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Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:16:41 +0000
RIC Insurance General Agency has named Michele Epstein as vice president of management and professional lines. She will be based in Chatsworth, Calif. and produce, enhance and expand these product offerings for RIC’s agency partners. Epstein worked as ...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:14:10 +0000
Insurance technology firm Vertafore said it has acquired RiskMatch, a Connecticut-based business intelligence and analytics company that provides portfolio management and placement services to insurance brokers and carriers. Founded in 2013, RiskMatch...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:55:37 +0000
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards on April 19 signed an emergency proclamation declaring the Louisiana Coast in a state of crisis and emergency. The emergency proclamation will be sent to President Donald Trump and members of Congress as a necessary …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:52:35 +0000
XL Catlin’s Multinational Casualty business has introduced a new international liability coverage form designed for U.S.-based multinational companies to address their most complex casualty needs. The XL Catlin’s International Liability policy addresse...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:45:29 +0000
The Surplus Lines Stamping Office of Texas (SLTX) announced three new members have been appointed to its board of directors. These individuals are part of a nine-member board appointed by the Texas Commissioner of Insurance. Each board member serves a...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:43:07 +0000
Combined Insurance, a provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products, and a Chubb company, has moved from its Glenview, Ill., office into Chicago’s Triangle Plaza, effective April 10. Approximately 300 Comb...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:37:49 +0000
The American Dental Association, which is headquartered in Chicago, has agreed to pay $1.95 million to resolve two charges of discrimination which were investigated by the Chicago District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEO...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:36:26 +0000
Heavy rains moving across South Carolina have left street flooding and scattered power outages. Duke Energy reported more than 2,500 customers without electricity Monday morning. Most of those were in Greenville County. South Carolina Electric and Gas ...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:29:46 +0000
The Environmental Protection Agency says it has narrowed the source of salt contamination in an Osage County, Oklahoma, creek to three nearby oil and natural gas injection wells. The Tulsa World reports the contamination was first reported in August 20...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:27:34 +0000
Police say a 10-year-old boy has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated arson after a fire at an Ohio discount store caused damage estimated at more than $200,000. Middletown police Lt. Jim Cunningham says about 10 people were inside …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:25:58 +0000
Michigan state Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance has introduced legislation that he says would help drivers and families financially saddled by Michigan’s exorbitant automobile insurance rates. House Bill 4488 will allow consumers to choose a level of ...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:05:39 +0000
MetLife Inc. is asking a U.S. court to put on pause a case over how the government deems certain companies “too big to fail,” one of the most significant reforms to come out of the financial crisis, while President Donald …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:30:54 +0000
York Risk Services Group (York), a Parsippany, N.J.-based provider of claims management, managed care, specialized loss adjusting, alternative risk programs, pool administration and other insurance services, has named Patrick Walsh as executive vice pr...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:49:58 +0000
A Colorado city has agreed to pay $212,000 to settle a racial profiling lawsuit over the arrest of two black men that was captured on cellphone video and widely viewed on social media. The Colorado Springs Gazette reported the city …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:47:39 +0000
Inspectors who visited Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital found that safety problems that thrust the facility into the national spotlight after the escape of two dangerous patients a year ago persist, including neglected patients. And a su...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 14:44:19 +0000
A small earthquake has rattled parts of the Southern California coast. The U.S. Geological Survey confirmed the magnitude-3.6 quake hit just before 11 a.m. Sunday about 3 miles east of Santa Barbara. A sheriff’s dispatcher says there are no immediate …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:59:04 +0000
Insurance broker and consultant Willis Towers Watson has made six senior appointments across its Global FINEX business, the company’s financial, executive and professional risk specialty group. Jeremy Wall has been appointed chairman of Global FINEX a...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:28:16 +0000
Investigators are scouring for clues about what sparked a fast-moving New York City house fire that killed five people, including two young boys and two teenage girls. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon, on a street full of single-family homes …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:28:12 +0000
The Geneva Association and the International Insurance Society (IIS) announced the 2017 winner of their collaborative insurance research program, the Shin Research Excellence Awards. Thomas Holzheu and Ginger Turner of Swiss Re received the award for t...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:18:26 +0000
Sen. Charles Schumer says the stampede that injured 16 people at New York’s Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs. The stampede erupted April 14 following false …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:08:37 +0000
Eastern Insurance Group, a Natick, Mass.-headquartered subsidiary of Eastern Bank, has hired William F. Gross as executive vice president of commercial lines. Gross, who works out of the Natick office, brings more than 17 years of insurance and sales e...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:59:10 +0000
Despite believing that their plant, property and equipment are now less valuable than their cyber assets, most organization spend four times more on insurance protecting their physical plants, properties and equipment than they do their information-bas...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:19:03 +0000
Large liability claims are becoming more expensive, complex and international, with activity increasing outside the United States, according a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). “Although recent years have seen a noticeabl...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:55:12 +0000
French prosecutors started a preliminary investigation of alleged fraud at PSA Group, the latest car manufacturer to be targeted over potential violations of emissions rules in the aftermath of Volkswagen AG’s diesel-cheating scandal. The stock fell t...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:20:22 +0000
Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM), part of Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, has appointed Kerry McKay to the newly created role of head of Distribution and Client Management for Continental Europe. He will report directly to LSM’s head of Europe, Kadidja ...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 07:51:32 +0000
Oxbotica, the Oxford-based artificial intelligence company that is developing driverless cars for the UK, announced it is leading a consortium of companies that plans to trial a fleet of fully autonomous vehicles in urban areas and on motorways, culmin...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:48:42 +0000
Rocked by a shakeup in the Western political order, companies are buying more insurance to protect themselves against the threat of rising protectionism and upheaval to their operations in emerging markets. Insurers say demand is being driven by unce...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:27:50 +0000
The Georgia State Patrol says 10 people were injured in a 16-car pileup that shut down southbound Interstate 75 for nearly four hours. WSB-TV reports that the accident happened just before 2 p.m. on Sunday along I-75 at Allatoona Lake …
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:22:09 +0000
Officials say they have ended restrictions on poultry producers that were enacted after the first confirmation of avian influenza in commercial birds in Georgia. News outlets report state veterinarian Robert M. Cobb Jr. said in a news release that effe...
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:17:29 +0000
A 54-year-old man died after riding Disney’s Big Thunder Mountain Railroad roller coaster in February. The man had a pre-existing condition and collapsed and died at a hospital after riding the roller coaster. The Orlando Sentinel said man’s death was …