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Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:14:38 +0000
The California Workers’ Compensation Institute, the California Chamber of Commerce and the California Coalition of Workers’ Compensation have filed a joint amicus brief in Stevens v. WCAB, the long-running court case that challenged the constitutionali...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:50:40 +0000
John Wine, current assistant commissioner at the Kansas Insurance Department (KID), has been named securities commissioner within the department, and Clark Shultz has been tapped as Wine’s successor as assistant commissioner. The administrative changes...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:35:53 +0000
Watkins Insurance Group announced it is expanding to Georgetown, Texas, and plans to build a new location in the city’s historic downtown. The new building, to be located at 815 South Main Street, will be a two-story development that will …
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:26:51 +0000
Austin-based workers’ compensation insurance provider Texas Mutual Insurance Co. has promoted Amy Green-Hinojosa to vice president of the project management office and Nathan Scott to vice president of investments. Green-Hinojosa joined Texas Mutual in...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:26:17 +0000
Data collected by the Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) shows that insurance premium amounts recorded in May 2017 are higher than totals recorded in May of 2016 or 2015. The information was presented at the second-quarter SLTX board …
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:14:57 +0000
Partners Specialty Group Inc., an AmWINS Group Co., has added Michael Coelho to its property team. He is based in Kansas City, Mo. With almost 30 years of experience in the insurance industry, Coelho specializes in protection for challenging property ...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:11:25 +0000
Missouri on June 21 became the third U.S. state to accuse major drug manufacturers of fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of opioid painkillers now at the center of a national addiction epidemic. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley said his office...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:04:09 +0000
Zenefits is in trouble with another government regulator. San Francisco, Calif.-based Zenefits FTW Insurance Services violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by misclassifying 743 account executives and sales development representatives in San Francisco,...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:51:18 +0000
A California state judge said that San Francisco can demand from Uber records containing the ridesharing company’s driver contact information, the city attorney said. San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera last month sought a court order compelling...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:47:27 +0000
United Valley has added Goodwin Insurance Agency Inc. of Redlands, Calif. and RBP Insurance Services Inc. of Valencia, Calif. to its network. Goodwin Insurance, which was founded in 2004 by agency owners Glenn Goodwin, Nick Goodwin and Holly Grimm, pro...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:35:37 +0000
One would expect to see high levels of satisfaction between an independent agency and its top carrier, but that isn’t always the case. Peeling back the layers usually reveals fertile ground for improvement and shows the path to higher performance …
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:23:38 +0000
A Massachusetts man who worked as a financial manager for a Maine boatyard has admitted to embezzling over $700,000 from the company. The Portland Press Herald reports 50-year-old Steven Nygren, of Salem, Mass., pleaded guilty to bank fraud, credit ca...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:17:35 +0000
A bill that would repeal and replace the recreational marijuana law approved by Massachusetts voters in November cleared the House late Wednesday. Critics who lashed out at the proposal accused lawmakers of ignoring the will of the electorate and taking …
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:12:26 +0000
JLT Re, the global provider of reinsurance broking and consultancy, has appointed Deanna Williams as a partner in JLT Re’s Bermuda operation. She will report to Charles Withers-Clarke, partner, JLT Re in Bermuda, who said that Williams will focus on …
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:09:17 +0000
Beecher Carlson Insurance Services LLC (Beecher Carlson), a specialized large account insurance broker, has expanded the northeast operations of its energy practice. Sara Kane has been appointed senior vice president. She will be responsible for develo...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:02:11 +0000
XL Catlin’s excess and surplus (E&S) insurance team has promoted Caitlin Murphy from senior underwriter to the role of eastern regional vice president of E&S Property. In her new role, Murphy will direct regional underwriting operations and product and...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:48:29 +0000
Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. announced it has reached agreement to sell the entire share capital of its Lloyd’s managing agency, R&Q Managing Agency Ltd. (RQMA), to Coverys, a provider of medical professional liability insurance based in ...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:38:56 +0000
Legalizing recreational marijuana use in Colorado, Oregon and Washington has resulted in collision claim frequencies that are about three percent higher overall than would have been expected without legalization, a new insurance report has found. The H...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:10:17 +0000
When she called a snap election in April, Theresa May said she needed voters’ backing to silence rivals in Parliament who were trying to frustrate her plans for Brexit. Instead, the British prime minister’s electoral humiliation seven weeks later weake...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:10:23 +0000
The remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy brought tornadoes and flooding to the U.S. Gulf Coast on Thursday and its heavy rains will drench much of the eastern United States in coming days, forecasters said. Flooding and road closures stretched from …
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 11:08:42 +0000
The global reinsurance sector is poised for yet another full year of declining rates, ensuring that a hoped-for bottom of the current market cycle will remain elusive in 2017, Standard & Poor’s said in a new report. The continued downward …
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:34:27 +0000
It can be pretty tough keeping an independent insurance agency up and running successfully long-term if you’re just in it for the money, according to the leader of a Chicago-based agency that is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. “You’ve …
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:02:45 +0000
A highly contagious bacterial disease that seriously threatens the U.S. citrus industry has been found for the first time in Alabama. Federal and state plant officials confirm that citrus greening was found in leaf and insect samples at a home …
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:00:41 +0000
Property/casualty insurers wrote $1.35 billion in direct written premium for cyber insurance in 2016, a 35 percent jump from 2015, according to reports by Fitch Ratings and A.M. Best. The largest cyber insurance writers are American International Group...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:58:25 +0000
Legislation aimed at reducing opioid abuse and overdoses has passed the North Carolina Senate with unanimous bipartisan support. The measure approved Wednesday changes how drugs such as OxyContin and morphine are prescribed and dispensed. The painkille...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:36:05 +0000
Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc., a national property and casualty insurance provider, has expanded its crane division with a program redesign to include additional coverages and new rates. According to Brian Norman, president of Norman-Spencer, the new pro...
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:25:40 +0000
Reliance Partners, a leading commercial insurance agency, has promoted Laura Ann Howell to the position of senior vice president. Prior to the promotion, Howell began her career with Reliance Partners in 2015 as vice president, overseeing HR and Financ...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:24:17 +0000
It’s difficult to decide whether Dave Jones is underdog prize fighter Rocky Balboa or reigning champ Apollo Creed. He’s the insurance commissioner of the most populated state in the nation and that makes him a powerful figure. But with a …
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:55:52 +0000
Insurtech startup Bridger has purchased Pleasanton, Calif.-based SCJ Insurance Services in a step toward launching what the firm contends will be “simpler, cheaper, and easier-to-manage automotive insurance.” Bridger CEO Kimo Winterbottom talked about ...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:51:35 +0000
Dallas-based independent insurance broker RHSB has added Austin January, Dan Rupper and John Sanders as assistant vice presidents. January, AVP employee benefits, is an experienced employee benefits consultant proficient in several functions of human c...