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Morse Insurance Agency Acquires Quaglia Insurance in Massachusetts

Morse Insurance Agency Inc. has acquired Quaglia Insurance in Attleboro, Mass. “While clients may experience a few small differences in process and procedures, our ultimate goal is to make the transition seamless because, here at Morse, clients are our number …

New Study Reaffirms Virginia Flooding Predictions as Sea Levels Rise

A new study reaffirms predictions that parts of coastal Virginia will face chronic flooding if nothing is done about sea-level rise. The Union of Concerned Scientists said Wednesday that a city like Poquoson, Va., could experience routine inundation on 30 …

Connecticut Woman Gets Prison Time for Stealing $250K from Employer

A Connecticut woman who stole more than $250,000 from her Massachusetts employer even as he struggled with dementia and cancer has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison. Angela Craig was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Springfield …

New Jersey’s RPA Insurance Services Hires Sealey

RPA Insurance Services (RPA), a Parsippany, N.J.-headquartered insurance agency, has hired Leslie Sealey as a national accounts and middle market client service leader. Sealey brings more than twenty years of insurance underwriting, sales and brokerage account management experience to her …

Connecticut Firefighter Fired After Workers’ Compensation Investigation

A Connecticut fire chief says a firefighter has been fired following an investigation into alleged workers’ compensation fraud. In a statement issued Tuesday, Hartford Fire Chief Reginald Freeman says the investigation found “clear evidence” of workers’ compensation abuse. The Hartford Courant …

Reliance Partners Expands Presence in Northeast with Fourth Office Location

Reliance Partners, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based provider of commercial insurance focused on the transportation and logistics space, has announced the opening of its Buffalo, N.Y., location. Rob Anderson will lead the new Reliance operation. As a Buffalo native, Anderson has been …

Lockton Adds Zapantoulis to Marine Team in New York

Lockton has hired Christina Zapantoulis as the leader of its marine team in its Northeast U.S. operations, based in New York City. Lockton is a global professional services firm and the world’s largest privately held, independent insurance broker. In her …

Alliant Acquires New Jersey’s Boynton & Boynton, Continues Northeast Expansion

Alliant Insurance Services Inc. has acquired Fair Haven, N.J.-based Boynton & Boynton Insurance Professionals in an effort to continue expanding its footprint throughout the northeast region of the U.S. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Boynton & Boynton is …

A.M. Best Revises Outlook to Negative for New York’s Country-Wide

A.M. Best has revised its outlook to negative from stable for Country-Wide Insurance Company, a family-owned auto insurance company based in New York, N.Y. A.M. Best also affirmed Country-Wide’s Financial Strength Rating of C+ (marginal) and its Long-Term Issuer Credit …

New York’s U.S. Senators Urge Quick Federal Action on Flooding

New York’s U.S. senators are urging officials in Washington to quickly approve a disaster declaration for areas along Lake Ontario affected by recent floods. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both Democrats, said that they have written to the Federal Emergency …

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