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David Harkey will become the next president of the two highway safety research organizations in January. He will succeed Adrian Lund, who is retiring.
Four out of eight small pickup trucks tested by IIHS earn good ratings for occupant protection in all five IIHS crashworthiness evaluations, but the lack of an automatic emergency braking system and poor-rated headlights mean these pickups don't qualify for either of the Institute's safety awards.
An aftermarket device that attaches to the sides of a tractor-trailer successfully prevented a midsize car from sliding underneath the trailer in a 40 mph crash test conducted by IIHS.
Lane departure warning and blind spot detection are helping to prevent the type of crashes they were designed to address, new IIHS research shows.
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The midsize SUV qualifies for the highest award from IIHS, thanks to newly available acceptable-rated headlights.
The Volkswagen Atlas, a new midsize SUV, earns the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick award, thanks to good crashworthiness and an available superior-rated front crash prevention system.
Adults know children must be properly restrained, but when it comes to their own safety, many mistakenly believe safety belts are optional in the rear seat. In a recent IIHS survey, more than a quarter of adults said they don't always buckle up when riding in the back.
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The redesigned Mini Countryman, a small car, earns the 2017 IIHS Top Safety Pick award, thanks to good crashworthiness ratings across the board and an optional advanced-rated front crash prevention system.
Structural improvements to the 2017 Kia Forte have boosted its performance in the IIHS small overlap front crash test. The small car is available with a superior-rated front crash prevention system and good headlights.
The redesigned small SUV has good crashworthiness ratings across the board and standard front crash prevention with automatic braking. It also is available with acceptable-rated headlights.
The Lincoln Continental, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Toyota Avalon come out at the top of a group of six large cars recently evaluated by IIHS and earn the Top Safety Pick+ award. The Tesla Model S, the Chevrolet Impala and the Ford Taurus come up short.
Collision claim rates have increased 3 percent in Colorado, Oregon and Washington, after recreational marijuana use was legalized in those states.
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The Chevrolet Bolt is the first all-electric vehicle to earn a 2017 award from IIHS.
The midsize SUV qualifies for the top award from IIHS, thanks to across-the-board good crashworthiness ratings, a superior-rated front crash prevention system and acceptable-rated headlights.
Headlights are improving, but many still need to do a better job of lighting the road ahead while limiting glare. Among midsize SUVs rated by IIHS, only the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Volvo XC60 are available with good headlights.
IIHS has long been a trusted source of information about ways to reduce deaths, injuries and property damage from crashes. Now the Institute is broadening the audience for that sought-after knowledge by launching a Facebook page.
The risk of dying in a crash in a late-model vehicle has gone up slightly because of the stronger economy. A new study predicts traffic deaths will fall only slightly over the coming years, given current economic forecasts.
PartnerRe has entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with RemitRadar, a London-based money transfer specialist. PartnerRe and RemitRadar said they have formed this agreement “to capitalize on RemitRadar’s money transfer ecosystem, web presence and social media channels, including AI [artificial …READ MORE
Global reinsurers will likely face exposures from a massive magnitude 7.1 earthquake that struck Mexico City on Sept. 19, Morgan Stanley said in a new research note. This earthquake led to dozens of deaths and the toppling of a number …READ MORE
German insurer Talanx warned it may miss its profit target for 2017 as its reinsurer, Hannover Re, is being hit by major claims from a series of hurricanes and an earthquake in Mexico. Reinsurers face big losses from Hurricanes Harvey …READ MORE
AIA Group Ltd. agreed to buy Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s life insurance business for A$3.8 billion (more than $3 billion), in its most ambitious foray beyond the Hong Kong-based company’s core markets in Asia. AIA will team up with Commonwealth …READ MORE
Unemployment is the biggest risk for businesses globally, according to a World Economic Forum survey of business leaders published on Wednesday. The company executives put unemployment or underemployment as the top risk over the next 10 years, followed by fiscal …READ MORE
A Florida home has been partially swallowed up by a massive sinkhole. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kat Kennedy says crews responded Tuesday morning, shortly after the Apopka house began sinking. She says the sinkhole measured about 20 feet across …READ MORE
As homeowners continue to file insurance claims in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a research report released by the Rutgers Center for Risk and Responsibility at the Rutgers Law School in Camden, N.J., suggests many could find that …READ MORE
AXA has talked to BNP Paribas and Natixis in its search for a partner for its fund management arm, aiming to build a business with at least 1 trillion euros ($1.2 trillion) of assets under management, sources familiar with the …READ MORE
Allstate Corp.’s Chief Executive Officer Tom Wilson on Tuesday called on U.S. lawmakers to overhaul a government subsidized flood insurance program, calling for a more streamlined system that does not overburden taxpayers. Allstate, the second-largest U.S. homeowners’ insurer based on …READ MORE
Insurance-industry groups said Wednesday that they oppose a Republican proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, joining health-care providers in asking Senators to reject the bill. America’s Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association said …READ MORE
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Many mobile homes were destroyed by the recent hurricanes, and they have specific coverage issues. Here are some things that agents and brokers need to know.READ MORE
Pet insurance may be a smart choice for pet owners in order to avoid costly out-of-pocket fees.READ MORE
In a response to Brexit, XL Group will move its EU insurance company, XL Insurance Company SE, to Ireland.READ MORE
Depending on where you live, you know there's a chance of extreme weather coming your way. But are you prepared for a fire?READ MORE
Kathleen Savio will serve as the Zurich North America's next CEO, effective January 1, 2018.READ MORE
The 2018 Risk Manager Study will provide valuable information on the challenges, needs and demographics of risk managers nationwide.READ MORE
The award honors a company for its commitment to PIA, to the American Agency System and to furthering the interests of professional insurance agents by creating a better business environment.READ MORE
The storm flooded parts of downtown San Juan and ripped the roofs from homes. The entire island was left without power.READ MORE