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Integro Adds Aviation Expertise With Dewald and Team in Utah

Integro announced it’s enhancing its aviation practice with the addition of sector specialist Leslie DeWald as managing principal. DeWald and her team of four will be based in Park City, Utah. They specialize in aviation and aerospace insurance. DeWald previously …

10 Things to Know About Contractors & Builders

Some 991,000 total housing starts are forecast for 2014. That’s up 6.6 percent from 930,000 units last year. – National Association of Home Builders Single-family housing production is expected to rise 26 percent in 2015 to 802,000 units, and reach …

NYC Flood Zone Properties Worth $129B Under New FEMA Maps

The assessed value of properties in New York City that lie within Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) newly proposed 100-year floodplain maps is $129.1 billion, more than double the value under previous floodplain maps, according to an analysis published on …

Insuring Infrastructure Projects in Latin America

With its aging infrastructure, growing population and successful bids for mega-sports events like the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, Latin America is offering the construction industry billions of dollars of opportunities in infrastructure projects. Growth Brings Opportunity Savvy contractors from …

Maryland Says Insurers Can’t Use ‘Price Optimization’

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) issued a bulletin alerting insurers that the use of “price optimization” in Maryland is in violation of §27-212(e)(1) of the state’s Insurance Article. MIA said it is requiring insurers that currently utilize price optimization to …

Climate Change Report Paints Portrait of Dystopian Future

A major climate change report issued this month offers dire predictions, a call to action to government and industry and it assesses the blame for a rapidly changing and more volatile world on mankind. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on …

A Tough Day at the Office

Court Rulings in Disability Case Go from Bad to Worse We’ve all had a bad day at the office, but some days are worse than others. It doesn’t get much worse than having a court – two courts in fact …

Workers’ Comp Costs Continue Down in Southeast States

Workers’ compensation costs are falling across most of the Southeast, with Georgia being the latest state to see insurers file for loss cost and rate reductions. Georgia follows Florida, South Carolina, Kentucky and West Virginia in reporting lower loss costs …

Top 50 Personal Lines Leaders

About the Personal Lines Leaders: The 2014 Personal Lines Leaders in this special feature are taken from Insurance Journal’s Top 100 Property/Casualty Independent Agencies as reported in August. This list utilizes only the 2013 personal lines numbers of the privately …

Creating Alternatives to Workers’ Comp One State at a Time

Formed in late 2013, the Austin, Texas-based Association for Responsible Alternatives to Workers’ Compensation — or ARAWC — would like to see an expansion of alternatives to state workers’ compensation systems, such as the nonsubscriber system in Texas and the …

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