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Report: California Self-Insured Workers’ Comp Claim Frequency Rose Last Year

Workers’ compensation claim frequency reported by California’s private self-insured employers rose last year, the first increase in a decade, according to the California Workers’ Compensation Institute. The CWCI issued a report on Monday that shows the incidence of both indemnity …

Idaho Workers’ Compensation Rates to Decrease in 2019

The Idaho Department of Insurance has proved a 4.2 percent drop in workers’ compensation insurance rates effective Jan. 1, 2019. The proposed rate change comes from the National Council on Compensation Insurance, and is a function of declining claim costs, …

Just Like Many British Homes, UK Insurers’ Shares Are Subsiding This Summer

Just like a lot of British houses this summer, U.K. insurance stocks are sinking. The country’s non-life insurers sector had its steepest drop in more than a year-and-a-half on Friday after its biggest constituent, RSA Insurance Group Plc, warned this …

Litigation Financing Emerges as Alternative Asset Class for Wealthy Investors

When shares of AMP Ltd. plunged earlier this year after the firm was engulfed in a fee-for-no-service scandal, the Australian wealth manager was hit within weeks by the first of five separate class action lawsuits. It wasn’t just the seriousness …

UK Could See Surge in Subsidence Claims Due to Prolonged Dry Weather: Sedgwick

The UK could see a surge in subsidence due to the prolonged spell of hot and dry weather across the country, according to Sedgwick, a London-based provider of technology enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. Based on the company’s …

Study Looks at Polypharmacy Claims in California Workers’ Comp

A study from the California Workers’ Compensation Institute shows the likelihood that indemnity was paid on a workers’ comp claim increased with the number of concurrent prescriptions the injured worker was on. Concurrent use of multiple medications to treat one …

Sicilian Gangsters Crushed Limbs to Fake Car Accidents in Insurance Fraud: Police

Sicilian gangsters dropped 25-kilo (55-pound) cast-iron weights on the limbs of drug addicts, alcoholics and other vulnerable people to obtain insurance payments for fake car accidents worth hundreds of thousands of euros, police said Wednesday after making 11 arrests in …

Tokio Marine to License Metromile’s Connected Intelligence Platform

San Francisco, Calif.-based startup Metromile announced today that Tokio Marine Holdings Inc. has become the first insurance carrier to license Metromile’s Connected Intelligence Platform. Metromile in July announced $90 million in Series E funding co-led by Tokio Marine and Intact …

Subrogation Management Firm SubroSmart Opens London Operations

SubroSmart*, a subrogation management firm, has announced the launch of its London operations, which will be led by George Gager and Chris Lally. The SubroSmart London team brings more than four decades’ combined experience in the global insurance market, said …

Fury of Hailstorms Battered Colorado, Insured Losses ‘Skyrocketing’

The hailstorms that hit Northern Colorado and the Denver-metro just over a week ago carried a $276.4 million insurance price tag. The storms followed a Southern Colorado hailstorm a week earlier that caused an estimated $169 million in insured losses. …