Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:28:08 +0000
A Massachusetts medical transportation business and its managers has been cited $460,945 in restitution and penalties for violating workers’ rights and state wage laws. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office began investigating Watertown,...
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:55:01 +0000
Pioneer Underwriters appointed Andrew McMellin as chief executive officer, effective Oct. 8, 2018 and pending regulatory approval. Dane Douetil, CEO of Pioneer’s parent company, Minova Insurance Holdings Ltd., and currently CEO at Pioneer, will become ...
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:54 +0000
Insurance industry losses from Hurricane Florence, which hit the Carolinas mid-September as a Category 1 storm, will be manageable and not have a severe impact on insurers, according to experts. As the storm turned out to be less of a …
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:53 +0000
Chubb has appointed Tim Barziza as head of its North American Property Claims. In this role, Barziza will be responsible for leading the technical and administrative operations of the Property Claim Service, including the recovery and the special inves...
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:40 +0000
The Treasury Department announced that as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, eligible employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees during tax years 2018 and 2019 may qualify for a new business credit. …
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:26 +0000
As three Massachusetts towns continue to face the after effects of a series of natural gas explosions, finding some normalcy may seem nearly impossible. However, this is something MAPFRE Insurance was seeking to offer as it reached out to the …
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:09 +0000
Stormy Daniels’s libel lawsuit over a tweet by Donald Trump looks to be doomed after a judge said the president was engaging in free speech. The adult film star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims she was threatened by …
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:07 +0000
National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an …
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:23:15 +0000
Houston International Insurance Group (HIIG) has agreed to purchase the remaining shares it did not own of Creative Risk Underwriters (CRU), a managing general underwriting agency (MGU) based in Marietta, Ga., specializing in Medical Stop Loss (MSL). F...
Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:03:21 +0000
Thousands of people in and around the city of Georgetown, South Carolina, were urged to evacuate on Monday as two rivers gorged with rain from long-departed Hurricane Florence will flood the area this week. More than 10 days after the …
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:31:05 +0000
Newport Beach, Calif.-based Pacific Health Care Organization Inc. today announced the launch of a strategic acquisition search for an insurance company to add to its suite of comprehensive workers’ comp solutions. The acquisition strategy in the state ...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:59:53 +0000
AXIS Insurance, the insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has partnered with DUAL North America, the underwriting arm of the Hyperion Insurance Group, to provide environmental risk product offerings for contractors, consultants a...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:48:00 +0000
State transportation officials are urging drivers to be more careful in work zones after six road workers were hit on job sites last week. WLBT-TV reports three workers were treated for injuries after a produce truck rear-ended a Mississippi Department …
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:38:22 +0000
Major flooding remains in eastern North Carolina more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall. Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that nine of the state’s river gauges are at major flood stage and four others are at moderate stage, …
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:59:11 +0000
The workers’ compensation state average weekly wage for dates of injury from Oct. 1, 2018, through Sept. 30, 2019, has been set at $937.70, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation reports. The maximum weekly benefit rates f...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:54:15 +0000
Several tornadoes struck southern Minnesota as severe storms packing powerful winds and heavy rain left a trail of destruction overnight, the National Weather Service said Friday. The extreme weather late Thursday damaged homes and businesses, and turn...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:51:37 +0000
Actor Brad Pitt’s foundation has sued a New Orleans architect, saying defective design work led to leaks and other flaws in homes built for residents of an area that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. The lawsuit says …
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:49:57 +0000
Residents are pushing for Illinois officials to change how they run a dam to prevent flooding in several lakes that flow into the Fox River in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Property owners are petitioning the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to …
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:49:15 +0000
A newspaper review has found that three northwestern Indiana counties have a higher percentage of fatal drunken-driving crashes than the rest of the state and the U.S. because of the region’s heavy traffic, weather and other factors. The (Northwest Ind...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:48:16 +0000
A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas’ campus in …
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:02:48 +0000
An athletic trainer at a Montana high school sexually abused at least 18 student athletes decades ago under the guise of boosting their athletic performance, according to a newly filed lawsuit. The deception was aided by the team winning five …
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:57:41 +0000
Costs to fight wildfires in Utah are increasing by about $1 million a day right now and authorities expect the season to last throughout October. State Forester Brian Cottam says on average, there are roughly 1,100 fire starts in Utah …
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:21:27 +0000
Walmart is again being accused of violating federal law by failing to accommodate workers’ pregnancy-related medical restrictions. According to a lawsuit brought by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Alyssa Gilliam and a class ...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:14:43 +0000
Lawnmower injuries persists at a rate of close to 6,400 a year, most of them requiring surgery and hospitalization, and costing an average of $37,000 per patient. In what Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers call an unusually comprehensive analysis of na...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:00:24 +0000
Veteran insurance executive Michael Mitrovic has joined the Cooper Levenson law firm in its insurance defense litigation practice. Mitrovic’s career spans nearly 40 years in the insurance industry. He served as president of Global Claims for Ironshore ...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:39:23 +0000
AXA XL announced that Paul Greensmith has been appointed CEO of legal entities: Catlin Underwriting Agencies Ltd. and XL Catlin Insurance Co. UK Ltd., subject to regulatory approvals. He replaces Paul Jardine, who, as previously announced, will be leav...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:31:45 +0000
Two major holders of Puerto Rico bonds that opposed a restructuring deal for the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth’s Sales Tax Financing Corporation (COFINA) revenue bonds are now part of the agreement, the island’s federally appointed oversight board announc...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:24:27 +0000
Ashley Judd’s lawsuit accusing Harvey Weinstein of sabotaging her career after she spurned his sexual advances can move ahead, but a judge balked at her sexual harassment claim because the actress and the producer didn’t have a “professional” relations...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:09:28 +0000
Increasing geopolitical concerns are causing a rise in political risk exposures with 55 percent of global organizations with revenues greater than $1 billion experiencing at least one political risk loss exceeding a value of $100 million, according to ...
Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:51:31 +0000
More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday [Sept. 21]. More than three-quarters of these …