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Several insurance companies disclosed new products and coverage enhancements in recent days.

Life and health

Canadian insurance technology company Breathe Life has designed an online life insurance service for National Bank Insurance. It features an integrated single-session quote-creation and application process.

National Bank Insurance is a trademark of National Bank of Canada.

Managed care

UnitedHealthcare plans to significantly expand its Navigate4Me program to more people enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans.

Navigate4Me offers concierge services from health navigators who support and guide people through the complexities of the healthcare system. It will be newly available to four groups of people: those who are under 65 and qualify for Medicare due to a disability; those who receive post-acute care following a hospitalization and meet other eligibility criteria; those who are newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease; and those who are at risk for social isolation.

The company plans to add more than 500 navigators to its team to support the additional program members.

UnitedHealthcare is a business of UnitedHealth Group Inc.


Molina Healthcare of Mississippi Inc. was awarded a contract by the Mississippi Division of Medicaid for the Children's Health Insurance Program.

The terms of the three-year contract are effective Feb. 1, 2019. Services are expected to begin July 1, 2019, pending the completion of a readiness review.

Parent company Molina Healthcare Inc. expects the contract to add approximately $75 million to revenue annually.


Co-operators Group Ltd. announced that eligible group plan members can access therapist-guided, internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy through their extended healthcare coverage starting in January 2019.

The service will be included with coverage for psychologists or social workers.

Property and casualty

Cigna Corp. is broadening its My Secure Advantage financial wellness program to group insurance customers, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

The program includes "money coaching," identity theft protection and resolution services, as well as tools and resources for preparing wills and other important legal documents.


Aon PLC and Norton LifeLock developed a service that will help high-net-worth individuals protect themselves on the internet and safeguard their assets from cybercriminals.

The service will be available through an app that will help manage and respond to the client's cybersecurity risks while helping protect their devices, online privacy, identity and network connections. It is expected to launch in the spring of 2019.

Norton LifeLock is a Symantec Corp. brand.


The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. launched new credit and political risk insurance products designed to help corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms with international exposures manage their credit and political risks.

The political risk insurance policy helps corporations and private equity firms protect their investments and assets overseas from various political risks, such as expropriation, political violence, currency inconvertibility and breach of contract.

The credit insurance policy is designed for financial institutions engaged in trade and export finance to help manage their overall global exposure. Through this product, these financial institutions could obtain regulatory capital relief for the insured portion of their exposure.


Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has launched a financial and retirement services practice.

Jeff Leonard will lead the practice as North America financial and retirement services leader. He most recently held leadership roles with other financial advisory companies.


Voya Financial Inc.'s retirement business was selected to become the recordkeeper and service provider for the New York City Deferred Compensation Plan.


Brit Ltd. entered into an exclusive partnership with Schillings Critical Risk for a comprehensive kidnap-for-ransom offering.

Schillings Critical Risk is part of Schillings, an international issues and crisis law firm.


Integrity Insurance enhanced its mobile app to give auto insurance customers the option to request roadside assistance.

Policyholders will receive help with the most frequent types of roadside emergencies, including engine trouble, battery issues, running out of fuel, getting locked out of vehicles, having a flat tire and needing a tow to the nearest repair facility.