Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:31:51 +0000
Pet insurers must disclose important information regarding their policies, standardize definitions, and provide consumers with a 30-day “free look” period, under a bill signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday. Brown signed Assembl...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:44:57 +0000
U.S. regulators feared they lacked authority to structure the rescue of American International Group Inc. in a way that would allow them to take control of the insurer and head off shareholder opposition, according to e- mails introduced as part … The ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:35:03 +0000
The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments over whether employees can be fired for using medical marijuana, which is legal in the state but illegal under federal law. The case was brought by Brandon Coats, a former customer service … The art...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:58:52 +0000
Markel Corporation in Glen Allen, Virginia, promoted Rebecca Swanson to managing director, Miscellaneous Errors & Omissions/Information Technology/Data Breach for its product line leadership team. Swanson has been with Markel for 18 years, with extensi...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:58:30 +0000
Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc. announced that Mark McGivney will become senior vice president, Corporate Finance, reporting to Chief Financial Officer Mike Bischoff, effective October 1. McGivney will be responsible for overseeing the Corporate Develo...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:54:59 +0000
Ames & Gough, an insurance broker and risk management consultant specializing in serving design professionals, law firms, associations/nonprofits and other professional service firms, announced it has acquired the business of Bixby Insurance Agency Inc...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:40:31 +0000
The downward trend of Indiana’s farm-related fatalities continued in 2013 as the state saw 18 deaths, according to a Purdue University report. The total is eight fewer than were reported in 2012, giving Indiana fewer than 30 documented deaths from … Th...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:26:11 +0000
Columbus Police Chief Tony Carleton has rewritten the department’s pursuit policy to allow shift supervisors to decide if officers are to chase a suspect if he flees. Previously, officers were instructed not to chase a suspect if he fled. Whether … The...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:17:28 +0000
A funeral home and an eye clinic that fired employees who had changed their sex from male to female were sued last week as the U.S. government filed its first-ever federal lawsuits for transgender discrimination. The cases could lay the … The article E...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:02:43 +0000
Aon plc announced that Andy Weitz, 37, will become senior vice president of global marketing and communications on October 1st. Weitz was most recently president and CEO of the U.S. region for Hill + Knowlton Strategies, a global business advisory … Th...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:02:16 +0000
XL Group announced the addition of Jay E. Smelser to its North America property insurance team as South Central regional leader, based in Dallas. Smelser reports to Senior Vice President and Head of North America General Property Wade Pitman in Los ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:59:32 +0000
Privately held property and casualty franchisor, Keystone Insurers Group, announced its intent to expand into Missouri in 2015. Missouri would become Keystone’s 10th state and the first west of the Mississippi River. Elizabeth Schenk, Keystone vice p...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:58:06 +0000
As DWI arrests have risen over recent years, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana is working to keep impaired drivers off the road. Spokesman Brennan Matherne tells The Daily Comet the sheriff’s office made 291 DWI arrests in 2011. … The ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:57:11 +0000
School officials in Louisiana’s Vermilion Parish are moving ahead with plans for a concrete wall and pump system to protect more of the parish’s schools from floodwaters. The Advocate reports the latest project calls for spending $2.8 million to erec...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:55:53 +0000
The driver of a tractor-trailer that crashed into a bus and killed four college students on Interstate 35 in southern Oklahoma told investigators he was distracted. Russell Staley, 53, of Saginaw, Texas, was traveling northbound on Sept. 26 before cros...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:53:07 +0000
M3 Insurance, based in Madison, Wis., announced it has been named a 2014 Best Practices Agency by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA). M3 is one of only 206 insurance agencies from across the country to be … The article Wisc...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:41:25 +0000
Reno, Nev.-based Employers has named Kimberly K. Hulse vice president of regional sales for its Western region. Hulse will be based out of EMPLOYERS’ headquarters in Reno, Nevada.  She will work under the direction of the senior vice president and … T...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:16:45 +0000
Emergency planners say a digital library developed by Idaho researchers has become a critical tool in preparing for major disasters. The Infrastructure Protection Digital Library is a searchable database that gathers and customizes emergency-related do...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:13:46 +0000
The city of Fresno and the man who pleaded no contest in the drunken driving hit-and-run death of a 7-year-old California boy have agreed to pay the youth’s family more than $1 million to settle a civil lawsuit. The Fresno … The article Coach’s Insur...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:10:44 +0000
The U.S. Department of Commerce has given Cheyenne, Wyo. a grant for a storm sewer project that should help minimize the risk of flooding downtown. The Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported the department’s Economic Development Administration awarded the city...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:07:44 +0000
Wet weather in recent weeks has left some of New Mexico’s green chile crop in danger. The Las Cruces Sun-News reported  that a hail storm last week was the latest in a spate of precipitation to plague chile fields in … The article New Mexico’s Green...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:59:18 +0000
The Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IANC) has named Aubie W. Knight as  its new chief executive officer. Knight, currently CEO of a neighboring Big “I” association, the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia (IIAG), will join the IIAN...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:00:03 +0000
ProAssurance Corp. of Birmingham, Ala., has launched a new suite of excess insurance coverages, ProAssurance Complex Medicine, or ProCxM, for large healthcare facilities and organizations. This new package of coverages and related services will allow t...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 11:10:00 +0000
ACE Group has appointed Charles Villette as surety underwriting manager in Germany, as it expands its surety capabilities in Europe’s biggest economy. Villette has more than ten years of insurance industry and surety experience and joins ACE from a m...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:37:46 +0000
RSA, the London-based insurer, has appointed Rachel Cotton as real estate director for RSA’s Risk Managed Business. Cotton has worked at RSA for over 25 years across a variety of areas including technical and specialist claims, sales and marketing for...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:19:04 +0000
Milliman Inc., the Seattle-based global consulting and actuarial firm, is opening an office in Cape Town, South Africa. The office will be led by industry veteran David Kirk and will serve Sub-Saharan Africa. The Cape Town location is a reflection … Th...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:42:38 +0000
Fosun International Ltd., the investment arm of China’s biggest closely held conglomerate, is considering making more bets on insurers outside its home country, Chief Executive Officer Liang Xinjun said. “We prefer investing in insurance companies ...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:28:37 +0000
It was 2:28 p.m. in Munich on Sept. 26, and Bill Gross, in charge of $2 trillion as chief investment officer at Pacific Investment Management Co., had just announced that he was joining Janus Capital Group Inc., a struggling stock … The article Departu...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:00:46 +0000
Specialty Insurance Group (SIG), a member of the Everest Re Group Ltd., and independently operated insurance brokerage firm Britton Gallagher have together launched a new insurance, loss control and safety program for the pyrotechnics market. The strat...
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 03:05:28 +0000
CMIC, a member-owned medical professional liability insurance provider in Glastonbury, Connecticut, announced that the overall rate indication for Connecticut and Massachusetts policyholders will remain unchanged for the upcoming 2015 policy year. This...