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2014-03-05 12:22:15

Insurers can incorporate their own claims data and gain insights on clustering LONDON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Impact Forecasting, the catastrophe model development center of excellence at Aon Benfield, has launched its new European windstorm model. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon plc (NYSE:AON). After three years in development, the model offers an alternative view on this peak zone peril and enables insurers to gain a better understanding...

2014-03-04 16:25:19

CHICAGO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) occupational health specialist, Dr. Richard Rodarte, and a panel of guest speakers will address a variety of workers' compensation and occupational health topics at the first annual 2014 Occupational Health & Workers' Compensation Conference, "Getting Employees Back to Work: A Best Practice Approach for Employers," 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, April 3, Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus,...

flooding in europe to double
2014-03-03 05:46:00

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Losses from extreme floods in Europe could more than double by 2050, because of climate change and socioeconomic development. Understanding the risk posed by large-scale floods is of growing importance and will be key for managing climate adaptation. Current flood losses in Europe are likely to double by 2050, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change by researchers from the International Institute for...

2014-02-28 12:22:01

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The State Farm property-casualty (P-C) companies reported an underwriting gain of $230 million in 2013 on earned premium of $54.5 billion, compared with an underwriting loss of $1.7 billion in 2012. The underwriting gain, combined with investment and other income of $4.1 billion (down $0.4 billion from 2012), resulted in a P-C pre-tax operating profit of $4.3 billion. The combined net worth for the State Farm group ended the year at...

2014-02-27 20:22:59

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Actuaries, the public policy and professionalism voice of the U.S. actuarial profession, announces a public policy research partnership with the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) to complement the Academy's intensive examination of health care costs and quality of care in the United States. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100322/AAALOGO The Academy sees in HCCI a shared goal of improving public...

2014-02-27 12:25:09

SYDNEY, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- FinaMetrica, the leading psychometric risk profiling software provider for financial advisors, has been shortlisted for the Family Wealth Report Awards. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140227/MN72538) Showcasing 'best of breed' providers in the global private banking, wealth management and trusted advisor communities, the awards were designed to recognise companies, teams and individuals, which the prestigious panel of judges...

2014-02-27 08:23:09

VANCOUVER, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Goldgroup Mining Inc. ("Goldgroup" or the "Company") (TSX:GGA, OTC:GGAZF, BMV SIX:GGAN.MX) is pleased to announce that its 100% owned subsidiary, Granmin S.A. de C.V. ("Granmin"), has received the permit for use of explosives from the Mexican military called SEDENA ("Secretary of National Defense"). This represents the final permit necessary for full-scale operations at the Company's 100%-owned Cerro Prieto open-pit, heap leach gold mine...

2014-02-26 16:33:32

New Software for Assessing Commercial Risk MILWAUKEE, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marshall & Swift/Boeckh announced the release of Commercial Express(TM), a new web-based software application that allows users to more accurately assess commercial risk. For the first time, you can get replacement value for buildings and their contents and get an overview of the financial health of a business all in one place, using a knowledge base comprised of over 95% of all operating...

2014-02-26 16:33:25

Multi-Channel Approach Leverages Mobile Accessibility for Recruitment ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The insurance industry moves quickly, so the recruitment of qualified talent just became faster, easier and more efficient with the launch of the GreatInsuranceJobs.com Network. The premier online job board today announces the insurance employment Network, centered around a highly advanced and intelligent search technology that matches insurance recruiter needs...

2014-02-26 16:28:14

LONDON, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Non-Life Insurance in China, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2017SynopsisThe report provides in depth market analysis, information and insights into the Chinese non-life insurance segment, including:-- The Chinese non-life insurance segment's growth prospects by non-life insurance categories -- The various distribution channels in the Chinese non-life insurance segment-- The competitive...


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