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Central Insurance Promotes Lee to Regional Marketing Manager in Southeast

The Central Insurance Companies has promoted David Lee to Regional Marketing manager in the companies’ Southeast Regional Office. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Business Administration, Lee joined Central in 2003 in the Claims department. …

South Carolina Workers’ Comp Loss Costs Going Up, New Filing Requirements Take Effect

New requirements regarding the implementation of changes in workers’ compensation loss costs have been passed by the South Carolina Legislature, and the insurance department is reminding insurers to ensure they follow the new filing rules as loss cost increases will …

Southland Man Sentenced for Grand Theft After Posing as Insurance Agent

A Southern California man has been sentenced for grand theft for posing as a licensed insurance broker, selling insurance to commercial truckers and then pocketing premiums. Cristian Raul Videla, 34, of Van Nuys, Calif., pleaded no contest this week to …

North Carolina Restores Workers’ Ability to Sue Over Workplace Discrimination

Minor changes to a North Carolina law limiting protections for LGBT people have been signed by the governor. Legislators left the law mostly intact during their yearly session. They did make a change requested by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory that …

Cross Insurance Acquires Maine’s Sargent, Tyler & West

Maine’s Cross Insurance reported it has acquired another leading Maine insurance agency, Sargent, Tyler & West in Bangor, and its Bucksport branch office, Roland Grindle Insurance Agency. Sargent, Tyler & West has been in business for nearly 200 years. Michael …

Despite Having License Revoked by 2 States, Northern Illinois Agency Continues to Operate

By taking advantage of legal appeals processes, an Illinois managing general agency has been able to continue operations for more than a year despite having its license revoked or non-renewed by two separate state insurance departments. Northern Illinois Insurance Agency, …

June Storms in Canada Cost Insurers More Than C$34 Million  

The storms that hit Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario in Canada on June 24 and 25 caused more than C$34 million ($25.9 million) in insured damage, according to estimates from Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ).* Wind, flash floods and hail hit several areas, resulting in nearly 3,500 insurance …

Minnesota Towns Continue to Struggle with Flood Damage

Parts of east-central Minnesota are still trying to cope with floodwaters and subsequent damage nearly a week after torrential rains fell across a huge swath of the state. Kanabec County Sheriff Brian Smith told Minnesota Public Radio that communities flooded …

2 New Insurers Approved for Doing Business in Arkansas

Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has approved two new out-of-state insurers to do business in the state. Medical Liability Alliance (MLA) of Jefferson City, Mo., has been granted authority to offer casualty insurance. MLA, a stock property/casualty insurance company formed in …

Prosecutors Reduce Counts Against Texas Lawyer in BP Oil Spill Fraud Case

A Texas lawyer and six co-defendants are now facing a reduced indictment of 73 charges, instead of 95, at federal trial on accusations that they faked more than 40,000 damage claims after the BP oil spill in 2010. Online court …

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