Tag: insurance

Insurers need to be thinking about blockchain technology and virtual currencies like bitcoin and how to approach these areas of emerging risk as they become harder to ignore, according to panelists at the 2018 Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) Directors & Officers Symposium. “This is sweeping through for the insurance industry,” said Christopher O’Brien, partner […]

The Georgia Department of Insurance has estimated insured property losses from Hurricane Michael will reach $250 million, according to a statement Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. In figures released Oct. 18, GADOI said more than 35,000 property-related claims were expected. “Our preliminary estimate today is $250 million in damage across Georgia. That figure may likely […]

There are hundreds of different types of insurance in the world today. Ask any insurance agent, and they will tell you that life insurance is the most overlooked one of them all. What makes this so odd, life insurance is the most important one of them all. Life insurance itself is hundreds of years old. […]

What Applied Gains In return for the Alphabet/Google/CapitalG investment, Applied Systems gains access to Google expertise in areas including artificial intelligence, machine learning and digital marketing, according to the company. French asserted that Google would not tap into any of Applied Systems’ insurance data residing in the cloud or within various customer applications. “If you […]

Softbank’s Vision Fund plans to pump more money into insurance, a sector it sees as both ripe for disruption and a potential booster for its bigger bets in cars, health and financial services, a Vision Fund executive told Reuters. In the past year, the world’s biggest private technology investor has backed China’s largest online insurer […]

  Microsoft Corp. has helped develop a way to protect corporate buyers of clean power from electricity prices that go up and down with the weather. The company is using a risk-management tool called a volume-firming agreement for almost 500 megawatts of wind projects, according to a blog post Tuesday. The contracts with the insurance […]

While it is weighing providing benefits and insurance to its independent contractor drivers, ridesharing giant Uber is not interested in getting into the insurance business itself. Rather, the global transportation firm is content to focus on being an “intelligent purchaser” of insurance, continuing to work with insurance carriers and brokers on any insurance for its […]

Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Election 2018 The office of the insurance commissioner in Oklahoma is an elected position. The current commissioner, John D. Doak, is term limited and cannot run again; his successor will be determined in the general election that takes place on Nov. 6, 2018. The two major party candidates vying for the post […]