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New Jersey’s York Names Walsh Executive Vice President and Chief Claims Officer

York Risk Services Group (York), a Parsippany, N.J.-based provider of claims management, managed care, specialized loss adjusting, alternative risk programs, pool administration and other insurance services, has named Patrick Walsh as executive vice president and chief claims officer for York …

New York City House Fire Kills 5, Including Children

Investigators are scouring for clues about what sparked a fast-moving New York City house fire that killed five people, including two young boys and two teenage girls. The fire broke out Sunday afternoon, on a street full of single-family homes …

Schumer Calls for Better Communication After New York Penn Station Stampede

Sen. Charles Schumer says the stampede that injured 16 people at New York’s Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs. The stampede erupted April 14 following false …

Massachusetts’ Eastern Insurance Hires Gross from Hanover Insurance

Eastern Insurance Group, a Natick, Mass.-headquartered subsidiary of Eastern Bank, has hired William F. Gross as executive vice president of commercial lines. Gross, who works out of the Natick office, brings more than 17 years of insurance and sales experience …

Massachusetts Lawmakers Debate Pot Regulators’ Independence

Recreational marijuana may be legal for adults in Massachusetts but who ultimately will be in charge of regulating and enforcing the new law remains the subject of behind-the-scenes maneuvering on Beacon Hill. A legislative committee created to review and potentially make revisions …

Uber, Lyft Opposing Vermont Bill with New Requirements

Popular ride sharing companies Uber and Lyft are opposing a Vermont bill that would require the companies to greatly increase their insurance coverage for personal injuries when drivers are between rides. The Burlington Free Press reports that the bill would …

New York Passes $153B Budget Including Workers’ Comp Reforms

The New York State Senate in April passed its $153 billion 2017-2018 state budget that includes reforms to workers’ compensation in the state. These reforms serve to help businesses, local governments and not-for-profits save money while also enhancing protections for …

JLT Specialty USA Hires Beecher Carlson’s Nolan in Massachusetts

JLT Specialty USA, a U.S. subsidiary of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc. (JLT), has appointed Molly Nolan as senior vice president. Nolan comes to JLT with more than 20 years’ experience in providing insurance services for complex property accounts. She …

Pennsylvania Says It Busted Up Fraudulent License Plate Ring

Pennsylvania’s attorney general’s office on Wednesday charged a dozen people as part of an organized crime ring that it said had made millions of dollars renting out fraudulently obtained license plates, primarily in New York City. The people who rented …

Connecticut Insurance Department Launches Licensing Site

The Connecticut Insurance Department has launched a new licensing web site, designed to improve customer service for the nearly 200,000 agents, brokers, adjusters and other licensees who conduct business with the department. The new licensing site features online tools that …

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