Hawaiian insurers look on as hurricane Douglas approaches

State Farm Group, Heritage Insurance Holdings Group and Tokio Marine are the main writers for homeowners' multi-peril lines


Insurtech weekly: MMV; Insurify; Slice; Clara Analytics; State Farm Ventures

InsuranceERM rounds up the latest developments in the fast-moving world of insurtech


Insurers vie with funds for control of PG&E

Group owed $20bn from California wildfire aims to takeover bankrupt utility


Three US insurers sue California utility over Camp wildfire

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the Californian utility, plans filing for bankruptcy


California fires to "severely test" risk tolerances

A.M. Best warns forest fires will hit profits and cause re-evaluation of underwriting


Insurance patent filings jump 40% in a year

Focus on pricing and telematics to make risk modelling more accurate


RenRe to acquire Tokio Millennium Re

Tokio Marine exits reinsurance business to focus on primary lines


Aviva hopes for culture change through Silicon Valley initiative

Insurer is partnering with digital start-up accelerator Plug and Play


Tying federal regulators in knots

Insurers are increasing their lobbying efforts as legislation advances through Congress that is designed to limit the discretion of federal regulators in designating systemic firms and devising capital standards. Hugo Coelho reports