Some Pennsylvania Tornado Victims Struggle With Uninhabitable Homes

God put Brian Cross’s home in a bubble. That’s his explanation for why the tornado that blasted through Uniontown and North Union Township in Pennsylvania last month didn’t inflict as much damage on his Millview Street home in the city …
Source: Journal USA Some Pennsylvania Tornado Victims Struggle With Uninhabitable Homes

XL Catlin introduces new global lines exec

New head of pricing for global lines has been at the firm for seven years


Source: Business Online XL Catlin introduces new global lines exec

Man dies in farm truck rollover near Warragul

A worker in his early 30s has died after the fertiliser spreader truck he was driving rolled on a steep hill north-east of Warragul yesterday afternoon.


Source: WorkSafe News Man dies in farm truck rollover near Warragul

Don’t chance it with musculoskeletal injuries, WorkSafe warns

Builders and contractors are being urged to do more to prevent musculoskeletal injuries, the most common type of injury to construction workers.


Source: WorkSafe News Don’t chance it with musculoskeletal injuries, WorkSafe warns

IP exposure could have a "disastrous" impact on clients

New product designed to meet risk that is expected to continue its rise


Source: Business Online IP exposure could have a “disastrous” impact on clients

Expert responds to ASIC professionalism concerns

“Sometimes, it really isn’t the easiest thing to do, but I’d rather that than be used as an example by a Royal Commission – or the court of public opinion”


Source: Business Online Expert responds to ASIC professionalism concerns

Gender equality: Slow but steady progress

Gender equality in the industry is a work in progress


Source: Insurance Business Online Gender equality: Slow but steady progress

Will insurers ditch Side C cover?

Coverage still available but for how long? One expert broker has their say


Source: Business Online Will insurers ditch Side C cover?

Mandatory breach notification: one month on

31 breaches already reported to the privacy commissioner, according to expert


Source: Business Online Mandatory breach notification: one month on

Setting the standards in Australian insurance

Brokers have their say on Australia’s insurers over the last 12 months


Source: Business Online Setting the standards in Australian insurance

The verdict is finally out on ACT’s CTP

Canberra’s first citizens jury selects the most radical option to address the state’s sky-high CTP premiums


Source: Business Online The verdict is finally out on ACT’s CTP

Insurer releases world map for LGBTI travellers

The map reveals which countries are tolerant or hostile to LGBTI people


Source: Business Online Insurer releases world map for LGBTI travellers

5 Tips For Choosing The Right TPA

While many risk managers have had excellent experience with their third party administrators (TPAs)¸ others have been disappointed. Unfortunately¸ when the match isn’t right¸ the risk manager may be left with poor claim outcomes¸ higher and costs¸ and difficulty identifying issues and making corrections. The key to successful relationships often hinges on the risk manager’s ability to set priorities and evaluate prospective TPAs and other claim service providers accordingly¸ based on objective¸ outcome-based metrics.
Source: The Claims Page – USA 5 Tips For Choosing The Right TPA

Technology Is Outpacing Data Analytics¸ Self-Driving Car Regulation

A fully autonomous vehicle could generate as much data as the equivalent of every movie ever made … on a daily basis. “The amount of data being generated in these vehicles is just mind boggling¸” said Tom Karol¸ general counsel – federal¸ The National Association of Mutual Companies (NAMIC). The challenge is for the industry to obtain the few key needles of relevance in that significant haystack of information¸ and to translate that data into a common¸ understandable language. This is no easy task considering the countless variables in the autonomous vehicle industry.
Source: The Page – USA Technology Is Outpacing Data Analytics¸ Self-Driving Car Regulation

Insurance Company Alleges Owners Set Fire To Shooting Center

A federal lawsuit filed Friday by a Pennsylvania company that a fire that extensively damaged the Springfield Shooting Center last year was intentionally set by owners John and Kathryn Jackson¸ or their representatives. In laying out its argument as to why the Tokio Marine Specialty Insurance Company did not have to cover the Jacksons’ $1.625 million insurance claim¸ it alleged the Sept. 6 blaze was “incendiary and/or arson” and not necessarily the result of a burglar covering his or her tracks¸ as initially suspected.
Source: The Claims Page – USA Insurance Company Alleges Owners Set Fire To Shooting Center

Business News: XL Catlin, NCCI, Access Insurance, Starr Companies

XL Catlin Offers Online Notification Option for Marine in North America To help clients quickly and easily submit notification of their Marine , XL Catlin has adopted an online reporting tool in the North America. Powered by …
Source: Claims Journal USA Business News: XL Catlin, NCCI, Access Insurance, Starr Companies

Uber Disabled Volvo SUV’s Safety System Before Deadly Crash

Uber Technologies Inc. disabled the standard collision-avoidance technology in the Volvo SUV that struck and killed a woman in Arizona last week, according to the auto-parts maker that supplied the vehicle’s radar and camera. “We don’t want people to be …
Source: Journal USA Uber Disabled Volvo SUV’s Safety System Before Deadly Crash

Nashville Mall Damaged in 2010 Flood Seeks More Insurance Money

The owners of Opry Mills are asking the Tennessee Supreme Court to reverse a ruling that reduced their 2010 flood coverage from $200 to $50 million. Severe flooding closed the Nashville, Tenn., shopping mall for an extended period. After …
Source: Journal USA Nashville Mall Damaged in 2010 Flood Seeks More Insurance Money

Company fined $380,000 after Mt Waverley pit collapse

A structural engineering firm which drew up the plans for excavation works at a Mt Waverley construction site has been convicted and fined $380,000 after the pit collapsed, leaving homes teetering on the edge of a 10 metre drop.


Source: WorkSafe News Company fined 0,000 after Mt Waverley pit collapse

Company fined $42,000 for failing to guard machinery

A Hoppers Crossing cardboard carton manufacturer has been fined $42,000 for failing to properly guard four separate pieces of machinery.


Source: WorkSafe News Company fined ,000 for failing to guard machinery