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Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:26:03 +0000
More than 15,400 independent medical reviews a month are issued in California’s worker’s compensation system, according to a new report from the Department of Industrial Relations. The DIR this week issued a progress report on the its independent medic...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:17:48 +0000
Specialty insurer Markel Corp. announced that Alan I. Kirshner, the company’s executive chairman and chairman of the board, will retire as a director and officer of the company in May, 2020. Kirshner has been with Markel for 60 years, serving …
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 20:50:03 +0000
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara on Wednesday issued an emergency notice to all property/casualty insurers doing business in California requesting they expedite claims handling for wildfire survivors to help them begin the recovery and re...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:45:20 +0000
When the board of directors of Texas’ property insurer of last resort for wind and hail along the Texas coast meets in December, its members will be considering a 5% rate increase recommended by the organization’s actuarial and underwriting committee. …
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:31:35 +0000
AXA XL Insurance launched Cube, a risk innovation incubator, a six-week program designed to enable risk managers to work alongside AXA XL risk and innovation experts to develop innovative risk management solutions for their most complex risks. The prog...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:26:49 +0000
Many of Louisiana’s state government websites and email systems were shut down because of what the governor’s office is describing as an attempted ransomware attack. The problem Monday disrupted business operations and online services across state agen...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:23:05 +0000
A crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota has turned out to have affected almost 10 times the amount of land as first reported, a state regulator said. North Dakota environmental scientist Bill Suess said the …
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:16:09 +0000
The longtime vice chairman of an insurance pool for Iowa municipalities will not seek re-election, following scrutiny of its travel and his arrest for domestic violence. Gary Mahannah said earlier this year he would seek another four-year board term on …
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:11:36 +0000
AM Best has revised the outlooks to negative from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating of A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings of “a-” of Slavonic Mutual Fire Insurance Association and its wholly owned subsidiary, Slavoni...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:10:49 +0000
AgencyZoom, a Columbus, Ohio-based sales analytics and automation platform for insurance agents, has hired Katherine Ternes as vice president of Sales Ternes time as a legislative aide and her experience within insurtech start-ups brings a unique combi...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 17:00:16 +0000
Specialty insurer Tokio Marine HCC announced that Jeremy Barnett and Phelim Browne have been named co-global marketing leaders, effective Oct. 1, 2019, reporting to Thomas Harmeyer, executive vice president. Barnett, based in Los Angeles, joined Tokio ...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:46:37 +0000
Legislation to renew the federal terrorism reinsurance program advanced another step today when it was passed by the Senate Banking Committee. The Senate legislation (S.2877) is identical to the bill (H.R. 4634) that passed the House earlier this week ...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:42:59 +0000
A businessman accused of insurance fraud and exploitation of his construction workers has pleaded guilty as his trial was about to start in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Department of Commerce reported that Ricardo Ernesto Batres, 47, pleaded guilty in He...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:30:46 +0000
An Australian judge will rule this week whether Johnson & Johnson hid the risks of its vaginal-mesh products and damaged the organs of women, in the latest ruling in worldwide litigation against the U.S. company over the devices. Justice Anna …
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 16:26:12 +0000
U.K. insurer Aviva Plc’s reorganization into five units will make it easier for investors to understand the company and foster a “culture of accountability,” according to Chief Executive Officer Maurice Tulloch. Tulloch, who took over the helm of the $...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:54:16 +0000
Four consumer and safety organizations—AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power and the National Safety Council—are urging all organizations, automakers and the media to adopt standardized naming for advanced driver assistance technology in an effort to r...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:52:49 +0000
Vouch Insurance this week announced a $45 million Series B investment round led by Y Combinator Continuity. Vouch also announced its launch in California, which the firm said represents 50 percent of the business insurance market and is the center …
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:44:41 +0000
Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has added Corey Dunn to its employee benefits group as assistant vice president. Dunn is based in Denver, Colo., and will work with a range of organizations delivering benefits solutions. Dunn was previously an employee ...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:28:01 +0000
Lloyd’s of London announced a new campaign to encourage more people to speak up against “unacceptable behavior”. The campaign is part of a program of measures put in place to “accelerate progress towards a culture of integrity, respect and inclusion” …
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:12:48 +0000
The world’s largest mining trade group said on Monday it has concerns with standards being considered for global tailings dam safety, especially how the new rules will apply to new and existing facilities. An independent panel backed by the Internation...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 15:00:04 +0000
Global insurance broker Aon has agreed to acquire CoverWallet, a leading digital insurance platform for small and medium-sized businesses. The acquisition provides Aon with additional access to what it sees as a fast-growing, $200+ billion premium glob...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:53:03 +0000
Hub International Limited, a global insurance brokerage, has acquired a brokerage services and investment advisory book of business from William Peragine III and John Biondo, previously dba together as The JW Retirement Group. Terms of the transaction ...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:49:56 +0000
Distinguished Programs, a national insurance program manager headquartered in New York, N.Y., has promoted Mark Kissick to chief sales officer. Kissick, who will now oversee all sales and marketing activities for the company, most recently served as pr...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:29:35 +0000
Juul Labs Inc. is being sued by New York for allegedly trampling state marketing laws by targeting teenagers in advertisements for e-cigarettes and misleading statements about nicotine content in vaping products, among other things, the state’s top law...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 14:00:13 +0000
Business software provider Salesforce.com Inc. said on Tuesday it would use artificial intelligence (AI) technology from Amazon.com Inc.’s cloud computing unit to improve customer service apps. Salesforce makes software systems that businesses use to h...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 06:53:38 +0000
Next Insurance, a digital insurtech company focused on small business insurance, has appointed today former Fitbit executive Melanie Chase as chief marketing officer and former Yelp executive Effi Fuks Leichtag as chief product officer. Next Insurance ...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 06:52:45 +0000
PG&E Corp. says it has found suspicious monetary claims by victims of California’s wildfires, including one from a man who says a 500-pound (227-kilogram) emerald worth $280 million was destroyed at his home a year ago in the most destructive …
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 06:00:09 +0000
A U.S. safety agency on Tuesday faulted Uber for inadequate attention to safety and decisions in the company’s autonomous vehicle development in an investigation into the first-ever death involving a self-driving vehicle, which also cited the vehicle’s...
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 05:31:33 +0000
Florida officials are rolling out a new online dashboard that allows the public to get a snapshot of water quality in the state’s major lakes and waterways. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced the new website, protectingfloridatogether.gov , during a visit to …
Wed, 20 Nov 2019 05:29:52 +0000
A woman is suing a Mississippi police department where she was the sole female officer. News outlets report Tiffany McClure sued the city of Lumberton for discrimination on Wednesday, saying she was fired last year as a result of her …