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Missouri Insurance Department Expects Lower Workers’ Comp Insurance Rates

Missouri insurance regulators say employers in that state should see lower workers’ compensation insurance rates for the third straight year in 2017. The Missouri Department of Insurance says the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) has proposed an overall decrease of …

M.J. Kelly Co.-Texas Adds Fonseca as Marketing Representative

Wholesale broker and managing general agent, M. J. Kelly Company-Texas, has added Vicky Fonseca as marketing representative in Fort Worth. The company also announced the retirement of Robert Grace. Fonseca is an insurance industry veteran who will assist producers in …

Jamsa Joins Generali Global Assistance Digital Protection Services

Generali Global Assistance has named Julie Jamsa as vice president, Service Delivery, for the company’s Identity and Digital Protection Services Global unit. GGA recently launched Iris OnWatch, an identity protection platform that provides prevention, monitoring, alerts and resolution. Jamsa will …

As Economy Improves, More Employees Look Elsewhere

As the economy continues to improve, so do the chances of employees looking for new job opportunities in 2016. A new survey from global recruiter and retirement advisor Aon Hewitt finds 52 percent of employees are open to leaving their …

Marsh & McLennan Launches Asia Pacific Risk Center in Singapore

Marsh & McLennan Cos. and the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) announced the launch of the Asia Pacific Risk Center (APRC) in Singapore, which aims to analyze key risks facing industries and governments in Asia, ultimately helping the region’s decision …

New Jersey Supreme Court Rules Paralyzed Waterpark Visitor Can Proceed with Gross Negligence Suit

A New Jersey waterpark visitor who was partially paralyzed in a 2010 accident while on a ride that simulates surfing can proceed with a lawsuit, the state Supreme Court ruled this week. Roy Steinberg and his wife claim employees at …

Starr Companies Expands with Nashville, Pittsburgh Offices, Leaders

Starr Companies, a New York based global insurance and financial services organization, is continuing to expand its field operations throughout the U.S. with the addition of new offices and leadership. Most recently, the firm announced the opening of two branch locations …

AAA Cautions: Not All Automatic Braking Systems Are Alike

While most American believe that automatic braking systems are designed to work without human intervention, not all work that way. The hi-tech braking systems vary in design and performance, according to the automobile club AAA. While some braking systems slow …

Norwegian Insurer Eyes First Sale of Industry’s Riskiest Bonds

Gjensidige Forsikring ASA is on track to become the first insurer to issue a new type of bond that will become the industry’s riskiest debt. The Norwegian company may sell as much as 1 billion kroner ($120 million) of so-called …

New Day Underwriting Managers of New Jersey Hires Giquinto to Real Estate Group

New Day Underwriting Managers LLC, a Hamilton, N.J., based specialty intermediary of environmental and construction related professional liability insurance, has hired Cara Giquinto as a senior account manager in its real estate group. In this role, Giquinto will work with …

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