Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:58:11 +0000
Authorities said the president of a roofing company in New Jersey pleaded guilty to providing false and misleading information to the company’s workers’ compensation carrier in order to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in insurance pre...
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:44:26 +0000
Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past. Many of them filed …The article On An...
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:36:34 +0000
State transportation officials marked the start of a nearly $2 billion construction program to improve and widen roadways in a ceremony on April 16 in Little Rock. The event officially kicked off the department’s Connecting Arkansas Program, a $1.8 bil...
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:27:42 +0000
Ohio is warning drivers considering work with a ridesharing service such as Uber or Lyft to understand the insurance implications. Rideshare companies operating in Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland use smartphone apps to connect potential passengers w...
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:22:54 +0000
A system of severe weather moving through multiple Midwest states in early April brought tornadoes, hail, severe winds and flooding in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Farmers Insurance estimates that its expected claims volume from these states w...
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 00:16:41 +0000
ProHost USA, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based national program administrator specializing in restaurant insurance for 25 years, announced it is partnering with XL Group to provide packaged insurance coverages for fine dining and family restaurants. The expos...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:29:02 +0000
Vermont’s Gov. Peter Shumlin signed new legislation updating Vermont’s captive law, amending the reciprocal insurer section and creating a new “dormant” status for captives. Officials said the new dormant status establishes an efficient mechanism and...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:43:50 +0000
Twenty four insurance and risk management students at five Texas universities were recently awarded academic scholarships from the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) Education Foundation. The students attend Huston-Tillotson University, Texas Southern Un...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:26:21 +0000
A Fort Worth man faces ten years in federal prison following a conviction for insurance fraud, the Insurance Department of Texas reported. Caleb Deason, an insurance agent for Transamerica Life Insurance Co., was convicted on charges of wire fraud and ...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:19:45 +0000
The state of Iowa on May 20-22, 2014, will host its first ever Global Insurance Symposium, a privately funded event that aims to bring insurance professionals and regulators from around the world together to discuss the challenges facing the global …Th...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:40:41 +0000
A U.S. Coast Guard station that watches over western Lake Erie led the nation in drunken boating arrests last year. The Coast Guard says officers with Marblehead, Ohio, station charged 67 people with boating under the influence in 2013. The …The articl...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:36:54 +0000
The state fire marshal wants 46 facilities that store ammonium nitrate in Texas to make safety improvements following the deadly West fertilizer plant explosion last year. State Fire Marshal Chris Connealy proposed new building requirements ahead of th...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:32:47 +0000
A Wisconsin trucker who’s been driving for 35 years won a customized truck in Great American Insurance Group’s annual Big Rig Giveaway. Roger Lemírande was missing from the crowd at booth 69172 on Saturday, March 29, at the Mid-America Trucking …The...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:29:57 +0000
Overland Park, Kan.-based SeaFire Insurance Services is seeking new agency partners in Oregon and Idaho for its auto dealer and repair insurance program. SeaFire will consider appointments for retail insurance agencies with scale, brand, resources and ...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:29:01 +0000
A new poll finds New Jerseyans are souring on how the state is handling Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts. The Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll out Wednesday found public satisfaction with the recovery effort has dropped below 50 percent for ...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:25:23 +0000
A man who spent five years in prison for a wrongful arson conviction has sued a northern Michigan county, three sheriff’s deputies and a state trooper. Forty-year-old Victor Caminata was convicted in 2008 of burning a house in Wexford County’s …The art...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:19:44 +0000
The Louisiana Senate sided with Gov. Bobby Jindal and the oil industry, agreeing to void a lawsuit that a south Louisiana flood board filed against more than 90 oil and gas companies for coastal damage. Senate Bill 553 by Sen. …The article Louisiana Se...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:15:51 +0000
Efforts to revitalize the Sorrento Police Department in Louisiana seem to be stagnating while the police chief’s position sits vacant and the days pass without anyone actively seeking liability insurance for the department. Mayor Mike Lambert told The ...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:11:04 +0000
San Francisco lawmakers are considering making it legal for city residents to rent out their homes on sites such as Airbnb, but only if they have liability insurance and meet other requirements, a newspaper reported. Supervisor David Chiu introduced le...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:57:18 +0000
Dawn E. Hodge has joined the Leavitt Group’s Redwoods office and will focus on commercial insurance. Prior to joining the agency, Hodge spent eight years with a personal lines not-for-profit insurance automobile club. She also worked as a claims ad...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:54:55 +0000
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company has appointed Mike Midgley to senior product director for healthcare professional liability. He is located in Fireman’s Fund’s New York office.Midgley most recently worked in compliance, product development and risk...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:51:04 +0000
A wrongful death lawsuit filed in Portland, Ore. alleges that a 911 Spanish language interpreter botched the translation of an address, sending medics to the wrong place after a caller reported that a young woman could not breathe. The Oregonian …The a...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:48:12 +0000
Wholesaler and managing general agent SierraSpecialty named Keri Hennesay as a surplus lines broker to its team in Clovis, Calif. Hennesay has been in the insurance industry for 26 years and has experience working as a retail agent, as well …The articl...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:14:32 +0000
AssuredPartners Inc., through its subsidiary Assured SKCG Inc., has recently acquired CBS Coverage Group Inc. in Plainview, N.Y. CBS Coverage Group specializes in commercial insurance, employee benefits and financial planning services, and personal ins...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:57:12 +0000
Mississippi’s insurance regulator is withdrawing his lawsuit against the federal government after Congress voted to delay changes to the federal flood insurance program. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said he is withdrawing the suit a...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:37:37 +0000
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center hope new color-coded maps they’re trying out this year will simplify two important points about storm surge for coastal residents: how far from the beach the water will spread and how high that water …The ar...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:30:11 +0000
The insurance office within the U.S. Treasury is looking into whether minorities and low and moderate income Americans have access to affordable auto insurance. On April 10, the Federal Insurance Office, citing its authority under the Dodd-Frank act to...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:53:28 +0000
The National Hockey League was sued by an insurer seeking to limit its duty to defend the league in lawsuits alleging it concealed the long-term effects of concussions and failed to warn players of the risks. TIG Insurance Co., a …The article TIG Insur...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:43:17 +0000
General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra, under fire for the company’s slow response to flawed ignition switches linked to 13 deaths, said she is creating a team that will make the company’s cars as safe as they are …The article GM Cre...
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:37:01 +0000
For landlord Peter Zagorianakos, terrorism insurance wasn’t a necessity until the bombs went off last April at the Boston Marathon and revealed a frightening pattern. Two buildings he owns stand within a half-mile (0.8 kilometer) of the race’s fini...