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New Hampshire Senate Delays Workers’ Compensation Reform Deal

New Hampshire state senators have pushed off a deal to reform New Hampshire’s workers’ compensation insurance laws. The chamber voted Thursday to send a tentative deal, which would’ve given providers three years to bring down costs on their own without …

Erie Survey Finds Wide Range of Distracted Behaviors Behind Wheel

To discourage distracted driving in conjunction with National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, Erie Insurance, based in Erie, Pennsylvania, recently asked drivers what they do behind the wheel. The online survey of 1,915 U.S. drivers aged 18 and older …

ACA Financial Asks N.Y.’s Top Court to Revive Goldman Suit Over Abacus

ACA Financial Guaranty Corp. urged New York’s top court to reinstate a suit accusing Goldman Sachs Group Inc. of conspiring to force it to insure an investment that led to a $550 million settlement with regulators. Goldman failed to disclose …

New York to Investigate Insurers’ Cybersecurity Work After Hacks

Insurers doing business in New York State must tell a regulator there about efforts to prevent computer hacking, detailing the precautions taken and the personnel devoted to the task. Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the state Department of Financial Services, said …

Va. Retailer Lumber Liquidators Faces Safety Inquiry

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Wednesday it is investigating Lumber Liquidators Chinese-made laminate flooring following a national TV broadcast raised concerns over levels of formaldehyde. Chairman Elliot F. Kaye said Wednesday the agency is taking the issue seriously …

Maryland House, Senate Pass Fracking Bills

Legislation that limits when and how fracking could take place in Maryland passed Tuesday in both chambers of the state legislature. Senators voted 29-17 for a bill that holds drilling companies strictly liable for injuries to residents or their property, …

Traffic Deaths in Maryland Fell to 66-Year Low Last Year

Maryland officials say traffic deaths have hit a 66-year low in the state. Transportation officials said at a news conference Tuesday that traffic deaths in Maryland fell to 442 last year. That’s the lowest amount of traffic deaths in the …

Big Melt Will Start Liberating Boston From Its Record Snowpack

The Big Melt is coming. In the next day or so, southern New England and the lower Hudson Valley are going to shed a lot of snowpack as a storm passing just north of the region pulls in warm air …

The Graham Co. Appoints Health & Human Services Leader in Philadelphia

The Graham Company, an insurance brokerage and consulting firm based in Philadelphia, has appointed Vice President Carl M. Bloomfield as new leader of the Health & Human Services Division. Bloomfield replaces Tim Folk, who recently joined Beecher Carlson Insurance Services …

New Jersey’s Pedestrian Safety Program May Be Making Positive Impact

Judging by the number of tickets each year, jaywalking as an infraction draws scant attention from police in New Jersey. The Asbury Park Press reports that in 2010, there were 557 jaywalking tickets issued in the state of New Jersey, …

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