Wed, 27 May 2015 20:59:15 +0000
Google Compare is using a rating system provided by Insurance Technologies Corp., the Carrollton, Texas-based software provider announced Wednesday. In making the announcement ITC’s top executive said it’s a move that will keep agents involved in ...
Wed, 27 May 2015 19:51:42 +0000
Farmers will become the first large California insurer to start offering a ridesharing insurance product on Thursday. In an announcement made at the Los Angeles office of California Department of Insurance today, California Insurance Commissioner Dave ...
Wed, 27 May 2015 19:00:27 +0000
The Main Street America Group has appointed Dave Randle as director of distribution management. He replaces Chris Cox, who was recently named president of Main Street America’s new Florida Region. Randle will be responsible for developing the distrib...
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:56:03 +0000
A former Ohio insurance agent was sentenced in early May after pleading guilty to insurance fraud and theft, Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor announced. Former McConnelsville insurance agent James Brent Whitehouse was sentenced in the Morgan County Cour...
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:53:26 +0000
Southwest Risk LP has added Robin Page as a vice president and broker in the company’s Dallas office. Page began his insurance career with Chubb in 1973 as a property, inland marine and package underwriter in Dallas. He also has worked … The article...
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:52:42 +0000
Lockton Companies hired Marie-France Gelot as senior vice president and insurance claims counsel with the Lockton Financial Services Group. Gelot is based in Lockton’s New York office. In her new role, Gelot will work with Lockton’s financial institu...
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:45:01 +0000
V3 Insurance Partners LLC has launched V3 CAPP+, a new package program for condominium & homeowner associations, cooperative apartments and office condominium associations. V3 CAPP+ is backed by Hiscox Insurance Co., Inc. The multi-line policy is desig...
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:43:21 +0000
The Dubuque City Council has repealed a section of city ordinances that banned sledding from some city parks. On Jan. 5 the council voted to prohibit sledding, skiing and inner tubes on all but two city properties. The decision drew … The article Dubuq...
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:31:26 +0000
The Texas lawmaker who wanted to bar media access to the names of people involved in traffic accidents now says it probably won’t survive a court challenge and will likely be dropped. The Senate approved the measure late on May … The article Texas Lawm...
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:27:36 +0000
Texas lawmakers passed a bill allowing faculty and students to carry concealed handguns inside classrooms on public college campuses. The legislation, approved over opposition from university officials, prevents schools from establishing their own rule...
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:24:45 +0000
Thousands of Texans are in the process of repairing vehicles and cleaning homes of flood water and debris after massive rainstorms inundated many parts of the state. Insurance adjusters are meeting with homeowners to assess the damage to both the … The...
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:22:04 +0000
The U.S. Climate Prediction Center says the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season will likely be below-normal. But that’s no reason to believe coastal areas will have it easy, say the weather experts at the center, which is part of the National … The articl...
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:18:41 +0000
Insurance wholesaler J.M. Wilson added Andrea Farr in its Kansas City, Mo., office, as a property/casualty underwriter. Farr will serve independent insurance agents in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama. Prior to joining J.M....
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:16:45 +0000
Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade announced that a corporation specializing in consultation and financial management for reinsurance companies is expanding its footprint in Connecticut. The Connecticut Insurance Department said New J...
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:12:22 +0000
Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is having a big problem with attracting small businesses. MNsure was originally expected to cover 155,000 people in small-group plans by next year. Enrollment was only 1,405 earlier this month, the Star Tribune rep...
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:53:14 +0000
Fast-food restaurant Lee’s Sandwiches has recalled 213,000 pounds of meat because it bore unauthorized United States Department of Agriculture marks of inspection, despite having not been inspected properly. The Orange County Register reported that chi...
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:50:33 +0000
A former Rio Rancho, N.M. teacher says in a lawsuit that she was fired as a result of her involvement with a union and her outspoken criticism of school district officials. The Albuquerque Journal reported that school officials countered that … The art...
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:48:02 +0000
A Casper, Wyo. couple is suing a local vapor cigarette company, saying the battery in one of the devices exploded and caused injuries. The lawsuit filed by Joshua and Allison Seel says Joshua suffered burns to his leg and genitals … The article Wyoming...
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:35:13 +0000
The head of Wall Street’s self-regulator criticized the Obama administration’s effort to impose stricter standards on brokers who manage retirement accounts, saying the rule would make it difficult for smaller investors to get advice. In a speech W...
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:07:10 +0000
Google Inc. will begin testing self-driving cars of its own design on public roads this summer, but they will have steering wheels and brakes, which is not what the company described a year ago. Engineers will operate 25 prototype vehicles, … The artic...
Wed, 27 May 2015 14:30:27 +0000
Maurice “Hank” Greenberg spent some of his 90th birthday party like he’s spent much of the past decade: angry. As he addressed his family at a lunch at a private estate this month, one of his sons made another laugh. … The article Greenberg at 90...
Wed, 27 May 2015 12:46:50 +0000
Nearly three years after the demise of law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, a Manhattan prosecutor opened the criminal trial of three of the firm’s former executives on Tuesday by accusing the trio of directing employees to make millions of dollars … The article ...
Wed, 27 May 2015 10:13:56 +0000
Xuber, Xchanging’s insurance software business has released its second wave of results from its global reinsurance survey, which focuses on regulation and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity. The survey found that, with reference to the re/insura...
Wed, 27 May 2015 09:55:16 +0000
Australian Symon Drake-Brockman is on the front line of a revolution in European finance. The former head of global debt markets at Royal Bank of Scotland now runs Pemberton Asset Management in London’s genteel Belgravia, several miles from the “Square...
Wed, 27 May 2015 09:33:38 +0000
Tokio Millennium Re AG (TMR), the Zurich-based global reinsurer and subsidiary of Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co. Ltd., announced that Mark Julian will assume the role of Head of Tokio Millennium Re AG, UK Branch (TMRUK), subject to … The art...
Wed, 27 May 2015 09:28:39 +0000
  Wildfires in northern Alberta kept about 10 percent of Canada’s oil sands production offline for a third day [on Tuesday] as Bank of America Corp. warned the blazes may slow the economy. A fire at Cold Lake Weapons Range that started … The articl...
Wed, 27 May 2015 09:16:22 +0000
“Risk levels are rising in Western economies due to the increased terror threat presented by Islamic extremists” according to the Aon Terrorism and Political Violence Map, released by Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon ...
Wed, 27 May 2015 08:15:24 +0000
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc, a global provider of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits-related advice, brokerage and associated services, announced it is appointing Charlie Rozes as group finance director, to succeed Mike Reynolds. JLT ann...
Wed, 27 May 2015 07:44:45 +0000
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd., a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, announced that Jerome Faure will step down from the position of chief executive officer, Global Reinsurance, on January 1, 2016 an...
Wed, 27 May 2015 04:55:18 +0000
West Virginia received poor marks in a new report that examined traffic fatalities and road and bridge conditions in rural areas. Twenty-nine percent of major rural roads in West Virginia were in poor condition in 2013, the sixth highest rate … The art...