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November 26, 2014
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National

Risk and Insurance Experts Predict Thanksgiving NFL Winners, Losers

Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for family, good meals and joy - unless your team epically fails on national television, stirring your gut into an ...

Vaccine Claims System Slow to Compensate Injured

All but broken by her son's violent and unexplained seizures, by so many panicked trips from the crib to the emergency room, Jeffrey ...

Prescription Benefit Managers Excluding More High-Priced Drugs

Steve Miller is waging war on high- priced medicine, guiding decisions to ban drugs from the health plans of millions of Americans and ...

Insurers' Winter Storm Losses to Climb Due to Polar Vortex: I.I.I.

Insured losses from winter storms in the U.S. will climb well above $2.5 billion in 2014, double the annual average over the previous two ...

Should Schools Monitor Students' Social Media Use?

The electronic devices that give students instant access to the world for educational purposes are also their conduit to social media, and ...

More Than 65,000 Firefighters Injured on Job in 2013

In 2013, 65,880 firefighter injuries occurred in the line of duty, a decrease of 5.1 percent from the previous year. Of those injuries, ...

Turkey, Chicken Farms Recognized with Safety Awards

Ninety-six chicken and turkey facilities across the country have been recognized for achieving outstanding safety performance through the ...

From MyNewMarkets.com How Carriers Are Handling Property Cat Renewals, Terrorism, Ebola: NAPCO

Property/catastrophe insurers have been focused on winning new business, which means new customers are seeing bigger price cuts, according...
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Want to Improve Your Golf Putt? Try Listening to Jazz

Listening to jazz music while putting can boost your performance on the putting green, according to new university...
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East

UVA May Extend Ban on Fraternity Activities as Board Pledges Improved Safety

University of Virginia leaders said Tuesday that a ban on fraternity activities may be extended and pledged to increase campus safety and ...

Massachusetts Officials: Revamped Healthcare Website Working as Hoped

Nearly 52,000 individuals in Massachusetts have been found eligible for insurance plans that comply with the federal Affordable Care Act ...

New York Firefighters' Group Urge Kitchen Caution on Thanksgiving

Firefighters are urging people to be careful in the kitchen this Thanksgiving. The Firemen's Association of the State of New York has ...

2 Baltimore Women Awarded $3.8M in Lead Paint Case

A jury has awarded more than $3.8 million to two Baltimore, Maryland, women who suffered permanent brain damage after being exposed to lead ...

Snowstorm Recovery Efforts Continue in Buffalo, N.Y.

The Buffalo, New York, region is continuing to recover and assess damages from last week's record-breaking lake-effect snowstorm that ...

Red-Light Camera Debate Heats Up in New Jersey

Ground zero in the debate over New Jersey's red light camera program shifted to a crowded, sweaty city hall office in Linden, New Jersey, ...
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Midwest

Missouri Regulators Urge Ferguson Business Owners to Check Insurance Policies

The Missouri Department of Insurance is urging business owners in Ferguson, Mo., to check for coverage under their commercial insurance ...

Minnesota Archdiocese Sues Insurance Companies for Coverage

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in Minnesota is suing 20 insurance companies to try to force them to cover its liabilities for ...

North Dakota Man Charged with Crop Insurance Scam Wants Conviction Excluded

One of two brothers accused of scamming the government out of $2 million in crop insurance payments says a previous conviction should not ...
Southeast

South Carolina School's Post-Game Ritual Prompts Reputational Damage Claim

The parents of three Charleston, S.C. football players have filed a lawsuit claiming characterizations of the team's controversial ...

University of Memphis Earthquake Center Receives $2M Grant

The U.S. Geological Survey is awarding a $2 million grant to the Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of ...

Florida CFO Arrests 5 in Alleged Staged Accident Insurance Fraud

Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced the arrest of five individuals on grand theft and insurance fraud charges for their ...

Tennessee's Brentwood Services Promotes Perkins

Cindy Perkins has been promoted to the position of support team supervisor for Brentwood Services Administrators Inc. (BSA)., headquartered ...

North Carolina Insurance Agent Accused of Embezzlement

North Carolina insurance officials announced the arrest of Harry Bernard Laughlin of Charlotte on 28 felony counts of embezzlement by an ...
South Central

Little Rock Police: Cars Stolen While Warming Up

Little Rock, Ark. police say a number of people have reported cars being stolen after they were started and left to warm up in cold ...

