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Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:59:02 +0000
A policy committee in California Legislature has unanimously approved a pair of wildfire-inspired bills by Assemblyman Marc Levine requiring insurance companies to notify homeowners whether their policies are sufficient to rebuild or replace their home...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:56:29 +0000
Tesla Inc. is being probed by a California agency for occupational safety after a report that the electric carmaker failed to disclose serious injuries at a Fremont factory. The state’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration disclosed the inspec...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:24:44 +0000
The New York City Council has passed 11 bills designed to strengthen workplace sexual harassment protections. According to The Wall Street Journal, Democratic Council Speaker Corey Johnson says the legislation is designed to provide all New Yorkers “a ...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:47:41 +0000
The U.S. government on Tuesday proposed tightening rules governing the amount of prescription opioid painkillers that drugmakers can manufacture in a given year, in hopes of reining in the deadly opioid epidemic. The Drug Enforcement Administration’s p...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:17:57 +0000
New York City is officially banning open-door helicopter flights from taking off within the five boroughs in the wake of last month’s deadly copter crash. The Daily News reports the Economic Development Corporation plans to announce the new rule on …
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:07:51 +0000
A judge has ruled that a former Connecticut insurance broker convicted of swindling millions of dollars from several elderly clients won’t have to repay the money, as originally ordered. Galan Newton was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 2001 …
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:34 +0000
Jimcor Agency Inc., an independent managing general agent and insurance wholesaler, has hired Sarah Warner as a property and casualty underwriter for the Western Pennsylvania office located in Pittsburgh, Penn, and Stefan Santacroce as a brokerage spec...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:51:36 +0000
Italy’s Generali has agreed to sell its Belgian operations to Athora Holding Ltd. for approximately €540 million ($668.3 million) in cash. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018, subject to regulatory approvals. Generali Belg...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:38:47 +0000
Cigna Corp. confirmed that its proposed $54 billion acquisition of Express Scripts Holding Co. will be reviewed by the U.S. Department of Justice, which has raised the bar for approving deals that don’t combine direct competitors. The health insurer has …
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:33:26 +0000
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday appeared divided over whether to make it easier for companies to recoup profits lost due to the unauthorized use of their patented technology overseas in a dispute involving Schlumberger NV, the world’s largest oilfield …
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:21:53 +0000
Tesla Inc.’s ardent defense of its Autopilot system is getting heat from safety advocates who question a key data point the company has been citing to plead its case. Several times since an Autopilot-linked fatality last month, the electric-car maker …
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:12:24 +0000
Being on an airplane more than six miles in the air when an engine blows up and sends shrapnel through a window is an experience so scary that aviation lawyers say it’s not just the family of the woman killed …
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:47:32 +0000
Envelop Risk, a London-based cyber insurance analytics and underwriting firm, announced it has appointed Aritra (Ari) Chatterjee as chief underwriting officer. Chatterjee was formerly the lead cyber underwriter with Hannover Re (Bermuda), a line of bus...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:28:55 +0000
Ensurance UK Ltd., the niche construction and engineering managing general agent (MGA) and Lloyd’s coverholder, has launched a combined construction liability product, backed by Faraday Syndicate 435 at Lloyd’s. The new liability product extends Ensura...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:12:12 +0000
Complaints about financial services firms rose by 13 percent in the second half of last year, driven by an increase in grievances about the mis-selling of payment protection insurance after an ad campaign featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Complaints to ...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:03:13 +0000
A small town mayor from southern Spain is offering Gibraltar-based insurers a way to retain access to the European Union single market after Britain leaves the bloc next year. Juan Franco of La Linea on the southern tip of the …
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:41:40 +0000
Globalization has brought the most advanced trading networks the world has seen, with the biggest, fastest vessels, robot-operated ports and vast computer databases tracking cargoes. But it all still relies on millions and millions of paper documents. ...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:55:09 +0000
Randy Larsen has been promoted to president of Western Regions for AssuredPartners Inc. He is based in Kansas City, Missouri. Larsen started his career in 1986 in the banking industry at American National Bank in Scottsdale, Arizona. In 1998, after …
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:29:56 +0000
AssuredPartners, Inc. has announced two promotions at its company headquarters in Lake Mary, Fla. Steve Deal has been promoted to president of Eastern Regions, reporting to President and COO Tom Riley. Deal will work within the existing operational str...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:26:01 +0000
The North Carolina Department of Insurance has reached a settlement with the North Carolina Rate Bureau on homeowner insurance rates that will increase rates statewide by an average of 4.8 percent. The agreement between the two parties effectively ends...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:24:46 +0000
The National Weather Service confirms six tornadoes hit Mississippi on Saturday. Tornadoes were reported in Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Rankin and Winston counties. Surveyors say damage in Lowndes County was caused by a thunderstorm. The Lauderdale s...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:19:34 +0000
An insurance agency owner in Florida has been arrested after he admitted to stealing more than $60,000 in insurance premiums, according to a statement from the Florida Department of Financial Services (DFS). Michael Christopher Hensley, owner BOSC Insu...
Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:02:41 +0000
Great American Insurance Company and RPX Insurance Services, LLC (RPXIS), a wholly owned subsidiary of RPX Corporation, have entered into a limited binding authority agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, RPX Insurance Services, which specializes...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 18:07:24 +0000
More than a million San Francisco Bay Area residents would face extensive damage to their homes after a major earthquake on the Hayward fault, according to a new earthquake scenario developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS findings, which …
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:36:28 +0000
A mid-April storm that pushed across the U.S. created a tornado in North Carolina that killed a person, caused widespread power outages in North and South Carolina and caused flooding emergencies in West Virginia and Kentucky. In Mississippi, 80 people …
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:30:47 +0000
Survey teams with the National Weather Service have confirmed 11 tornadoes so far from the severe storms that hit Arkansas on Friday and Saturday. The NWS previously said it had confirmed nine tornadoes. The two strongest tornadoes were both rated …
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:26:04 +0000
Recent damage to underwater oil and electrical lines in the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan that’s blamed for an insulation fluid spill was caused by a tugboat dragging its anchor, Michigan’s attorney general announced. Attorney Genera...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:21:10 +0000
Federal officials say TRU Towing Auto, a New Orleans-based towing business, has breached a settlement it agreed to after being charged with workplace pregnancy discrimination. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed suit again...
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:12:08 +0000
Three people in Ohio have been charged with insurance fraud totaling more than $330,000, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio Kifiyun Daniels of Akron, and Jessie Banks of Barberton, and Jody Foster of Ravenna …
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:28:41 +0000
Cincinnati, Ohio-based Great American Insurance Group has promoted Ken W. Schneider to divisional senior vice president of its Specialty Equipment Services Division. Schneider will continue to oversee the division’s underwriting, product development an...