P&C Companies News

Wedding Vendors Account for Most Costly Claims: Travelers

Problems with vendors amounted to 30 percent of claim payments for all wedding claims, according to Travelers Companies, Inc. which announced the findings of its recent analysis of wedding insurance claims from 2011–2015. Wedding venues going bankrupt, photographers failing to …

IBHS Receives 2016 IMCA Innovation Torchbearer Award

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) received the 2016 Innovation Torchbearer Award from the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association. IMCA’s annual Innovation Torchbearer Award recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated innovative ideas or initiatives impacting the …

Workers’ Compensation Market Improved, Grew Premium in 2015: NCCI

The workers’ compensation market is healthy and profitable. This year’s “State of the Line” report, published by the National Council of Compensation Insurance (NCCI), indicates that the workers’ compensation calendar year 2015 combined ratio for private carriers was 94 percent. …

Confie Buys Automobile Insurance Specialists, Trinity Insurance & Whitehead Insurance

Editor’s Note: This announcement has been updated to correct the name – Automobile Insurance Specialists Inc., based in Las Vegas. Confie has acquired three insurance agencies in Las Vegas, South Florida, and Washington State. Confie acquired the assets of: Automobile Insurance …

One-Size Doesn’t Fit All in Today’s Evolving Homeowners Market

The homeowners insurance line, not often thought of as a bastion of change, is actually quietly evolving beyond the traditional “one-size-fits-all” business. Some of the puzzle pieces that make up homeowners insurance are changing shape and new pieces that address …

Independent Agents Seek New, Strong Performing Carriers: Survey

Independent insurance agents are seeing revenue growth and would like to grow more, but they’ll need help from carriers. Agents indicate a strong desire to add new carriers, but only if those carriers can demonstrate strong performance when it comes …

AXA Completes Acquisition of Charter Ping An Insurance in Philippines

AXA Philippines announced it has completed the acquisition of Charter Ping An Insurance Co. for €40 million ($45.6 million) from GT Capital. The acquisition of CPA, the fifth largest non-life insurer in the Philippines, enables AXA Philippines to offer property …

Self-Driving Cars to Create Long Term Challenges for Auto Insurers: Moody’s

Accident avoidance features in vehicles, such as automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure prevention, are becoming more prevalent and will lead to lower accident frequency in the next five-to-10 years, a benefit for auto insurers. Longer term, self-driving …

Federal Judge Rules BP Absolved from U.S. Lawsuits Over Drilling Ban

BP Plc does not have to face U.S. lawsuits by energy and drilling companies over losses they suffered from an offshore drilling ban imposed soon after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge …

‘Smart City’ Pilot Project to Test Tools Aimed at Reducing Accidents

The U.S. Transportation Department and NXP Semiconductors NV are joining forces in a pilot project to use communication technology to reduce congestion and speed traffic, they said on Friday. The department said in December that it would award up to …