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D.C. Approves Fines for People Who Don’t Shovel Snow

District of Columbia residents who don’t shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm would face fines under a bill approved by the D.C. Council. The bill was approved Tuesday by a 10-3 vote. It calls for $25 fines for homeowners who …

Connecticut Approves NCCI’s Workers’ Comp Loss Cost Decrease Filing

The Connecticut Insurance Department recently approved the National Council on Compensation Insurance’s (NCCI) workers’ compensation filing for an overall -0.6 percent change for pure premium loss costs and an overall -0.5 percent change in assigned risk plan rates in Connecticut. …

Safety Urged During Holiday Season in Virginia

Several groups, businesses and state leaders in Virginia are kicking off efforts to prevent drunken driving this holiday season. Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Nationwide Insurance and AAA Mid-Atlantic were joined by Attorney General Mark Herring and Virginia State Police Superintendent …

New York Insurance Association Elects 2015 Officers and Board Directors

The New York Insurance Association (NYIA) elected its 2015 officers and board of directors at the association’s annual meeting on Nov. 13. The following officers were elected for a one-year term ending Dec. 31, 2015: Chair: Bernard Turi, senior vice …

Draft Report: Taxis to Be Outnumbered by Rideshare Drivers in Virginia

A draft state report predicts taxis will be outnumbered by ride-sharing drivers after Virginia begins regulating the industry. The report estimates that 5,900 personal vehicles would be registered under a ride-sharing company. That’s 500 more than the number of taxis …

Eastern Insurance Group Hires Lemos as Construction Practice Manager in Mass.

Eastern Insurance Group in Natick, Massachusetts, has hired William Lemos as senior vice president and manager of its construction practice. At Eastern Insurance Group, Lemos will provide oversight and direction as it pertains to operations, marketing and new business growth …

More Snow Threatening for Western New York as Flooding Risk

Lake-effect snow that killed six people and halted travel across western New York may reach as high as 7 feet in some areas before stopping tomorrow, when temperatures will start to rise along with the risk of flooding. At least …

Hub International Northeast Hires Dionisio as Personal Lines VP in Conn.

HUB International Northeast, part of Hub International Limited, has hired Rose Dionisio as vice president of Personal Lines. Based out of the firm’s Fairfield, Connecticut office, Dionisio will be responsible for business development, client retention and sales for the firm’s …

Conn. Court: Enfield Homeowner Not Liable in Icy Sidewalk ‘Slip and Fall’ Case

Connecticut’s Supreme Court ruled Monday that property owners can’t be sued for injuries suffered when someone slips on an icy sidewalk in front of their home or business, unless their town has a specific law making them liable. The ruling …

Connecticut Commissioner Leonardi to Step Down, Join New York Investment Firm

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas B. Leonardi will step down from his post on Dec. 11, 2014, to join a New York-based global investment banking advisory firm, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office announced Wednesday.

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