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Texas Department of Insurance Issues Additional Bulletins Relating to Hurricane Harvey

Last week, we wrote a post about a number of bulletins of potential interest to property insurers issued by the Texas Department of Insurance concerning the appropriate conduct of those involved in the insurance claims process in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The Texas DOI has continued its response to Hurricane Harvey, issuing two new … Continue Reading

Drone Mapping the Way of the Future for Insurance Companies

Drone mapping provides insurance companies with an easy, fast and accurate method of documenting a scene and preserving key details  while also letting the process of clean-up and reconstruction begin as quickly as possible. Recently, Dronotec, a start-up company specializing in drone inspection for insurance companies conducted a case study to determine just how much … Continue Reading

California Supreme Court clarifies availability of insurance-related Unfair Competition Law (UCL) claims

The California Supreme Court recently issued a significant decision regarding the applicability of that state’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) to the insurance industry, allowing certain types of such claims to be brought against insurers, potentially expanding insurers’ extra-contractual liability in that jurisdiction. On August 1, 2013, in Zhang v. The Superior Court Of San Bernardino … Continue Reading

Hurricane Sandy Insurance Claims: What Insurers Should Focus On

Insurers are starting to deploy adjusters to handle claims from Hurricane Sandy. An article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reports that “Disaster-modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates the industry’s share of losses at $7 billion to $15 billion. At the high end of that range, Sandy would become the third-most expensive storm for insurers in U.S. … Continue Reading

State Insurance Departments Issue Bulletins Regarding Claims Handling Related to Hurricane Sandy

Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, and Rhode Island Insurance Departments have issued several bulletins regarding general claims handling for Hurricane Sandy. Links to the bulletins are provided here: Connecticut http://www.ct.gov/cid/lib/cid/Bulletin_IC-28_Storm_Sandy_October_2012.pdf http://www.ct.gov/cid/lib/cid/Bulletin_IC-30_Storm_Sandy_October_2012.pdf http://www.ct.gov/cid/lib/cid/Bulletin_IC-32_Storm_Sandy_October_2012.pdf Delaware http://www.delawareinsurance.gov/departments/documents/bulletins/DomesticForeignInsurersBulletin56.pdf New Jersey http://www.state.nj.us/dobi/bulletins/blt12_12.pdf Rhode Island http://www.dbr.ri.gov/documents/divisions/insurance/consumers/IndustryAlert2012-3.pdf We will continue to monitor affected states’ insurance department websites for further bulletins regarding Hurricane Sandy.… Continue Reading