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Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:06:30 +0000
The American Property Casualty Insurance Association testified today in opposition to draft regulations they say could eliminate many affinity group insurance discount programs during a pre-notice workshop held by the California Department of Insurance...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:57:36 +0000
A pair of California men have been charged with multiple felonies in a reported $20 million kickback scheme involving worker’s compensation. Bradley Dean Groscost, 59, of Westminster, and Felix Koltsov, 57, of Beverly Hills, self-surrendered last week ...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:46:40 +0000
A powerful magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck in the sea in the western Caribbean on Tuesday, sending workers into the streets and triggering evacuations as buildings shook across the Cayman Islands, in Jamaica, and in downtown Miami. The epicenter of the …
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 21:37:13 +0000
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is at the forefront of shaping how state insurance regulators all over the U.S. will deal with the legal cannabis market. Lara is not only the chief insurance regulator of the nation’s largest cannabis mar...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:43:08 +0000
A tornado caused some minor damage to homes in Manzanita, Ore., on Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service confirmed. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Tillamook County Emergency Manager Gordon McCraw said the county got reports a little aft...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:41:11 +0000
Hawaii lawmakers have proposed initiatives to help reduce the number of traffic-related fatalities after transportation officials confirmed more than 100 deaths in the last year. Those initiatives include installing traffic cameras to capture drivers r...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:46:23 +0000
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has detailed breakdowns for the 72,675 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2019. The FY 2019 data show that retaliation continued to be the most frequently filed char...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:04:53 +0000
The helicopter carrying retired basketball star Kobe Bryant and eight others had been cleared to operate in deteriorating weather but not the dense clouds into which it apparently flew shortly before crashing, according to investigators and flight data...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 14:02:22 +0000
Houston’s mayor and others say they will work to provide assistance to residents whose homes were damaged after a massive explosion at a warehouse that killed two workers and injured 20 others. Mayor Sylvester Turner on Saturday walked through the …
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:55:57 +0000
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Bianca Willauer as head Property & Specialty Lines, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective Feb. 1, 2020. In this role, Willauer will be responsible for the development and underwriting performance of...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:38:40 +0000
There is an even balance in the share of U.S. businesses reporting decreases and increases in employment for the first time in a decade, a survey showed on Monday, the latest suggestion that the labor market has likely peaked and …
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:28:57 +0000
Oil giant Total SA is being sued by 14 local governments and a handful of non-governmental organizations in France for not doing enough to reduce its carbon emissions and fight global warming. The legal challenge is the latest sign that …
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:28:22 +0000
A former Maine resident is becoming the first woman in the state to join a national effort to force hotel and motel owners to compensate victims of sex trafficking. The woman, identified in court documents by the initials R.T., said …
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:13:46 +0000
A Virginia woman has sued a humane society that she says didn’t properly restrain a caged dog that bit her finger. Marie A. Franco-Wisnewski, 55, of Portsmouth, is seeking $240,000 in damages, plus costs and interests, from the Portsmouth Humane …
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:43:55 +0000
Risk Strategies, a Boston, Mass.-based, privately held national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has promoted Tracy Hoffman and Matthew Smith as executive vice presidents of its National Health Care Practice. Previously, both Hoffman and S...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:40:13 +0000
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) has appointed Jim Romanelli, senior vice president and New York City branch manager at CNA, as chair of the IICF Northeast Division’s board of directors. Romanelli began his tenure at CNA more than ni...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:37:04 +0000
Britain leaves the European Union at 2300 GMT on Friday but has yet to negotiate a deal on future trading relations with the bloc. The EU is Britain’s biggest market for financial services, worth about 26 billion pounds ($34.2 billion) …
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:57:05 +0000
Indonesian authorities are weighing the induction of a strategic investor into a unit of the nation’s oldest insurer that’s on the brink of collapse after alleged fund mismanagement left a $2 billion hole in its books. PT Asuransi Jiwasraya has …
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:29:37 +0000
Apple Inc.’s China-centric manufacturing base is at risk of disruption after the Lunar New Year holiday as the company’s partners confront the coronavirus outbreak that has gripped the country and caused more than 100 deaths. Virtually all of the world...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:49:52 +0000
First Acceptance Corp., a specialty auto insurance carrier with retail locations in 15 states, and Greenwood, Indiana-based Insurance Brokers Inc. (IBI) have made Acceptance auto insurance available to Indiana independent agents through the IBI agency ...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:29:16 +0000
Madison, Wisconsin-based American Family Insurance and its group of companies are raising their minimum hourly wage to $20 per hour. This rate increase, implemented with the intent to attract and retain talent and create a positive impact on employees ...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:23:53 +0000
The city of Bettendorf, Iowa, has been awarded a $2.2 million federal grant that, coupled with state and city contributions, will make $2.95 million available to buy out up to 22 homeowners in the flood plain along Duck Creek near …
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:20:11 +0000
Two construction workers, participating in the renovation of Bryant-Denny Stadium at the University of Alabama, were injured Saturday when beams fell on a piece of equipment they were operating. Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue spokeswoman Holly Whigham told new...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:19:57 +0000
Three people were missing after two barge towing vessels collided Sunday on the Mississippi River in an accident that also may have released a small amount of toxic vapor into the air, the Coast Guard said. The Coast Guard said …
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:15:26 +0000
A southeastern Michigan hospital system said that a now-fired employee accessed and shared what was supposed to be protected personal and health information of more than 1,000 patients with someone affiliated with a personal injury lawyer. Beaumont Hea...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:08:19 +0000
The Texas Department of Insurance has reminded carriers that provide personal auto insurance in the state about the need to comply with new temporary vehicle coverage provisions contained in House Bill 3420. HB 3420, passed by the Legislature last year, …
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:04:31 +0000
Kentucky’s Department of Agriculture will continue operating its hemp program as a research pilot program for another year before transitioning to a commercial program, the agency said. Congress gave state agriculture departments the option to continue...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:00:35 +0000
Attorneys general from nine states urged a federal judge to toss out Google’s $13 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit blaming its Street View mapping technology for a massive violation of consumer privacy. The proposed accord in a debacle that …
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:00:25 +0000
Alera Group has acquired Muench Financial Inc. in Seattle, Wash. Muench Financial joins Alera Group through Wilson Albers. The Muench Financial team will operate out of Alera Group’s Seattle office. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Muench Financia...
Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:00:06 +0000
Johnson & Johnson Chief Executive Alex Gorsky on Monday faced questions from plaintiffs lawyers over the timing of his sale of company stock, as he testified for the first time in a jury trial over allegations that the company’s Baby …