Special Coverage: COVID-19

The Hartford CEO Swift: Optimistic About BI Claims and Pandemic Fading

Posted: Apr 22, 2021

The Hartford CEO Swift: Optimistic About BI Claims and Pandemic Fading The Hartford CEO Christopher Swift expressed confidence that the property/casualty insurer has weathered the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and said related concerns about business interruption ...

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Premium Givebacks Among U.S. P/C Insurers in 2020 Reached $13B: A.M. Best

Posted: Apr 20, 2021

Premium Givebacks Among U.S. P/C Insurers in 2020 Reached $13B: A.M. Best U.S. property/casualty insurers returned nearly $13 billion in premiums in 2020 thanks to reduced exposures from the COVID-19 pandemic, A.M. Best said in new commentary. What's more, a sizable part ...

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NFP Ventures invests in vaccination management company VaxAtlas

Posted: Apr 19, 2021

VaxAtlas offers users a digital and portable solution to manage COVID-19 vaccination information.

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COVID Restrictions Push Progressive’s Premiums to Robust Levels

Posted: Apr 16, 2021

COVID Restrictions Push Progressive’s Premiums to Robust Levels The Progressive Corp. saw robust, double-digit increases in net premiums written and net income, gains it said stemmed, in part, from a year of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. The Ohio-based ...

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COVID Restrictions Push Progressive Premiums to Robust Levelss

Posted: Apr 16, 2021

COVID Restrictions Push Progressive Premiums to Robust Levelss The Progressive Corp. saw robust, double-digit increases in net premiums written and net income, gains it said stemmed, in part from a year of COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. The Ohio-based ...

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COVID Shutdowns Drive Demand Surge for Allstate’s Pay-Per-Mile Insurance

Posted: Apr 14, 2021

COVID Shutdowns Drive Demand Surge for Allstate’s Pay-Per-Mile Insurance The COVID-19 shutdowns that swept the U.S. have been a boon for a newer auto-insurance product: pay-per-mile coverage. During the pandemic, Allstate Corp. has seen interest surge in its Milewise ...

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Aon Launches Protection for COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments Through New Industry Collaboration

Posted: Apr 14, 2021

Aon Launches Protection for COVID-19 Vaccine Shipments Through New Industry Collaboration Global professional services firm Aon plc has introduced a new offering, through broad industry collaboration, that will provide supply chain protection for global COVID-19 vaccine shipments. Using ...

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Biden’s Big Government Will ‘Kill Jobs,’ Warns Sen. Scott

Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Sen. Rick Scott (R-Florida) discussed how federal overreach by the Biden administration will negatively impact small businesses and the economy’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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U.S. P/C Insurers Produced 2020 Underwriting Profit Despite COVID-19 Challenges

Posted: Apr 12, 2021

U.S. P/C Insurers Produced 2020 Underwriting Profit Despite COVID-19 Challenges Despite considerable operating challenges in 2020 from the global COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. property/casualty insurers saw a statutory underwriting profit for the third consecutive year, with an ...

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InsurTech Summit Preview: Post-Pandemic InsurTech Usage Is at a ‘Leap Forward Moment’

Posted: Apr 12, 2021

InsurTech Summit Preview: Post-Pandemic InsurTech Usage Is at a ‘Leap Forward Moment’ Property/casualty insurers have talked for years about the need to modernize and embrace technology in order to serve their customers better. COVID-19 came along and rapidly quickened the process, ...

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InsurTech Summit Preview: Post-Pandemic InsurTech Usage Is in a ‘Leap Forward Moment’

Posted: Apr 12, 2021

InsurTech Summit Preview: Post-Pandemic InsurTech Usage Is in a ‘Leap Forward Moment’ Property/casualty insurers have talked for years about the need to modernize and embrace technology in order to serve their customers better. COVID-19 came along and rapidly quickened the process, ...

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5 Reasons RV Owners Are Ideal Insurance Customers

Posted: Apr 11, 2021

COVID-19 has driven a surge of RV sales, bringing more cross-selling opportunities for agents. Here are five RV trends agents need to know.

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Insurance Industry Promotes Philanthropic and COVID Relief Initiatives

Posted: Apr 09, 2021

Insurance Industry Promotes Philanthropic and COVID Relief Initiatives The insurance industry nonprofit Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) gave insurance industry leaders an opportunity to talk about their philanthropic initiatives at a recent media event. ...

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Businesses Pursue More COVID-19 Lawsuits, Seeking Higher Damages

Posted: Apr 09, 2021

Businesses Pursue More COVID-19 Lawsuits, Seeking Higher Damages The anniversary of COVID-19 shutdown orders brought an upturn in both the number of business-interruption lawsuits against insurers and the amount of damages they are claiming. In the past month: A ...

