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July 2, 2020 Edition

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Some federal flood maps haven’t been updated in years. A new, nationwide flood risk tool includes projections to 2050.
 
 
The segment’s underwriting losses deepened to $4.0 billion in 2019, a continuation of a decade-long trend of worsening underwriting results.
 

Business


 
Businesses requiring customers to sign COVID-19 liability waivers should not expect the documents to absolve them of all liability. Uncertainty surrounds whether courts will enforce the waivers, legal experts say.
 
 
Although considerable uncertainty remains over its ultimate cost, the COVID-19 pandemic looks set to rank among the re-insurance sector's most expensive events.
 
 
Fraud inevitably rises after natural disasters and during economic downturns. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought both conditions to the entire globe at once.
 
 
While many insurance professionals are enjoying working from home, some — especially parents with children at home— struggle with it, a survey found.
 
 
Many property-and-casualty insurance professionals may need some convincing not only to return to an office anytime soon but also to engage in typical business activities with colleagues and customers.
 
 
The Insurance Information Institute has agreed to affiliate with The Institutes, an expanding education, research, event and publishing organization that includes the CPCU Society.
 

Education


Although stay-at-home orders have led to huge reductions in traffic and fewer car crashes this spring, drivers speeding up on quieter roads mean collisions became deadlier in several cities.
From asset protection for spacecrafts to workers’ comp policies for crew members, here’s what insurance coverage companies will need to make the commercialization of space a reality.
Learn about new resources we've created to make your job easier, and share your thoughts on how we can improve your customer experience.
Proposed legislation would reform part of a federal law that largely exempts tech platforms such as Facebook and Twitter from legal liability for the material their users post.

Environment


 
Washington state firefighters are preparing for a season of potential summer wildfires while coping with the added layer of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
 

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