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Biggest Cat Losses of the Past Decade Hit U.S. Insurers

Wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, hail storms, Nor’easters and mudslides. A string of disasters has pummeled the biggest U.S. insurers over the past year, and the second quarter was no exception. Allstate Corp. estimated its pretax catastrophe losses at $906 million for …

Allstate Files $2M Fraud Lawsuit Against No-Fault Healthcare Firms, Owners

Allstate announced it filed a lawsuit to recover more than $2 million in damages against thirteen professional corporations, including All County Diagnostic Chiropractic Services, P.C., Alliance Spine Associates, L.L.C., Haar Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, P.C., Horizon Anesthesia Group, P.C., Main …

Allstate CEO: AI Will Thrash the Economy Like a ‘Tsunami’

Artificial intelligence is coming for the service economy, according to Allstate Corp. Chief Executive Officer Tom Wilson. “It’s going to rip through this economy like a tsunami,” Wilson said Thursday in an interview on Bloomberg TV from Aspen, Colorado. Automation …

Adjusters Can be Sued Individually for Bad Faith in Washington

A recent Washington Court of Appeals ruling opens the door to bad faith lawsuits naming individual insurance adjusters. The case involves Moun and Aung Keodalah versus Allstate Insurance and Tracey Smith, the adjuster who worked for Allstate and handled his …

Insurers Downgrade Anticipated Profit Goals Amid Hurricane Losses

Allstate expects insurance losses of about $593 million in August after Hurricane Harvey left a path of destruction along the Gulf Coast. The initial accounting Thursday follows warnings from other insurers that are tallying the damages from a hurricane season …

Fewer Ladders, More Drones Being Used to Adjust Harvey Claims

Insurance adjusters are bringing more drones with them than ever before as they head to Texas to assess the damage from Harvey. Companies are using the drones on a much larger scale to record images, save time and spare human …

Update: Claims Teams Begin Handling Onslaught of Harvey Cat Losses

Hurricane Harvey has set a U.S record, according to the National Weather Service, dumping 51.88 inches of rain in parts of Texas. As the tropical storm moves over southern Louisiana, claims catastrophe teams are moving in to devastated cities in …

Allstate Reports Early Success With Drive-In Closures, QuikFoto Replacement

In a recent earnings report, Allstate reported positive changes as a result of its move toward an integrated digital enterprise. According to Matt Winter, Allstate president, claims is a good place to start deploying emerging technologies because of the many …

Fraud News: Fake Auto Claims, Arson and Allstate Files RICO Suit

Mother and Son Sentenced for California Auto Insurance Fraud Scheme Henrietta Silva and her son, Peter, were sentenced recently in the San Diego Superior Court after submitting multiple fraudulent auto insurance claims. Henrietta was sentenced to serve 270 days in …

Allstate Recently Acquired Mobile Device Insurer Reveals 5 Years of Losses

Allstate Corp. said that the mobile device insurer that it acquired for $1.4 billion had posted five years of losses before the deal. SquareTrade Holding Co.’s annual loss narrowed to $26.5 million in 2015 from $37.4 million in 2014, Northbrook, …