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Is Football Safe? Issue Not Limited to NFL Players

A recent article in the New York Times (March 24, 2016) said that the NFL’s concussion research was flawed once again calls in to question the safety of professional football. However, concussions and repetitive head injuries are not just experienced …

Government Task Force Will Examine Massive California Natural Gas Leak

A new U.S. government task force will look into the country’s biggest ever accidental release of methane, which occurred over several months in Los Angeles, Calif., hoping to prevent future leaks of the potent greenhouse gas from storage wells, the …

Sports Business Gets Personal

Industry Growth Led by Smaller Studios, Individual Trainers The health and fitness industry has exploded in recent years, a trend that experts expect will continue. Gym memberships jumped 18.6 percent in the United States from 2008-2014. More than 54 million …

Maryland’s Chesapeake to Phase in NCCI Rates in 2020

Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company, Maryland’s largest writer of workers’ compensation insurance, announced its plan to phase in the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) rating methodology and other changes as required by state legislation enacted in 2015. Chesapeake Employers CEO …

What Should I Pay My Client Service Employees?

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will be up for a new contract after the upcoming season. In 2012 he joined the Colts who were coming off of a 2-14 season the year prior and managed to go 11-5 in each …

Ethan Allen Insurance Fraud Case Cited in ‘Panama Papers’

An insurance scam that involved selling bogus liability policies – including one to the operator of the New York tour boat Ethan Allen before it sank in 2005 – has gotten a mention in the data leak dubbed “Panama Papers.” …

Employee Vs. Contractor Debate to Get Even Hotter: RIMS

The employee vs. contractor debate has the potential to have a major impact on the insurance industry, according to a pair of experts speaking on the topic at a recent conference in San Diego, Calif. It’s estimated there are 10 …

Vermont Fines Travelers, Liberty Mutual

The Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) announced that Travelers Insurance and Liberty Mutual Insurance have paid Vermont $154,000 in fines and repaid consumers another $54,500. DFR said in March that the two insurers paid the department fines totaling $154,000 …

Survey: Revenue Up, Independent Agents Seeking New Carriers

Independent insurance agents continue to grow and want to grow more with the help of new carrier appointments. This is one of the initial findings of a new national survey of agents conducted by Channel Harvest Research and sponsored by …

Pennsylvania Issues Advisory on Appealing Flood Zone Designation

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller issued a consumer alert telling homeowners about a process by which they can appeal their property’s placement in a flood zone by the federal government, which in many cases requires them to purchase flood insurance. …

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