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RiskStream Hoping Insurers Share FNOL Data on Blockchain

A research team funded by insurance carriers will soon launch a system that uses block chain technology to allow claims adjusters from multiple insurers to share access to a single first notice of loss. The RiskStream Collaborative said that it …

US Researchers on Front Line of Battle Against Chinese Theft

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. warned allies around the world that Chinese tech giant Huawei was a security threat, the FBI was making the same point quietly to a Midwestern university. In an email to the associate vice chancellor for …

University of Georgia Research Shows Simulators Reduce Police Car Crashes

Police car wrecks are the biggest risk management expense related to law enforcement, causing local governments to lose money. New research from the University of Georgia shows that a driver training program can result in big savings. Specifically, proper training …

Patterns of Compulsive Smartphone Use Suggest How to Kick the Habit

Everywhere you look, people are looking at screens. In the decade since smartphones have become ubiquitous, we now have a feeling almost as common as the smartphones themselves: being sucked into that black hole of staring at those specific apps …

Companies Exiting Business Lines Due to Patent Claims: Study

Patent demands are taking a big toll on technology companies, with results that range from forcing companies to tweak their products to exiting their business altogether, according to a study from the Santa Clara University School of Law. The study …

Deteriorating Performance Expected in Liability Insurance Industry: Conning

The benign period for liability insurance results may have run its course. Current trends in loss frequency, tort filings, and reserve releases suggest that an inflection point may have been reached, according to a new study by Conning. The Conning …

New Study Examines Injuries to U.S. Workers With Disabilities

A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy of The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University compared medically attended nonoccupational and occupational injuries among U.S. workers with and without …

‘Super Losses’ On the Rise in U.S. Healthcare Sector: Hiscox

The overall cost and frequency of so called $50 million plus “super losses” in the U.S. healthcare insurance sector are on the rise. According to a report from specialist healthcare insurer Hiscox, the large losses keep on getting larger with …

Consumer Reports Taps Ire Over Faulty Medical Devices

Consumer Reports, the 76-year-old publication best known for its reviews of automobiles and refrigerators, is trying to galvanize the American public into protesting the way medical devices are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The past couple of …

UK Report: First Year Poses Risk for New Drivers

Motorists driving within the first year after passing their driving test are considerably more likely to obtain a conviction or make a claim than when learning, according to new research by Admiral. The UK car insurer looked at data from …