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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 …

Arizona Joins Fray Over Ridesharing Services

Arizona has joined a number of states debating how to regulate so-called ridesharing programs that have popped up around the country and riled traditional taxi and limousine establishments. An amendment to an unrelated bill being debated in a Senate committee …

Louisiana Town May Lose Police Protection Over Insurance Coverage

With just five days remaining until liability insurance coverage for the Sorrento Police Department ends, officials in the Louisiana town are quickly running out of options to continue police protection for residents. The Advocate reports options presented to council members …

Ohio Insurance Director: Watch Out For Deer

Ohio’s insurance director says fall is the peak season for deer-related crashes in the state and is urging drivers be on the lookout. Insurance Director and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor says drivers should be extra careful in the morning and …

Iranian Trade with India Hit by Insurance Delay Sources Say

Oil and container trade between India and Iran has been disrupted due to uncertainty over insurance cover, leaving some ships stranded outside ports in both countries, industry sources said. The delays had occurred because New Delhi had not yet extended …

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Mandating Insurance For Athletes

Starting next year, Illinois high schools must offer catastrophic insurance coverage for student athletes, under a bill Gov. Pat Quinn signed into law on Sunday. The law was inspired by the late Rasul ‚ÄúRocky” Clark, who played football for Eisenhower …

CP Rail Subcontracted to MMA in Quebec Train Crash; Coverage an Issue

Canadian Pacific Railway, hired to transport oil from North Dakota to New Brunswick, subcontracted part of the job to the small railroad involved in the deadly crash in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, the company that chose the Canadian railroad said. CP Rail, …

Groups Warn N.Y. Assembly’s Insurance Reform Bills Have Potential to Backfire

Industry groups are warning that the New York State Assembly’s recent approval of the post-Sandy insurance reform package has the potential to backfire and are urging the state Senate not to take up this legislation. The reform package includes a …

N.Y. Assembly Approves a Flurry of Post-Sandy Insurance Reform Bills

The New York State Assembly approved on Tuesday a comprehensive post-Sandy insurance reform package comprised of 14 pieces of legislation. All approved measures now move to the state Senate for further consideration. The approved bills range from establishing a “homeowner’s …