Aon News

Never Mind COVID, 2020 Was a Catastrophe for US Insurers

In case you forgot, the year that just passed brought an unprecedented number of catastrophes — not to mention COVID-19. Three insurance industry reports issued this week chronicle just how bad 2020 was for property insurers. CoreLogic released a chronology …

Claims Business: Ontellus, Claim Central, BDO, and Aon

Ontellus Acquires Medical Records Canvassers Ontellus, a nationwide provider of claims related data for insurers, has acquired two medical records canvassing companies: MasterTrace and Intertel. All three companies provide insurance companies with data they need to investigate bodily injury claims …

Zesty.ai Refines Fire Risk Model by Adding IBHS Data on Building Materials

Zesty.ai, a California insurtech start-up, is hoping to fine-tune fire-risk scores that sometimes can make it challenging for homeowners to find coverage. Marketing Director Nick Allain said the company wants to help insurers who might otherwise overlook fire-resistant structures that …

Insurers Brace For Coronavirus Hit to ‘Event Driven’ D&O Line

What may be the first U.S. securities lawsuits alleging misdeeds related to coronavirus were filed this month — one against a cruise line and another against a pharmaceutical company that claimed to have developed a vaccine for COVID-19. There are …

Coronavirus Outbreak Expands Risk of Cyberattack

As U.S. employers ask employees to work from home to avoid exposure to coronavirus, they may be exposing themselves to another kind of risk: Cyberattacks. Aon on Friday issued an advisory cautioning employers to take steps to ensure that work-from-home …

Aon Buys Cytelligence to Bolster Group Handling Cyber Hacks

Aon Plc bought closely held Canadian firm Cytelligence Inc. to help boost its ability to respond to and investigate attacks on computer systems. Aon picked up employees with cybersecurity consulting and digital forensic expertise, the London-based insurance brokerage and advisory …

Business News: Carpe Data, Betterview and Synpulse, Aon Make Announcements

Carpe Data Launches Data Set for Carriers Carpe Data announced the launch of a new commercial data set that it says will help property and casualty insurers better classify and understand risks. “With this launch, we’re delivering brand new data …

Business News: Cove, Clara Analytics, Glovebox, HomeConnect

Greenlight Bets on Cove to Simplify Insurance Purchases Greenlight Re Innovations, a division of Greenlight Re, a specialist property and casualty reinsurer headquartered in the Cayman Islands, announced that it has invested in Cove Ltd, managing general agent based in …

New York Subpoenas Broker About Trump Organization

New York’s insurance regulator issued a subpoena to the Trump Organization’s primary insurance broker, a person familiar with the matter said. It came just days after President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney testified to Congress that the president’s company sometimes …

Aon Quits Pursuit of Willis Towers Watson Merger

Aon Plc said it’s no longer pursuing a combination with rival insurance brokerage Willis Towers Watson Plc, a day after confirming that it was considering a tie-up. The company said on Tuesday that it was in the early stages of …