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EPIC Hires EY’s Millard as Risk Solutions Principal in New Jersey

EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property/casualty brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has hired Mark Millard as principal and senior producer for the EPIC Risk Solutions team. Millard will be based in EPIC’s Morristown, New Jersey, office and report …

Lockton Combines D.C., Northeast Operations

Insurance broker Lockton announced that it will add its Washington, D.C., operations to a newly combined Lockton Northeast team. Michael Calabrese will remain as chairman and CEO of the expanded Lockton operations in the Northeast. Bob Connolly will continue as …

Massachusetts Considers New Rules for Duck Boats After Fatal Crash

The parents of a woman who died in a crash involving a duck boat urged Massachusetts state officials on Wednesday to require new safety rules for the amphibious sightseeing vessels. Ivan and Martha Warmuth joined several lawmakers at the Statehouse …

AmTrust Acquires Total Program Management in New York

AmTrust Financial Services Inc. announced that it has acquired Total Program Management LLC in Ronkonkoma, New York, for cash. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 2005, Total Program Management is a managing general agency focused on programs …

NYDFS Holocaust Claims Processing Office Receives Anne Frank Award

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced that its Holocaust Claims Processing Office is the recipient of the 2016 Outstanding Citizens Award from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect in New York. Established in 1997, the …

New York Confirms Vullo as State’s Top Financial Regulator

The New York State on Wednesday confirmed Governor Andrew Cuomo’s pick to become the state’s top financial regulator. The confirmation vote for Maria Vullo, Cuomo’s nominee for superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), was unanimous. …

Virginia Says 172K Former Licensed Agent Records May Have Been Breached

Virginia’s State Corporation Commission (SCC) is advising former licensed insurance agents of the potential improper access to their personal data by a former contractor. The suspected compromise of personal data pertains to archived Bureau of Insurance records of insurance agents …

Fingerprinting Is Key Sticking Point for New Jersey’s Rideshare Regs

When Democratic New Jersey Assemblyman Joseph Lagana decided to regulate ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the state, his said his main priority was making sure the drivers were properly insured. Two years later, his measure includes a provision …

Pro Global Files Company Application Under R.I.’s New Run-Off Reg

Pro Global Insurance Solutions plc announced that it has become the first company to file an application for a new domestic insurer in Rhode Island to facilitate insurance business transfers (IBT) under the August 2015 amendment to the state’s Insurance …

Selective Insurance Announces Officer Appointments in New Jersey

Selective Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Selective Insurance Group Inc. in Branchville, New Jersey, announced the following officer appointments. Teresa Caro to senior vice president, New Jersey regional manager. Caro joined Selective in 1978, and has held a …

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