May 26, 2020
Garner Insurance Agency, LLC.
Tue, 26 May 2020 18:38:09 +0000
The Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services has issued emergency orders related to COVID-19 for insurance companies providing property/casualty, long-term care, and life and disability insurance. The orders require insurance companies provi...
Tue, 26 May 2020 17:08:03 +0000
State Compensation Insurance Fund in California has started accepting applications for its $50 million Returning California to Work COVID-19 Safety Protocol Fund. The fund will help State Fund policyholders implement new safety measures to combat the s...
Tue, 26 May 2020 16:53:08 +0000
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday that he’s adding another week to his statewide “safer at home” order because of the coronavirus pandemic, but he’s also easing restrictions on water parks and other outdoor sports and leisure venues. The home …
Tue, 26 May 2020 16:42:09 +0000
Meat producer Tyson Foods is reporting 570 cases of COVID-19 at a poultry processing complex in North Carolina. Tyson said in a news release that it tested more than 2,000 staff members and contractors who work at its facility in …
Tue, 26 May 2020 16:39:19 +0000
A church in Mississippi was destroyed by a suspected arson fire, about a month after its pastor filed a lawsuit challenging the city of Holly Springs on gathering restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak. First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs, Mi...
Tue, 26 May 2020 16:14:34 +0000
The Texas Department of Insurance will soon be taking on additional responsibility for issuing Certificates of Compliance for coverage from the state’s insurer of last resort for wind and hail for properties in areas along the Gulf Coast. Effective June …
Tue, 26 May 2020 16:09:11 +0000
Valent Group, the risk consulting and insurance division of EBSCO Industries (EBSCO), has hired former attorney and business owner Billy DeBuys as vice president in its Employee Benefits practice. DeBuys comes to Valent Group after serving as a workers...
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:57:35 +0000
Andrew Robinson has been named chief executive officer at Houston International Insurance Group Ltd. (HIIG). Robinson takes over from HIIG’s founder and outgoing CEO, Stephen L. Way, who has resigned as chairman of the board but will continue to serve …
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:53:35 +0000
French reinsurer SCOR announced that its Chairman & CEO Denis Kessler will receive 30% less in his annual variable compensation for 2019, which is equal to €325,260 (US$354,333). In addition, the company has decided to cancel its 2019 dividend. Kessl...
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:49:27 +0000
Storms carrying large hail and damaging winds, including tornadoes, caused severe damage to parts of North Texas, officials said on May 23. The town of Bowie, about 65 miles (105 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth, was hit hard by one …
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:42:20 +0000
A Kansas sheriff is not entitled to immunity from a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed black man who was shot in the back following a police chase, a federal appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of …
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:34:28 +0000
Some Florida residents who have made unemployment claims may have had personal data stolen, officials said Thursday. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity has notified 98 people who were part of a data breach associated with unemployment claim...
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:32:54 +0000
Residents and businesses in Central Michigan communities that were submerged when two dams failed sued the operator of the dams and two state agencies charged with overseeing the structures on May 22. A second class-action suit was filed the same …
Tue, 26 May 2020 15:19:32 +0000
How is the coronavirus pandemic affecting you, your life, your work and your industry? Now and going forward? No matter where you work in the P/C insurance industry, your experience is important. Learn how your experience compares with that of …
Tue, 26 May 2020 14:39:01 +0000
People in Kodiak City reported early Saturday that they felt a moderate earthquake that struck the Kodiak Island region, the Alaska Earthquake Center confirmed. The magnitude 4.4 earthquake hit at 12:52 a.m. Saturday and had an epicenter that was 58 …
Tue, 26 May 2020 14:36:57 +0000
Gov. Seve Sisolak has declared a state of emergency after Nevada’s biggest earthquake in 65 years caused significant damage to three U.S. highways, including the major route connecting Reno to Las Vegas. Sisolak said his declaration late last week will …
Tue, 26 May 2020 14:35:21 +0000
A huge fire that tore through a warehouse on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf has destroyed fishing gear used to deliver about two-thirds of the city’s fresh seafood, threatening to disrupt the upcoming Dungeness crab season, local fishermen said Sund...
Tue, 26 May 2020 14:23:08 +0000
Three members of a $31.7 million trip-and-fall scheme to defraud New York City businesses and their insurance companies have been sentenced to prison. Bryan Duncan, Robert Locust and Ryan Rainford were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Disney H. Stein in …
Tue, 26 May 2020 14:22:30 +0000
The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California published estimated costs of allowing state workers to receive benefits for COVID-19 claims without proving virus exposure at work, dropping a prior mid-range estimate by $10 billion. In a...
Tue, 26 May 2020 13:51:26 +0000
A European Union framework is needed to provide insurance cover for catastrophes such as pandemics and huge cyber attacks, the Federation of European Risk Management (FERMA) said on Tuesday. This would involve public-private partnerships and could cove...
Tue, 26 May 2020 13:01:43 +0000
A fire at Portsmouth Middle School in New Hampshire early Saturday appears to have been intentionally set, an official said. Firefighters arrived at the school after 3 a.m. and found flames coming out the front door of the main entrance …
Tue, 26 May 2020 12:13:20 +0000
As U.S. businesses reopen, worried workers and their advocates are borrowing a legal strategy commonly used to shut down rowdy topless bars to try and force employers to strengthen protection against further spread of the coronavirus. Workers and their...
Tue, 26 May 2020 10:40:57 +0000
Willis Towers Watson announced the launch of CyNav, a new type of cyber insurance cover designed specifically for shipowners. The new product addresses the growing need for an explicit marine cyber solution, built from the ground up to specifically add...
Tue, 26 May 2020 10:00:48 +0000
A New Jersey appeals court has upheld a trial court’s ruling that Chubb Insurance Co. is not responsible for damages to two insureds’ homes caused by Superstorm Sandy because of a flood exclusion in their policies. In October 2012, Superstorm …
Tue, 26 May 2020 09:53:54 +0000
Canopius announced the appointment of Craig Elliott as casualty underwriter for the region, effective May 4, 2020. He reports to Claudio Saita, head of Australia & Pacific, and is based in the company’s Sydney office, established last June as part …
Tue, 26 May 2020 09:31:25 +0000
AXA will meet the bulk of business interruption claims from some restaurant owners in France, it said on Tuesday, after losing a court case seen as a potential precedent for coronavirus-related disputes across the world. A Paris court ruled last …
Tue, 26 May 2020 05:00:57 +0000
With forecasters predicting another intense Atlantic hurricane season with as many as 13 to 19 named storms, disaster preparedness experts say it’s critically important for people in evacuation zones to plan to stay with friends or family, rather than ...
Tue, 26 May 2020 05:00:40 +0000
This summer, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration will launch a rover designed to collect samples of the Martian surface and store them until they can eventually be brought back to Earth. When they arrive, according to a former NASA …
Tue, 26 May 2020 05:00:21 +0000
An NFL player is suing United Airlines, saying he was harassed and sexually assaulted by an intoxicated female passenger on a red-eye flight in February. The player said in a lawsuit that soon after boarding the cross-country flight, a woman …
Tue, 26 May 2020 05:00:05 +0000
CREST Insurance Group of Colorado has added Lyal Stephen and Dylan Vallino to the fir in the new Ft. Collins location. Both will be producers in the employee benefits division. Lyal was previously a broker at PFS Insurance Group. Dylan …