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Mass. DOI Issues Bulletin on New CE Requirements for Producers

The Massachusetts Division of Insurance issued a bulletin this week notifying the state’s insurance producers of recent changes to the continuing education requirements. The bulletin 2014-06, issued on Sept. 23, stated that Chapter 139 of the Acts of 2014 was …

Amtrak Seeks to Recoup Millions From Insurers for Sandy Losses

Amtrak filed a lawsuit last week against more than a dozen insurers, claiming that the railroad operator is entitled to recoup additional proceeds for Superstorm Sandy losses from its insurers. “Amtrak has filed a lawsuit against its insurance companies for …

Maryland Officer Charged in Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

A Montgomery County, Maryland, police officer has been charged with perjury and workers’ compensation fraud. Gilbert Payne was charged Tuesday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The 40-year-old Payne didn’t respond to a message seeking comment at his home Tuesday. Maryland’s …

Clark Insurance Adds New Employees in Portland, Maine, Office

Clark Insurance, an employee-owned independent insurance agency with offices in Maine and New Hampshire, announced the following new employees in its Portland, Maine, office. Pamela Cyr will serve as an account manager in the Business Services Department. She has more …

Vermont Town to Repay Disaster Overpayment

A Vermont town is going to repay $33,000 it received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for helping repair damage from flooding in 2011. Assistant town manager Dave Ormiston told the St. Johnsbury select board FEMA’s request to get the …

Cuomo Says Terror Threat Spurs Higher Security Presence in N.Y. Region

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the metropolitan area remains under threat of terrorist attack, and that commuters will see an increased security presence in the city and at transit points as a result. Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Christopher …

Plymouth Rock Releases Study on New Jersey Road Rage

A new study from Plymouth Rock Assurance reveals that virtually all drivers polled have witnessed provocative driving behavior or road rage in New Jersey. Behaviors reported include unsafe and aggressive driving sometimes even leading to a physical altercation. The survey …

N.J. Insurance Adjuster Pleads Guilty in Fraud Scheme

The owner of an insurance adjusting firm has pleaded guilty to mail fraud charges stemming from a scheme to defraud the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and several insurers. Federal prosecutors say 54-year-old Robert Napolitano, of Clifton, New Jersey, entered his …

New York Requires State Agencies to Consider Extreme Weather

New York state agencies are required to consider the future likelihood of extreme weather in their decisions on public works projects, industrial and commercial permits and regulations, according to a new law signed Monday. For New York, those calculations include …

Crystal & Co. Appoints Hope as Family Enterprise Risk Practice Director

Crystal & Company, a strategic risk and insurance advisor, has appointed Kathy Hope as director within the firm’s Family Enterprise Risk Practice. Reporting to Linda Bourn, Hope’s role is a senior addition to the Family Enterprise Risk team. She is …

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