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Jul 24, 2019

A Message From the Editor

The great actor Richard Burton once said: “The gladdest moment in human life is a departure into unknown lands.” Unfortunately such adventures also can be fraught with unknown risks, the result of which can be bizarre travel insurance claims. We’ve rounded up some of them for today’s top story. We’ve also got an update on estimated losses from Hurricane Barry, and a report on new federal findings regarding autonomous vehicle safety.

– Managing Editor Elana Ashanti Jefferson


Bizarre travel insurance claims

By Heather Turner

A vengeful squirrel and a nudist travel necessity spurred some of these crazy travel insurance claims from 2018. Read More

Market Insights

Hurricane Barry flood and wind losses estimates released for private insurers, NFIP

By Danielle Ling

New data analysis from CoreLogic estimates Hurricane Barry losses to be between $300 600M, excluding NFIP losses. Read More


New NTSB findings spotlight autonomous vehicle risks

By Steven A. Meyerowitz

Here's why an autonomous shuttle and truck collided in Las Vegas in 2017, according to the NTSB. Read More


Simplifying accident scene management complexity to drive down claims costs

By Mubbin Rabbani

Agero research suggests accident management may be able to reduce loss costs by $500-$800 per claim. Read More


Insurer shuns civil suit against imprisoned child molester

By Greg Land

The Hartford asked a federal judge to declare that it has no duty to defend a civil suit brought by a young victim. Read More

Expert Opinion

Investor money is reshaping the InsurTech market

By Allison Bell

Vertafore's VP of sales and marketing says the shift affects who's buying more than what's being bought. Read More

Expert Opinion

The true tech disruptor wave has yet to come

By Heather Turner

How will the next wave of advanced technologies alter the nature of insurance? Read More

Market Insights

Increased water damage claims fuel new claims technology

By Monique McQueen

The latest claims technologies accelerate the mitigation and estimating process and improve the customer experience. Read More

Save the Date

America’s Claims Executive Leadership Forum & Expo 2019

ACE now stands for America's Claims Executive. Join us at the ACE Leadership Forum & Expo in Las Vegas, NV on June 24-26, 2019 for the annual gathering of professionals leading, managing, and innovating the claims process and customer experience. Learn More


Today's Large & Complex Claims Landscape: Preparing for the Perfect Storm

Sponsored by: Global Technical Services, A Crawford Company

It’s important insurers learn lessons from the heavy hurricane seasons of recent memory and ensure the best possible resources are deployed to work the frontlines of the next catastrophe. Learn More

Agency Guide: 3 Keys to Employee Retention

Sponsored by: Vertafore

Learn how embracing technology can prevent employee churn and protect your business. Learn More

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