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Life Happens

Here’s What People Are Worrying About (or not) When It Comes to Finances
Each year Life Happens and LIMRA join forces on the Insurance Barometer Study to get the latest and greatest information about what consumers are thinking when it comes to the financial concerns that are bothering them the most as well as what types of insurance they do or don’t have—and why!

POSTED OCTOBER 12, 2018 3:00 PM
9 Reasons Why Stay-at-Home Parents Need Life Insurance
Stay-at-home parents are caretakers, tutors, cooks, housekeepers, chauffeurs, and so much more 365 days a year. And all that work comes with a price tag: com reports that stay-at-home-parents contribute the equivalent of a $162,581 annual salary to their households. If the unthinkable were to happen, a surviving partner would be on the hook for a slew of new expenses that the stay-at-home parent previously shouldered

POSTED SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 8:00 PM
Hey, Millennials. Life Insurance Is Now 80% Off!
So many people get down on Millennials, telling them they are doing just about everything wrong. That's why when Life Happens and LIMRA did a joint Twitter chat for Life Insurance Awareness Month #LIAM18Chats, people had a lot of good insight and some great advice for Millennials about how to think about life insurance.

POSTED SEPTEMBER 06, 2018 8:34 PM
Danica Says It Best: Life Insurance Is Key on Your Financial Journey
It’s Life Insurance Awareness Month! And we will just step aside to let our spokesperson Danica Patrick tell you why life insurance has always been important to her—and why it should be for you, too. If you think you may need life insurance, or more of it, spend a few minutes with the Life Insurance […]

POSTED SEPTEMBER 01, 2018 11:00 AM
Join Life Happens and LIMRA for a Special Twitter Chat during #LIAM18
Join Life Happens and LIMRA representatives as we moderate a Twitter Chat focused on findings from the 2018 Insurance Barometer Study. There will be plenty of activity from the media, insurance companies, agents and consumers. We hope the chat helps promote life insurance awareness among the public and allows agents and companies to discuss important […]

POSTED AUGUST 13, 2018 5:22 PM

News – Insurance Journal

Florida Residents Hit by Michael Return to Face Damage as Death Toll Climbs
More than a week after Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle, authorities are reporting three more deaths from the Category 4 storm as residents returning to their homes try to piece together their lives from the rubble left by …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 4:49 PM
DOI: Workers’ Comp Rates in Indiana to Drop Again Next Year
Businesses in Indiana can expect to pay less for workers’ compensation insurance coverage next year, continuing a trend that has been ongoing for several years. Insurance Commissioner Stephen W. Robertson has approved an average 7.6 percent reduction for workers’ comp …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 4:44 PM
Illinois’ Cook County Board OKs $4M Medical Malpractice Settlement
Cook County’s board of commissioners have voted for a nearly $4 million settlement of a malpractice lawsuit filed after an alleged botched heart surgery at Chicago’s Stroger Hospital. Lawyers for Jaime Flores alleged Stroger physicians made a “very unfortunate and …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 4:24 PM
JBA Risk Management Releases High-Resolution Flood Maps for Florida
Flood specialist JBA Risk Management has rolled out its high-resolution flood maps and associated pricing data for the continental United States starting with the State of Florida. These new maps are designed to enable (re)insurers and others with an interest …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 4:23 PM
Von Bomhard Likely to Return to Munich Re – This Time as Board Chairman
Nikolaus von Bomhard, who retired as CEO of Munich Re in April 2017, is likely to return to the German reinsurer as chairman of the supervisory board. This week, Munich Re’s nomination committee recommended to the full supervisory board that …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 4:12 PM
Arch Insurance Names Shulman CEO for North America; Other Leadership Changes
Arch Insurance announced that Matt Shulman will assume the newly created role of CEO, Arch Insurance North America, effective January 1, 2019. In this role, he will lead Arch Insurance’s operations in the United States and Canada. He will report …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 3:43 PM
Utah Firefighting Costs This Year a Record $110M
Utah State Forester Brian Cottam says the state’s wildfire season appears to be over and that it is adding up to be Utah’s most expensive ever. KSL-TV reported that Cottam told the Utah Executive Appropriations Committee that firefighting costs this …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 3:01 PM
Hawaii Panel Advances Vacation Rental Regulations
A Big Island panel has advanced a measure that would prohibit short-term vacation rentals in residential and agricultural zones. The Hawaii County Council Planning Committee approved the measure’s fifth draft this week after the ordinance has been in the works …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 2:56 PM
$28M Settlement for Washington Crash Survivor
Washington state has agreed to pay a $28 million settlement to woman who was left quadriplegic in wreck on Interstate 5 in DuPont. The News Tribune reported 20-year-old Skylar Seward filed a lawsuit against the state Department of Transportation after …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 2:54 PM
West Coast Quake Warning System up and Running
Automated alerts from the fledgling West Coast earthquake early warning system are ready to be used broadly by businesses, utilities, schools and other entities but not for mass public notification, officials said Wednesday. “We’re making a large change from a …

POSTED OCTOBER 19, 2018 2:53 PM

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