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Assurant to Buy The Warranty Group for $2.5 Billion

Assurant will pay $2.5 billion to acquire The Warranty Group, a rival that provides insurance protection plans in areas including consumer electronics and appliances. Assurant is buying The Warranty Group from TPG Capital, a global alternative asset firm with interests …

U.S. Healthcare Sector Plagued by Cyber Breaches Caused by Human Error: Beazley

Whether it is an email sent to the wrong recipient, discharge instructions given to the wrong patient, or a server containing protected health information (PHI) accidentally left open to the public, healthcare entities continue to struggle with data breaches caused …

How to Make a Driverless Car Blameless

Intel Corp. has developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles can’t cause accidents where they are at fault, an effort to reassure a skeptical public and help speed adoption of driverless cars on the road. The world’s largest …

Wells Media Names Simpson to Senior Strategist Post for Branded Content, Research

Wells Media Group has named Pamela Simpson to the position of senior strategist, Branded Content and Research. In this new role, Simpson will work collaboratively with the company’s marketing and production teams to coordinate content projects for Wells Media clients. …

How to Make Facebook Liable for Its Content: Viewpoint

Now that U.S. politicians know that Facebook is unable to stop malicious actors from using it to influence public opinion, the social network is doing its best to avoid tougher regulatory treatment. It shouldn’t be able to get off so …

Florida Insurance Regulator Launches New Information Subscription Service

The Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) has introduced a new subscription service where consumers and other interested parties can sign up and receive their choice of communications from the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR). This includes notifications about important …

North Carolina Utility Sues Chemours, DuPont Over Water Contamination

A utility that provides water in southeastern North Carolina has sued a company it accuses of polluting the Cape Fear River, where the utility gets its water. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority filed a complaint in U.S. District Court …

South Carolina Counties Affected by Irma Now Eligible for Federal Aid

President Donald Trump has issued a declaration that makes federal aid available to parts of South Carolina recovering from Hurricane Irma. The declaration issued Tuesday means federal aid can now be used to supplement state and local recovery efforts in …

S.S. Nesbitt & Co. of Alabama Taps Roman, Monroe as VPs

S.S. Nesbitt & Co. Inc. (SSN), a Southeastern insurance agency and division of EBSCO Industries, Inc. (EBSCO), has appointed Mike Roman as vice president of its property and casualty sales. Roman is joining senior vice president of property and casualty …

Minnesota’s SFM Mutual Insurance Joins Board of Global Insurance Accelerator

The Des Moines, Iowa-based Global Insurance Accelerator (GIA) announced that SFM Mutual Insurance Company (SFM), a workers’ compensation specialty provider headquartered in Bloomington, Minnesota, will join the GIA board of directors as part of support for the company’s recent annual …

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