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HDI-Gerling UK Names Gwilt to Head Fleet Management Division

Industrial Insurance Company HDI-Gerling announced the appointment of Michael Gwilt as manager responsible for fleet risk management and business development to its newly formed UK motor [auto] division. He will report to John Shepherd director of motor, who joined HDI-Gerling …

Report Finds Less than 10% of Global Insurers Using ‘App’ Strategy

A report by Swiss research company MyPrivateBanking concludes that while the “mobile app revolution” has reached the insurance industry, adoption of the popular technology is “still at a very early stage, showing patchy and inconsistent deployment.” The survey involved a …

Swiss Re Reports Italian Insurance Market at ‘Crossroads’ of Change

According to Swiss Re’s latest study – The Italian insurance market: opportunities in the land of the Renaissance – “Italy stands at the crossroads of economic and social change, and therefore offers interesting opportunities for the insurance industry.” The report …

Idea of Creating DWI Tracking System in Louisiana Revived

The idea of creating a statewide DWI tracking system in Louisiana is gaining steam again. The Advocate reports that the 2004 death of an ambitious Louisiana project called the Integrated Criminal Justice Information System dashed hopes for a statewide DWI …

Appalachian Underwriters, Glencar Underwriting to Offer WC, GL, Auto

Appalachian Underwriters, Inc. (AUI) has been appointed by Glencar Underwriting Managers to offer a workers’ compensation, general liability and auto coverage program. Appalachian Underwriters is a licensed national managing general agency, and Glencar Underwriting Managers, Inc. is a managing general …

RSA Inks Agreement w/ The Co-operative Insurance for Auto Claims

The UK’s RSA and The Co-operative Insurance have announced a bilateral agreement to settle outstanding motor recoveries. RSA said it is “designed to remove frictional costs, limit the need for claims handlers to get involved and to speed up the …

National Glass Exchange, AmTrust to Offer Windshield Protection Plans

The AmTrust Group of insurance carriers and its sister company, Warrantech, will now be supporting the National Glass Exchange’s (NGE) Windshield Protection Plans. Through the new agreement, AmTrust will provide the underwriting of NGE’s products, and Warrantech will manage claims …

HDI-Gerling to Enter UK Auto Fleet Market

Industrial Insurance Company HDI-Gerling has announced it is expanding its product range in the UK to include Motor [Auto] fleet coverage. The company said it has appointed John Shepherd to the position of Director of Motor to head the new …

Colony Specialty Launches Environmental Auto Product

Colony Specialty, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., is now offering business auto coverage in conjunction with its general liability and pollution coverages through their environmental division. The admitted product targets operations including: the fleets of environmental contractors …

IAG Malaysia Partner Gets Regulatory Approval for Kurnia Insurans Deal

The Insurance Australia Group Limited (IAG) announced that its 49 percent-owned Malaysian associate, AmG Insurance Berhad, has received regulatory approval for a possible acquisition of Kurnia Insurans (Malaysia) Berhad, the principal general insurance business of Kurnia Asia Berhad. IAG first …