December 17, 2018
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Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:20:34 +0000
Former Texas insurance agent Chia Wang has been indicted for an allegedly defrauding an elderly woman in an insurance scam. Wang is facing up to 99 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine after a grand jury in …
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 17:02:09 +0000
A Texas jury has returned a $25 million verdict against former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent and the owner of the now-defunct Beamers nightclub in the death of Brent’s teammate, Jerry Brown Jr. Brown was killed six years ago when …
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:51:09 +0000
South Dakota’s state fire meteorologist is part of a coalition using satellite technology to notify fire managers when fuels are abnormally dry. Darren Clabo, a research scientist and instructor at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, is coll...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:50:03 +0000
An Arkansas paper mill would pay a $600,000 fine and spend about $4.7 million on environmental projects and plant upgrades to reduce air pollution under terms of a proposed settlement. The proposal with Georgia-Pacific in Crossett was filed in federal …
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:48:50 +0000
Authorities say a massive fire has destroyed a 28,000 square-foot warehouse in a Wichita, Kansas, suburb. Television station KSNW reports that the fire at the Park City warehouse was reported around 9 p.m. on Dec. 14. Arriving firefighters found the …
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:46:45 +0000
Amy Goughnour, mutual manager for Steele Traill County Mutual Insurance Co. in Finley, N.D., has been elected to serve on the board of directors of Grinnell, Iowa-based Grinnell Mutual. Goughnour has managed Steele Traill County Mutual, which writes bu...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:48:02 +0000
A former Clallam County employee’s sexual harassment lawsuit against a county prosecuting attorney has been settled for $350,000. The Peninsula Daily News reported Tina Hendrickson, and Prosecuting Attorney Mark Nichols signed the pact last week, accor...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:43:29 +0000
A former Los Alamos National Laboratory official pushed out of his job amid controversy over his service on an electric co-op’s board has won a jury verdict against the lab’s former management company. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that …
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:40:46 +0000
A state energy specialist is encouraging those affected by last month’s earthquake in south-central Alaska to retest their homes for radon. Radon is an odorless gas that has been linked to cancer. It is formed when uranium underground decays. Art …
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:37:29 +0000
Regulators have accused one of California’s largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San F...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:26:00 +0000
As part of the preparation towards a potential initial public offering (IPO) of ReAssure, Swiss Re announced it has appointed Mark Hodges, currently chief executive officer of Centrica Consumer division, as new CEO of ReAssure beginning in March 2019. ...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:02:47 +0000
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department has approved two mid-year workers’ compensation loss cost filings, effective January 1, 2019. The fillings are from the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau (PCRB), an independent bureau, which makes filings to ...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:58:56 +0000
Salt Lake City-based digital lender WebBank has agreed to acquire Denver-based National Partners, a national insurance premium finance company and subsidiary of MLF Financial Group. This is the first foray into insurance premium finance for WebBank, a ...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:57:09 +0000
The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) has announced that nearly $1.3 million was raised on Wednesday, December 12, at its 12th annual Northeast Benefit Dinner to fund the IICF Northeast Division’s Community Grants Program. This includes n...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:33:48 +0000
Reinsurance broker JLT Re North America is partnering with Pact Insurance, a personal auto insurtech company, to develop digital insurance products for mobility risks. Pact is a managing general agency headquartered in San Francisco and currently offer...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:17:57 +0000
The Maine company that employed a roofer who fell to his death has faced several fines lodged by federal safety authorities. The Portland Press Herald reports that Purvis Home Improvements has been ordered to pay over $44,000 in fines since …
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 14:08:39 +0000
Long before Marriott International Inc. disclosed a massive security breach, the hotel industry had earned the dubious reputation as a hospitable place for hackers. Thieves have skimmed credit cards, looted loyalty accounts, and mounted complex schemes...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:56:00 +0000
Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. were sued by U.S. drivers over an alleged defect that could cause certain engines to catch fire, adding pressure on the South Korean automakers being probed by U.S. authorities. More than 350 consumer …
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:47:52 +0000
Europe’s biggest insurers successfully withstood the latest tests of their ability to cope with severe market shocks, the European Union’s insurance watchdog said on Friday. The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published r...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:33:32 +0000
Allstate Corp. tumbled for nine straight days, the longest string of losses since 2001, as coverage costs from the deadliest fires in California’s history are tallied. The company seemed to have “out-sized exposure” to the location of the blazes, Wells …
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:28:05 +0000
Swiss drugmaker Novartis AG is considering working with reinsurers to provide alternative financing options for life-saving drugs, potentially saving substantial healthcare costs, Financial Times reported on Sunday. Among the options proposed includes ...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 13:24:20 +0000
Obamacare was struck down by a Texas federal judge in a ruling that casts uncertainty on insurance coverage for millions of U.S. residents, drawing sharp condemnation from some medical professionals and a vow for action by top Democrats. President Dona...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:48:18 +0000
Zurich Insurance plc has entered into an agreement with Catalina, a specialist acquirer of legacy insurance portfolios, to transfer its pre-2007 UK legacy employers’ liability policies to Catalina. As of December 31, 2017, the portfolio comprised gross...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:18:13 +0000
Authorities say a construction worker was killed and another worker injured when a crane toppled at a marina on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Other construction workers attempted to free the trapped employee Thursday when he became caught under the constructio...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:13:03 +0000
Home and business owners suffering damages from Hurricane Florence are getting a little more time to request federal government aid. Gov. Roy Cooper announced Thursday’s previous deadline to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency grants or for l...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:05:38 +0000
A study by environmental groups says 11 coal powered plants in Georgia are leaking chemicals into ground water. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported the Environmental Integrity Project and Earthjustice released the study Thursday that says 10 of t...
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:00:00 +0000
Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her lungs and other organs. She knew it was as rare as it was deadly, a …
Mon, 17 Dec 2018 06:00:00 +0000
U.S. property/casualty insurers’ investment position in other alternative investments as reported is concentrated within a few large insurers and is relatively stable as a percentage of invested assets for the last several years. Also, the attraction t...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:53:07 +0000
USG Insurance Services Inc. has named Frances Meek a producer/broker in the Irvine, Calif. office. Meek will work to maintain current agent relationships and assist with expanding USG’s California network. Meek has been in the insurance industry for fi...
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:48:14 +0000
Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has named Megan Davidson vice president within the company’s real estate group. Davidson will be based in Alliant’s Seattle, Wash. office, and will provide insurance and risk management solutions to real estate clients w...