Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:50:58 +0000
California’s Department of Industrial Relations and its Division of Workers’ Compensation has suspended seven medical providers from participating in the state’s workers’ comp system. The providers were convicted of workers’ comp fraud or have been sus...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:47:42 +0000
Closing times at bars in California could go later if proposed legislation there gets passed. The bill proposed by state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat who represents San Francisco, would let municipalities set their own last call times. The Los …
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:39:49 +0000
Workers’ compensation insurance provider, Texas Mutual Insurance Co., and VFIS of Texas have distributed $228,000 in grant money to 90 volunteer fire departments and nonprofit emergency medical service (EMS) organizations across the state of Texas. VFI...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:33:20 +0000
Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus has appointed Rep. Larry Phillips, District 62, as chair of the Texas House of Representatives Insurance Committee for the 85th session of the Texas Legislature. This position was previously held by Rep. John …
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:25:05 +0000
USI Insurance Services (USI) has added Tammi Barker, Bridget Day and Dave Petno in the USI Independence, Ohio, office. Barker, who joins the firm as account manager, has more than 17 years of insurance experience, including 11 years focused on …
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:24:38 +0000
New York state announced a final cyber security regulation on Thursday with mandatory standards for banks and insurers to combat the ever-increasing risk of cyber attacks. The regulation, which takes effect March 1, follows a series of high-profile dat...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:23:46 +0000
A Monroe, La., woman has pleaded guilty to mail fraud, admitting that she filed a $116,000 insurance claim for $1,000 in assets. U.S. Attorney Stephanie Finley says 54-year-old Lasandra Edwards filed for bankruptcy in October 2013, saying her furniture...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:23:12 +0000
John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Mark E. Johnson, 50, a farmer in Dresser, Wis., was sentenced on Feb. 13, 2017, in a federal crop insurance fraud case. During a plea hearing …
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:27:43 +0000
XS Brokers Insurance Agency Inc., a Northeast wholesale and managing general agent (MGA) brokerage headquartered in Quincy, Mass., has announced the opening of a new office in Worcester, Mass. The firm now has four East Coast offices, including locatio...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:20:05 +0000
HB Retirement, an independent financial services firm specializing in the design and function of retirement programs from  corporations, small businesses and non-profit organizations throughout the Pittsburgh, Penn., region, has hired Jack Ryan as ...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:13:28 +0000
CNA has named Douglas Worman to fill the newly created position of executive vice president and chief underwriting officer. He reports to Dino E. Robusto, CNA chairman and chief executive officer. In this role, Worman will work jointly with the …
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:37:17 +0000
Getting a tattoo may hurt, but giving one is no picnic, either. That’s the finding of what its authors say is the first study ever to directly measure the physical stresses that lead to aches and pains in tattoo artists—workers …
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:47:20 +0000
U.S. motor vehicle accident deaths last year topped 40,000 for the first time since 2007 as cheap gasoline and a healthy economy encouraged motorists to drive more, according to new estimates released by the National Safety Council. Roadside fatalities...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:34:33 +0000
Global insurance rate decreases moderated on average for the fourth consecutive quarter, down 3.1 percent (compared to the previous quarter’s decrease of 3.2 percent), according to Marsh’s Global Insurance Market Index – Q4 2016. * “The last quarter o...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:00:58 +0000
The Concord Group Insurance Companies, a Concord, N.H.-based insurance carrier, has announced that Daniel L. McCabe has joined the senior leadership team as a vice president. “Dan will play an important role on our management team as we transition thro...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:22:22 +0000
Beazley, a specialist in cyber and data breach response insurance, has appointed Michael Tewfik as a technology, media and business services underwriter focused on addressing the data breach and cyber security risks of organizations in the United Kingd...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:45:41 +0000
Despite American International Group’s poor 2016 fourth quarter earnings performance, Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s both have affirmed the insurer’s ratings, with a few qualifiers slipped in. The struggling insurance giant lost $3.0 billion, or $...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:44:29 +0000
Verisk Analytics has snatched up Healix Risk Rating, a company focused on automated medical risk assessment for the travel insurance ratings.Financial terms were not disclosed, although the deal is designed to expand Verisk’s risk assessment offerings ...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:19:49 +0000
Zurich Insurance has created a new structure for its Commercial Insurance business in Asia Pacific (APAC), following the combination of its Global Corporate and Commercial units into a single division. “This simplified structure provides a single point...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:41:46 +0000
Bruce Carnegie-Brown, former CEO of Marsh Europe and non-executive chairman of Aon UK, will shortly be named the new chairman of Lloyd’s, succeeding John Nelson who had announced in 2015 that he would retire this year at the age of …
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:00:25 +0000
San Francisco, Calif.-based Woodruff-Sawyer & Co. has named Darren Cartwright claims auditing and consulting practice leader. Cartwright will be responsible for the direction of the claims group, which provides claims management and advice across the a...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:35:50 +0000
Allianz, Europe’s largest insurer, proposed spending 3 billion euros ($3.2 billion) on buying back its own shares on Thursday after the Munich-based firm posted higher than expected profits and said it was adjusting its policy on budgeting for possible...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:18:06 +0000
Argo Pro, a member of Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd., has partnered with BlueChip Underwriting Services LLC to provide transactional risk insurance to facilitate mergers and acquisitions. BlueChip will sell and underwrite this suite of product...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:11:03 +0000
Insurance broker Lockton has named Amanda Ruback to the newly created position of senior vice president and major client strategist in the firm’s Chicago operation. In her new role, Ruback assists in strategy development and solutions for the needs...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:07:04 +0000
A southern West Virginia town has joined other communities in seeking to recoup the costs of dealing with opioid abuse. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the McDowell County town of Welch filed a lawsuit Monday against several out-of-state drug distr...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:00:27 +0000
Recording and analyzing patient and family reports about rude and disrespectful behavior can identify surgeons with higher rates of surgical site infections and other avoidable adverse outcomes, according to a study led by Vanderbilt University Medical...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:59:25 +0000
NEBCO Insurance Services has opened an office in Naples, Fla. The Greenwich, Conn.-based independent insurance agency provides asset and lifestyle protection for high-net-worth individuals nationwide. The recently opened office in Naples is the firm’s ...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:22:10 +0000
The Main Street America Group, a super-regional property/casualty insurance company, has announced the appointment of Anne Bastian to national account executive, a newly established role within the company’s field operations division. In this capacity,...
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:11:55 +0000
A former executive for a Birmingham-area scrap metal brokerage company has been accused of embezzling $11.2 million from the company and using the funds to live a lavish lifestyle. Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey said in a news release …
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:47:43 +0000
Supervisors have ordered inspections of all Los Angeles County dams in the wake of flooding concerns at Northern California’s Oroville Dam. The Los Angeles Times wrote that supervisors unanimously approved the order Tuesday. The Department of Public Wo...