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Are You an Unsafe Driver?

Driving on America’s roadways today is a dangerous undertaking. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the U.S. saw 37,461 traffic fatalities in 2016, many of which were caused by driver error. Many people who consider themselves to be safe, dependable drivers actually have dangerous driving habits. Whether you’ve been driving for days or decades, avoiding the following common driving behaviors can help... Read Article

Wildfires in California have destroyed thousands of homes, and the devastating pattern is making fire insurance more expensive and complicated than ever

More than 7,000 structures have been destroyed as three wildfires continue to burn their way through California, according to the Los Angeles Times. Thanks to heightened wildfire activity across the state, it’s becoming harder than ever for California homeowners to obtain and keep fire insurance, reported the Associated Press. “As California wildfires grow larger and more intense, an increasing number of insurance companies are not... Read Article

How cyber insurance actually works

A couple of weeks ago El Reg carried an article by Mark Pesce about the likely evolution of Cyber Insurance. Reg reader and insurance industry veteran Tom Whipp agreed with most of his sentiments, but wasn’t so keen on his conclusions and demanded his stint on the Reg soapbox. So, take it away Tom. I’ve worked in security and risk for the last 15 years... Read Article

Majority of small businesses lack cyber security plans, could leave consumer information vulnerable

A new survey released by a small business watchdog website shows nearly 80 percent of small businesses don't have a cyber security attack plan in place. "They're worrying about sales, marketing, operations. The cyber security side and making sure customer data and internal systems are protected is generally an afterthought," cyber security consultant David Schohl said. It's not just retailers. Schohl said any business that... Read Article

The Best Ways to Insure Expensive Jewelry and Valuable Items

It often seems there's an insurance policy to cover just about everything you own. You can cover your home, the contents of a rental home, your car, your business, your health, and even your life. But when it comes to insuring expensive jewelry and valuable items, things get a little bit complicated. Now: Part of that complication is due to the way jewelry and valuable... Read Article