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Connecticut Insurance Department Names Grace to Lead Captive Unit

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade has announced that Janet Grace, a veteran risk specialist with more than 20 years of experience, has been hired as program manager to oversee the Connecticut Insurance Department’s Captive Insurance Unit.

Patriot National Acquires Mid Atlantic Insurance Services in Virginia

Patriot National Inc., a workers’ compensation outsourcing services firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, announced that it has acquired Mid Atlantic Insurance Services, a wholesale commercial insurance broker and program administrator in Richmond, Virginia. Terms of the transaction were not …

Post-Blizzard, N.J. Gov. Apologizes to Official for ‘Crazy’ Comment

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he personally apologized after calling a New Jersey shore official a “crazy mayor” and forcefully rebutted critics who suggested the state hasn’t done enough to help residents dealing with the aftermath of …

NYC Flood Defense Barrier Remains Years Away

After ocean waters poured into lower Manhattan during Superstorm Sandy, experts began dreaming up a solution: a U-shaped barrier of earthen berms, walls and gates that would keep floods out and the nation’s financial capital dry. Now, more than three …

Landy Insurance Agency Hires DiPentino as Director of Sales

Herbert H. Landy Insurance Agency Inc., a national program administrator based in Needham, Massachusetts, has hired Mark DiPentino as director of Sales.

Massachusetts Smokers Sue Philip Morris to Pay for Cancer Screenings

A decade after a group of smokers from Massachusetts sued Philip Morris USA to try to force the cigarette maker to pay for lung cancer screenings, the case will finally be heard by a jury. Smokers in the class-action lawsuit …

Connecticut Recovered $6M for Policyholders, Taxpayers in 2015

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade announced that the Connecticut Insurance Department recovered approximately $6 million for policyholders and taxpayers in 2015, helping individuals and families with their claims and complaints. The Department’s Consumer Affairs Unit (CAU) fielded more than …

Maryland Urges Insurers to Accommodate Consumers Impacted by Blizzard

The Maryland Insurance Administration issued a bulletin encouraging insurance companies and premium finance companies to accommodate consumers who were impacted by last weekend’s blizzard. Bulletin 16-05 (Re: Cancellations of Insurance Policies) was issued Tuesday to all property and casualty insurers, …

D.C. to Continue Snow Emergency Until Wednesday Evening

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser says a snow emergency will remain in effect for the nation’s capital until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The emergency means parking isn’t allowed on snow emergency routes. Vehicles that park on those roads will be towed. …

Snowed-Under East Coast Cities Getting Closer to Normal Routines

After more than three days with life at a virtual standstill in the nation’s capital and elsewhere up and down the East Coast, the cities hit hard by a massive snowstorm were getting closer to their normal routines. In the …

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