News

ESIS Launches Healthcare Industry Risk Management Practice

ESIS, Inc., Chubb’s risk management services division, has launched a new industry practice dedicated to serving the claims and risk management needs of healthcare organizations and life sciences firms. The ESIS Healthcare Industry Practice includes a full range of claims …

Florida ‘Drug Pusher’ Doctor Sentenced to 25 years for Patient Deaths

A federal judge in Tampa, Fla., has sentenced a 76-year-old doctor to 25 years in prison for the deaths of three patients who were prescribed pain medications at his clinic. U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore told Edward Neil Feldman …

South Carolina Bar Sued For Overserving Motorcyclist Who Crashed, Killed Passenger

A bar in Columbia, S.C., has been accused of serving so much alcohol to one of its underage patrons that he became extremely intoxicated and crashed his motorcycle, killing a 19-year-old woman who was riding with him. The State of …

QBE Appoints DeMares to Lead Latin American Growth From Miami

QBE European Operations has appointed Alfonso De Mares as Business Development manager for Latin America. Alfonso joined QBE European Operations’ International Markets division in April and will be based in Miami. Reporting to Tim Harris, director of Overseas Business Development, …

Miami Artist Lawsuit Against Apple, Design Firm Dismissed

A lawsuit filed by artist Romero Britto against Apple Inc. and a design firm claiming misuse of his distinctive images and colorful style has been dismissed. Miami federal court documents show the 2015 lawsuit was dropped last week. No details …

XL Catlin, A.J. Gallagher to Offer ‘Lifestyle’ Coverage for Art Collectors in New York

XL Catlin and A.J. Gallagher have formed an exclusive underwriting agreement to offer a lifestyle insurance program for young and new art collectors in New York City. The policy, known as “Five for Five”, features five specialized insurance coverages – …

Aon Benfield Enhances Poland Flood Model

Impact Forecasting, Aon Benfield’s catastrophe model development team, has launched a new version of its catastrophe model to enhance understanding of the financial impact of floods in Poland. Aon Benfield is the global reinsurance intermediary and capital advisor of Aon …

Martin Picked to Serve as CFO at LCTA Workers’ Comp

Louisiana-based insurance carrier, LCTA Workers’ Comp (LCTA), has hired Christine Martin as chief financial officer (CFO). A certified public accountant, Martin brings more than 20 years of financial management experience to the casualty insurance company. In her new role, Martin …

Investigators: Fraud Schemes Rampant Among Houston Tow Truck Drivers

Houston is a bad place to have to have your vehicle towed, according to law enforcement officials and insurance investigators. There have multiple reports of vehicles being towed and towing services charging victims thousands of dollars to retrieve their cars, …

Oklahoma Commissioner: 4 Insurers Have 55% of Earthquake Market

Data released at a May 24 hearing to determine the competitiveness of earthquake insurance coverage in Oklahoma shows that four insurance companies have 55 percent of the market in the state. That’s a concern for Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak, …

News Archives by Month