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Peer-to-Peer Personal Lines Insurer Lemonade Opens for Business in New York

Peer-to-peer insurance startup Lemonade is open for business in New York, nine months after the startup’s debut and initial venture funding announcement. The New York-based company, which its founders promise will reinvent the insurance business model and make insurance a …

19 Insurance Firms to Support Homeless Youth in Covenant House New York Event

On September 23, 109 individuals from 19 different insurance companies in the tri-state area are participating in the Sleep Out (Re)insurance Edition to support homeless youth served by Covenant House, a New York headquartered, privately funded charity that seeks to …

Ex-Head of Pennsylvania Hospice Faces Insurance Fraud Charges

A woman who formerly headed a suburban Pittsburgh hospice faces sentencing on a health care fraud charge accusing her of using patients who weren’t terminally ill to collect millions of dollars in false Medicare and Medicaid claims. Former Horizons Hospice …

Massachusetts Resisting Drugmakers’ Efforts to Weaken Anti-Opioid Measures

Massachusetts appears to be bucking efforts by makers of prescription painkillers to kill or weaken measures aimed at stemming the tide of prescription opioids. The drugmakers say they’re combating the addiction epidemic, but The Associated Press and the Center for …

New York Businesses Advised to Check Insurance in Wake of Chelsea Terrorism Bombing

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has identified the incident where a bomb went off from inside a dumpster in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29 people, as an act of terrorism. “I said yesterday I believed it was an act …

Massachusetts Based XS Brokers Hires Kent to Connecticut Office

XS Brokers, a Quincy, Mass., headquartered independent insurance brokerage, has hired Jason Kent as a broker in the firm’s Connecticut office. His hiring comes as the firm has seen continued growth in its Connecticut, New York and New Jersey territories, …

Evergreen Insurance in New York Acquires Sheridan’s Assets

Evergreen Insurance & Risk Management, a Monsey, New York, based insurance brokerage for investment real estate, has acquired the assets of Sheridan & Company Group LLC and T.J. Sheridan & Co. Inc. Terms of the deal, which closed in September, …

More Than $500K Donated to Delaware Officials to Address Rising Opioid Deaths

As the number of overdose deaths from prescription painkillers has soared in recent years, pharmaceutical companies that manufacture opioid painkillers, and allied advocacy groups, have donated more than $500,000 to state and federal elected officials and major political parties in …

Yale University Responds to Ex-Basketball Captain’s Lawsuit in Sex Assault Case

Yale University denies it was trying to make an example of former basketball captain Jack Montague when it expelled him over a sexual assault allegation. The school filed its formal response late Friday to Montague’s federal lawsuit, which accused the …

New York Bombing Suspect in Custody, Investigation Continues

A suspect has been taken into custody in connection with a bomb that went off from inside a dumpster in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, injuring 29 people. Mayor Chris Bollwage of Elizabeth, New Jersey, said Ahmad Khan Rahami was taken …

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