland Commerce Insurance Buys Dublin Insurance Agency
St. Louis, Missouri-based Midland Commerce Insurance has purchased Dublin Insurance Agency, a family owned and operated company that was founded in 1964 by Tom Mooney and later bought by owner Eileen Markham in 1988. Markham, along with her employees, will …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:50 AM
Finland and Estonia Pioneer with World’s First Hacker-Proof Digital Highway
In this age of social media leaks and foreign election hacking, the ability to transmit sensitive personal information securely across borders is more valuable than ever. Finland and Estonia, two of Europe’s most digitally advanced nations, are about to achieve …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:00 AM
Report from Sustainability Advocate Shows U.S. Insurers Lag Peers
While a small group of insurance companies is taking meaningful steps to acknowledge and respond to the business risks posed by a new operating reality posed by a changing climate, overall the sector’s performance lags behind its peers in several …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:00 AM
Insurers Broadening Architects, Engineers Liability Coverage: Survey
While the market for architects and engineers professional liability insurance remains intensely competitive, many insurers providing this coverage are weighing new policy enhancements that offer expanded protection. A new survey by insurance broker Ames & Gough finds some insurers are …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:00 AM
Pricing Insurance to Reflect Distracted Driving Risk
Insurance companies are finally putting a price on the risk of distracted driving, and it’s relatively cheap. Last year, a ticket for using a mobile phone while driving added $226 to the average insurance policy, an increase of 16 percent, …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:00 AM
Why Coastal Living Is Becoming Affordable for Only the Rich
When Hurricane Irma reached Florida’s Big Pine Key in September, it caused the floor of Terry and Sharon Baron’s cream-colored mobile home to collapse. On Marathon Key, twenty miles north, the winds lifted Diane Gaffield’s mobile home off its concrete …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:00 AM
AIA’s Chamberlain Joins HSBC Insurance as Global Head of Product and Actuarial
Alistair Chamberlain has joined HSBC Insurance as global head of Product and Actuarial. Chamberlain will lead the development and management of all products manufactured by HSBC, and oversee partner-sourced insurance products and services for the group. Chamberlain will also lead …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:00 AM
Medical Marijuana Users May be More at Risk for Non-Medical Drug Use: Study
Can medical marijuana help to fight the opioid epidemic? Many believe that it can. But a new study finds that people who use medical marijuana actually have higher rates of medical and non-medical prescription drug use—including pain relievers. The study …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:00 AM
Lloyd’s to End Most Paper Trading by End of 2019
Most business on the Lloyd’s of London insurance market will be negotiated electronically by the end of next year, its chief executive Inga Beale said on Monday. The largest commercial insurance market in the world still runs a trading room …

POSTED APRIL 24, 2018 1:00 AM

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