Post - 2012-06-14
Insurers and supply chain managers have been urged to combat the 'them and us' divide by sharing more detailed data and making use of technology.
Insurers should make consumers aware that they have a responsibility to prevent escape of water, rather than assuming that all leakage issues should be handled by their provider.
The expiration of the Statement of Principles has been described as the "end of the temporary sticking plaster" by Zurich property claims director Jon Cawley, who has argued that the solution to flood risk cover is a combination of current industry and…
Fraudsters are wriggling out of criminal charges because insurers fail to provide courts with the necessary evidence, a legal expert has warned.
The expiry of the Statement of Principles is a year away, and the industry is looking for a replacement to cover the impact of flooding. Two ideas have been floated, but which will sink and which will swim?
Legislative change should require the 'non-fault' party to notify the 'at-fault' insurer simultaneously, says David McMillan.
As the trials and tribulations in the Eurozone and UK economy continue, it is all too easy for business owners to trim discretionary budgets to deliver their financial objectives, says Phil Barton.
Managing general agents are certainly on trend and increasing their interaction with insurers but, with some companies still suspicious of their value, will their popularity last?
Despite high-profile withdrawals, the aggregator market in continental Europe remains full of potential, says Matthew Donaldson.
Medical experts are not 'hoodwinked' by fraudulent claimants - clinical experience counts, says Donald Fowler.
Introducing the 2012 Claims Awards, Claims Club chairman Jonathan Swift made a point of reminding the attendees how quickly the sector moves, and yet how adaptable companies have been in the face of these challenges.
A full list of the winners and runners up at the 2012 Claims Awards.
The insurance industry enjoyed a busy week in recruitment, and brokers were the main movers and shakers as Marsh UK & Ireland welcomed a new chief executive and Giles named a new COO.
Charged with realising Hyperion's ambitions on the underwriting side, Damien Coates is a whirlwind of energy, keen to replicate his success around the world - although he may regret a marathon pact he made with marketing manager Marion May.
Rival networks have accused Broker Network of demanding excessive commissions and over-riders from insurers after its relationship with Aviva, as one of its preferred providers, came to an abrupt end.
Brendan McManus has vowed to transform Giles into a "recruitment machine" in a bid to support organic growth and clear the way for niche acquisition opportunities.
Penny Black is incredibly excited about the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, and is especially proud of her friends in the industry for their support of Team GB. This week, she speed meets Andy Skinner, who is training for the sitting volleyball…
Flooding in areas of the UK previously considered low risk has led claims bosses to urge insurers to concentrate on developing an integrated localised flood response, while arguments over a collaborative risk transfer solution rumble on.
With rumours buzzing round the market about the nature of the fall out between Aviva and Broker Network, there have been inevitable suggestions of a sign that insurers are giving further thought to the value derived from some networks.
The departure of personal lines boss Steve Hardy from Axa has prompted concerns not only of a culture clash between the original Axa Personal Lines business and the Swiftcover staff it inherited following the 2007 takeover, but that an overly controlling…