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Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:54:41 +0000
The unregulated compound found in more than 80 drinking water wells near a chemical company’s manufacturing facility in North Carolina has been found in a food product for the first time. Tests found honey collected by a farmer about 2 …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:46:22 +0000
The Oklahoma Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) announced that Executive Director Kim Bailey has resigned and Administrative Law Judge Patricia Sommer has been appointed to lead the agency in the interim. Bailey will be leaving her position to acce...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:38:30 +0000
Austin, Texas-based Capson Physicians Insurance Co. announced it is providing in-house attorneys, rather than adjusters, to help facilitate claims for insureds. According to Capson Physicians Insurance President and Founder Maury Magids, when a medical...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:31:40 +0000
A.M. Best has revised the outlooks to positive from stable and affirmed the Financial Strength Rating A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating “a-” of Des Moines, Iowa-based Petroleum Marketers Management Insurance Co. (PMMIC). The ratings...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:29:33 +0000
A central Illinois jury has awarded $5.2 million to a nurse who claims she was fired from a nursing home after reporting alleged abuse. The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports Katrina Wesemann worked as a licensed practical nurse at a Dwight facility …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:29:02 +0000
Pioneer Underwriters has appointed Kellie Reese as an underwriter in its recently launched E&S Property operation. She will report to Dave Phillips, based in Alpharetta, Ga. Reese has almost 30 years of experience as a property underwriter. Latterly wi...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:26:38 +0000
Authorities say one person is dead after a pressurized tank apparently exploded at a commercial building on Detroit’s east side. Detroit police Capt. Mark Thornton says two people were at the building Monday night when one of them left to …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:24:16 +0000
The Houston Chronicle reports that several school districts, cities and other government agencies are still waiting for a Texas insurer to pay nearly $60 million in claims from Hurricane Ike, adding to more insurance worries in the wake of Hurricane …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:06:29 +0000
Most of the area within the massive Thomas fire in Southern California is at high or extreme wildfire risk, according to a Verisk report on Wednesday. The fire encompasses more than 230,500 acres, and while containment on the wildfires in …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:04:37 +0000
The aging U.S. population will create unprecedented demand for the senior living industry for decades to come and that opens the door for agents and brokers to grow their business in this sector. But understanding the changing landscape in the …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:18:32 +0000
The Hartford has announced that Stephanie Bush, who has led small commercial since July 2014, will expand her responsibilities to include oversight for personal lines. She replaces Ray Sprague, who is retiring after a 30-year career with The Hartford. ...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:05:17 +0000
The Nevada Seismological Laboratory confirmed a series of small earthquakes rattling north Reno, Nev. Some 32 small earthquakes were reported being felt since Nov. 28. The largest detected had a magnitude of 1.9. Officials say there is a slight increase …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:55:52 +0000
Colorado’s largest city is reviewing the first application from a business seeking to be among the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs, a step that comes more than a year after voters approved a bring-your-own pot measure. Dan Rowland, a spokesman …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:51:20 +0000
After achieving increased containment on one of the biggest wildfires in California history, officials warned that communities remain at risk and the threat could increase as unpredictable winds whip up again. Red Flag warnings for fire danger due to S...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:29:48 +0000
Ever wondered what your shopping habits say about your driving? Britain’s big supermarkets have. The two biggest, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, are offering discounts on financial products such as car insurance based on the predictability of people’s shopping...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:13:36 +0000
Bretton Woods International (BWI), the specialist insurance broker and managing general agent, has received a license to operate in the UK as an independent broker and, at the same time, is now registered as a Lloyd’s broker. London-based BWI was …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:25:23 +0000
Plum Underwriting, the specialist home insurance managing general agent in the UK market, has opened an underwriting and service center as part of its strategy to support continued growth. The center, located in Basildon, England, brings together under...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:04:13 +0000
Of the 14 property/casualty impairments identified for 2016, 11 were members of the Tower Group, with the remaining three composed of two medical professional liability risk retention groups and a commercial lines reinsurer, according to a new A.M. Bes...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:09:50 +0000
Alliant’s ongoing growth campaign in the Eastern U.S. is continuing with the addition of Senior Vice President Devin E. Blazier. The New Jersey-based industry veteran has joined the company’s Alliant Americas division with technical expertise in profes...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:06:16 +0000
Financial Services Superintendent Maria T. Vullo has announced the 10 appointees who will serve on the newly formed Department of Financial Services (DFS) State Insurance Advisory Board. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation to create the board e...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:03:26 +0000
Liberty Specialty Markets said it planned to redomicile its UK insurance company to Luxembourg, as a result of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Below are insurers’ plans for EU subsidiaries (in alphabetical order) in case Britain does not …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 12:32:57 +0000
CNA has appointed Tom Allen as vice president of its Boston, Mass., branch, effective January 2, 2018. In this role, Allen will be responsible for leading the branch in cultivating deeper relationships with producers and accelerating CNA’s market prese...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:56:35 +0000
Brit Ltd., the London-based specialty insurer and reinsurer, has launched a Bermuda-domiciled collateralized reinsurance platform, Sussex Capital. Sussex Capital, through Sussex Re, a newly established Bermuda-domiciled special purpose insurer, will wr...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:11:34 +0000
Allied World Assurance Co. Holdings has launched a professional liability policy, offering coverage specifically designed to address the risks of health care consultants and companies that provide consulting services to healthcare facilities. This comp...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:56:56 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Co. (BHSI) announced it has introduced Financial Institution Professional Indemnity (FIPI) insurance in Asia. “Financial institutions are seeing an increase in both the frequency and severity of professional indem...
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:41:46 +0000
Although the 2017-18 citrus harvest has barely begun, growers are already planning for the 2018-19 season, and they have critical decisions to make in the coming months that will affect next season’s crop and perhaps others in years to come. …
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:32:37 +0000
Authorities say five people were injured by a sudden fire sparked by leaking gas at a Catholic school on the Alabama coast. News outlets report the flames erupted Saturday inside a kitchen at St. Vincent de Paul School in Mobile. …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:56:16 +0000
American International Group, Inc. has launched a new cyber benchmarking model that quantifies and scores client cyber risk. The AIG model evaluates a client’s cyber security maturity against 10 common attack patterns across 11 commonly used technology...
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:34:39 +0000
The Arkansas State Medical Board has approved draft regulations aimed at reducing opioid abuse. The board unanimously voted in favor of the regulations on Dec. 7. The requirements are based on guidelines issued last year by the federal Centers for …
Tue, 12 Dec 2017 17:18:26 +0000
The Ohio Department of Insurance reported that five people were recently sentenced for insurance-related crimes following investigations by the department. Clermont County/Shandell Thomas and Aaron Thomas In October, Shandell Thomas, of Cincinnati, was...