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  • BreakingUSG Adds Meek as a Producer in Southern California
    USG Insurance Services Inc. has named Frances Meek a producer/broker in the Irvine, Calif. office. Meek will work to maintain current agent relationships and assist with expanding USG’s California network. Meek has been in the insurance industry fo…
    - 7 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 11:53pm -
  • BreakingAlliant Names Davidson Vice President in Washington
    Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has named Megan Davidson vice president within the company’s real estate group. Davidson will be based in Alliant’s Seattle, Wash. office, and will provide insurance and risk management solutions to real estate cli…
    - 7 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 11:48pm -
  • Nebraska Senators Aiming to Get Medical Marijuana on 2020 Ballot
    Two Nebraska lawmakers have announced plans to place a medical marijuana legalization measure on the 2020 ballot. Sens. Anna Wishart and Adam Morfeld, both of Lincoln, on Dec. 13 announced the formation of Nebraskans for Sensible Marijuana Laws. The…
    - 13 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 5:46pm -
  • Feds Cite Missouri Demolition Company After 2 Workers Die
    A Missouri demolition company has been cited by federal safety regulators for failing to provide fall protection after two employees suffered fatal injuries at a demolition site in St. Louis. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and H…
    - 13 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 5:34pm -
  • AM Best: Outlooks Revised to Stable for Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Companies
    - 13 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 5:28pm -
  • Indiana Officer Settles Racial Discrimination Lawsuit for $50K
    Records show a former western Indiana police officer who appealed his firing has accepted $50,000 to settle a 2015 federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination. The Tribune-Star reports Jonathan Stevens signed an agreement in January 2017 to resolv…
    - 13 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 5:23pm -
  • ICT: Central Texas October Flood Insured Losses Top $22M, So Far
    Payments made by FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for insured losses from flooding in central Texas in mid-October have exceeded $22 million and could exceed $30 million when all claims have been filed and paid, the Insurance Council…
    - 14 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 5:21pm -
  • Texas Hurricane Harvey Rebuilding Commission: Storm Was a ‘Wakeup Call’
    A commission convened by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to focus on rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey issued a report on Dec. 13 saying the state should take a series of steps to prepare for the next big storm, including improving local …
    - 14 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 5:20pm -
  • Latest Edition of AMA Guides Lowers Impairment Ratings in Workers’ Compensation
    For workers injured at work, the amount of compensation they receive depends on which edition of the medical guidelines on evaluating impairments is used. The American Medical Association (AMA) Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment is used…
    - 14 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 4:26pm -
  • Authorities: At Least $3B to Clear Debris from Homes Destroyed By California Wildfires
    State and federal authorities estimate that it will cost at least $3 billion to clear debris from 19,000 homes and businesses destroyed by three California wildfires last month. The disaster relief officials said the cleanup costs will far surpass th…
    - 15 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 3:48pm -
  • More Than 100 Buildings Found Unsafe After Alaska Quake
    More than 100 homes and buildings in the Anchorage area have been found unsafe to enter because of damage caused by the magnitude 7.0 earthquake, according to city data. At least another 182 buildings received some kind of damage from …
    - 15 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 3:43pm -
  • SEC Actions Against Public Companies Surged in Second Half
    The number of new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement actions against public companies and subsidiaries jumped substantially in the second half of fiscal year 2018. According to a report by the NYU Pollack Center for Law & Busin…
    - 15 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 3:39pm -
  • California Regulators to Look at New Blackout Rules to Prevent Deadly Wildfires
    California regulators have decided they need to step in and help determine when power blackouts are appropriate to prevent wildfires after a series of deadly blazes linked to electrical equipment. Utilities PG&E Corp., Edison International and Sempra…
    - 15 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 3:33pm -
  • S&P Upgrades Outlook for AXIS
    AXIS Capital Holdings won an outlook upgrade from Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings as well as an affirmation of its other ratings, thanks to growing confidence in its various strategic initiatives. Standard & Poor’s revised its AXIS outlook to st…
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 3:03pm -
  • Connecticut Insurance Department Partnering with RiskGenius in Tech Pilot Program
    The Connecticut Insurance Department is one of nine state insurance regulators participating in a pilot program to test a web-based platform that uses machine learning. The pilot states are partnering with RiskGenius, a Kansas-based tech company that…
