Morning Briefing: New York, New Jersey suffers multiple explosions

Morning Briefing: New York, New Jersey suffers multiple explosions

Morning Briefing: New York, New Jersey suffers multiple explosions New York, New Jersey suffers multiple explosions
A series of explosions has shaken New York and New Jersey over the weekend and law enforcement agencies are trying to ascertain who is responsible.

Twenty-nine people were injured Saturday when a bomb exploded in Manhattan and there was also an explosion designed to disrupt a Marine Corp charity run in Jersey.

The latest incident happened in the early hours of Monday morning when a bomb in a suspicious backpack at a New Jersey train station exploded while a bomb squad attempted to make it safe. It followed a pipe bomb left at a train station at Elizabeth.

Five people have been arrested in connection with the Manhattan bomb and police say it is likely the attacks are linked although no evidence suggests that they are connected to international terrorism.
Top 5 global health insurers revealed
The top five leading vendors in the global health insurance market have been revealed together with four others that are set to have a significant impact on the market in the years ahead.

Research firm Technavio says that insurers are trying to move into new markets and offer new or higher-priced products amid a massive pricing cycle.

In the health insurance market, technologies are creating innovation in a mature market; while insurers are entering new markets where poor healthcare is generally government-provided.

For the forecast period 2016 to 2020 the top five health insurance vendors are: Zurich, United Healthcare, Aviva, AXA and Allianz.

Those vendors that Technavio predicts will be increasingly prominent in the health insurance sector are: Aetna, AIA Insurance Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Kaiser Foundation.
Chubb helps clean tech firms recover ‘green’ following loss
A new suite of products from Chubb will help clean technology firms recover ‘green’ following a property loss.
"Chubb's Clean Tech Sustainability Suite responds directly to the priorities of today's clean tech companies,"
said Christi Edwards, North America Clean Tech Segment Leader for Chubb. "This suite of insurance coverages provides protection for property and business income related to research and development as clean tech companies develop new products and services that contribute to environmental sustainability. In addition, it helps these companies further demonstrate their environmental sensibilities by rebuilding 'green' if their facilities are damaged in a covered loss." 

A team of dedicated underwriters are working alongside the Clean Tech Sustainability Suite to protect research and development property and business income, help repair buildings to minimum SEED requirements, and clean up pollutants while in transit or outside a covered building.