What’s Insurtech, Anyway?

Perhaps it’s a symptom of buzzword fatigue that everyone in the insurance industry seems to use the word “insurtech” without agreeing on – or maybe even really thinking about – what it means. Some use it as a noun, suggesting a type of company – typically a startup – thatContinue Reading

When Must Insurers Defend Motelsin Trafficking Cases?

Hotels and motels are routinely used for sex trafficking. Two recent lawsuits highlight the complexity of determining who bears legal costs associated with trafficking. Human trafficking is a crime with enormous individual and societal impacts, and it relies on legitimate businesses to sustain it. Motels, for example – and, arguably,Continue Reading

Opioids and Workers’ Compensation

By Max Dorfman, Research Writer, Insurance Information Institute As the opioid epidemic continues to roil the country, it’s easy to forget the number of issues that contribute to its severity. Indeed, for workers injured on the job, compensation can include opioid treatments—which can lead to opioid dependence. With this subjectContinue Reading