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Texas ‘Industrial Insureds’ Surplus Lines Bill Signed into Law

On May 11, the Texas Senate passed a bill exempting certain policyholders from the requirement that agents to make a “diligent effort” to find insurance in the admitted commercial insurance market. Gov. Greg Abbott has signed the measure, which becomes …

Zurich Insurance in APAC Creates New Commercial Insurance Structure

Zurich Insurance has created a new structure for its Commercial Insurance business in Asia Pacific (APAC), following the combination of its Global Corporate and Commercial units into a single division. “This simplified structure provides a single point of entry for …

Trade Group: Workers’ Comp Reform Among Key Issues for Illinois Insurers

Workers’ compensation, commercial insurance purchasing rules and auto insurance verification are among key challenges for insurers in Illinois legislative session, a national insurance trade organization says. American Insurance Association (AIA), which identified legislative and regulatory issues for property/casualty insurers in …

Insureon CEO on Growth, Hockey Pucks and the Perils of Complacency

A major online provider of commercial insurance for small businesses in the United States keeps track of its growth milestones with hockey pucks. OK, that might be a bit of a stretch but Chicago-based Insureon definitely has found hockey pucks …

Liberty Mutual Adds 2 Excess Casualty Products for Large Companies

Liberty Mutual Insurance has launched two new excess casualty products for large companies: the Utility Follow Form Excess for the power and utility sectors, and the Integrated Occurrence Form for the large corporate sector. Both are available from Liberty Surplus …

Zurich Launches Commercial Insurance Unit; Shea Named as Head

Zurich Insurance Group AG named James Shea to head a new unit that will combine its global corporate and commercial businesses as part of a company-wide restructuring. Shea, 50, joins from American International Group Inc. where he headed global financial …

Internet Insurance Group Launches Online Insurance Platform for Small Businesses

Internet Insurance Group (IIG), a Waltham, Mass., based insurance agency that sells commercial insurance to small businesses, has launched its flagship website, SmallBusinessQuote.com. The firm has been working to build out its product offerings over the past year by building …

Goodwin Joins MJ Insurance in Indiana

MJ Insurance has added Ryan Goodwin to its risk management and commercial insurance team in Indiana. Goodwin joins MJ from Morgan Insurance Group in Martinsville where he worked for the past five years. Previously, Goodwin served as a police officer …

Southland Man Sentenced for Grand Theft After Posing as Insurance Agent

A Southern California man has been sentenced for grand theft for posing as a licensed insurance broker, selling insurance to commercial truckers and then pocketing premiums. Cristian Raul Videla, 34, of Van Nuys, Calif., pleaded no contest this week to …

UK’s Insurance Act May Lead to More Intense Rate Competition: Fitch Wire

A new U.K. law, designed to make it harder for insurers to dispute commercial insurance claims, could lead to more intense price competition and slimmer margins for the sector, according to Fitch Ratings. The Insurance Act, due to take effect …