Month: March 2008

On a lighter note….

March 27th, 2008

Everyones seen funny claims stories before but if you need cheering up a little they all appear here!!! http://www.swapmeetdave.com/Humor/Insurance/Insurance.htm

Another Tragedy!!!

March 27th, 2008

An insurance company is refusing to pay the costs to repatriate the body of a man killing in a biking accident while on a 6 month holiday in South East Asia. The costs of repatriating the body come to over £3,000 and the grieving family cannot afford the money. When the news of the death… Read more »

Death in the Workplace- Sad but it happens

March 26th, 2008

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7313713.stm Death in the workplace. It happens daily, but makes the news rarely, how many people with this affect emotionally? How many people will it affect financially? The obvious – family – but also: work colleagues, some of whom may have been present Line managers and Directors who have legal responsibilities both can be hit… Read more »

Men pressured into DIY can cost!!!

March 25th, 2008

‘A recent study found that in a bid to impress their partners many men may be planning to attempt ambitious and potentially dangerous home improvement projects involving building, gas or electrical works. It revealed that a quarter of men have attempted electrical wiring at home, while almost a quarter of men have attempted to fit an… Read more »

An illegal Investment?

March 19th, 2008

‘Neighbours and Friends say they are nice old ladies and big-hearted grannies. But two women in California have been charged with taking out life insurance policies on homeless men and then killing them in a bid to net millions of dollars in claims, the Los Angeles Times reported Wednesday. Prosecutors allege that Hungarian-born Olga Rutterschmidt,… Read more »

Day one

March 19th, 2008

My first venture as a blogger ( not a very endearing term ) Watch this space for my ( hopefully slightly different ) views on the boring world of insurance.