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PwC Will Establish Hybrid Post-COVID Work Schedule for UK Staff

Posted: Apr 06, 2021

PwC Will Establish Hybrid Post-COVID Work Schedule for UK Staff PricewaterhouseCoopers will give UK staff Friday afternoons off this summer and allow them to choose the amount of time they spend working from home as part of a post-pandemic shakeup of working ...

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The Latest Launches: Cyber Edition

Posted: Apr 06, 2021

The Latest Launches: Cyber Edition Coalition is linking up with Insureon to expand the reach of its cyber insurance and security tools. Cowbell Cyber has expanded into the New York market. U.S. Judge Dismisses New York Lawsuit Against WHO Over Pandemic Response A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit b...

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U.S. Judge Dismisses New York Lawsuit Against WHO Over Pandemic Response

Posted: Apr 06, 2021

U.S. Judge Dismisses New York Lawsuit Against WHO Over Pandemic Response A U.S. judge has dismissed a lawsuit by residents of a suburban New York City county who accused the World Health Organization of gross negligence in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. ...

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The Next Generation of Insurance: Personalization, Platforms and Data

Posted: Apr 05, 2021

By leveraging platforms, modernizing their data use and adapting their portfolios, insurers will be well-prepared for the world that awaits us post-COVID.

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COVID-19 Cancels London Market Insurers’ 2020 Profits, but Rates Are Rising

Posted: Apr 01, 2021

COVID-19 Cancels London Market Insurers’ 2020 Profits, but Rates Are Rising Pandemic-related losses in 2020 were substantial for London market insurers and offset most underwriting and investment returns, according to a report published by Fitch Ratings. The main drivers of ...

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The Impact of COVID on Cyberrisk and the Importance of Recorded Statements in Insurance Claims

Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Industry experts also discuss the business lessons learned from COVID and the importance of data quality, optimal processes and accurate data analysis for insurers across all lines of business.

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Statistics

Global Stats

Confirmed cases

145,369,441

Reported deaths

3,085,954

Active cases

18,632,062

Recovered cases

123,651,425

U.S. Stats

Confirmed cases

32,669,121

Reported deaths

584,226

Active cases

6,848,237

Recovered cases

25,236,658

U.S. Cases by State

State Confirmed cases Reported deaths
California 3,728,396 61,308
Texas 2,871,442 50,041
Florida 2,191,038 34,712
New York 2,063,812 52,090
Illinois 1,312,722 24,056
Pennsylvania 1,128,145 25,989
Georgia 1,089,497 19,875
Ohio 1,060,119 19,033
New Jersey 990,580 25,301
North Carolina 954,765 12,505
Michigan 900,956 18,251
Arizona 856,451 17,221
Tennessee 839,841 12,130
Indiana 711,787 13,252
Massachusetts 678,386 17,515
Virginia 650,981 10,653
Wisconsin 592,994 6,725
Missouri 579,660 9,326
South Carolina 572,248 9,388
Minnesota 562,420 7,122
Alabama 525,049 10,824
Colorado 496,882 6,368
Louisiana 455,000 10,324
Oklahoma 446,246 6,716
Maryland 439,992 8,625
Kentucky 439,551 6,381
Utah 394,334 2,178
Washington 393,926 5,476
Iowa 391,253 5,904
Arkansas 334,222 5,711
Connecticut 333,732 8,039
Nevada 312,278 5,400
Mississippi 310,137 7,173
Kansas 307,729 4,987
Nebraska 217,905 2,232
New Mexico 195,990 4,023
Idaho 185,993 2,028
Oregon 178,110 2,467
West Virginia 150,288 2,808
Rhode Island 146,028 2,660
South Dakota 121,651 1,956
Montana 107,718 1,557
North Dakota 106,385 1,484
Delaware 102,267 1,604
New Hampshire 92,991 1,274
Alaska 64,202 329
Maine 58,868 769
Wyoming 57,613 705
District Of Columbia 47,040 1,098
Hawaii 31,658 476
Vermont 22,325 243
Puerto Rico 235,499 2,238
Guam 7,909 136
United States Virgin Islands 3,068 27
Northern Mariana Islands 162 2
American Samoa 4 0
US Military 282,166 344
Veteran Affairs 251,603 11,660
Federal Prisons 54,548 237
Navajo Nation 30,388 1,263
Grand Princess Ship 122 7
Wuhan Repatriated 3 0
Diamond Princess Ship 46 0