UK life insurers pay 90 million pounds in COVID-19 claims: trade body

Insurers received 7,000 life insurance claims from families of people who died from COVID-19 and 83% have been paid so far, the ABI said in a statement. Every life insurance claim has been accepted, it said.

What to do if losing your job means losing life insurance

If you are interested in keeping the same policy, Holeman suggests talking to your HR team to see if you can convert it to an individual policy. You also may have the option to transfer your coverage to a new employer if it carries the same type of policy. Some insurers are extending porting and […]

Coronavirus: £90m insurance payout for COVID-19 death claims at pandemic’s peak

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Goa telecom policy bats for instant approval for mobile towers

The Goa Cabinet has approved the state Telecom Infrastructure policy which will enable single-window clearance for erection of mobile telephony towers and laying of telecom cables in the state. It will do away with the need for clearances from local elected bodies. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the policy would help create the much […]

Origami for Life: 20,000 paper birds help fund Covid-19 units at Belgium’s Hospital Erasme

Each bird was matched by a donation from companies including French energy firm Engie, raising 101,625 euros ($119,744) for two units for Covid-19 patients at the Erasmus hospital in Brussels. On the artist’s official website, he mentions the objective behind this initiative which is to fund a Covid-19 special care unit for Hospital Erasme per […]

‘The need is real and is strong’: Blood center to give $50 gift cards to plasma donors

The blood center is encouraging anyone who has recovered from COVID-19 to see if they are eligible to donate. Potential plasma donors can send an email to [email protected] to find out if they qualify or visit southtexasblood.org/covid19 for additional information.

‘For Life’ Creator Hank Steinberg Inks 5-Year Overall Deal With Sony Pictures TV, Taps WME Agent Joe Austin As SVP At His Channel Road Productions

Austin started in the William Morris Agency mailroom in 2008, before becoming an assistant in the Talent Department. After the merger with Endeavor, he transitioned over to WME’s global sales department, the agency’s financing and distribution arm, as coordinator and was promoted to agent in 2013. After the department was folded into Endeavor Content in […]

TikTok monitored device data in violation of Google policies: Report

San Francisco: TikTok secretly collected device data for months via its Android app using a technique that Google prohibits developers from using without consent of users, The Wall Street Journal reported. Although the practice came to an end in November, the finding could add to the woes of the short video-sharing platform which is facing […]

PM Modi says National Education Policy will lay foundation of 21st century India

“The only reason there is no proper dignity of labour in the country is because the education system is disconnected from this segment. Under NEP, students can meet these individuals, be it a farmer or a rural worker and understand the contribution made by such workers to the country,” said PM Modi.

Cheaper insurance for 10,000 flood-prone homes in Wales

“You fill in a form and say what your postcode is and they say ‘well you’re red flagged, you’re on a water course’ – and we say ‘yes, but we’ve just spent £1.3m on a flood defence scheme’.”