Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:49:59 +0000
Federal disaster assistance has been approved for four more Oklahoma counties affected by severe storms, flooding and tornadoes last month. Gov. Kevin Stitt said the Federal Emergency Management Agency had added Cherokee, Le Flore, Noble and Nowata cou...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:48:02 +0000
Officials have confirmed that a 10th tornado struck Indiana as part of a weekend outbreak that damaged a school, a shopping mall and other buildings. The National Weather Service issued the update Tuesday, saying the latest confirmed tornado was rated …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:45:33 +0000
The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) has issued special data call to companies that wrote direct commercial property or businessowners insurance in Texas and to certain farm mutual insurance companies that wrote property insurance in Texas during ca...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:32:57 +0000
An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder. At least 29 wrongful-death lawsuits have been filed …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:31:17 +0000
CNA has launched a new technology platform – CNA ComPass – that will allow the insurer and its network partners the ability to write and manage local admitted placements around the world in real-time. CNA’s international business insurance products...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:27:07 +0000
A suburb of Omaha, Nebraska, has condemned 195 flood-damaged homes, but it’s unclear who will be paying the expected bill of more than $1 million to raze them. The Bellevue City Council has decided that the mobile and modular homes …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:24:37 +0000
A former Chicago alderman charged with lying to police when he reported his car stolen missing has pleaded not guilty. The Chicago Tribune reports that Alderman Proco “Joe” Moreno’s attorney on his behalf pleaded not guilty Tuesday to insurance fraud, …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 16:22:23 +0000
The company behind the four-day chemical blaze that cast a black plume over Houston earlier this year is preparing to destroy one of the tanks at the facility, raising the risk that the site could see “flash” fires. Intercontinental Terminals …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:40:18 +0000
Forecasters say a tornado caused some damage in Hinds County – a somewhat uncommon storm for June in central Mississippi. The National Weather Service says the EF-1 twister struck Monday near Raymond, Mississippi. No injuries were reported. The weather...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:37:35 +0000
Several individuals were arrested last week involved in an insurance fraud scheme stretching all the way to California that is believed to have totaled $120 million in losses, according to the Georgia Department of Insurance. Agents in the Fraud Invest...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:53:06 +0000
Accelerating erosion is forcing villages in western Alaska to begin making plans to move, officials said. Erosion caused by climate change threatens village infrastructure and could force the relocation of communities such as Quinhagak, Alaska’s Energy...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:51:07 +0000
A Utah-based movie-filtering company has been ordered to pay more than $62 million to Disney and other Hollywood studios. A California jury decided the damages this week against the company VidAngel, which had ripped the movies from DVDs and then …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:43:58 +0000
A cancer patient is the latest woman to accuse a retired University of California, Los Angeles gynecologist of sexually abusing her during treatment. The Los Angeles Times reports the 44-year-old unnamed woman has sued UCLA and Dr. James Heaps, alleging …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 14:35:51 +0000
A California utility agreed Tuesday to pay $1 billion to 14 local governments to cover damages from a series of deadly wildfires caused by its downed power lines. The settlement is a sliver of the more than $30 billion in …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:49:07 +0000
AXA XL, the property/casualty and specialty risk division of AXA, has named Robert Klepper as chief underwriting officer for Short Tail Insurance Lines. In his new role, Klepper will be responsible for developing underwriting and product profitability ...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:36:28 +0000
There is an effort underway to develop a better understanding of issues and opportunities for women in the insurance industry. The Million Women Mentors’ Women in Insurance Consortium (WII) will be spearheading what is being billed as a first-of-its-ki...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:30:32 +0000
U.S. auto insurance consumers are quite happy about their coverage, and a growing shift to direct-to-consumer models has driven much of their good feelings. In a new report, J.D. Power says overall customer satisfaction with carriers rose in 2019 to …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:12:53 +0000
Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Ltd. the non-life legacy insurance investor and capacity provider of U.S. and European MGA program business, announced that Ken Randall will step down as group CEO, but will continue as executive chairman of the gr...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:10:18 +0000
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania’s Republican-controlled Legislature to take steps toward authorizing the state to join a regional consortium that sets a price and caps on greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plant...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:06:39 +0000
New York would adopt some of the nation’s most aggressive emission reduction goals under a proposal worked out by state leaders and set for a vote in the state Legislature Tuesday night. Under the proposal, New York would reduce greenhouse …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:56:26 +0000
Five female news anchors sued Charter Communications Inc., claiming rampant age and gender discrimination at the company’s popular New York One news channel has rendered their decades of experience meaningless. “NY1 has blatantly marginalized them and ...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:50:32 +0000
An estimated 36,760 people died in motor vehicle crashes last year, about a 1% decrease from the year before, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Early Estimates of Motor Vehicle Fatalities in 2018. To be included in the …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 12:18:34 +0000
The NFL’s top medical experts are asking college football physicians and trainers to help make the game safer. They want the NCAA to pitch in, too. Dr. Allen Sills and Jeff Miller, the NFL’s executive vice president for health and …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 11:03:31 +0000
Himalayan glacier melt has doubled over the last 40 years, according to new research made possible by declassified cold war era satellite imagery. The 650 glaciers under study in parts of China, India, Bhutan and Nepal were found to be …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 09:53:46 +0000
Lloyd’s has gathered a group of industry heavy-hitters — such as Evan Greenberg at Chubb, Dan Glaser at Marsh & McLennan, and John Haley at Willis Towers Watson — to sit on advisory committees that will help support and develop …
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 08:25:37 +0000
Insured losses for the hailstorms, which hit the greater Sydney region on Dec. 20, 2018, have risen to A$766 million (US$526.6 million), according to PERILS, in its third loss estimate for the storms. PERILS, the independent Zurich-based organization t...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 06:27:07 +0000
Citizens Property Insurance Corporation’s Board of Governors has approved a revised 2019 rate proposal that the company said reflects recent legislative changes that targets the ongoing abuse of assignment of benefit agreements and will reduce unnecess...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 05:58:50 +0000
Ali Payne has joined insurance services firm Holmes Murphy in Waukee, Iowa, as practice leader for Organizational Wellbeing. Payne brings more than 19 years of experience developing holistic, innovative solutions to enhance both the employee experience...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 05:55:59 +0000
Tower Hill Specialty is now offering manufactured housing and dwelling fire insurance policies in Arkansas. Optional coverage features include equipment breakdown and service line endorsements. The equipment breakdown option provides coverage for items...
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 05:00:11 +0000
Technology platforms such as Facebook Inc. and Google’s YouTube could face a flood of lawsuits unless they can demonstrate their treatment of users’ content is politically neutral, under a measure that U.S. Senator Josh Hawley’s office said he would of...