Insurance

Popular types of life insurance at any age

Whole life insurance is the most common type of permanent life insurance that protects policyholders for the duration of their lives.

As long as premiums are paid, whole life insurance policies offer a guaranteed death benefit. Like most permanent life insurance policies, whole life insurance has a cash value component that can grow over the policy’s life.

When a policyholder pays the premiums, a portion goes toward the cash value component, helping it accumulate over

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Best Business Liability Insurance Companies for 2020

If you’re self-employed, and you don’t have a business liability insurance policy in place, you may be playing with fire. And even if you do have a policy, it pays to shop and compare every few years. Not only are there changes in the industry and with the insurance companies themselves, but as your business grows and evolves, the liabilities you face may change. Taking a fresh look at your business liability insurance policy should

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Connecting The Insurance Industry: Semsee

For all of the connectivity that the internet offers, there are still plenty of examples of difficulties for people to easily access the resources they need. That’s why we see the continued growth of sites and services that do something as basic as connecting businesses with customers and clients, and vice versa. It’s a simple idea, and yet there is still room for growth.   

Recently, I connected with Phillip Charles-Pierre, the founder and CEO of

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PEAK6 Adds Insurance Industry Executive Deb Franklin to Build Insurance Operation

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PEAK6, an investing and technology company, announced today that Deb Franklin has been named Managing Director. In this new role, she will lead efforts to build an insurance operation.

Franklin is an experienced executive with an impressive track record of building and growing sustainable businesses. As Managing Director, Franklin will combine her entrepreneurial spirit and insurance industry expertise, including extensive flood insurance experience, to develop a new insurance operation within PEAK6. She

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AM Best Posts Interactive Webinar Highlights for “How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Changing the Insurance Industry”

OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Viewers can access highlights from an AM Best webinar sponsored by LexisNexis Risk Solutions to learn about the fallout of COVID-19 and both the pitfalls and opportunities that could await insurers going forward.

Panelists include:

  • Patrick Sugent, vice-president, data science, LexisNexis Risk Solutions;
  • Adam Pichon, vice-president, auto insurance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions; and
  • Christopher Rice, senior director, data science, LexisNexis Risk Solutions.

The video-based interactive presentation is available here. The webinar was

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Austin Cahill Joins Alliant Insurance Services

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nov 19, 2020–

Alliant Insurance Services announced that Austin Cahill has joined Alliant as Senior Vice President within its Mergers & Acquisitions vertical. Based in the Alliant New York office, Cahill will head up the tax insurance team and will focus his efforts on servicing clients’ tax, representations and warranties, and contingent

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Protective Insurance launches digital safety marketplace

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CARMEL, Ind., Nov. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Protective Insurance has launched the Protective Marketplace, a unique platform providing top safety and risk management resources all in one place. The Protective Marketplace can be reached at marketplace.protectiveinsurance.com.

The rapid growth of safety solutions for the trucking industry has made the job of fleet safety manager

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Sign up for health insurance now

Many folks unfortunately have had their lives turned upside down by the coronavirus pandemic. Some have lost jobs, and their health insurance that came with them. Others may be realizing access to health care is crucial to keeping their loved ones safe and healthy. If you are currently without health insurance, now is the time to sign up to get health care coverage for 2021.

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplace is open for enrollment

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Want Vision Insurance? Now Is the Time to Enroll

Military family members and retirees interested in vision insurance should know that they are now eligible to enroll in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP).

While some Tricare plans offer limited vision exam benefits — usually only every two years unless there is another health problem — they offer very limited glasses or contact lens coverage.

Last year, military family members and retirees became eligible for FEDVIP, which is the same insurance

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Global Cyber (Liability) Insurance Market 2020 Key Drivers, Research Objectives, Future Prospects and Growth Potential to 2026

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Nov 10, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Cyber (Liability) Insurance Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026 introduced by MarketsandResearch.biz offers exclusive research & analysis on the market that gives analysis on market conditions, trends, inclinations, key players, opportunities, and geographical analysis. The report entails key developments in the global Cyber (Liability) Insurance market that demonstrates … Read More

What to Know About Earthquake Insurance in New England: ‘Sunday Was a Reminder’

The strongest earthquake to hit southern New England in decades rattled homes on Sunday morning. 



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The earthquake didn’t cause any significant damage, but it may have you wondering about whether you are covered for damages if there’s a bigger one down the road.

