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March 16, 2023

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Financial Woes

The saga of Silicon Valley Bank is not an isolated incident as regulators strain to mitigate the fallout from yet another bank failure. 


Regulators Seize Signature Bank

Two days after shutting down Silicon Valley Bank, overseers of the banking system try to restore calm. Signature becomes the third-largest bank to fail in the U.S., behind Silicon Valley Bank and Washington Mutual in 2008.

Read more at Yahoo!


Insurance at the Movies

The Academy Awards seem to have overlooked an important film category during this year's Oscar season: “Best Insurance-Related Movie.”

Read more at WSRB



U.S. Commercial Rates Grew in Q4

Prices increased in the fourth quarter of 2022 by an average of 4.8%, down from the rate of 5.2% in the previous quarter.

Read more at Insurance Journal

FL Names New Commissioner

Florida’s Financial Services Commission has appointed Michael Yaworsky as the insurance commissioner for the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR).

Read more at Insurance Business Mag


SCOR's Ratings Downgraded

AM Best announced that it had downgraded the financial strength rating to A from A+ and the long-term issuer credit ratings to “a+” from “aa-".

Read more at Insurance Journal



Potential Volcanic Eruption in Alaska

A swarm of earthquakes occurring over the past few weeks has intensified at a remote Alaska volcano, a possible indication of an impending eruption.

Read more at Insurance Journal

Rancho Palos Verdes Landslide

The solution: a $25-million series of wells that will suck water out of the ground and spit it into the ocean, effectively drying up the lubricated landscape.

Read more at LA Times


Overvalued Homes in New England

The area is susceptible to overvaluation because most of the region lacks laws that require sellers to disclose a property’s flood risk or past flood damage.

Read more at Boston.com



Fire Retardant Injuntion Troubles

Associations, cities, and counties are attempting to challenge a case in Montana they say has the potential to take away an important tool from firefighting efforts.

Read more at Insurance Journal

Vehicle Thefts Surpass One Million

According to new analysis conducted by the NICB, more than 1 million vehicles were stolen last year, marking a 7% increase over 2021. 

Read more at ProgramBusiness


88% of Insurers Are Using AI

A recent survey of auto insurers found that a large majority currently use, plan to use, or plan to explore using AI or machine learning as part of their operations.

Read more at InsuranceNewsNet


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