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The Hidden Cost of Bundling Insurance Policies

Marketers love to bundle products and for good reason. Bundling encourages consumers to buy more. However, new research suggests that it’s not quite that simple. While bundling gets buyers to buy more, it can also make them less willing to …

Florida Hospital Company Reaches $5.5M Settlement Over Stolen Patient Info

A company that operates six South Florida hospitals has agreed to a $5.5 million settlement with the federal government over patient information that was stolen by two employees. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday that Memorial Health Care Systems …

Homeowners in South Carolina County Seek Buyout of Flooded Property

More than two dozen Lexington County, S.C., residents are ready to sell their homes rather than repair the flood damage. The State newspaper reported that 28 homeowners are asking county officials to buy and demolish the homes as part of …

CNA Taps Haas to Lead Florida Branch

CNA has appointed David Haas as vice president of the company’s Florida branch, effective Feb. 23, 2017. In this role, Haas will lead the Florida branch and grow its relationships with producers, accelerate CNA’s market presence and continue to shape …

Infogain Names Patterson as Guidewire Head for Insurance Vertical in California

Infogain has named James Patterson as Guidewire head. Patterson is based in San Diego, Calif. and reports to Girish Kannalli, vice president and general manager of the insurance and healthcare business unit. Kannalli is responsible for strengthening Infogain’s solutions and …

Despite Increase in Lawsuits, Texas Homeowner Insurance Complaints Remain Low

Despite a half million hail claims resulting in a record $4 billion in insured losses last year, homeowner complaints to the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) were the lowest number ever recorded, the Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) reports. Record …

Houston’s Insgroup Acquires Benefits Firm, The Fawcett Group

Houston-based Insgroup Inc. (Insgroup) has acquired The Fawcett Group (Fawcett), a firm specializing in employee benefit plan brokerage and consulting to emerging and mid-market businesses, as well as not-for-profits. Jan Fawcett-Heilman, owner of The Fawcett Group, joined Insgroup as a …

Bill Protecting Drivers Who Hit Protesters Dies in North Dakota

A controversial North Dakota bill that sought to shield motorists from liability if they unintentionally hit a protester on a roadway, injuring or killing them failed to garner enough support from lawmakers. House Bill 1203, introduced in January by Republicans, …

Wisconsin-Based Sargento Expands Cheese Recall, Cuts Ties With Supplier

Wisconsin-based Sargento Foods Inc., is expanding a voluntary recall of some cheeses due to a possible bacterial contamination. The company recalled some cheeses Feb. 10, but expanded the recall on Feb. 17 to include products produced on the same line. …

South Dakota Bucks National Trend of Increased Crash Fatalities

Crash fatalities are rising in many states but they’re going down in South Dakota. According to the National Safety Council, South Dakota had the fourth-lowest crash fatality rate in the country in 2016. Nationally, fatal crashes went up 6 percent. …

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