The resumption of outdoor sports from 29 March is perhaps surprising given the risk that it creates for the spread of Covid-19, says BLM's partner for occupational disease Simon Morrow.
A coalition of brokers working with Hiscox was just two weeks away from solving the problem of Covid-19 business interruption claims but the court case cut the legs off the solution, Ardonagh CEO David Ross has claimed.
The Northern Irish Department of Justice intends to push its minus 1.75% personal injury discount rate change through by the end of May.
The big four reinsurers believe they are poised to take advantage of the hard market in 2021, with all but Swiss Re reporting profit in 2020 despite a combined property and casualty pandemic hit of £6.5bn.
Professor Tony Maden has been cleared in two investigations by the General Medical Council over fitness to practice relating to complaints submitted by non-recent child sexual abuse claimants.
In February the Supreme Court ruled that Uber drivers are considered to be workers rather than self-employed, with potentially serious implications for insurance, says Stuart Toal, Allianz casualty account manager, technical.
The British Insurance Awards saw Sedgwick scoop three awards in the categories - Major Loss, Young Achiever and Digital Innovation. Post caught up with the team at Sedgwick to discuss their experiences when it comes to handling claims, what the awards…
Some claims on wedding insurance policies sold by managing general agent UK General that were initially rejected are now being paid with policyholders also receiving compensation, Post has learned.
Data released by the Financial Conduct Authority shows that up to 3 March insurers had paid out £192m towards interim payments and £279m to settle Covid-19 related business interruption claims affected by the regulator’s test case, with Covéa leading the…
Great business is founded on good listening, mutual trust and results, says Adam Beckett, chief distribution officer at Ageas, as he analyses the power of soft skills and emotional resilience when combined with technology.
On the 23 March 2020 as Covid-19 infection rates soared Prime Minster Boris Johnson told us to “stay at home” triggering the first National Lockdown. One year on Post spoke to a host of insurance workers - the loss adjusters, the HR boss and the IT boss …
With the roll out of Covid-19 vaccines under way, and firms saying they might require them to be mandatory for their staff, Post investigates what impact this could have on insurance
The government’s understanding of insurance contracts is fundamentally flawed and endangers the chances of its expectations with respect to Covid-related business interruption claims being met, claims dispute expert Roger Flaxman has said.
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Post wraps up the major insurance deals, launches, investments and strategic moves of the week not covered elsewhere on www.postonline.co.uk
On the 23 March 2020 as Covid-19 infection rates soared Prime Minster Boris Johnson told us to “stay at home” triggering the first National Lockdown. One year on Post spoke to a host of insurance workers - the contact centre managers and the claims…
Bupa has unveiled a £125m package for UK health insurance customers after the Covid-19 disruption to some medical treatments last year.
Businesses due Covid payouts with longer indemnity periods must be aware of clawbacks – and why it is a gamble whether they accept a full and final settlement now or let their cover run.
Exclusive: Insurers should not make deductions from business interruption claims because insureds received government support during the pandemic if doing so leaves businesses at “an overall financial disadvantage”, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury…
On 23 March 2020 – as Covid-19 infection rates soared – Prime Minster Boris Johnson told us to “stay at home”, triggering the first National Lockdown. One year on, Post spoke to a host of insurance workers – the home schooling parent, the mental health…
Credit hire firm Cogent Hire will aim for “zero litigation” and “near total” removal of fraud, managing director Kirsty McKno told Post as the company launched.
International investment firm BC Partners has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Davies Group, for an undisclosed sum.
Law firm Mishcon de Reya, which represented the Hiscox Action Group in the business interruption insurance test case, has revealed it has seen instructions concerning the emergence of disputes in the global reinsurance market.
The Covid-19 crisis has turbo charged the market to make digital changes in months rather than years but there is still more to be done for brokers to stay relevant, says Brendan McCafferty, CEO of Brightside Group.
Photographers have criticised Hiscox for the way in which the insurer has handled lockdown-related business interruption claims, with the head of a professional association calling the continued delay of settlements "intolerable".