Claims News

With Ambitions to Expand (and Disrupt Allianz), German Insurer DFV Weighs IPO

With ambitions to challenge insurance giants like Allianz SE, newcomer Deutsche Familienversicherung AG [DFV] needs 100 million euros ($116 million) in fresh funds to finance its expansion plan. An initial public offering is one path Stefan Knoll, founder and chief …

Endeavour Expands Capability of Claims Platform Used by Canadian Coverholders

Delegated authority specialist and Lloyd’s broker Endeavour Insurance Services has added new functionality, including Lineage compatibility, to its Advantage claims platform, further improving claims handling for Canadian coverholders and third party authorities (TPA). Developed in partnership with Advent Claims and …

California Chief Justice Expects an Influx of Wildfire Claims

California courts are preparing for an influx of lawsuits tied to last year’s historically destructive wildfires and mudslides, Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye told lawmakers this week in her annual “state of the judiciary” address. Cantil-Sakauye, who has sparred with President …

California Commissioner Orders Insurer to Halt Operations over Insolvency Risk

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has issued a cease and desist order against Access Insurance Co., which requires it to immediately stop transacting, soliciting, negotiating, or administering and writing any new or renewal insurance business of any kind in the …

Romanian Firm UiPath Ascends as Leader in Automating Business Tasks Such as Claims

Romanian firm emerges as leader in automating business tasks Romanian software firm UiPath has raised $153 million in new venture financing, marking both the company’s rapid ascent as a leader in automating routine business tasks and the emergence of Central …

Lloyd’s Market Association Launches Claims Development Training Tool

The Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) has launched the Claims Development Pathway, an interactive training and development tool that will provide support to claims professionals in the Lloyd’s market, at every stage of their careers. Modernizing claims handling at Lloyd’s is …

London Market Single Claims Agreement Launched to Improve Claims Handling

The London market has launched a simplified system for claims handling in an effort to improve client service and streamline claims agreement across the London market. The Single Claims Agreement is designed “to enable quick and efficient authorization of claims …

Statewide Claims for California Wildfires Reach Nearly $12B

Insurers have received nearly 45,000 insurance claims totaling more than $11.79 billion in losses from the wildfires that burned across the state in October and December 2017, California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones announced today. The fires in Northern California in …

Losses From Southern California Fire Could Reach $2.5B, Expert Says

Losses from the Thomas Fire in Southern California are expected to fall between $1 billion and $2.5 billion, a catastrophe modeling firm said on Tuesday. The Thomas Fire, which raged across Southern California’s Ventura and Santa Barbara counties throughout most …

AGCS Names Vissing to Succeed Henson as Head of Claims, Regional Unit London

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS), Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer, has appointed Lars Vissing as Regional Unit London (RUL), head of Claims, starting in February 2018. Vissing succeeds Martin Henson who retires after nearly 20 years with Allianz. Based …