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Former Ballplayer Brooks Robinson Seeks $9.9M From Tribe Over Fall

Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is seeking a settlement of $9.9 million from the Seminole Indian tribe over injuries he suffered in a 2012 fall from a stage at the tribe’s South Florida casino. Attorney Jack Hickey is asking …

Flood Insurance Presents Opportunity, Obstacles for Private Insurers

Privatization of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) would present a huge growth opportunity to the property/casualty market, allowing insurers to tap into about $3.3 billion of yearly premiums. But the flood insurance market has a long way to go …

Best Affirms Montpelier Re Holdings and Company Ratings

A.M. Best has affirmed the financial strength rating of ‘A’ (Excellent) and issuer credit ratings (ICR) of “a” of Montpelier Reinsurance Ltd. (Montpelier Re) as well as the ICR of “bbb” and debt ratings of the parent company, Montpelier Re …

Elia Joins Argo Group as Chief Human Resources Officer

The Bermuda-based Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. announced that Kurt Elia has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. He Elia will report to Argo Group President and CEO Mark E. Watson III. “Attracting, developing …

Kerr to Head New Allied World Canada Branch Office

Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG announced the opening of a branch office in Toronto, Ontario to further expand its North American insurance operations. Allied World appointed Gord Kerr as Senior Vice President, Chief Agent & Branch Manager for the …

3rd IPCC Report: Greenhouse Gas Emissions Accelerate Despite Reduction Efforts

The latest in a series of reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) unfortunately confirms that “global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change. Emissions grew …

South Korea Says 293 Missing After Ferry Sinks En Route to Jeju Island

South Korea’s government said 293 people remain missing after a ferry carrying hundreds of high school students sank en route to the resort island of Jeju. At least two people, including a student, died in the accident. A total of …

RSA U.K. Chief Brown to Leave in First Resignation under Hester

RSA Insurance Group Plc said the head of its U.K. and Western Europe business will leave the company, marking the first resignation of a senior manager since Stephen Hester was hired to revamp the British insurer. Adrian Brown, a 25-year …

Starkweather & Shepley Names Healthcare Risk Specialist in Massachusetts

Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. has appointed Stephen Primiano as healthcare risk specialist. Primiano will be working out of Starkweather’s Westwood, Mass., location, where he will continue to develop risk management strategies for hospitals, physician practices, assisted living communities, …

N.J. Residents Providing Valuable Storm-Proofing Ideas for Post-Sandy Rebuilding Efforts

While scientists, politicians and engineers ponder ways to better protect New Jersey from storms like Superstorm Sandy, some of the best ideas are coming from those who suffered the most. As the second summer after Sandy approaches, several of the …

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