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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:47:31 +0000
A new analysis offers a preliminary look at Utilization Review and Independent Medical Review outcomes involving pharmaceutical requests for California injured workers since the state implemented a workers’ compensation formulary in January. The analys...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:22:46 +0000
Technical and supply-chain issues with equipment made by Chinese firm Huawei have exposed Britain’s telecom networks to new security risks, a government report said on Thursday. The assessment, made in a report signed off by Britain’s GCHQ spy agency, ...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46:56 +0000
Fire has left homeless hundreds of residents of a suburban Chicago condominium complex. About 150 firefighters from 50 departments near Prospect Heights battled the fire, which Prospect Heights Fire Chief Drew Smith said began about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:42:39 +0000
Texas-based independent insurance brokerage firm, RHSB, has added Mike Baker as assistant vice president. He will be a part of the growing Commercial Property & Casualty sales practice. Baker has over a decade of experience assisting commercial clients...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:36:35 +0000
Central Oklahoma authorities say three people have been injured in an explosion and fire at a saltwater disposal well. Kingfisher County emergency management officials say the explosion occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday at a saltwater disposal we...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:34:57 +0000
An Ohio chemical manufacturing plant has exploded and caught fire, prompting authorities to evacuate a large area around it. Emerald Performance Materials says it evacuated the plant in Akron and notified the fire department after the Wednesday afterno...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:29:48 +0000
An Arkansas panel has given final approval to regulations that will require doctors who prescribe high doses of opioid pain medication to follow guidelines meant to limit potential abuse, including exploring alternative treatments and limiting prescrip...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:46:34 +0000
Organizers of an Alaska cannabis festival who allowed adult participants to consume pot in public are facing an investigation and possible fine. The director of the Alaska Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office will recommend a penalty for Alaska Hempfes...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:44:31 +0000
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that a trial judge shouldn’t have reduced a jury’s award to a man whose leg was severed by a garbage truck in downtown Portland. In reinstating the award, the Appeals Court said the …
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:42:09 +0000
A Montana jury has awarded $300,000 to a mother who claimed a Billings youth treatment center failed to protect her son from being sexually abused by other residents. The Billings Gazette reports the jury awarded the damages Wednesday on claims …
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 14:28:34 +0000
Ridesharing company Lyft said Wednesday that it’s beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be in the United States illegally. The company’s “enhanced detection processes” will apply to new applicants and existing d...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:10:43 +0000
An insurance salesman convicted of stealing a client’s inheritance is now headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say Patrick McCullagh received a three-year sentence Wednesday. The 70-year-old Georgetown, Kentucky, man must also pay $98,067 in restituti...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:05:36 +0000
Officials in Maryland say 12 construction workers were taken to a hospital after they were sickened by carbon monoxide at a work site. Anne Arundel County Fire Department officials say firefighters were called to the Navy Federal Credit Union in …
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:00:14 +0000
Core Assurance Partners, a financial services company headquartered in Hampton Roads, Va., has acquired E. L. Creech & Co. Inc., a fourth-generation, family-owned property and casualty firm based in Virginia Beach, Va., where it will maintain its offic...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:50:33 +0000
A U.S. judge threw out New York’s lawsuit seeking to hold five of the world’s biggest oil companies financially responsible for contributing to climate change. U.S. District Judge John Keenan dismissed the city’s claims against Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevr...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:59:07 +0000
It’s not just hedge funds that have noticed the cobalt boom — thieves have too. About 112 metric tons of cobalt was stolen from a warehouse in Rotterdam run by Vollers Group Gmbh earlier this month, according to a statement …
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:54:25 +0000
The U.S. government on Thursday asked power generators to disclose more information about cyber attacks amid growing concern that foreign hackers could disrupt the electric grid. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), an energy industry regul...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:37:03 +0000
Pouring through four decades of satellite data, climate scientists have concluded for the first time that humans are pushing seasonal temperatures out of balance—shifting what one researcher called the very “march of the seasons themselves.” Ever-min...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 10:11:10 +0000
Markel Corp. announced it has been granted a license by the German federal financial supervisory authority, BaFin, to establish an insurance company in Germany. Following Brexit, the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, Markel Insurance SE (M...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:59:37 +0000
Xceedance decided to jump on the blockchain bandwagon late last year – but rather than building its own platform, it invested in ChainThat, a specialist provider of blockchain solutions for the insurance and reinsurance industry. ChainThat made a sim...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:02:18 +0000
AXIS Insurance, a business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd., announced the promotion of Brad Randell to head of Canada Insurance, and chief agent, Canada, subject to review and/or approval of various Canadian regulatory entities. Randell will over...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 05:00:59 +0000
Two pharmaceutical companies say the real culprits in the opioids epidemic are illegal dealers of the painkillers and want them to be on the hook financially for any damages potentially assessed against drugmakers. Endo International Plc and Mallinckro...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 05:00:52 +0000
Wells Fargo & Co. is issuing refunds for monthly fees it charged on so-called add-on products that customers may not have fully understood. “We are reviewing add-on products sold to consumers by the bank or its service providers and if …
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 05:00:37 +0000
Cybersecurity is the top directors and officers (D&O) liability concern for organizations today, while claims brought by employees, including claims for harassment or discrimination, and regulatory enforcement risks are also critical D&O exposures. Acc...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 05:00:19 +0000
More than 10 percent of America’s coal miners with 25 or more years of experience have black lung disease, the highest rate recorded in roughly two decades, according to a government study released on Thursday that showed cases concentrated heavily …
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 05:00:03 +0000
MBIA Inc.’s National Public Finance Guarantee is urging Puerto Rico’s federal board to consider putting a receiver in charge of the island’s bankrupt power utility after the electricity provider lost two chief executive officers last week amid an uproa...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:41:41 +0000
The company’s website claimed its product would “enable patients to stay in the workplace, enjoy interaction with family and friends and remain a member of society.” But Kentucky’s Attorney General is more interested in what the company did not say: …
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:34:03 +0000
A fire caused heavy damage at a North Carolina scrap metal yard, forced evacuations from a nearby neighborhood and cut electricity to around 1,400 customers. Officials in Salisbury said in a statement the fire erupted Wednesday at Holmes Iron and …
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:15:22 +0000
Brooks Insurance Agency, a multi-line wholesaler and broker, has hired Robert Sammons as vice president and broker. In his new role, Sammons will be responsible for wholesale brokering and servicing small- and medium- sized retail agencies and brokers ...
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 01:23:12 +0000
An insurance company refused to pay $300,000 in a head-on crash that killed a Michigan man and his mother after a doctor came up with a key conclusion: Robert Krugman likely drifted out of his lane because of a heart …