MetLife moves forward with ridesharing coverage

MetLife ridesharing coverage, which till recently was available in Colorado only, expands to California for Lyft drivers only; joining Farmers and Metromile who already serve on-demand drivers in this space….

Health Republic Insurance Shutting Down

Some 215,000 members are busy looking for health insurance as Health Republic Insurance of New York is shutting down because of the likelihood that it would become insolvent. Word on The…

Censio announced $10 million in funding

Only last month Censio startup announced its partnership with Progressive to track and reward good drivers. Today the company announced it raised $10 million in venture capital. In one sentence: Censio is an app that…

Esurance launches Esurance Pay Per Mile; as you think

Direct-to-consumer insurance company Esurance announces a new mileage-based insurance offering called Esurance Pay Per Mile, available first to Oregon drivers that drive less. Bottom Line: Metromile’s got company.

Comparethemarket.com and Bupa see a future together

Compare The Market and Australia’s leading global health insurer, Bupa, are turning it up a notch. Bupa is ready to move out of pilot phase into a ‘permanent for 12 months’ phase, which will…

Comparethemarket.com presents Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman will be dating one insurance-selling Russian meerkat known as Sergei, in a new ad by Compare The Market, that looks to promote its insurance comparison site as well as its two-for-one movie…

So You Wanna Be An Insurance Agent?

Innovative, Affordable Product to Increase Insurance Accessibility

Insurance 4 That is a single item insurance solution, providing an alternative to traditional contents insurance by enabling people to insure individual items and nominate the insured value of these…

On-Demand Roadside Assistance Urgent.ly Nabs Another $7M in Funding

Allianz Digital Corporate Ventures, Verizon Ventures and Forte Ventures have invested $7 million in Series A funding in Urgent.ly, which provides on demand roadside assistance to users only when they need it….

BCBSV backs BeneStream

Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners invested $2 million in BeneStream; a software company that helps employers enroll workers in Medicaid. Bottom Line: Made in Manhattan.

Fortegra and USAA; match made in heaven

FL-based Fortegra plans to create a specialized mobile phone protection products plan unique to USAA members as both brands are “perfectly aligned for an alliance“. Speaking of USAA, the company was…

CoverHound lands $33.3 million to expand to small business

CoverHound raises $33.3 million in a funding round led by ACE, bringing its valuation to $103 million. Worth Noting: till now the company focused on offering auto, home and umbrella insurance yet with…

Allianz and Volkswagen to fight for cybersecurity

A la ‘it’s better together’; Volkswagen, Allianz, BASF and Bayer plan to establish the “DCSO Deutsche Cyber-Sicherheitsorganisation GmbH“. In English it means a German cybersecurity organization that will operate as the preferred…

Youi gets in trouble with the Ad Standards Board

Australia-based Youi Car Insurance, which likely just wanted to make an emotional connection with its potential customers, has gotten into hot water with the Ad Standards Board over a TV ad…

The insurer that says walk or pay

Swiss insurance provider, CSS Insurance, may soon start charging higher premiums for those that choose not to participate in its MyStep program, through which the company monitors the step count of people…

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