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New York Police to Step Up Enforcement Over Memorial Day Weekend

The New York State Police and local law enforcement statewide will be stepping up patrols to combat drunk and impaired driving this Memorial Day weekend, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced. Memorial Day is one of the busiest travel holidays …

New York Bill Aims to Expand Contraception Insurance Coverage

Advocates, lawmakers, and physicians are calling for the passage of a bill that would provide insurance coverage for all FDA approved contraceptive drugs and products in New York. The Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act would guarantee co-pay free coverage, allow access …

PIANY’s Priority Legislation Introduced to Address CE Requirements

The Professional Insurance Agents of New York State Inc. (PIANY) said New York State Assembly has introduced a PIANY-drafted bill (A.10378) that would eliminate the need for agents and brokers to take duplicate continuing-education courses for both their individual and …

USAA to Close Wealth Management Office in Philadelphia

The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) will close a wealth management office located in Philadelphia, effective July 19, according to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act notice the company filed this month with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and …

Massachusetts AG Launches Child Labor Awareness Initiative

With summer jobs approaching, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has launched an effort to educate teenagers, parents, and employers about the state’s youth employment laws. “Because of committed employers across Massachusetts, tens of thousands of young people will have an …

Massachusetts Emergency Workers Responding to More Opioid Overdoses

It all starts with a $20 to $30 purchase. That’s the average street price of heroin today, according to Framingham, Massachusetts, Police. But if that one purchase is a bad batch, too strong, or if the user injects too much, …

Pennsylvania Advises Insurers on Arson, Insurance Fraud Reporting Rules

The Pennsylvania Insurance Department recently issued a notice to advise and remind insurers of their obligations under the state’s law in the reporting of suspected arson and insurance fraud. The department also said in its notice, “Arson and Insurance Fraud …

XL Catlin, A.J. Gallagher to Offer ‘Lifestyle’ Coverage for Art Collectors in New York

XL Catlin and A.J. Gallagher have formed an exclusive underwriting agreement to offer a lifestyle insurance program for young and new art collectors in New York City. The policy, known as “Five for Five”, features five specialized insurance coverages – …

Feds: 6 Connecticut Men Staged 50 Car Crashes for Insurance Money

Federal prosecutors say six Connecticut residents have been charged with staging car crashes so they could make fraudulent insurance claims. U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly said Tuesday that five Norwich residents and one New London resident have been indicted by a …

Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia Names New Education Director

The Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia (IIAV) has hired Carter Hope Lyons as director of Education and Professional Development.

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