Delaware News

Home Insurer Universal P&C to Enter Indiana, Minnesota, Delaware

Universal Property & Casualty Insurance Co. (UPCIC), headquartered in Florida, has applied to expand into Indiana, Minnesota and Delaware. UPCIC is one of the leading writers of homeowners insurance in Florida and a fully licensed operator in North Carolina, South …

Obama OKs Disaster Declaration for 10 Iowa Counties

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster exists in 10 eastern Iowa counties hit by storms and flooding in June. The White House says in a news release that Obama signed the declaration Wednesday evening for Allamakee, Benton, Buchanan, …

Stewart Re-Elected as Delaware Insurance Commissioner

Democrat Karen Weldin Stewart was re-elected to a second term as Delaware’s insurance commissioner on Tuesday, defeating Republican challenger Benjamin Mobley.In the end, incumbent Stewart easily won the race. With votes counted from all 431 districts Tuesday night, Stewart won …

Hurricane Deductibles Won’t Apply for Sandy in Del. Penn., R.I., D.C.

[Update: Maine also announced this week that hurricane deductibles would not apply for Sandy-related claims in the state. The Maine Bureau of Insurance told Insurance Journal Monday, Nov. 5, that hurricane deductibles will not apply since no hurricane warnings were …

Plot Thickens for Del. Commissioner Race; Libertarian Halts Campaign

The Libertarian Party candidate for Delaware insurance commissioner is suspending his campaign and endorsing the Republican challenger seeking to unseat a Democratic incumbent. David Eisenhour said Wednesday that while suspending his campaign for insurance commissioner, he is still running for …

Delaware Authorities Looking for Aggressive Drivers

Delaware’s Office of Highway Safety is making a coordinated effort to combat aggressive driving. Beginning this week and continuing through Nov. 3, law enforcement agencies will be specifically looking for aggressive drivers. Authorities say that almost 40 percent of the …

Delaware Eyes Comprehensive School Safety Plans

Gov. Jack Markell is signing legislation aimed at making Delaware’s schools safer. A bill to be signed into law on Monday creates a statewide framework for comprehensive school safety plans known as the Omnibus School Safety Act. The act requires …

Delaware Commissioner Beats Out 3 Challengers in Democratic Primary

Delaware Insurance Commissioner Karen Weldin Stewart beat out three challengers in yesterday’s Democratic primary. Of some 47,602 votes cast statewide, Commissioner Stewart won 15,590 votes — representing 32.7 percent of the total votes cast, according to results posted last night …

Del. Court Orders WC Claimant to Use Employer’s Medication Vendor

A Delaware court recently ruled that an employer can compel a workers’ comp claimant to use the company’s preferred prescription medication vendor.The ruling from the Superior Court of the State of Delaware was issued on August 23, affirming an early …

Federal Judge: Delaware’s Secret Court Arbitration Is Unconstitutional

A Delaware law allowing Court of Chancery judges to preside over secret arbitration in business disputes is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled last Thursday. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the Delaware Coalition for Open Government, which argued …