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Felton Named Asst. VP – Marketing and Development at U.S. Risk Solutions

Dallas-based managing general agency and surplus lines wholesaler, U.S. Risk Insurance Group Inc., announced it has named Adam Felton as assistant vice president of marketing and development for U.S. Risk Solutions, its affinity group sales and servicing division. Felton will …

Taylor, Wrobel Join Southwest Risk in Dallas

Insurance broker Southwest Risk LP has added Ryan Taylor and Wade Wrobel in Dallas as brokers with a focus on transportation, energy and hospitality. Taylor is a native of the DFW Metroplex. Most recently, he served as senior underwriter/broker for LevelFirst LLC, managing the …

Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC, Announces Expansion of its Republic Group Program to Texas

San Diego, CA, January 14, 2015: Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC (Atlas General), a national multi-line program manager, is pleased to announce the opening of its workers’ compensation office in Texas to facilitate its expansion into the Lone Star State. …

J. Mace Meeks Insurance Team Joins Insgroup in Houston

J. Mace Meeks has moved his insurance practice to Houston-based privately held insurance agency, Insgroup Inc., effective Jan.1, 2015. With 25 years of experience, Meeks and his team of nine professional associates bring to Insgroup their commitment to the highest …

Higginbotham Adds Stick in Dallas as Sr. Loss Control Consultant

Higginbotham has hired Steven Stick as senior loss control consultant in the independent insurance, risk management and financial services firm’s Dallas office. Higginbotham’s control department serves customers throughout the state. The department helps businesses identify their property and liability exposures …

Texas Officials Want Drug Database Moved from DPS

Some Texas lawmakers say prescription drugs can be bettered monitored by moving the state’s database out of the Department of Public Safety. House and Senate committees that studied the issue recommend that the State Board of Pharmacy take over the …

Texas Lowers Workers’ Comp Maintenance Tax Rate

The maintenance tax rate is being reduced to 1.533 percent of gross premiums collected by Texas workers’ compensation insurance carriers from Jan. 1, 2014, through Dec. 31, 2014, Texas Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Ryan Brannan has determined. The tax rate has been lowered …

Lawsuit Filed Against Texas Senior-Living Complex After Deadly Fire

More than 20 residents at a senior-living complex where a deadly fire occurred have jointly filed a negligence lawsuit in Bexar County against the management company and its owners. The plaintiffs are seeking at least $1 million in damages for …

10 Quakes Recorded in North Texas over 2-Day Period

A cluster of small earthquakes has rattled a Dallas-area city over a two-day period. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the temblors in the Irving area, including two in the morning on Jan. 7. No major damage or injuries have been …

Texas Staged Accident Scam Leads to 9 Years in Prison

A Dallas-area man has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison for running a staged traffic accident insurance scam since 2005. Leroy Nelson of DeSoto must also repay nearly $5 million as part of sentencing announced Tuesday. The 61-year-old …