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Delaware Police Continuing Probe Into Alleged Prescription Fraud

Delaware State Police say more arrests are expected in an investigation involving a Philadelphia woman accused of distributing fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances. Police said Thursday that 49-year-old Annette Scott stole blank prescription pads from a Wilmington-area doctor’s office where …

Anthem to Exit Obamacare Plans in Virginia as Legislative Uncertainties Continue

U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc. said on Friday [Aug. 11] it will exit Obamacare markets in Virginia and reduce its plan offerings in Washington and Scott counties and the city of Bristol next year. The move comes nearly two weeks …

Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Over Deadly Halloween Hayride in Maine

The family of a teenager who died in a hayride crash has settled a lawsuit against the farm owner who operated the Halloween attraction in 2014, the family lawyer said Wednesday. Money from the settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit …

Pennsylvania’s Erie Insurance Appoints Shine as Senior VP of Commercial Products

Erie Insurance, based in Erie, Penn., has appointed Sarah Shine as senior vice president of commercial products. Shine joined Erie in 2000 as an actuarial analyst for personal lines and shifted focus to commercial lines in 2004. Since 2013, Shine …

New Jersey’s Jimcor Agency Announces Two Additions to Management Team

Jimcor Agency Inc., a Montvale, N.J.-headquartered independent managing general agent and wholesaler, has hired Christopher Waller as the personal lines manager and Kristen Skender as the director of corporate development. In his new role, Waller will be responsible for underwriting, …

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Warns of Caller Posing as Department Staff

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade has issued a consumer alert advising consumers to be wary of a phone caller who identified herself as an Insurance Department employee and is asking people for their insurance information. “The Department does not …

Vermont Governor Creating Commission for Pot Legalization Issues

Vermont Governor Phil Scott says he’s organizing a commission to study issues related to the legalization of marijuana and will announce members in the next few days. Vermont Public Radio reports retail outlets in Maine and Massachusetts will begin selling …

Rhode Island Court Hearing for Boater Whose Relatives Died Mysteriously

Lawyers for a man suspected of killing his millionaire grandfather in 2013 have met with a judge in a lawsuit over the sinking of his boat with his mother onboard. Nathan Carman’s boat sank last year. His mother is now …

Maryland Insurance Administration Names Associate Commissioner of Compliance

The Maryland Insurance Administration has appointed Erica J. Bailey as its associate commissioner of compliance and enforcement. Bailey brings 15 years of experience to the team, including the last ten investigating healthcare fraud as a prosecutor. As associate commissioner, Bailey …

USG Promotes Faust and Whiting in Pennsylvania Office

USG has promoted Becca Faust to production manager and Amy Whiting to brokerage manager in its Canonsburg, Penn., office. This move is the most recent change USG has implemented in its plan to expand operations nationwide and continue to provide …

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