Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:51:41 +0000
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker is sponsoring workers’ compensation legislation aimed at making it easier to determine whether someone is an employee or an independent contractor. Walker’s bill creates a new definition for independent contractors to determine ...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:49:14 +0000
A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company …
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:44:57 +0000
A Southern California girl who was struck by a car on her way to school may receive $15.9 million for her medical expenses. The Orange County Register reported that 11-year-old Paulina Perez was hit by the car two years ago …
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:39:52 +0000
RightSure Insurance Group has acquired Prescott Valley, Ariz.-based Chaparral Insurance Agency. This represents RightSure’s 12th book of business acquisition. With this acquisition, Chaparral customers will have access to RightSure’s call center and it...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:34:38 +0000
Failure to strike a trade deal with the European Union by a two-year deadline would force Britain to adopt World Trade Organization arrangements, bringing with it a host of new negotiations and complications. In a nutshell, Britain would have to …
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:56:00 +0000
Markel International, the specialist insurer and subsidiary of Markel Corp., is aiming to develop its trade credit and political risk business in Canada. Business will be underwritten by Markel Canada on Lloyd’s Syndicate 3000 paper. Markel Canada, est...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:39:49 +0000
Acappella Syndicate 2014 is very pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Quinn to the new role of head of the Reinsurance Division and Matthew Bellamy to the role of head of Property Reinsurance. Both promotions are with immediate effect. …
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:33:02 +0000
Authorities in suburban Philadelphia, Penn., say a construction worker was crushed to death by a safety deposit box. Cheltenham Township police say the incident happened at an old Wells Fargo in the Cheltenham Mall around 1 p.m. Monday. Officials say …
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:16:13 +0000
A huge clean-up operation is under way in the Australian state of Queensland after a powerful cyclone swept through the region, tearing roofs off buildings, downing trees and forcing tourists to bunker down at luxury island resorts. The Whitsunday Isla...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:15:36 +0000
All insurance companies licensed to conduct business in New York State must submit updated disaster response and recovery plans and responses to online questionnaires to the Department of Financial Services (DFS) by June 16, 2017, Financial Services Su...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:02:06 +0000
Brown Thayer Shedd Insurance Agency (BTS Darien) has hired Ryan P. Garrity as senior vice president of its Darien, Conn., location. In this role, Garrity joins BTS Darien President Edward D. “Tim” Brown in co-managing day-to-day operations for the age...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:48:43 +0000
China’s Anbang Insurance Group Co. and a company co-owned by the family of President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner have ended talks to redevelop a Manhattan office tower, a deal that had drawn scrutiny from lawmakers citing ethics concerns. “...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:22:53 +0000
Naples, Fla.-based RMC Group, a consortium of insurance and actuarial consulting firms, has announced it plans to expand its international operations by opening two new offices in the United Kingdom. “Establishing a permanent presence in Europe is anot...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:55:50 +0000
Wells Fargo & Co. said it agreed to pay $110 million to settle a lawsuit by customers challenging its opening of accounts without their permission, a practice that led to a scandal that cost the bank’s chief executive his job. The bank …
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:27:51 +0000
Fosun International Ltd , one of China’s most aggressively acquisitive conglomerates, said its chief executive and vice president stepped down in a surprise reshuffle that has raised concerns over the group’s strategy. The resignation of co-founder and...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:06:01 +0000
Prime Minister Theresa May set the U.K. on course for leaving the European Union in two years’ time, a divorce that will redefine the country’s relationship with its largest trading partner and end decades of deepening political integration on the con...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:00:59 +0000
The world’s largest maker of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), China’s DJI, has proposed an electronic identification framework for UAS that would allow authorities in the United States to identify drone owners when necessary while also respecting thei...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:00:21 +0000
Key Senate Republicans urged the Trump administration to rethink the process for labeling firms whose failure could threaten the financial system, arguing it has led to substantial regulatory costs. The Financial Stability Oversight Council, a panel of...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:00:10 +0000
President Donald Trump is establishing a new White House office run by his son-in-law that will seek to overhaul government functions using ideas from the business sector. Trump announced the White House Office of American Innovation in a memo Monday. …
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:00:05 +0000
Agriculture Secretary nominee Sonny Perdue recently sought to reassure farm-state senators in both parties who are fearful about the impact of President Donald Trump’s proposed deep cuts to farm programs, promising to promote agricultural trade and cre...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:00:04 +0000
A federal appeals court says the families of Jewish worshippers who were killed or wounded during a 2011 attack in the West Bank can’t sue the Palestinian Authority for damages in U.S. courts. The decision last Friday upheld a lower …
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:57:49 +0000
Norman-Spencer Agency, Inc., a national property and casualty insurance provider, has launched a new nonprofit division. This division offers three programs — Food Distribution & Thrift Stores, Foundations & Grant Making, and Housing & Shelters. Cove...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:46:10 +0000
The Georgia Department of Insurance has issued warrants for two women on multiple counts of insurance fraud for allegedly filing fake auto injury claims that bilked two insurance companies out of more than $21,000. Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens ...
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:25:04 +0000
The long-term recovery agency in Hattiesburg, Miss., R3SM, is still getting some of its people in place, but officials with the organization say it is ready to take on the huge job of leading three of the four counties hit …
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:24 +0000
A lawsuit brought by victims of the Orlando nightclub massacre against the gunman’s employer and wife was withdrawn from federal court and filed in state court in South Florida on Monday. Attorneys for 61 Pulse victims and family members of …
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:40:39 +0000
Storms in Texas affected more Allstate insured homes in Collin County than any other part of the state over the past five years, while Smith County saw the highest frequency of lightning, the company says. Allstate Insurance tallied the top 25 Te...
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:34:46 +0000
A Mississippi catfish processor is recalling 1,700 pounds of fish after the U.S. Department of Agriculture found that it contained chemicals banned in fish farming. The Food Safety and Inspection Service said Friday that a Thursday inspection found the...
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:29:38 +0000
Liberty Mutual has launched Premier Protector – Builder’s Risk for large contractors and property owners – and the brokers who serve them – that is designed to help eliminate uncertainties and inconsistencies in coverage. According to Daniel Feig...
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:18:41 +0000
An Ohio jury says the Cleveland Indians aren’t responsible for injuries to a New York man hit by a foul ball and blinded in one eye at a baseball game in July 2012. Cleveland.com reports the decision a Cleveland-area county …
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:12:21 +0000
Sajeo Arguelles has joined Alliant Insurance Services’s employee benefits group as vice president in its New Orleans office. Arguelles will work with clients throughout the Southeast to design and deliver benefits solutions that reduce cost, increase c...