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National

Insurance Institute's Top Safety Pick List Shrinks Under New Headlight Standards

To help avoid deadly accidents, an insurance industry group raised standards for headlight performance, reducing the number of vehicles ...

A Conciliatory Airbnb Offers Guidelines for Cities' Homesharing Regulation

In a moment of peace-making with regulators, Airbnb on Wednesday released a set of policy suggestions for governments that are considering ...
 
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Judge Sides with Insurer in Greg Allman Movie Producer Coverage Dispute

A California federal judge has rendered a ruling on the insurance dispute that emanated from the fatal train accident during the 2014 ...

Do's and Don'ts for Making the Company Holiday Party Work for You

It's been a long year. You've worked hard, racked up a lot of hours on the job, sweat the details. Did anyone notice? Maybe there's still ...

Kallo to Succeed McAuliffe as President of Berkley Regional Specialty

W.R. Berkley Corp. has named Miklos F. Kallo as president of Berkley Regional Specialty. He succeeds Paul S. McAuliffe, who will retire at ...

From MyNewMarkets.com Report: Cyber Insurance Sales Only Moderately Increase in 2016

For many years, cyber liability has been the hot opportunity for new sales. But that may be over, or at least the pace of sales seem to be...
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S&P Prediction: InsurTech Will Work in Tandem With Traditional Insurers

InsurTech has a complementary place in the traditional insurance world, despite remaining uncertainty in the industry...
East

Auto-Owners Insurance Proposes Affiliation with New Hampshire-Based Concord

Auto-Owners Insurance, a Lansing, Michigan, based insurance provider, has announced its proposed affiliation with the Concord, N.H., based ...

Uber Wants Pennsylvania to Delay Rules for Driverless Cars

Ride-sharing company Uber wants the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to delay policy recommendations that govern the testing of ...

School Bus Driver in Fatal Maryland Crash was Speeding, Had Prior Wrecks

The driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing him and five others, was speeding, had a history of previous ...

New Safety Rules Approved After Fatal Massachusetts Duck Boat Accident

Massachusetts lawmakers have given final approval to new safety rules for amphibious sightseeing vehicles, more commonly known as duck ...
Midwest

Keystone Insurers Group Adds More Michigan Agencies

Keystone Insurers Group announced the addition of three more agency partners in Michigan: Nulty Insurance Agency, Ottawa Kent Insurance ...

American Family's Conversion Plan OK'd by Policyholders

Policyholders of American Family Mutual Insurance Co. (AFMIC) have voted to approve the company's plan to convert its corporate structure ...

Michigan's Global Marine Acquired by Specialty Program Group

Specialty Program Group, a holding company for specialty insurance brokers and underwriting facilities, has acquired the assets of Global ...
Southeast

Tennessee Wildfires That Killed 14 Allegedly Started by 2 Juveniles

Authorities on Wednesday charged two juveniles in an East Tennessee wildfire that killed 14 people and destroyed or damaged more than 1,700 ...

New Army Cyber Command Headquarters to Open in Georgia

Military officials at Fort Gordon in east Georgia have broken ground for the future headquarters of the U.S. Army's cyber operations. Lt. ...

$29.5M to be Paid Out From Florida's Pulse Nightclub Victims' Fund

Officials with a fund created from donations for victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting say they will distribute $29.5 million on 305 ...

Reliance Partners Taps Claridy to Lead New Alabama Office

Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Reliance Partners, a provider of commercial insurance focused on the transportation and logistics space, has ...
South Central

U.S. Approves Modified Arkansas' 'Private Option' Medicaid Expansion

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says federal officials have approved a number of changes the state wants to make in a Medicaid expansion ...

3 Texas Companies Rack Up $277K in Penalties for Safety Violations

Together, three Texas companies are facing federal penalties totaling more than $277,000 for failing to provide safe environments for their ...

State Police: Man Arrested in Louisiana Had $393K Worth of Stolen Vehicles

The Louisiana State Police announced the arrest of a 38-year-old St. Bernard man who is accused of possessing approximately $393,000 worth ...
West

Study: California Medical Payments Per Comp Claim Decreased After SB 863

California Senate Bill 863 may have contributed to decreases in medical payments per workers' compensation claim in 2013 and 2014, ...

