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The study shows that construction workers’ injuries increase with the heat

An Oregon State University study found an association with rising temperatures and increased injury claims that were more pronounced among workers in the agricultural and construction sectors. The study analyzed about 92,000 accepted claims and found that the claim rate is about 4% higher when the maximum heat index exceeds 75 degrees. The incident rate for agricultural and construction workers …

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Cat modelers estimate Hurricane Ian’s losses could reach $47 billion

(Reuters) – Insurers are facing a hit of between $28 billion and $47 billion from Hurricane Ian, in what could be the costliest storm in Florida since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, according to U.S. real estate data and analytics firm CoreLogic Inc. Wind losses for residential and commercial properties in Florida are expected to total between $22 billion and $32 …

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Zalma’s Insurance Fraud Letter – October 1, 2022

Watch the full video at https://rumble.com/v1m1ut6-zalmas-insurance-fraud-letter-october-1-2022.html and at https://youtu.be/dIKdl29A1lU Read the full issue at ZIFL-10-01-2022 Insurers proactive against fraud CIGNA Obtains $14,371,384.95 Verdict Against Fraudulent Health Care Provider Because police, prosecutors and government insurance fraud investigators are rarely willing to arrest or prosecute insurance fraud perpetrators, it is necessary for insurers to be proactive and sue those who attempt or …

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PG&E officials reach $117 million settlement over California wildfires

(Reuters) – A $117 million settlement has been reached with former PG&E Corp. executives and directors accused in a lawsuit of lax oversight of the company’s safety measures before the 2017 North Bay and 2018 Camp fires, two of California’s most destructive wildfires. The settlement was announced Thursday by the PG&E Fire Victim Trust, which compensates victims of fires started …

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Hurricane relief and hope are what’s needed the day after the disaster | Property Insurance Protection Law Blog

The emotional trauma of suffering a loss of your property and your way of life cannot be overstated. The human response to loss and economic uncertainty must be addressed and openly discussed as part of Hurricane Ian recovery. Political leaders and others affected by their commercial messages must ensure that the very real emotional issues are addressed and addressed first. …

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Perspective: ‘Causation’ key in Hurricane Ian coverage disputes

Hurricane Ian and its aftermath wreak havoc in the Caribbean and Florida. While the situation is evolving rapidly, Ian has moved through Florida after first making landfall in the United States as one of Southwest Florida’s most intense hurricanes on record. It produced catastrophic storm surges exceeding 10 feet in some locations, destructive winds packing maximum sustained winds of more …

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Reinsurance rates expected to remain strong: Morgan Stanley

Reinsurance prices are expected to remain strong into 2023 after Hurricane Ian, according to a report released by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday. Current insurance industry loss estimates range from $10 billion to more than $30 billion from Hurricane Ian and individual companies’ exposures are likely manageable, the New York-based investment bank said. Hurricane Ian made landfall Wednesday as a Category …

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Calif. governor signs bill to add social workers to provider networks

California workers’ compensation insurers and self-insured employers can add licensed clinical social workers to their medical provider networks, according to a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday. SB 1002 authorizes “qualified licensed clinical social workers to assess, evaluate, and treat the behavioral and mental health needs of injured workers within the workers’ compensation system, thereby providing additional and …

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Securing the programmable world | Insurance blog

As we enter a new phase of innovation following the disruption caused by the covid-19 pandemic, insurers must look ahead to determine what their technology priorities should be today. Spring 2022 Technology vision the report focuses on the expansion of the digital world and the increasing overlap between physical and virtual reality. One of the trends I think is most …

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