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Business News: CLARA Analytics, IICF, Lemonade

CLARA Analytics Launches PUMA Search Engine to Help Insurance Carriers Reduce Workers’ Compensation Costs CLARA analytics, a division of LeanTaaS, a Silicon Valley healthcare SaaS provider, announced the commercial availability of PUMA, a search engine that helps insurance carriers and …

Holiday Weekend Online Retail Credit Card Fraud Jumps 20% Over Same Time Last Year

Card-not-present fraud—fraudulent transactions where a credit card is not physically presented to a merchant—increased significantly from Black Friday to Cyber Monday 2016 when compared to the same period in past years, according to new information released by iovation, a provider …

Volvo Autonomous Pilot Study Begins in Sweden

Growing megacities, air quality issues, excessive commute times, distracted driving and a desire for constant connectivity are driving the pursuit of autonomous cars. According to Petter Hörling, director US R&D Tech Centre for Volvo Cars – the company that invented …

Allstate Canada Study Finds Collisions on the Rise

The latest Allstate Insurance Company of Canada Safe Driving Study reveals that collisions continue to rise in a number of provinces across Canada. Despite improvements in Alberta and New Brunswick, the national collision frequency rate has risen from 5.60 per …

People News: XL Catlin, The Hanover Group, Specialty Markets Plus

XL Catlin Appoints New Multinational Casualty Insurance Leader XL Catlin has appointed James Barbuti to lead its Multinational Casualty Insurance Segment, part of XL Catlin’s Global Risk Management Division. Based in New York, James will report to Ken Riegler, president …

Most Casual and Work Winter Boots Don’t Stand up to Icy Surfaces

A team of researchers from the iDAPT labs at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network have developed evidence-based ratings on footwear that may reduce the risk of slips and falls on ice. The team has developed the first test of its …

Business News: AMS, Philadelphia Insurance, Nexus Claims, Verisk Analytics

AMS Allies With Liberty Mutual Insurance Florida-based AMS Management Group (AMS) entered into a formal agreement with Liberty International Underwriters (LIU), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, effective October 1, 2016. AMS, a highly technical and specialized MGU, will market, underwrite, …

Japan Quake and Tsunami Reminder of 2011 Catastrophic Event

At first, it was 2011 all over again. “It really came back. And it was so awful. The sways to the side were huge,” Kazuhiro Onuki said after northeastern Japan was jolted Tuesday by a magnitude-7.4 earthquake, the strongest since …

iovation Predicts New EMV Chip Cards Will Lead to Increase in Online Holiday Fraud

Iovation, a provider of device intelligence for authentication and fraud prevention, is predicting a significant increase in card-not-present fraud—fraudulent transactions where a credit card is not physically presented to a merchant—from Black Friday to Cyber Monday when compared to past …

October Third Warmest for Earth, 2016 Likely Breaks Record

While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 is still on track to be the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the globe averaged …

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