Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:57:13 +0000
Chubb has introduced CoverPlus – a new platform offering expanded liability-driven products tailored to the evolving risks faced by middle market manufacturers from new technologies and processes. CoverPlus offers a custom-tailored suite of coordinat...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:43:59 +0000
The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) has appointed Scott Matiyow as the organization’s new vice president of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. Matiyow will serve as a lead lobbyist on property and casualty insurance issues and will dev...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:29:20 +0000
Strong storms that knocked down trees and limbs left thousands without power in north Alabama. Decatur Utilities says service was restored by early Tuesday to most of the 8,600 homes and businesses that were left in the dark after storms …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:27:29 +0000
An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected. According to the Miami Herald, the analysis found arsenic contamination …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:09:19 +0000
Adult learners want a personalized educational journey — one in which they are able to choose what they want to learn, as well as when and how they want to learn it. That’s the premise behind the Kaufman Institute, a …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:00:36 +0000
An Oklahoma judge will rule on Monday on whether Johnson & Johnson should be held liable in a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general who argues the drugmaker should be forced to pay $17 billion for fueling the opioid epidemic. …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:00:12 +0000
In a viral State Farm commercial, Oscar Nunez, playing the role of a friendly, helpful insurance agent, disparages any insurance company that utilizes artificial intelligence in support of customer service activities. “Nothing compares to an actual hum...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:33:01 +0000
Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has expanded its presence in the Southeast United States with the acquisition of National Insurance Consulting Group, LLC (NICG), an employee benefits and human c...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:51:34 +0000
Los Angeles Opera said it will immediately open a “thorough and independent investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company’s general director. In a brief statement this week, the opera company s...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:37:51 +0000
Severe wildfire seasons have made it harder for homeowners to find insurance in high wildfire-risk areas, according to new data collected by the California Department of Insurance. The data released this week from the CDI shows a 6% increase in …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 16:50:54 +0000
American Integrity has appointed industry veteran Dick Dowd as executive vice president. Dowd will report to Bob Ritchie, president and CEO, and be responsible for all sales and marketing staff and initiatives. He will spearhead initiatives that furthe...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:24:41 +0000
Earthquake coverage is available mostly from private insurance companies. In California homeowners can also get coverage from the California Earthquake Authority (CEA), a privately funded, publicly managed organization. Only about 10 percent of Califor...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 15:11:41 +0000
Michel Laurin has been named president and chief operating officer of Lussier Dale Parizeau insurance firm. For the past 17 years, Laurin has worked for Industrial Alliance (iA) as president and COO of iA Home and Auto Insurance, and also, …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:58:07 +0000
The wind dropped overnight in the Canary Islands, allowing firefighters to make progress Tuesday against Spain’s biggest wildfire so far this year. Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres said 16 water-dropping aircraft took off at first light ami...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:54:06 +0000
Russia has resumed sharing data from its radiation monitoring stations in Siberia after some were taken offline following a deadly explosion at a missile range, a nuclear weapons watchdog said Tuesday. The mysterious accident at a naval weapons testing...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:50:15 +0000
Two weeks after Louisiana patients began receiving medical marijuana, the program is humming along without supply disruption and with thousands of people receiving the drug for medical use, regulatory officials and the head of one growing operation sai...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:48:24 +0000
Insured losses from Memorial Day tornadoes that ravaged parts of Ohio will be among the largest in the state’s history. The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio Insurance Institute data puts the total insured losses from the storms between $465 million and …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:47:37 +0000
India’s top court handed out a reprieve to Facebook Inc. in its battle to preserve the encryption feature of its Whatsapp messaging service which prevents it from sharing details of users or messages with the authorities. The court stopped short …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:42:58 +0000
This spring’s heavy rainfall and flooding left 1.3 million acres of land unplanted in Arkansas. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Lawrence County farmers saw nearly 74,000 idled acres. Jerry Morgan is one of the county’s farmers who says his farm h...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:34:54 +0000
Hamilton Insurance Group said it has completed its acquisition of Liberty Mutual’s Pembroke Managing Agency at Lloyd’s and its Ironshore Europe DAC business. The acquisition, first announced in mid-March, will double the premium volume and size of Hami...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:24:27 +0000
The U.S. Geological Survey is greatly increasing funding for the region’s seismic network, putting it on track to send public alerts of impending earthquake shaking within the next two years. The Seattle Times reports the federal agency gave $10.4 mill...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:18:40 +0000
A jury has awarded nearly $15.5 million to a former sports columnist for The Los Angeles Times who said he was forced out of his job because of age and health discrimination. The award is more than twice the $7.1 …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:16:33 +0000
A class-action lawsuit claims that an Oregon creamery association falsely advertises the source of its milk, a report said. The lawsuit was filed by the Animal Legal Defense Fund against the Tillamook County Creamery Association in western Oregon, The ...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:00:46 +0000
The European Union poured cold water on Boris Johnson’s attempt to renegotiate the Brexit deal, saying the so-called backstop to prevent a hard Irish border — which the British prime minister wants scrapped — was a vital part of the …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:55:18 +0000
Endo International Plc agreed to an $11 million settlement to avoid going to trial in the first federal court cases targeting opioid makers and distributors over the public-health crisis caused by the painkillers. Endo said Tuesday it will pay $10 …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:49:09 +0000
Senator Jeff Merkley once shadowed a cannabis grower and dispenser as he tried to pay his state taxes. He stuffed a backpack with $70,000 in $20 bills and drove 50 miles — unguarded — with the bulging bag in the …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:25:47 +0000
The only survivor of a 2015 attack where a disgruntled former employee shot and killed two Virginia journalists is suing the television station whose on-camera interview she was appearing in. The Roanoke Times reports Vicki Gardner is suing WDBJ for …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:22:47 +0000
Bail has been set at $200,000 for a homeless man from West Virginia who was charged with placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station. The bail was set Sunday when Larry Kenton …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:20:14 +0000
Martin G. Madden, a former senior advisor to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan from 2015 to 2017, was appointed to the board of directors of Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, effective June 1, 2019. Madden will serve a five-year term on the …
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 13:18:46 +0000
An expert panel reviewing how the Boeing Co. 737 Max was certified is expected to cite a breakdown in communication following revelations that aviation regulators didn’t understand key design elements until the first of two deadly crashes of the plane. …