Los Angeles Suing 4 Major Retailers Alleging Deceptive Ads

The Los Angeles city attorney's office is suing four retailers for allegedly duping shoppers into believing they got bigger discounts than ...

LP Insurance in Nevada Names Banes Shareholder, Director of Risk Management

Reno, Nev.-based LP Insurance Services Inc. has named Jared Banes a shareholder and director of risk management. Banes will also continue ...

Judge Denies State Farm's Bid to Stop California Rate Reduction Order

California Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal has denied State Farm's emergency request to stay Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones's order ...

CEA Using California Quakes as Opportunity to Spread the Word

In the way of a magnitude 6.5 earthquake off the Northern California coast at 6:45 a.m., a hundred miles west of Eureka, and then a few ...

Washington Psych Hospital Employee Charged with Molesting Patients

Prosecutors have charged an employee at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital with four counts of molesting four female patients, ...
International

Cyber Market Hampered by Insurability Challenges: Geneva Assoc. Report

While insurance against cyber risk represents a tremendous new business for the insurance industry, numerous problems with the insurability ...

Bangladesh Investigators Blame Negligence of Bank Insiders for $81M Cyber Heist

A Bangladesh government-appointed panel investigating the cyber-heist of $81 million from its central bank in February found five ...

XL Catlin Names Gale & Littlemore to Lead Bermuda, London Reinsurance Units

XL Catlin's reinsurance operations today announced two key leadership appointments, both effective January 2017. Jonathan (Jon) Gale, ...

Marsh Names 25 Apprentices in UK to Promote Youth Opportunities

Marsh announces the appointment of 25 apprentices to its 2016 UK Apprentice Program, which offers young people employment and training ...

ArgoGlobal Taps Endurance's Thompson as Hull Class Underwriter

ArgoGlobal, the Lloyd's insurer and member of Argo Group, has announced the appointment of Michael Thompson as hull class underwriter. He ...

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Posted: Thu Dec 8 -- This client really needs a named non-owner personal auto policy. gforaker
Nationwide sells Non-Std Auto to National General
Posted: Thu Dec 8 -- Nationwide exclusive agents found out today all their Non-Standard auto business (including commercial) will be non-renewed effective July... randrew54
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Posted: Thu Dec 8 -- Seeking wholesalers with 'nice' hard working underwriters with competitive markets for NYC GC's, Project Specific Policies, Owners... Gidget
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Career Advice - COO /Agency Manager of an Ind
Posted: Mon Dec 5 -- There are some independent alliances out there with a lot of different opportunities where you can be the sole producer/agent/work from home... pacificcrest
Comp in Ca
Posted: Fri Dec 2 -- Appalachian UW will write a B Contractor with a lapse of less than 6 months through either National Liability & Fire or Mid-West Employers.... EricCBIAIns
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Posted: Sun Nov 20 -- I am sorry if this is not in the right place, this is the first time I've looked for a forum for insurance... JenniferLAWS

Reader Comments

Insurtech Lemonade Wins $34 Million in New Funding As It Readies for West Coast Expansion
Posted: Tue Dec 6 -- There will always be a huge demand for cheap insurance. Even cheap crummy insurance. Helping the consumer avoid the later is how we... agent2
Supreme Court Upholds Katrina Fraud Verdict Against State Farm
Posted: Wed Dec 7 -- I look at the results here and I am reminded of a lesson from my Grandmother. Her lesson? If you see a cockroach in your home, do not assume... Irregular Guy
Health Insurers Warm to Replacing Individual Mandate with Incentives
Posted: Wed Dec 7 -- It should be obvious, but unless the primary cost drivers aren't addressed, then medical "Insurance Rates" will not be controlled or reduced... Florida Agent
Johnson & Johnson to Challenge $1 Billion Hip Implant Verdict
Posted: Thu Dec 8 -- Refusal to settle initially. Refusal to view their victims as human beings Refusal to acknowledge the ruined lives from injuries caused by... CTE
Rep. Price, Obamacare Critic, Is Trump's Choice to Lead Health Agency
Posted: Sat Dec 3 -- FAKE NEWS! NewMaxCrap reports on a FULL REPEAL of ACA, not on REPEAL of ACA. The provisions that people do NOT want repealed are NOT unique... DePolarBearables

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