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July 29, 2021 Edition

A federal appellate court ruling might be the beginning of the end for policyholder arguments that income lost because of government shutdowns should be recovered through commercial property insurance policies.
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) had sued to block the deal, saying it would reduce competition and could lead to higher prices. The two companies agreed to terminate their merger and end their litigation with the DOJ. As part of the termination, Aon will pay $1 billion to Willis.


As ransomware attacks continue to wreak havoc on police departments, school districts and city and county governments, some state legislators say they've had enough.
As a resurgence in COVID-19 cases prompts more U.S. employers to require vaccinations, workers who object face a common response: Get a shot or get another job.
Second-quarter 2021 renewal rate changes for most major commercial lines of business increased year over year, except for workers compensation.
Second quarter 2021 was the 15th consecutive quarter of rate increases in the global commercial insurance market but also the third consecutive quarter with a decline in the average rate of increase.


Knowing how to respond to a cyber event starts with understanding your company's vulnerability.
The 5,000 residents of Needles, California each drink as much as two gallons of water daily to cope with 120-degree temperatures.
Discover how the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety simulates extreme weather and wildfires. 
Learn how to reduce your wildfire risk saturation so you can lower your chances of a catastrophic loss or capture additional profit potential.
The California utility plans to bury 10,000 miles of power lines in high-risk fire zones after its equipment caused multiple destructive wildfires over several years.


Insured losses from natural disasters rose to $42 billion in the first half of 2021, with the biggest loss related to extreme cold in the U.S. in February.


Starting in early August, your phone will automatically alert you to thunderstorms considered to be "destructive" in your area. These storms are typically damaging wind events and intense thunderstorms. 
Researchers say they have found a way to capture images of injuries from whiplash, a condition often associated with motor-vehicle accidents that is difficult to diagnose and treat.

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