July 23, 2019
New England Insurance Group
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 07:00:15 +0000
Authorities in central China said Sunday the death toll in a gas plant explosion has risen to 15 with another 15 seriously injured. Three people who were previously missing have been found dead, said local authorities. About 270 firefighters and …
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:50:33 +0000
Authorities are investigating why a driverless bus struck a pedestrian in Vienna, an incident that resulted in minor injuries but stopped Austrian trials of the technology. The Navya SAS vehicle was driving at 12 kilometers (7.5 miles) an hour on …
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:45:20 +0000
UK lawyers with lucrative careers in European Union law are fighting to save their jobs after the bloc’s top courts warned that a no-deal Brexit would forbid them from representing clients. In an April letter, a senior official at the …
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:45:13 +0000
Britain has kicked off a review of how regulation of finance could be improved after Brexit, saying it would not tweak the existing set-up of watchdogs introduced in the aftermath of the financial crisis a decade ago. The European Union …
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:35:01 +0000
A North Carolina seafood company has been charged with selling almost 200,000 pounds of foreign crab meat falsely labeled as domestic Atlantic blue crab for $4 million. Charges filed last month by the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of …
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:30:12 +0000
Europe is facing a second heatwave this summer, just weeks after the hottest June on record, intensifying concern over climate change and the rise in extreme weather events. Swathes of northwest Europe will struggle to remain cool as a blast …
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:00:45 +0000
Greenlight Re Innovations (GRI), a subsidiary of specialist property and casualty re/insurer Greenlight Capital Re Ltd., announced it has made a strategic investment in Cove Ltd., a New Zealand-based personal lines managing general agent and Lloyd’s co...
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 06:00:36 +0000
Brit Ltd. announced that James Birch has been appointed to the newly created role of head of Innovation. Reporting to CEO Matthew Wilson, Birch started his new role on July 22. Birch will be responsible for managing the innovation process …
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 05:49:51 +0000
Global risk modeling and analytics firm, RMS, has estimated that the insured U.S. losses from Hurricane Barry will not exceed $500 million. This estimate represents insured losses associated with wind, storm surge and inland flood damage, including los...
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 05:20:11 +0000
A shipping business in Ohio says two workers died after they were trapped in a silo filled with grain. The workers became trapped Friday morning inside the silo operated by The Andersons in Toledo. A Toledo fire department spokesman says …
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 05:09:33 +0000
J.M. Wilson has promoted Stephen Botti to assistant fleet underwriter in its Portage, Michigan, office. Botti is responsible for assisting underwriters on a wide variety of commercial transportation risks, as well as quoting new and renewal business, c...
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 05:05:04 +0000
Camille Garcia has been named director of Communications and Public Relations for the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT). Garcia spent 20 years with State Farm Insurance and for 14 years she led its communications and philanthropic efforts in the Califor...
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 04:58:22 +0000
Sage Program Underwriters, Inc. has launched a new national workers’ compensation program for the shooting sports industry. The exclusive program targets all aspects of the industry including: Indoor & outdoor ranges Trap & skeet Sporting clays & five ...
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 04:12:16 +0000
Super-regional business insurance company FCCI Insurance Group has promoted Kimberly Burnside to Regional vice president leading the Southeast Region. She will be based out of Atlanta. Burnside has been with FCCI for nearly 3 years. She began as the ma...
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 04:02:45 +0000
The federal, North Carolina and Virginia governments asked a court Thursday to declare the country’s largest electricity company liable for environmental damage from a leak five years ago that left miles of a river shared by the two states coated …
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:24:46 +0000
Chicago-based insurance brokerage, Assurance, has added Abby Schwarz as a vice president in the Employee Benefits division. Schwarz brings over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry. Before joining Assurance, she worked at a leading global m...
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:21:02 +0000
Workers’ compensation insurance premiums in California are declining as continued rate decreases more than offset the impacts of continued economic growth, according to the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau of California. The WCIRB released...
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:58:11 +0000
Coface North America has named Paul Chun Western region vice president and general manager of sales. Chun was previously vice president of sales for Euler Hermes. He held sales positions at Nestle Waters North America, and The Pepsi Bottling Co. …
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:28:00 +0000
The governing board of the California Earthquake Authority has voted to increase the number of policyholders eligible for a $3,000 retrofit grant. The CEA board voted to make the grant available to roughly 30,000 CEA policyholders as part of CEA’s …
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:30:13 +0000
The U.S. Small Business Administration says $10.8 million in disaster assistance loans have been made in Arkansas. SBA director Tanya Garfield in Sacramento, California, said the loans are to businesses and residents to help rebuild and recover from se...
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:22:27 +0000
A $47 million settlement has been reached in an explosion that launched a van-sized boiler through the roof a St. Louis box company and onto a nearby laundry business, killing four people and injuring three more. The Simon Law Firm …
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:11:10 +0000
Oklahoma County has joined over 50 other cities and counties in the state to prosecute drug companies for damages caused by the opioid epidemic. The Oklahoman reports that all three county commissioners voted to approve a contract with the Fulmer …
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:07:55 +0000
Louisiana farmers say they’ve never seen storm damage worse than Hurricane Barry left behind, but the LSU AgCenter says that statewide crop damage was minimal. AgCenter and federal Farm Service Agency workers are checking crop damage, and it could be …
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:06:22 +0000
A Louisiana judge has ruled that a damage lawsuit can continue against the NFL over the playoff “no-call” that helped the Los Angeles Rams beat the New Orleans Saints and advance to the Super Bowl. State Civil District Court Judge …
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 16:01:31 +0000
Bayer AG, facing an upcoming trial in St. Louis over allegations that its Roundup weed killer causes cancer, has recruited Missouri-based expert witnesses to make its case in a place where it has century-old roots but where juries often hit …
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:58:10 +0000
Underway for some time now, the disruption of the insurance industry has moved into a new phase, following the announcement by A.M. Best that it may soon begin scoring insurers’ innovation efforts. Journalist Russ Banham spoke with ratings agencies, th...
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:03:45 +0000
Heather Eilers-Bowser recently joined the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America ( Big “I”) Capitol Hill team as federal government affairs counsel. Her role will include federal legislative and regulatory policy analysis and working with me...
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:58:00 +0000
The public swimming pool in Paradise, California, is reopening for the first time since a catastrophic wildfire destroyed much of the town. CBS13 in Sacramento reports state firefighters used their hoses last week to refill the pool with clean water …
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:57:16 +0000
Utah chose eight companies to legally grow medical cannabis for the first time in the conservative state, though the decision to award a smaller number of licenses raised concerns among advocates about whether supply would be robust enough. The state’s …
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:52:21 +0000
Two Pacific Gas & Electric customers want the federal judge overseeing the company’s bankruptcy to strike down a new California law that Gov. Gavin Newsom has championed as a way of shoring up the state’s major electric utilities in the …