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County in Nebraska Seeks Insurance Coverage in Wrong Conviction Case

Nebraska’s Gage County has hired a legal firm to examine insurance coverage in a recent ruling involving six people who were wrongly convicted of the 1985 rape and homicide of a Beatrice woman. Gage County Board of Supervisors Chairman Myron …

Identifying True Insurance Needs Based on Realistic Rebuilding Costs

This post is part of a series sponsored by CoreLogic.  Because the reconstruction cost to rebuild a home is generally higher than the original cost to build that same home, the topic often leads to difficult conversations between the insurance …

Brain Damaged Motorcyclist in Hawaii Gets $1.3M Settlement

A federal judge has approved a $1.3 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by a Hawaii motorcyclist who suffered permanent brain injury in a 2012 collision in Honolulu. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that Aaron Aloya filed the suit against the …

Ironshore Named Oracle Team USA’s Insurer for 2017 America’s Cup

Bermuda-based Ironshore Inc. has been named Official Insurer for Oracle Team USA for the 35th America’s Cup. The announcement said the company will “provide comprehensive insurance coverage for the team, from the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Bermuda regatta, …

Agents in Indiana Say Insurance Increased Prior to Home Explosion

The girlfriend of a man accused of blowing up an Indianapolis, Ind. house, devastating a subdivision and killing two neighbors, nearly doubled the insurance coverage for the contents of her home 11 months before the explosion, two insurance agents testified …

USAA to Offer Pilot Ridesharing Coverage in Colorado

USAA announced it will offer auto insurance coverage in Colorado that will protect ridesharing drivers from the moment their ridesharing mobile apps are turned on until they are matched with a passenger. The pilot program, which will begin in February, …

Oregon Business Paying For Lack of Insurance

A garbage collection business that serves the Eastern Oregon community of Pilot Rock has been ordered to pay the state more than $75,000 for not providing workers’ compensation insurance. Owner and operator Randee McKague told the East Oregonian newspaper her …

LSU Flagship Campus Authorized to Buy Its Own Insurance

Lawmakers have given Louisiana State University (LSU) the authority to leave the state-run insurance program and buy its own coverage in a first-of-its-kind arrangement for a Louisiana public college. University System President F. King Alexander said the move could save …

Louisiana Commissioner to Ridesharing Drivers: Check Insurance Coverage

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon is urging potential drivers for ridesharing services like Uber to make sure they closely check their insurance policies before signing up with one of the companies. The companies use mobile application software to link people …

NRA Insurance Enables Oregon Shooting Ranges to Reopen

Shooting ranges in White City, Ore. are reopening after the National Rifle Association agreed to provide insurance coverage. The 18 ranges were forced to close July 1 because their insurance carrier dropped coverage after a man filed a claim after …