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Hubley Approved as President of Mass. Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers

Massachusetts’ Commonwealth Automobile Reinsurers (CAR), the state’s industry-operated residual market and statistical agent for auto insurance, announced that Insurance Commissioner Daniel Judson has approved the CAR Governing Committee’s appointment of Natalie Hubley as the organization’s new president. Hubley has been …

Man Sues NYC Hotel Named as Source of Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

A New York man who came down with Legionnaires’ disease and spent several days in a hospital has filed a civil lawsuit against the hotel identified by authorities as the source of the deadly outbreak. Leslie Noble’s lawsuit against the …

Henderson Brothers Hires Balogh as Consultative Associate in Pittsburgh

Henderson Brothers Inc., an independent insurance agency based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hired Chris Balogh as consultative associate. As part of Henderson Brothers’ consultative department, Balogh will provide clients with comprehensive compliance support and perform claims, risk, and benchmarking analyses. Founded …

Virginia’s Continental Underwriters Hires 2 Lumbermen’s Executives

Continental Underwriters, a Richmond, Virginia-based managing general agency/wholesaler specializing in the placement of insurance for lumber and forest products operations, hired Corey Bounds as loss control director and Gretchen Steelman as property policy renewal team lead. Both Bounds and Steelman …

Integro Acquires HealthCare Risk Specialists in Connecticut

Insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro announced today that it acquired HealthCare Risk Specialists in West Hartford, Connecticut. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. HealthCare Risk Specialists, incorporated in 1998, provides custom-designed as well as traditional …

Insurers Paid $12.9M in Claims Stemming From Baltimore Riot

The Maryland Insurance Administration says insurance companies have paid $12.9 million in claims stemming from civil unrest in Baltimore linked to the death in April of Freddie Gray. The agency said Tuesday that the payments include $11.6 million for commercial …

Aon Risk Solutions Hires Surette as Resident Managing Director in Boston

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, hired Joe Surette as resident managing director of Boston operations. Surette succeeds Peter Caine, who left Aon in May to become chief operating officer of Lockton’s St. Louis operations. …

Maine Issues Bulletin Prohibiting Use of Price Optimization

Maine Insurance Superintendent Eric A. Cioppa stated in a bulletin published Monday that in Maine, personal lines property/casualty insurers that use price optimization should submit revised rate filings removing such factors within 60 days after the date of the bulletin. …

Taxi Companies File Suit to Stop Uber Service in Rhode Island

Two taxi companies in Rhode Island have asked a judge to stop ride-hailing company Uber from doing business in the state. The Providence Journal reports Orange Cab of Newport and Airport Taxi of Warwick filed a lawsuit this month seeking …

Judge Approves Exxon’s $225M New Jersey Pollution Settlement

Exxon Mobil Corp’s $225 million settlement with the administration of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie of a longstanding environmental pollution case won approval on Tuesday from a state judge, over the objections of critics who called the accord a sellout. …

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