Post forward features list

Insurance Post writers are working on the features listed below.


You may contact the journalists directly to offer interviews and comments.

Please make sure they have all relevant material several days before the deadline.

 

Topic: Online quote manipulation

Author: Sam Barrett
Contact:
[email protected]
Deadline: Friday 21 September

Many people buy insurance online. When they fill out the form, they sometimes enter different answers and see how that changes the rate they’re being offered. This might leave them underinsured, when their lies don’t void their policy at the time of claim.

How can online quote manipulation be tackled to prevent fraud and underinsurance? Which sectors are most exposed (motor, home)? What tools can technology provide?

 

Topic: Subsidence

Author: Rachel Gordon
Contact:
[email protected]
Deadline: Friday 28 September

The unusually dry summer has led to an increase in subsidence claims. Sedgwick saw a 350% rise in August and is expecting dry soil conditions to accentuate that trend.

How are loss adjusters and home insurers tackling this surge? Have they learned lessons from past episodes? What more could be done to prevent subsidence?

 

Topic: Hidden AI exposure

Author: Veronica Cowan
Contact:
[email protected]
Deadline: Friday 28 September

Dawning awareness of the scale and severity of financial risks posed by artificial intelligence means that, in the next few years, London market underwriters will need to review their policies in a search for hidden AI exposure. This was the verdict of Clyde & Co experts at a seminar on the impact of AI on underwriting.

How can underwriters spot AI exposure?

 

Topic: Brexit insurance

Author: David Worsfold
Contact: [email protected]
Deadline: Friday 12 October

Insurance providers are offering services and products to help businesses tackle Brexit uncertainty.

Construction Insure for instance is holding advice sessions for builders and contractors, which employ many foreign nationals. And AIG’s D&O policy has an add-on that covers legal costs to appeal permanent residency rejections or repatriation orders.

What is the market for this type of offer?

 

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PEOPLE COLUMNS 

With the relaunch of Post in print as a monthly edition, we introduced three new columns. We are on the lookout for people to feature in these:


Odd jobs in insurance

This page is designed to highlight the diversity of insurance as a career. This is a Q&A with someone who works for an insurer but in an unexpected capacity - basically not an underwriter or claims adjuster. Are there drone flyers, historians, vets or others working in insurance? We want to hear about them.

Nominate someone willing to take part by emailing [email protected]. We will then send over some questions, which will need to be answered in writing in no more than 500 words. We will also need a picture of the person in their unexpected job.


My other life

Each month we will feature a person in the industry and their life outside of insurance or the hobby at which they excel. Possible candidates could be expert sportspeople, published authors, musicians, scoutmasters, alternative therapists etc.

Nominate someone willing to take part by emailing [email protected]. We will then send over some questions, which will need to be answered in no more than 300 words. We will also need a photograph of the person in their work wear and then in the clothes they wear in their other activity or hobby.


Rising star

This column is designed to highlight rising stars in the sector. We would like managers to put forward their under-30 promising talent, explaining why they are a rising star.

Managers may nominate someone under 30 by emailing [email protected]. We will then send over a set list of questions asking the rising star about their career to date, which will need to be answered in no more than 300 words. We will also need a picture of the rising star and their CV to date, along with a picture of the manager.

 

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No, you can’t get final sign-off

Dear PR friends,
Following some requests received by Post’s freelancers and in-house journalists, we’d like to clarify a few points regarding quotations.

- We prefer you to trust us and not ask to check the quotations. Interviews are recorded; the points made by the spokesperson will be reported faithfully.
- For features, if you need to get the quotes approved, let us know in advance and get them signed off well within deadline. You’ll be able to see your spokesperson’s quotes, not the whole article.
- In some cases (technical points, figures, dates, unusual spellings), we’re happy for you to check we didn’t make mistakes.
- Only factual mistakes will be amended.
- We have a style guide and we’ll stick to it.

If you find these rules unreasonable, you may opt out of contributing comments. But we hope to continue working with you in a constructive and trusting atmosphere.

The Post team

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