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!!!

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 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.