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 2:55pm -
  • Massachusetts Lawmakers Grill Natural Gas Execs After September Explosions
    Natural gas companies in Massachusetts are compromising safety by increasingly turning to outside contractors for pipeline work while cutting back on staff that would oversee these projects, state lawmakers said Tuesday at a hearing following Septemb…
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 2:47pm -
  • New York Contractor Convicted of Hiring Hit Men for Killing
    A Schenectady, N.Y., contractor has been convicted of first-degree murder in a scheme to kill a man for life insurance money. A jury convicted 54-year-old Tarchand Lall on Wednesday for hiring hit men from Delaware to kill Charles Dembrosky, who …
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 2:36pm -
  • AnaCap Equity Firm to Sell French Broker AssurOne Group
    AnaCap Financial Partners, a private equity firm, has agreed to sell French insurance broker AssurOne Group to Societe Centrale Prevoir SA, an asset management firm based in Paris. AOG specialises in online distribution and management of personal ins…
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 2:33pm -
  • Schumer Says Farm Bill Will Help New York Dairy Farmers
    Sen. Chuck Schumer says the sweeping farm bill approved by Congress will help New York dairy farmers. The Senate’s Democratic leader says the bill invests $100 million in the federal dairy insurance program to help make it work better for …
    - 16 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 2:26pm -
  • UN Talks Seeking Climate Rulebook Reflect U.S.-China Tension
    China accused some of the richest nations in the world of “backsliding” on pledges to clean up pollution and provide $100 billion a year in climate-related aid by 2020. The comments at a United Nations conference on global warming in …
    - 17 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 1:48pm -

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  • BreakingCoreLogic takeover of Symbility approved by shareholders
    Canadian claims software vendor Symbility Solutions Inc. is a step closer to being acquired by data provider CoreLogic Inc. Calgary-based Symbility said Thursday an overwhelming majority of its shareholders have approved a $160-million deal originall…
    - 8 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 10:47pm -
  • BreakingHow to go direct-to-consumers without ticking off your brokers
    Are you an insurance company looking to build up your direct-to-consumer capabilities without alienating the broker channel, on whom you rely for your core business? Here are three tips for you, as outlined by bloggers Ned Calder, Shahriar Parvarande…
    - 8 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 10:45pm -
  • BreakingNot all Ontario schools follow this cyber security rule
    Some former school board employees can still look at children’s records – including address and date of birth – over the Internet because their access to this system has not been revoked, the Auditor General of Ontario suggested…
    - 9 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 9:34pm -
  • BreakingWinds affecting Vancouver area could damage property
    VANCOUVER – Powerful winds are set to sweep British Columbia on Friday with gusts of up to 100 kilometres an hour in some areas. Environment Canada has posted wind warnings for Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island and parts of…The po…
    - 10 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 8:53pm -
  • BreakingRecreational Cannabis Legalization: Are your HR policies ready?
      Did you know, medical cannabis has been legal in Canada since 1999? Since then there have been numerous amendments to the laws, as well as a significant increase in Canadians who have purchased medical cannabis. According to Health Canada…The p…
    - 10 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 8:41pm -
  • BreakingEmmanuel Robitaille Appointed Regional Director, Québec with On Side Restoration
    MONTREAL, QC, Dec. 14, 2018 /insPRESS/ – Amandio Contreiras, Chief Operating Officer with On Side Restoration, is pleased to announce the appointment of Emmanuel Robitaille to the position of Regional Director, Québec. In his new role with On…
    - 12 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 7:18pm -
  • CEP-Sintra welcomes new employees from coast-to-coast
    MONTREAL, QC, Dec. 14, 2018 /insPRESS/ – CEP-Sintra continues to strengthen its team across Canada by welcoming several new investigators. Since August, five new investigators have been added from coast-to-coast. “The addition of resources an…
    - 14 hours ago, 14 Dec 18, 4:43pm -
  • How costly is the fire peril for Canadian insurers?
    The traditional fire peril continues to cost Canadian insurers, with fire/explosion accounting for almost a quarter (23%) of commercial claims by value, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) said in its new Global Claims Review report, released…
    - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 18, 9:25pm -
  • How some brokerages and MGAs attract talent
    What’s the best way of attracting qualified talent to your brokerage? Some brokerages and managing general agencies (MGAs) have cited looking outside the insurance industry or recruiting from local community colleges. McConville Omni Insurance…
    - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 18, 9:22pm -
  • How this ‘gap’ in privacy law affects tow-truck operators
    - 1 day ago, 13 Dec 18, 9:18pm -

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