LIberty Mutual News

Liberty Mutual Enhances Commercial Insurance Property Form

Liberty Mutual’s has launched a new proprietary Premier Property Protector all-risk policy to accommodate all of a broker’s single carrier and shared and layered property coverage needs. According to Mike Fallon, president of National Insurance, Liberty Mutual’s business unit that …

Brave New World: 1st Reinsurance Product Heads to the Blockchain

Second of Two Articles There has been a lot of press – and perhaps hype – about blockchain and its potential to revolutionize the industry’s processes and ultimately improve the customer experience. However, the efforts of the industry’s B3i initiative …

Ironshore Raises Capacity for M&A Cover, Tax Consortium Launched

Ironshore International’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Tax Insurance unit has enhanced its consortium programs to meet client and broker demand for larger, streamlined limits. Ironshore will increase the capacity for its Mergers & Acquisitions Consortium to £100 million ($129.8 million), …

There’s No ‘Typical’ Day in the Work Cycle for Whirlpool’s Risk Manager

How does a company incorporate a sustainable and cohesive risk management system for an enterprise with nearly 100,000 employees, 70 manufacturing and technology research centers located in 170 countries around the world, and $21 billion in annual sales? It’s a …

Insurer’s Lawsuit Says Keurig Coffee Machine Caused Massachusetts Fire

A legal dispute is brewing between insurance company Liberty Mutual and Keurig Green Mountain, the maker of single-cup coffee machines. The Boston-based insurer has filed a lawsuit that alleges that a Massachusetts woman’s Keurig coffee machine was responsible for a …

Disruptive Tech Dominates 2nd Annual Efma-Accenture Innovation Awards

Emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT) and blockchain were prominently featured among the winners of the second annual Efma-Accenture Innovation in Insurance awards. Aimed at showcasing the best examples of insurance technology innovations in multiple …

Liberty Mutual Launches New Builder’s Risk Product

Liberty Mutual has launched Premier Protector – Builder’s Risk for large contractors and property owners – and the brokers who serve them – that is designed to help eliminate uncertainties and inconsistencies in coverage. According to Daniel Feige, division underwriting …

Liberty Mutual’s Q4 Net Income Takes a Hit from Auto Liability Losses

Liberty Mutual Holding Co.’s 2016 fourth quarter net income declined substantially, due mostly to higher U.S. personal and commercial auto liability losses. But the number was up for the full year. The insurer booked net income of $143 million for …

Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i Grows to 15 Members

The Blockchain Insurance Industry Initiative B3i, which was launched in October 2016 to explore the potential use of distributed ledger technology, has grown to 15 members from its original five. Members of the B3i initiative are collaborating to explore the …

More Insurers Disclosing Climate Change Risks, Report Shows

Insurers in the U.S. are increasingly willing to disclose their risk management practices related to climate change, and that in part may be attributable to last year’s global accord in Paris and shifting attitudes in the business world on the …