November 15, 2018

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 18:42:53 +0000
San Diego, Calif.-based Wells Media Group Inc. has named Kelly de la Mora sales manager of Claims Journal. De La Mora is responsible for all sales of Claims Journal advertising products. She was previously senior sales and marketing coordinator for …
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:48:16 +0000
A.M. Best has placed under review with positive implications the Financial Strength Rating (FSR) of B++ (Good) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Ratings (Long-Term ICR) of “bbb+” of Savers Property and Casualty Insurance Co. (Savers) in Clayton, Missouri...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:43:09 +0000
You’ve seen them — the yellow signs along the state’s rural roadways that warn of a deer crossing ahead. Trouble is, researchers say, we mostly ignore such warnings. It presents a quandary for highway safety officials in Nebraska seeking to …
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:40:45 +0000
A federal safety agency has proposed fining a company in connection with the death of an employee who was working in a Hall County, Nebraska, cornfield. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing penalties of more than $11,600 for …
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:38:38 +0000
Carol Anderson has joined Universal Insurance, a subsidiary of First United Bank, as an employee benefits insurance advisor in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Operating out of First United Bank in Sapulpa, Anderson will be partnering with current bank locations and...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:33:13 +0000
Benefitfocus Inc., a cloud-based benefits management platform and services provider, has opened a new office in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The company, headquartered in Charleston, has had a presence in Tulsa since 2010 and recently moved to a larger space to ac...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:27:37 +0000
Ohio-based insurance provider Tower Hill Specialty LLC says its property insurance products available are now available in Missouri. A subsidiary of Tower Hill Insurance Group LLC headquartered in Gainesville, Florida, Tower Hill Specialty provides hom...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 17:20:12 +0000
Investigators say an explosion that killed three people and injured 13 others at a Texas hospital this year was caused by natural gas that leaked into a boiler room and an adjacent mechanical room. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that investigators …
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:23:03 +0000
Cathay Pacific Airways said on Wednesday it is working with 27 regulators in 15 jurisdictions to investigate a data breach that affected millions of passengers, as Hong Kong lawmakers grilled executives over how it handled the incident. The executives ...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:34:53 +0000
There is new evidence that ambulatory surgery centers are less expensive for certain surgeries than hospitals. Payments for similar knee and shoulder surgeries performed in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) were lower compared with hospital outpatient ...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:31:41 +0000
California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has declared an emergency situation, which allows insurance companies to use out-of-state adjusters to help handle the large volume of claims resulting from the Camp and Woolsey Fires. The Camp Fire, the dea...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:15:21 +0000
Northeast Framing Inc., a contractor based in Lunenberg, Mass., has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing workers to falls and other hazards following an employee’s fatal fall at ...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:42:51 +0000
A ruling issued Tuesday by the New Jersey Supreme Court could cause more than 20,000 drunken driving convictions to be vacated. The justices unanimously found that criminal charges pending against a state police sergeant made breath-testing device test...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:33:11 +0000
JBA Risk Management (JBA), the UK-based modeling firm, has launched an India crop catastrophe model for the re/insurance market. More commonly known for flood maps and models, JBA collaborated with Chaucer through its office in Singapore to develop thi...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:32:15 +0000
New Jersey health officials have confirmed five more cases of measles in a central New Jersey community. The latest confirmed cases bring the total to 11 in Ocean County. Officials say the infected people may have exposed others to the …
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:08:25 +0000
The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board opened an investigative hearing on Wednesday into the fatal engine explosion on a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that killed one passenger. Dallas-based Southwest has been under scrutiny since an engine on a...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:51:15 +0000
Specialty insurer Markel Corp. has completed its acquisition of Nephila Holdings, an investment manager specializing in reinsurance risk. According to the transaction that was first announced in August, Nephila will continue to operate as a separate bu...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:03:08 +0000
Danske Bank’s 200 billion euro ($225 billion) money laundering scandal might be the “tip of the iceberg” and investigators should examine whether major Western banks played a role, a lawyer for the whistleblower said. Stephen Kohn, a partner at U.S. …
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:19:11 +0000
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has appointed Simon Tardif as head Aviation Canada, effective Oct. 29, 2018. In this role, Tardif will be responsible for the growth and strategy of the aviation team across Canada. He has relocated from Paris, France …
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:52:52 +0000
Many U.S. multinational corporations have packed up or are choosing to open subsidiaries in low-tax, rather than no-tax, countries that are seen as more legitimate than the formerly popular island destinations of the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas. The...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:24:44 +0000
Global insurance regulators will put off singling out insurers deemed so important to the financial system that they are required to hold extra capital, in a victory for companies such as American International Group and Prudential. The International A...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:50:34 +0000
Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab quit the U.K. Cabinet over Theresa May’s handling of Brexit, dealing a severe blow to the prime minister who must now consider if her position is tenable. The pound tumbled. Shortly afterward, Work and Pensions Secretary …
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:09:21 +0000
The City of London averted one disaster with the draft Brexit deal announced Wednesday. But the resignation of Brexit Minister Dominic Raab showed the obstacle course is far from over. Even if the U.K. Parliament clears the agreement — and …
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:44:16 +0000
Authorities have identified a man who was killed in an industrial accident in North Carolina. The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office said 44-year-old William A. Villatoro of Bayshore, New York, was part of a team contracted to remove metal from the …
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:15:34 +0000
Florida-based workers’ compensation carrier Normandy Insurance Co. has promoted Laura Lieberman to vice president of Sales and Marketing, effective immediately. In this role, Lieberman will oversee corporate communications, marketing, sales, and busine...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:01:12 +0000
North Carolina Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler says his agency needs the full $250 million he requested for cash payments to farmers with destroyed crops and dead livestock from Hurricane Florence and another storm. The General Assembly directed...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:00:57 +0000
Six U.S. senators on Wednesday introduced a bill that would require the U.S. securities watchdog to directly regulate firms such as Glass, Lewis & Co and Institutional Shareholder Services, which advise investors on how to vote in corporate elections. ...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 06:00:12 +0000
Cyber insurance is relevant to every type of business but the insurance industry needs to make it simpler so that more businesses understand why they should buy it, according to Graeme Newman, chief innovation officer at CFC Underwriting, a cyber …
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 05:06:42 +0000
ISO has launched a management liability insurance program designed to address the increasing risks faced by private companies, including sexual harassment. ISO is a Verisk business and a leading provider of forms, rules, and rating information for the ...
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 00:16:36 +0000
Derek Ross has his hands full with the Woolsey Fire in Southern California for three reasons. He’s an insurance agent with numerous clients affected, he’s the president of the board of a school district that’s had to close due to …

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