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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 …

Alabama Releases Insurance Guide for Coastal Residents

The Alabama Center for Insurance Information & Research (ACIIR) in partnership with Smart Home America and the Coastal Alabama Partnership has released its new Alabama Coastal Insurance Shopper’s Guide to help homeowners on the Gulf Coast prepare for weather-related disasters. …

Parents of Son Killed by Gator at Walt Disney World Won’t Sue

The parents of a toddler killed by an alligator at Walt Disney World said Wednesday that they don’t plan to sue the Florida theme park resort over the death. Matt and Melissa Graves of Omaha, Nebraska, said in a statement …

Hometown Pride: Actress Jennifer Garner Brings in $500K for West Virginia Flood Victims

Jennifer Garner, the Hollywood actress and former Charleston resident, has raised more than $500,000 for flood relief in West Virginia. This does not include the money from her “West Virginia Strong” T-shirt sales, nor the more than $120,000 raised at …

Uber Cleared to Offer Rides in West Virginia

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin introduced Uber to West Virginia by hailing the state’s first ride. After an Uber trip from Capitol Market in Charleston to the state Capitol, Manchin and Tomblin announced Uber’s launch in …

Central Insurance Promotes Lee to Regional Marketing Manager in Southeast

The Central Insurance Companies has promoted David Lee to Regional Marketing manager in the companies’ Southeast Regional Office. A graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in Business Administration, Lee joined Central in 2003 in the Claims department. …

South Carolina Workers’ Comp Loss Costs Going Up, New Filing Requirements Take Effect

New requirements regarding the implementation of changes in workers’ compensation loss costs have been passed by the South Carolina Legislature, and the insurance department is reminding insurers to ensure they follow the new filing rules as loss cost increases will …

North Carolina Restores Workers’ Ability to Sue Over Workplace Discrimination

Minor changes to a North Carolina law limiting protections for LGBT people have been signed by the governor. Legislators left the law mostly intact during their yearly session. They did make a change requested by Republican Gov. Pat McCrory that …

North Carolina Whitewater Center Releases Water Treatment Plan to Kill Amoeba

A whitewater recreation area in the area of Charlotte, N.C., plans to treat water to kill a potentially deadly microorganism and expel it into a neighboring river after an Ohio teen died of a brain-attacking microorganism. The Charlotte Observer reports …

The Hilb Group Acquires Carrier Insurance Agency in Florida

The Hilb Group, LLC (THG) has acquired Florida-based Carrier Insurance Agency, Inc., continuing its nationwide growth through acquisitions and expanding its regional presence in central Florida. The transaction became effective July 1, 2016. Carrier Insurance has been serving central Florida …

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