Innovation in Health Insurance Germany

New developments in the digital and mobile healthcare arena where Germany-based Friendsurance has joined forces with a Munichbased insurtech firm, Ottonova. It provides private health insurance via a digital platform. The tie means that customers of Friendsurance can benefit from Ottonova’s offerings which range from a 24-hour health concierge service to digital medical consultations and […]

Household Cover for Football Fans in Germany

The German football club Borussia Dortmund is offering household contents and liability insurance proposition for its members and fans. Goals scored by Borussia Dortmund will reduce customers insurance contribution and their supporters will be able to get partial refunds of up to EUR 50 on the price of their tickets if they are unable to […]

Homelyfe app to provide Home Insurance

ARAG has reported that it has been selected by insurtech firm Homelyfe to provide the home emergency and legal expenses cover with itsbuildings and contents proposition which can be purchased rapidly through the Homelyfe app over the course of a few minutes. The option to select home emergency and legal protection cover is included within […]

Income Protection for Union Pilots

The Panamees Union for airline pilots, Unión Panameña de Aviadores Comerciales (UNPAC), is now offering income protection to its members.  The insurance carrier MAPFRE has established an affinity agreement for income protection insurance with the professional association UNPAC which has more than 1,400 members. Coverage is provided in the event of both accident and illness, and […]

Loyalty Card with Dental Insurance

In Germany, the DeutschlandCard has more than 20 million members and now offers dental insurance to its members. It is a coalition loyalty program owned by Bertelsmann, which counts major retail brands such as Edeka, Esso and Otto amongst its network of partners. Gothaer Versicherung has been elected as a new partner for dental insurance of […]

Willis to test home telematics

In the US, Willis Towers Watson has entered into an agreement with Roost, a developer of smart home technology, to establish a home telematics consortium consisting of five to ten insurance carriers. The consortium will gather data to measure the effectiveness of home telematics devices on mitigating insurance losses resulting from fire and water damage, […]

Tesla promotes autopilot thru insurance rebate

The UK-based insurance company Direct Line has begun offering Tesla owners a 5% discount if they get Tesla’s Autopilot technology. The idea behind the incentive is to cut down on accident rates. Tesla has noted that Autopilot improves safety and reduces accident rates, especially when it comes to severe accidents. Direct Line representatives have noted, […]

Household Insurance thru Nest Labs

CosmosDirekt to offer insurance thru Nest Thermostat Generali has announced that it will begin offering household insurance with smart home technology provided by Nest Labs, a company whose parent is Alphabet, the ultimate owner of Google. By means of the relationship with Nest Labs, the household insurance customers of Generali are able to reduce the […]

Car Sharing Insured

Car2Go will be offering a third-party liability cover. Thru Allianz, the car sharing organization Car2Go has entered into an arrangement whereby it will provide third-party liability cover to its customers. This cover has been adapted in line with the pricing structure used by Car2Go which charges on a per minute basis. The arrangement has launched […]

Coverage for working mothers

IAG has set up Mums & Co in Australia as a joint venture with Carrie Kwan, the founder of lifestyle website Daily Addict. Mums & Co aims to foster a connected and empowered community of self-employed working mothers in the country. Benefits for members available through the venture include business insurance for home offices plus […]