Special Coverage: COVID-19

TransUnion: One in Three Consumers Cut Back on Homeowners, Auto Coverage During COVID-19

Posted: Jul 30, 2021

Also, industry professionals discuss employees’ return to the workplace and how the most successful insurers will use artificial intelligence to the fullest.

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Panel Examines Issues and Trends in the Wholesale Insurance Market

Posted: Jul 30, 2021

Professionals also discuss the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the auto insurance industry.

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Pandemic Backstops Face Uphill Battle Amid COVID-19 Crisis UPDATED 7/23/21 3:00P.M.

Posted: Jul 30, 2021

The insurance industry wants a government-assisted business interruption gap fix before the next pandemic hits.

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AM Best: COVID-19 Sparked Innovation for Insurers in Russia

Posted: Jul 30, 2021

The pandemic presented challenges for Russian insurers in terms of both the asset and the liability sides of their balance sheets. It also highlighted the increasingly important role of technology and innovation in the industry.

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CDC Describes Delta Variant as Highly Contagious – Report

Posted: Jul 30, 2021

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the Delta variant of the coronavirus as being as transmissible as chickenpox and cautioned it could cause severe disease, the Washington Post said, citing an internal CDC document. The …

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States with surging COVID-19 rates also tend to have higher rates of uninsured

Posted: Jul 30, 2021

When setting premium prices, insurers review a would-be policyholder's credit information to assign them an insurance score. A good insurance score can ...

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‘Talent War’ Forces Companies Across Globe to Pay Higher Salaries to Woo Workers

Posted: Jul 30, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened a shortage of white-collar workers in many countries, forcing companies to pay higher salaries to woo talent, a top London-based recruiter said on Tuesday [July 27]. Robert Walters – which specializes in the likes of …

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Mississippi ICU Capacity ‘Extinguished’ by Latest COVID Spike

Posted: Jul 30, 2021

Mississippi’s top public health official said that intensive care units are filling up in some hospitals and COVID-19 outbreaks are expanding in nursing homes as the delta variant of the virus continues to spread rapidly. “We are seeing more and …

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Hartford’s Q2 profit soars 94%

Posted: Jul 29, 2021

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. reported second-quarter net income of $900 million, up 94% from the year-earlier period, driven in part by written premium and underwriting gains in commercial lines and a decrease in COVID-19-related losses.

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Oklahoma Health Officials Seek Emergency Order as COVID Cases Rise

Posted: Jul 29, 2021

Health officials in Oklahoma on July 27 urged Gov. Kevin Stitt to issue an emergency declaration that would allow for expanded care for those with COVID-19 — something the Republican has said he will not do. Such a declaration would …

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Risk & Insurance News + Notes: PartnerRe Releases Q2 Report, Long-Haul COVID Patients Qualify for Federal Disability and More

Posted: Jul 29, 2021

The Biden Administration recently announced that COVID survivors who experience long-haul systems can qualify for federal disability. The post Risk & Insurance News + Notes: PartnerRe Releases Q2 Report, Long-Haul COVID Patients Qualify for Federal Disability and More appeared first on Risk &am...

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Risk & Insurance News + Notes: PartnerRe Releases Q2 Report, Long-Haul COVID Patients Qualify for...

Posted: Jul 29, 2021

With pay-per-mile insurance, your premium is based on the total distance you drive each month. Only a few insurers offer this coverage and it’s not...

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Alabama COVID Hospitalizations Soar

Posted: Jul 29, 2021

The number of COVID-19 patients in Alabama hospitals Monday climbed to more than 900 _ a number the state has not seen since February _ as the state sees a surge in virus cases. There were 947 COVID-19 patients in …

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Labor Commissioner Cites Three California Grocers $447K over COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave

Posted: Jul 29, 2021

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office cited three El Super grocery stores in Southern California for failing to provide or delaying supplemental paid sick leave or other benefits to 95 workers impacted by COVID-19. Some of the workers were reportedly forced …

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Travelling during Covid - is travel insurance worth your money?

Posted: Jul 28, 2021

California farmers in high fire risk areas like San Diego County’s backcountry will now have access...

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Calif. COVID-19 claim costs projected to be $1B: WCIRB

Posted: Jul 28, 2021

Projected COVID-19 workers compensation claim costs for accident years 2020 and 2021 in California are projected to be more than $1 billion, according to a report released Tuesday by the Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau.

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Trade credit insurance surges amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Posted: Jul 28, 2021

Demand for trade credit insurance in India increased 30% year-on-year in the April-June quarter, as more businesses fear risk of payment delays and defaults due to a cash crunch spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns.

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Florida COVID-19 comp claims plunged in June

Posted: Jul 28, 2021

The number of compensable COVID-19 workers compensation indemnity claims in Florida dropped to their lowest level to date in June, according to a report released Tuesday by the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation.

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COVID Outbreak Shuts Down Kansas Summer Camp

Posted: Jul 28, 2021

A suburban Kansas City summer camp has been shut down after eight COVID-19 cases were reported, and hospitals were raising alarms about a rise in infected patients. The Kansas City Star reports that the camp, which was put on by …

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Statistics

Global Stats

Confirmed cases

197,638,563

Reported deaths

4,218,982

Active cases

14,706,830

Recovered cases

178,712,751

U.S. Stats

Confirmed cases

35,588,314

Reported deaths

628,513

Active cases

5,332,910

Recovered cases

29,626,891

U.S. Cases by State

State Confirmed cases Reported deaths
California 3,945,301 64,377
Texas 3,118,576 53,381
Florida 2,597,290 38,896
New York 2,207,246 54,226
Illinois 1,417,263 25,908
Pennsylvania 1,229,037 27,951
Georgia 1,175,845 21,665
Ohio 1,126,625 20,490
North Carolina 1,044,877 13,618
New Jersey 1,037,052 26,590
Michigan 1,008,429 21,165
Arizona 923,204 18,200
Tennessee 891,331 12,730
Indiana 769,875 13,999
Massachusetts 718,849 18,079
Virginia 693,206 11,525
Wisconsin 686,013 8,287
Missouri 672,586 10,289
South Carolina 614,912 9,904
Minnesota 612,001 7,756
Alabama 580,193 11,516
Colorado 573,907 7,202
Louisiana 536,366 10,968
Kentucky 481,001 7,327
Oklahoma 478,858 7,485
Washington 473,921 6,162
Maryland 467,961 9,818
Utah 431,256 2,450
Iowa 410,166 6,183
Arkansas 382,569 6,110
Nevada 355,091 5,900
Connecticut 353,844 8,293
Mississippi 343,505 7,543
Kansas 330,932 5,247
Nebraska 228,086 2,280
Oregon 218,689 2,855
New Mexico 210,085 4,408
Idaho 199,955 2,195
West Virginia 167,016 2,946
Rhode Island 154,153 2,739
South Dakota 125,216 2,043
Montana 116,143 1,704
North Dakota 111,486 1,538
Delaware 111,129 1,700
New Hampshire 100,554 1,387
Alaska 71,757 379
Maine 70,372 899
Wyoming 64,955 776
District Of Columbia 50,329 1,146
Hawaii 41,303 534
Vermont 24,889 260
Puerto Rico 145,487 2,578
Guam 8,541 143
United States Virgin Islands 4,514 36
Northern Mariana Islands 183 2
American Samoa 4 0
US Military 312,892 373
Veteran Affairs 274,778 12,727
Federal Prisons 55,188 244
Navajo Nation 31,351 1,374
Grand Princess Ship 122 7
Wuhan Repatriated 3 0
Diamond Princess Ship 46 0