With another General Election looming, the insurance industry will likely be holding its breath on what the incoming government will make of the insurance premium tax, the Ogden rate and whiplash reform.
Insurers have hit out at British Airways for encouraging customers to claim on their travel insurance for ‘disruption expenses’ caused from the recent IT outage.
We have a sign in our kitchen with the rules of the house. As well as being told not to run (and throw balls in the house), my son knows it’s important to play nicely.
Proposed whiplash reforms are likely to be tough on claimant law firms. Many are carving out a niche in holiday destinations for gastric illness claims.
The insurance industry and the UK government need to work together on cyber crime and travel risks, former Prime Minister David Cameron said in his keynote address to the British Insurance Brokers’ Association conference.
Travel sickness claims have soared as legal firms push holidaymakers into making spurious claims, a Post event heard.
Zurich has confirmed it is interested in taking on the underwriting for Sydney headquartered travel subsidiary Cover-More's more than two million customers.
Switzerland-headquartered global insurer Zurich has completed its acquisition of Australian travel insurance group Cover-More.
Research from AIG Singapore suggests that high-impact incidents such as extreme weather events, virus outbreaks and socio-political volatility are the top emerging risks for Asia-Pacific travellers in 2017.
Passengers affected by a ban on large electronic items in the aircraft cabin have been warned to check with their insurers before flying.
The nature of their work means journalists and aid workers are often running into danger zones while others are looking to get out. Both professions have significant need for insurance but have sometimes struggled to obtain the cover they need at a price…
Chubb has expanded its travel cover offering by signing an agreement with low-cost airline, Wizz Air.
Charles Taylor has completed the integration of medical and travel claims firm Cega into the wider group.
Junction, part of BGL Group, has signed a five-year contract to provide home and motor insurance products to life insurer Sun Life.
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Travel insurers will allow policyholders to claim if they are denied entry to the US.
Home owners should take extra steps to ensure they have sufficient cover this Christmas owing to the risk of flooding from Storm Barbara.
Insurance giant Zurich is aiming to become a top three global travel insurance provider after an agreement to buy Sydney-headquartered group Cover-More for A$741m (£439m).
The insurance industry still needs to take greater steps to provide cover for HIV and HIV-positive people.
Total travel insurance premiums are expected to grow 8.5% a year between 2016 and 2022 according to data from global firm Allied Market Research.
Insurers paid out £56.7m to customers every day in 2015, according to figures from the Association of British Insurers.
A database of recorded claims commonly used to catch fraudsters can be used at the point of quote, the Motor Insurers' Bureau said.
Traditionally, most fraud associated with holidaymakers has resulted from opportunists who exaggerate, distort or invent relatively low-value claims on their travel insurance policies.
For insurers, targeting the over-50s market would appear to be a no-brainer, not least because there are so many of them.