commercial auto insurance News

U.S. Commercial Auto Insurers Report Worst Losses in Decade: AM Best

The U.S.commercial automobile insurance segment’s underwriting losses deepened to $4.0 billion in 2019, the segment’s worst loss in 10 years and a continuation of a decade-long trend of worsening underwriting results, according to a new AM Best report. Indeed, the …

Bold Penguin Partners with Ohio’s State Auto on Commercial Insurance

Bold Penguin, a commercial insurance technology provider, has added Columbus, Ohio-based State Automobile Mutual Insurance Co. (State Auto) to its platform, expanding its commercial auto insurance offering launched in March 2020. This integration allows users of Bold Penguin’s platform access …

Insurtech Buckle Acquires Atlas Financial’s Commercial Auto Subsidiary, Gateway

Buckle, an insurtech startup focused on rideshare insurance, has acquired Gateway Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Schaumburg, Illinois-based Atlas Financial Holdings, for an undisclosed price. The move allows Buckle to expand its commercial auto coverage capacity and reach via a …

Louisiana’s Donelon Asks Commercial Auto Insurers to Offer COVID-19 Relief

Louisiana’s chief insurance regulator wants insurers to consider offering premium relief to their commercial auto insurance customers due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon has called on insurers to consider returning a percentage of premium …

Oklahoma House Passes Bill Changing Commercial Driver’s License Renewal Process

A bill shifting renewal of commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) from offices of the Dept. of Motor Vehicles to local tag agencies passed the Oklahoma House of Representatives this afternoon. House Bill 1966 was authored by Rep. Dell Kerbs (R-Shawnee). Kerbs, …

Rate Increases Approved for Texas Auto Insurer for Residual Market

Proposed rate increases for both private passenger and commercial auto insurance rates have been approved for the Texas Automobile Insurance Plan Association (TAIPA). The Texas Department of Insurance granted TAIPA’s filing for a 4.9% increase private passenger rates and a …

James River Insurance Retains Rating After Dropping Its Biggest Customer, Uber

Ratings agency A.M. Best said its ratings of James River Insurance remain unchanged after the insurer said it would be cancelling its business with ride-hailing giant Uber affiliate, Rasier, its largest client. A.M Best said the Financial Strength Rating of …

How Businesses Can Limit Costs of Work-Related Crashes

Work-related motor vehicle crashes cost employers $56.7 billion in 2017, according to a report by a Boston-based vehicle management and reimbursement platform that offers ways employers ways to limit the costs of accidents. The firm, Motus, estimates that about 40 …

Texas’ QEO Group to Write Commercial Auto with Clear Blue Insurance Group

Irving, Texas-based QEO Group LLC (QEO) and Clear Blue Financial Holdings LLC (Clear Blue), headquartered in North Carolina, have agreed to a long-term, exclusive relationship for QEO to write its commercial automobile insurance program on Clear Blue’s carriers, Clear Blue …

Starr Cos. Now Offers Commercial Auto Coverages in Canada

Starr Cos. announced it has introduced commercial primary auto coverages in all provinces and territories in Canada. “This allows Starr to better support our primary general liability accounts by offering commercial auto to our insureds,” stated Hano Pak the chief …