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IICF Names Conway Executive Director of Texas/Southeast Division

The Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation (IICF) has named Sarah Conway executive director of its Texas/Southeast Division, headquartered in Dallas. Conway will be responsible for leading the IICF’s charitable and philanthropic initiatives in the region, which include the local nonprofit grant …

NYU’s Langone Medical Center to Get $1B in Sandy Aid

New York University’s Langone Medical Center is getting over $1 billion to repair damage from Sandy and protect against future storms. New York Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday that the “lump sum” has been authorized by the Federal Emergency Management …

U.S. Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Flood Claims Process After Sandy

A U.S. Senate committee today conducted a hearing titled “The Flood Insurance Claims Process in Communities After Sandy: Lessons Learned and Potential Improvements,” where lawmakers had a chance to listen to the insurance industry’s lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy and …

Arguing With Wife, Texas Man Drives Car Into Home

Police in North Texas say they’ve arrested a man who became upset with his wife and drove his car into their home, trapping the woman in the rubble. Firefighters in the Dallas suburb of Cedar Hill worked early on July …

American Modern Promotes Alaniz, Wilson

Amelia, Ohio-based American Modern Insurance Group has promoted two team members to senior positions within the organization. Elvia Alaniz was named vice president of the sales west region and Sheri Wilson was appointed national account manager. Alaniz has more than …

Combined Group Launches Admitted Drycleaner Insurance Program

Combined Group, a wholesaler of commercial insurance based in Dallas, has released a new exclusive insurance program available for drycleaners, drycleaner plants, drycleaner receiving stations, commercial launderers, linen suppliers, uniform rental firms, coin-operated laundromats, self-service laundromats & washaterias. Combined Group’s …

Last Chance to Participate: Take the Market & Financial Survey Now

How are agencies targeting new business today? Will historical growth rates be sustainable? And just how much do agencies need to reinvest to achieve desired growth and enable perpetuation? These are some of the questions that a new industry survey …

Safety National Casualty Corp. Opens Dallas Regional Office

Safety National Casualty Corp., a provider of excess workers’ compensation insurance and large casualty multi-line offerings, has opened a regional office in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas office is the sixth regional office opened by Safety National in the past five …

U.S. Attorneys in Dakotas Turning Up Heat on Health Care Fraud

The top federal prosecutors from South Dakota and North Dakota say they have increased their efforts to fight health care fraud. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson of South Dakota said he has restructured his office to allow lawyers in the criminal …

Northern Oklahoma Hit with 4.3 Magnitude Quake

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 struck northern Oklahoma on Monday night. The USGS reports the quake with an epicenter about 15 miles west-southwest of Medford hit around 9:45 p.m. at a depth …

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