US company spending on private jets for personal use hits 10-year high

Spending by US companies on private jets for personal use by chief executives and chairs hit the highest level for a decade last year as many businesses relaxed restrictions on using them because of the pandemic. It rose 35 per cent to $33.8mn among S&P 500 groups in 2021 — the highest since 2012, according … Read more

Queensland bans personal injury ‘claim farming’ – Daily – Insurance News

Queensland parliament today passed new laws forbidding so-called “farming” of personal injury claims after a rise in the targeting of cases such as institutional child abuse and workers’ compensation. The new laws prohibit anyone soliciting or inducing another person to make a claim, as well as payments to claim farmers for the details of potential … Read more

eDriving Adds Safety App Without Telematics; Notion, Nationwide Boost Premium Discount; HUB Debuts Personal Lines Platform VIU

New You can now listen to Insurance Journal articles! eDriving Launches Non-Telematics Version of Mentor Driver App New Jersey-based eDriving announced the availability of Mentor Insight, the non-telematics version of its driver safety app, Mentor. Mentor Insight offers many of the same tools to help improve driver behavior, including risk assessment, predictive driver scoring, eLearning, … Read more

Hub launches digital placement platform for personal lines coverage

Hub International Ltd. on Monday introduced a digital platform for personal lines coverage such as home and auto insurance. The move comes about three months after Hub expanded its digital offerings for small businesses through the purchase of online agency Insureon. The personal lines platform VIU by Hub will allow buyers to obtain quotes from … Read more

DUAL Europe Names 2 in Key Roles; Lockton Re Taps Aon’s Breslin for Capital Mkts.; Chubb Promotes Thompson for Int’l Personal Lines, Hernandez for A&H

This edition of International People Moves details appointments at the MGA DUAL, Lockton Re and Chubb. A summary of these new hires follows here. DUAL Europe Announces 2 Key Appointments DUAL, the London-based managing general agent and Howden subsidiary, announced two key appointments in its newly created DUAL Europe region, effective immediately. These promotions follow … Read more

Hackers Breached Some GM Accounts, Accessing Personal Data

Hackers compromised some online accounts of General Motors Co. customers in April, potentially accessing addresses, phone numbers and other personal information, according to a data breach notice filed with California regulators. In a letter to affected customers, GM said it identified suspicious login attempts to an unspecified number of accounts between April 11 and April … Read more

Yogi intervenes as Maurya, Akhilesh get personal while discussing work in house

The second day of the budget session in UP legislative assembly saw a remark by deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya evoke an angry retort from SP chief and leader of opposition Akhilesh Yadav, compelling chief minister Yogi Adityanath to intervene. Yadav spoke at length for about an hour in the assembly, where he highlighted, … Read more

Minnesota College Student Awarded $111M in Personal Injury Case

A federal jury in Minnesota has awarded a college student more than $111 million in damages after concluding negligent care of his injured leg following surgery led to a permanent disability. The jury verdict this week, which could be one of the state’s largest personal injury awards, is the result of a 2019 lawsuit brought … Read more

Delhi LG Anil Baijal resigns, says decision is for personal reason: Reports

Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal has resigned after serving a term of more than 5 years, said media reports on Wednesday. Baijal cited ”personal issues” for his resignation. The lieutenant governor administers the national capital, with the state government reporting to him. Delhi’s Aam Aadmi Party government frequently clashed with … Read more

Halifax updates process for keyed applicant personal details

Halifax Intermediaries Online has announced that it has made changes to make it easier to amend customer personal details that have been keyed. From 9 May, the fields under ‘personal details’ will no longer be ‘read only’ once a decision in principle (DIP) is submitted. If details are incorrect or incomplete, the new updates will … Read more