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Startupbootcamp Launches Insurtech Accelerator in Hartford

Startupbootcamp, a London-based insurance accelerator that focuses on identifying globally-located disruptive and collaborative insurance and technology innovations, has announced the launch of its new InsurTech Accelerator in Hartford, Conn., designed specifically to rapidly scale insurance-focused technology startups. The InsurTech Accelerator, …

Insurance Adjusters Mobilized to Deal with Harvey Cat Losses

Teams of insurance adjusters were mobilized Friday in Texas cities closest to Hurricane Harvey’s expected path of destruction. Hurricane Harvey made landfall late Friday evening as a category 4 hurricane. According to AIR Worldwide, “the eye of the storm crossed …

Connecticut Insurers: Homes Must Fall Down to be Eligible for Coverage

Connecticut residents whose home foundations are crumbling are facing a perplexing problem with their insurance policies: The damage won’t be covered unless their homes collapse. More than two dozen insurance companies being sued in federal court by 40 homeowners recently …

Travelers Launches Online System in UK, Providing Quick Mgmt Liability Quotes

Travelers Insurance Co. Ltd. in the UK has launched a new online system that enables UK brokers to receive management liability quotes and bind coverage for their clients in a matter of minutes. Accessed through the My Travelers e-trade platform, …

Travelers’ Drone Program Is Changing the Way Its Claims Reps Do Business

Travelers’ Claim University, founded in 2007, is working to change the way its claims professionals do business through the use of drones to assist in property inspection and claims analysis. The nearly 200,000-square foot facility in Windsor, Conn., offers hands-on …

Travelers Adds Symantec Cybersecurity Services to Cyber Policies

The Travelers Companies, Inc. is now offering cybersecurity services from Symantec Corp. to eligible Travelers cyber policyholders. Symantec will provide a cyber resilience readiness assessment, cybersecurity awareness training videos and a security coach helpline, among other services. Travelers cyber customers …

Sompo Canopius’ Mining Capacity Rises to $30M with Travelers Syndicate Support

Sompo Canopius AG announced that its heavy industry team has secured additional capacity for its mining cover from Travelers Syndicate 5000 at Lloyd’s. This takes full capacity for the mining portfolio up to US$30 million as of March 1, 2017, …

Travelers Says Property-Related Claims Spike on Halloween

On Halloween, homeowners have more to worry about than running out of candy for trick-or-treaters. The Travelers insurance company says there are 24 percent more property crime-related claims on Halloween than an average day. To prevent theft or vandalism, 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 …

Report: Some Illinois Insurance Companies Forcing Roof Replacements

When Dennis Roberts’ car insurance started getting a bit too expensive, he did what a lot of consumers do and shopped around. Then he picked a new company and switched both his home and auto coverage, never expecting what it …