Your insurance adjuster may soon be a drone or an app

As per the 2017 Future of Claims Study survey by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, insurance companies are looking to “virtual” methods of handling claims. 38 percent of insurers no longer send employees for physical inspections.

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Zenefits Pays the Piper


The California Department of Insurance this week announced fines totaling $7 million against startup Zenefits, a provider of cloud-based human resources services. The company’s former leadership “created an anything goes culture at the Internet startup, resulting in numerous violations of licensing requirements to protect consumers,” said Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. The fines are the culmination of investigations California launched last year after receiving complaints that Zenefits employees were selling insurance without a license.

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Congressional Committee Report Finds Something Rotten at FDIC


Officials at the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which insures deposits in U.S. banks, made false statements to Congress and failed to make timely notification of serious cybersecurity breaches, according to a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s interim staff report. FDIC CIO Lawrence Gross has created a toxic work environment, misled Congress, and retaliated against whistle-blowers, the report claims. The FDIC deliberately evaded congressional oversight, it also says.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/83708.html?rss=1

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Report: China hacked FDIC, U.S. officials covered it up

China’s spies hacked into computers at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2010 until 2013 — and American government officials tried to cover it up, according to a Congressional report.

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Google Roars Onto Auto Insurance Turf


Google last week launched an auto insurance rate comparison site in California. Mercury Insurance, MetLife and 21st Century Insurance are among the 14 firms already signed up as partners, and Google promises more will follow. Bolt Solutions last week announced that it too has joined up. “We have a Google Compare agreement with Google,” said Bolt spokesperson Chrissy Snyder. Bolt “can provide an on-ramp for carriers that want to participate,” and act as an agency to present insurance options to consumers through Google Compare, she said.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/81809.html?rss=1

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Health insurer Anthem says database of customer, employee info hacked

Anthem, the second-largest health insurance company in America, said late Wednesday that a database containing personal information of approximately 80 million of its customers and employees had been hacked. 

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/05/health-insurer-anthem-says-database-customer-employee-info-hacked/

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Tech Q&A: Car insurance pitfalls, booking flights, teaching Siri and more

Kim Komando answers your questions on insurance programs that let hackers into your car, what the best day is to purchase airline tickets, how to teach Siri to pronounce names correctly, and more.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/01/tech-qa-car-insurance-pitfalls-booking-flights-teaching-siri-and-more/

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Tech Q&A: Car insurance pitfalls, booking flights, teaching Siri and more

Kim Komando answers your questions on insurance programs that let hackers into your car, what the best day is to purchase airline tickets, how to teach Siri to pronounce names correctly, and more.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/02/01/tech-qa-car-insurance-pitfalls-booking-flights-teaching-siri-and-more/

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Auto Insurance? Just Google It


Google reportedly is gearing up to launch a shopping and comparison site for auto insurance in the United States. The company has been operating such a site in the UK, dubbed “Google Compare,” for the past two years. Although it apparently has been beset by delays, an entity called “Google Compare Auto Insurance Services Inc.” now is licensed to do business in 26 states, including California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Texas, according to Ellen Carney, principal analyst for insurance eBusiness and channel strategy with Forrester.

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