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Thu, 18 Oct 2018 15:13:39 +0000
When insurance experts are asked what they see as the most important emerging risk for the property/casualty insurance industry, their consensus is cyber in some form. While cyber obviously poses tremendous risks, some experts are also eyeing a variety...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:38:21 +0000
A federal judge has sided with an Anchorage, Alaska pilot who claimed a Homer-based air carrier fired him for reporting safety problems. Brian Bell had reported that Bald Mountain Air Service falsified safety records and had gaps in drug and …
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:35:30 +0000
California regulators have fined two utilities more than $13 million for violations of safety rules for incidents that caused injuries. The Public Utilities Commission hit Southern California Edison with an $8 million citation for a downed power line t...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:05:43 +0000
More than two-thirds (69 percent) of employees are tired at work, increasing the risk of injuries and incidents on the job, according to the National Safety Council. Many of these fatigued employees work in the construction, transportation, manufacturi...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:52:47 +0000
Employees at one of New Hampshire’s community mental health centers are getting trained to administer overdose reversal drugs. Harvard Pilgrim Health Care on Friday held a training session for employees at Riverbend Community Mental Health in Concord a...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:47:39 +0000
An Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her in the back seat and then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut, federal authorities said Tuesday. Harbir Parmar, …
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:41:43 +0000
The company operating Mo’s Seafood restaurants will pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit with 34 former employees who said they were underpaid. In the collective-action lawsuit filed against Mo’s Fisherman Exchange Inc. and owner Mohammed Manocheh in 201...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:36:20 +0000
Fresh off its announcement of Google becoming a minority investor, insurance agency technology provider Applied Systems announced it has acquired Dynamis Software Corp., a Milwaukee-based provider of employee benefits software. This acquisition expands...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:12:51 +0000
Third quarter profit more than doubled at Travelers Corp. due to higher premiums and investment income and lower catastrophe losses, the insurer reported. Net income came in at $709 million, up from $293 million for the third quarter last year. …
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 12:31:00 +0000
Liberty Mutual Insurance announced it is undertaking a strategic review of its London-based Pembroke Managing Agency Ltd., acquired through the lronshore purchase in May of 2017. The company has retained Evercore to serve as its adviser during the proc...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:36:34 +0000
British Prime Minister Theresa May signaled on Thursday she would consider extending a so-called transition period “for a matter of months” after Britain leaves the European Union, a move her critics say is a betrayal of Brexit. Less than six …
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 10:03:55 +0000
Global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm Gallagher announces the acquisition of Portmore Insurance Brokers Ltd. and Portmore Insurance Brokers (Wiltshire) Ltd. in the UK. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based i...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:45:07 +0000
RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. announced it currently estimates that the cost of claims from third quarter 2018 catastrophe events will have an estimated net negative impact of approximately $155 million on its third quarter 2018 results. The estimated lo...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:05:58 +0000
TigerRisk Partners LLC, the Stamford, Conn.-based insurance and reinsurance broker, announced it has appointed Jonathan Hughes as partner. Hughes will report to Alex Bridges, head of TigerRisk’s Retro Team, and will work in TigerRisk’s London office. H...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 08:34:49 +0000
Swiss Re AG said it will post relatively “large” losses from claims in the third quarter, as man-made disasters including the collapse of a bridge in Italy add to damage from storms. Natural disaster claims, mainly from Japan and North …
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:59:29 +0000
A rate decrease request for commercial property policies filed by Louisiana’s property insurer of last resort has been approved by the state’s insurance commissioner. Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon has approved Louisiana Citizens Property Insura...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:34:19 +0000
Texas Insurance Commissioner Kent Sullivan has declined to approve the request by the state’s property insurer of last resort for wind and hail along the Texas coast to increase maximum limits of liability for certain types of property. The Texas …
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:05:18 +0000
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Election 2018 The office of the insurance commissioner in Oklahoma is an elected position. The current commissioner, John D. Doak, is term limited and cannot run again; his successor will be determined in the general ele...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:00:49 +0000
The Trump Administration has rescinded the systemically risky – or “too big to fail” – designation for Prudential Financial that placed the financial services giant under extra regulatory scrutiny. The designation of Prudential as a systemically im...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:00:48 +0000
U.S. transportation safety officials are sounding the alarm on drug-impaired driving, calling for state and federal regulators to do more to tackle the growing problem as states grapple with prescription drug abuse and adopt a more permissive stance on...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:00:43 +0000
San Diego, Calif.-based Cavignac & Associates has named Jessica White a human resources risk advisor. White will provide advice to Cavignac & Associates’ clients to help them reduce the frequency and severity of their employee claims. She primarily int...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:00:16 +0000
As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Congress press for removing safety regulations in order to fast-track the introduction of highly automated vehicles, human factors/ergonomics experts are recommending requiring important testing...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 05:00:04 +0000
EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants has named Kevin Harnetiaux senior vice president and chief operating officer of EPIC’s Sacramento, Cailf. Region, including Gold River, Calif., and Reno, Nev. Harnetiaux joins from the State Fund of California, wh...
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:41:36 +0000
In an effort to keep the Florida assignment of benefits (AOB) crisis from further worsening in the state, Florida’s insurance industry, regulators and consumer advocates are on high alert for AOB activity in the wake of Hurricane Michael and working …
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:25:16 +0000
A judge has ordered a coal company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family to start making payments on a settlement. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Justice Low Seam Mining, Inc. was ordered Oct. 10 to pay roughly $478,000 to …
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:13:21 +0000
The Waccamaw River near the South Carolina coast has finally gone back into its banks after 29 days of flooding following Hurricane Florence. The National Weather Service says the river level at Conway dipped below the flood stage of 11 …
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:05:00 +0000
Haylie Byler and her husband were just beginning life in their new home when Hurricane Michael’s monstrous winds mowed down a dozen trees on their property, more than an hour’s drive inland from where the storm made landfall. They had …
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:17:39 +0000
A northern Illinois county has agreed to a $3 million settlement with the family of a pregnant woman who was killed in a crash at a rural intersection where a stop sign was missing. The May 2013 crash near the …
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 00:10:53 +0000
Fast-moving floodwaters destroyed a bridge, forced the evacuation of riverside homes and led to numerous water rescues in Central Texas on Tuesday after more than a foot of rain fell in recent days. The bridge crumbled as it was overrun …
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:00:57 +0000
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California has released a study that shows the impact of medical provider fraud on the system, and it finds that efforts by the state as well as local district attorneys and insurer special …