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Granzow Joins Texs-Based RHSB as Vice President

Shellie Granzow has joined the Texas-based independent insurance brokerage firm, RHSB, as vice president of Personal Client Services and Private Client Practice Group. She brings with her an extensive background in personal and commercial property/casualty insurance, as well as work …

Insurance Commissioner: Overdose Death Rate High in Louisiana

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Louisiana’s drug overdose death rate exceeds the national average, the Louisiana Department of Insurance reported. In addition, a recent study released by the Workers Compensation Research Institute found that one in six …

Obama Administration Releases Rules on Paid Sick Leave, Pay Data Reporting

The Obama administration on Thursday finalized rules requiring federal contractors to provide paid sick leave to employees and expanding the type of data employers must provide on their pay practices. U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez told reporters in a phone …

Idoux Promoted to Sr. VP at Lockton Dunning Benefits

Lockton Dunning Benefits (LDB), based in Dallas, has promoted Steve Idoux from vice president to senior vice president. Idoux has more than 14 years of experience with employer health and welfare plans. He joined Lockton Dunning Benefits in 2007 as …

Ohio State Law Aims to Reduce ‘Zombie’ Vacant Properties

A new Ohio law is being viewed as a national model for eliminating zombies — zombie properties, that is. The measure that took effect on Sept. 28 speeds up foreclosures on vacant and abandoned properties, called zombies because they languish …

Texas Insured Property Losses Setting Record in 2016

Damaging hail storms and wide-spread flooding have caused record setting losses for both homes and automobiles this year in Texas, according to a state insurance trade group. This year’s insured losses for the first two quarters already surpass every year’s …

Arkansas Woman Sentenced to 3 Years in Jail for Insurance Fraud

A Little Rock, Arkansas, woman has been sentenced to a three-year prison sentence after being convicted of felony insurance fraud in a case involving a reported car accident involving a U-Haul rental vehicle. The Arkansas Insurance Department says that two …

Flood Damage in Wisconsin Approaching $10M

Wisconsin emergency management officials say the damage to homes, businesses and public infrastructure from flooding that started last week is approaching $10 million. In an update night, the State Emergency Operations Center put the damage to homes and businesses at …

132K Pounds of Tyson Chicken Nuggets Sold at Costco Recalled

Tyson Foods Inc. says it’s voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that “hard, white plastic” was found in some nuggets. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company said that the 5-pound bags of fully cooked panko chicken …

Typhoon Meranti Insured Losses in China Could Top $1 Billion: AIR Worldwide

Insured losses on mainland China from September’s Typhoon Meranti are expected to fall between $650 million (CNY 4.3 billion) and $1.15 billion (CNY 7.7 billion). According to catastrophe modeling firm AIR Worldwide, the wide range in its modeled insured losses reflects uncertainty in the …

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