#MeToo is becoming a “significant” industry issue as harassment and discrimination claims rise, while in some countries the surge means claims are moving outside of traditional employment practices liability insurance, lawyers have warned.
Claims Consortium Group has completed its acquisition of Stream Claims Services.
Lamp Insurance’s liquidator has disclaimed health and guaranteed asset protection policies supplied through two brokers.
Keoghs has bought Newcastle-based Sintons’ defendant insurance business.
A rise in the volume of UK businesses that have cancelled at least one type of insurance cover over the past few years has served to highlight the importance of the broker’s role in the insurance buying process
New technology can save lives, but Neil Atherton, sales and marketing director at Autoglass, fears a lack of expertise at bodyshops could put drivers at risk and lead to increased insurance claims.
CRL, which recently failed to rehome 20,500 Alpha Insurance structural and latent defects policies, is no longer writing new business.
With the imminent explosion of Internet of Things devices via the 5G rollout and the systemic rise in the use of artificial intelligence, technology is increasing both in complexity and connectivity writes James Maass, cyber incident specialist at CFC…
The government has pledged £62m flood defence investment for communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England.
The industry can expect to be hit with on average $92bn (£74.5bn) in insured losses from catastrophes annually going forward, according to catastrophe modeling firm Air Worldwide.
Exclusive: The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is considering appealing against a ruling, after an employment tribunal decided it must pay nearly £38,000 to a Zurich employee after it “directly discriminated” against him.
Charles Taylor saw a pre-tax loss of £2.1m as the group announced the sale of its managing agency to Premia Holdings.
With slips and trips among the most frequent insurance claims, temptation is high for some brokers to focus on claims defensibility training to improve after-the-event performance. As part of Post's new Risk Management Hub, Douglas Barnett, director of…
While as an industry we hold large volumes of data and information, actually having valuable, reliable, timely data that is informative and can be turned into insight and action is a different thing altogether, particularly in an industry where many of…
To borrow an analogy from Forrest Gump’s mother, writing about insurance can be like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. On the topic of trampolines, an assortment of ‘no comments’ left a rather nasty taste
It’s been a topsy-turvy month in Parliament and this week a bill was passed by MPs aiming to block a no-deal exit from the European Union. But as the UK continues to face uncertainties over Brexit, across the pond this month we saw scenes of destruction…
Anglia Ruskin’s insurer has apologised to the university, after an “oversight” by solicitors meant a graduate was paid £61,000 over her “Mickey Mouse degree” claim without the insured being consulted.
The industry has welcomed the government’s response to a consultation into the future provision of medical reports.
The rental market in the UK is changing and it's changing fast. As house prices go through the roof, owning a place has become a pipedream for the younger generation, writes Stephen Cowap, head of insurance at Urban Jungle.
The small claims portal is due to enter its testing phase in October, before officially launching in April 2020. However, many in the industry are concerned that the proposed deadline is not feasible, given the lack of clarity from the government
Sedgwick has completed its third acquisition of the year with the purchase of York Risk Services.
Adoption of autonomous vehicles could wipe 60% off motor premiums, lawyers have said.
Historians argue over the origin of the word deadline but several online etymology dictionaries claim the term might have been influenced by use of the word in 1864 to mean the “do-not-cross line” in Civil War prisons in the US.
The industry faces heavy scrutiny from regulators and the government over pricing practices and personal injury reform, all while reeling from the prospect of a looming Brexit. Huw Evans, Association of British Insurers director general, spoke to Jen…