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NCDOI Reports 2016 a Strong Year for North Carolina’s Captive Industry

Growth of North Carolina’s captive insurance company program once again exceeded expectations during the program’s third full year of operation, according to Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey. During 2016, the number of North Carolina licensed captive insurers more than doubled and …

Florida Hospital Company Reaches $5.5M Settlement Over Stolen Patient Info

A company that operates six South Florida hospitals has agreed to a $5.5 million settlement with the federal government over patient information that was stolen by two employees. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday that Memorial Health Care Systems …

Homeowners in South Carolina County Seek Buyout of Flooded Property

More than two dozen Lexington County, S.C., residents are ready to sell their homes rather than repair the flood damage. The State newspaper reported that 28 homeowners are asking county officials to buy and demolish the homes as part of …

CNA Taps Haas to Lead Florida Branch

CNA has appointed David Haas as vice president of the company’s Florida branch, effective Feb. 23, 2017. In this role, Haas will lead the Florida branch and grow its relationships with producers, accelerate CNA’s market presence and continue to shape …

Overdose Calls Rise in Louisville, Kentucky, 151 Received in 4-Day Span

Emergency crews in Louisville, Ky., have seen a rise in the number of calls related to drug overdoses. The Courier-Journal reports Metro EMS says it fielded 151 overdose calls in four days, starting at midnight on Feb. 9. Metro EMS …

Georgia House Reps Advance Bill Allowing Guns on Campus

Licensed gun owners could carry concealed handguns on public college campuses under legislation advancing in the Georgia House. A panel approved the bill on Thursday after about an hour of testimony, sending it to the House’s full Public Safety Committee. …

Florida Launches Online Workers’ Comp Insurer Database for Employers

The Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation has formed an online insurance company database to assist Florida business owners with obtaining workers’ compensation coverage that protects employees from the impacts of on-the-job injuries. According to a statement from the Florida Department …

Florida’s American Integrity Insurance Promotes Waters to VP of Sales

American Integrity Insurance of Florida has promoted Justin Waters to vice president of Sales. Waters has assumed responsibility for the company’s field sales, internal sales and agency management teams. He will work with employees to further American Integrity’s relationship with …

New West Virginia Town Files Suit Against Drug Wholesalers Over Opioid Abuse

A southern West Virginia town has joined other communities in seeking to recoup the costs of dealing with opioid abuse. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the McDowell County town of Welch filed a lawsuit Monday against several out-of-state drug distributors. The …

NEBCO Insurance Services Expands into Florida, Opens First Office in Naples

NEBCO Insurance Services has opened an office in Naples, Fla. The Greenwich, Conn.-based independent insurance agency provides asset and lifestyle protection for high-net-worth individuals nationwide. The recently opened office in Naples is the firm’s first expansion outside the Greenwich area. …

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