Claims News

Large Claims Becoming More Expensive, Complex & Global: Allianz

Large liability claims are becoming more expensive, complex and international, with activity increasing outside the United States, according a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “Although recent years have seen a noticeable rise in large environmental liability …

Future Tech to Create Lower Claims Frequency, New Threats: Allianz Report

Technology is expected to be a major driver of liability claims in the years ahead – cutting frequency and increasing new threats such as cyber, product liability and recall risk, according a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty …

Report Shows California Workers’ Comp Written Premium up in 2016

California’s Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has completed its report on statewide workers’ comp insurer loss and premium experience through Dec. 31, 2016. The major findings of the WCIRB report include: California written premium for 2016 was roughly $18.1 billion, …

California Workers’ Comp Board Submits Lower Filing than Industry Average

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau on Tuesday submitted a July 1 Pure Premium Rate Filing to the California Department of Insurance proposing advisory pure premium rates that average $2.02 per $100 of payroll. The move follows a vote by …

Report: Claims from Workers in California’s Sierras Involve Only 4 Industries

More than half of all claims from workers living in California’s Sierras involve only four industries, according to a report out today from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. The CWCI’s California Workers’ Comp Regional Score Card examines the claims experience …

Beazley Joins EbixExchange Accounting Platform

Ebix Europe, the electronic messaging communications specialists for the global re/insurance market, announced that insurer Beazley is the latest carrier to join its EbixExchange accounting platform. Using ACORD standards, the platform adds transparency and accelerates the accounting and settlement process, …

Insurance Rates for Architects, Engineers Stabilize or Decline in 2016: Survey

Although a slim majority of insurance companies providing architects and engineers professional liability insurance saw their rates stabilize in 2016, nearly one in three experienced modest decreases in rates. That’s according to a new survey by insurance broker Ames & …

Top 3 Causes of Global Liability Claims = 60% of Value: Allianz Report

Defective product/work quality issues, crashes and human error are listed as the top causes of liability loss for businesses, according to a report published by Allianz Global Corporate Specialty (AGCS). Collectively, these top three causes of loss for businesses account …

Allianz Insurance Launches Live Video Streaming Platform for Property Claims

Allianz Insurance, the U.K.-based subsidiary of Allianz SE, has launched a video streaming platform called Allianz Site View, which is designed to enhance its claims proposition by enabling customers to send images, video clips or conduct live video interactions with …

AIG Enhances Motor Fleet Claims Service, Harnessing Cloud-Based Technology 

AIG UK announced it has entered into a partnership with VUEcloud Ltd., a UK software technology provider to the commercial motor industry, to provide an enhanced claims service to motor fleet customers by harnessing cloud-based technology. The new service, powered …