All-risk insurance of residential buildings and contents – a marketing gimmick?

– Why everything is never insured against every conceivable risk –   When an insurer describes its product as “all-risk insurance”, this sometimes resembles the advertising promise of “guarantee certificates”: A close examination of the policy terms and conditions may reveal it to be “marketing cheese with massive holes” in the insurance coverage   Coverage […]

Independent experts and legal advisors to safeguard the enforcement of the law

– What insurance customers should pay particular attention to in the event of a claim? –   The European Court of Human Rights ruled (judgment of 02.02.2016, ref. 7186/09) that a technically incorrect calculation method discriminatorily understates the disability pension. Due to an incorrect approach, the degree of disability had been reduced from 50% to […]

Corona pandemic: Continued dispute over plant closure insurance

The refusal of insurers to provide benefits due to corona-related plant closures continues to make big waves. Voluntary settlement offers for business closure insurance are being critically reviewed, and complaints from businesses are being investigated. The first litigation financiers appear on the scene.   The restaurants may (soon) open again. However, not a day goes […]

Training liability in insurance, capital investment and bank sales

Why training and sales managers are personally liable in private health insurance sales. An analysis by attorney Dr. Johannes Fiala and mathematician Peter A. Schramm.   Landauf Landab insurance brokers, independent financial service providers and bank advisors complain that at sales events held by trainers, they actually only experience positive product features through colourful pictures, […]