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Tue, 26 Jan 2021 19:37:37 +0000
California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara is alerting residents to review their current insurance policies in the midst of a forecast of winter weather bringing the possibility of floods, mudslides, debris flows, and other disasters to recent wild...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:54:17 +0000
The St. Joe Company, a Northwest Florida-based real estate developer and asset manager, has formed Watersound Insurance Agency, LLC, a new venture offering personal and commercial insurance services in Northwest Florida. St. Joe has entered into a co-b...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:45:43 +0000
FEMA has approved more than $1 billion in federal disaster assistance, long-term disaster loans and flood insurance claims since Hurricanes Laura and Delta hit the state in 2020. Laura made landfall in Louisiana in late August 2020 and Delta in …
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:43:14 +0000
Insurance agency Brown & Brown reported revenues for the fourth quarter of 2020 of $642.1 million, a jump of 10.9% or $63.1 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2019. Agency commissions and fees increased in the quarter by 10.9% …
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:39:28 +0000
Georgia taxpayers are spending nearly $200,000 a year in salary and benefits for an insurance commissioner who’s been suspended for nearly two years. When Insurance Commissioner John King presented his budget to lawmakers last week, it included $194,89...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:38:09 +0000
Houston-based Skyward Specialty Insurance Group Inc. (Skyward Specialty) has appointed John Burkhart president of specialty lines with oversight of Executive and Professional Liability, Healthcare Professional Liability, Surety, E&S and the A&H busines...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:35:13 +0000
A judge has struck down a North Dakota’s law that landowners say takes away their property rights. The so-called pore space law passed the Legislature in 2019 after supporters sought clarification on the use of cavities in rock or soil. …
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:32:24 +0000
AM Best has upgraded the Financial Strength Rating to A (Excellent) from A- (Excellent) and the Long-Term Issuer Credit Rating to “a” from “a-” of Wayne Mutual Insurance Co. (Wayne Mutual) in Wooster, Ohio. The outlook of these ratings has …
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 17:24:10 +0000
The rural economy in parts of 10 Plains and Western states continues to grow, but rural bank CEOs say their biggest fears for the 2021 economy are excessive inflation and higher long-term interest rates, according to a new monthly survey …
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:40:01 +0000
A bill that would protect businesses and health care providers from coronavirus-related lawsuits is advancing quickly through the Montana Legislature, after the state’s Republican governor said the measure was necessary to remove a statewide mask manda...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:36:31 +0000
Legal sales of recreational marijuana in Arizona have started, a once-unthinkable step in the former conservative stronghold that joins 14 other states that have broadly legalized pot. The state Health Services Department on Friday announced it had app...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:34:05 +0000
Advocates for farmworkers, teachers, grocery store clerks and other essential workers are worried they will have to wait until this summer to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as California considers giving priority to older residents. State offici...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:12:28 +0000
Authorities say two women were found dead after a fire in a central Pennsylvania row home over the weekend that caused an estimated more than $250,000 in damage to all three homes. Fire crews were dispatched shortly after 6 a.m. …
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:02:58 +0000
NFP, a New York, New York-based insurance broker and consultant that provides property/casualty, corporate benefits, retirement and individual solutions, has hired Daniel Beaudette as a senior vice president. Beaudette will be part of the team focused ...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 14:49:04 +0000
American Global has hired John McGill as president of American Global Project Solutions, in which he will head its national project risk practice. The practice is dedicated to bringing analytics, innovation and best practices to contractors and owners ...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 14:23:53 +0000
If it means reduced premiums, consumers are willing to share their personal information with insurers but they question whether insurers can protect their data. The number of consumers willing to share significant data on their health and lifestyle hab...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 13:46:51 +0000
European scientists who feed critical climate data to industry and researchers said that their next great breakthrough in weather forecasting will be powered by artificial intelligence. The European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts is turning ...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 13:22:57 +0000
BERLIN— The Tokyo Olympics will top the agenda when the International Olympic Committee’s executive board meets on Wednesday – but with the board firmly backing the event, any talk of scrapping it altogether due to the COVID-19 pandemic is highly …
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 13:00:24 +0000
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge on Monday approved The Weinstein Co.’s liquidation plan, which sets aside $17 million for women who accused co-founder Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. Judge Mary Walrath in Wilmington, Delaware announced her ruling ...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 07:19:16 +0000
A former North Carolina congressman and state Republican Party leader who lied to FBI agents about a bribery scandal received a pardon from outgoing President Donald Trump in his final hours in office. Federal authorities said ex-Rep. Robin Hayes parti...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 06:13:48 +0000
Managing general underwriter WestPro Insurance Services has formed a program partnership with Obsidian, a hybrid fronting program carrier. WestPro, a division of Platinum Specialty Underwriters, targets neighborhood bars, taverns, and restaurants with ...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 06:00:48 +0000
LAGOS— Pirates are stepping up attacks on ships in West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea, defying regional navies. On Saturday, pirates off Nigeria kidnapped 15 sailors from a Turkish container ship and killed one. Pirates in the Gulf of Guinea kidnapped …
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 06:00:15 +0000
Over 300 leading companies said on Tuesday they would work together to help hundreds of thousands of merchant sailors stuck on ships for many months due to COVID-19 in a crisis that risks creating more dangers at sea. About 90% …
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 06:00:06 +0000
Tacoma, Wash.-based Propel Insurance has named Angelo Fusaro chief financial officer. Fusaro succeeds Pete Hendrick, who has announced his retirement after serving as CFO since 2004. Fusaro has more than 20 years of experience in financial and operatio...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 06:00:06 +0000
A major food workers’ union praised President Joe Biden for withdrawing a rule that would have permanently allowed U.S. poultry producers to kill more chickens per minute. Industry trade groups said the speeds were safe. Donald Trump’s administration i...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 06:00:02 +0000
This is the second installment of a two-part look at the top 10 insurance regulatory developments of 2020 by attorneys at Locke Lord. The first part on Jan. 22 covered COVID-19, Insurtechs, Data Privacy, Race Equality and Pharmacy Benefit Managers. …
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 06:00:01 +0000
A Spanish court has ordered German carmaker Volkswagen to pay 16.3 million euros ($19.8 million) in compensation to people in Spain who bought cars with emissions-cheating devices installed, consumer group OCU said on Monday. The company will appeal th...
Tue, 26 Jan 2021 00:19:23 +0000
A New Orleans, Louisiana, man has been sentenced to prison for conspiring to stage automobile accidents as part of a scheme to defraud insurance and trucking companies, federal officials say. U.S. Attorney Peter G. Strasser with the U.S. Attorney’s Off...
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 19:20:09 +0000
Last week, Insurance Journal polled football fans, asking them to compare three NFL quarterbacks who also appear in insurance TV ads. The poll asked readers to rate Green Bay Packers future Hall-of-Famer QB Aaron Rodgers who sells for State Farm; …
Mon, 25 Jan 2021 17:58:11 +0000
A suburban Atlanta teenager has been arrested on charges that he defrauded a supermarket where he worked of nearly $1 million over a two-week period. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports 19-year-old Tre Brown was arrested Jan. 14 by Gwinnett County...