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Helping Small Insurers Sell Cyber Coverage to Small Businesses

With the global cyber insurance market expected to reach $14 billion by 2022, according to Allied Market Research, it’s no wonder more insurers are looking to offer cyber coverage. But small insurers have been sidelined in this market due to …

Investments in Insurtech Expected to ‘Keep Booming’ in 2017: KPMG Report

Investor interest in insurtech is expected “to remain hot across all regions of the world” during 2017, following strong growth in 2016, according to a report published by KPMG. In the coming year, most insurtech investments likely will focus on …

Surprising Facts About Social Security and Medicare

While the era of “alternative facts” dawned in Washington last week, experts from across the ideological spectrum gathered in the capital for a review of real facts about our two most important retirement programs: Social Security and Medicare. The annual …

U.S. Keeps on Motoring, Sets Record of 3.2 Trillion Miles in 2016

Motorists drove a record 3.22 trillion miles (5.2 trillion km) on U.S. roads last year, a 2.8 percent rise from 2015 and the fifth consecutive year of year-over-year increases, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. Motorists logged 263.6 billion …

The Hidden Cost of Bundling Insurance Policies

Marketers love to bundle products and for good reason. Bundling encourages consumers to buy more. However, new research suggests that it’s not quite that simple. While bundling gets buyers to buy more, it can also make them less willing to …

Snoozing While Cruising Argues for Full Autonomy in Vehicles

As Ford Motor Co. has been developing self-driving cars, the U.S. automaker has started noticing a problem during test drives: Engineers monitoring the robot rides are dozing off. Company researchers have tried to roust the engineers with bells, buzzers, warning …

Cyber Attacks Remain at Top of List of Business Continuity Worries: Survey

The threat of cyber attacks and political instability resulting from rising populism are among the biggest worries for businesses around the world, according to a study of companies in 79 countries. The number one issue for executives working in business …

17 Million U.S. Homes Worth $4.9 Trillion Are in Environmental Hazard Zones

Millions of homes and condominiums across the country are in high danger zones for environmental hazards. According to the Environmental Hazards Housing Risk Index, produced by ATTOM Data Solutions, 17.3 million single family homes and condos with a combined estimated …

How Tattoo Artists Are Like Dentists

Getting a tattoo may hurt, but giving one is no picnic, either. That’s the finding of what its authors say is the first study ever to directly measure the physical stresses that lead to aches and pains in tattoo artists—workers …

Driver Deaths Rose 6% in 2016, Topping 40,000

U.S. motor vehicle accident deaths last year topped 40,000 for the first time since 2007 as cheap gasoline and a healthy economy encouraged motorists to drive more, according to new estimates released by the National Safety Council. Roadside fatalities last …