August 22, 2019
Garner Insurance Agency, LLC.
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 21:37:01 +0000
Think retreat is never an option? Think again. “Faced with global warming, rising sea levels, and the climate-related extremes they intensify, the question is no longer whether some communities will retreat—moving people and assets out of harm’s wayâ...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 20:15:13 +0000
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined an Idaho tree-trimming company after an employee was killed and another was injured when the work platform of a bucket truck fell about 65 feet. The Times-News reported that the federal agency …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 20:13:17 +0000
The board of California’s State Compensation Insurance Fund announced plans to distribute a $105 million dividend to qualifying policyholders with policies that took effect between Jan. 1 and Aug. 19. This dividend equals roughly 15% of the estimated a...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:38:21 +0000
Which helps society more? Alcohol or cannabis. That sounds like a funny question, but it may be an important one with more local governments embracing the opportunity to bring in tax revenue from cannabis sales. A new report from Wikileaf, …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:45:00 +0000
Nearly three dozen people have sued the operator of a suburban Chicago medical equipment cleaning plant they claim emits fumes that have adversely affected their health, lawyers for the plaintiffs announced. The 32 lawsuits filed against Sterigenics LL...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:38:23 +0000
St. Louis has agreed to pay $385,000 to settle a lawsuit with the family of a girl who was smashed by a 200-pound racquetball door that was left off its hinges at a city park. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:36:10 +0000
A proposed settlement would give St. Louis Rams fans a 25% refund on years of tickets and merchandise they bought before the team announced it was moving to Los Angeles. If approved, the settlement would end a class-action lawsuit that …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:33:59 +0000
More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size. The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement that it believes a single source is behind all 22 of the attacks. …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:29:41 +0000
Guy Carpenter & Company LLC has been named the sole reinsurance intermediary for the newly formed California Wildfire Fund, which is currently being administered by the California Earthquake Authority. Guy Carpenter will provide strategic reinsurance a...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:22:15 +0000
A former Planned Parenthood Arizona employee who claimed she was wrongfully fired after she reported unsafe medical practices has been awarded $3 million in a civil case. A Maricopa County jury returned the verdict Aug. 16 for Mayra Rodriguez, who …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:04:15 +0000
Speeding is the riskiest kind of aggressive driving, according to an analysis of data from on-board telematics devices in vehicles. Researchers at Canada’s University of Waterloo examined data from 28 million trips for possible links between four bad d...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:45:43 +0000
U.S. businesses must focus on creating higher-paying jobs,Tom Wilson, Allstate chair, president and chief executive officer, writes in today’s New York Times. Wilson calls on America’s corporate leaders to prioritize job creation and make it a regular ...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:25:22 +0000
Liberty Mutual has appointed Jon Tellekamp as chief underwriting officer for National Insurance – Excess Casualty, and Doug Manwaring as chief underwriting officer of National Insurance – Public Entities and Programs. Tellekamp is responsible for t...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:19:28 +0000
Investigators probing an engine explosion on an Air France A380 in 2017 are studying a possible manufacturing flaw in a recently salvaged cracked part in a move likely to trigger urgent checks on dozens of Airbus superjumbos, people familiar with …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:06:04 +0000
A New Jersey woman has been sentenced to two years in prison for her role in a widespread fraud scheme involving public employees and compound prescription drugs. Kristie Masucci appeared before a judge in Camden on Tuesday. The 37-year-old Cedar …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 13:01:54 +0000
Ryan Specialty Group LLC (RSG) has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and operations of The Suitelife, a program manager specializing in boutique hotels, premier and full service hotels, hotel management companies, condo hotels and re...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:57:41 +0000
China on Tuesday added 148 drugs to its list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes, part of a push to lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs in one of the world’s largest drug markets, state media reported. AstraZeneca’s Kombiglyze and …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:52:51 +0000
Newark’s large-scale bottled water distribution is continuing as officials try to understand the failure of two filters intended to eliminate lead from water. The Environmental Protection Agency, which earlier called for the water distribution, said Fr...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:51:54 +0000
Some of the Irish businesses most exposed to the risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union in 10 weeks are not very well prepared, Ireland’s government warned on Thursday. The Irish economy is considered the most vulnerable among …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:48:22 +0000
Alliant is continuing to grow its presence in Albany, N.Y., with the addition of Vice President Chris Spofford. The property and casualty specialist will leverage his regional expertise and technical background to deliver a range of insurance and risk ...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 12:35:24 +0000
From Thailand to Kenya, trains run on tracks from steel mills in China’s northeast, a rust-belt region that is trying to capitalize on a multibillion-dollar national initiative to build ports, railways and other projects abroad. Announced in 2012, the ...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:57:13 +0000
Chubb has introduced CoverPlus – a new platform offering expanded liability-driven products tailored to the evolving risks faced by middle market manufacturers from new technologies and processes. CoverPlus offers a custom-tailored suite of coordinat...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:43:59 +0000
The Personal Insurance Federation of Florida (PIFF) has appointed Scott Matiyow as the organization’s new vice president of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs. Matiyow will serve as a lead lobbyist on property and casualty insurance issues and will dev...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:29:20 +0000
Strong storms that knocked down trees and limbs left thousands without power in north Alabama. Decatur Utilities says service was restored by early Tuesday to most of the 8,600 homes and businesses that were left in the dark after storms …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:27:29 +0000
An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham’s Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected. According to the Miami Herald, the analysis found arsenic contamination …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:09:19 +0000
Adult learners want a personalized educational journey — one in which they are able to choose what they want to learn, as well as when and how they want to learn it. That’s the premise behind the Kaufman Institute, a …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:00:36 +0000
An Oklahoma judge will rule on Monday on whether Johnson & Johnson should be held liable in a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general who argues the drugmaker should be forced to pay $17 billion for fueling the opioid epidemic. …
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 05:00:12 +0000
In a viral State Farm commercial, Oscar Nunez, playing the role of a friendly, helpful insurance agent, disparages any insurance company that utilizes artificial intelligence in support of customer service activities. “Nothing compares to an actual hum...
Thu, 22 Aug 2019 04:33:01 +0000
Risk Strategies, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has expanded its presence in the Southeast United States with the acquisition of National Insurance Consulting Group, LLC (NICG), an employee benefits and human c...
Wed, 21 Aug 2019 22:51:34 +0000
Los Angeles Opera said it will immediately open a “thorough and independent investigation” into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo, the company’s general director. In a brief statement this week, the opera company s...