Is Using Big Data Price Optimization — Or Price Gouging?
Insurance provides a valuable bulwark in case of loss, but also allows clients to sleep at night. Peace of mind is worth a premium — but how much?
Driverless Cars Not an Answer to High Insurance Rates
Ah, the self-driving car—no more worries about finding a designated driver or falling asleep at the wheel.
(Pet) Protection Money
Advisors can provide additional value by helping clients protect beloved pets when they’re no longer able to care for them.
New Hire Roundup: ABIA Elects New Board Members
This week, the American Bankers Insurance Association elected new board members, and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management hired four regional VPs.
Napa Earthquake Could Cost $4 Billion as Wineries Close
Insurers will probably cover about $2.1 billion of the damage from the quake, the strongest Northern California has seen in 25 years.
Risk Management for Homeowners Returning to the Coasts
If an affluent client wants to build a house in a flood zone, help them manage the risk before they build.
Top 10 Global Cities at Risk From Coastal Flooding
Rising seas, growing populations and shifting continents may cause global flood losses to reach from $60 billion to $1 trillion by mid-century.
Weather Catastrophes Hitting U.S. Hardest: Munich Re Report
Study analyzing severe weather was released just days before Hurricane Sandy.
P/C Currency Complications
The year just passed was a challenge all the way around—tough markets, political unrest, economic woes, natural disasters.
The Long and Winding Road
Natural disasters are growing more frequent and severe, their collective losses taking an ever greater toll on insurers and reinsurers—$23.5 billion from tornadoes and other severe weather in the United States in the first half of 2011 alone, according to Munich Re.