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Chubb Personal Auto Service Protects Insured Info for Total Loss Vehicles

Chubb has launched a new service designed to help personal auto clients remove sensitive electronic information from their vehicles in the event of an insured total loss. “While hands-free GPS and mobile connectivity has made driving more convenient and safer, …

Snow Causes 81-Vehicle Highway Pileup in Ohio

Authorities say a blinding, late-afternoon snow squall caused an 81-vehicle pileup on a major highway in central Ohio, but no one was seriously hurt. The crashes left vehicles crunched, tipped over and scattered at odd angles across lanes of Interstate …

Once-Stable P/C Insurance Lines Face Headwinds: Guy Carpenter

While the U.S. property/casualty insurance industry is well capitalized and market sentiment is mostly positive, it still faces economic and market-based headwinds that will challenge its profitable growth going forward. In the 2017 edition of the annual report, Plotting a …

Travelers Launches Usage-Based Insurance App for Personal Auto Customers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. has launched IntelliDrive smartphone app, which gives customers insights into their driving habits and auto insurance priced according to how they drive. Customers who use the app and drive safely can save up to 20 percent …

Liberty Mutual’s Q4 Net Income Takes a Hit from Auto Liability Losses

Liberty Mutual Holding Co.’s 2016 fourth quarter net income declined substantially, due mostly to higher U.S. personal and commercial auto liability losses. But the number was up for the full year. The insurer booked net income of $143 million for …

NJM to Offer Motorcycle, ATV Coverage in New Jersey

NJM, a property-casualty insurer offering coverage in New Jersey, has partnered with American Modern Insurance Group to offer coverage for motorcycles, ATVs and similar vehicles. The program offers coverage for standard motorcycles, cruisers, dirt bikes, dual purpose, SuperSports, trike conversions, …

Road Damage from Oil Field Trucks Concerns Louisiana Parish

Complaints about trucks tearing up parish roads have prompted the St. Landry Parish Council in Louisiana to re-examine how road-use permits are issued and how the parish can force those causing the damage to pay for repairs. Council member Pam …

Ohio Sees Drop in Fatal Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle fatalities in Ohio have dropped by 21 percent since 2010, according to state statistics. Statistics show 133 motorcycle fatalities last year; 163 in 2012; 166 in 2011; and 168 in 2010. So far this year there have been 28. …

National Interstate Enhances RV Coverage In New York

National Interstate Insurance Co. has enhanced its specialty recreational vehicle insurance product offering in the state of New York with additional coverages including total loss replacement, agreed value, and consignment. According to Tony Mercurio, executive vice president and chief operating …

MAPFRE | Commerce Insurance Launches Telematics Program in Massachusetts

MAPFRE | Commerce Insurance has launched its DriveAdvisorProgram in Massachusetts. The new program will allow eligible Massachusetts drivers to receive comprehensive information on driving patterns and overall driving behavior through telematics technology. Participants in the program, which is offered at …