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National

Hospitals Improvise on Safety to Treat Ebola Patients

What does it take to Ebola-proof a hospital? Over the past few months, U.S. medical centers have spent millions of dollars putting together ...

When P/C Insurance Carriers Can Cancel: The 'Underwriting Period' by State

Every state extends insurance carriers the right to cancel a newly-written policy during the first days of the policy period. This is ...

Honda: Require Car Owners to Comply with Recalls

Honda Motor Co. wants regulators to make U.S. motorists comply with carmakers' recall notices. Amid reports of people killed because they ...

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 ...

XL Group Adds Fleet Safety Service to Construction Insurance

As nearly half of all construction fatalities involve a vehicle, XL Group North America Construction has added fleet safety training ...

Montana's Lindeen Elected NAIC President

Members of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) have elected 2015 officers who  will assume their duties on Jan. 1, ...

From MyNewMarkets.com 10 Challenges for Workers' Compensation

Today's challenges are also tomorrow's opportunities depending on the viewpoint. Those same opportunities could also remain tomorrow's...
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Hold On. My Phone Says I'm Having a Heart Attack; Top Tech Trends Revealed

"We're going to see more changes in the next 25 years than we've seen in the last 100," a futurist told a group of...
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East

Safety Urged During Holiday Season in Virginia

Several groups, businesses and state leaders in Virginia are kicking off efforts to prevent drunken driving this holiday season. Mothers ...

Connecticut Approves NCCI's Workers' Comp Loss Cost Decrease Filing

The Connecticut Insurance Department recently approved the National Council on Compensation Insurance's (NCCI) workers' compensation filing ...

D.C. Approves Fines for People Who Don't Shovel Snow

District of Columbia residents who don't shovel their sidewalks after a snowstorm would face fines under a bill approved by the D.C. ...

New York Insurance Association Elects 2015 Officers and Board Directors

The New York Insurance Association (NYIA) elected its 2015 officers and board of directors at the association's annual meeting on Nov. 13. ...
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Midwest

Democratic Lawmaker in Illinois Planning New Ridesharing Bill

A Democratic state lawmaker says he wants to pursue new legislation calling for regulations of the emerging ridesharing industry. Rep. Mike ...

Insurer Seeks Pass on Liability in Missing Nebraska Student Lawsuit

Nebraska's insurance company is asking a judge to declare that it has no duty to pay any award made against the Nebraska State Colleges ...

Minnesota's North Risk Partners Merges with Thune Insurance Network

St. Paul, Minn.-based independent insurance brokerage, North Risk Partners, announced it has merged with Thune Insurance Network, ...

Missouri Insurance Director Huff Honored for Distinguished Service

Missouri Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff has received the Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of ...
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Southeast

Blankenship Pleads Not Guilty to Charges Linked to Massey Mine Explosion

Former Massey Energy chief Donald Blankenship pleaded not guilty to charges linked to the West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 ...

Old Republic National Title Moving Domicile to Florida from Minnesota

One of the largest title insurance underwriters in America has decided to make Florida its new company home. Old Republic National Title ...

North Carolina Approves Workers' Compensation Rates for 2015

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin said new workers' compensation rates have been approved as filed and will go into ...
South Central

Thibodeaux Joins Texas-Based Southwest Risk

ClearView Risk Holdings LLC, the holding company of Texas-based Southwest Risk LP, announced that Chad Thibodeaux has joined Southwest Risk ...

Texas Man Claims Medical Errors Led to Leg Amputations

A Texas man intending to undergo a weight-loss operation is seeking $10 million in damages for what he says were a series of medical ...

Tulsa Courthouse Reopens after Bedbugs Exterminated

Potential jurors at the Tulsa County Courthouse in Oklahoma recently got an extra-long lunch break after one of them brought  into the ...
West

Oregon City fines Uber company For Failure to Get License

The city of Eugene, Ore. has fined the ridesharing company Uber $2,000 for failing to get a city license, and a city official says the fine ...

Arizona Joins Wave Suits in $3 Billion GM Ignition-Switch Fraud

Arizona became the first state to join the wave of litigation against General Motors Co. over faulty ignition switches, claiming the ...
International

Successful Brokers Put Clients Front and Center: Aon's Dominic Christian

The brokerage industry has changed "utterly and fundamentally" over the past 30 years from a risk transfer function to much more of an ...

China Re to Underwrite at Lloyds, Syndicate to Be Managed by Catlin

China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation has received approval from Lloyd's to transform its existing special purpose syndicate into a ...

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New Discussions in the Forums

ACA/ObamaCare Open Enrollment 2015
Posted: Thu Nov 20 -- Haha no problem. I'd ask them but as far as I know it should still work. You have to put in your NPN number, FFM user ID and password. So... Smalltownagent
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
Top 10 Insurance Myths - incorrect
Posted: Fri Nov 14 -- My friend's auto is in the shop for repairs. He borrows my auto. He crashes my auto. I do not have collision coverage on my auto. The myth... darnovak
Opposite of - Insured to replacment cost
Posted: Thu Nov 13 -- What I would personally do is use another carrier's estimator (hopefully you have another option that isn't MSB) to do a comparison, and... HarrisburgAgent
What's hot' right now.
Posted: Thu Nov 13 -- My experience has been totally different than your comment. I found their underwriters to be smart and helpful. Yes, they did ask for loss... Producer #1

Reader Comments

More Americans Retiring Later Than They Expected
Posted: Tue Nov 18 -- Who among us think that the Recession was over by 2010? How many recovery summers have we had with no improvement? What policies did Obama... Freedom
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
Florida Jury Awards Smoker $35 Million
Posted: Fri Nov 14 -- I think the tobacco companies should be punished (and put out of business) but I don't think the the smokers should get any reward for their... bob
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
Family of Ebola Victim, Dallas Hospital Reach Settlement
Posted: Fri Nov 14 -- How is his lie to the hospital a case for hospital malpractice? He received the same care that anyone with his reported condition would have... GoldC

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