QBE sells Latin American operations to Zurich


Source: Business Online QBE sells Latin American operations to Zurich

AUB Group announces 91.5% profit boost


Source: Business Online AUB Group announces 91.5% profit boost

Aon CEO reveals how the role may change

“The things that are important about being a broker will only become more important”


Source: Business Online Aon CEO reveals how the role may change

Enstar ‘enhances Australian footprint’ with Zurich reinsurance deal

It’s offering a reinsurance solution for a CTP business


Source: Business Online Enstar ‘enhances Australian footprint’ with Zurich reinsurance deal

Is cyber insurance finally set to take-off?

“We are expecting 2018 to be the most exciting year for cyber in Australia’s history”


Source: Insurance Business Online Is cyber insurance finally set to take-off?

Insurer Chubb Says They Will Stop Underwriting NRA Insurance For Gun Owners

Insurer Chubb Ltd on Friday said that it will stop underwriting a National Rifle Association-branded policy for gun owners. Chubb gave notice three months ago of its plan to stop participating in the NRA program¸ known as “NRA Carry Guard¸” a Chubb spokesman said.
Source: The Page – USA Insurer Chubb Says They Will Stop Underwriting NRA Insurance For Gun Owners

The Ride-Hailing Reality

Unlike traditional taxi companies¸ almost anyone can drive for a ride-hailing service. A driver simply needs a car and a smartphone. Uber¸ the largest ride-hailing provider¸ is available in 84 countries worldwide¸ averaging 40 million rides per month. Some have criticized ride-hailing services for their lack of regulation¸ ¸ licensure¸ inspections¸ and driver training. Some negative ride-hailing stories have also made it into the headlines—from a Kalamazoo Uber driver who went on a shooting spree¸ to a San Francisco driver who assaulted a passenger with a hammer.
Source: The Page – USA The Ride-Hailing Reality

Utilities Blame Climate Change to Avoid Fire Cost Liability

Across America, utility executives are getting grilled this earnings season about the consequences of tax reforms, slackening growth and possible mergers. In California, though, Wall Street just wants to know one thing: Are power companies going to take the heat …
Source: Journal USA Utilities Blame Climate Change to Avoid Fire Cost Liability

Driving Study: Male Teens Better Than Older Men, Sports Aid Skills

A UCLA study explored the relationship between new drivers’ skills and four factors. Instructors from a Los Angeles driving school rated students’ driving skills on a scale of 1 to 4, and the researchers analyzed the results based on these …
Source: Journal USA Driving Study: Male Teens Better Than Older Men, Sports Aid Skills

Workers’ Comp Fraud: Massachusetts Trolley Operator Paid Pal To Attack Him

An MBTA trolley operator was indicted on charges that he hired an acquaintance to attack him on the job so he could fraudulently collect workers’ compensation. A grand jury indicted 46-year-old Thomas Lucey of Saugus on two counts of fraud and single counts of workers’ compensation fraud¸ misleading police and perjury. MBTA Transit Police Superintendent Richard Sullivan called the case “especially upsetting.” “It’s especially upsetting because it’s a public employee. These safeguards are in place to protect people who legitimately get hurt on the job¸” Sullivan said. Lucey was operating a trolley Oct. 30¸ 2016 on the Mattapan line just after midnight when a man wearing dark coveralls and a Michael Myers Halloween mask approached him while carrying a plastic pumpkin.
Source: The Page – USA Workers’ Comp Fraud: Massachusetts Trolley Operator Paid Pal To Attack Him

Federal Food Safety Agency Recalls Chicken Salad Due to Salmonella Risk

The federal government issued a recall of chicken salad made by an Iowa processing company and distributed by Fareway Stores which has now sickened more than 100 people in five states and prompted lawsuits in Illinois, Iowa and South Dakota. …
Source: Journal USA Federal Food Safety Agency Recalls Chicken Salad Due to Salmonella Risk

Company fined $500,000 after worker crushed

A Keysborough concrete pumping contractor has been convicted and fined $500,000 after the death of a worker who was struck by a large section of tubing.


Source: WorkSafe News Company fined 0,000 after worker crushed

IAG CEO discusses direct SME strategy

Major insurer looking to even up its direct and intermediated SME business, should brokers be worried?


Source: Business Online IAG CEO discusses direct SME strategy

Departing Aon CEO reveals industry challenges

What has had the biggest impact on the Australian broking market?


Source: Business Online Departing Aon CEO reveals industry challenges

South Australia’s car crime hotspots revealed

This may just convince your clients to be vigilant and ensure they’re insured against thefts and break-ins


Source: Business Online South Australia’s car crime hotspots revealed

ICWA opens grant applications for neurotrauma research

All applications must be in by March 15


Source: Business Online ICWA opens grant applications for neurotrauma research

Car safety tech drives up premiums

Hi-tech and complicated AEB systems, headlights, and more could get a vehicle written off in a crash


Source: Business Online Car safety tech drives up premiums

Solution Underwriting reveals online tool a year in the making

New tool designed to speed up processes for brokers and improve cross selling


Source: Business Online Solution Underwriting reveals online tool a year in the making

More soft skills education needed in insurance

“Anyone can become a technical expert pretty quickly… but that doesn’t help you when you are trying to grow your portfolio.”


Source: Business Online More soft skills education needed in insurance

ASIC backs AFCA

The one-stop-shop dispute-resolution body will streamline consumer-dispute experience, says industry body


Source: Business Online ASIC backs AFCA