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Tennessee Insurance Commissioner McPeak Elected as VP of NAIC

Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak was elected as vice president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the nation’s insurance regulatory support organization. McPeak was elected vice president after a Feb. 7 special …

Attracting, Developing Talent a Focus for Westfield Group

It’s anticipated that by 2020 there will be hundreds of thousands of unfilled positions in the insurance industry and that some 25 percent of those currently working in the sector will retire within the next three years. The looming talent …

JLT Specialty USA Appoints Segall to Construction Practice Based in Atlanta

JLT Specialty USA has appointed Jeff Segall as SVP and Construction Risk leader in JLT’s U.S. Construction Practice. Segall will join JLT’s team working with large construction projects, including power stations, infrastructure projects, office blocks and sports stadia. He will …

Future of Tennessee Workers’ Comp Option in Question Amid Lawmaker Scandal

Legislation to create a workers’ compensation alternative in Tennessee is already facing serious setbacks in the just started legislative session, despite being amended in 2015 and refiled in 2016. An emerging scandal involving one of the lawmakers sponsoring the bill …

Hub International Names Owens Senior Vice President in California

Hub International Ltd. has named Sara Owens senior vice president of engagement. Owens will be responsible for engaging key constituents of Hub’s Los Angeles, Calif. operation, including community leaders, business owners, professional associations, strategic partners, clients and employees. She will …

California Hospital Workers’ Comp Report Shows Claim Severity on Rise

California workers’ compensation claim severity continues to increase, while claims frequency declines, according a newly released report. The latest California hospital report benchmarking workers’ comp costs by Milliman and Keenan Healthcare uses data from 35 hospital systems and individual facilities …

Manhattan Crane Collapse Investigation May Take Weeks

It may take weeks to determine why a huge construction crane that was being lowered during strong winds came crashing down onto a street last Friday, Feb. 5, killing a pedestrian and crushing a row of parked cars, New York …

Opioid Addiction in Sights of New Mexico Lawmakers

With one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the nation, New Mexico has been working for years to curb what has now been identified by the highest levels of government as a national epidemic. The state was the …

Sutter Named CoVerica Branch Development Director

Dallas-based CoVerica has promoted John Sutter to branch development director. The company also announced it is opening a new CoVerica branch in Tyler, Texas. Sutter will identify and support future independent agencies for strategic alignment with CoVerica as free standing …

Brown & Brown Acquires Social Security Advocates for the Disabled in Mass.

Brown & Brown Inc. announced that its subsidiary, The Advocator Group LLC, has acquired substantially all of the equity interests of Social Security Advocates for the Disabled LLC (SSAD) in Norwell, Massachusetts. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Since …

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