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Zenefits Settles With Tennessee Over Unlicensed Health Insurance Sales

Zenefits reached its first settlement with a state government over its use of unlicensed health insurance brokers, an issue that prompted investigations in at least three other states and led its founding chief executive officer to resign this year. As part of …

North Carolina Starts Online Program to Dismiss Traffic Tickets

North Carolina courts have launched an online program to dismiss traffic tickets. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that director of the state Administrative Office of the Courts Marion Warren announced the rollout of the Electronic Compliance and Dismissal …

Mississippi Nissan Plant Fined for Safety Violations

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, for two violations. WLBT-TV reports a complaint inspection in March had one serious violation and one repeat violation. The total penalty was $32,000. Production technician …

Citizens Implements $1.8M Estimate Review Program for Florida Water Loss Claims

Florida’s insurer of last resort, Citizens, has expanded its efforts to curb increasing water loss claims with a new Water Mitigation Estimate Review Program. Citizens Chief Claims Officer Jay Adams said the new program will provide Citizens with “certified and …

Regulators Say Kentucky Mine Operator Negligence Caused Fatal Accident

Federal regulators have concluded that a Harlan County coal mine operator’s negligence resulted in a miner’s death earlier this year. A report issued by the Mine Safety and Health Administration found that Lone Mountain Processing’s Huff Creek No. 1 failed …

Miami Attorney Charged with Insurance Fraud in $1.5M PIP Scheme

An attorney in Miami has been arrested for alleged involvement in a personal injury protection (PIP) fraud scheme that accounted for nearly $1.5 million in financial loss, according to Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater and the Department of Financial …

President of Florida Insurance Agency Reviving Pensacola Oyster Farms

Anyone driving on Scenic Highway recently between Scenic Terrace and Park Place Apartments probably spotted rows of dark-colored shapes floating in Escambia Bay and wondered, “What are those?” The dark shapes round into focus July 15 as Donnie McMahon III …

ClearView Risk Expands Into Florida; Taps Driggers, Glennon to Lead

ClearView Risk Holdings, LLC has expanded into Florida and hired Keith Driggers and Barbara Glennon to join its subsidiary Southwest Risk, LP. Both will serve as vice president and broker in the Tallahassee office, which will be branded as ClearView Risk – Florida. Driggers is a 21-year veteran …

48 People Escape Bus Fire in Georgia

Some 48 people were uninjured after a charter bus erupted into flames on an interstate near the Mall of Georgia. Gwinnett Fire spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge says the fire started near the engine compartment toward the back of the bus …

Florida-Based Homeowners Choice Secures Nearly $1B in Reinsurance for 2016-2017

Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Inc., a Florida-based provider of homeowners insurance, has completed its reinsurance program for the 2016-17 reinsurance year, which runs from June 1, 2016 through May 31, 2017, according to recently disclosed reports filed …

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