May 21, 2018
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:46:25 +0000
Minnesota’s North Risk Partners has merged with Bearence Management Group, another independent insurance brokerage firm with over 80 employees spread across three Midwest locations – Mendota Heights, Minn., Des Moines, Iowa, and Omaha, Neb – and a ...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:40:52 +0000
Missouri-based Insurance Group of St. Charles County recently purchased Insurance of Ellisville, a family owned and operated company that was founded in 2016 by owner Benjamin Moore. Founded in 1992, Insurance Group of St. Charles County is a full-serv...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:07:25 +0000
Authorities are investigating whether criminal charges should be filed after an Oklahoma woman was mauled to death by seven small dogs, most of them possibly a dachshund-terrier mix. Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant says 52-year-old Tracy Garcia was ...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:02:57 +0000
Chicago-based medical professional liability provider, ISMIE Mutual Insurance Co., named orthopaedic surgeon Paul H. DeHaan, M.D. as chairman. Dr. DeHaan, previously ISMIE vice chairman, has been elected to succeed Dr. Harold L. Jensen as chairman of i...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:55 +0000
Lloyd’s of London remains on schedule to have its post-Brexit outpost ready for business beginning in January 2019, CEO Inga Beale confirmed at a recent meeting of U.S. regulators in Washington, D.C. “We’re just working through the final regulatory asp...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:54 +0000
China’s financial services market should be opened further to foreign competition, but liberalization of cross-border capital flows should be done more cautiously, an adviser to China’s central bank said at a forum on Sunday. Financial opening also sho...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:37 +0000
Technology-focused homeowners and renters insurer Lemonade Inc. has proposed an open source renters insurance policy that anyone can contribute to changing, even its rivals since Lemonade is not copyrighting it. The aim is to develop a policy that is w...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:13 +0000
The new era of big batteries has already drawn scrutiny after fiery electric-car crashes across America and Europe. Now, U.S. city planners are worried about the same risk of hard-to-control blazes as these power-storage units make their way into basem...
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:11 +0000
The U.S. gun lobby is taking aim at “gun-hating” banks after Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America said they would no longer provide certain banking services to gun-makers, according to industry lobbyists. The attack by Gun Owners of America and …
Mon, 21 May 2018 05:00:01 +0000
Washington’s insurance commissioner issued a cease and desist order against Microsoft Corp. to stop using its Arizona-domiciled captive, Cypress Insurance Co. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler’s cease and desist order is for without holding a certif...
Mon, 21 May 2018 04:27:20 +0000
North Carolina has stepped up its efforts to identify businesses not complying with state workers’ compensation laws which it says has resulted in a significant increase in fines collected compared to the same time frame last year, according to a …
Mon, 21 May 2018 04:14:12 +0000
Crews have sealed a giant sinkhole that opened up beneath a fertilizer plant waste pond nearly two years ago sending millions of gallons of polluted water into Florida’s main drinking water aquifer. A spokeswoman for facility owner Mosaic told The …
Mon, 21 May 2018 04:00:21 +0000
At least one resident of the North Carolina mountains is dead after heavy rains triggered mudslides and flooding. Polk County Manager Marche Pittman said Saturday that searchers have recovered the body of a woman whose home was crushed by a …
Mon, 21 May 2018 00:04:05 +0000
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s health minister said an outbreak of Ebola has entered a “new phase” after a case was confirmed in Mbandaka, a northwestern city of 1.2 million people. The person carrying the disease was one of two …
Sun, 20 May 2018 23:43:57 +0000
Global insurers are taking stock of how the U.S. withdrawal from an international agreement to deny Tehran nuclear weapons, and threatened sanctions against companies that do business with Iran, could affect them. Insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher &...
Fri, 18 May 2018 18:37:02 +0000
The U.S. House of Representatives rejected a sweeping $867 billion farm bill on Friday after Republican leaders failed to appease conservative lawmakers who had asked them not to hold the vote until they were given the chance to consider a …
Fri, 18 May 2018 16:59:24 +0000
Millstream Underwriting, part of independent specialty managing general agent Nexus Group, has launched Caritas, a new product that combines several lines of business the company underwrites into a specifically designed insurance package to address the...
Fri, 18 May 2018 16:38:32 +0000
Authorities say a 13-year-old girl has died after her car and a school bus collided in a head-on crash northeast of Atlanta. Dawson County Schools Superintendent Damon Gibbs says that Summer Faith Anderson died after the Wednesday morning wreck. She …
Fri, 18 May 2018 16:38:04 +0000
The New Hampshire Executive Council has unanimously approved John Elias as New Hampshire’s new commissioner for the Department of Insurance, succeeding Roger Sevigny who is set to retire June 11 after 16 years in the role. “John is a good …
Fri, 18 May 2018 16:06:12 +0000
XL Catlin has added Jason Gardenhire as underwriter to its regional US War, Terrorism & Political Violence insurance team. He is based in Dallas. Gardenhire will lead XL Catlin’s Terrorism and Political Violence underwriting activities and manage broke...
Fri, 18 May 2018 16:02:41 +0000
Mark Fox cringes every time he relives the day his worst weather nightmare came true. April 3, 2012, was a hot and humid day in North Texas, and the unstable atmosphere spawned 17 tornadoes in five hours in the Dallas-Fort …
Fri, 18 May 2018 15:42:14 +0000
Lloyd’s and independent specialist marine broker SSL Insurance Group has agreed to merge with fellow Lloyd’s broker and delegated authority specialist Endeavour Insurance Services. The deal will conclude with both companies being acquired by a fund adv...
Fri, 18 May 2018 15:02:16 +0000
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has vetoed a bill requiring drivers to carry higher limits on their car insurance. Ducey closed out the state’s legislative session by signing 55 new laws and vetoing seven others. Wednesday was the final day that …
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:32:28 +0000
The number of applications for marijuana business licenses is outgrowing the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office’s approval system. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports a May 8 Marijuana Control Office spreadsheet says there are 467 applications bei...
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:25:10 +0000
A Utah driver turned on the semi-autonomous functions of her Tesla vehicle and then didn’t touch the steering wheel again for 80 seconds before slamming into a firetruck stopped at a red light last week, a summary of data from …
Fri, 18 May 2018 14:21:07 +0000
A lead paint manufacturer will pay more than $60 million to remove the toxic material from homes around California. Officials in Santa Clara County announced the settlement with NL Industries on Wednesday, ending 18 years of litigation. The money will …
Fri, 18 May 2018 13:28:32 +0000
New Jersey Transit had installed a federally mandated emergency braking system on less than 10 percent of its fleet of locomotives nine months before the deadline, according to a progress report covering the first quarter of this year. The report …
Fri, 18 May 2018 13:22:14 +0000
S&P Global Ratings has affirmed its ‘A+’ insurer financial strength rating and ‘BBB+’ long- and ‘A-2’ short-term issuer credit ratings on American International Group Inc. (AIG), and its ‘A+’ rating on AIG’s core subsidiaries. The rating agency’s outlo...
Fri, 18 May 2018 13:16:21 +0000
Preferred Property Program (PPP), a national managing general agency, has named Wayne Dow vice president of programs. Dow will be joining the Bell Works office in Holmdel, N.J., to oversee the marketing of PPP products to all of its network …
Fri, 18 May 2018 13:07:49 +0000
Exude Inc., a Philadelphia, Penn.-based organizational health and strategy company, has hired Gregory Offner Jr. as a director. In this role, Offner will oversee the growth of the Commercial Insurance and Risk Management Division. Prior to joining Exud...