2023 Global Insurance Symposium to Focus on ‘Thriving in a Changing World’

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April 18-20 event to feature new tech, industry leaders & networking Des Moines, Iowa, November 14, 2022: The Global Insurance Symposium (GIS) announced its 2023 conference will be held on April 18-20 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Downtown Des Moines. This event draws insurance leaders from around the world for three days of keynotes and panel discussions led by preeminent executives and dignitaries on pressing issues facing the industry, interactive demonstrations of new technologies and opportunities for attendees to help shape the future of insurance. Presented…

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Auto insurance premiums to climb by double digits again in 2023

Auto insurance premiums - Cost of car insurance going up 2023

The cost of insuring a vehicle in the United States is rapidly rising due to several factors. If there’s anything Americans are getting used to seeing at the moment, it’s increases in their auto insurance premiums. Looking back at the trends from 2022 and looking forward to what is expected in 2023 has meant considerably higher costs associated with insuring a new or used vehicle. This year has seen the largest rate increases recorded in the United States since 2019. As was recently reported by Live Insurance News, there have…

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Auto insurance rates have risen 17 percent since 2020

Auto insurance Rates - 17 Percent

American drivers are paying considerably more now for their coverage than a couple of years ago. Drivers across the United States are paying around 17 percent more for their auto insurance than they were paying in 2020, according to the results of a new Insurify study. This year, the average annual premiums for passenger vehicles across the country is $1,750. Michigan was identified as the state where drivers are paying the most for their auto insurance, at an average annual $2,510. The difference between that and what drivers are paying…

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Swiss Re seeks creation of cyber insurance linked securities marketplace

Cyber insurance - Protection Security

The global reinsurance giant has stated that the industry needs a new approach to underwriting cyber risk. Swiss Re has issued a call to the industry saying that a new approach is required to underwrite cyber risk while repeating is recommendation for the development for a cyber insurance linked securities (ILS) marketplace. The reinsurance company released a new Institute report including its insights and suggestions. The reinsurer stated in a new Institute report that the cyber risk model is still in its early days and that it has become evident…

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State Farm insurance company sues Amazon over patent infringement

Insurance company - Patent Infringement

According to the insurer, the online marketplace willfully infringed on patented tech. The State Farm insurance company has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, accusing the ecommerce giant of having “willfully infringed” on State Farm patented technology at the core of Elder Care Technology in order to offer a competing product. The insurer filed the lawsuit against Amazon and affiliated companies for patent infringement. The insurance company’s lawsuit has to do with the tech innovations incorporated into the Sundial product. This represents the first time the insurer has ever filed a…

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Geico faces California car insurance class action lawsuit

California car insurance - class action lawsuit

The insurer has been accused of overcharging its policyholders early in the COVID-19 pandemic. A federal judge recently decided that a California car insurance lawsuit accusing Geico of having overcharged over 2 million drivers in the state on their premiums early in the pandemic can proceed as a class action. The judge rejected the insurer’s arguments that the lawsuit would lead to “insurmountable manageability problems”. US District Judge Beth Labson Freeman of San Jose rejected Geico’s assertions that a group California car insurance lawsuit regarding the unsatisfactory nature of the…

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California health insurance is available to many for only $10 per month

California health insurance - 10 dollars

One million uninsured state residents are eligible for the lowest-cost plans from the marketplace. The open enrollment period for 2023 has now begun and California health insurance is available to millions of state residents for as little as $10 per month. Some individuals and families shopping on the state’s marketplace can find coverage at no cost. Among the 1.7 million state residents who can shop on the Covered California marketplace, two out of every three are eligible for plans that are as cheap as $10 per month. Moreover, many of…

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