4.0 Magnitude Earthquake Included in Swarm Near Medford, Oklahoma

A swarm of earthquakes has rattled the Medford area in northern Oklahoma, including a magnitude 4.0 quake. The U.S. Geological Survey says ...

Overdue Work Comp Premiums Add to Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame Woes

The lawyer for an insurance company says the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is behind on its premiums and that his client has the right to ...
West

Uber Cannot Operate in Nevada Pending Regulator Case

Uber Technologies Inc. was blocked from operating in Nevada by a judge in Reno after regulators succeeded in getting the case taken from a ...

Wyoming Up Nearly Double So Far From Last Year

Nearly twice as many people have died on Wyoming highways so far this year compared with 2013. Wyoming Highway Patrol figures show that 135 ...

'Silver Tsunami' Predicted by Oregon Economist

A prominent Oregon economist says one of the counties hardest hit by the decline of the state's forest industries should expect a "silver ...
International

New London Reinsurer Sets Sights on Africa

One Re Ltd., the first reinsurer approved under Britain's "twin peaks" system of financial regulation, said it's seeking clients across 38 ...

Japan Assesses Damage from Earthquake in Olympics Site Region

The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive ...

Swiss Re Economists Forecast 'Modest' Global Growth

Swiss Re's Chief economist, Kurt Karl and his colleague, Senior Economist Roman Lechner, presented a somewhat cautious scenario for the ...
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Aspen CEO Vitale on the Cyber Liability Challenge

Aspen Insurance Co. is not new to insuring cyber liability but cyber is entering a new and...
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Swett & Crawford's New CEO: Thomas Ruggieri

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New Discussions in the Forums

HO-15 vs HO-5
Posted: Tue Nov 25 -- You will need to read the HO 5 policy and compare it to the HO-3 policy with the HO-15 Endorsement, then you... gforaker
Ringless Voicemail Leads
Posted: Mon Nov 24 -- Has anyone here tried either ringless voicemail drops or voicebroadcasting as a method for generating live transfer leads? I was taking a... jdalman2012
Aged internet leads
Posted: Mon Nov 24 -- I'm looking for aged commercial leads, can anyone provide a lead source. My website generates good personal lines traffic but we need to... IBG
ACA/ObamaCare Open Enrollment 2015
Posted: Sat Nov 22 -- Thank you guys. I now have a life and health license. I will start calling potential customers next week and I will post how it's going... detroitgirl2
GL forCA: Handmade Puppets and Theatrical Performances
Posted: Thu Nov 20 -- So...I have an existing client who makes puppets by hand, sells them at farmers markets and online. And she is also doing theatrical plays... InsureTime
Big Independent Group
Posted: Thu Nov 20 -- Not likely the same person. Just multiple people who have the same positive opinion of The BIG. Regarding The BIG... To be clear, I'm not a... sgoebel
Workers Comp for Vape Shops/Ecig Industry 8017 and 6504 code
Posted: Tue Nov 18 -- I am looking for a WC market for Vape Shops and Eliquid Manufacturers. We are licensed in all 50 states and have business in all 50 states.... InsureTime
Insured to replacment cost or use extended endorsment
Posted: Fri Nov 14 -- Thanks guys. This is truly a teaching forum. I've decided to add a P&C license after tax season, but I'm going to try to partner with an... detroitgirl2

Reader Comments

Utah Woman Wears Colander For Driver's License Photo
Posted: Wed Nov 19 -- Asia Lemmon? Why choose that? Was Luna Tick already taken? And from prelim websearch, her 'acting' days were a LONG time ago. reality bites
More Americans Retiring Later Than They Expected
Posted: Wed Nov 19 -- the middle class is squeezed knowall
Detroit Mulling City-Sponsored Auto Insurance
Posted: Thu Nov 20 -- I want cheap insurance rates so let's start our own insurance company....... OMG -- eight city counsel members voted and not one voice of... Hmmmm
Florida Gov. Scott Facing Rising Seas, Climate Change Politics
Posted: Wed Nov 19 -- Libby, I think there are about 300 million Americans who would disagree with you that China is not a superpower. Freedom
Farm Bill Costs Soar Despite Great Harvest
Posted: Thu Nov 20 -- "blowing a hole in the government’s promise " Just biz as usual. Breaking promises... FFA

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