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Internet Crime Complaint Center Reaches 2 Million Entries Source: FBI 16 Nov 2010 A milestone entry in cyber crime was reached on November 9, 2010, when the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) logged its 2 millionth consumer complaint alleging online criminal activity. READ MORE >>

Study Shows Dog Bite Claims Topped $400 Million in 2009; Payouts Have Grown 30% in Six Years Source: Insurance Information Institute 20 Aug 2010 Dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all homeowners insurance liability claims paid out in 2009, costing $412 million and up 6. READ MORE >>

A Rash of Bedbug Infestations May Take a Bite Out of Insurers Source: Business Insurance The pesky critters have been around for centuries and were the bane of American society in the 1700s. Their popularity may have waned since then, but bedbugs are back with a vengeance, prompting insuran... READ MORE >>

Source: National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) 10 Aug 2010 As the U.S. housing market struggles to rebound, many homeowners are stuck with hard-to-sell properties longer than expected. Some frustrated home sellers who must relocate for a new job opportunity, want to downsize or simply want to buy a new place have left homes empty. READ MORE >>

Source: Insurance Information Institute Driver distractions or inattentive driving play a part in one out of every four motor vehicle crashes. That is more than 1.5 million collisions a year and 4,300 crashes daily, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. READ MORE >>

Source:   27 Jul 2010 Renters are 50 percent more likely to experience theft than those who own homes, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. Despite these risks, most apartment dwellers are still living without renters insurance. According to a recent Apartments. READ MORE >>

President Signs National Flood Insurance Program Extension to September 30 President Barak Obama today signed an extension to the National Flood Insurance Program, extending the lifeline to owners of properties in flood-prone areas to Sept. 30. READ MORE >>

The workplace is changing—and so are the risks. Claims of employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination are common, but it can be difficult for small and midsize businesses to find affordable insurance protection. READ MORE >>

When a school cafeteria worker suffered a fractured hip at work, school administrators were expecting the worst—the loss of a valued employee, ongoing disability payments, the cost of hiring and training a replacement worker, and a potential change in workers’ compensation premiums and experience modification factors. READ MORE >>

25 Jun 2010 As a result of BP's rig explosion which caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history, insurance coverage for offshore drilling will be curtailed, forcing companies to self-insure or exit deepwater fields. READ MORE >>