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Folksam to introduce video inspection service to assess property and motor claims remotely

Swedish ICMIF member Folksam will soon be providing video inspection services so that its claims administrators can inspect and document damage remotely. It is expected that this will contribute to faster claims handling, reduced climate impact and increased customer satisfaction. “After a successful test period, we choose to introduce video inspections in our regular damage […]

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Simplyhealth makes second significant investment in digital health start-up

ICMIF member Simplyhealth, the UK’s leading health and dental plan provider, has announced it has invested in Ampersand, a provider of digital therapies for inflammatory conditions. This collaboration will help accelerate the adoption of digital therapeutics in the UK, reducing outpatient appointments, improving health outcomes and cutting unplanned hospital visits for patients suffering with a […]

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Co-operators renews commitment to building flood resilience

ICMIF member Co-operators (Canada) has renewed its multi-year funding commitment to Partners for Action (P4A), a research initiative at the University of Waterloo that focuses on empowering Canadians to become flood resilient, with a three-year commitment of CAD 500,000 towards program delivery and research. The increasing frequency and severity of extreme weather and its devasting […]

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Gore Mutual knocks on doors of customers hardest hit by recent derecho storm in Ontario

The fallout from the derecho storm that hit Southwestern Ontario, Canada, on 21 May 2022 continues to impact thousands of property and automobile owners. In the hardest-hit areas of Ottawa and the Town of Uxbridge, Canadian ICMIF member Gore Mutual immediately deployed its claims team to personally assist customers and announces temporary policy changes to […]

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Gallagher Re report provides assessment of risks caused by inflation on the (re)insurance sector

ICMIF Supporting Member Gallagher Re has published a new report featuring its latest assessment of the inflation risks facing the insurance sector. The report has been prepared by Gallagher Re’s Strategic and Financial Analytics and Customised Solutions teams. Key findings from this report include: The debate has moved on from whether inflation will spike to […]

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Finance in insurance reimagined: New EY report looks at why insurers must reimagine planning and performance management

Insurers can transform planning and performance management to deliver forward-looking insights, according to the latest report from ICMIF Supporting Member EY, Finance in insurance reimagined: Building a strong planning and performance management capability. The report highlights both why now is the time for finance and other leaders to rethink and expand their planning capabilities and […]

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NFU Mutual named Which? Insurance Brand of the Year

UK ICMIF member NFU Mutual has again been named the 2022 Which? Insurance Brand of the Year. The mutual insurer, which won Insurance Brand of the Year in 2020, has been a Which? Recommended Provider for car and home insurance for over a decade, was commended for its “exemplary service, demonstrated by its customer service […]

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ICMIF CEO and members to speak at the UNDRR’s Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction

ICMIF Chief Executive Shaun Tarbuck and the CEOs of two ICMIF member organisations will speak during the seventh session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2022) organised by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) held this week (23 to 28 May 2022), in Bali, Indonesia, hosted by the Government of Indonesia. […]

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La Mobilière and the Swiss Army agree to exchange knowledge in areas such as cyber security

An agreement reached between Swiss ICMIF member La Mobilière and the Swiss Army aims to further intensify the exchange of knowledge between the private sector and the Army. Cybersecurity is the first area that will be covered by this cooperation. With this new agreement, the two organisations hope to highlight the added value of the […]

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The IMA Group confirms its investment strategy and positions itself as a “mentor accelerator” of start-ups to enrich its offering

ICMIF member the IMA Group (France) has recently announced its investment strategy, part of which is to position itself as a “mentor accelerator” for start-ups. Each start-up which it invests in is considered as a completely separate partner. As an “accelerator mentor”, the IMA Group says it helps with the development strategies of start-ups without […]

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