Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:06:39 +0000
The California Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board has adopted an emergency regulation designed to protect workers from hazards associated with wildfire smoke. The regulation is expected to go into effect in early August and be effective for...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 17:00:00 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies have expanded its commercial automobile product into Delaware, Kentucky, and the District of Columbia. The company’s policy is designed for local and intermediate travel exposures up to a 200-mile radius. Th...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:46:32 +0000
Have you been to the Reinsurance Rendezvous in Monte Carlo? What would you tell someone thinking of going for the first time about the experience? Carrier Management is looking to compile stories and advice from professionals who have been to …
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:45:28 +0000
The operator of a closed suburban Chicago plant where medical instruments were sterilized with a cancer-causing chemical has reached an agreement with the state of Illinois that will allow the plant to reopen, both sides announced on July 12. Attorney …
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:20:01 +0000
The total cost of losses from damage caused by Hurricane Barry will likely fall between $500 million and $900 million, Irvine, California-based property information and data analytics provider CoreLogic says. CoreLogic estimates Barry-related flood los...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 16:13:45 +0000
The Trump administration can expand the sale of short-term health insurance policies that don’t meet the standards of the Affordable Care Act, a federal judge ruled, advancing the government’s efforts to undo Obamacare. U.S. District Judge Richard Leon...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:55:38 +0000
Lawmakers have approved a two-year budget for Ohio’s insurance fund for injured workers after missing the initial deadline at the end of June and covering the gap with a temporary budget. The nearly $645 million funding measure for the Bureau …
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 15:49:58 +0000
Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary Applied Underwriters will voluntarily halt the selling of a reinsurance-based, loss-sensitive workers’ compensation product in New York under an agreement with the state regulator who first raised questions about the produ...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:39:02 +0000
Arizona’s top attorney is accusing former opioid manufacturer executives of trying to sell a prescription drug through unethical means. Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced that his office filed a consumer fraud lawsuit Wednesday against Chandler-b...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:35:16 +0000
Nevada’s governor and congressional delegation are pointing to earthquakes this month in the California desert and calling for the U.S. Energy Department look again at seismic risks of burying the nation’s most radioactive nuclear waste at a site in the …
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:30:12 +0000
Workers’ compensation claim frequency reported by private self-insured employers in California rose last year, as the incidence of both indemnity and medical-only claims rose from the 2017 levels, the California Workers’ Compensation Institute reported...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:20:24 +0000
The NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Lorelei Salas has announced an in-depth investigation into the tow truck industry that suggests widespread insurance and workers’ compensation fraud. DCWP is in the process of not...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 14:11:29 +0000
Hartford InsurTech Hub, powered by Startupbootcamp, has opened applications for the third year of its accelerator program. Insurance Technology (InsurTech) startups that have shown strong traction and are looking to connect with several of the biggest ...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:40:15 +0000
Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants’ defenses against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues. Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems arise. They’re part of the money-s...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:38:18 +0000
A New Hampshire legislative committee will consider a proposal to create some of the nation’s toughest drinking water standards for a class of toxic chemicals that have caused widespread contamination in the state. On Thursday, the New Hampshire Joint ...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:25:29 +0000
Representatives of employers, organized labor, insurance companies, plaintiff’s attorneys, medical providers and defense attorneys have formed Kids’ Chance of Maine to provide scholarships to the children of workers who have been seriously injured or k...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 13:24:46 +0000
Lilian A. Vanvieldt, senior vice president, educational entities practice leader for the national insurance agency Alliant, has spent more than three decades insuring schools across the country. Her book of business spans from the small school district...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:32:21 +0000
Lufax, one of China’s largest online wealth management platforms that is backed by financial giant Ping An Insurance, plans to exit its once-core peer-to-peer lending (P2P) business, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The m...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:24:37 +0000
The Philippines restricted pork imports from Germany, citing concerns about food safety in one of the world’s major shippers, as Asian countries battle to stop a deadly pig virus spreading. From July 2, the Philippines temporarily banned pork from Germ...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:09:58 +0000
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the U.K. should be given more time to leave the European Union if it needs it, as she pointed to a way out of the Brexit impasse that falls far short of what the U.K.’s …
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 12:00:26 +0000
Barring Huawei Technologies Co. from operating in the U.K. could lower security standards and make networks less resilient to malicious attacks, according to Parliament’s intelligence and security committee, which urged the government to speed up its d...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 11:42:29 +0000
Germany’s Bayer AG welcomed on Friday a call by a U.S. judge to cut a $2 billion damages award to a Californian couple by a jury which found that its glyphosate-based weed killer had caused their cancer. The company had …
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 10:05:31 +0000
Legacy acquisition firm Catalina Holdings (Bermuda) Ltd. announced the appointment of Steve Ryland as chief executive of Catalina UK. With over 30 years of insurance and reinsurance experience, Ryland joins the business from Armour where he was a membe...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:17:45 +0000
A city on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is suing a federal agency that rejected expenses for a Hurricane Katrina recovery project. Biloxi is seeking $15.5 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for drainage, water and sewer systems, the Sun …
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:14:33 +0000
Insurance companies should take note of a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Texas that closes a “trapdoor” pretrial discovery gambit by plaintiffs’ lawyers that exposed defendants to sanctions for denying negligence in pretrial requests for admissi...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:13:16 +0000
Southern Fidelity Insurance Co. has expanded into Mississippi and will offer HO-3 homeowners coverage and customer service in the state. Southern Fidelity was founded in 2005 by Jimmy Graganella in Tallahassee, Fla. Since then, the company has grown it...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:02:32 +0000
State records show that nearly three dozen people have been injured in scooter crashes in two North Carolina cities since early 2018. Citing numbers from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles, The Charlotte Observer reports 16 people were hurt in …
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 05:41:47 +0000
Rolling Meadows, Illinois-based Risk Placement Services (RPS) has expanded its exclusive admitted lawyers professional liability program into New York and Texas, states considered to have the largest number of attorneys in the U.S. With the product exp...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 05:38:12 +0000
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has acquired Manhattan, Kansas-based Darrell Phillips Inc., dba DPI Benefits. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Operating since 2008, DPI Benefits is an independent benefits broker and consultant offering qualified ...
Fri, 19 Jul 2019 05:33:16 +0000
The suburban Detroit owners of two record-setting cats killed in a house fire have filed a lawsuit blaming the maker of a massage chair for the blaze. William and Lauren Powers of Farmington Hills seek more than $1 million in …