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Life Happens

5 Signs You Need to Up Your Life Insurance Coverage
If you’ve recently gotten a significant raise or your income has increased steadily since you last bought insurance, check to make sure your insurance coverage is still enough to replace it.

POSTED JULY 16, 2018 7:44 PM
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Life Insurance
Life insurance blah blah blah. Is that what you hear when someone mentions it as part of your new job’s employee benefits round-up or when you see something about it on TV or social media? Not to worry: we’ve got the low-down on what you need to know. And it’s really not as overwhelming (or underwhelming) as you might think.

POSTED JUNE 29, 2018 2:28 PM
Getting Married? Two Questions You Need to Ask Your Partner (but Probably Haven’t)
Getting married is a big leap. And you may be in the midst of a whole lot of planning—from when and where to have the wedding to whom to invite. But planning the wedding and honeymoon is just the start of your life together. As you start planning your future, don’t forget to put a solid financial base in place. While you may have already talked about joint or separate bank accounts and what gets paid by whom and when, there is probably a piece you haven’t talked about yet.

POSTED JUNE 14, 2018 11:00 AM
Wealthy vs Financial Fit. Here’s the Difference and Why It Matters
I think it’s only natural that when people are dating, all the factors that we explored in the survey come into play—from what your partner looks like, to if they make you laugh, to what they do for a living. It’s when things become serious and you’re looking to settle down that you have to start asking some of the tougher questions, questions that may make you feel uncomfortable. For example, does the other person have a lot of debt or other financial obligations?

POSTED JUNE 05, 2018 11:00 AM
Ouch! Feeling the Financial Pinch in a Month or Less
This statistic is startling: 7 in 10 employed Americans would feel the financial pinch in a month or less without their paycheck. And when you dig a bit deeper, you find that 1 in 4 working Americans would feel the pinch immediately. These are just some of the findings from the new survey from Life Happens “What Do You Know About Disability Insurance?”

POSTED MAY 16, 2018 11:00 AM

News – Insurance Journal

Jury Awards $640K to Washington Man in Excessive Force Case
A federal jury has awarded a Federal Way, Wash. man $640,000 after finding a police officer used excessive force when arresting him at an accident scene in 2014. The Seattle Times reported that the jury gave Josiah Hunter $40,000 for …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 2:39 PM
$750K Settlement in Utah Sexual Misconduct Suit
The city of Provo, Utah has reached a $750,000 settlement with five women who say it failed to take action to protect them from alleged sexual harassment and assault by a former police chief. Mayor Michelle Kaufusi said in a …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 2:38 PM
Hawaii Jury Sides with Couple in Disability Discrimination Suit
A jury in Hawaii has sided with a Maui couple in a $1.9 million disability discrimination lawsuit against their condo association which fined them thousands of dollars for uncarpeted floors and attempted to sell their unit in foreclosure. Lawyer Eric …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 2:24 PM
UK Motor Insurers to Mutualize Claims for Terrorist Attacks Using Vehicles as Weapons
UK motor insurers have voted for the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) to handle and pay the claims from victims involved in a terrorist event where a vehicle is used to kill or injure. MIB is the UK’s not-for-profit body which …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 2:19 PM
What’s New in Today’s Construction Insurance Market
Brokers who specialize in the construction industry love their clients and are very committed to keeping up with their needs. Ask them, “So what’s new?” and the conversations inevitably veer off in various directions: risk management, pricing, hot areas, technology, …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 1:25 PM
GEICO Board of Directors Promotes Connor to VP of New York, New Jersey Offices
The GEICO Board of Directors has promoted Jeremy Connor to vice president of the company’s regional office in Buffalo, N.Y., and its claims office in Marlton, N.J. Connor had served as assistant vice president of claims in Buffalo since 2016. …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 1:05 PM
Greenlight Re’s Chief Operating Officer Belfatti to Step Down for Personal Reasons
Greenlight Capital Re, known informally as Greenlight Re, is losing its chief operating officer after he joined the company less than a year ago. The specialist property/casualty reinsurer disclosed that Michael Belfatti would be stepping down as of Sept. 1, …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 12:58 PM
Baltimore Lawsuit Blames Oil and Gas Companies for Climate Change
The city of Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp, for knowingly contributing to what the city called the catastrophic consequences of climate change. …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 12:50 PM
Pennsylvania Blocked Again in Bid to Take Insurer’s Cash
A federal judge is blocking a third attempt in as many years by Governor Tom Wolf and state lawmakers to take at least $200 million in surplus cash from a state-chartered medical malpractice insurer of last resort. U.S. District Judge …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 12:39 PM
There Is ‘Real Risk of Brexit No-Deal by Accident,’ Warns UK Foreign Secretary
British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the U.K. will not “blink” in Brexit negotiations, as he warned the European Union it risks forcing the country to crash out of the bloc with no deal. On his first trip to Berlin …

POSTED JULY 23, 2018 11:46 AM

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