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Nevada Lawsuits Filed Against Auto Insurers over Rates in Pandemic

Class action lawsuits were filed in Nevada against 10 major auto insurance companies this week, contending that the companies charged excessive insurance premiums during the pandemic by failing to account for a drop in driving and crashes. The lawsuits acknowledge …

Travelers Reports Strong 3Q with Profit More Than Doubling

The Travelers Companies had a strong third quarter, reporting net income grew to $827 million, up from $396 million in the prior year quarter. An increase in the quarter’s core income to $798 million compared to $378 million in the …

Travelers Offers Artificial Intelligence for Companies to Assess Worker Safety

The Travelers Companies said it has started using artificial intelligence to offer business customers virtual and onsite ergonomic assessments. Travelers claims to be the first insurance carrier to provide the service. According to the insurer, the new offering combines AI-based …

California Retailer Sues Travelers for Denied COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims

San Francisco-based children’s clothing boutique Mudpie Inc. has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of California-based retail stores against an insurance provider, saying the small businesses were wrongfully denied coverage for losses resulting from government-mandated public health shutdowns related …

Lower Catastrophe Losses Help Boost Q1 Profit for Travelers

Insurer Travelers Companies Inc.’s quarterly profit beat analysts’ estimates on Thursday, as improved underwriting and lower catastrophe losses offset a decline in net investment income, sending its shares to a more than one-year high. Shares of the Dow-component rose as …

How Insurer Deployed Technology to Expedite Wildfire Claims

As wildfires raged this month in California, insurance claims experts at Travelers sat in a command center 3,000 miles (4,828 kilometers) away in Connecticut, monitoring screens showing satellite images, photos from airplane flyovers and social media posts describing what was …

City of Hartford Loses Insurance Policy in Wrongful Imprisonment

Hartford, Conn., officials say they cannot find a 30-year-old insurance policy that could play a key role in any damages or settlement the city would have to pay in a lawsuit filed by a man wrongly imprisoned for murder for …

The Hartford and Travelers Among Companies Offering Bonuses Due to New Tax Law

Hartford, Conn.-based The Hartford and New York City-headquartered Travelers confirmed they are among several companies giving their employees bonuses of $1,000 each if they earn $75,000 or less annually as a result of what U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin …

Travelers Names Rnjak to Lead Its Lloyd’s Platform

Travelers Europe announced it has appointed Nick Rnjak to lead Travelers Syndicate Management Ltd., its wholly owned platform in the Lloyd’s insurance market. Rnjak most recently served as chief underwriting officer for Travelers Syndicate. In his new role, he will …

Startups Selected for Inaugural InsurTech Acceleration Program in Hartford

Hartford InsurTech Hub, an initiative established in 2017 by Hartford, Conn.-based insurance companies, the city of Hartford and CTNext, has selected the 2018 group of 11 startups that will participate in its inaugural acceleration program, The InsurTech Accelerator. Hartford InsurTech …