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Texas Man Who Drove Car into Gulf Sentenced For Insurance Fraud

An exotic car salvage yard owner in Lufkin, Texas has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after pleading guilty to insurance fraud. The Houston Chronicle reported that in November 2009, Andy House drove his sports …

More than $1B in Fed Disaster Funds for Texas Unspent Since Dolly, Ike

More than a third of the $3 billion in federal disaster recovery funds available for Texas after 2008 hurricanes Ike and Dolly remains unspent, as legislators prepare for hearings on how to speed up the process. Several state reports and …

Fatal Auto Pedestrian Accidents on the Rise in Texas

The number of fatal auto pedestrian accidents in Texas has risen 36 percent since the Texas Department of Transportation began keeping the records in 2010, recently released National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show. Overall traffic fatalities in Texas rose …

U.S. Risk Announces Acquisition of Matias Underwriters, LLC.

Names Glenn Matias National Practice Leader and Vice President for the Workers Compensation Divisions of U.S. Risk Underwriters, Inc. Dallas, TX, December 10, 2015- U.S. Risk Insurance Group, Inc., the nations’ sixth largest Property and Casualty wholesaler announced that it …

2015– Modernization in the Non-Admitted Market

Dallas, TX, December 9, 2015- 2015 has been a big year for mergers and acquisitions in our industry. You read consolidation news everyday…Willis to buy Towers Watson…Confie acquires another broker…Gen Star purchases All Web Leads…All Web Leads purchases Bankrate’s Insurancequotes.com…it’s …

Columbia Lloyds Insurance Company Appoints John R. Todd as New President / Chief Executive Officer and Sam Bana as Chief Operating Officer

Houston, TX, November 6, 2015 – Columbia Lloyds Insurance Company, a leading provider of Homeowners and Tenant Dwelling insurance throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, is proud to announce the appointment of John R. Todd as President and Chief Executive Officer …

Rate of Workplace Injury, Illness Dropped in Texas in 2014

The Texas incidence rate of nonfatal injuries and illnesses in private industry decreased to 2.4 cases per 100 equivalent full-time workers in 2014, down from 2.6 in 2013, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced. The …

Texas All Risk General Agency Receives Special Recognition for Advancements in Technology from Nautilus Insurance Group

Dallas, TX, October 14 2015- Nautilus President Tom Kuzma presented the award at the company’s 30th Anniversary celebration in Whistler, British Columbia on September 29th.  The carrier’s top MGA partners were in attendance at the Four Seasons Resort for a magnificent three …

Texas DA Suspends Funding Agreement With Texas Mutual

The Travis County District Attorney’s office in Texas says it is suspending an agreement with a private insurer that had allowed the company to pay prosecutors to pursue its fraud cases. District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg said in a statement this …

Fed Probe Finds Safety Problems at Texas Dupont Plant Where 4 Died

A federal investigation into a poisonous gas leak that killed four workers at a Houston, Texas-area chemical plant in November found weaknesses and failures in the facility’s safety planning and procedures, officials said Wednesday. The findings were announced in an …