Claims News

PG&E Open to Extending California Wildfire Victim Claims Deadline

PG&E Corp. told a judge it’s willing to extend the deadline for victims of wildfires caused by the utility’s equipment to file claims in its bankruptcy. U.S. District Judge James Donato criticized the company at a hearing last week, saying …

AmeriTrust Group Names McGuire as New Chief Claims Officer

Southfield, Michigan-based commercial insurance underwriter and insurance administration services provider, AmeriTrust Group Inc., has promoted Traci McGuire to chief claims officer. She is based in the company’s Westerville, Ohio, office. McGuire previously served as senior vice president, Claims. McGuire joined …

Canada Insurer Intact Financial Corp. Completes Acquisition of On Side Restoration

Intact Financial Corp., the Toronto-based property and casualty insurer, announced it has completed the acquisition of On Side Developments Ltd., the parent company of On Side Restoration. With more than 1,200 employees and 35 branches across Canada, Vancouver-based On Side …

Everest Insurance Buys Remaining Shares of Canadian IT Consulting Firm Salus Systems

Everest Insurance announced it has purchased all outstanding remaining shares of its joint venture partner, Victoria, Canada-based Salus Systems LLC. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. An IT consulting firm and business solutions provider, Salus was founded in …

$900K in Claims Paid to Settle Against Police Chief in New Mexico

The state of New Mexico acknowledged Monday that it paid out $900,000 to three State Police officials who complained of workplace discrimination and retaliation by the state’s former police chief. The payout is the latest revelation about settlements of lawsuits …

Greenlight Re Innovations Invests in Australia Property Claims Platform Handdii

Greenlight Re Innovations (GRI), a subsidiary of Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., announced it has made a strategic investment in Handdii Pty Ltd., a property insurance claims fulfillment platform. Melbourne, Australia-based Handdii is reinventing property claim processes by seamlessly pairing insurance …

PG&E Settles for $1B with Local Governments for California Fire Claims

PG&E Corp. will pay $1 billion as part of its bankruptcy reorganization to more than a dozen local governments in California struck by wildfires in recent years, the company and lawyers for the governments said on Tuesday. Payments to the …

Al Specialists omni:us and FRISS Partner to Offer Claims, Fraud Detection Services

Two artificial intelligence providers — omni:us and FRISS — are teaming up to “supercharge” insurance claims management and fraud detection. omni:us is a provider of AI-based cognitive claims management service, while FRISS is a provider of AI-powered fraud and risk …

Severe Weather in Houston

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. During the first full week of May, Houston was devastated by catastrophic flooding and hail. Defining the southern edge of a large weather front on May 9 across the U.S. …

Hiscox Appoints Hill from Blackboard Insurance Co. as Head of Claims in the U.S.

Hiscox, the Bermuda-headquartered specialist insurer, announced the appointment of Melissa Hill as head of Claims in the United States. Hill, who has more than a decade of experience in claims operations, will oversee the strategic direction and performance of the …