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Mass. Court Says Suspended Public Employee Can Receive Workers’ Comp

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that an injured public employee is still eligible to receive workers’ compensation benefits after being suspended from employment. The court concluded that workers’ compensation benefits are not compensation as defined in the state’s …

Rhode Island Insurance Agents Have New Coastal Insurance Market

Independent insurance agencies in Rhode Island have a new market for coastal homes – Spinnaker Insurance Company. Spinnaker’s New England distributor, Insurance Agency and Customer Service Company (IACSC) of New London, Conn., is offering selected agents appointments. Founded last October, …

tKg Wholesale Brokerage Hires Wischnowsky as an Account Executive

tKg Wholesale Brokerage has hired Matt Wischnowsky as an account executive focused on professional liability. Wischnowsky brings more than ten years of experience to the position. Most recently, Wischnowsky served as the managing director of GT Pro, a division of …

Former Vermont Homeowners Hope to Recover $4M After Evictions

A group of former homeowners from a Vermont lakeside neighborhood hopes to recover some of the nearly $4 million they lost after they were forced to vacate. The Burlington Free Press reports the Mallets Bay Homeowner’s Association says the 24 …

Deadly Times Square Attack Highlights NYC Pedestrian Safety

Fears of a terrorist attack prompted officials to ring many of the pedestrian plazas of Times Square with squat steel posts capable of stopping a speeding vehicle. But those barriers only cover so much ground. There were none of them …

IIABNY Installs HF&C’s MacDonald as Chairman of the Board

The Independent Insurance Agent & Broker Association of New York (IIABNY) installed Richard MacDonald as chairman of the board on May 11, 2017. IIABNY exists to fulfill the educational, political, and business interests of more than 1,750 independent agencies and …

Pennsylvania’s Lacher & Associates Acquires Brunner Insurance

Lacher & Associates of Souderton, Penn., has acquired Brunner Insurance of Richlandtown, Penn. Founded by Gus Brunner in 1960, Brunner Insurance specializes in providing for the insurance needs of families and businesses. In 1995, Brunner transitioned the agency to Don …

Maine’s Clark Insurance Appoints Ellis and Fifield as Senior Account Executives

Clark Insurance, a Portland, Maine-based independent insurance agency, has appointed Joshua Ellis and Joshua Fifield as senior account executives in the business insurance department of Clark Insurance. Ellis joined Clark in 2009 after serving as a claim adjuster for workers’ …

JLT Specialty USA Appoints Levitt as Executive Vice President in New York

JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), has appointed Gabe Levitt as executive vice president. Based in New York, Levitt will join JLT’s New York office and focus on servicing private equity firms, real …

Connecticut Lawmakers Urged to Help Crumbling Foundation Homeowners

Regional officials are reminding state lawmakers it’s urgent this session to provide assistance to eastern and central Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations. Both the executive director of the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) and chairman of a CRCOG committee …

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