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“Most people feel like that is something that happens out in California and not in our back yard, but Sunday was a reminder

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Whitsett man charged insurance fraud after false break-in report

State investigators say Shamar Vanhook, 19, reported that the TV sets were stolen during a break-in, but that never happened.

RALEIGH, N.C. — Editor’s note: The attached video is from a Q&A segment with a Better Business Bureau expert about how to identify potential scams and fraud. 

A Whitsett man faces felony insurance fraud charges, the North Carolina Insurance Commissioner announced Tuesday. 

State investigators said Shamar Vanhook, 19, tried to collect money through Liberty Mutual

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Global Body-part Insurance Market 2020 Key Aspects of the Industry by Segments to 2026

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Nov 10, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Body-part Insurance Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026 offers end to end industry from the definition, product specifications, and demand till forecast prospects. The report studies the industry coverage, current market status, and market outlook and forecast by 2026. This is an all-inclusive document that comprises crucial information

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The Evolution of The Insurance Business

Do you remember the movie Groundhog Day with Bill Murray? If you have seen the movie, then you likely remember “Needle-Nose Ned.” Ned was the high school friend who sells life insurance. Ned was the stereotypical insurance agent touting, “Do you have life insurance? Cause even if you do, you can always use more!” Ned was so funny and became a memorable piece of that classic movie because he so accurately depicted the stereotypical

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People’s United Bank Completes Sale of People’s United Insurance Agency to AssuredPartners

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — People’s United Bank, N.A. a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT) announced today that it has completed the sale of People’s United Insurance Agency to AssuredPartners. The transaction was announced on September 22, 2020.

People’s United Insurance Agency is a full-service insurance brokerage serving the Northeast providing commercial and personal, as well as employee benefit insurance solutions.

AssuredPartners, headquartered in Lake Mary, FL and

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MICT Announces Launch of Online Insurance Platform

Funding enables MICT to accelerate its growth plans, including through the launch before year-end of insurance platform in China’s burgeoning market

High performing team from China’s largest insurance companies incentivized to produce annual gross margins in excess of $10 M in year 1 on premiums of more than $250m and to deliver significant year on year growth thereafter

MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — MICT, Inc. (Nasdaq: MICT) (the “Company”), today announced that

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Estimated 257,000 in NC lost health insurance due to pandemic job cuts

An estimated 257,000 people in North Carolina lost their health insurance due to job loss during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to estimates released Monday in the North Carolina Medical Journal, a publication of NC Institute of Medicine and The Duke Endowment.

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That’s on top of the more than 1.1 million people who were already uninsured in North Carolina in 2019. Last year, 11.4% of the state’s population was

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Ex-Insurance Worker Must Arbitrate Unpaid Wages Suit

Law360 (November 2, 2020, 7:07 PM EST) — A former insurance sales worker must arbitrate her claim that her former employer failed to pay her and others during training because it had misclassified them as independent contractors, an Arkansas federal judge said.

Former worker Audra Patterson’s proposed misclassification class action claimed American Income Life Insurance Co. and a branch manager had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and Arkansas law. But U.S. District Judge Kristine

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Don’t have health insurance for 2021? Open enrollment begins with new NJ marketplace

New Jersey’s new government-run health insurance marketplace is now open for business, and it is expected to provide coverage next year to hundreds of thousands of New Jerseyans who buy plans on their own.

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a man and a woman sitting in a chair: Ishmeal Alarbi, is shown at the Hackensack Meridian Health's COVID Recovery Center with Certified Medical Assistant, Sharlene O'Blenis, during a follow-up visit. The center was created in July for patients with persistent symptoms of COVID-19. Tuesday, August 25, 2020


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Ishmeal Alarbi, is shown at the Hackensack Meridian Health’s COVID Recovery Center with Certified Medical Assistant, Sharlene O’Blenis, during a follow-up visit. The center was created in July for patients with persistent

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Jackson National Life Insurance lays off 150 workers, including Franklin branch

Jackson National Life Insurance confirms with News 2 company-wide layoffs, including the company’s Franklin location.

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) — Jackson National Life Insurance confirms with News 2 the company has laid off approximately 150 workers company-wide, including workers at its Franklin location.

Jackson National Life Insurance is based out of Lancing, Michigan but has offices in 10 different cities across the country. It’s Franklin location employs roughly 600 workers.

A spokesman with Jackson National Life

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