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Google Compare for Car Insurance Has Arrived

Google Compare for car insurance was introduced on Thursday in California, “with more states to follow,” the tech giant said. “Google Compare for car insurance provides a seamless, intuitive experience for connecting with your customers online,” the company said in …

Supreme Court Transcript in King v. Burwell on Obamacare Subsidies

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments over Obamacare’s tax subsidies yesterday. The justices appeared divided along ideological grounds, with observers citing Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy as the justice most likely to decide the fate of …

Might ‘Constitutional Avoidance’ Rescue Obamacare?

The Supreme Court sometimes surprises. In oral arguments Wednesday about the latest conservative attempt to undermine President Obama’s health-reform program, Justice Anthony Kennedy introduced an unexpected potential basis for upholding the Affordable Care Act. Kennedy’s reference to the obscure doctrine …

A Closer Look at Berkshire Hathaway’s Insurance Operations

Carrier Management Special Report Warren Buffett’s insurance beginnings and predictions; breaking out the insurance and reinsurance results; the growth and expectations for Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance; singling out CEOs; repeating past remarks; the $3 billion premium and more. This is …

Trucking Safety Chief Defends Driver Rest Regulations

The trucking industry’s overseer is giving little ground to critics who asked Congress to loosen U.S. regulations and revise a rating system designed to root out unsafe carriers. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s acting chief, Scott Darling, defended rules …

State Farm Reports 2014 Underwriting Loss, Operating Profit

State Farm reported an underwriting loss in 2014, though investment and other income still helped leave it with an operating profit. The insurer’s combined property/casualty underwriting loss landed at $939 million, or 1.7 percent of nearly $57 billion of earned premium. …

Philadelphia Cab Owners Lose Bid to Ban Uber Service

Philadelphia cab companies, threatened by the expansion of Uber Technologies Inc., lost a court bid to block the on-demand car service from operating in the city. Checker Cab Philadelphia Inc. and 44 other companies failed to show they would be …

Lockton Names Linden as Sr. Claims Consultant in St. Louis

Lockton’s St. Louis office named Jim Linden as assistant vice president-senior claims consultant in its mining risk management practice. The industry veteran will guide clients as their claims advisor and advocate. Linden will advise Lockton clients in developing robust and leading-edge claims management programs, …

UCPM Environmental Launches Program for Indoor Air Quality, Mold Liability

UCPM, Inc., an environmental insurance provider, has partnered with Great American Insurance Co. to offer the IAQ Advantage package for indoor air quality and mold liability coverage. This online program targets real estate locations including apartments, condos, hotels, offices, and …

Connecticut Debates How to Regulate Rideshare Services

Connecticut is the latest state to grapple with how to regulate Uber and other ride-hailing services being embraced by the public but angering the long-established taxi and livery industry. Taxi and livery drivers say they’re under assault by unfair competition …

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