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Pennsylvania Introduces Legislation to Limit Surprise Balance Bills

Pennsylvania House Health and Insurance Committee Chairs Matt Baker and Tina Pickett have introduced legislation to protect health care consumers from surprise balance bills in a move Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller has praised. “When patients receive medical care, they …

NYC Fire Officials Say Three Workers Injured at Construction Site

Three construction workers were injured in Queens when the roof of a two-story brownstone undergoing renovations collapsed. It happened on 28th Road in Astoria just before 4 p.m. Tuesday. Fire officials say a load of material that had been placed …

Confie Completes Two Acquisitions in New York

Confie, a national provider of personal and commercial lines insurance, has completed two acquisitions in New York. In the Bronx, N.Y., area, Confie acquired Tremont Spirit Insurance Inc. Tremont is a provider of non-standard auto insurance. This acquisition serves to …

Maine-Based Clark Insurance Elects Cote to Board of Directors

Bret Cote has been elected to the board of directors of Portland, Maine-based Clark Insurance, according to agency president G. Jeffrey Shaw. Cote joined the agency in 2007 and helped establish an office in Manchester, N.H., that now employs ten …

NYC Planners With Sandy Nightmares Say Barrier May Come Too Late

The warming Atlantic Ocean has raised the risk of another Hurricane Sandy. And still, trillions of dollars of real estate and infrastructure near the shores of New York City and northern New Jersey remain vulnerable to devastation. A storm-surge barrier …

Connecticut Woman Who Lied About Cancer to Avoid Prison Gets 30 Months

A Connecticut woman who lied about having cancer to avoid reporting to prison on a fraud conviction has been sentenced to more than two years behind bars. Aliyah Davis, of East Windsor, Conn., was sentenced to 30 months by a …

Dangerous Chemical Could Threaten New Jersey Reservoir

A new report says that a dangerous chemical detected in groundwater near a Superfund site in New Jersey could pose a threat to a nearby reservoir that provides drinking water to as many as 3.5 million people. The report by …

Lockton Northeast Names Connolly Chairman to Succeed Calabrese

Robert Connolly has been named chairman of Lockton Northeast, succeeding Michael Calabrese, who will continue to serve as vice chairman of Lockton’s Northeast operations. Connolly has been the president of Lockton’s Washington, D.C., office since its founding in 2005. In …

Mass. Court Says Arbitration is Allowed in Underinsured Motorist Claim Suit

The Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that Arbella Mutual Insurance Company did not engage in unfair settlement practices by demanding arbitration in a lawsuit involving an underinsured motorist claim. In the case, Heather Chamberland vs. Arbella Mutual Insurance Company, plaintiff …

U.S. Sen. Schumer Pushes for Heroin Combat Teams in New York

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal help in the fight against opioid addiction in New York. Schumer is asking the Drug Enforcement Agency to provide the state with one of four special heroin enforcement teams being formed to …

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