Allianz News

Dogs are No. 1 at Causing Insurance Claims, but Bedbugs a Growing Menace

Dogs remain the undisputed champions at generating insurance claims, deer, birds and cats are doing their amount of mayhem as well, and bedbugs are a growing liability for insurers, according to a review of 470,000 insurance claims over five years …

Allianz Policy Protects Wind Farmers’ Revenue

Wind farm operators can’t predict the weather. But they can hedge it. Investment manager Nephila Holdings Ltd. and insurance giant Allianz SE have banded together to offer an insurance policy of sorts to wind farm developers known as a “proxy …

Allianz Keeps Market Guessing With Acquisition Possibilities

A $94 billion financial behemoth is keeping the market on tenterhooks about its next move. Europe’s largest insurer, Allianz SE, is in the early stages of evaluating a variety of potential acquisition targets as deal-hungry Chief Executive Officer Oliver Baete …

Business News: TrueMotion, INRIX, Enservio, Allianz, AGCS, ParaZero

TrueMotion, INRIX Partner to Deliver Contextual Driving Data to Insurers TrueMotion, the leading platform for smartphone telematics, announced a strategic partnership with INRIX, the global leader in connected car services and transportation analytics, to provide contextual driving data to auto …

March Madness Risk Planning Starts Early

Last year’s NCAA Final Four men’s basketball tournament was one of the highest attended and most watched games in the event’s history. According to NCAA.com, attendance totaled 153,780 for the games. In the wake of mass shootings and cyber threats, …

Business News: Allianz, HVACi, Nixon & Company

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Acquires Renewal Portfolio of Product Recall Business from Liberty Mutual in the U.S. Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced it is acquiring the renewal portfolio of Liberty Mutual Insurance’s …

Aerial Imaging, Machine Learning Speed Hurricane-Related Damage Assessments

In the wake of three devastating hurricanes this season, many carriers and vendors used drones and airplanes to assess structural storm damage in several states. The use of aerial imaging combined with machine learning has led to speedier claims resolution, …

Business News: AIG, Allianz, Aon

AIG Announces Changes to its Organizational Structure American International Group, Inc. announced it’s plan to make changes to its organizational structure. The company will no longer have Commercial and Consumer segments, and will transition to: General Insurance, led by Peter …

After Cost Cutting Allianz Reports 28% Gain in Quarterly P/C Profits

As Allianz SE Chief Executive Officer Oliver Baete slims down the insurer to cut costs, rising second-quarter profit helped by lower natural disaster claims rewarded his strategy. Operating profit jumped 23 percent to 2.9 billion euros ($3.4 billion), Europe’s largest …

Fears of Hacking Increase Demand for Cyber Insurance

For companies and organizations, an attack by hackers can inflict financial losses, corporate embarrassment and legal action. For insurers jumping into the brave new world of cyber crime insurance, it’s free marketing for what could be a $10 billion opportunity. …