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Don’t Let Sinkhole Coverage Fall through the Cracks

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic. Owning a home is one of the largest investments most Americans will ever make and yet few homeowners understand that comprehensive sinkhole coverage is not part of a standard homeowner’s …

Progressive Announces New Boat Coverages in Florida

The Progressive Group of Insurance Cos., which insures more than one million watercrafts nationwide, has launched a line of new boating coverage options targeting Florida’s large population of boating enthusiasts. The Mayfield Village, Ohio-based company noted data from the National …

Maximum Adds E&S Sales Teams in Chicago, Florida

Maximum, an independent, Chicago, Ill.-based excess and surplus lines wholesale distributor, announced further expansion to its sales team. Chicago additions include Patrick O’Donoghue to the professional practice and Chrissy Fisher to the casualty practice. Heather Hudson, in the Daytona Beach, …

Thousands to Get Damages in Chinese Drywall Suit, Louisiana Judge Says

A federal judge in Louisiana has ruled that nearly 4,000 homeowners who say Chinese drywall ruined their homes are eligible to share any further damages he may award in lawsuits against Taishan Gypsum Co. Ltd., a government-owned manufacturer that failed …

EMPLOYERS Launches Work-Related Injury Hotline for Florida Small Business Clients

Small business insurer EMPLOYERS has launched Coventry/NT24, a 24-hour hotline staffed by registered nurses who provide medical guidance over the phone for work-related injuries or illnesses. The service is available to EMPLOYERS workers’ compensation policyholders in Florida. Coventry/NT24 is staffed …

All Risks Taps Julien as California Workers’ Comp Underwriter

Danielle Julien has been hired by wholesaler All Risks Ltd. as a workers’ compensation brokerage underwriter located in San Diego, Calif. Julien will write workers’ compensation business with retail agents in California, Arizona and Nevada. Julien has eight years of …

Purchase Brings Ratings Review of Louisiana’s Imperial Fire and Casualty

A.M. Best has placed under review with positive implications the financial strength rating (FSR) of B+ (Good) and the issuer credit rating (ICR) of “bbb-” of Imperial Fire and Casualty Insurance Company (Imperial) of Opelousas, La. The under review with positive implications …

Heritage Insurance Launches Commercial Residential Program

Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. has launched a new insurance program for commercial residential properties in Florida. The new line will be written by Heritage’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Co. Randy Jones, commercial president, says the commercial residential …

American Integrity Insurance Launches High Value Home Insurance

American Integrity Insurance Group, a Florida residential, new business property insurance company, will now offer a policy designed for Floridians with owner occupied, primary residences valued from $750,000 to $1.5 million. In addition to the coverage provided for the dwelling …

Federal Appeals Court: U.S. Has Jurisdiction in Chinese Drywall Suits

U.S. courts have jurisdiction over claims that a Chinese drywall company’s defective product wrecked homes, and a company that failed to show up in court must pay $2.7 million for damage to seven Virginia couples, a federal appeals court in …