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ANV Launches Miscellaneous Professional Liability Program in U.S.

ANV Underwriters, the international managing general underwriter (MGU) segment of global speciality insurance group ANV, has launched a new North America Miscellaneous Professional Liability (MPL) product and team. The new MPL product expands ANV’s MGU presence in the U.S. market …

K&K Launches Student Accident Coverage Website

K&K Insurance Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Aon plc, has launched a new website at www.PrivateSchoolK12-kk.com offering K-12 student accident coverage. The website is designed for private, non-boarding K-12 schools and offers the ability to quote and purchase insurance online …

Heffernan Accepting Submissions for Burning Man Insurance Program

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, a nationwide independent insurance brokerage, is now accepting submissions through August 9 for the 2015 Burning Man event. Heffernan’s program, called Insurance on the Playa, offers liability coverage for theme camps, art cars and art installations for …

Beazley Launches New Insurance Product for Australian Expat Workers

Specialist insurer Beazley has launched Expatriate Medical and Emergency Evacuation, a new tailored insurance solution for Australian employees who live and work overseas. The product combines elements of both health and travel insurance to provide comprehensive coverage for expats based …

India’s Product Recalls Bring New Business for Insurers Such as AIG, Allianz

As Nestle SA slugs it out with India’s food regulator over the amount of lead in its popular Maggi instant noodles, the dispute is whipping up business for insurers. The local unit of American International Group Inc. is predicting a …

Berkley Forms Berkley Global Product Recall Management, Hires Lubrano to Lead

W.R. Berkley Corp. has formed Berkley Global Product Recall Management, a W. R. Berkley Co., to aid all types of businesses throughout the world in the prevention and management of product recall incidences. Products and services will be available through …

Hanover Enhances Fidelity, Crime Coverage

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc. has launched a new Fidelity & Crime Advantage coverage program offered within its management liability portfolio. The coverage provides businesses with an enhanced product suite to help protect their employees and companies. The Hanover’s Fidelity …

CFC Partners With Cyber Security Ratings Firm to Evaluate Insureds’ Cyber Risk

Specialist lines underwriting agency CFC has formed a partnership with cyber security ratings agency, BitSight Technologies. CFC will use BitSight’s ratings tool to provide insight into the cyber threats that their clients face. Ratings are calculated on a daily basis …

San Andreas Movie: Facts Within Fiction

Released in late spring 2015, the movie San Andreas tells the story of massive earthquakes devastating California as a helicopter pilot and his (formerly estranged) wife try to find and rescue their daughter. Having defeated the likes of genetically engineered …

Crowdsourcing Pollutant Detection: A Look at the Promise & Perils of Citizen Science

Far from being a new idea of the 21st century, scientific research conducted by amateur or non-professional scientists has a long and distinguished history. (Think Benjamin Franklin or Charles Darwin, for example.) What is new, however, is the wide array …