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Boston Children’s Hospital to Pay $40K Over Data Breach Allegations

Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) has agreed to pay $40,000 and take steps to prevent future security violations following allegations related to a data breach that affected patient information, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Friday. The consent judgment, entered Friday …

PCRB Proposes 5.99% Average Workers’ Comp Loss Cost Decrease in Penn.

The Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau (PCRB) has submitted a filing of Pennsylvania loss costs and related rating values with a proposed effective date of April 1, 2015. PCRB said in its Circular No. 1636 on Dec. 15 that its filing, …

LeapFrog, Lombard to Acquire Stakes in Thai Insurer SMK from RSA

LeapFrog Investments, Lombard Investments, and Syn Mun Kong Insurance Public Company Limited (SMK) [SMK:Bangkok] announced today that LeapFrog and Lombard will each acquire approximately 11 percent of SMK, from Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Plc (RSA). The venture is the …

Texans Can Expect More Troopers on Patrol During Holidays

Texas troopers will increase patrols over the more than two-week holiday period with officers on the lookout for drunken drivers. The Texas Department of Public Safety says expanded patrols begin Dec. 19 and run through Jan. 2. The period includes …

Donald Gaddis Co. Acquires Chicago-Based Kelly and Elliott

Wholesale insurance broker and general agency, Donald Gaddis Co. Inc., has purchased rights to all the renewals of Kelly and Elliott Ltd. Both companies are headquartered in Chicago. Gaddis also hired all of Kelly and Elliott’s employees. The transaction was effective …

Reincke Promoted to Brokerage Manager at J.M. Wilson

Portage, Mich.-based wholesale insurance specialist, J.M. Wilson, has promoted James Reincke to brokerage manager for the newly formed brokerage department . Reincke is responsible for developing and strengthening new and existing agency and company relationships, as well as growing the …

Dallas-Based Waldman Bros Promotes 5 to Vice President Positions

Waldman Bros, a Dallas-based insurance and financial services firm, has promoted five employees to serve as vice presidents, including Leigh Bennett, Eric Goldberg, Rita Rolf, Melanie Rasansky and Tina Sparks. In their new roles, they will be responsible for developing …

Work-Related Injuries, Illnesses Requiring Days Off Decreased in Texas in 2013

Private industry employers in Texas reported 51,890 cases involving days away from work and an incidence rate of 66.6 injuries and illnesses per 10,000 full-time equivalent employees in 2013, the Texas Department of Insurance – Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) …

McGowan Installed as President of the Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana

The Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana Inc. (Indiana Big “I”) has installed its slate of officers for 2015, including Hugh M. McGowan of the McGowan Insurance Group in Indianapolis as president. In addition to McGowan, the members of the executive …

Ringling Bros. Disputes OSHA Citation for Hair-Hanging Accident in R.I.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has contested a citation it received from federal regulators for an accident that sent eight hair-hanging acrobats plummeting to the ground during a live performance, severely injuring most of them. Stephen Payne, a …

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