Property and casualty
XL Catlin's North America marine insurance business will provide coverage for marine contractors in the U.S. The company's global marine business provides insurance for clients with special coverage needs for their marine exposures, including inland marine, ocean cargo, blue and brown water hull, protection and indemnity, and excess and primary marine liabilities. XL Catlin is the global brand used by XL Group Ltd.'s insurance and reinsurance companies.
Community Bankers of Iowa has selected Travelers Cos. Inc. as its preferred vendor, allowing its member banks access to the insurer's property, casualty and specialty insurance products.
Waymo LLC, the driverless car unit of Alphabet Inc., has teamed up with insurance startup Trov Inc. to provide coverage for passengers when it launches a commercial ridehailing service in Phoenix in 2018. The coverage will be underwritten by a nonadmitted affiliate of Munich Re and will include several protections for passengers for the duration of each trip including lost property, trip interruption benefits, and medical expense reimbursement. Trov is an insurance broker and its on-demand insurance platform allows people to turn protection on for individual items that they own, and pay for just the protection they need.
Life and health
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has received approval from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to expand its service area to seven additional Wisconsin counties where it will offer health care coverage for individuals and families enrolled in BadgerCare Plus and Medicaid Supplemental Security Income. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield is the trade name of Compcare Health Services Insurance Corp., an independent licensee of the BlueCross and BlueShield Association.