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UPenn’s Interdisciplinary Research Seeks to Track Ambler’s Asbestos Legacy

Joe Amento, a lifelong resident of Ambler, Pennsylvania, was 53 when he died of a rare cancer with one main cause — exposure to asbestos. He was fine at Christmas 2002. In January, a pain in his side kept him …

Mass. DOI Issues Bulletin on Policy Term Disclosure Requirements

The Massachusetts Division of Insurance issued a bulletin spelling out new disclosure requirements for insurance premium quotes for private passenger motor vehicle and personal property insurance. The Bulletin 2014-08, published on Oct. 20, addresses disclosure issues for coverage and premium …

EPIC Hires Walsh as Executive Liability, Financial Lines Principal in Conn.

Retail insurance broker EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) has hired John Walsh as principal of Executive Liability and Financial Lines insurance. Walsh will be based in Stamford, Connecticut, and will report to Steve Levene, managing principal of EPIC Risk Solutions. …

MEMIC Hires Comer as Senior Production Underwriter in Virginia

Workers’ compensation insurer The MEMIC Group has hired Roger Comer as senior production underwriter to serve its agents in Northern Virginia and Maryland. Comer is based in The MEMIC Group’s Tysons Corner, Virginia, office.

New York Says It’s Ready for Ebola, but Many Health Workers Aren’t So Sure

Millicent Gist, a receptionist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, was surprised to hear her facility was an officially designated hospital for people suspected of having Ebola in New York City. That’s disturbing, Gist said, because she’s often the …

New York’s Pace University Holds Disaster Preparedness Conference

Pace University in New York City held a conference Monday titled “Summit on Resilience: The Next Storm.” The event brought together corporate and foundation leaders and government representatives, providing a forum for discussion on lessons from Superstorm Sandy and strengthening …

William Gallagher in Boston Promotes Sharkey to Executive VP

William Gallagher Associates (WGA) in Boston promoted Jennifer Sharkey to executive vice president from senior vice president. As leader of the firm’s ExecutiveRisk Practice, Sharkey is responsible for the strategic leadership in this practice area, overseeing the firm’s relationships and …

Zurich Employees Volunteering for Home Rebuild Program in New York

Zurich North America said its employee volunteers will join St. Bernard Project, a nonprofit disaster recovery group based in New Orleans, for an around-the-clock, 24-hour home rebuilding project in Rockaway, New York, on the two-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy. Volunteers …

Risk Strategies Acquires Benefit Development Group in Massachusetts

Risk Strategies Co., a national insurance brokerage and risk management firm based in Boston, announced it has acquired Benefit Development Group, a Worcester, Massachusetts-based broker for health insurance, group, and voluntary benefits in the Northeast. This latest transaction marks the …

Heffernan Acquires Pilot Employee Benefits in New York

Heffernan Insurance Brokers announced it has purchased the assets of Pilot Employee Benefits of Melville, New York. Family owned and operated for over 50 years, Pilot Employee Benefits has developed benefits programs and services for a wide variety of companies …

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