Leading insurer IAG launches second bushfire lawsuit

An Australian insurer has launched a second lawsuit concerning a devastating bush fire in a bid to recover uninsured losses suffered during the blaze


Source: Business Online Leading insurer IAG launches second bushfire lawsuit

Aussie insurer Suncorp backs financial inclusion

A leading Australian insurer has been named as one of 11 trailblazing companies taking part in a national effort to help 3 million Australians facing significant economic and social hardship


Source: Business Online Aussie insurer Suncorp backs financial inclusion

Fossil fuel investment poses threat to insurers

Insurers that invest in fossil fuels are faced with increasing risks, according to a recently published report


Source: Business Online Fossil fuel investment poses threat to insurers

Weekend Update: A ‘secret weapon’ CEO, a first of its kind launch and an insurer sell-off

Making headlines this week a global player unveiled their ‘secret weapon’ CEO, a premium funder revealed a first of its kind launch and a major bank is mulling an sell-off


Source: Insurance Business Online Weekend Update: A ‘secret weapon’ CEO, a first of its kind launch and an insurer sell-off

Financial Focus: AIG debuts crowdfunding insurance product in Canada, UK

Crowdfunding is becoming a popular way for anyone – from businesses to individuals – to raise funds. Now, AIG has introduced a new way to insure cash raised


Source: Business Online Financial Focus: AIG debuts crowdfunding insurance product in Canada, UK

Atlantic hurricane season likely to be near normal, NOAA says

The Atlantic should have a near-average storm season, producing four to eight hurricanes before it ends in November, according to NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan.
Source: Property Casualty 360 Atlantic hurricane season likely to be near normal, NOAA says

Zurich to donate $744,250 to 126 U.S. nonprofits

giant announces its grant recipients to kick off its fifth annual Global Community Week.
Source: Property Casualty 360 Zurich to donate 4,250 to 126 U.S. nonprofits

Storm Bonnie Could Dampen Holiday Cookouts Off Southern Coast of U.S.

A storm that would be named Bonnie threatens holiday cookouts and celebrations along the U.S. coast from North Carolina to Georgia over the Memorial Day weekend. If the low-pressure system now northeast of the Bahamas develops, it will become the …
Source: Journal USA Storm Bonnie Could Dampen Holiday Cookouts Off Southern Coast of U.S.

Tire Blowouts Inevitable as 38M Americans Embark on Memorial Day Weekend Road Trips

An estimate by the National Safety Council suggests there could be as many as 439 deaths and an additional 50,500 serious injuries from auto crashes during the three-day Memorial Day holiday period. With more than 38 million Americans expected to …
Source: Journal USA Tire Blowouts Inevitable as 38M Americans Embark on Memorial Day Weekend Road Trips

6 parking lot perils property owners need to pay attention to

Owners of multi-family properties don’t always give proper attention to where residents and visitors park. And that could be a costly mistake.
Source: Property Casualty 360 6 parking lot perils property owners need to pay attention to

Holiday Hazard: Barbecue Brush Wire Bristles Can Cause Serious Injuries

While many people view Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of the summer grilling season, they may not be aware of the dangers of eating food cooked on grills cleaned with wire-bristle brushes. A new study conducted at the …
Source: Journal USA Holiday Hazard: Barbecue Brush Wire Bristles Can Cause Serious Injuries

Insurance industry presents ‘terrific opportunity’ for disruption

The founder and CEO of an start-up, backed by a major Australian insurer, has said that the industry presents a ‘terrific opportunity’ for disruption as younger generations seek disintermediated options


Source: Insurance Business Online Insurance industry presents ‘terrific opportunity’ for disruption

Global firm Swiss Re unveils three biggest emerging risks

An international firm has revealed the three biggest risks facing the and reinsurance industry and highlighted 21 emerging risks the industry needs to be watchful of


Source: Insurance Business Online Global firm Swiss Re unveils three biggest emerging risks

Far Out Friday: Google’s sticky crash solution

While Google is keen to sell how self-driving cars will save lives, they now plan to cement that after being awarded a patent for a very sticky solution.


Source: Business Online Far Out Friday: Google’s sticky crash solution

Travelers personal insurance CEO Spadorcia exits after 30 years

Travelers Cos. said Doreen Spadorcia, who has been with the insurer for about 30 years, is retiring from her post as chief executive officer of personal coverage.
Source: Property Casualty 360 Travelers personal insurance CEO Spadorcia exits after 30 years

Landslide Leaves Burlington House At Risk Of Collapsing Into River

A home in Burlington¸ Vermont¸ is dangerously close to falling into the Winooski River¸ following a series of landslides.”It was scary¸” said Wayne Gingras¸ who was fishing on the river Monday as some soil and stone tumbled into the water. “That was a huge chunk of earth to come down. “Sunday morning¸ a much larger cave-in left the home at 242 Plattsburgh Ave. teetering on the brink of the river. “If you were out in the back yard when that (landslide) happened¸ it wouldn’t have been good¸” observed Battalion Chief Scott Crady¸ of the Burlington Fire Department.
Source: The Page – USA Landslide Leaves Burlington House At Risk Of Collapsing Into River

NHTSA Crash Dummies Will Soon Be In The Back Seats

Crash-test dummies¸ who have dutifully endured thousands of simulated accidents from the front seat¸ are about to get a ride in the back. Regulators are making the move as part of a new emphasis on the safety of back-seat passengers¸ including children in car seats¸ which has lagged advances made for those riding up front. Lending urgency to the effort: the rise of Uber Technologies Inc.¸ Lyft Inc. and a new car-sharing economy that has more people riding in the rear. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration plans to test dummies in back seats in new models as part of its 5-Star Safety Ratings Program beginning in 2019.
Source: The Page – USA NHTSA Crash Dummies Will Soon Be In The Back Seats

66 Firearms Stolen From Gun Range Near Atlanta

Federal authorities say 66 firearms have been stolen from a gun range outside Atlanta. The Bureau of Alcohol¸ Tobacco¸ Firearms and Explosives said in a news release Wednesday that the crime happened during the early morning hours of May 18 at the American Heritage Gun Range and Training Center. The statement noted the theft was the second from the business in the past 30 days. The federal agency and the National Shooting Sports Foundation trade group are offering a total reward of $5¸000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible.
Source: The Page – USA 66 Firearms Stolen From Gun Range Near Atlanta

Letter to the Editor: Experienced farmers most likely to die

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Letter to the Editor: Experienced farmers most likely to die

The recent deaths of three men in three days in separate farm incidents are terrible tragedies, and our thoughts are with their families, friends and communities as they mourn their loss.


Source: WorkSafe News Letter to the Editor: Experienced farmers most likely to die