Tue, 19 Mar 2019 06:42:52 +0000
A tropical cyclone that tore across Mozambique at the weekend may have killed more than 1,000 people, President Filipe Nyusi said, as heavy rains continued to inundate the southeast African nation and neighboring Zimbabwe. “It’s clear that the next few …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:22:50 +0000
The Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace has become part of the state’s insurance department after Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed legislation dissolving the marketplace board as a separate entity. The state Legislature established the insurance marketplac...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:13:24 +0000
A new report from State Farm says that Illinois and Missouri were among the top states in the nation for hail damage in 2018, according to a new report from State Farm. Illinois ranks third with $330 million in paid …
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:09:53 +0000
Houston-based benefits consultant Dan Cotuno has joined Alliant Insurance Services as vice president within the company’s Employee Benefits Group. Cotuno will provide integrated, data-driven benefits to a diverse client base as Alliant continues to gro...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:04:01 +0000
Berkley Professional Liability, a Berkley Company, has expanded its product offerings to include a primary private company management liability policy. This comprehensive package policy offers coverage designed to address growing exposures facing priva...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:00:15 +0000
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) employees warned as early as seven years ago that Boeing Co. had too much sway over safety approvals of new aircraft, prompting an investigation by Department of Transportation auditors who confirmed the agency had...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:00:07 +0000
A top U.S. banking regulator said on Friday that PricewaterhouseCoopers will pay $335 million to settle claims of “professional negligence,” after saying the auditor should have identified problems leading to the 2009 collapse of Alabama-based Colonial...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:00:01 +0000
Can you spot a liar? It’s tricky enough in face-to-face conversations that offer facial expressions, gestures and tone of voice because those physical cues add context. Spotting a liar gets even tougher in blind computer conversations. Florida State Un...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 04:44:40 +0000
Officials say the drinking water in a West Virginia community along the Ohio River contains a harmful chemical widely used by dry cleaners. State Bureau for Public Health spokeswoman Allison Adler said in an email Wednesday tetrachloroethylene has been...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 04:43:45 +0000
Florida’s “one-way attorney fee” statute enacted to protect Florida policyholders from large insurance companies has instead spawned a huge industry of assignment of benefits (AOB) predators who take advantage of policyholders and threaten the liveliho...
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 04:09:45 +0000
A sitting North Carolina legislator has been nominated by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the state Industrial Commission. Cooper told legislators at the beginning of the month of his choice of fellow Democratic Rep. Ken Goodman of Richmond County …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:54:34 +0000
Pinnacol Assurance announced on Monday it is distributing general dividend checks to its customers totaling $70 million. Pinnacol also recently lowered its rates by 10 percent on average. Both the dividend and the rate decrease marked the fourth consec...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:45:38 +0000
Severe storms in Texas last week caused an estimated $30 million in damage and generated some 6,000 wind-related insurance claims, according to the Insurance Council of Texas, which joins State Farm Insurance in conducting a “storm tour” of North and …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:36:55 +0000
Authorities say a tornado swept through mid-Michigan, damaging homes and knocking out power to thousands. The National Weather Service confirmed that a tornado touched down at 7:03 p.m. Thursday around the Shiawassee County community of Vernon, about 2...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:35:19 +0000
Officials knew a Forth Worth hospital elevator was in need of upgrades two years before a nurse was crushed and seriously injured when the elevator continued to rise as she tried to step inside, a maintenance audit shows. A report …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:33:15 +0000
Initial insured property losses for floods that recently affected northern Queensland, Australia, and in particular the city of Townsville, are estimated at A$957 million ($1.1 billion), according to PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization th...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:32:40 +0000
Authorities used boats and large vehicles on Saturday to rescue and evacuate residents in parts of the Midwest where a recent deluge of rainwater and snowmelt was sent pouring over frozen ground, overwhelming creeks and rivers, and killing at least …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:24:23 +0000
USG Insurance Services Inc., a national wholesaler and managing general agent (MGA), has promoted Jodi Berger to regional manager, based in Arlington, Texas. Berger joined USG in 2002 as a senior underwriter and was promoted to branch manager of the …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:22:04 +0000
Integrity Insurance, a property/casualty insurance carrier headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, has added Becky Monfre as business development manager. In this new position for Integrity, Monfre is responsible driving growth and visibility, in additio...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:01:39 +0000
Climate advocates say an overhaul of the nation’s flood insurance program being unveiled by the Trump administration will spur communities around the country to better plan for extreme weather, but could drive up costs for some homeowners. The changes ...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:30:58 +0000
Fidelity National Information Services Inc. (FIS) agreed to buy Worldpay for about $35 billion on Monday, with the U.S. financial services provider striking the biggest deal to date in the fast-growing electronic payments industry. The financial techno...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:18:07 +0000
A well-known abortion rights activist from Utah has filed a lawsuit against three conservative media publications for defamation, says that online stories spread misinformation that she cut the throats of fetuses during abortions. Dr. Leah Torres, a fo...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:16:17 +0000
The National Weather Service reported that a tornado that destroyed or damaged numerous homes and other structures in the southern New Mexico community of Dexter traveled a path about 15 miles long and 150-350 yards wide. The weather service’s damage …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:14:08 +0000
Most states ban texting behind the wheel, but a legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:05:15 +0000
The nuclear power industry is pushing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to cut back on inspections at nuclear power plants and throttle back what it tells the public about plant problems. The agency, whose board is dominated by Trump appointees, is …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:03:28 +0000
The California Fire Safe Council in partnership with the Watershed Research and Training Center has been awarded a $3 million grant, part of which is to help improve wildfire resiliency. The Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program aims to help …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:20:33 +0000
A Maine marketing firm has settled a lawsuit with a former employee who claimed she was drugged at a company party and fired after requesting accommodations to recover. The Portland Press Herald reports an attorney for Trueline Publishing told the …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:14:13 +0000
The Vermont attorney general’s office says more than two dozen of the country’s biggest gasoline refiners, including ExxonMobil and Shell Oil Company, are paying a $3.8 million settlement over the use of the gasoline additive that the state alleged cau...
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:06:16 +0000
One of humanity’s most private and pervasive hygiene habits is changing. And Sal Scapelito’s job is a sign that the trend may not be sustainable. Every two minutes, the 31-year-old sewage treatment worker cleans off a five-foot-wide device designed to …
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:06:02 +0000
Aon’s New Ventures Group (NVG), which was formed in October 2018 to accelerate Aon’s investment in innovative new solutions, is focusing its first efforts on intellectual property in order to help clients manage their intangible assets. NVG is formally...