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El Nin᷈o Talk Growing Louder Amid Southern California Storms

A whopper of a winter appears to be brewing for the Western U.S. and more conversations are turning to preparations for what could be one of the strongest El Nin᷈os on record. Strong rains throughout much of California and snow …

Oregon Woman Loses Home, Then Her Insurance

An elderly southern Oregon woman says she’s been left to depend on friends and family after her home was gutted in a suspected arson and her insurance company canceled her policy. Insurance industry officials contend the process of handling fire-related …

IMCA Presents ‘Innovation Torchbearer Award’ to Insurance Information Institute

  The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) has been awarded the 2015 Innovation Torchbearer Award at the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association’s (IMCA) 2015 Annual Conference  in Nashville, Tenn. The I.I.I. is a non-profit communications organization supported by the insurance industry. …

Texas Tops in Lightning Damage Claim Amounts

Lightning damage is the most striking in Texas, at least for the insurance industry. The average claim in the state was $10,671 last year, the Insurance Information Institute said in a statement. That’s the highest figure among the 10 states …

Agent Support, Ratings Added to Expanding Google Compare

The auto insurance comparison website Google Compare is expanding into Texas, Illinois and Pennsylvania, as well as adding ratings and insurance agent support. That announcement was made Tuesday by Stephanie Cuthbertson, group product manager for Google Compare, at Google’s annual …

Nepal Earthquake Losses Could Top $2 Billion; Sparse Insurance Coverage

The earthquake that struck Nepal caused about $2 billion in economic losses in the country, and only a fraction of the cost will be incurred by insurers, according to Kinetic Analysis Corp. Damage in India could cost an additional $800 …

Climate Change Report Slams Insurers for ‘Profound Lack of Preparedness’

A report on the insurance industry released Wednesday shows “a profound lack of preparedness in addressing climate-related risks and opportunities.” Insurance industry representatives immediately criticized the report as a negative take on the industry’s ability to adapt and not reflective of …

I.I.I.: 13 Years After 9/11, Threat of Terrorist Attack Remains Real

The Insurance Information Institute said this week that the threat of terrorist attack remains real and that the 13-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attack is a reminder of the urgent need for federal lawmakers to reauthorize the terrorism …

Twenty Years Later Big Lesson From Northridge Quake Lost

Twenty years ago today a big one hit the Los Angeles area, killing several people and injuring thousands, damaging tens of thousands of properties, shutting down businesses, putting out of operation some of the nation’s busiest freeways and radically changing …

Ex-Treasury Official Wolin Urges Federal, State Collaboration to Improve Regulation

To make continued improvements in the U.S. insurance regulatory system, it’s imperative for state and federal officials to work collaboratively and share information and perspectives, said former Deputy Treasury Secretary Neal S. Wolin, who delivered the keynote speech at the …