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Pet Insurance Outshines Travel, Other Inland Marine Coverages Cut by COVID: AM Best

The U.S. inland marine insurance segment experienced a “significant downturn in profitability” in 2020, with its loss ratio deteriorating by nearly 16 percentage points amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an AM Best report. The Best’s Market Segment Report, “Significant …

Demand for Travel Insurance Takes Off As More Destinations Require Coverage

COVID-19 insurance policies are increasingly joining passports and sunscreen as vacation staples, creating opportunities for insurers as more countries require mandatory coverage in case visitors fall ill from the coronavirus. Airline bookings are on the rise in some regions, driving …

Top Insurance Regulatory Developments of 2020: Part 2

This is the second installment of a two-part look at the top 10 insurance regulatory developments of 2020 by attorneys at Locke Lord. The first part on Jan. 22 covered COVID-19, Insurtechs, Data Privacy, Race Equality and Pharmacy Benefit Managers. …

Brexit Ends Britons’ Right to Live and Work in EU – And Travel Insurance Is Essential

LONDON (AP) – So far, the large majority of British and EU citizens have not felt the realities of Brexit. Though the UK left the European Union on Jan. 31, it follows the bloc’s rules until the end of this …

UK Insurtech Startup battleface Raises $12M in Funding from U.S. Venture Capital Firm

UK startup battleface Inc., a company that specializes in tech-enabled global travel insurance, announced a $12-million Series A financing round from Drive Capital, a Columbus, Ohio-based venture capital firm. The investment will be used to fund growth and market expansion …

Travel Insurance Surges Along with Coronavirus This Thanksgiving

U.S. websites have seen a surge in travelers seeking expensive ironclad insurance this Thanksgiving, as Americans desperate to break the monotony of a year spent at home look to cover themselves against coronavirus-related risks. Data from insurance comparison website Squaremouth …

Manulife to Begin Offering Canadians COVID-19 Travel Insurance

Canadian insurer Manulife Financial Group will restore some coverage for coronavirus-related trip interruptions in a new travel insurance policy that also includes COVID-19 in its emergency medical coverage. The policy will launch in October for Canadians traveling domestically and internationally, …

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways Offers Passengers Coronavirus Insurance

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways on Monday said it would cover medical and quarantine costs for passengers if they contract the new coronavirus after traveling on one of its flights. Airlines around the world are trying to find ways to stimulate …

UK Insurtech Startup battleface Offers COVID-19 Travel Insurance Package

Travel insurance provider battleface announced a new COVID-19 travel insurance package. The new policy will give travelers the peace of mind they have been looking for to venture out safely, including to countries currently advised against traveling to by the …

UK Insurer Saga Refunds £44M to Customers on COVID-19 Travel Interruptions

Saga has refunded 44 million pounds ($54.45 million) of advance payments to customers whose travel was interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, the British over-50s holidays and insurance specialist said on Monday. The company, which has canceled all travel departures up …