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Effort to Expand Police Mental Health Coverage Progresses in Connecticut

A long-running effort in Connecticut to extend workers’ compensation benefits to police officers who receive mental health injuries on the job cleared a key hurdle on May 22 after years of defeat in the General Assembly. While the bill passed …

New York Lawmakers Look to Regulate Motorized Bicycles

Two New York state lawmakers from Queens have introduced bills to regulate motorized bicycles used commercially with safety and insurance requirements. Sen. Jose Peralta and Assembly member Aravella Simotas propose that the Department of Motor Vehicles maintain a registry, establish …

Iroquois Group Hires Fawber as Regional Manager in Pennsylvania

The Iroquois Group hired Matt Fawber as regional manager in Pennsylvania. Fawber will be part of the Iroquois Group’s Mid-Atlantict team. Fawber joins Iroquois after 20 years on the carrier side of the insurance industry. He started his career with …

N.H. Senate Amendment Would Change Who Polices Public Risk Pools

The New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office could lose its ability to oversee a public risk pool it’s had issues with for years, if a last-minute amendment to the state Senate budget remains in place. The New Hampshire Senate Finance …

Patriot National Acquires Brandywine Insurance Advisors in Pennsylvania

Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Patriot National Inc. announced that it has acquired Brandywine Insurance Advisors, a specialty insurance brokerage focusing on the construction industry. Patriot National said the total purchase price, assuming all earn-out criteria are met, would be $4.2 million. …

Opening Statements Set for Tuesday in Criminal Trial of Dewey Trio

Nearly three years after the demise of law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, three of its former top executives will go on trial on charges they cooked the books in an attempt to stave off the largest law firm collapse in …

IIABNJ Launches U.S. Veterans Pre-Licensing Program

The Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of New Jersey (IIABNJ) is launching a new program aimed at supporting the men and women of the armed forces and assisting them in finding post-military careers in the insurance industry. IIABNJ’s new program, …

Penn. Offers Insurance Tips for Consumers Preparing for Summer Vacations

As the weather warms and countdowns until summer vacations begin, the Pennsylvania Insurance Department is reminding consumers to make sure they are fully informed on their insurance coverage when preparing to leave for vacation. “Before leaving for a trip, no …

Maine’s Highest Court Upholds Workers’ Comp Fraud Conviction

Maine’s highest court is upholding the conviction of a northern Maine man convicted of collecting more than $50,000 in workers’ compensation benefits while operating an engine repair business. An Aroostook County jury convicted 63-year-old Stephen Tucker Sr. of theft in …

Jersey Shore Still Recovering as 3rd Post-Sandy Summer Nears

In the months after Superstorm Sandy devastated the Jersey shore, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie warned residents the damage would not be quickly undone. Things would only look moderately better in the first summer after the storm, he said, and …

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