October 18, 2017
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Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:31:34 +0000
In the event of a dirty bomb or a nuclear meltdown, emergency responders can safely tolerate radiation levels equivalent to thousands of chest X-rays, the Environmental Protection Agency said in new guidelines that ease off on established safety levels...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:10:05 +0000
Convinced that Americans are dying to speak with its human TV spokes-icon Flo, Progressive Insurance is bringing a Flo Chatbot experience to Facebook Messenger. This tool, enhanced by artificial intelligence and quoting technology, is now available for...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:25:26 +0000
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies wants to build a tube-based inter and intra-city transportation system to transport passengers and cargo at high speeds. As part of its efforts to gain support, it sought to assure people that its technology is fea...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:07:23 +0000
Hub International Limited (Hub), a global insurance brokerage, has acquired the assets of Graffam Insurance Group LLC (Graffam). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Based in Cumberland Center, Maine, Graffam specializes in employee benefits an...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:04:50 +0000
The bill for compensating families of those who died in the Grenfell Tower fire in London may be as low as 4 million pounds ($5 million), according to several lawyers and a Reuters analysis of how damages laws apply in …
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:50:50 +0000
Ascot Group Ltd. (AGL), a Bermuda-based holding company, announced the appointment of Joe Roberts as group chief financial officer, and the promotion of Rob Dimsey to group chief operating officer. Roberts has 30 years’ experience and has worked in the …
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:31:03 +0000
Ironshore Hong Kong has introduced a specialty professional lines product that offers protection for after-the-event legal expenses following commercial litigation. Ironshore’s After-the-Event Legal Expenses product provides insurance against adverse c...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:08:34 +0000
ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc., a Shanghai, China-based express delivery company, announced it has joined a seven-member consortium of its peers to set up a logistics insurer. ZTO said the insurer is being launched to fill the gaps that are not …
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 11:19:30 +0000
AXIS Capital Holdings Ltd. it has finalized its acquisition of Novae Group plc, which creates a $2 billion insurer in London and a top ten re/insurer at Lloyd’s, with 2016 global gross written premiums of $6 billion. The $611.5 million …
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:59:08 +0000
The Hilb Group LLC (THG), a property and casualty insurance and employee benefits broker, has acquired CNC Insurance Associates Inc. (CNC). The transaction became effective October 1, 2017. CNC is THG’s 38th acquisition since it was founded in 2009. Fo...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:44:44 +0000
The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) has finalized two new regulations to protect New Yorkers and crack down on unscrupulous practices in the title insurance industry. These regulations, which are the culmination of efforts by DFS to ref...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:16 +0000
Newport Beach, Calif.-based Alliant Insurance Services has named Sal Moranato a senior vice president and pharmacy practice lead in its pharmacy consulting practice. Morana has nearly 25 years of pharmacy practice and industry experience. Morana was a ...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:00:38 +0000
Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infec...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:45:06 +0000
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. and Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. have issued their third quarter catastrophe loss estimates, primarily related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as well as the earthquakes in Mexico City. Argo, the Bermuda-bas...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:41:09 +0000
Risk Cooperative, a specialized insurance and risk advisory firm, has been approved as a Lloyd’s coverholder giving it the ability to provide up to $10 million in stand-alone cyber insurance coverage. Risk Cooperative can now offer middle market custom...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:09:29 +0000
Authorities are investigating a series of fires in an Alabama town, including one that damaged a historic former school building. The Selma Times-Journal reports that as many as five fires were reported in the city’s downtown area on Saturday night. …
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:53 +0000
Two U.S. senators on Tuesday reached a bipartisan agreement to shore up Obamacare for two years by reviving federal subsidies for health insurers that President Donald Trump planned to scrap, and the president indicated his support for the plan. The …
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:44 +0000
Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick up …
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:00:42 +0000
Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday won the reversal of a $72 million verdict in favor of the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer they claimed stemmed from her use of the company’s talc-based products like Johnson’s Baby …
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:29:46 +0000
A Mississippi woman accused of attempting to defraud an insurance company out of thousands of dollars has been arrested. News outlets report 30-year-old Kyomi M. Fulton, of Fayette, was arrested Oct. 11 and charged with one count of insurance fraud …
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:16:37 +0000
Georgia’s estimated insured losses from Hurricane Irma have climbed to more than $550 million, with insurers reporting approximately 103,163 claims filed so far, according to Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens. The estimate is based on claims...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:09:04 +0000
Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners (BKS-Partners) has promoted Matt Hammer to partner. He will lead the company’s Orlando office. As a partner, Hammer now has an ownership stake in the firm. His involvement in strategic planning and decision making will ...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 03:12:08 +0000
Seattle, Wash.-based PEMCO Insurance has named M.J. Vigil to its executive team as the company’s new vice president of people and brand. PEMCO also named Paul Barry to its executive leadership team as vice president of claims. Vigil will be …
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:56:54 +0000
Lightning started a forest fire one August afternoon near Sisters, an Oregon tourist town, and it was spreading fast. Residents in outlying areas evacuated as flames marched toward their homes. Just a few months earlier, the U.S. Forest Service and …
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:55:43 +0000
Woodruff-Sawyer has named John Greenfield a producer in the property/casualty practices of the firm’s San Francisco and Denver offices. Greenfield will be responsible for business development and the design and management of P/C insurance and risk mana...
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 01:51:00 +0000
Don’t rely on the U.S. government to protect your business from cyber threats. That was the consensus among experts speaking about cyber programs at a risk management conference on Tuesday. “The U.S. government hasn’t done a lot to protect cyberspace,” …
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:45:59 +0000
Indianapolis, Indiana-based MJ Insurance has named Chad Miller as chief information officer. He will serve the firm’s offices in Indiana and Arizona. Technology is at the core of MJ’s employee and client experience strategies. MJ is committed to furthe...
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 19:44:37 +0000
More than six years after a deadly tornado tore through Joplin, Missouri, the heavily damaged local school district has rebuilt. Exactly how much of those costs the district will have to shoulder remains up in the air. The district is …
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:59:28 +0000
Residents and businesses in nine West Virginia counties left without tap water during a 2014 chemical spill can start filing claims. According to a website set up to handle claims, forms were being accepted both online and by mail starting …
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:55:27 +0000
K&K Insurance Group, Inc. has launched a new program designed to provide general liability insurance for yoga instructors. The Yoga Instructor Program is designed specifically for individuals working on an independent contractor basis, directly supervi...