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  1. Federal Court declares Youi breached insurance law
    The Federal Court has ruled Youi breached Insurance Contracts Act requirements on five occasions in its handling of a Broken Hill hailstorm claim that was the subject of a Hayne royal commission case study...
    Daily | 27 Nov 2020 04:10pm
  2. Chubb, NTI win top Insurance Advisernet awards
    More than 400 authorised representatives and industry partners watched a virtual presentation of this year’s Insurance Advisernet awards yesterday...
    Daily | 27 Nov 2020 03:49pm
  3. ASIC sets out new claims handling regime as reforms gather pace
    The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has today provided draft details of how insurance claims handling will be regulated as a financial service when legislation for the Hayne royal commission proposal is passed in Parliament...
    Daily | 27 Nov 2020 03:33pm
  4. Web of deceit: claimant blamed spider for crash
    A complainant who spun a tale about how a spider caused him to lose control of his car, sending the vehicle crashing into a guard rail, has failed in his bid to have his motor insurance claim accepted...
    Daily | 27 Nov 2020 03:24pm
  5. Test case result leaves many questions: AM Best
    The NSW Court of Appeal test case decision on business interruption policy wordings represents “one piece of a much larger puzzle” and has left insurers facing continued uncertainty and possible reputational impacts, AM Best says...
    Daily | 26 Nov 2020 04:17pm
  6. icare extends EML contract, plans tender
    NSW state insurer icare has extended EML’s workers’ compensation claims services provider contract for 12 months ahead of a tender planned for the middle of next year that could increase the number of agents...
    Daily | 26 Nov 2020 04:14pm
  7. Insurers urge better building code enforcement
    Insurers are calling on the government to make its building code compliance and enforcement system “fit for purpose”, including the establishment of a central body...
    Daily | 26 Nov 2020 04:06pm
  8. Above-normal fire potential looms in some areas, despite La Nina
    Large parts of NSW west of the Great Dividing Range, along with grassland areas in the ACT and north-eastern Victoria face above normal fire conditions this coming summer, according to a new weather outlook released today...
    Daily | 26 Nov 2020 04:00pm
  9. PSC reports strong trading results, eyes more broking acquisitions
    PSC Insurance Group says in a market update the business has made a strong start to the 2020/21 financial year, with pre-tax earnings in the first four months to October up 40% from a year earlier...
    Daily | 25 Nov 2020 04:08pm
  10. It's good to talk: Insurance News launches podcast
    Face-to-face contact has been limited during this year’s coronavirus-inspired lockdowns and restrictions, inspiring insurance industry professionals to seek out other ways to interact...
    Daily | 25 Nov 2020 03:51pm
  11. Bali beer drinker wins claim dispute after near-fatal collapse
    An Australian man who nearly died after drinking alcohol and taking prescription medication over 13 hours while getting a tattoo during a holiday in Bali has won a claim dispute for medical costs after hotel staff found him collapsed on the floor and he was evacuated back home...
    Daily | 25 Nov 2020 03:43pm
  12. APRA steps up action on accounting change
    The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority is moving to align its insurance capital and reporting frameworks with a new accounting standard to avert an extra burden when it takes effect, and is pushing firms to refocus on their preparations following COVID-19 disruptions...
    Daily | 25 Nov 2020 03:13pm
  13. Roadmap targets net-zero emissions by 2050
    The Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative, including insurers, banks and super funds, has released a Roadmap that includes support for a net-zero emissions target, as experiences this year highlight the need to better prepare for future risks and shocks...
    Daily | 24 Nov 2020 04:35pm
  14. QBE exonerated in forged signature claim dispute
    A woman who says her ex-partner forged her signature and fled with funds from an insurance payout received for a house fire claim has lost a dispute with QBE...
    Daily | 24 Nov 2020 04:32pm
  15. Industry urged to manage post-disaster recovery expectations
    Managing customer expectations has become an important part of the insurance industry’s response to post-disaster recovery operations, according to Gallagher Bassett EVP International Jon Winsbury...
    Daily | 24 Nov 2020 04:29pm
  16. Tower announces $40 million earthquake settlement
    New Zealand insurer Tower today announced that it has entered into a $NZ42.1 million settlement agreement with the Earthquake Commission in relation to “an outstanding receivable” resulting from the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes...
    Daily | 24 Nov 2020 04:28pm
  17. Swiss Re sees cause for optimism as rates continue to firm
    Swiss Re Group says the hardening rate environment will provide it with a cushion for the fallout from COVID-19...
    International | 23 Nov 2020 02:33pm
  18. UK Supreme Court aims to rule quickly on BI
    The UK Supreme Court – the country’s highest court – has completed a four-day appeal hearing over business interruption policy wordings that insurers say exclude claims related to the COVID-19 outbreak...
    International | 23 Nov 2020 02:33pm
  19. US insurers cop a 101.7% combined ratio
    The COVID pandemic and costly natural catastrophes are expected to tip the US property and casualty insurance sector into loss this year...
    International | 23 Nov 2020 02:32pm
  20. Lloyd’s wants a slice of booming gig economy
    Lloyd’s has signalled it is ready to tap into the growing opportunities created by the booming gig economy...
    International | 23 Nov 2020 02:31pm

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