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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Could Pave Way for Self-Driving Cars, Smart Roads

What does the Trump Administration have in store for the development of autonomous vehicles and smart roads? With the administration’s ambitious infrastructure plan still far from finalized, Hilary Rowen, a partner in the San Francisco office of Sedgwick LLP, whose …

E-Payments: The Next Tectonic Shift

When tectonic plates shift, we all know about it. Typically, it’s immediate. Tidal waves, earthquakes and tsunamis usually come to mind. Most of the time those events come without warning. However, there are tectonic shifts in business that we do …

Suit Filed in California Says Kona Co. Dupes Those Seeking Hawaii-Made Beer

A class-action lawsuit says Kona Brewing Co. leads customers to believe they are buying made-in-Hawaii beer. The lawsuit filed in California is against Craft Brew Alliance, which advertises, markets, distributes and sells the Kona brand. Craft Brew Alliance spokeswoman Jenny …

2016 a Strong Year for North Carolina Captive Insurance Industry

Growth of North Carolina’s captive insurance company program once again exceeded expectations during the program’s third full year of operation, according to Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. During 2016, the number of North Carolina licensed captive insurers more than doubled, and …

Credible Workers’ Comp System Is More Important Now Than Ever: WCRI Conference

After decades of managing costs for employers, it’s time for workers’ compensation professionals and public policymakers to turn their attention to the needs of injured workers and think of themselves as players in a broader safety net, workers’ comp experts …

Kentucky Set to Create Medical Malpractice Claim Review Panels

A bill revising Kentucky’s medical malpractice system by creating panels of medical providers to review claims of error or neglect before cases go to court was passed earlier this month by state lawmakers. The legislation, long a priority of many …

Minding Your Business: Now Is the Time to Get Rid of Outdated Beliefs in the Agency

Quick, what color is a yield sign? Many adults, especially those more than 50 years old will say unequivocally that a yield sign is yellow and black. The image is so clear in their mind. Well, the yield sign is …

Insurance Agency Manager McVey Named West Virginia Insurance Commissioner

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, who was elected this past November, has appointed BB&T Insurance Agency Manager Allan L. McVey to serve as West Virginia’s Insurance Commissioner, effective April 1. McVey has been active in the industry since 1969 when …

NetVu’s Kitty Ambers on Making the Case for Innovation

Have you noticed how technology is rapidly eliminating tasks? We can bank remotely or have goods delivered to our doorstep with the click of a mouse. Whether it’s banking, retailing or insurance, nearly every industry is under pressure to improve …

Ranchers in Midwest Assessing Damage After Wildfires

Thousands of livestock are estimated to have been killed in the wildfire that spanned two counties along Kansas’ southern border in early March, but the actual numbers likely will not be totaled for some time. One person died in the …

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